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Moderator overplaying power to manipulate posts

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by ppl, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. LastGas

    LastGas Member

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    I've been on online forums since before there was an Internet (remember dial-up BBS, CompuServe, BiX, PeopleLink?) No forum works with some kind of moderation, and no moderation works to the satisfaction of everyone. It's just human nature.
     
  2. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Concerned citizen

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    Yeah you can't please everyone. This is the only forum I've ever joined and followed. I guess I'm just a rookie, but I thought it would be less sensored.
     
  3. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Concerned citizen

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    I didn't want to be accused of creating a duplicate thread.
     
  4. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Not posting at TMC after 9/17/2018

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    It depends on which part of the forum you visit... the Investor's forum has in the past been a disgraceful free-for-all. If I remember correctly, it took some egregious personal insults, and even a threat of physical violence for someone to actually pay attention.
     
  5. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Concerned citizen

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    I just have a question about reserecting old threads. Before I create a thread I try to search around to make sure I'm not creating a duplicate thread. Is it a faux pas to start posting on a thread that's been inactive for a certain amount of time?
     
  6. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Not necessarily, as long as the content of the old thread is relevant to the new content you're adding. If your new content/question doesn't really fit, just start a new one. But, in general, it's better to resurrect an old thread if the content matches.
     
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  7. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I agree with @efusco. I apologize if my comment made you think you'd defied convention. It was more intended to explain my utter confusion when I started reading it.
     
  8. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    Kudos to you for looking and resurrecting the thread. Seems most nowadays just start new threads about the same thing over and over again. Not checking to see if it's already been/being discussed.
     
  9. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Some moderators will take such duplicate threads and merge them into one...but doing so can be a kludgy process, and other priorities like life, making snarky posts of mytheir own, and so forth, can take priority.
     
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