Monday, September 24, 2007
CBS: You Should Be Ashamed
If you use the CBS Jericho board then you may be aware of what has happened today. If not, please let me explain.
Schumi posted the following which was promptly deleted by a person(s) unknown.
Here is Schumi's post which was deleted today. Actually, Xwarp's was also deleted. Here's Schumi's:
"It is with deep sadness and regret that I have decided to very publicly withdraw all my support for the CBS chat room here on the Jericho site. If CBS would like to address the issues and change the software they are using and have proper and qualified moderation of that room, then I may consider returning. But not before that. So if you see the user id SCHUMI07 there – its not me (and that is the ONLY id I use in that chat room – any allegations otherwise are just blatant lies). If I decide to participate there again, I will post to the CBS board that I am doing so. A post under my authenticated id here – nothing else.I am tired of the general harassment of users in that room. And I am even more tired of the VERY specific harassment of me in that room. This is unacceptable behavior and it is not just being imparted by “children” with nothing better to do in my opinion. Very late last night (long after the waves of mass warnings had stopped), I was the only user being warned – and the only one to which s*xually explicit comments were being made in the open chat. That is absolutely uncalled for and I’m not going to stand for it any more.I have chosen to withdraw my support for that chat room for another reason. It is now being fairly wide spread through IM and in the open chat that xwarp, I and probably a few others are logging in there as guest and causing the problems. I AM ABSOLUTELY LIVID AT THIS ACCUSATION. I have never done anything of the sort. I’ve actually never even warned someone in that chat – not even the porn spammers that pop up in there.Tonight I got tired of all the warnings and really didn’t want to be muted again (I was muted 3 times last night) so I decided to leave the room. I also decided about an hour later to pull up the chat log for the CBS Jericho m33bo chat room. Sure enough, it took about 13 minutes after I left for someone there to directly speculate that the warning problems that night were being caused by xwarp or me and a few minutes later someone else indirectly implied that we were doing it. Give me a break.That I would be accused of doing this is appalling and I do not appreciate it. Yes I have complained about the chat room there – CBS needs to fix it and they need to know we want it fixed. I am tired of being “muted” by malicious people. Some of us cannot just dump our cookies and re-enter. And I should not have to leave. I have just as much right to participate in the CBS Jericho Chat as anyone else. I have tried very hard to stay and participate in that chat room as it is CBS’s chat room for Jericho – but they sure aren’t making it easy.Finally, the CBS chat room has a MAJOR flaw in that anyone can sign in as anyone else. That is not a convenient excuse – it is a fact. As I’ve been also accused of using that as an excuse, I’ve decided that it is in my best interest to no longer support the CBS Jericho chat room until they address the problems with it. I think as fans who worked hard to bring the show back and are continuing to work hard to promote it, we deserve at least that much.- Schumi(Starting the stopwatch on how long it will be before CBS deletes this thread as they have deleted every other attempt by xwarp or I to defend ourselves against the wrongful and unfounded accusations being floated about us this past week."
"it figures that schumi's, maybei's and my post were deleted. wished i had a time for when it was done.
to clarify, our posts were declaring our withdrawal of the use of the cbs chat room until it is changed to something more manageable. that is all.
i AM SEVERELY disturbed by the fact that neither schumi or i have done anything to deserve to have OUR posts deleted. I pretty much consider that censorship.
so, for those that are wondering "WTF?" is going on, here is the post made by schumi, (in which i followed with pretty much the same declaration of not using the cbs chat room anymore).
keep deleting, i'll keep posting this. i am done with the games."
I have also now been deleted. I posted a response in an appreciation thread asking a question. My question was promptly deleted so I posted this:
"As I said in my deleted post( by unknown person/persons)-- does this mean you support what is going on the chat room? Porn, sexually explicit remarks, etc.? Just curious."
My next message:
"Season 3 & improving chat are not related issues. Neither is messages being deleted. If the mods are deleting messages then they sure are moving fast therefore we should see a quick solution to improving chat."
I quit posting after 4 posts were deleted.
Wake Up CBS!!!
The CBS chat room is a big mess! Is this what you offer your Jericho fans? A place where people can be sexually harassed, warned, and offended. There are children who use this chat but you made Kid Nation so you probably don't care. The Jericho board and chat are in urgent need of moderation. Here's a good suggestion:
"The best tools they can give us is to make this a members only chatroom and to give us the power to ban those who abuse the priviledge that using a message board or a chatroom is. "
" If CBS is not willing to put forth the money and/or effort to make their chat a safe place to gather for its fans then they need to lose the chat. Because if what has been described in the above posts is happening, it is a bad impression for this site, Jericho and CBS."
Something needs to be done NOW!!! Anyone who supports the people who are ruining the chat for everyone else does not deserve to be called a Jericho fan.
Jericho Chat Room Chat Logs
See for yourself