User moderation on the forum

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Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
18/06/2012 at 18:50

the moderators do

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
18/06/2012 at 18:53

 who the hell want's to do something that others are paid for in times when you should be having your own social life....

as I said, the moderators, or more accurately, the spam sweepers do 

18/06/2012 at 18:54

1) You don't need to be glued to a computer to help moderate a forum let alone just remove spam when it pops up.

2) Even if you were, surely its up to the person(s) involved if they are willing to do that?

Edited: 18/06/2012 at 18:55
18/06/2012 at 19:06

I have in my time done things for free, that others get paid for in other situations.

It was my way of spending my free time, it was part of my "social life"

In fact I now spend at least 4 hours a week doing one thing that others get paid for which many would think would be better spent  having a "social life"

Can you guess what it is yet?

18/06/2012 at 19:23

Some posts have 'asking for it' all over them.

18/06/2012 at 19:29


 Go on, i dare you!!

Edited: 18/06/2012 at 19:33
18/06/2012 at 19:31
kittenkat wrote (see)
Ye Olde Dragon wrote (see)

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.

You've missed the point, they're not getting slated, the system is.

Actually - as documented over the weekend - I was being slated and what was said was personal.  But we've moved on.

I don't see myself as a moderator, merely a "spam remover". 

I have done voluntary work in my "real life" - my reason for doing so is that it is a chance for me to give something back to people / organisations that have done something for me or my family.

I have got a lot out of this forum so when I was approached last week and asked if I'd be prepared to help out, I said yes because it seemed a way of giving something back.

Like Meldy, I said that I preferred to be identified because I think it right that people know.

I think that the use of the word "moderator" in this context is misleading, if we'd been called "spam-cleaner-uppers-in-the-evenings-and-weekends" I doubt if there would have been this much fuss.  Or discussion.

Anyhow, no matter how you see it, hopefully we all benefit from a spam-free zone.


18/06/2012 at 19:32

I resent being referred to a whinger and witterer and a conspiracy theorist when I have done nothing more than voice an opinion and try to have a debate.

What shocking weather, ipods in races etc I don't know, you've all got it in for me.  It's not fair, it's the giant lizards.   . 

There, now it's justified

18/06/2012 at 19:33

Can I have this as a badge if I dont agree with the idea of Moderators?


18/06/2012 at 19:36

And if I do this one


18/06/2012 at 19:40


What I think concerns some people (and me) is that now that you've got a 'badge' people with pressurise you to deal with posts that aren't spam but offend them in some way.

Unfortunately you've been put into a position where you have the technical tools to deal with there post but it's not actually your role.

I just hope that forumites do realise the difference and don't start having a go at the spam mods when you tell them to bugger of as it's not your job.


cougie    pirate
18/06/2012 at 19:46
Excellent idea. The forum was just about unworkable a few weeks back.
I've no problem with any user deleting spam.

And kk - would you find any long time users on here who havent been involved in some argument or other. Thats what forums are ?
18/06/2012 at 19:54

don't understand why badges are necessarily for clearing spam, I assume the people chosen will receive the notifications of spam anyway. bit like class monitors, let's bully them, bet them bring apples in for teacher 

seren nos    pirate
18/06/2012 at 20:11

I can honestly say that I have never been to china or bought a gucci bag............I ddin't buy any tv football matches that are already free and I haven't ever had sex with a tin of can clarify that I have no previous politics or dynamics with any of the spammers unless someone here is behind the spam................

i can clarify again that i have over ever once reported a thread to the mod when i thought that someone was being out of order posting personal piccies of an ex forumite............and i don't think that person has appeared on this thread..........

and to employ people 24 hours a day to get rid of the spam would make the site until other measures can do the job I think the volunteers are the best option for the short term.........

18/06/2012 at 20:15

I think RW have missed a trick big time.

They should have given kk a 'Hall Moderator' badge. A nice big shiny badge with lots of glitter. And a certificate that says in big letters 'Hall Monitor'. And then give her a few extra buttons to push beside each thread and each post. If the buttons were actually routed so that they click on advertisers' links then ....

But RW have completely missed this opportunity. They should all be led outside and shot. Now!

18/06/2012 at 20:16

Moderate that.

If you dare.

18/06/2012 at 20:28

kk - I would propose that you have your own agenda and that is that you are afraid that these moderators are going to be able to do something with your posts.  Several (hundred) times it has been made clear to you that they are not permitted to do so, and are only permitted to delete bone fide spam, not other posts which are considered inappropriate for one reason or another.

From time to time you waiver from that to discuss the wider issues which BDB covers very well and are genunine points.  However, I think that these are a thin veil for your true agenda.

They aren't allowed to touch your posts.  Get over it.  This forum really is not all about you.


cougie    pirate
18/06/2012 at 20:32
I'm reading your posts kk and it seems to boil down to you don't like the moderators. Or spam Wombles. What's the issue ? Apart from it not being you ?
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
18/06/2012 at 20:33

M..ouse  ditto 

haven't "seen" you for ages! Hope all is well with you.


18/06/2012 at 20:36

I like Spam Womble that sounds a lot nicer

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