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Moderators and the Modhammer

Post by Mimi » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:01 pm

These forums are not heavily Moderated because we trust our members not to violate the rules. However, from time to time, and for various reasons, we do bring out the modhammer. Let me take a moment to explain how we do things when we hit a thread with the hammer.

Once upon a time, we had what you might call a modscalpel: we would go in and snip problematic or offensive parts out of the larger post. Gradually, I realized that editing a post can change the meaning of it. Also, when we edit posts, someone could view our Moderators as biased: why did we edit this much out of one post but that much out of another? It was a problem waiting to happen.

So now, when a post gets modhammered, here's what happens.
  • The entire post will simply be removed and replaced with a notification of who hammered it.
  • The original text of the post will be copied to an archive thread in the Student Council forums for reference.
  • The poster will be notified that their post was modhammered and why.
  • The poster will then have the opportunity to re-post and self-correct.
Also, please be advised that the little triangular ! button allows you to report a post to us.

Thank you.

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