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|ramzi wrote: |
|Cleveland Night Life has drifted pretty far from a place for "honest discussion." Posts need validation. Event announcements are massaged. Threads are pulled. Posts are pulled.
Is any of this for the better?
Event announcements are moderated for the purpose of maintaning continuity. That hasn't changed in over half the existence of the forum.
Validation was implemented to replace the afore mentioned system and to allow for threads to get created much quicker. If the actual mod worked properly, it would be transparent and suit our needs perfectly. The mod itself has bugs which are discussed in this thread.
Just to clarify...
- Validation is *NOT* enabled in 8 of the 10 forums here so you would never see it in them.
- Individual posts are rarely pulled, there are exceptions. We enforce courtesy in threads, and if someone wants to argue semantics enough to make a stuipd comment then it becomes a side debate in the drama section. If you think something sucks enought to piss in someone else's event announcement you deserve your own thread. Period. When this happens, a link is placed in the thread so that people know where it went.
- Threads are rarely pulled, unless it is agreed upon by the people in the thread that they got into a stupid arguement. If someone is being downright cruel, a thread might get yanked as well.
I haven't been a part of the day to day workings of the form since July - but honest discussion still goes on here. However - regarding events, save it for the review.
Please, feel free to point out specific examples about what you speak of. I'll start.
You mentioned missing threads a couple of times in the past. We were doing pruning of threads that were inactive for 6 months specifically to save space and improve performance. My webhost said we don't have to do that anymore, so we don't. Also, the last time I did it - I announced it like 2 months in advance so that people could bump threads they didn't want lost.
In the past when discussing missing threads, they were simply moved from current events to reviews. You didn't seem to follow that logic and said you couldn't find the review. Most other people don't seem to have a problem with that.
Finally, you started saying this form wasn't allowing free speach when you posted pics of drug use in a review thread. The promoter asked that it be pulled from his event review. This was prior to having a drama area on the form. That stuff was removed at the request of the thread owner, because he felt it was damaging to his production company and he can't control what people do and don't do at an event. If then was now, I think all mods here would have agreed to split the offtopic discuss to the drama section. Largely this is done to prevent PUBLIC forms which are OPEN to all SEARCH engines from spitting back crap like that.
The validation thing has its problems, I know. When I have free time I was going to remove it and try the other one that is offered. I just don't have the time right now. If the mods would remember NO RED LINE at the bottom of the screen, you would only see validation turn back on when the first post in the thread gets edited.