posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:46 PM
I realize the task of a moderator can be both monotonous and daunting, please do not take this as criticism, but an inquiry only.
I have read countless threads over the past months, before becoming a registered member, and after.
I noticed that when an informative, steady paced thread becomes large, it is flagged as such and new rules rearding replies being more than one line
and on topic, comes into play. This is certainly understandable.
But when a member or two join the discussion with off-topic, T & C violating, and other inappropriate responses; the moderator will typically warn
them, or remove the post. But then, a warning is sent to the entire thread warning that it will be closed if certain posters continue.
Is this a case of "one person ruining it for the rest of us?" Or is there ever a consideration to remove the offenders ability to post to a
specific thread? I imagine that would be difficult to manager, but I do feel discouraged knowing that a factor out of my control, like someone
else's post, could shut down a discussion that was otherwise informative, enlightening, or eye opening.
Thanks for all your hard work, it appreciated.
[edit on 11-1-2009 by helpmefindtheway]