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Offline mercury

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Suggestion for moderation
« on: December 02, 2015, 11:02:11 PM »
Would it be an interesting useful idea to revisit moderation? Just an idea

When all are in the midst of a discussion and suddenly posts here and there disappear, should there not be, as there is on other forums, a note aganst a deleted or moderated post with reasons....

Shouldnt be an issue because there are clear rules and if posters are told exactly ehat is wring n their posts might help?

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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 03:04:19 AM »
Would it be an interesting useful idea to revisit moderation? Just an idea

When all are in the midst of a discussion and suddenly posts here and there disappear, should there not be, as there is on other forums, a note aganst a deleted or moderated post with reasons....

Shouldnt be an issue because there are clear rules and if posters are told exactly ehat is wring n their posts might help?

An impossible task given the number of posts at times. 

Everyone knows the rules by now, post off topic and you risk them being removed or moved to another thread.  We have to run a tight ship otherwise chaos would prevail.  That said however, we are always looking for ways to improve the forum and its moderation so thank you for the suggestion.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 03:14:19 AM by John »
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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 12:01:15 AM »
How about when receiving a warning for x transgression but given no details of the post that was objectionable from an unsigned and unanswerable pm? One might be scratching ones head thnking.
At least please include a post quote?


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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 04:07:20 PM »
How about when receiving a warning for x transgression but given no details of the post that was objectionable from an unsigned and unanswerable pm? One might be scratching ones head thnking.
At least please include a post quote?

I have revisited this issue several times mercury but there isn't a simple solution.  I have found that it is better to remove an offending post completely rather than replace its content with a mod comment.

When issuing a warning, a moderator can link to any offending post by clicking on the little orange triangle with a white exclamation mark within it positioned beside the "report to moderator" tag. Note:  Only moderators, editors and staff members can see this orange triangle.  It could be that new moderators are not aware of this, there is a brief note about it on the forum but could very easily be missed.  I will issue a note to all editing staff immediately about this. 

The downside however is that posts which are deleted cannot be linked to.

Hopefully, this should sort things out.

« Last Edit: May 07, 2016, 04:22:37 PM by John »
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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 10:06:06 PM »
Thanks for that John. The warning was about goading and seeing as goading can be seen by bogh posters and obviously mods in different ways , along with no info, left me with no clue where to remedy my ways.

I would like to say I look forward to seeing your reminder to staff implemented but hopefully wont need to.

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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 11:14:57 PM »
Oh well, seems guidance to staff has failed in one case at least..fact remains if I dont know what they are referring to.....and we know for a fact it happens that a mod deletes "just because they can" as happened go me yesterday when all i posted d was a DATE in response to a question from someone asking for a DATE of a said event
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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 12:15:40 AM »
I have revisited this issue several times mercury but there isn't a simple solution.  I have found that it is better to remove an offending post completely rather than replace its content with a mod comment.

When issuing a warning, a moderator can link to any offending post by clicking on the little orange triangle with a white exclamation mark within it positioned beside the "report to moderator" tag. Note:  Only moderators, editors and staff members can see this orange triangle.  It could be that new moderators are not aware of this, there is a brief note about it on the forum but could very easily be missed.  I will issue a note to all editing staff immediately about this. 

The downside however is that posts which are deleted cannot be linked to.

Hopefully, this should sort things out.

Its not quite all ok because when recieving a warning like i just did, i still dont know what comment it related to as the link to the thread was dud when i clicked it it said

http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?msg=340214

mercury,

You have received a warning for inappropriate name calling. Please desist immediately.

Re: So what actual searching was there?


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Re: Suggestion for moderation
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 01:21:43 AM »
Its not quite all ok because when recieving a warning like i just did, i still dont know what comment it related to as the link to the thread was dud when i clicked it it said

http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?msg=340214

mercury,

You have received a warning for inappropriate name calling. Please desist immediately.

Re: So what actual searching was there?


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