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02-01-2008, 06:00 PM
I was just curious about something...
I was wondering how often you guys (Administrator & Moderators) end up having to delete/edit posts?
The forum just seems to run so smoothly that I couldn't help but wonder how much work that takes. Reading some of the "Me Too!!" thread posts was great at explaining why posts get deleted, effectively making the forum more productive.
Because INTJs are so well represented here... I can't help but wonder how much is "polished" and how much is just revealing the natural strengths an INTJ has?
02-02-2008, 12:23 AM
(I'm not a mod or admin, Jezzie doesn't love enough for that)
I have seen the odd post disappear here and there... But, all the ones (including my own) deserved it. The mod/admin team here are pretty good though :) Generally, avoid getting into a 1 on 1 posting flame war against somebody and you should avoid their wrath.
As for the polished bit:
HackerX is right on the flame-war thing. Sometimes the opinions differ and someone knowingly or unknowingly steps on someone else's toe. If this results in personal attacks then this is dealt with and the posts are deleted without remorse. Fluff and one-liner posts are generally deleted when they do not contribute anything (not even a laugh). We are more strict on this in the serious and informative threads as opposed to the lounge-like threads. As for trolls, they are dealt with as soon as they are detected. If your first posts are nothing but garbage, expect to be banned really soon.
As for editing posts, in general the content of posts is never edited. The only modifications we make is fixing incorrect quote/smillie tags or changing the font size/color in case it disrupts the reading experience. Also, reply-quotes may be trimmed down to reduce the size of the posts. Thread titles however are sometimes edited to reflect the content of the thread. Sometimes users create titles like "I have a question", which really doesn't tell anyone anything.
All in all, yes there is some intervention from the admins/mods but it's minimal considering the size of the forum. Users also help us a lot by reporting posts themselves (and please keep doing so).
And the unpolished bit:
I think that many INTJ's (and also other types) come here to understand their own personality better. In this positive learning mode people are more likely to set aside their ego's and contribute in a constructive way. Besides that, most INTJ's aren't the spontaneous type and therefore take their time to post a reply allowing them to be tactful if necessary.
Also, existing posts create a certain framework to which new posts must fit in. I think that a lot of INTJ's lurk for a while before deciding it's worthwhile to join in. At this point they already have a good grasp of what kind of forum it is. And since they like it enough to join in they will probably continue the existing trend which they themselves enjoyed reading.
But these are just my theories :)
02-02-2008, 01:36 PM
Spot on theories. The manners here are excellent while still reflecting the personalities of the posters. At first I was very proper, but having contributed a fair number of hopefully thoughtful comments and ideas, I feel I've earned the right to be a lil facetious at times, but if any of those are deleted, it's quite understandable.
02-03-2008, 06:48 AM
Personally, I don't do too much "moderating" (no, no, don't take it away Jez, I was only kidding :scared:).
Most thread run by themselves. The most contentious ones involve politics and religion (who woulda thunk?!), require a little "trimming" to keep the (dreaded) emotions in check. But other than a few "you're a dick-head for thinking that"-type comments, things run pretty smoothly.
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