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Moderation
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:34:03 PM »
The Forum keeps growing, which is great news, but there are some downsides as well, the most conspicuous of course being off-topic comments and rants in the wrong threads, especially the ones with most readers, such as the freezing/melting threads, and the IJIS and PIOMAS threads. Lately this has been really getting out of hand.

I've decided to do two things:

1. Delete those off-topic comments for a while, to see if that helps. It entails extra work, but so do the moderator reports, warning people and PM-ing back and forth.
2. Forum member and long time ASIB commenter Jim Pettit has offered to help out, and so I've decided to assign him the role of General Moderator, which allows him to intervene with all kinds of things, like approving comments from new members, moving threads, modifying polls when necessary, etc.

That should get us through the coming melting season.  ;)
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Re: Moderation
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 09:54:37 PM »
Thanks! Good luck.
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Re: Moderation
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 10:22:12 PM »
It is always good in any endeavor to have someone trustworthy to delegate responsibility to. I think this is a good move. Worse than being just off topic is an off topic argument. Many of us feel like we have to have the last word in an argument and our pride won't let us stop. The longer an argument goes, the worse the things said get. Much better that it gets nipped before hard feelings are caused. Surely this move will keep us all on our toes.
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Re: Moderation
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 02:27:06 AM »
I hope A-team reads this .. we would not have lost him if this action had been taken earlier . Have a great melting season everyone and lets enjoy informative threads .. bc
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Re: Moderation
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 07:03:04 AM »
This is probably a job almost nobody wants, so we owe our thanks to Jim Petit for stepping up!

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Re: Moderation
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 08:54:37 AM »
Great news, Neven. And many thanks to Jim Pettit for stepping up for this necessary and unenviable job.