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An artical I came across that might be of interest to Mod's and Member's

So what jobs does a Forum Moderator have to do?

  • Have a topic actually saying what the rules are and what consequences of breaking them is
  • Make sure that the users follow the rules
  • Keep content clean
  • Help people
  • Keep spam away

How to make the rules

The rules are the most important thing on a forum (apart from the content). They declare what is acceptable and what isn’t. These are usually made by the Creator, but if it isn’t, the Forum Moderators can make them.

So what do you need to include?

  • The rule. What it is that they aren’t allowed to do
  • An example. Give a small example showing what the rule actually means
  • The punishment. Tell everyone what the consequences of breaking this rule would be

How to make sure users follow the rules

Enforcing the rules can sometimes be a painful and reputation lowering job. I know that when I had to do it, it made me lose some of my forum friends because they weren’t following the rules.

Easiest way to make sure that they do it is to put in your signature a reminder of where to find the forum rules. Have a hyperlink saying “Please remember to follow the rules, click here to view them”. Maybe also have a message saying “Its nothing personal, its just my job”. Sure, they aren’t necessary, but it is recommended.

If you see someone breaking a rule, Private Message them saying what they have done wrong and how they could maybe change it. If it something serious then you have to take the necessary actions and email them saying why you have taken those actions (as a Forum Moderator you can view emails even if they have them hidden)

How to keep content clean

Forums are usually considered as open but that does not mean people are allowed to go around cussing about everything. Innocent circumstances are fine, but full blown outrages aimed at someone are not.

How best to deal with this is to change the words for stars, and Private Message the person telling them why it has been changed and maybe give them a warning. If in your rules you have stated that people cannot swear then you should take the necessary actions

Help people

This is definately the most important job of a Forum Moderator. You have been given this rank because the owners feel you are helpful and good for the forum. So prove you are suitable by helping people. Put in your signature a message such as “If you need any help, Private Message me” or even “If you need any help and I am not online, drop me an email at _____ “

I know that you cannot be on all the time, and I am not saying that you have to be. But try to answer Private Messages or emails as soon as you get them.

Keep spam away

This can probably be the longest job. But if you do this regularly or quickly, you wont have such a large job to do anymore. First of all, what is spam?

Spam is where people are sending 1 word posts such as “lol” or “agreed”. Some good forums also consider meaningless posts spam, eg “I agree. It has got to stop” or “This is such a good thread, nice work”

To keep it away, just delete the post/thread

I hope this article has been helpful. I am going to write more very soon!

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Post time 2012-2-18 22:53:54 |Display all floors
Yeah, and if they ban all the boring posters the likes you, this place will attract more creditable members.
Let me know when you are ready for the chop, Pig!

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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2012-2-18 23:04
YIPman Post time: 2012-2-18 22:53
Yeah, and if they ban all the boring posters the likes you, this place will attract more creditable  ...


Find a porn forum if that's how you want it.

Clear off you stupit irriot you empty headed animal food trough whopper, your muvver was a hamster and your Farver smelt of Elderberries

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Post time 2012-2-18 23:11:08 |Display all floors
1584austin Post time: 2012-2-18 23:04
Find a porn forum if that's how you want it.

Clear off you stupit irriot you empty headed animal  ...

What's a MVM pig?

A lean porky with less than 10% fat?

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YIPman Post time: 2012-2-18 23:11
What's a MVM pig?

A lean porky with less than 10% fat?

Yummy

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Post time 2012-2-21 23:03:16 |Display all floors
This post was edited by greatlady at 2012-2-21 23:07

Good posts Mr.Austin,

The forum is like a deep pond, whoever jumps in, whoever will be pointedand belittled once for a while. You would never know what would you get fromthe others?  It is a place likely to kill the posters who want to talk the right things instead of rampant bias and haters as well as someone whopurposely to blow their own horns.

This is the world of black and white, but someone just want to make itGREY.


We always want to protect our motherland,

We always like to say we are great nation,

We always like to say we have a long history.

....


From that point, A person who claims those great things should not has a big heartwilling to listen, to learn, to accept and to change ? Rarely, I haven't read thosegood virtues exist in posters yet.


I feel bad to see how some posters were under attcked with no reasons?

I feelsad to read how a poster was tried to be smashed even with his dead lover ?

I feelshocked to read how the curse to one poster with a coffin picture and even saidhe/she would give discount when he died one day?


..............


Thereare many many examples like that when I was trying to read some .

and Iwas wondering how the mods and the other readers would feel at that moment?


I haveno answer when my nephew and even younger friends asked me some dirty wordsused by some posters.


Andsome kind do not post unless sex stuff were popped in.


So, Ihave to ask, the forum is getting better or worse lately?




Take care all,

GL





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Post time 2012-2-22 00:30:24 |Display all floors
greatlady Post time: 2012-2-21 23:03
Good posts Mr.Austin,

The forum is like a deep pond, whoever jumps in, whoever will be pointedand b ...

What you say is not wrong GL

Every country will have its Morons, therefore every forum will too

I know there are the Nasties
I know there are the Troublemakers
I know there are the Losers

And seems that will never change to a great extent on here.

If only Posters thought to show fun instead of making fun and trying to humiliate other members (trying to suggest they are so clever and wonderful) when they are human beings like everyone else... " well sometimes I wonder if some of them are human beings"

Follow some fun threads and stuff the Moron posts in the sewer where they belong

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