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Discussion in 'Beta Feedback [Archive]' started by vbroucek, Feb 26, 2011.
I prefer Cold Stone Creamery!
What is the answer to the query? It is driving me nuts.
My main thought on this topic is that it would be useful for anyone tasked with that role to be somehow identified as such. Otherwise there's nothing preventing me from entering a discussion, announcing myself as in charge and telling everyone else to behave. If the site doesn't identify me as such (or not) then how will folks know if I'm telling the truth or not.
while that seems like a possibility, it just isn't that simple. spammers, people who use profanity and the lot have gotten a lot more creative over the years. you can set filters and not allow bots to register etc but you still need people to make decisions in semi-real time.
one forum i post at had some pretty stringent filters set up for profanity and topics that would flag them...at one point in time you couldn't post anything that mentioned poker, cigarettes or brides. it was kinda hilarious in a way b/c while the posters were not trying to break the rules, but engage in conversation, their posts kept getting flag and unable to post.
i am sure that the admins here will make sure to identify who is in charge, and to what extent when they are deployed. i am also sure that if there is any question about it, one could certainly just ask.
To the OP.... it has been happening more than you realize. And really, did you think it really would not?
I am surprised it is a necessity to point out. Are there any secret agents here assigned to common being? I need explanations.
The one I've seen so far does not appear any different in the conversations that I saw. Maybe I missed it.
Exactly! I did not have a clue that that person was actually part of "inner circle"
Very good point of view
I only disagree about whether or not it's easy
Make your point once & walk away
All too much of what I see on both FF sites seems to be
silly quibbling & whining that gets old very fast
I do prefer the wizard behind the curtain system
to the alternate mod style of the other site
If we all used these sites for the intended purpose
then moderation would have little need
and what about when posters are "permitted" to assault the religious beliefs of other members and make a statement that if another member does not agree with their statement they are backward and repugnant.
Just roll over? Nope.
Could you be talking about a creamsicle
Yes....that is it.
Until they all shut down some years ago CARVEL was the
very best soft serve ice cream (formerly known as frozen custard)
I had the opportunity to meet Tom Carvel at a mutual friend's
& thanked him for his ice cream & cursed him for my addiction
Carvel still exists, but perhaps in more — ahem — moderate numbers...
...which brings us back to the topic of this discussion that was derailed because of me...
Thanks for updating your avatar Terry, your other one was scaring the beegeezes out of me
Well cats do the same for me
I am still standing at attention after I viewed the avatar.
at ease soldier
Thank you Sir
Which one - the flag or his scary one!
Always knew you were good private material!
I don't know who are the Mods? Or is there a list who are the Mods? I don't mean the Dev team staff.
roll over? walking away is not rolling over. it is recognizing that no amount of discussion is going to change anyones mind. defending your stance on religion or politics is pretty much a lose/lose situation on the internet. i do believe there is a time/place to discuss both politics and religion, but i don't think a site geared towards miles and points is the place.
i have strong personal beliefs on both but i am not here to discuss either. i would hope that in an attempt to have a civil forum, those who would post here on either side of a topic would have enough sense to leave said topics at the door before posting. respect is one of the most important things to build a community upon. posting in said community, it should be expected that everyone will respect the others here and not purposefully bait others on hot topic discussions.
i have met very few of you in person. the rest posting especially in this thread, i have never met. if someone knows you and knows your weakness (meaning a topic that you feel you MUST reply to) then why do you allow them to get the best of you? so what if they make rude comments or call you names. this isn't primary school and the only way someone can hurt you with their words is if you let them. so ARE you backwards or repugnant? just b/c someone says you are doesn't make it true.
yes i know i am a wordy poster and maybe my opinion has become like beating a dead horse. i am not interacting with others here so i can belittle their choices in life. i am here to discuss the site, travel, miles and points and the best way to work the system.
and as this thread is about moderation, one would hope the moderators would act fairly and encourage others to do the same. this whole but poster so and so called me names and told me my whatever was ignorant just smacks of schoolyard nonsense. bet none of you have had an entire website devoted to mocking your every post and those of your fellow posters, complete with graphics depicting you in an unflattering way. i could be wrong but i think that is about as low as it gets in cyberspace. YMMV
Completely agree. Although I think the tone here is much more civil, we are comparatively small....and yet there have still been examples of rude/flaming/trolling posts. As they aren't needed, do not benefit the community, and certainly encourage things to go off topic....why not delete them?
If all mods are working to the same standards, there shouldn't be favoritism issues...
This is simply not realistic. Not on the web. And not with a virtual community. In less than 24-hours, the floodgates are going to open to the general public. The volume and signal/noise ration is going to increase tenfold.
Lets take a busy forum like the BA or UA boards over on the "other site". BA has 180 new threads a week (and a corresponding amount of new posts). Do you honestly think that each and every post and thread is filled with wholesome goodness? It's just not realistic. Spammers. Trollers. Dysfunctional dissidents who were clearly dropped on their heads when they were babies or have at least one unresolved issue with their parents.
Your analogy above could as easily apply to your community in which you live. Do you want to live in it without police, fire and ambulance resources? Of course you'd like to. And I'm sure you'd like to think that your neighbours will do you no harm (or that no stranger will stop by and cause a problem). But they do. And its called life.
We deal with it. And for the most part, we all get along. Ninety-nine per cent of people all do the right thing. It's the one percent that are the disruptive influencers. The only way to deal with those people is via human intervention. I also think its unfair for you to label moderators in the same sentence as dictators. In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth.
Good mods are there to help. Not hinder.