September 10, 2012 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #604839
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?September 10, 2012 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #896413avhabenParticipant
It is done inconsistently.September 10, 2012 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #8964142scentsParticipant
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.September 10, 2012 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #896415chocandpatienceMember
You are not ‘at the mercy’ of the moderators. You choose to post on a moderated site.September 10, 2012 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #896416ToiParticipant
anyway your a daas jochid.September 10, 2012 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #896417playtimeMember
Dear Rabbiofberlin: The very fact that your post appears extolls the virtue of this blog, and undermines your premise of censorshipSeptember 10, 2012 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #896418popa_bar_abbaParticipant
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.September 10, 2012 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #896419
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.September 10, 2012 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #8964202scentsParticipant
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.September 10, 2012 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #896421chocandpatienceMember
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.September 10, 2012 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #896422mommamia22Participant
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.September 10, 2012 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #896423WIYMember
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.September 10, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #896424
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?September 11, 2012 3:10 am at 3:10 am #896425popa_bar_abbaParticipant
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.)September 11, 2012 3:40 am at 3:40 am #896426sheinMember
popa: The M site is moderated. It is not much different than here.September 11, 2012 4:19 am at 4:19 am #896427WIYMember
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.September 12, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #896428Shopping613 🌠Participant
I’m sure the YWNCR is much better than this “M site”
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The Founder, Awarder, and Head of Operations of SUCSeptember 12, 2012 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #896429ToiParticipant
what site is this?September 12, 2012 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #896430sheinMember
The matzav.September 12, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #896431
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