[haiku-web] Re: Moderation in the forums

Hi everyone!
[Since I couldn't find it this post in the mailing list archive, I'll 
resend it...]

On Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:29:32 +0100 I wrote:
> While I won't be drawn into a discussion in the mentioned thread [1] 
> - 
> I don't waste my time with unpleasant people - I do think we should 
> improve our moderation.

After a bit of discussion on IRC #haiku-web with Matt, Urias and 
Disreali, we decided on this course of action with regard to 
moderation:

1. Report a post considered deserving moderation on this mailing list. 
(We are aware that in the end it's always a judgment call...)

2. An admin will swoop in and, when agreeing with the assessment, un-
publish the offending post. (By un-publishing, the comment could be 
retrieved)

3. The admin will add a comment explaining who moderated the post and 
why.


Matt already added a blurb on the forum front page [1] asking people to 
stay on-topic or risk being moderated.


I think we didn't have much need of moderation in the past (besides the 
uncontroversial spam removal) and hope we won't have much in the future. 
At least now we agreed to have it more visible.

Regards,
Humdinger


[1] https://www.haiku-os.org/forum

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