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Old 11-09-2011, 04:29 PM
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There was a recent thread where the owner of another website came on here and kind of flipped out and said he was going to sue a member. It got deleted. Was this right? After all this is "The Hull Truth", I feel like it should stay up sort of a warning to be careful of what you may post over there. I am a member of the other site and I had no idea that the owner was like that.
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It's a privately held message forum with terms and conditions. You agree to those terms and conditions when you registr and post. If you violate them, it is perfectly within reason to delete the violation.

Simple, really.
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Of coarse they should...I dont think they should be involved in threads personally
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It wasn't really a question of do they have the right to (I'm aware they do), more or less should they.
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Just this thread should get deleted... or moved to the bilge
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I've been a mod on a travel web site for years now, the job is unpaid, and you can take a bunch of crap from all sides of an argument. If I mod feels something should be deleted he/she needs you to back them in public and question them via PM or e-mail. You also may not be aware of what guide lines they are under from the forum owner(s).

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Yes there needs to be a measure of order
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Originally Posted by llord View Post
Of coarse they should...I dont think they should be involved in threads personally
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:43 PM
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Anytime another meber is flamed, or personally attacked, there should not only be a deletion, but the attacker be warned by PRIVATE email.
Rules are rules.
Same goes for inappropriate material, advertising a business in the non-business threads, profanity, nudity, etc.

I come on the boating wesites to guve and receive information, not to get into a peeing match with someone else.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
I've been a mod on a travel web site for years now, the job is unpaid, and you can take a bunch of crap from all sides of an argument. If I mod feels something should be deleted he/she needs you to back them in public and question them via PM or e-mail. You also may not be aware of what guide lines they are under from the forum owner(s).

Just my 2 cents
I.m on one of the firearms forums and one of the mods will delete posts and even ban a person for not being totally and exactly on topic of the OP.

Like.. writing this would be repremanded...????????

I think its a little to strick.. well alot to strict
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:30 PM
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I have no problem with it. They are, after all, moderators, aren't they? That's their "unpaid" job...
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I have been on forums where the moderators didn't moderate. I always ended up leaving those forums. The rules are there to keep the forum orderly and protect all of the members of the forum. Yes the moderator should not be arbitrary and just delete any thread they don't like, but if it violates the rules it should be deleted and the violater warned by PM.
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They should for sure. It's a forum, which, by definition has boundaries and rules, like a political debate or a trial, for example. Without rules and moderators, it turns into a "comment" string like you see under a news story or you tube post.
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Originally Posted by camnbo View Post
They should for sure. It's a forum, which, by definition has boundaries and rules, like a political debate or a trial, for example. Without rules and moderators, it turns into a "comment" string like you see under a news story or you tube post.
a good way of putting it
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Of coarse they should...I dont think they should be involved in threads personally

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X3 They should be seen and not heard. Those who want to participate in threads as THT Mod X come across like the kids who always volunteered to be class monitor, and take names, when the teacher left the room.
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I think there should be some sort of THT keel hauling icon for offenders of the rules.
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Plenty threads have been deleted,
when the forum went to the new format, plenty got lost...

Even after the new format, some of my threads have dissapear!!!
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I'm also a mod. Not here, but at a site for fishing/travel to Mexico. It ain't about being "God," it's about doing what's right and keeping sanity/order within the community. People push it to the limits (of good taste) all the time. No qualms here about using the big red DELETE button when I have to.
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I recently sold a large forum.

Forums are the property of the company and or individual that owns it. For example, Internet Brands (that owns this site) has the right to do whatever it wishes with this site, since they own it, not us. There is no right to free speech on this forum. No different than right to free speech inside another's home.
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
I.m on one of the firearms forums and one of the mods will delete posts and even ban a person for not being totally and exactly on topic of the OP.

Like.. writing this would be repremanded...????????

I think its a little to strick.. well alot to strict

I'd agree that too strict is not in the best interest of the forum but it's their forum. I prefer to let things morph as the thread take legs but once it crosses the established invisable line it gets deleted, lucky I've only had to ban 2 members in over 3 years.
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