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    The following extra rule suggestions...

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Fragger, Jan 30, 2008.

    1)Don't double/triple/etc post, edit your last one. Reason:It's annoying
    2)Don't dig up dead threads unless its very important. : It's also annoying.
    3)Don't Backseat Moderate:
    If you feel a post infringes a rule, please report it. Don't post telling them off, leave that to the mods please.
     
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    This is forum etiquette. I'm not sure it belongs under rules. And what precisely is backseat moderating?
     
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    Backseat moderating: One guy makes a thread. He posted it in the wrong forum and made a lot of mistakes. Others didn't report him and instead told him how to do things.
     
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    I'm sorry, but erm.... where did this come from?
     
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    DeletionQuality.net

    www.DeletionQuality.net
     
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    I'm sorry, but whaaaaat?????? that doesn't make sense. Can you explain why you posted it here?
     
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    I'm not sure about the link, DOZ, but I think he's suggesting additions to the forum rules.
     
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    ah. Righto.
     
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    Well, here's my take on these proposed rules:

    1. Multiple posts responding to different points earlier in the thread aren't necessarily a bad thing. But if the additional posts are like, "Oh, and one more thing...", I agree that it's better to edit it into your previous post instead. It's a judgment call, though, and I don't feel a rule is really needed.

    2. Digging up "dead" threads. Sometimes it's absurd to rehash something that has been discussed to death. On the other hand, some threads may have renewed relevence for someone who may not have been there for the original thread. It can be beneficial to recall the previous discussion as opposed to rehashing the same points previously made. So again, there's no need to make a rule. If the moderators see something dragged back that should not be given further "airtime", we'll go ahead and close the thread.

    3. Back seat moderating. It's not a rule per se, but we do continually remind people to use the report post icon, or to PM a moderator, to point out problem posts, rather than adding to the problem with followup posts. If the post has to be deleted, the followups may need to be cleaned out as well, so save yourself some frustration. And if your response heats up a flame war, you may end up receiving an infraction along with teh original poster.

    In general, we try to keep things friendly and comfortable around here. In that spirit, we keep the rules to what is necessary to keep the peace. Our most important rule is to respond respectfully to other members and maintain an environment suitable for constructive development.

    And we do our best to respond quickly to problems that arise.
     
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    And you do a damn good job, Cog.
     
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    Thanks, Banzai, on behalf of all the mod team.
     
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    Yea Cog, and the other Mods, you do an immense job at keeping the peice.

    I don't see a problem however, with someone gently reminding people to keep t friendly, even though they are not a mod. No need to get a mod invloved if it is still fairly ok. I tend to do a bit of backseat modding by the definition given by the sounds of things, not is a nasty way or anything, just keeping things friendly. If it got serious though I'd tell a mod. Probs just me thinking i'm powerful :| :p
     
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    i have to agree with you on that, heather... i do the same thing, when i don't see the 'offense' as bad enough to report the poor poster... i also feel that pointing out something simple like they could delete contents of a hiccupped double post or ask to have the post moved to a more appropriate section and such is only being kind and keeping the mods from having to deal with stuff the posters can take care of on their own and don't deserve being 'reported' for...
     
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    heh I tend to backseat mod a little when it comes to the reviews where people jsut say "That was really good, I liked it" I generally post that they could at least say what they liked about a piece if they can't find anything wrong with it.
    Ooops my bad...:D
     
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    Really mmm fascinating stuff.

    But

    We have our rules and we have never had issue's with the aforementioned so unless Daniel amends them they stay as they are.
     
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    Okay, so it's in the Admin's hands. Got it.
     
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    Thanks for the suggested rules.

    I don't think these should be rules, but rather more of an unspoken recommendation/courtesy because in some cases double posting, digging up threads, or "backseat moderating" can all be appropriate.
     
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    Am I the only one who finds the phrase "backseat moderating" faintly amusing? :p
     
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    Banzai, I don't think that post was necessary. ;)
     

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