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A message "frm" a moderator, regarding "l*nguage"

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by bonnie, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Okay, folks. You know we're all volunteers. And we've agreed to help this forum operate in a certain way. It's not personal when we ask folks to remove links from their signatures or to keep the language 'suitable for prime time network television'.

    Lately it seems a part of the forum population has found pleasure in misspelling one word or leaving a letter out, just to get by the automatic censor software. I dunno, is it really that important to all of you? Because from my POV, you've now not only caused me work (I need to fix it, pm the person who did it, etc.), you make me feel kind of like I'm overbearing just for asking you to abide by forum rules. Sometimes we get these outraged pm's (or even posts) accusing us of being uptight. Oh hey, those of you who know me irl, know better. So I don't need to defend myself on this.

    But why is it that folks are doing this? Could you just stop? I have better things to do with my time than fix posts. And I really REALLY dislike how some forum members respond when asked politely to knock it off.

    If you're not doing, it thank you. If you are, please stop. It doesn't make you look grown up or cool. And I'll leave it at that.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Well said Bonnie.
     
  3. StephenM

    StephenM Active Member

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    You think it's bad now, wait until the Model 3 arrives....

    I, for one, appreciate all the efforts of the moderators on this forum. Makes it a joy to come and read everyday.
    Keep up the good work!
     
  4. 21miDay

    21miDay Member

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    Hey now...
     
  5. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks for lightening it up!
     
  6. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    The moderators do a great job and I completely agree with dsm363.
     
  7. JBusch

    JBusch Member

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    Bonnie you and the other moderators have a sometimes thankless job. You alway pull it off with class and style. THANK YOU for keeping it real!
     
  8. teslasguy

    teslasguy MSP P#1117

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    Well said Bonnie!
     
  9. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    Well said, agree 100%. The moderators are almost the entire reason why TMC is so much better than the Tesla forum. This really is a great and useful board.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Hugs to all of you. I should have said 'a small minority' are doing this. The majority of you are GREAT & why I'm here.

    And regarding the guilty parties, most of them are pretty great, too. (Just knock it off!!)
     
  11. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    This forum has the highest quality discussions I've seen on any forum. The mods seem to be a huge part of that. Keep it up!
     
  12. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Active Member

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    *Adding Princess Tesla to my list of people I'm buying alcohol for.*
     
  13. Larry93428

    Larry93428 Member

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    You should not have to clean up posts, I am sorry to see that you have to do that.
    It IS appreciated and keeps this Forum up to Tesla quality.
    Thank you.
    ~Larry
     
  14. roblab

    roblab Active Member

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    I was visiting with some other Tesla owners, and heard that there was one woman moderator they knew of who took off parts of her weekend to go to the Tesla Store and help out with visitors, as the store was understaffed. Not mentioning any names, but I am impressed. I can't imagine Mercedes or BMW having drivers come in to help out on their weekends. There are no cars like Tesla. There are no people like Tesla Drivers. Thanks to all our moderators for making us look, perhaps, better than we really are, when you are so very busy.
     
  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Just curious...

    What's the official moderator position on examples like "f!re" to (I guess) avoid waking up the FUD bots?
     
  16. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I don't think we have an "official" position, personally I don't care and I doubt that it's actually put off any trolls; we've had our fair share, they all cross the line eventually and get subsequently dealt with.
     
  17. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Point of clarification...

    My understanding was that it was to foil search engines and bots looking for headline clickbait, not (in)human trolls.
     
  18. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    You can pretty much type whatever you [email protected], as long as it is not intended to deliberately bypass the bad word filter.

    And a big +1 Bonnie!
     
  19. Madartist

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    Yes, a BIG thanks to all the moderators for all that you do. Your work makes it possible for us all share useful information about the car and company we all love and hold constructive discussions.
     
  20. pgiralt

    pgiralt Active Member

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    Well said and thanks for all you do. FWIW, the way this board is moderated is the reason I don't visit the official teslamotors.com forums anymore. There's just way too much noise over there. Thanks again to all the mods.
     

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