r ranson wrote:like apples, any staff can give a core for any reason.
cores are anonymous.
Trace Oswald wrote:I have gotten apple cores in the past. I understood why. And yes, I've read every thread about getting apple cores, understand that any moderator can give one for any reason. I truly can't understand how this post possibly offended someone. It would be great if someone could shed some light on this.
James Freyr wrote:As already mentioned, cores can be given for any reason, but I will volunteer the reasoning behind why I may give a core, and I doubly want to note that I speak for myself and none of the other moderators. I will not give a core to scold a member of Permies because I disagree with someone else's narrative, beliefs or opinions. I will give a core if I feel a post is blatant breach of the terms to post on Permies, which is to be nice.
r ranson wrote:giving an apple for agreeing seems fair? But a core for disagreeing seems unfair? I don't get it.
As is said before, a staff member can give an apple or core for ANY reason. There are some topics that tend to attract cores and topics that attract apples. That thread is a good example.
It seems to me the system is working as designed.