All Things in Moderation

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #341


    Community cannot self-moderate! There would be a lot of spam threads and every thread would turn to trash

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #342


    The question is what is meant by self-moderation...

    If it is a like/dislike system that buries unpopular threads/posts, clearly no. But there are probably other options.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #343


    The1899Club wrote:

    I was just re-stating a suggestion made earlier.  Also the "spam threads" problem is addressed in the statement "Formal site moderation is only needed in cases of undue advertising."  Please calm down, sir.

    Sorry, I thought I was responding normally. SO they have to look at the forums in case they're are spam threads. Then nothing would change and it would still be them moderating

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #344


    batgirl wrote:

    I find that solutions generally evolve after reasonable suggestions.  People only need to suggest ideas, not solve anything.

    I suggest strict moderation by staff.  Nonsense topics deleted quickly for example.

    Also like on piano forums (and other places) have it so your account has to be approved before you can post.  I assume it must be approved by staff and it usually takes a day or two.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #345


    That's probably the reason for it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #346


    The1899Club wrote:

    To Irontiger, self-moderation means no formal management intervention, except in the case of blatant advertising. 

    But who are the moderator(s), if any ? How does any post get deleted, if ever ? How are repeat offenders handled with ? Etc.

    I'm not saying it cannot work, I'm saying that without the specifics it's hard to tell.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #347


           Even police departments have to be reigned in sometimes.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #348


    Volcano738 wrote:

    The OP should have power over their own thread.  If they deem a post to be irrelivent, then they should be allowed to delete that post. 

    Considering the maturity level in the forums, more control would be in the hands of kids, resulting in even more polarity in the forums.

    What we need is more quality (I'd say people who get funny) and lots less crap and pablum.

    I shudder when I think of a visitor tuning in and thinking that the people are kids consumed with points and being seen most in the forums.

    I don't see the fix, since it seems you'd need a bunch of quality posters while the kids piped down.

    In other words, it's ending with a whimper.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #349


            I really try to use common sense. If a thread is going somewhere, I'll chime-in and stay ON-TOPIC, and productive. If I feel stupid, and foolish, I'll look for a trool thread that's not going anywhere, or has nothing to do with chess. I never talk about those Java treads because its all way over my head. Post something pertinent to chess, keep the thread going constructively, or look for a nonsence thread.  Exit--stage left!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #350


    The site is constantly evolving/changing.

    Think new system of moderation is now required as sometimes feel embarassed visiting the forums. Seems like have gate-crashed a school blog or radio station.

    Really childlike "Hi" and "lol" threads should surely be closed down instantly so as not to encourage more of them.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #351


          netzach you wantta take this or shall I??

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #352



    I'm tired...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #353


            OK, Its not how I like them. Its a product, its a service. I like it so I pay. I'm here to play. I've played almost 100 games. Its not for everybody.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #354


             I was giving netzach the coutesy of chiming in, because he's been here longer than me. I was trying to elaborate on his answer. Its evolving. I can't be" looking for something serious on a free website", because unlike you, its not free for me.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #355


              So what your telling me, is, you pay to play at another site; but you come here for free to bad mouth, and talk trash??

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #356


    I could explain it, but I'm sure you wouldn't get it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #357


    Marie_Abraxzas wrote:

    not watch some fools cracking wise like this was the Gong Show. 


    haha you're funny.

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