[DML] Moderation, yes or no? (was: Re: Limit users.)
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[DML] Moderation, yes or no? (was: Re: Limit users.)



I'd have to say I agree 100% with Mike.  It was getting to the point where only a couple of us were on the moderation schedule and half the time I would log in and there would be no messages.  Then we would wait until the next day, or the next day, and finally there are a couple messages.  Hard to get moderators engaged and when it takes a week to get a few reponses to a question, no one wants to ask them anymore.  The DML was on life-support and we had little choice but to give unmoderated messages a try.

I like the instant responses coming through, but there is a saying that if you want to get the milk from a cow you might have to step around the cow pies.  There are a couple of posters on here that in my opinion are the cow pies, but other times I find the back-and-forth pretty funny.

I understand some readers are fed up with it, but the alternative is not much better.  

Anyway, enough of this.  It's a beautiful day and I just got my new pump hoses from DMCMW.  Time to turn a couple wrenches.

Andy





--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Michael Griese <mike.griese@...> wrote:
>
> I am not displeased.
> 
> The thing to remember is the rules for the list.  It is about the car, the man 
> and the company.  Bill talking about putting carburetors on his car or any other 
> modification does not break any of the site rules.  It's when the discussion 
> disintegrates into personalities is when we start to run into problems with the 
> rules.  
> 
> 
> As far as moderation goes, I get about the same number of complaints about a 
> moderated list as an unmoderated one.  Towards the end of the moderated phase, 
> the list was not seeing much traffic and discussion continuity was suffering.  
> And quite frankly, there wasn't enough traffic to keep the moderators engaged, 
> so the delays between when a post was submitted and when it went through was 
> unpredictable and lengthy.  The ratio of post that went through was almost 100%, 
> so all the moderating team was doing was adding delay.
> 
> Unmoderated we have a lot more traffic, but we also seem to have a lot more 
> noise.  A lot of the noise is down to the fact that responses go through 
> immediately and we wind up with bursty behavior.  The funny thing is, the level 
> of noise and the rate of posting is completely up to the participants.  
> 
> 
> Let's try an experiment.  Pretty much everyone involved with the list recently 
> has been around a long time and should have a darned good idea of what content 
> in a post would pass moderation and what would not.  How about, for the next 
> couple of weeks, everyone puts on their moderator hat and takes a good look at 
> what they are writing before pressing send.  If there is any question in your 
> mind - fix it or click delete.  
> 
> 
> --
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: James Espey <james@...>
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wed, March 21, 2012 2:21:55 PM
> Subject: [DML] Moderation, yes or no? (was: Re: Limit users.)
> 
>   
> Mike, are you pleased with the results?
> 
> What about everyone else?
> 
> I started a poll â?" your choice will be kept anonymous. Poll will close and 
> results made public April 4th.
> 
> http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/surveys?id=3093782
> 
> James
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Michael Griese
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:02 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Limit Users.
> 
> Not quite. This forum had always been moderated from the beginning. It went 
> unmoderated the first time just recently.
> 
> --
> Mike
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 
> 
>  
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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