Forum: Irish / Irish

Reminder about mod reports and removed comments!
By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11321, member since Sun Nov 23, 2003
On Tue May 11, 2010 11:05 AM
Edited by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2010-05-11 11:07:30 added thought

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:


Believe it or not, the moderators do NOT read every post that goes on 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


2 Replies to Reminder about mod reports and removed comments!

re: Reminder about mod reports and removed comments!
By Hop_123member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 4234, member since Sat Feb 03, 2007
On Tue May 11, 2010 02:31 PM
Thanks for the reminders!
re: Reminder about mod reports and removed comments! (karma: 2)
By Louisemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 17315, member since Thu Jun 06, 2002
On Tue May 11, 2010 02:50 PM
Edited by Louise (29559) on 2010-05-11 14:51:28
Edited by Louise (29559) on 2010-05-11 14:51:53
While we're on the subject of edumacating people...

"Mod" is not an acronym. The letters m, o and d don't stand for anything. So we really don't need to put it in capitals. In fact, it'd be grammatically incorrect to do so.

To recap: You send a mod report, not a MOD report. If you have any queries, check with the mods, not the MODS.