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Ben Wand wrote:

In a related note, I also call for a ban on the word 'cunt'. Believe me, it'll make a world of difference.

And this.  There is probably some forum software that allows you to find/replace all instances of the word with something else more tasteful.  .

Eg

You complete and utter cheeseboard.

Other suggestions for find/replace gratefully received.

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Yep another forum I frequent replaces with 'cad'.

But to be honest I personally don't mind the use of whatever swear words. We are (supposed to be) adults, after all. This website isn't for kids is it. It's the intent behind the use of certain words that's the problem IMO. But I can understand why some feel the need to change this.

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My choice would be Erik and Benson, i think between them theyd do a decent job

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i think it's important to have a strict moderator with a zero tolerance policy. maybe one or two warnings then permaban.
It doesn't realy matter who the moderator is though.

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Careful what you wish for. On the David Icke forum they used to have an 'anything goes' thread which was totally unmoderated - eventually it got taken down because it got too extreme and, you guessed it, the site owners didn't think it did anything for their reputation. Kind of what Diggers is probably dealing with here. We either shape up or ship out it seems to me.

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I think a 3 strikes and your out policy works best, that way at least youve had plenty of warnings and if you don't behave then you've only yourself to blame

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kovy71 wrote:

i think it's important to have a strict moderator with a zero tolerance policy. maybe one or two warnings then permaban.
It doesn't realy matter who the moderator is though.

That's a great idea, Kovy.

Why don't you just post on the Microsoft forum if you're such a girl you want zero tolerance moderators?

草泥马

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kovy71 wrote:

i think it's important to have a strict moderator with a zero tolerance policy. maybe one or two warnings then permaban.
It doesn't realy matter who the moderator is though.

Agree. 3 strikes and you're out. Each strike you are reminded by the moderator of the rule that you have broken and how. Pin the rule to the front page for new members. Send the rule to new members in a email or something along with a note to encourage them to introduce themselves on the board?

Just a suggestion.

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Beijing Dave wrote:
kovy71 wrote:

i think it's important to have a strict moderator with a zero tolerance policy. maybe one or two warnings then permaban.
It doesn't realy matter who the moderator is though.

That's a great idea, Kovy.

Why don't you just post on the Microsoft forum if you're such a girl you want zero tolerance moderators?

Zero tolerance after the warnings remain disregarded and of course it should be made clear whats allowed and what isn't beforehand.

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I also remember how the David Icke forum went from a free-thinking pool of ideas to a hysterical fascist-mod clique in just three years by employing exactly the processes Yant just outlined. Not having a pop Yant, but once again be careful what you wish for. Human nature and all that. Maybe we could have a super-mod just for the moderators?


"Who watches the watchers?"

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..glad the board will get another chance (and apols in advance for the self-quote), but I really think it would be a massive step forward if we give this trial period a go on a simplified version of the board..

dump all the sub-forums and just have three sections, a 'General Bedrock & music' section, 'Mixes' and a 'Off-topic Bedrock banter- enter at your own risk' area. Rough treatment of noobs, aimless slagging etc. could be quite easily moderated in the former by slinging it in the latter.

..way more straightforward to moderate (zero-tolerance for abuse in one forum, usual shit-flinging but with a clear warning in the other) and self-explanatory/information-based for casual visitors

How big a job is it to strip-out the dormant sub forums? I'm guessing the forum front page would need tweaking.. it looks as if there are a few folk around that know their way around forum-building, does Gecko even need to be involved?

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The simple function of being able to 'move' threads would enable a more streamlined product. Easy to do and worthwhile in practice.

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Defo think Presto is a great shout to Mod smile

SimonR

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Presto for sure. He needs something for all of those posts

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Simonr would make a good mod.

草泥马

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I voted for Presto but I'd like to see some references from HMV before giving him the job full time.


Presto's first task has to be clearing Dermo's name from the Phil Opian IP debacle.

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Benson and Damo get my vote for moderators both will do an excellent job.

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Beijing Dave wrote:

Simonr would make a good mod.

lol

We're supposed to be making the forum a more welcoming place. Have you seen his avatar and comments on black people?

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sub 100 posters with less than a year's membership shouldn't have a say in anything.

Part of the problem

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Well as someone who's got years of experience elsewhere all I can offer is the advice that you will need to put some time aside to do it everyday. Some days it can be pretty easy, other days or when there's more traffic than normal you may need to watch it like a hawk. I ran it on my own for a period and even had to do it on holiday. So maybe a separate, single mod for the smaller forum sections and two for the general might be more beneficial. If anyone needs any tips etc, i'm happy to pass them on. You just need some good communication and cover.

That said about communication, it also depends as much on moderation as it does on members communicating any issues to them as well. So when some mods are in place, there needs to be a re-review of the processes and rules of the forum. Obviously not turning it into some sort of online Stalingrad. Those who may be at fault but also did't want to see it go, will hopefully appreciate it too and think differently.

Fair play to John really. He could have not given it a chance, and pulled the plug pretty swiftly. This place has been integral to the Bedrock brand as anything else, and it's an asset that needs to be protected positively.

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Mr Boring wrote:

Millsy's too busy.

I'd go with Smashdad, Presto and Dermo. (Not taking the piss with that last one)


Cheers for the heads up boring. Unfortunately with all my djing and high level socialising I would't have time to squeeze it in. Unless of course its during the 10hrs a day I spend on here.

Part of the problem

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Yeah, fair play to Diggers.

I don't want to see the place shut, but I just hope it doesn't go too far the other way and become too repressive - it would be really boring if we couldn't even slaughter Yant for his Porsche trabbs.

草泥马

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Presto is taking his time on this one. I think he sky+'d "8 out of 10 cats does countdown" and obviously has it on loop for the foreseeable. wink

Beef Jerky Time!

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easy people

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hugs John, i hope this continues

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Nice one Diggers. I wonder if it was all part of a cunning plan....

Not sure if just two Mods could handle all the monitoring. Anyway my vote would go to Millsy, Unbroken and Presto. If Millsy's too busy, then maybe Smashdad because you probably need one of the Mods ever so slightly aggressive.

Another idea to help prevent multiple aliases would be to not allow registration using a Hotmail, Gmail etc accounts. So you would have to use a work email address for example. Once registered, you could change your email address in your profile if you moved job or something. You just couldn't use one of those 'spam' addresses for the initial registration process.

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