Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
“The Great Reviewer Hater” is not a self granted title. It came from an unprovoked attack by an ex-reviewer. He, at some point got mad at something gave up the bronze badge and spent days deleting his some 20,000 pictures. I suppose it was supposed to be the cyber equivalent of “I'm taking my ball and going home”
OK, big deal in this case the ball was all stolen web pics. Someone else will steal them and post them again. The bitterness is still strong with this one and since he's not posting he's got nothing better to do than attack.
My disenchantment with the bronze began long ago. It didn't start out that way, actually you can probably still find my name on the volunteer list. It only made sense with the amount of time I spent here. Most of the reviewers who regularly attack me now were on my friends list at the time (by their request).
It started falling apart when one of the bronze (if you think that sounds like an insult, its meant to be. I wish I could take credit but I stole it from “Mad Max”)
Any way, one of the bronze started using an avatar of a c.h.i.l.d in a sexual situation. Specifically it was an animated gif made from video taken from an episode of “House”. The plot was a hormone problem created hyper-sexuality in an 11 year old and at one point he grabs 13's butt. It was one thing on a medical drama. Taken out of context and placed on a porno site it was gross.
To keep this in context while a reviewer was using this avatar they were busy debating whether or not Bart Simpson was a c.h.i.l.d!!!
I'd like to say that once I reported this that management took swift action. Nope. That's when it became clear that there are two sets of standards, one for the users and another for the bronze. I had to complain more than once and once they finally did take action it was obvious my report was not kept confidential because as soon as the avatar fell a certain click of reviewers immediately dropped off my friends list.
(That will teach me, however will I replace them?)
If this was an isolated incident It would be no biggie. Unfortunately it's not. You'll often find users are made to remove d.r.u.g references from their avatar or page while reviewers are not. One of the bronze who has I think left for other reasons even (proudly) had a reviewer's badge with pot leaves photo-shopped into it. I could care less who wants to smoke pot, its just the rules should be the same for all.
Another case in point is one of the reviewers who really dose think his excrement doesn't stink, routinely refers to users as the “dumbs”
I burned my bridge when they started the “Female Choice” video category. One of the very first videos there was from one of their advertising partners. It featured a woman getting her vagina stapled shut with a heavy duty staple gun. I'm OK with a little light B&D but there's a line crossed when it leads to b.l.o.o.d and mutilation. Their initial reaction was so what. I'd take so what if they were willing to staple their dick to their leg and call it men's favorite.
From there it just got out of control. A healthy percentage of the reviewers found it good sport to attack users. Initially you might say the ones being attacked deserved it for one reason or another. Unfortunately since this was allowed to go on unchecked it's spread to the point that innocent users with no prior contact with the bronze are attacked. I've lost many good friends who have deleted of abandoned their membership here. The new xHamster motto is clearly “bullshit first porn, maybe as an after thought”.
Recently a group of reviewers tried to take action and self-introduce some professionalism into the process. All hell broke loose and the idiots who've stained the whole institution won out.
The excuse on the troublemakers side is they're not paid so there are no standards. BS! Professionalism applies to volunteer service as well!
Why does management turn a blind eye? Who knows, it's clearly taking away from their profit. Especially when they do things like attack the cam girls since that's clearly where the big bucks are.
Are they truly impotent? Are they afraid there isn't a crowd of people who would gladly take a reviewers badge. If they dumped every trouble maker the line for that vacancy would be at least a dozen people long. They wouldn't have to try hard to clean things up. All they have to do is e.n.f.o.r.c.e their own Terms Of Service. Many of the reviewers violate these on a daily basis, only to have management turn a blind eye.
No surprise though their glorious leader can't even control his own page, however his page like every page here is a direct reflection of it's owner.
Notice that I was specific, but, didn't attack anyone by name. The counter attacks won't be so graceful.