View Full Version : Less Moderating

05-28-2001, 04:52 AM
I'm not a longtime veteran to these boards but i feel that the moderators are over moderating. Why do you have to close posts just because the topic pertaining to them has been discussed before. Also, it is kind of annoying and confusing when u move posts to another board. In my opinion, there seems to be too many moderators. You should divide the work between u all so u all get more free time. Because, lets be honest, i don't think u all want to spend 4 hours a day moderating this site.

05-28-2001, 06:55 AM
I think they close topics because they're afriad duplicates will eventually overload the server. I mean you have to admit that 38 different threads stating "whats the best coaster" or "B & M rules" gets a little too much.

05-28-2001, 06:31 PM
True Smoky

Yankee Cannonball
05-28-2001, 08:04 PM
There are some topics that are inherently going to be discussed a lot. When new people join, they don't know to make sure that they aren't repeating a topic, so they just post. I think that it's fine that the moderaters lock redundant topics, it makes the forum a little cleaner and easier to sift through.

Tom Zeliff
05-28-2001, 08:11 PM
We don't try to over moderate these forums. If we come across a topic that has already been discussed before and still has a thread open on the subject, we will close the new one and post a link to the old one so that those who are interested in discussing that subject are directed to the correct place for it. Yes, it can be confusing to show up and see that your post is missing, only to find it in another forum. In those cases we post a message saying why we moved it just before we do move it. Remember 2 things when posting here:
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<BR><!-- BBCode --><LI>Use the search function (upper right) to see if the discussion you wish to join is already in progress.
<BR><!-- BBCode --><LI>Think about what you are posting when starting a new topic and remember to post it in the correct forum. Topics like "Is CP better than SFMM" don't belong in the American Coasters forum, and "Have you played that new PS2 game?" shouldn't be in the Trip Reports section.
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<BR>Just use a little common sense and it'll make the boards much cleaner and our jobs as mods much easier. Thanks!
<BR>ThrillRide Forum Moderator
<BR>"Oh, anyone can come up with worthless statistics to prove a point. 13% of all people know that!"<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Tom Zeliff on 2001-05-28 20:13 ]</font>

06-08-2001, 04:57 PM
not tyler he just locks and laughs.

Sir Willow
06-08-2001, 07:32 PM
I think the moderators do a pretty good job overall. And in some ways they are actually moderating less now that more people are getting the hang of how the boards operate.
<BR>Shoot, they are even being nice as Arlok2 wages his own little anti-Tyler campaign. I know of a few places that he would have been banned already.
<BR>So the mods aren't as strict as some might think.

06-18-2001, 12:38 PM
I like the Nice Mods over here, I prefer them to Danimation's because Danimation's seem to have gotten too strict over the past few months. Not to mention they don't over-react to posts that criticize them, like SirWillow mentioned, Arloke2 would've been banned in some places for the Anti-Tyler Eaves campaign.

06-18-2001, 07:28 PM
I agree, most moderators do a great job. Double posting is annoying, is the search function that difficult? And I see nothing wrong with moving a post that isn't in an appropriate forum, things get too confuzzling.

06-19-2001, 05:51 PM
People who complain against mods complain because they have done something wrong themselves.
<BR>Also, don't mind arlok, he lives in his own little world where he wages war against Tyler Eaves.

06-20-2001, 07:47 AM
Well, if there are about 880 topics in American Coasters, and about half of them are polls (like what is your favorite Intamin ride?)... they should be moved... not just one or two... like mine was (Mine was asking about feelings on ride safety). Maybe it might help clean up that section. So, I say the over-moderate in some areas, but they under-moderate in others.

06-20-2001, 07:38 PM
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<BR>On 2001-06-19 17:51, Kraken wrote:
<BR>People who complain against mods complain because they have done something wrong themselves.
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<BR>I couldn't disagree more. Some people who complain have perfectly legitimate concerns. Lumping us in with people who complain because they're out of line is just completely unfair.

Kevin Winkler
06-23-2001, 02:02 AM
This is the kind of thread i like seeing. It lets me know just how you guys feel about how we (the mods) are doing. I DO feel that sometimes the board is over-modded), but with the amount of posts that have come in since these forums were introduced, well, its alot to take in at one time. There is alot going on. But anyway, keep up the constructive criticism. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">