Location: Cleveland, OH
Back to top
|ramzi wrote: |
|D3R3K wrote: |
CNL.NET requires a heck of a lot of hands-on moderating with the posting to the events forum, calendar, stickies, banners, and jumping threads.
For a software system this is the antithesis of automatic.
If any of the moderators want to sleep in one Sunday the whole system is thrown off.
I know this was done to keep the forums tidy and stop the "bump" posts, but I find the CNL.net harder to navigate than the ableton, mnml, and experimental behavior forums (and I use the cnl.net forum more than any of the above).
We haven't used the stickies in the events threads for almost 3 months. That WAS too much work, but Derek wanted to do it.
If you paid attention to some of the stuff that gets posted as "events", you would see and understand exactly why that has to be moderated. There are a lot of people who try to post irrelevant stuff as events (my dog's birthday; we are playing in my basement tonight; etc) and we are trying to keep a better representation of Cleveland nightlife than that. The other side to moderation is let the noobs post nonsense, and let the regular "hawks" scare them off and breed negativety. Once we instituted that policy, more people felt welcome here than just the clique.
The Calander is user configured but Derek likes to keep that up to date for users. I do to.
The banner is a script that I edit. Most banners are hosted on the owners websited, and I only mess with the script once a month to remove dead links/sites or add new ones. It does piss me off that people who have banner space can't keep them current. They have the ability to change the file on their own site themselves, and they know it -- and I consider it to be a representation of the event not the site if they let shit go. Once it is more than a month out of date, I usually remove them. I don't consider this to be much effort -- it takes 100 times more work to send out my weekly mailer.
Now we are back to discussing events moving from "current" to "past". I guess I see where that could be confusing, and we don't catch everything right away, but I thought it made a lot of sense. I was lead to believe that people were very happy with it when we made that change, and shortly after we saw a pretty good boom in new members and traffic. If it is confusing to others, I would really like to hear more about it. If you aren't going to offer solutions, then I need to hear more perspectives than just one to start formulating a solution.
Last edited by Tymezup on Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:18 pm; edited 1 time in total