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Taking members seriously

Postby Jechbi » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:48 pm

I would suggest that members of the mod/admin team refrain from characterizing member posts as possibly just "jokes." From time to time, I have seen it happen that members who were trying to make a valid point from their perspective are told in-thread that it appeared they might just be joking. is one example.

I believe the mod/admin team sets the tone for the board. While it is generally positive, there are times when members of the mod/admin team appear to be needlessly dismissive of members. I believe the board would be better served if members of the mod/admin team would take better care not to use ridicule or dismissiveness in their posts.

Thank for listening.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jhana4 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:52 pm

I've only been here a few weeks. I've had posts of mine moved several times. I didn't like that. I also contacted the moderators about it. I have not found the moderators to be disrespectful to the members and I felt that they have taken me seriously.
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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:58 pm

Just as we thought it safe to go back to the water the meta discussion sharks are circling again.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:24 pm

I take it that was a joke Peter.

Just to clarify, of course..... :tongue:

I think sometimes people can take themselves too seriously, so that actually theuir utter seriousness is actually more laughable than a joke.

I am a Mod on three other forums.

it's a thankless task, and I'll tell you something else, jechbi:
Open criticism of Moderators is extremely bad form. Any critical comments should be confined to private messaging and relayed to the Moderators in question, away from forum discussion.
In my neck-of-the-woods, it's very bad etiquette to dis a mod in public.....
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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:53 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:04 pm

Then please feel free to remove it Retro... :smile: :anjali:

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:09 pm

If Alex (in your example) had/has a problem, it would be Alex's responsibility to raise that with the mods.

Not yours.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:22 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:15 am

So Jechbi's *best* example of a mod making a "dismissive" comment to a member was a comment made (a) four months ago and (b) in genuine puzzlement?
I think that is more evidence, if any is needed, that the mods are generally fair and polite.
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Re: Taking members seriously

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:19 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Taking members seriously

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:35 am

I was concerned that this would happen.

Tilt, your post is off topic.

One thing to clarify: The issue wasn't that I was unhappy with how the complaint was adjudicated. The issue is that after I made the complaint (in which I also cited examples of how others were treated, not just myself), things just got worse. And I continued to see responses to other members (not just me) that appeared to me not to support Dhamma discussion.

But why are we talking about that here, Tilt? You suggested that we continue that discussion by PM, and I have responded to your good suggestion.

As I understand it, this suggestion that I have placed here in the suggestion box has been rejected as invalid because I you believe I am wrong in my observation that the mod/admin team sometimes engages in ridicule and dismissiveness. That's fine. You are free to reject my suggestion.

p.s., thank you for enabling me to post a sig again. Also, in the middle of all this bickering, I would like to say something positive: It's great that you have allowed this suggestion to be posted, even if you view it as an invalid suggestion. Once the dust settles, I hope the very best for you and for this site.

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