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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Important Notice: Do You Want To Be Moderated?

In the future forum visitors who continue insulting others, posting bitter angry tirades, "trolls" who are constantly stirring the pot to cause trouble and get a rise out of others, and forum visitors who generate the most complaints will be moved into an "all posts moderated" category.

If you get moved into the moderated category none of your posts will appear in the forum until we have a chance to read them and approve them (which may not happen right away). If you get moved into that category you might find yourself stuck there for a very long time, so please take this notice seriously. We will not be interested in engaging in a long drawn-out discussion about the fairness of our decision to moderate your posts.

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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In the future forum visitors who continue insulting others, posting bitter angry tirades, "trolls" who are constantly stirring the pot to cause trouble and get a rise out of others, and forum visitors who generate the most complaints will be moved into an "all posts moderated" category.

If you get moved into the moderated category none of your posts will appear in the forum until we have a chance to read them and approve them (which may not happen right away). If you get moved into that category you might find yourself stuck there for a very long time, so please take this notice seriously. We will not be interested in engaging in a long drawn-out discussion about the fairness of our decision to moderate your posts.

Consider yourself warned.

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This sounds like a one strike and you are out scheme, which seems rather draconian. Won't there be any prior communications to indicate to the offenders that they are on the verge of such action being taken against them? Does everyone really know whether or not some of their prior postings may have been considered to be in this category? If a person who NEVER had any problem posts, then just makes ONE SLIP UP, does this action automatically get triggered, or must there be a PATTERN of such postings first?

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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In the future forum visitors who continue insulting others, posting bitter angry tirades, "trolls" who are constantly stirring the pot to cause trouble and get a rise out of others, and forum visitors who generate the most complaints will be moved into an "all posts moderated" category.

If you get moved into the moderated category none of your posts will appear in the forum until we have a chance to read them and approve them (which may not happen right away). If you get moved into that category you might find yourself stuck there for a very long time, so please take this notice seriously. We will not be interested in engaging in a long drawn-out discussion about the fairness of our decision to moderate your posts.

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Kathie,

Don't worry about these people who are always talking about the need for more and more moderators. I think you and Jessica do a wonderful job! There is no way to police every problem that everyone is ever going to have. That would be an impossible task. There are always going to be power hungry people who will want other people dismissed...for whatever reason.

What is your current formula for moderators per number of daily posts?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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Ok, since a thread I posted asking why another thread had been deleted, was deleted itself. I am assuming I seem to be one of the first to be placed on your "all post moderated"list.

I really do not know why. I have read far worse posts from people in here.

I wonder who else is on the list.

Even now reading some posts here on other threads. There are people having personal attacks on people suggesting they skate into a lake, etc etc.

You also need to understand the difference in humour between other countries.

The Aussie sense of humour and the American sense of humour seem to clash on here.

And just in case you didn't notice. I have been one of the few on here to offer up an unreserved apology for any misunderstandings that my posts may have caused. And the standard reply to that post was that all was cool. And that no offence was taken.

As many people have stated, we are all adults here, I think we can handle any problems ourselves.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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thanks, Kathy, and other moderators. I support your decisions and hope this doesn't become too much of a drag on your time (or that of other moderators).

Keep it simple, throw the bums out if and when you need to.

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Old May 24th, 2010, 01:31 AM   #6
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Ok, since a thread I posted asking why another thread had been deleted, was deleted itself. I am assuming I seem to be one of the first to be placed on your "all post moderated"list.

I really do not know why. I have read far worse posts from people in here.

I wonder who else is on the list.

Even now reading some posts here on other threads. There are people having personal attacks on people suggesting they skate into a lake, etc etc.

You also need to understand the difference in humour between other countries.

The Aussie sense of humour and the American sense of humour seem to clash on here.

And just in case you didn't notice. I have been one of the few on here to offer up an unreserved apology for any misunderstandings that my posts may have caused. And the standard reply to that post was that all was cool. And that no offence was taken.

As many people have stated, we are all adults here, I think we can handle any problems ourselves.
+1 on all your points, especially Aussie v. American.

As someone regularly receiving a decent share of insults here, I would STILL never have suggested anyone posting them be considered for the SPECIAL MODERATING LIST.

While I agree that the standard of enforcement should be HIGHER for treatment of new members, SLF vets should just ignore any such posts directed toward them. Do we really want to get suffocated with political correctness enforcement?

Outright BULLYING may be different, but mere personal insults are easily ignored. Is there also going to be a SAFE ZONE for those extra thin-skinned members?

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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #7
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Hey I do not agree with your ways.

But viva la difference.

I wonder if the person who suggested you skate into the lake will be put on the "naughty" list
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Old May 24th, 2010, 03:13 AM   #8
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Won't there be any prior communications to indicate to the offenders that they are on the verge of such action being taken against them?
It won't be easy to get into the "moderated posts only" category but once you're in, it won't be easy to get out either. But yes, people will be warned to tone down their posts.

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In the future forum visitors who continue insulting others, posting bitter angry tirades, "trolls" who are constantly stirring the pot to cause trouble and get a rise out of others, and forum visitors who generate the most complaints will be moved into an "all posts moderated" category.

If you get moved into the moderated category none of your posts will appear in the forum until we have a chance to read them and approve them (which may not happen right away). If you get moved into that category you might find yourself stuck there for a very long time, so please take this notice seriously. We will not be interested in engaging in a long drawn-out discussion about the fairness of our decision to moderate your posts.

Consider yourself warned.

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Sounds like a good idea. I was on the freeway the other day and traffic came to a stop. I noticed a single wide trailer at a construction site riddled with graffiti. I hate seeing that. It is a violation of someone's property and an affront to everyone who sees it. It is depressing. And who does things like this. People with a punk attitude. People who say, ha ha ha, I messed up your stuff, I made my ugly mark and now everyone has to see it. And if you want to get rid of it, you will have to go to the time and expense to clean it up, and then I will come and mess it up again. Ha ha ha. Here on the site, we have verbal taggers. It would be nice if they could be controlled. It would be nice if we did not have to have their "verbal graffiti" shoved down our throats. Talk about a topic. Attack a persons' ideas without attacking the person. It is just not that hard.

Like Kathie says, it won't be easy to get on, or off, the list. That should keep people who have spirited ON TOPIC arguments reasonably safe.
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