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Old 01-12-2019, 11:19 AM
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I saw the one-liner this morning and thought it was a troll. The Moderator was right on it.

Hmmm. A troll?
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I saw the one-liner this morning and thought it was a troll. The Moderator was right on it.


There was no question as to the OP's intent, and the mods...also knew it immediately.
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And off topic we go..
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And this is why we need moderators ... Sigh!



Another suggestion:

Not Going Anywhere Good - Thread Closed
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:51 PM
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I was so pleased to see a thread today that was closed after only 1 post. Moderator's post said:

“Question answered, thread closed.”

So nice to get an explanation – you made me feel like an adult. I think many/some, well at the least I, would love to understand more about participating in TOTV. There are times I understand why a thread is closed. But there have been many other times where I scratched my head and re-read the posts, thinking, “Ok, if I were Moderator Queen-For-A-Day, why would I close this?” and was unable to posit an answer. So, my suggestion would be to include a reason, whenever possible, as the above quoted moderator did. Some suggestions off the top-of-my-head (but I’m sure there are many better suggestions).

Personal Attack - Thread Closed
Political – Thread Closed
Too far off Topic – Thread Closed
No longer helpful – Thread Closed
Timeliness has expired – Thread Closed
Lack of interest – Thread Closed
Inflammatory - Thread Closed
Uncivil - Thread Closed
Some threads go off track in an interesting way.
IMHO this is a perfect example of a thread that has gone off track, and become uncivil.
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Can't we all just get along? It's a New Year. How about a new slate? "Love thy neighbor ... etc." Walk in someone else's mocassins.

If nothing else we are in The Villages so:

Louis Prima- Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than You Think - YouTube
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Many, many posts on this thread have been deleted as off topic or directed at member. The OP’s topic deserves the opportunity to be thoroughly discussed so the thread remains open. Any posts straying from the topic or directed at member will be deleted.

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Many, many posts on this thread have been deleted as off topic or directed at member. The OP’s topic deserves the opportunity to be thoroughly discussed so the thread remains open. Any posts straying from the topic or directed at member will be deleted.

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Thanks for at least allowing the thread to continue, particularly since publicly discussing moderation...seems to be a bit of a fine line to walk.

Speaking of which, thanks also for clarifying the "ownership" and "feel"...that was mentioned in the other thread.


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Many, many posts on this thread have been deleted as off topic or directed at member. The OP’s topic deserves the opportunity to be thoroughly discussed so the thread remains open. Any posts straying from the topic or directed at member will be deleted.

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Thank you for affording me the courtesy and respect by permitting my voice to be heard. Sorry if I was the cause of so much activity for you, but that activity highlights why moderation is necessary, but that is not the subject of this thread.

I also want to thank those members who gave real-life examples of “how to have a post deleted” -- for those who missed that small window, those examples are no longer available, but that is not the subject of this thread.
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Thanks for at least allowing the thread to continue, particularly since publicly discussing moderation...seems to be a bit of a fine line to walk,

I don't think I did a good enough job of conveying that my intention in creating this thread is NOT to discuss moderation. Thus, in my opinion there is no line, fine or otherwise.

My point is since I don't always know why a thread is closed or a post is deleted I am suggesting that an answer (abeit possibly generic) be provided. I gave a list of some possible reasons -- some I think are pretty good and a couple that are just plain silly fun like:

Failure to Play Nice - Post Deleted

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My point is since I don't always know why a thread is closed or a post is deleted I am suggesting that an answer (abeit possibly generic) be provided.
I think that's a great idea. Even a generic answer would be helpful to let us know what behavior to avoid
Usually it's obvious, but sometimes I don't have a clue.
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I think that's a great idea. Even a generic answer would be helpful to let us know what behavior to avoid
Usually it's obvious, but sometimes I don't have a clue.

Exactly.
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I think that's a great idea. Even a generic answer would be helpful to let us know what behavior to avoid
Usually it's obvious, but sometimes I don't have a clue.
Remember that old saying, You're Known By The Friends You Keep? Well, sometimes a post can be righteously eliminated because you are doing battle with a Bad Boy or Girl!

I have been more aware than I was at one point in not being a problem child for the Moderators. First time in a long time I had one post snagged yesterday, it was marginal, could have gone either way. The rules state that it's their way or the highway so no hard feelings, ANYMORE ANYWAY!
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:39 AM
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I don't think I did a good enough job of conveying that my intention in creating this thread is NOT to discuss moderation. Thus, in my opinion there is no line, fine or otherwise.

My point is since I don't always know why a thread is closed or a post is deleted I am suggesting that an answer (abeit possibly generic) be provided. I gave a list of some possible reasons -- some I think are pretty good and a couple that are just plain silly fun like:

Failure to Play Nice - Post Deleted

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Are there any more opinions about having explanations provided when a thread is closed and/or a post is removed?
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