Regular Readers Please Read. - Site Moderation Flags

HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
edited August 2012 in Site Info & Instructions
I have added the “Flag” button at the bottom of each post. If you see a post that you think is out of line - just click the Flag and move on. This puts it in my court. I will take care of it from there.

I hate to have to do this but I think it is necessary. I am all for free speech until you guys make each other angry or say things that are way out of line.

I had to lock down a good thread this week because some Ballers made the other Ballers mad. I really do not even care who is right or wrong at this point, I just will not allow that on my site. Seen what has happened to sites that are not moderated?

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,804 Mega Baller
    Keep up the good work, John!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • WishWish Posts: 7,109 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Perfectly fine and fare. Of course how are we supposed to make @MS mad. Can you make the little flag disappear when he posts??
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • JC McCavitJC McCavit Posts: 465 Baller
    How can you tell if you have been flagged. Can you ask for forgiveness or apologize and get back in?
    JC McCavit
  • otisgotisg Posts: 87 Baller
    Free speech is what the Governement can not inhibit. This site is your private property and we all know and (should) understand that when we sign up.
    Kent put a great deal of time and effort into his site - it all went down the tubes because of the extreme rudeness of one or two individuals.
    Do what you have to. It is that simple.
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,764
    John, I believe we all trust your judgement. This is the best Waterski Web-Site in the world. I know we all want to keep it that way.
    Loving the Reflex Supershell with R Style Rear !!!
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 290 Baller
    Flagged
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,038 Baller
    Words I live by. "One with too sharp a tongue can cut his own throat."
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,847
    @Horton got me back for being one of the mad ones by calling me today and pretending to be the IRS. Karma's a bi%ch, John! ;)
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    MattP
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,761 Mega Baller
    @Horton - good move. Great job! Ditto what @Ed Johnson said.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,220 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    I was tempted to flag @Than Bogan just on principle but I held off :). Thanks John. Boody (I met him at the jump lake where he was working safety) and I were talking at Nationals about the fact that this forum is civilized and I feel that is due to the moderation.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 576 Crazy Baller
    Feel like I wasted energy getting mad. I should of just called John first and asked him if I could express my feelings to him personally in a civilized manner. I wonder if the BOS donation bar will accept my health insurance as an anger management therapy session.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    You know guys it is not very often that a flag is needed. My goal is to stop a misunderstanding or dust up before it gets ugly. In the end we all love this sport but text and a keyboard can lead to misunderstandings and aggravations that would never have happen in person. You have to try to be an asshole to get banned. Sometimes guidance and moderation is needed.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    @JC McCavit
    If you have been flagged and you are really in the wrong you will get a notice from me. I do not expect to ever sent you that notice but I might do it once just for fun.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    @ShaneH it was really funny at my end.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    Well that is funny. Someone finally flagged a post. It was mine. Be serious people.

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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,283 Mega Baller
    Could not help myself!

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    I am sure I will get another for what I just posted in the Nationals thread. OK stop

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  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,066 Mega Baller
    @Horton I suggest you make it anonymous who has "flagged" a post.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,804 Mega Baller
    Actually, all of the "buttons" should probably be anonymous, but especially the flag.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • scuppersscuppers Posts: 391 Baller
    Yea, I've always wanted to know why Shane gave me a "Dislike". I enjoy reading and ocassionally posting but I try to keep from offending anyone.
    Chuck Link, Deland Florida
  • gjohnsongjohnson Posts: 283 Baller
    I like that it shows who flagged/liked etc. It helps keep people in line. If it's anonymous, the click seems like somebody is being a tattle tale.
    Greg Johnson ~ Team Beer
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    @scuppers I doubt that you offended anyone. Please be aware that mobile users sometimes hit dislike by accident. It is also possible that a dislike is an honest disagreement.

    I have seen you around here a lot and consider you one of the regular Ballers. I also know @ShaneH and you can trust me that he is a good natured guy. I get dislikes every once in a while and it cracks me up since this is my site.

    The real point of the dislikes is to show a pattern. If you get dislikes all the time then I am going to notice and step in. One or two dislikes means nothing.

    What I really wish I could do with this whole system is make it easier for lower level skiers to know who to listen to. I know that if @Mr. Jones gives you skiing advise you should listen but if @LeeSki gives you advise you should do the opposite.

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  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,868 Mega Baller
    You shouldn't referee a football game by throwing a penalty flag out of the stands.
    Sort of like posting smack on the BOS under an alias.
    test
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    as for anonymous or not. They settings are not adjustable in that way.

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  • testtest Posts: 29
    @AB Test account just dropped a dislike on you as a test. We still love you.
    This is the site dev account.
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    NOTE:
    If you get flagged you can see who flagged you but (I think) no one else can. I just dropped a flag on Test. Can you see who did it?

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  • testtest Posts: 29
    @Horton you ass hole
    This is the site dev account.
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  • gjohnsongjohnson Posts: 283 Baller
    I can see you flagged it @Horton
    Greg Johnson ~ Team Beer
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,861 Administrator
    @test that is just not Ok. That is why we have flags. Now I have to stop talking to myself

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  • WishWish Posts: 7,109 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I use an iPhone for most everything and @Horton is correct. It is so easy to tap that dislike button by mistake. If I have not done I've come really close. Easy to do I think and it can't be undone.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Horton
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