Welcome to the new (and now only) Fora!
Started by eigen, May 16, 2019, 02:16:03 PM
Quote from: CaracalActually reading posts before responding to them seems to be a problem for a number of people on here...
Quote from: ergative on May 17, 2019, 08:00:35 AMHow about: Use standard spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing(edited to change 'proper' to 'standard', to recognize a necessary balance between prescriptivism and healthy language.)
Quote from: aside on May 21, 2019, 05:10:44 AMApologies if I have missed it elsewhere, but what will be the process for dealing with violators?
Quote from: hmaria1609 on June 27, 2019, 07:07:43 PMDo whatever you want--I'm just the background dancer in your show!
Quote from: polly_mer on May 21, 2019, 05:34:09 AMQuote from: aside on May 21, 2019, 05:10:44 AMApologies if I have missed it elsewhere, but what will be the process for dealing with violators? We do have people set up with moderation functions who can edit/delete posts, warn posters regarding behavior, put on violators on watch, and ban those who are severe violators. We definitely need public rules and a general community understanding of the limits of the rules. That's a discussion for the open so we can see what the understanding is from many viewpoints. It's less clear to me that we can do a public discussion on the penalties for violation right now and have that be useful. During this alpha/early beta phase, we need more practice as a moderator group on just the mechanics of how to edit/delete/move/split as well as the mechanics on the communications available to us to discuss just as a moderator group. The process and details on what constitutes a minor, major, huge violation of the rules with formal levels of moderation will evolve as we get some experience and have discussions.Did I answer your question or have I missed it?
Quote from: miss jane marple on May 22, 2019, 10:09:28 AMLet's not forget the rule that forbids discussion of moderators or moderation activity on any thread, with a penalty of immediate banning.Really? Moderators will be enforcing not only content but tone? Locking threads? Demanding that posters stay on-topic? Being active in every discussion, no matter how trivial? So, for example, if the conversation is getting "heated", someone who posts cute kitten pictures (the former signal for "step back") will get warned by one or more moderators for being off-topic?Somehow the old forum creaked along without this kind of heavy moderation, but now....