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Transparent Moderation Log & Site Topics - Part I

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  1. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm actually not breaking the rules at work by surfing. We're allowed, per the rules, to spend our personal time (breaks, lunch) doing personal things on our computers. But porn is strictly forbidden. No warnings, straight out firing. StyleForum is not a porn site and, imo, the default in a case like this should be "No porn".

    I take offense that you think I'm whining because I would like to maintain some level of decorum around here. NSFW tags are prominently displayed where threads contain content that is widely viewed as objectionable at work, but we few choices when it comes to avatars. We can either see them all, see none of them, or put those users on our "ignore" list.

    The second option means being deprived of perfectly acceptable material (funny pictures, pictures of sytlish people, easy identification of posters, etc.) for a very tiny percentage of users who want to use images border on being pornographic. The last option allows me to avoid just their avatars, but also means I can't read their postings at all.

    And you don't HAVE to put porn in your avatar. Why is that choice by default acceptable?

    And I love how this is being framed as me wanting a change just to please myself versus everyone else defending the preferences of the entire forum. It's a small number of people versus another small number of people.


    B,

    As I said earlier, it really doesn't affect me either way; if the mods decide to change the way things are, that's fine with me. My post was more directed at my reluctance/fear of over-moderating/changing the way things have typically run on a forum where there really isn't an overall benefit to everybody. I've been on forums (probably 20 or more) since the late 1990's and EVERY one of them except SF is all but dead because of over-moderating.

    Next, I don't want you to take offense thinking I was singling out YOU, and the "stop whining" was actually meant to be tongue-in-cheek (I should have added a smiley).

    I understand your concern, but again, my argument was mostly just to say that I think as little control as possible is generally better. Further, it would be my hope that members could handle this stuff THEMSELVES, as opposed to as for mod intervention.

    Could you possibly email/PM the members in question and discuss it with them directly? I doubt they'd get angry at you if you explain it to them. AND, we don't have to have RULES from on high telling us to stop doing something.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Lady Canuker

    Lady Canuker Senior member

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    Hmmm all this talk has me wondering if I could be NSFW instead of Senior Member [​IMG]
     
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    ...says the dude with a cartoon character for his avatar.

    Whatever. [​IMG]


    Where's Romy?
     
  4. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    Where's Romy?

    In training, and temporarily replaced by my newest Latina appreciation, Claudia Bassols.
     
  5. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    I've been on forums (probably 20 or more) since the late 1990's

    20 forums? I cant keep up with this one sinkhole of my time. Quit your whining and go out and get a life.

    [​IMG]

    K
     
  6. Lady Canuker

    Lady Canuker Senior member

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    In training, and temporarily replaced by my newest Latina appreciation, Claudia Bassols.

    Your newest is quite pretty, but I miss your old avie as it is pure sexy [​IMG]
     
  7. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    20 forums? I cant keep up with this one sinkhole of my time. Quit your whining and go out and get a life. [​IMG] K
    Not all at ONCE!!! Pretty much, SF is the only one I play at now, though every once in a while I head over to Basenotes or StyleZeitgeist, when I have time. I mean twenty altogether since the beginning, where you start at one and then you find others from that one, then when that forum dies or gets boring, you move on. So, there's BN, SZ, SF, AAAC, TFS, six or seven different brand-specific forums over the years, some watch forums... I doubt 20 is too far off..
     
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    Rach2jlc,

    Fair enough. And I share your desire to not have "over-moderation." I think the guys do a good job. And in the past I've always thought members did a good job of policing themselves. However, there seems to be a slight shift in that lately. I just don't want it going too far.

    Fwiw, I turned off all avatars, but thought the principle was worth debating. For me it's a moot point in practice.

    b



    B,

    As I said earlier, it really doesn't affect me either way; if the mods decide to change the way things are, that's fine with me. My post was more directed at my reluctance/fear of over-moderating/changing the way things have typically run on a forum where there really isn't an overall benefit to everybody. I've been on forums (probably 20 or more) since the late 1990's and EVERY one of them except SF is all but dead because of over-moderating.

    Next, I don't want you to take offense thinking I was singling out YOU, and the "stop whining" was actually meant to be tongue-in-cheek (I should have added a smiley).

    I understand your concern, but again, my argument was mostly just to say that I think as little control as possible is generally better. Further, it would be my hope that members could handle this stuff THEMSELVES, as opposed to as for mod intervention.

    Could you possibly email/PM the members in question and discuss it with them directly? I doubt they'd get angry at you if you explain it to them. AND, we don't have to have RULES from on high telling us to stop doing something.

    Cheers!
     
  9. rdawson808

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    20 forums? I cant keep up with this one sinkhole of my time. Quit your whining and go out and get a life.
    K


    20? That's nothing. Back in the early 90s I had more usenet group subscriptions than I could count. And you know they were mostly porn so the traffic was heavy! [​IMG]

    b
     
  10. VKK3450

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    Not all at ONCE!!! Pretty much, SF is the only one I play at now, though every once in a while I head over to Basenotes or StyleZeitgeist, when I have time. I mean twenty altogether since the beginning, where you start at one and then you find others from that one, then when that forum dies or gets boring, you move on. So, there's BN, SZ, SF, AAAC, TFS, six or seven different brand-specific forums over the years, some watch forums... I doubt 20 is too far off..

    Wasssssup Mr. Sensitive. Me think he doth protest too much.

    No-one's trying to judge you (well yes we are all judging you).



    K
     
  11. DNW

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    Your newest is quite pretty, but I miss your old avie as it is pure sexy [​IMG]

    Fret not, Lady, for Judo Fraeulein will return when the time is right.
     
  12. Thomas

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    Not all at ONCE!!! Pretty much, SF is the only one I play at now, though every once in a while I head over to Basenotes or StyleZeitgeist, when I have time. I mean twenty altogether since the beginning, where you start at one and then you find others from that one, then when that forum dies or gets boring, you move on. So, there's BN, SZ, SF, AAAC, TFS, six or seven different brand-specific forums over the years, some watch forums... I doubt 20 is too far off..

    Yeah, I've rolled through a number of them in the past few years. Maybe 10 or so where I've contributed, more where I've lurked. Most have lost my interest through over-moderation, stagnation, or - in one case the 'face' of the forum turned it into his soapbox and started indirectly flinging poo at 'rival' forums. I found it comical for about five seconds, then signed off for good. And - no - it's not a clothing-related forum.
     
  13. rach2jlc

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    I found it comical for about five seconds, then signed off for good. And - no - it's not a clothing-related forum.
    So, you used to be a member of the Longaberger Basket Aficionados Forum, too???? [​IMG]
    Wasssssup Mr. Sensitive. Me think he doth protest too much. No-one's trying to judge you (well yes we are all judging you). K
    I'm not sensitive I'm NOTNOTNOT stop telling me I'm sensitive I'm perfectly fine. FINE, I tell you. Fine!!! [​IMG]
    Rach2jlc, However, there seems to be a slight shift in that lately. I just don't want it going too far. b
    Yeah, b, Dumb Threads has tended to push the envelope in a number of directions... [​IMG]
     
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    in one case the 'face' of the forum turned it into his soapbox and started indirectly flinging poo at 'rival' forums. I found it comical for about five seconds, then signed off for good.

    You're a member at FNB?

    I just had a cigar forum I was a part of get sold to new guys and they proposed some changes. It was the first time I've ever had to deal with all that weird ass internet drama and finding a new forum. I hope that never happens w/ SF.
     
  15. Lady Canuker

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    I'm not sensitive I'm NOTNOTNOT stop telling me I'm sensitive I'm perfectly fine. FINE, I tell you.

    Fine!!! [​IMG]


    Riiiight.....we believe you, millions wouldn't but we do [​IMG]
     
  16. rach2jlc

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    Funniest forums in history were the short-lived ones (there have been MANY) that were invitation-only, "private" LV and Hermes brand forums. Basically, they were filled with old rich harpies, TEH GHEYZ, and college girls willing to do more than was wholesome for an LV or Hermes bag.

    They only tended to last about six months to a year, because the rich harpies would quickly start to backstab each other and destroy everything. Shortly after posting pics of their $35K handbags, they'd go out of their ways to try and harm (in any way they could) the members they didn't like. They'd then get banned/quit one forum (with a GREAT "GOODBYE, CRUEL BOARD!!!" post), then start another and her friends would abandon ship.

    TEH GHEYZ were always very friendly, of course... we just like to sit back with some popcorn and watch the fireworks. The college girls tried to be like the rich old harpies... and hilarity ensued.

    Nevertheless, it was there that I managed to pick up some of my best manbags and accessories, while also making some decent cash on the side while proxying stuff from Japan, where LV and Hermes flow like water...
     
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    So, you used to be a member of the Longaberger Basket Aficionados Forum, too????

    [​IMG]
    (...)
    Yeah, b, Dumb Threads has tended to push the envelope in a number of directions... [​IMG]


    Damn. Found me out. So - that's two of us...who are the other three members???

    You're a member at FNB?

    I just had a cigar forum I was a part of get sold to new guys and they proposed some changes. It was the first time I've ever had to deal with all that weird ass internet drama and finding a new forum. I hope that never happens w/ SF.


    Actually, no. I've lurked once or twice but never felt compelled to jump in. I have jumped in on the shaving forums (to the detriment of my pocketbook). God, for men they have a ton of drama. Actually the perfume forums also get their hackles up from time to time, but they're a bit better-mannered than the razor-toting crowd.

    Riiiight.....we believe you, millions wouldn't but we do [​IMG]

    Yes, we do.
     
  18. rach2jlc

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    Damn. Found me out. So - that's two of us...who are the other three members???

    I think Labelking HAS to be one of them...
     
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    I think Labelking HAS to be one of them...

    Him or Ivan Kipling
     
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    Dewd, can someone do something about the Jinda. These pics are leaning either to the underage or back to the teaser page of softcore porn.

    K
     
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