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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:08
Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:24
Posted 06 January 2013 - 17:44
You can't expect much from the comments when some of the titles and/or articles themselves are flamebait, but flamebait brings many more page views than impartiality and objective approach.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 17:50
Posted 06 January 2013 - 18:34
Your position assumes the superiority of some sort of cultured or reflective discussion over trolling and half-assed comments. I agree with you, but I don't think it's unreasonable for a community that has had ~10 years of 'progress' in that direction to lash-out if some authority tried to take it away. Imagine how trying to take the word "***" away from 4-chan would go over. Moderators have a right to dictate the tone of discussion that occurs but that doesn't make it right to do so: websites belong as much to the users as to the owners because without the users the site has no value.
Why do you fear your community? Isn't that, in itself, a huge red flag that's something's wrong with this community? If you start putting the bar higher on post quality and that is met with backlash, then I say some pruning was in order anyway and the community will be better off without these elements.
The one thing that annoys me the most, are the members that reply with messages aimed to make you look stupid. There have been many occasions when I will reply to a topic with my general feedback or opinion, only to have someone break it down completely, and end up making out shouldn't be responding at all.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 20:11
Posted 06 January 2013 - 20:17
I don't know if this is an enforcement problem or technical problem or both.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 20:18
Posted 06 January 2013 - 20:28
Posted 06 January 2013 - 21:59
I think it depends on the moderator. Some are power freaks who should've never been given the responsibility in the first place. While others only do what is needed.
For example, some may increase your warning level, while others just tell you to knock it off.
Maybe you've just been unlucky and had one of the bad moderators find you.
we've all gone through it.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 22:03
Actually it depends more on the users history than the moderator. Most all users are given a null (zero) warn their first time. All warnings are reviewed by other staffers, and many discussed by several staffers before being handed out. There are hundreds of daily users of the site who've been here for years and have never received any warn whatsoever.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 22:28
How do I check my warning level? I know I got a warning for calling someone a troll once.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 22:35
no it stopped appearing under our avatars a long time ago (i think around the time of the 3.2 upgrade or whenever we stopped using the atlas theme, i don't fully remember) doesn't even show on the profile page anymore
Don't quote me on it since I haven't seen the site from a member's point of view, but it should be under your avatar. If it's not, PM me and I'll give you some info
Posted 06 January 2013 - 22:36