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So after the amazing shit show that was Gabe and Michelle crapping all over the message board here I think it is a good time to ask this question.

 

What happened here is ridiculous, two people were allowed to run wild like a couple of monkeys flinging shit everywhere.  Regardless of who you want to see as wrong or right there the fact remains that they were allowed to carry on completely unchecked.

 

Why?  Light moderation is one thing but why should two defective people be allowed to run wild like that?  Especially when others have been kicked off for doing the same?

 

Didn’t we kick off Beezodog for hijacking threads and not letting an argument die?

 

Of course that leads to another thing; we have some loose rules but they never seem to be enforced, why?



So what is it, do we have an enforce rules or can people just do whatever they like?  Because it mostly looks like people can just act however they want…

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Dan Korn said:

I am still wondering when I had a controversy and a post deleted?

James, good focus on a "basement".

Everyone else, just understand: Until you are put in charge of 10k people and limited resources, you probably have no idea what it's like. 

I am sure that Julie and the future of the site will hold prolific ways to keep examples of moderation in place.

Okay, I will jump in.  

1) yes we need more immediate moderation, but it is a very difficult task that Julie is sincerely struggling with for many of the reasons articulated above;

2) h' is right about Vilda, and Vilda I love you and hope to see you Saturday;

3) Michael, it seems impossible to me that you had a post deleted--must have been before my time.

If it wasn't you, it was probably some other Michael. Or some other A.

I would rather have root canal than try to search this forum for anything.

Michael A said:

I am still wondering when I had a controversy and a post deleted?

Or maybe another road bike kind of guy with a first name and last initial.  Yeah, that's it.

http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/open-letter-to-the-clink-mods

I kind of didn't want to dredge that up, but on the other hand this may be a good time for a reminder to the people calling for "immediate moderation" or whetever exactly is being called for, to "be careful what you ask for."

h' 1.0 said:

If it wasn't you, it was probably some other Michael. Or some other A.

I would rather have root canal than try to search this forum for anything.

Michael A said:

I am still wondering when I had a controversy and a post deleted?

Oh Man! Craig's letter. Good times! :-) Thought Craig and Michael are very different humans. ;-) Love you too Lisa, see you Saturday.

If I were an evil genius (instead of just being evil) and bent on the destruction of The Chainlink community and forums (for some nefarious purpose -perhaps to create a successful competing community and suck away the membership for huge profits or whatev) one of the very first planks in my evil plan would be to work to institute a change in the way the forums here are moderated.

The way they are being run now has had a successful track record with a membership growth curve increasing by leaps and bounds over the past few years.  In order to reverse this horrible trend things would definitely have to change.  Instituting more moderation would be the best way to torpedo this expeditive rising membership, increased forum participation, and bountiful page-clicks.

So by all means, go ahead and institute more moderation in the forums.  I'll just be over at namecheap.com buying up all the good chicagobike domain names. 

"Permalink Reply by notoriousDUG yesterday

Are you fucking kidding me?

Seriously?"

I think self moderation might be in order before complaining about the lack of moderation.

H

I love the basement idea. I've seen that used successfully on other forums but never gave a second thought as to its purpose. That's a good thing. It's unobtrusive and opt-in.

+1

KevinM said:

I love the basement idea. I've seen that used successfully on other forums but never gave a second thought as to its purpose. That's a good thing. It's unobtrusive and opt-in.

I loves me some Dug and Gabe and always agree with them, except when I don't, which is rarely.

Yeah, Michael A and I look a lot alike, I can see the confusion.

I wonder why anyone takes this godforsaken forum even the least bit seriously. I'm finishing a beer before a bike ride and had a minute to kill and this reminded me of how ridiculous the whole thing is.  Cheers!

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