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  • #604839
    rabbiofberlin
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    I have noticed that there are subjects that go on for a long time- allowing many people to comment-until it basically runs out. On the other hand, I have also noticed that there are threads that are closed quite brusquely. We, as posters, are at the mercy of the moderators- certainly they decide what to print (censoring, actually) but why would anyone close a subject that has just started?

    #896413
    avhaben
    Participant

    It is done inconsistently.

    #896414
    2scents
    Participant

    Either one of the rules have been broken. or the thread just doesnt belong on a Yeshiva site.

    The reason I follow this blog is only because it is moderated.

    #896415

    You are not ‘at the mercy’ of the moderators. You choose to post on a moderated site.

    #896416
    Toi
    Participant

    anyway your a daas jochid.

    #896417
    playtime
    Member

    Dear Rabbiofberlin: The very fact that your post appears extolls the virtue of this blog, and undermines your premise of censorship

    #896418
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    G-d decides when to close a thread. The fact that the moderators do it only reflects on their free will, but it would have been closed in any event. The most you can be upset at them for is their bad intent.

    Also, I’m here specifically because it is a moderated site.

    #896419
    rabbiofberlin
    Participant

    choc- well, then let’s amend the comment to say that -IF one posts, one is AT THE MERCY of the moderators.

    I found the closing of some threads (most recently about selichos by jehuda green in manhattan) rather strange.

    #896420
    2scents
    Participant

    Popa, I will admit, I got that line from you, I think that it is very true as well.

    I have left other sites, and do not even read the posts of other news sites, since they are not moderated.

    #896421

    ROB: I think they close a thread when the bombardment of posts-to-delete gets too high. If you ask them nicely for stats on that thread, maybe they’ll give it to you.

    #896422
    mommamia22
    Participant

    I think if a question is answered and leaving the thread open can lead potentially to religiously questionable advice, the moderators would choose to close it to avoid going there.

    #896423
    WIY
    Member

    I think the mods close threads when things start to get heated and people will feel hurt or things are on the verge of spiraling out of control.

    #896424
    rabbiofberlin
    Participant

    To answer most of the above posters, clearly, if the comments contain unacceptable material, such as obscenities and (on this website) an open challenge to halocho (such as saying , for example, that we don’t need a mechitzah in a shul) it can be suppressed. My question is about comments that do not ,under any circumstances, contain something as objectionable as the above but only contain people’s own impressions and,often, specific valid halachic opinuions, what posesses a moderator to close it?

    For example, we had a very long and very heated discussions ome time ago about ther satmarer shittah and zionism- the comments kept on coming (often rather heated) yet the thread was never closed. Just a day ago, a poster commented on the selichos by jehuda green this past motzei shabbos and it was almost summarily closed. Why?

    #896425
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    2cents: It’s true for me. I don’t post on matzav, on VIN, or any of those.

    (I should also note, that this is the only site on which I use the handle Popa bar abba. I heard some nut was pretending to be me somewhere, about a month ago. I didn’t go there to say it wasn’t, because I don’t need to disavow every nut who uses my handle elsewhere.)

    #896426
    shein
    Member

    popa: The M site is moderated. It is not much different than here.

    #896427
    WIY
    Member

    Shein

    The M site has the strangest moderation you ever saw in your life. Oh and they would never let the word YWN or YeshivaWorld through. I have tried lol.

    #896428
    Shopping613 🌠
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    I’m sure the YWNCR is much better than this “M site”

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    #896429
    Toi
    Participant

    what site is this?

    #896430
    shein
    Member

    The matzav.

    #896431
    kapusta
    Participant

    Me 😉

    *kapusta*

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