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Old 10-19-2016, 01:35 PM   #16
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it feels like in the heated discussions with lots of things/arguments being done, it must be pretty time consuming for you, moderators, to look thru threads and delete all of "offensive posts." temporality locking the threads (time to time, if things really goes out of your hands) and encouraging posters having private conversations can be a time saver and somewhat more direct solutions to this, i believe.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:11 PM   #17
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I actually think I prefer the system as implemented to the alternatives, even though I do not like the idea of deleting posts - and it does make you wonder what you missed.

I'm not keen on the idea of temporarily locking threads, both because of what Diemen has already mentioned that it is collective punishment, and because it really would not work for some very active topics. Take the current US election. That thread has been derailed on numerous occasions. What if it got a day-long lock twenty minutes into tonight's debate? Likewise, locking it and starting a fresh thread would mean there would probably be a new thread on that topic every three days, and it's already run to many parts.

Perhaps a more rigorous system of short-term suspensions could be useful, but this forum does not have a particularly large number of regular participants and on many occasions the incident is isolated to one discussion in one thread rather than spreading to other threads.

In general I think FYM doesn't need too heavy a hand in moderation. As far as political forums go it's peaceful compared to others. But we have had problems with thread derailment, in particular with people ignoring or overlooking mod instructions to drop a subject, and removing the unfruitful stuff that swamps regular discussion appears to me to have been helpful in keeping broader discussion going.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #18
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Thanks for opening up to discussion.

I forgot about the frequent suspensions from years ago, but I agree that they worked well and you could also introduce a system whereby x number of suspensions = automatic deletion so as to remove repeat offenders rather than having them on essentially perpetual suspension.

Generally speaking, and this may be my view only, I prefer very light moderation. To me, everyone here (at FYM anyway) is an adult and we can put on our big boy/girl pants and behave. And if we don't, oftentimes the best strategy is to stay objective and unattached. People take things way too personally and carry on grudges forever. I see this as a discussion board with essentially strangers, if somebody says something that's offensive, honestly I'm too busy in my personal life to have that change my day or make me really upset. A lot of the problems here stem, in my view, from people taking offense and then harping on that individual that offended them on multiple threads over many weeks/months in the future because they simply cannot let it go. But I understand that other people may take things more personally and don't view this through such a detached lens. Of course this does not apply to blatantly offensive things - I don't think people should post openly racist or sexist or pornographic, etc things. There should also be at least a modicum of respect in the language used or photos posted since some people may browse at work. Otherwise, I am more inclined to let threads develop as they will.
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Interesting discussion!

If, and purely for the sake of argument, Zoomerang96 were to accuse me of being a 'rampant raving queer', I would not find it offensive, as:

(1) I would assume that it was banter

(2) I am indeed a rampant raving queer, as is Zoomerang96 - we've enjoyed many splendid nights of passion together, and I'm very pleased to announce that we are now officially a couple.

Joking, obvs, but the point I'm making is that it depends on context.

On the other hand, freedom of speech.

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Old 10-19-2016, 11:45 PM   #21
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I think all people with right-wing views should be banned from the Internet.
I agree with you, PhilsFan!

Why stop at just banning the people with right-wing views though? Why not ban everyone from the internet entirely?

Let's be ambitious here and get some blue-sky thinking going.
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:54 PM   #22
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Interesting discussion!

If, and purely for the sake of argument, Zoomerang96 were to accuse me of being a 'rampant raving queer', I would not find it offensive, as:

(1) I would assume that it was banter

(2) I am indeed a rampant raving queer, as is Zoomerang96 - we've enjoyed many splendid nights of passion together, and I'm very pleased to announce that we are now officially a couple.

Joking, obvs, but the point I'm making is that it depends on context.

On the other hand, freedom of speech.

Best wishes from the funny farm!


I would never, EVER call you "rampant"...
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:55 PM   #23
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Speaking of renewing suspensions and/or bannings for repeated infractions, I'm pretty sure registering a new alter when you've been banned from the forum (twice) is against the rules here.
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Damn, I didn't have time to figure out who this one was yet...


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The banned/suspended users thread was one of the best on the site, but I understand why it's no longer in use.
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a banning!
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I don't
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