Working Stiff wrote:Moderating stinks.
I'm a moderator on Disc Golf Course Review, and it's a classic damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Every day somebody complains about a post, and you have to decide if you are going to leave it or delete it or lock the thread or whatever. You for sure know that whatever you do you are either going to tick off the person who made the post or tick off the person who complained. Every time I lock a thread or delete a post there are people who think I'm trampling on free speech and have gone too far, and others who think the whole thread should be deleted and I have not gone far enough. Pretty much the only given is that I'm making somebody mad.
Really, all message boards work off the same principal. Don't be a douchebag. You can create a whole set of fancy long-winded rules and regulations, but in the end it boils down to that. If you can keep that in mind these things are great tools to keep information flowing.
Unfortunately they are more often used as places to complain and argue. They are not great tools for that. A lot of people don't understand the difference between asking "why was the payout so low?" and posting "that payout sucked!" So people get mad and yell and scream at each other through the keyboard and you end up with rules and some poor moderators stuck in the middle of it.
Really, this is simple. Before you hit "submit" read what you wrote and think "do I sound like a douchebag?" If you do, delete it and start over. Those are really the only rules you need.
mkane wrote:don't worry about the spelling we get the drift ;)
irwinje wrote:Why would you ever encourage people to me more stupid than they have to be. Spelling does matter and so does grammar. We as humans have the ability to think and convey thoughts in a way that is unique to our species. If we get lazy about that and take these gifts for graunted, we may as well hang out in trees and throw our poop at each other, because we have reduced ourselves to lesser forms of mamals.
Lazerface wrote:I hope the board doesn't report these threats to the Feds.
Lazerface wrote:irwinje wrote: P.S. you misspelled graunted (granted) and mamals (mammals)
irwinje wrote:"I always F-up some stupid Monday detail"
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