174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
IF YOU ARE CONTENT WITH OUR PREFORMANCE, DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS THREAD! YOUR POST WILL BE DELETED AT ONCE. THIS IS ONLY A SUGGESTION THREAD FOR ME AND THE OTHER MODERATORS...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Ladies and gentlemen,
With the start of the moderating program here at airliners.net, there have been times when people give us praise, others give us grief and some offer us suggestions...With that said, I need all of your help. The moderators need to start working WITH you guys and stop working against in some cases. Please offer us some suggestions on how YOU think we should handle things. This is the best way I can get feedback IMHO. I am not saying we are going to stop deleting copyrighted articles, harassment of other users and other lame stuff that should get deleted right away. Some of your ideas might be used, other ideas might be tossed out. However I will look at all of the posts, good or bad, and for those of you who offer enlightened ideas I will be e-mailing you for further explanation of them.
Again, Please no ideas like:
"Make me a moderator, I will fix everything"
"Let me have 100 usernames"
"I love you"
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
I don't think funny threads shouldn't be deleted, even if they are a flamebait if you take them serious. As an example, my "I hate Germany" thread. It was posted by a German and the reasons I posted made clear it was meant as a funny thread, and all replies understood it as a funny thread. Still it was deleted.
Another issue, the reason "violates forum rules" is really great, as you don't know why a thread was deleted. It could have 1000 reasons. I still don't understand why my thread with the US player pissing on the field was deleted...
And I think all moderator names should be put under the "delete" e-mail, so moderators don't have to take responsibility for their deletions..
SAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
The rating system can be, and often is, manipulated - people will assign a low or high rating depending on whether they agree with the topic and not reflecting the quality of the post.
For goodness sake, let's have a clearly defined policy on controversial subjects: the Israeli vs Palestinian threads spring to mind here. There's only supposed to be one thread open at a time (unless there's a different, relevant and non-flame baiting topic that suddenly comes up); so let's close the rest. In addition, there's a number of users (eg Alpha1) who attack the posters and not the issues. They should be banned on a temporary or permanent basis for such action.
Posted 05-21-02 10:51 and read 67 times.
How many negative reports has SQ-Boy done ?
a) 50 - 100
b) 100 - 500
2) 600 - 1000
Referring to a post about an airline's profits. And I thought profits went up after September 2001(!)
Posted 2002-05-15 14:21:22 and read 175 times.
This guy is great,post crap and loss news about al carriers and then news about SQ that makes things look great.
ALL CARRIERS ARE GETTING BETTER LOADS NOW, NOT JUST SQ !
That, the first post in the thread in response to Singapore Airlines' rising load factors in April 2002.
Anyway, I think you get the just of things, I think the quality of the forum would be higher if such arguments and irrelevant comments were deleted quickly. Though only a few suggestions were probably submitted, I think that a moderator should still read the posts and it's obvious that it should be deleted.
Occasionally, I do post back to such immature messages, and I must say that the messages I post in response are also of a irrelevant nature, but for the most part I do try to stay out of such arguments and ignore the post.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
Singapore_air - I think you are OBSESSED, there is more to life than Singapore Airlines. Surely they have a forum you can go to somewhere? Not many people really want to hear the ins and outs of the airline, which is probably why they get at you so much.
I think that, moderators are over-zealous with deleting topics, I mean if it is ok with the A.net community, why not keep it? As long as it is not breaking copyright laws then I feel that it should be ok, especially when it is bringing a little bit of fun (when we need it most) to the forums. I think, this is partly because of over-use of the 'suggest deletion' button. It pisses me off that so many people use it because a thread a)annoys them b)they find childish c)they find boring d)they misread, misenterpret or misunderstand, and because the readers e)are too stupid to see a joke when It punches them in the face f)are German g)both of the previous.
That was a joke about the Germans, just so someone stupid doesn't decide to press the suggest deletion button.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
Follow a set standard. It is clear that a set standard is not being followe by all 20 or so moderators. I understand that "personal digression" will always be needed, but if all mods follow a set standard, this greatly reduces that need.
Moderators need to do more investigation on the suggested deletions. I would bet my next pay check that the greater percentage of them are just somebody whining an crying.
Moderators have to start working together as a whole, not as the cliques that are evident.
Personal bias' against people in moderator views has to be eliminated (only a mod can do this). If we are to take and respect the moderators, then moderators have to call it right down the middle...the same for everyone. Arguably this is lacking currently.
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
Use the rating system to judge "low quality" threads. Unless there are other rules violations, no thread can be deleted for being low quality if there are 3 or more stars.
In the famous words of Lumbergh, "I'm gonna have to umm....sort of....disagree with Saloth Sar on that one."
Unfortunately all too often people rate threads a 1 just for "shits 'n giggles" or because they dislike/despise the user that posted it. I think that often, the rating a thread has is indifferent to the actual quality/content of that thread. I suggest you guys install some sort of system where you can see what user suggested each deletion. If someone wants to suggest deletion, they should have the balls to let people know (not the general public, but the mods) that they are the one who wants the deletion. This way, you can notice if there are certain users always suggesting deletion for legit/nonlegit reasons, etc. I think it will also make people appreciate the suggest deletion button, and use it more wisely, and less as an "anger management" tool.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
be consistent with your 'deleting of posts' policy.
one of my posts was delted because of the following sentence:
"I personally prefer Airbus over Boeing. I like the look more..."
I could lose my membership for stating my opinion? I would like to point out this this world is opinionated and it is your opinion about the law of this page that drives this site. Since you guys are the head folk, you obviously relish in some ability to flex those rules. Why cant we? You dont think you could have 'flexed' a little bit for my sentence above? Oy veh...
If thatsentence is "FlameBait or being Harsh" I think you need to open your eyes and start reading more threads. It would be an interesting wake up call.
BTW- Apologies if I was mean, but you asked for it.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
-Consistency in what is acceptable and what is not is a must. The fact that we've seen examples of threads that were not flattering to Europe have been locked or deleted, while simlutaneously threads not flattering to the U.S. have been allowed to meander on, is just a sign of consistency.
-The Mods, and indeed, the Administrator, need to do a better job in replying to serious emails from members. Even if an email is replied to, and the Mod or Johan do not agree with the member on their concern, just a bit of a personal touch and the impression that "hey, I heard you-I don't agree, but you're concerns are important" would go a LONG way, in my mind, to making this a better place.
-If one subject is to be limited, i.e, with the example of the I v. P threads, than that has to be the case for ANY subject with a high volumn. I'm not for limiting what is discussed, but if this site is to go in that direction, it should be evenly applied.
And I didn't want to add a personal note, but I feel I must, and my apologies to the Moderators. But SAS23, if I am to be deleted temporarily, as you suggest, then my friend, you should go right along with me. You always accuse me of that which you are guilty of, yet you don't see me going around here calling for your ass, do you? I do not agree with you in the least, on almost anything, but one of the great things about this forum is that we have people from all walks of life, from many nations, with many points of view, and for one member, like you, to try to silence me or anyone else through intimidation or innuendo. I resent it, but I will not respond in kind. If you want to be a child, go ahead. I will continue to make my views heard, and to defend my points of view, just as you do.
Again, I ask the indulgence of the Moderators on that last paragraph, but I finally felt I must speak in the wake of this continued attempt by one memeber to silence another memeber that he doesn't agree with..
Despite my many concerns I've raised on here, I don't think the Mods are doing a terrible job, but I just believe more consistency is required in some points. 174thfwff, thanks for the chance to help us improve the quality of this excellent site.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6372 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
OK, since this has not been moved to the proper forum yet, I'll add my two cents. I had a post deleted that was deleted for some ridiculous reason.
It was an apology to a post I made in response to another member. When I questioned the moderator I received this response ; "Why don't you e-mail him?" Um, excuse me? I was apologizing for a post I made public. Should not my apology also be public?
Perhaps the moderator in question will read this and give a valid response to a simple question. Perhaps not.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
My only grudge is with the copyright law thingy...I find it very discouraging, especially when I had a perfectly informational thread deleted on account of it. I for one find it a constant annoyance to have to click on a separate link to have to read an article that someone is referring to...two thoughts on the matter...if the article is already been posted on the web, therefore it is in the public domain. Things of this nature can be used as long as proper credit is given...I dont see why people cannot paste a whole article (if its super long thats another matter, however mine was real short)...was there some kind of actual legal issue here?
Otherwise you guys are doing a great job
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
Twaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
Just stop deleting stuff for godsakes. especially for like borderline stuff and other threads that people are seriously engaged in. if its an issue of bandwidth and cost, fine, tell us, but if you just love deleting stuff because its some power thing or whatever, just don't do it. it sucks.
AMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
Actually, Not sure if this even makes a difference, but, the whole gay attitude on A.Net gets me confused. Confused in a way where one time I asked a question about gay people and lets just say if their was a prison cell handy I would have been condemned to it and beaten!!!
But since then, as I have said in another post, there has been about 5 (if not more) different posts about gay pilots, gay posters etc and only today ive seen a post regarding a Gay Airline! When I posted the post saying that "I meant no harm with my post" it was lucky to have reached the five minute mark before it was deleted!!
Maybe its just me, maybe you have to have been here for longer than 5 years and know everyone by first names before you can mention the word gay but I just find it confusing, a bit insulting in the way, (where not all posts are taken up the way they are meant to be especially when it has a better relevance than some posts here and then get flamed the way I did) but more confusing.
Go Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
moderators, a point regarding the banning of people, take sas23 for example,
he calls people nazis and facists without any foundation, states that all israelis are legitmate targets for suicide bombers, questions the holocaust, questions sept 11 yet people dont go around screamign for his posts to be deleted.
yet simple posts such as i like xxxxx due to xxxx are deleted and anyone who stands up to people on airliners seems to be attacked. There need to be consitancy with moinitoring and that is not the case, its clear that some mods are biased to individuals and topics and this damages airliners.
Take for example hepkat, hes a nice guy, never insults anyone and is a good moderator yet he is posting on arab-israeli sites one minute and shutting them down the next when the tide turns against the palestinains.
and what is it with airliners and the posting of 'gay this' and 'gay that'??????
It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1548 times:
I'm with Go Canada. One thing that really bothers me is that is seems ok to me Anti-Israel, Anti-Semetic, and Anti-America but not ok to be Anti-Palestine, Amti-Muslim, or Anti-Europe. I think that It should be OK to be all of those except Anti-any relligion. I also think it is clear that mods don't read the whole thread, just a small bit, before deletion of a thread/post. They should read the whole thing.
Twaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
I agree with Go Canada! and Flyboy36y but my solution is simple: just don't delete as much stuff. Then you keep protected from all this criticism and we can debate this stuff without acusations of bias.