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Offline Fardap

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2017, 03:32:56 PM »
I've reinstated the posts, but in their own Thread in the Track Board - http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36269.0


Appreciate this Tank and probably what would have been a better option the first time around.

I totally understand the onerous task that moderation is, regarding posting and PM on that basis a PM saying the posts were being deleted would also have been polite and also given the opportunity to suggest splitting off.

Thanks for the work of all the moderators and hopefully this was a minor hiccup and we can move forward learning and helping each other on and off question.

cheers

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2017, 06:51:27 PM »
I was one of the people who passed comment on the deletion of posts.

In that particular thread there was one or two little snippets of information that would be useful to many. They weren't particularly pieces of information that it would even cross your mind to search for, but they were useful. I made a note of what thread they were in for future reference, but I am unlikely to ever be able to find them again.

The problem as I see it is this.

This Forum is TOO good. It holds a vast amount of information about a huge range of topics. When you try to search for an answer you get such a large response it is almost impossible to find the pertinent answer.

A lot of the time I don't even know the terminology to search for.

Which brings me to my point...

...much of the information I have gleaned from this site is stuff I haven't actually been looking for. Much of it I wouldn't haven't even known about the issue it answers. For us inexperienced members on here who are still trying to get to grips with modern railway modelling  (after a 20 year break) these unexpected nuggets of info are a godsend. I bookmark the thread to refer back to at a later stage. Only they're gone, and impossible to search for.

For those members with a good knowledge of the hobby it's fine. For the rest of us, not so good.

I applaud the moderators, combining threads is great. I do ask, however, that they try to appreciate what it's like for us that don't know the terminology, don't know what to search for and are bewildered at best, frustrated at worst.

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2017, 09:18:36 AM »
Whilst i agree somewhat with emjaybeeís reply i also think this is the best forum for information and i am a complete beginner (No Break) so any information i can get always help's me, wether it is from a post or i search for it, i do agree searching is a bit frustrating an may lead me to not getting what i ask for, but then again i ask a question on the forum and if it isnít in the proper thread a moderator will move it to the correct one, so in the end i get the answer. The trouble is most want the question answered yesterday an then it can get even more frustrating for them. Just remember it is a hobby and not a full time paid job has it is for the Moderators and give them the credit they deserve for a brilliant forum.

By they way what has this post got to do with (Welcome and Introduction).      :) :) :)

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2017, 10:28:09 AM »
Having worn the Moderators black cap for another forum I feel the Mod's here do a good job. I didn't see the thread under discussion so can't tell if their deletions were in accordance with what I'd do.

However my general tactic, when I wore the cap, was to leave well alone, even at the expense of tedious fact verification in a thread.


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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2017, 11:44:10 AM »
I've been a bit reluctant to post here, because we do, in modern parlance, try to be "transparent."  :thumbsup:
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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2017, 11:59:30 AM »
I've been a bit reluctant to post here, because we do, in modern parlance, try to be "transparent."  :thumbsup:
:sorrysign: But I suspect we will 'see through' that tactic.  :D

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2017, 12:01:41 PM »

Hello all,

I think this is a great forum.  The vast majority of the posts are friendly and in good humour, and I think the moderators get the balance right.

cheers

Ben A.



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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2017, 01:21:58 PM »
By they way what has this post got to do with (Welcome and Introduction).      :) :) :)

Nothing, it's in the wrong place ;)


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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2017, 01:23:21 PM »
I agree wholeheartedly with Ben A.
This is a marvellous forum and, yes, the moderators do a great if thankless job.
I wasn't party to the thread under discussion so can't comment except to say that in the past if threads started to get a little heated, I back off and leave well alone.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2017, 01:33:16 PM »
It wasn't heated, just off topic.

Still, all fixed now.

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2017, 02:02:49 PM »
Suppose we can consign this thread to the junk bin now then :D

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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2017, 04:47:36 PM »
Suppose we can consign this thread to the junk bin now then :D

That's your mission should you decide to accept it.
This post will self destruct in 5 seconds.
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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2017, 06:39:41 PM »
By they way what has this post got to do with (Welcome and Introduction).      :) :) :)

Nothing, it's in the wrong place ;)


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I've been a bit reluctant to post here, because we do, in modern parlance, try to be "transparent."  :thumbsup:

You all do a great job, so please carry on with what ever you need to do. This is the best Forum on the web and i will be saying so when i go with NPN to Stafford on Saturday, anything i can do to promote this fantastic  forum i will...you all have a  :thumbs:ís up from me.     :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2017, 07:35:42 PM »

You all do a great job, so please carry on with what ever you need to do. This is the best Forum on the web

Could not agree more.  :thumbsup:
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Re: When moderation goes mad...
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2017, 08:02:44 PM »

You all do a great job, so please carry on with what ever you need to do. This is the best Forum on the web

Could not agree more.  :thumbsup:

Me too, excellent job mods,  :thumbsup:

 

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