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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#16 » by BossHoggin » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:45 am

I'd prefer to keep Raptors topics out of the Cavs forum. Our mods do a good job though.
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#17 » by Howard Mass » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:24 am

I just wanted to stay that I stand behind The Raptors Moderators and the decisions they make.

They are an outstanding Moderator Team.
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#18 » by Mattd97 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:52 pm

im gonna suggest that mods put a name to their locks just so if there is a question about why that we can PM them personally to try to get answers rather than ask the community at large
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#19 » by tsherkin » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:01 pm

I don't think that's necessarily appropriate. If they felt the need to explain a lock, then they'd have posted in the thread to make it clear. If it's an obvious violation of board policy, though, then it's not always necessary and it's not particularly fair to make themselves lightning rods for the ire of a board. The Raps board is one of the boards where there are a ton of posters who jump at the chance to make a fuss over nothing, for example, and I see no need to air out a mod because he locked a thread.
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#20 » by Mattd97 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:35 pm

if theyre making the right call im not sure theres anything to hide from. my guess would be that many threads that get locked arent consensus decisions. accountability is rarely a bad thing, especially if its an easy decision that you stand by. certain mods already write a post when they lock a thread saying why, and its useful. when 18 'vince carter needs his jersey retired' posts put up in a day sure its pretty easy and universal decision, others arent as clean cut
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#21 » by Adrian_05 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:07 pm

I dont mind them moving or locking any thing. I do think they should provide a reason why it is getting locked (which they sometimes do).
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#22 » by tsherkin » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:32 am

Mattd97 wrote:if theyre making the right call im not sure theres anything to hide from.


I'm still disinclined to agree with this. Sometimes, it's a super-easy call, but people don't read the policy threads and what-not, so they still heckle and annoy the mods with pointless questions about something that should be extremely obvious. This is an issue that the Raptors mods will look at, of course, it won't go undiscussed, but keep in mind that because of the size and level of activity of the Raptors board, there are a lot of posters who don't always act in a properly level-headed manner. Several of them even have agendas against certain mods (and this isn't exclusive to the Raps board, by any means), so it's not always worth it to give them potential fodder, even if the decision made by the mod is the clearly correct one.
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#23 » by Howard Mass » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:50 pm

Some forums are large and need strict rules. Sometimes there are tough calls.

I do stand behind the Moderator Team on these calls.
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#24 » by Mattd97 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:34 pm

i think the mods by and large do an excellent job too. but for seemingly good threads that get locked, an explanation would make it more understandable and allow for an appropriate debate on teh reasons for locking in the feedback section or PM to the mod who made the call. and for dumb threads created by the kids, it would save the three following locked 'why was my thread locked' threads

my suggestion isnt to not close threads, 90% of closed threads should unquestionably be locked, its just to allow for discussion of it and perhaps empower the member knowing why and that he can discuss it rationally with the mod if they feel that way
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#25 » by YogiStewart » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:17 pm

Mattd97 wrote:i think the mods by and large do an excellent job too. but for seemingly good threads that get locked, an explanation would make it more understandable and allow for an appropriate debate on teh reasons for locking in the feedback section or PM to the mod who made the call. and for dumb threads created by the kids, it would save the three following locked 'why was my thread locked' threads

my suggestion isnt to not close threads, 90% of closed threads should unquestionably be locked, its just to allow for discussion of it and perhaps empower the member knowing why and that he can discuss it rationally with the mod if they feel that way


we mods decided a while back to post an explanation as to why threads were being locked.

i think this fell by the wayside a few weeks ago, when there were a ridiculous # of overlapping (and some pointless) threads appearing on the board, making it unreadable.

there also are some mods that are more active than others. hence, someone like Ozzy getting the rap for being the King of the Locks. him putting his name behind the locks only served to make him a target.
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#26 » by Mattd97 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:06 am

YogiStewart wrote:
Mattd97 wrote:i think the mods by and large do an excellent job too. but for seemingly good threads that get locked, an explanation would make it more understandable and allow for an appropriate debate on teh reasons for locking in the feedback section or PM to the mod who made the call. and for dumb threads created by the kids, it would save the three following locked 'why was my thread locked' threads

my suggestion isnt to not close threads, 90% of closed threads should unquestionably be locked, its just to allow for discussion of it and perhaps empower the member knowing why and that he can discuss it rationally with the mod if they feel that way


we mods decided a while back to post an explanation as to why threads were being locked.

i think this fell by the wayside a few weeks ago, when there were a ridiculous # of overlapping (and some pointless) threads appearing on the board, making it unreadable.

there also are some mods that are more active than others. hence, someone like Ozzy getting the rap for being the King of the Locks. him putting his name behind the locks only served to make him a target.


the bolded part is certainly true enough. i suppose we just cant have nice things cause of the sheer volume of morons
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Re: Why do we lock or move threads at every chance? 

Post#27 » by Howard Mass » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:26 pm

This has been answered.

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