Moderators, Please Help us Understand your Rulings

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Tom Butler, Jan 16, 2014.

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  1. Tom Butler

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    The moderators have closed a couple of threads, leaving me to wonder what their reasoning is.

    I'm not questioning the decisions. What I'm looking for is their help in understanding how you arrive at those decisions. I understand about post-limits. What are some of the other reasons you think a thread has gone on long enough?

    By the way, thank you for your willingness to serve as a moderator. I wouldn't have your job. I wouldn't have the patience for it.
     
  2. JohnDeereFan

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    While we're at it, I'd be curious to know why they turn a blind eye to SaturnNeptune when he insults virtually everybody.
     
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    Also, why is John Deer Fan allowed to call other posters liars with no evidence?
     
  4. Squire Robertsson

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    Which forum are you speaking of?
     
  5. Tom Butler

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    One was the Paul Washer thread in the General Baptist Discussion category. I' thought it would never be shut down.

    The other was in the Calvinism category, "Original Sin." There were a couple of others that I can't find now. Sometimes the moderator will post saying he's shutting it down, giving a reason. . Other times, the thread is closed without explanation.

    Squire, don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining at all. Just curious about the decision-making process.
     
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    And we also demand to know what does the fox say?
     
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    Not much if it is being chased by hounds. :)
     
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    I'd rather shoot myself than hear that song again.
     
  9. Dr. Bob

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    In my almost god-like power as a jack-booted thug, I routinely shut down threads that reach 10 pages (that is the rule). So assume the thread has hit the count if it is stopped.

    Other times, the writer of the thread (the op) asks since it is far afield or the children on it are recalcitrant and unrepentant.

    Just moved a thread by a non-Baptist to the "all Christian" section, but try to leave a "re-direct" for those who want to continue the discussion.

    And rarely there is a thread so offensive or so divisive that it warrants banishment to the outer darkness, gnashing teeth, et al.
     
  10. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    We really depend a lot on the report post button. I don't think any of us read every post in every thread in forums we are responsible for. Reporting a post may not get the result a member wants, but it will be looked at.
     
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    And who let the dogs out?
     
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    Why do think you have the right to impugn the ministry of Paul Washer with your vile and unsubstantiated posts?
     
  13. Gib

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    who let the dogs out, why did the chicken cross the road? I'm sure the fox was behind it. Ring-a-linga-ding-ding :type:
     
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    If you or someone you know has an iPhone, ask Siri :)
     
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    You will never know! The secret of the fox is an ancient mystery!
     
  16. webdog

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    Ask a few times :laugh:
     
  17. DHK

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    As for the length of the thread different moderators will shut them down at different times. If Dr. Bob is present here he will tend to shut them down fairly quickly at 10 pages. I tend to let them go past 20 pages.
    If they have strayed from the OP, which the thread on Paul Washer had, it deserves to be shut down. If it starts to be mean-spirited (that thread was going in that direction also), it deserves to be shut down. But primarily, it had already reached 27 pages, and that was plenty long enough.

    Other forums have different standards. In Current Affairs, after 3 pages it isn't current any longer. So it is shut down, and sometimes earlier than that.
    I hope that answers some of your questions.
     
  18. JohnDeereFan

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    The biggest concern among many is that the moderators appear to enforce some rules, but not others, depending on the poster.
     
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    Not that I want to give you the satisfaction over this knowledge, but I have already gotten an infraction over you. You are correct, it the moderators equally enforced the rules, you would have been banned months ago.
     
  20. DHK

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    This is not a fruitful "Baptist" discussion, and does not fall under the "General Baptist" topics permitted here. If any of you have grievances with any one in particular including the administration, please use the pm system and not air your dirty laundry out for all to see.
     
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