December 6, 2010 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #593336
If you were the Moderator,what rules might you add?
What (complimentary only) sub-name would you ascribe to the regulars?
When would you allow a poster to get criticized by the others “for his/her own good”?December 6, 2010 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #989964so rightMember
I’d ban those who attack — especially subtly and indirectly — Talmidei Chachomim.December 6, 2010 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #989965blueberrymuffinParticipant
I’d have a lot of fun reading everyone’s posts!December 6, 2010 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #989967
I would ask to meet the members face-to-face, and if agreed to, act as a shadchan between two members. (either singles themselves or parents of, as appropriate)
I would keep it discreet (both approvals and denials) but that’s the only task I see the mods not doing that they could be doing.December 6, 2010 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #989968
Cool ideas!December 6, 2010 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #989969rabbiofberlinParticipant
unless it is really offensive, I would not “censor’ anyone….December 6, 2010 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #989970deiyezoogerMember
When would you allow a poster to get criticized by the others “for his/her own good”?
I would let people disagree but not attack each other by name calling etc.December 6, 2010 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #989971Avram in MDParticipant
ROB – Would your definition of “really offensive” include all forms of Loshon Hara?December 6, 2010 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #989972
I would close some of the divorce/agunah conversations.Ignorance is not bliss to the listener/reader!December 6, 2010 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #989973
I’d ban those who attack — especially subtly and indirectly — Talmidei Chachomim.
I agree.December 6, 2010 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #989974
Note: I wouldn’t ban them permenently, but would consider a cooling off period with an explanation as per why the person was asked not to post for let us say 48 hours.
In addition, I would try to explain why posts are not accepted, at least for long time members. For example, today I posted something that was blocked. I then posted another post asking why I was blocked, giving three options (also blocked). Then another post (I don’t remember the content). Finally I asked the poster who had talked to me to, in a nice way, rephrase their post to omit the offending material. The mods then took down the original post (which I thank them for, it was offensive).
I just wish it was more clear how to reword to make posts more acceptable.December 6, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #989975
I would use the personal information people post to extort and blackmail them.December 6, 2010 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #989976
finally a good suggestionDecember 6, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #989977
popa…please refer to the new thread entitled “newly petrified”!December 6, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #989979
I thought you’d like it. Did you see my story on the pictures thread?December 6, 2010 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #989980
yes i saw it. that was a clever guyDecember 6, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #989981
I made it up 🙂December 6, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #989982
“my story on the pictures thread”
Did I miss something funny?December 6, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #989983
I thought it was funny.December 7, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am #989984
Why bother, I feel like I’m talking to the wall.December 7, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am #989985
I always enjoy your posts—what do you mean,Aries?December 7, 2010 12:35 am at 12:35 am #989986myfriendMember
At least it isn’t loshon hora, if its only the wall listening to you.December 7, 2010 12:39 am at 12:39 am #989987yitayningwutParticipant
BP Totty- That’s a great idea!December 7, 2010 1:24 am at 1:24 am #989988mosheroseMember
If I were a modorotor, Id ban kofrim.December 7, 2010 1:58 am at 1:58 am #989989SJSinNYCMember
GAW, does that include people who bash great MO rabbonim like Rabbi Moshe Dovid Tendler?
MosheRose, I’m not sure that would leave anyone but you posting.December 7, 2010 2:11 am at 2:11 am #989990mw13Participant
mosherose: How would you define a kofir?December 7, 2010 2:14 am at 2:14 am #989991wanderingchanaParticipant
I’d return for corrections any post with more than 2 spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EXCESSIVE CAPITALIZATION AND PUNCTUATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!December 7, 2010 2:50 am at 2:50 am #989992HaLeiViParticipant
Hey Moshe, if I were a motorotor I’d get dizzy pretty fast.December 7, 2010 3:47 am at 3:47 am #989993frumladygitMember
I wouldn’t censor the comments I didn’t agree with.
For example I personally tried to express my concern and opinion the other day about the tragic skiing accident involving a bocher, which truthfully could have been avoided, had skiing already become defined as an unnecessary dangerous sport risking one’s life, which is no longer to be practiced by yidden.
Yet they removed this. I suppose its stepping on the moderator’s toes, who may love his skiis.December 7, 2010 4:40 am at 4:40 am #989994SacrilegeMember
I’d imagine IMHO that they didnt post it due to the insensitive nature of that post after a horrific accident.December 7, 2010 4:51 am at 4:51 am #989995
Eclipse, The remark that “myfriend” wrote should never have gotten through the mods and been posted. It was rude and unwarranted and that’s what I mean by talking to the walls. Why do the mods allow it? Why do they edit some and not others? Why do they delete some and not others and why do they NOT post some and do post others? Why are posters allowed to be rude and not stopped from doing so?December 7, 2010 5:14 am at 5:14 am #989996HelpfulMember
Aries: you’ve been rude to talmidei chachomim in general (even without names) which is worse than being rude to another anon poster (especially if it was warranted by her initial arrogance). So it is no wonder you find yourself on the short end of the edit or delete stick so often while others may not be.December 7, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am #989998
Helpful,aries is never rude to anyone.And being rude to a poster who is “anon” to you is no less O’NO’AS D’VORIM than if you knew the poster’s name.I am sure you realized that;you just forgot to edit it.December 7, 2010 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #989999
Eclipse, thank you I appreciate that. To Helpful, I say prove it or stop it I am tired of hearing this Loshon Horah. And to the moderators I say stop allowing these disgusting attacks to be posted. Please delete!December 7, 2010 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #990000
SJS: Of Course.December 7, 2010 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #990001cantoresqMember
I’d monitor form but not content.December 7, 2010 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #990003
“I thought it was funny.”
Thanks, poppa. It went over my head the 1st time. It is funny! Kinda like the reverse of what Groucho Marx (?) said: “he would never join a club that would accept him as a member”December 7, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #990004mw13Participant
I’m sorry, but I really don’t see anything “rude” or “unwarranted” about saying that people who “attack” Rabbonim should be banned. I’d go out on a stretch and say that it is not only warranted, but probably a very good idea.December 8, 2010 5:59 am at 5:59 am #990005smartcookieMember
Aries- what was rude about Myfriend’s comment about talking to the wall not being Loshon Hora? I think it was an adorable joke.
Seriously, she wasn’t offensive here.
Maybe you can explain it?December 8, 2010 6:08 am at 6:08 am #990006
mw13, yeah, if it were true, but it isn’t! For one reason, if I attacked Rabbonim, the moderators would never have posted it! So again I say prove it!December 8, 2010 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #990008
smartcookie, it might be cute to you because it wasn’t aimed at you. I am sick and tired of her attacks and “cute remarks” as well as those coming from “helpful”. It is wrong, hurtful and annoying. I am two months into aveilus for my mother. I am in a lot of emotional pain right now and all these comments really hurt to the core. They are untrue and if you knew how much they hurt you wouldn’t think they were cute!
Each time I write something to ask them to prove it and try to explain what I said, the moderators choose not to post it and that hurts as well. I am almost ready to walk away from this forum. But I do find some comfort here from some of the posters and I do find that I have been helpful and useful here to some of the posters. So I am not sure what to do.December 8, 2010 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #990009squeakParticipant
Don’t let it bother you if Helpful didn’t pay attention to his own rejoinder on losing a chelek in olam habo for judging you like this. I, for one, am not willing to judge you based on just his claim.December 8, 2010 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #990010apushatayidParticipant
“If You Were The Moderator”
I would be an expert in hilchos lashon hara and rechilus.December 8, 2010 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #990011HelpfulMember
The reason aries’ comments are frequently moderated is because they deserve to be. The mods know what they are doing. She is highly judgemental against yidden, and then chides others for their alleged judgementalism.December 8, 2010 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #990012
yada, yada, yada, Helpful, no one believes you anymore. You are just showing your true colors the more you keep it up. You have yet to prove the loshon horah you say. The only thing you are proving is that you are really speaking about yourself.December 8, 2010 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #990013the.nurseMember
I personally like your posts very much. Don’t be discouraged because there are others out there that don’t appreciate them or are insensitive to you. Be strong in believing in yourself and don’t let those that disparage you have any effect on your own self worth.December 8, 2010 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #990016
if i were the moderator i would say that this exchange between aries and helpful is getting too personal and needs to be stopped right now.December 8, 2010 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #990017TheGoqParticipant
If i were the moderater i would put a CR link at the bottom of the page so we wouldn’t always have to scroll up after reading recent postsDecember 8, 2010 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #990018
Please refer to Moderator 80’s post.December 8, 2010 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #990020
Please refer to Moderator 80’s post.
This is your last warning aries.
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