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swl

I neither know nor care about the background to this, but can we get the people on pre-mod off pre-mod please? I'm getting a bit fed up of hidden posts and disrupted threads.

Thank you.


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Pastey

I agree! I'd love for there to be no one on premod.

Unfortunately people keep breaking the rules, and premod follows a suspension to try and make sure they stay within the rules on their return.

It does lead to some thread disruption, and is a very visible sign of moderation in action though I agree.smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Peanut

it is very visible and does seem a very long time on pre mod

at least everyone is getting into the swing of subject titles...


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Post 4

swl

There are rules?


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Post 5

Pastey

I'm afraid so. They even make me stick to them smiley - biggrin


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U14993989

People should be offered carrots not sticks / punishments with regard to perceived rule breaking. Personally a bit of brain washing is my preferred solution to getting people to obey rules: "now listen to me, listen to me, are you listening"?


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Peanut

yes swl, I am sure you have across them smiley - whistle

Pastey who is they?

SA, there are carrots, will you grate them into a salad or something smiley - drool


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Pastey

"They" are the people with the extremely long arms that go around at twilight turning on the streetlights.


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swl

The thing is, "their" punishment is quite irritating to the community as a whole. Threads are disrupted, topics hidden and so on, in such a way that the rest of us have to suffer the consequences of their misdemeanour. Why not suspend accounts for progressively longer periods? This would cause less disruption to the community and lessen the load on the mods, no?


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Pastey

Accounts are suspended for progressively longer periods.

It's not quite irritating, it's *very* irritating. Still, if they stopped breaking the rules then we'd not have this issue.

Thankfully premod is actually rarely used. We have a lot of users visiting the site, I still keep coming across areas and researchers happily getting along with chatting and writing Guide entries. The number of times that any form of suspension or moderation has to be applied is really rather small.


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U14993989

>> It's not quite irritating, it's *very* irritating. << >> to the community <<

I agree with swl - the issue is that the punishment extends to the community, disrupting community activity (threads) ... so it's like cutting one's nose off to spite the face. Can I make a suggestion - under the QOTD there should be a wall of shame: where the member is named & shamed (name plus rule infraction) ... I find the use of humiliation is an underused weapon in the "War on Rule Breakers".


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Post 12

Peanut

Oh, I don't see so many 'actively using the site' that also 'requires the ratio of modding'

I'm sure that on a day to day level the site is perfectly readable?? smiley - biggrin


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Post 13

Peanut

*simpost* with SA


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Post 14

Pastey

Sorry Peanut, exactly where are you quoting: 'requires the ratio of modding' from?


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Florida Sailor -2017, let us all hope for the best!

Just a thought

Could it be possible to hide the message without changing the title - unless, of course, the title itself violates the rules?

This would allow the post to be hidden without disrupting the rest of ussmiley - shrug

A list of the moderations for the last week or month might be useful, ie

2 Excessive postings

1 topic drift in Peer Review

4 Inappropriate language

or something similar, even without naming names it might help highlight and remind us what we shouldn't do.

smiley - cheers

F smiley - dolphin S


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Pastey

At the moment it's not possible I'm afraid. We certainly want to, but we currently can't.

All we can do at the moment is to wait until the post is displayed and see who it is who's on premod and caused the disruption.smiley - erm


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Post 17

Peanut

Pastey, not quoting from anywhere, just being observational, from my personal perspective smiley - biggrin


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Pastey

Ah, it's just that it's in quote marks next to something you're quoting from me smiley - smiley

People reading it could pick it up out of context and believe that I might have said that, which I didn't smiley - smiley


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Post 19

Peanut

smiley - ok


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Post 20

Pastey

After all, we don't want any needless confusion do we smiley - smiley


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