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dazarobbo

12/12/2011 12:25:17 AM
Since it was pretty interesting to read, I'd like to fork the discussion being had in [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=68362580]this thread[/url] on the topic of "self-moderation" through the use of filtering tools, such as an ignore user feature. I'm in support of a feature like this, and have been for quite a while, even before starting to moderate. See, I noticed that there were users who cluttered up the forum by constantly posting the same mindless drivel, but there wasn't anything I could do about it except do my best to ignore it, which is sometimes difficult when it's so prevalent. The problem was occasionally worse when what these users were posting [i]I considered to be spam[/i], yet the moderators didn't agree or there were mitigating circumstances that didn't necessitate a blacklist (which [b]removes[/b] the content, albeit temporarily), or it took a long amount of time for a moderator to see the offending content and take action. The point is, realistically, moderators are the only users capable of removing content from the forums, and that sucks for regular users with no equivalent tool. You have no way of removing things that anger or annoy you; you need to hope that someone else can and will do it for you, and do it within some kind of internally acceptable frame of time that only you yourself can and will determine. Now, speaking as a moderator, this kind of problem isn't so bad, since sometimes it's actual rule-breaking stuff that I can get rid of, [i]but only because I have the tools to do it[/i]. Again, you guys don't, and that's why it's an issue that I still acknowledge and am trying to find good solutions for. It just so happens that this is one of them. So, three main points here: - People post annoying crap - You have no way to remove it - You have to rely on a moderators decision which may or may not result in the content being removed (via blacklist), that decision may not be quick enough, and it may not be what you were hoping for

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