I deleted 15 of the next 23 posts I'm going to make over the next - let's see, how long will it take to post 23 times in this enervated environment? - three months. Haven't decided which ones yet, though. For sure, anything with "nanny", "Mom" or "harridan" in it.I've already deleted my post in my mind. I figured I'd save you the trouble.
Although I know you from your posts, I think that's not really relevant to policy regarding moderation. The fact that there's a policy to delete any post which is not in the moderator's mind somehow about motorcycles is idiotic. The ignore feature should be good enough for anyone. Moderation should be used only when there are complaints or when someone is flagrantly insulting or really causing problems. I don't remember Buz's post that was the first in the chain of deleted stuff, but I remember that nothing in this chain was overly ripe or insulting. We're all adults here, we don't need this kind of overactive babysitting.evening all. i have a couple of question concerning mods. (no, not chino-wearing british youths on vespas...)
"1. who is assigned to which forums, or are all moderators welcome to regulate whichever forum they are currently visiting? or do moderators have a loosely defined territory which they patrol, not unlike the mighty anomalocaris, king (or queen) of the cambrian seas?"
Moderators have the right to visit and edit any area or thread they see fit for 'moderation'. There is no set area where we are assigned. Any of us can moderate any of you anywhere on the forum.
"2. how has moderation changed from MO version 1.0? what is the new mission/vision, and who decides/has decided this? moderators have the ability to steer the social (and sometimes moral/political) direction of a forum community, and i am curious to know how the leadership views its role in regulating the collective of MO 2.0 ."
The moderation has changed in that the forum was designed to talk about all things 'motorcycle'. Anything outside those bounds such as off-topic conversations, personal attacks, or trolling are targeted by the moderators and administrators for editing or deleting. The direction of the forum is to talk about motorcycles, and topics related to motorcycles. The trouble with the old forum is that there were people that had to take over every thread with politics, nonsense, and trolling. This type of activity will not happen here. I don't think it will be difficult to figure out what is in and out of bounds for most, but there is always the one that will push the limits.
"3. what are the credentials by which mr. duke and his merry wassailers select moderators? not being one of the senior members ( with only 178 posts), i suppose i'm just curious to get to know our leaders a little better (even if only through a detailed user profile, e.g.). by knowing better those that control the forums, we might better know what the new etiquette is."
I would have to say that moderators were chosen with their length of MO experience, and for their contribution to the site in the past. All of the moderators are long time MO subscribers, and are knowledgable about most aspects of motorcycling. To get to know wny of them, or me, drop me an email or a PM and I'll be glad to tell you about myself. I have a feeling you already know plenty about me, but maybe you don't. The new etiquette is pretty simple. Talk about motorcycles and eveything else will take care of itself. It's going to be really tough for some to do that, but they will do it. Hope that answers your questions and concerns. Drop me a line if you need me to explain anything I have said.