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Reminder about removed posts and mod reports!
By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11321, member since Sun Nov 23, 2003
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 04:35 PM
Edited by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2010-05-11 11:07:59 added thoughts
Bumped by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2010-05-11 11:08:05
Made sticky by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2010-05-11 11:09:32 this needs to be up for a little while

Just a quick public service announcement. As a moderator I personally make literally hundreds of mod actions a week. On a pretty regular basis, I'll get a PM back from someone who protests But everybody else gets away with x!!!! Why don't you do x to them too!!! It's not FAIR for you to single me out!!!!"

Here's the super-secret, hush-hush, covert reason why those "other people" don't get punished:

NOBODY MOD REPORTED IT. WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.

Believe it or not, the moderators do NOT read every post that goes on dance.net. I'll occasionally trawl through boards I don't visit on a regular basis and clean things up, but going through hundreds of threads on dance costumes I'm not interested in buying (for example) is not exactly how I want to spend every evening.

If you get busted for breaking the rules, it does NOT mean we're out to get you, have a personal vendetta going against you, or anything like that. We don't have time. All of us have jobs, or kids, or church activities, or school, or any number of other obligations, so we really don't have time to be mad at you. We're not out to ruin your day by deleting your irrelevant comment off a "for sale" post, or removing a thread that doesn't meet posting guidelines. You may have several comments removed by a moderator in a row if they don't follow the rules, but only because that person is the only moderator online--not because we're hunting you down. And if you see other people breaking the rules, it doesn't mean YOU'RE entitled to break them either. So getting caught and saying "So-and-so does it all the time and they don't get their comments deleted / a ban / whatever!" is not a valid excuse or protest for your actions.

If you want to prevent your comment being removed, please read the stickies on the boards detailing what's acceptable and what's not. We don't give warnings; we just remove it. It's your responsibility to read the rules--it's our responsibility to enforce them. So if you don't get a warning and have something removed--please see the information about "personal vendettas" above.

So use the mod button if you see someone who's getting away with the same thing you got caught doing. We promise to take care of it with swift justice. :D

Dani

24 Replies to Reminder about removed posts and mod reports!

re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By MuffinHeadmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5172, member since Thu Jun 10, 2004
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 09:00 PM
She's LYING!! The Mods ARE omniscient... and they ARE out to get you. Well... only certain people.

Obviously... I am not one of those people. Because I'm fabulous. Oh, and I'm sleeping with most of the Mods we have. :) Mostly Dani.




But fo realz... people need to lay off the Mods for "singling them out". The Mods we have are AWESOME, and they do a lot for us. If you see someone doing something YOU got a post removed for--- or you were banned for... MOD REPORT IT!!
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.) (karma: 1)
By ayyyshugamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1425, member since Wed Aug 02, 2006
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 09:12 PM
What?!?!?! Mods have lives besides DDN?!


I call shenanigans.
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.) (karma: 3)
By Sumayah Comments: 6875, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 09:49 PM
I second the shenanigans! I mean, I can totally feel a mod channeling me right now and monitoring my post even as I type it out. I'm cool like that, yo. ;)

And as someone who has modded stuff before *glances shiftily side to side* I can say that sometimes it takes time before a mod can attend to the problem - maybe more than a day or two, but situations get taken care of. However, much like the police, where if a crime isn't reported/caught in the act, they don't know there's an issue to take care of, the mods need the help of common folk like you and me to flag things that we see wrong. Which means it's up to you, and you, and you, and not you, well, on second thought, you, and you, you, you, and you, yes you stop hiding behind the monitor to a) KNOW THE RULES and b) MOD posts that break the rules.

Knowing is half the battle!
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re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 7575, member since Sat Jan 04, 2003
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:19 PM
You mean the mods aren't like big brother? Not monitoring our every move?

I'm veeerrryyy disappointed.
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By FeisDadAndre Comments: 445, member since Wed Feb 25, 2009
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:17 PM
It's true Dani, you ladies aren't omniscient. But you're pretty darn nice, the whole lot of you. (Not to mention pretty hot as well). :D

Andre

PS. About that long-winded venting post I wrote about my deep-seated "feelings" regarding disco dancing a few months back and then hit the "post" button when I meant to hit the "delete and go to bed" button and you intercepted it before the DDN community was able to form a lynching party and come looking for me, well thanks again for that.
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By KayEllePremium member Comments: 4505, member since Sat Jul 16, 2005
On Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:22 PM
FeisDadAndre wrote:

PS. About that long-winded venting post I wrote about my deep-seated "feelings" regarding disco dancing a few months back and then hit the "post" button when I meant to hit the "delete and go to bed" button....


We've all done it, no shame!

That being said, this post is a complete pile of crap and I'm frankly shocked that this kind of propaganda is being spread throughout the DDN community. It's common knowledge that mods get special mind-reading training that begins six months before the magic colours appear around their names. The training is much like that received by psychology undergraduates ("So, what's your major?" "Oh, psychology, how about you?" "WHAT so are you reading my mind RIGHT NOW?! CREEPY STAY OUT OF MY THOUGHTS" "Ha... ha ha. I've uhh, never heard that one before").
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By ShadowLunaCatPremium member Comments: 8820, member since Sun Sep 12, 2004
On Sat Apr 17, 2010 01:33 AM
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re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11592, member since Thu Dec 16, 2004
On Sat Apr 17, 2010 09:39 AM
Shadow, you are DDN's crazy cat lady.
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By ShadowLunaCatPremium member Comments: 8820, member since Sun Sep 12, 2004
On Sat Apr 17, 2010 07:45 PM
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re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By rincedragonflymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4495, member since Sun Mar 20, 2005
On Sat Apr 17, 2010 07:52 PM
Cadbury_Eater wrote:

You mean the mods aren't like big brother? Not monitoring our every move?

I'm veeerrryyy disappointed.


Oh, so I DIDN'T need to be paranoid after all? Oh, okay...

*looks around suspiciously before retreating back into dark corner*
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By FeelLikeDancinPremium member Comments: 2755, member since Sun Aug 22, 2004
On Sat Apr 17, 2010 09:55 PM
Edited by FeelLikeDancin (104159) on 2010-04-17 21:57:38
FeisDadAndre wrote:

PS. About that long-winded venting post I wrote about my deep-seated "feelings" regarding disco dancing a few months back and then hit the "post" button when I meant to hit the "delete and go to bed" button and you intercepted it before the DDN community was able to form a lynching party and come looking for me, well thanks again for that.


Going off that, I'd like to thank whoever deleted my drunken 3 am posting which, by the looks of it, was 90% typos in which I vaguely remember going on to let the DDN community know how much I loved them all. Yeah...sorry about that. At least I didn't drunk post about how much I hated everyone! I am a nice DDN drunky. :)
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Mon Apr 19, 2010 03:12 PM
I feel like the mods are getting at me tonight, but I guess I posted a few bits on the wrong pages...do protest at one part though where I whinged but didnt name anyone and then got told I was singling people out or something! I think onces a mod gets you once on one night they keep looking for your posts! :P
Just so we are aware everyone I never seek to annoy anyone or put offensive posts :D
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11321, member since Sun Nov 23, 2003
On Mon Apr 19, 2010 03:50 PM
claireyfaerie85 wrote:

I think onces a mod gets you once on one night they keep looking for your posts!


Ooooor maybe I've been the only one who's been consistently on all day tackling the mod requests. :P

Dani
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11250, member since Tue Feb 26, 2002
On Mon Apr 19, 2010 03:54 PM
TheMidlakeMuse wrote:

claireyfaerie85 wrote:

I think onces a mod gets you once on one night they keep looking for your posts!


Ooooor maybe I've been the only one who's been consistently on all day tackling the mod requests. :P


True. I've just gotten out of bed (it's 8.00am over here), and so far only Dani has been modding today. Nobody else has been online. It's not personal, just circumstance.

Erin.
::righteous babe::
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Mon Apr 19, 2010 03:58 PM
I know...sure does feel personal after a while tho, especially when you already upset a few people on here with just one post (and it wasn't done intentionally) the other times I didn't even realise there were different boards I should have posted on...how do you become a mod anyway? I will stop posting naughty posts if I can be one! ha ha ha
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Mon Apr 19, 2010 06:26 PM
Seriously...Dani is the only one that has been on. Should she just leave posts that are clearly in the wrong spot or not remove posts that are clearly a terms of service violation just because she has already removed some of your posts earlier in the day? When we are available to work, then we take care of all mod reports and situations that we find. We can't really pick and choose and if members think we are being unfair then so be it. The owner gets a copy of every single mod report and action we take on the site as well as the head moderator Calypso. Write to one of them if you feel you are being singled out. I guarantee that we don't have time to create little feuds and vendettas against members. We try to enforce the rules as the owner has laid out for us, remove or edit posts according to his guidelines.
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By Louisemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 17315, member since Thu Jun 06, 2002
On Tue Apr 20, 2010 03:11 AM
head moderator Calypso

Now I didn't know we had one of those. Are there perks? Does she get a badge?
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Tue Apr 20, 2010 03:24 AM
Head moderator sounds like a great job. I know really I am not being singled out, I was just having a bad day! obviously! Nice posts in proper places from now on!
Just out of curiosity, how many posts get mod actionned every day...and are there any that a really really bad?
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By Theresamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 34891, member since Wed May 22, 2002
On Tue Apr 20, 2010 08:51 AM
Just out of curiosity, how many posts get mod actionned every day...and are there any that a really really bad?


It varies. We've seen as few as about 25, and as many as 200 or more in a single day.

I think among our personal favorites are the ones who seriously report posts on April Fools Day, because they didn't remember what day it was! LOL!
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.)
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 4130, member since Mon Mar 08, 2010
On Tue Apr 20, 2010 09:24 AM
I did a good job of bumping the quota last night...*note to self when in a bad mood and fed up don't rant on dance.net*
I guess its a bit like being a teacher, one day all the kids are naughty the next they are angels!
re: Reminder: The Mods Aren't Omniscient. (Yet.) (karma: 1)
By Shortgirl75member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 990, member since Thu Jul 31, 2008
On Tue Apr 20, 2010 01:53 PM
I'd join on the following conditions:

Incorporating the Mod song every hour, on the hour to build moral.

A lifetime supply of Blatz beer and canned ham. Not for ingesting, I have a fetish that I don't want to get into full details about, thankyouverymuch.

Ability to edit posts will-nilly to include the lyrics to Trololo.

These are my demands. You have 2 hours or I blow up the interwebz. Muah. Ha. Ha.
re: Reminder about removed posts and mod reports!
By pinkballerina1 Comments: 27, member since Tue May 29, 2012
On Wed May 30, 2012 08:24 PM
Can somebody please explain to me what a mod is please! I am new to the site and have no idea what that is
re: Reminder about removed posts and mod reports!
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6359, member since Thu Jul 12, 2007
On Thu May 31, 2012 10:39 AM
Well I was a moderator once, so since I'm on now, I can probably explain it.

DDN has a panel of invited members, usually ones who are fairly prolific posters and who are scattered about the globe throughout the English speaking world. They are invited to be moderators and it is totally a volunteer position. No one can apply to be a mod...one is asked to be one.

They are charged with maintaining order and a certain amount of decorum on DDN. They enforce the Terms of Service which are linked at the bottom of every page.

They can (and do) remove posts which violate the Terms of Service and that includes removal of profanity, attacks against other members, the use of netspeak (DDN insists upon fully written out words with the exception of a few common net things like LOL or BTW.)

The moderators do have a private mail board where they can discuss issues among themselves and decide whether an action should or should not be taken.

They do some administrative things such as helping new members, recovering (actually resetting) passwords. They do have the power to ban members for repeated violations of the terms of service either for some period of time or (rarely) permanently. They are able to curtail trolls and people who try to infiltrate the website.

They also patrol the "for sale" boards to ensure that standards for postings are met; and, that posters either are legitimate non-commercial posters or, if commercial, do pay the required fees for advertising. The mods don't handle any of this money, but refer people to the owner of DDN and the fellow who does his technical things. If the moderators do not agree on a course of action, they will ask the owner of DDN either for guidance (which is what they usually get) or for an ultimate decision.

Often they propose policy changes such as increased requirements for specific information for costumes being advertised for sale on DDN.

The number of moderators will vary, but typically there are between 8 - 10 active ones. You will know a moderator when they post as they will have colors around their DDN user names. (Except on April Fools Day where by tradition, crazy stuff happens.)

Moderators don't read everything. They are not obliged to maintain a schedule. If a member has a problem with anything on DDN, be it a technical problem, a complaint against another member or even DDN itself they can hit the "MOD" button, state what the problem is...this can be as trivial as an inadvertent duplicate posting (as happened to me last week), or a complaint of a members behavior toward them. This will show up on the moderation panels mail listing and one of them will see it and take action.

The presence of a moderation panel, keeps DDN, unlike many other public boards from being a free for all, a stomping ground for trolls, a free posting area for stuff like viagra. The mod panel has even uncovered examples of costume theft and involved authorities when possible.

Jon
re: Reminder about removed posts and mod reports!
By pinkballerina1 Comments: 27, member since Tue May 29, 2012
On Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:11 AM
Ok......I just got a mod report a couple of days ago!!!! They make us look like we are all about slang and other stuff

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