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Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by AA7BQ, Apr 25, 2020.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I'm sure from the outside it can certainly appear that way. Everything seems to be going fine, then POOF the thread is locked. But what users very often don't see are the often-MANY replies that are deleted for outright nasty commentary or political ranting.

    What happens is the mods try to "surgically edit" but after a while it's just too much work so the entire thread gets locked, but often long after the nasty rules violation posts are removed from "normal view". A thread can only have so much surgical moderation before it ends up making no sense, posts seem oddly "out of order", quoted statements are missing, etc. etc. Not to mention the time it takes moderators to do all this - we/they have lives too!

    So it may SEEM random but trust me - most often it's not.

    Also, not all moderators happen to be frequent "vocal posters" like I am. I have more than a few PMs over the last few years chewing me out for things I'm being blamed for "heavy handed moderation" that I wasn't even aware of, because there are other moderators at work - not just me!

    Trust me: if you could see what "we all see" in some of the threads, and the often pages of deleted comments, you'd "get it".

    Nothing remotely political - just moderating according to the Code of Conduct - it's all right there: do those things, you get moderated :)

    Hopefully that will help folks understand some of the dynamic that goes on behind the scenes

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  2. W5WN

    W5WN QRZ Lifetime Member #379 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Thank you Dave! I am a moderator on another site. I don't see the stuff that you apparently see (not nearly with the membership as on qrz.com). I had no idea that there was so much nasty, violators of the site rules. That makes me think twice about posting here. It's apparently much worse than I thought.

    I've always thought you were a great moderator. Thank you for what you do.
     
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    You're welcome - but no need to "think twice". Feel FREE to post!

    Most of the time, that bad stuff just goes away and a thread moves along.

    Worry not - post away :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. W5WN

    W5WN QRZ Lifetime Member #379 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Dave, thank you again!
     
  5. W9JEF

    W9JEF Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    It just seems unfair to the rest of us, that an entire thread is locked--or in some cases, DELETED--owing to the few who make those nasty comments.

    Perhaps if these bumptious curmudgeons were banned for say, a month (period progressively lengthened if they persist); they'd think twice before posting a personal attack. In the long run, this could save a lot of moderators' time, and eliminate the overall animosity that's foisted by the few.

    73,
    Jim
    EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
     
  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    In a perfect world.......

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  7. W9JEF

    W9JEF Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    So why not do all we can toward having a better world?

    73,
    Jim
    EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
     
  8. W5WN

    W5WN QRZ Lifetime Member #379 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Actually, why not do all that is practical toward having a better world?
     
  9. W9JEF

    W9JEF Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Would the goal of “a better world” not preclude the need to do that which is not practical?

    73,
    Jim
    EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
     
  10. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I guess that would depend on who defines that "better world". Would that definition require 100% agreement or something less? How much less? Who decides how much less?
     
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