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Thanks. . ......
By:  Mr. Spork (Gun Toting Right-wing Goon; 21073)
Posted on: 06-09-2005 05:20.
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    Jed had 1,000 monkeys type:
    ...I like the idea of a public moderation field. It could turn out badly, but it could also turn out well. Amending one's modding would be nice, too.

Requiring input makes people more accountable for the mod they are making. Limit the number of characters that will be shown on the forum listing (or better, simply turn the mod score into a hyperlink, with the alt text being the first few characters of each mod description, clicking on which will take you to a page with the full description given). It needn't become a big thing consuming lots of space on the page. I think another site does something simmilar, fark or something I think. Don't the items posted have a score and a reason for the score (+1 cool, +5 porn, etc).

    As to the number of mods, I think the current setup is all right. Everyone who's a regular can contribute to the process. There is a higher authority though, when it's needed. I'd like to see the "higher authorities" crack down a little harder on violations of the rules, but it's not my forum.

Yeah, and really, I think this is more or less ok, however, I don't read the forums as much as I used to (full time job, family, etc) so it might be days between reads for me. By that time, the three mods has occurred and there are sometimes whole threads hidden and locked. My curiosity gets the best of me and I do wonder what was said. Of course, it's a violation of forum rules really to pry into hidden posts, and it's a violation to repost, so a lot gets said that I don't see. I like to observe the way people interact, both live, and via wire, and some of the more lively interactions are tucked away by the time I get to see them. There is also the situation where mod abuse occurs, and three people on a single side of a viewpoint can shutdown a single poster's opinion when the right conditions are present.

    Really, there's only two rules that seem to be broken often around here (flames and grudges), so it shouldn't be too hard to enforce them, if the folks in charge wish to do so.

Yes, by the reguars, this is true, and it's sad. Really, these are probably the two most important, but least enforced rules on the board. Most important for good reason too. It's tearing the community apart. Speaking as someone who's been around longer that most here (I remember when this forum first came online, back in the 8m days, when the premiere site for IHA's original discussion topic was Jerzy W's "The Reason Why Macs Suck Home Page", later dubbed "Platform Discussion"), I've watched posters come and posters go. Lots of posters, who yes, some disagree with, have left in the face of these two rules violations.

I can completely understand the admins' not being able to constantly monitor the forums and enforce the rules with an iron fist. They've got lives, just like all of us. I would SUCK at being an admin, because, like I said before, I don't get to really read through the site but once every couple days. I'd imagine the bitching would be turned up full blast if I were the sole cop on these streets.

Mr. Spork

“Go to hell, Senator, it’s time for you to take your final dirt nap.” - Nooooo, no, you got it all wrong, see. "Dirt nap", in this context, just means laying down for a short sleep without first taking a shower or anything. This is just a suggestion for John McCain to take up a little better personal hygiene and in is no way violent in nature. You people with your jump to conclusions mats!