User moderation on the forum

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purpletrilady    pirate
18/06/2012 at 17:29

Liverbird - It's not moderation, it's just spam clearing.

There is a big difference 

LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/06/2012 at 17:31
So it's litter picking?
Isn't that what they get people to do on community service? It'd make a cracking punishment for saying the F word on here
18/06/2012 at 17:34

Anyway - we've debated this lots on the other thread about moderation.  This thread was supposed to be a place to ask RW questions which I have done and will await their reply.

Not that I would try to influence a thread, it's just my way of doing a Duncan Balentine and say "I'm oot".  For now at least.

18/06/2012 at 17:34
Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)

Dominique - a couple of points that maybe you could clarify;

1. When you say the chosen mods made the most moderation reports, do you mean spam alerts or general moderation of contenious threads/posts too?
2. Did you look at the user profile and posting history, or just the number of mod alerts?
3. You haven't mentioned anything in your post about what steps Rodale are taking to fix this long term.  Is there a plan or is it now a case of sitting back and letting the prefects get on with it?

I feel that the answer to these points, others may have more, can put things in very different lights either way.

Hate to bring this back to point but agree with BDB - Will you (Dominique) please respond to it (especially point 3...). This isnt against the mod's - good luck to them

M...eldy    pirate
18/06/2012 at 17:36

LB you wont be 'moderated' unless you are posting spam

I actually opted to have a 'badge' for want of a word as I think it is an honest way

I think we are missing a point also that I have volunteered to do what I can do when I am available to do it.  As a volunteer I can at any time ask not to be a volunteer any more.  I am not interested really in what RW could have or should have done with the Spam.

'We' have a problem with spam, I have volunteered to help.

18/06/2012 at 17:36

Speaking of badges, there's a lot of yellow and black on this thread. 

LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/06/2012 at 17:37
They should be paying you Melds. They don't do their jobs for free do they?
LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/06/2012 at 17:38
By the way.....
*opens jacket*
Wanna buy a watch? I give you good price
18/06/2012 at 17:39
kittenkat wrote (see)

Getting a badge will make people think they're mods. There will be confusion and PMs flying at the next dispute.


You just need the right badge.



LIVERBIRD    pirate
18/06/2012 at 17:41
I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet at the moment with companies in general asking people increasingly to 'volunteer' rather than paying them for something that has a VALUE and should be renumerated. We have volunteers running libraries FFS and qualified librarians on the dole. There is no end of people who want me to do stuff for them for free but I want to be paid now and it's almost like you should apologise for it.
18/06/2012 at 17:43
What a total storm in a teacup...
18/06/2012 at 17:47

Seems a good idea and nobody is being coerced.

KK, we know where you stand on this. Will you please shut up now?

18/06/2012 at 17:56

Dominique - once a post has been "quarantined" can the author of said thread then not post?  My impression is that the spammers are using the same user ID for multiple threads so it becomes a huge task if threads have to be quarantined individually when they're being generated by a spambot at a rate of several per minute.

18/06/2012 at 17:58

That's a good point XFR...

18/06/2012 at 17:59

If the user mods will only be clearing spam might it have been less contentious to call them 'sweeper uppers'?


18/06/2012 at 18:10

lots of angst on behalf of the new spam mods regards the extra effort/time/working for free....if they dont mind why do you?

lots of conspiracy theories/what ifs going on from the same handful of people.  they are only going to quarantine the obvious spam.  nothing more nothing isnt a big fact i thank them for having the time to do this. Of course i would prefer it to be a fancy filter do this for free but this isnt an option today so spam mods will do...until RW put a better filter in.

Edited: 18/06/2012 at 18:11
seren nos    pirate
18/06/2012 at 18:21

everyone who reads this thread knows who the spam cleaners are.....but in the interest of all those who haven't read it or who join in the future then it will be clear to everyone.............

i don't care one way or the other about the badges .agreed because certain poeple wanted it all open  and so didn't want to add to the conspiracy theories etc

and KK can say what you want until tomorrow morning as you know as well as everyone that the mods are away at nights and write away......

18/06/2012 at 18:29

Do they get a gun ?

18/06/2012 at 18:35
Someone to keep an eye on spam over the weekend is fantastic news.
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
18/06/2012 at 18:43

I've read this thread - and the other one and I just don't believe what I'm reading! 

There's been a lot of nonsense on the forum over the years but this takes the biscuit! 

There are other fora where there are clearly identified moderators - and they moderate to the nth degree, ensuring that posters follow the clear guidelines for posting. They also shift posts from one thread to another if it's more appropriate.


If people want to make our experience of using this forum a better one in their own time without being paid, then let them. In fact, thank them rather than slay them.

JUST GET OVER IT AND FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO WITTER AND WHINGE ABOUT. I'm sure that won't be too difficult for some of you from what I see.

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