Timing of guest posts

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Re: Timing of guest posts

Post by RichinMA » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:21 pm

Hi Kate,

I think there is some misunderstanding as to what the moderator was expressing. She said that the software cannot do what you requested but she went on to say (in a way that could be misconstrued as complaining ) that there was efforts to try and moderate the boards as much as possible, meaning the mods are on as often as they can be to alleviate the guest posts from appearing "after the fact" and sometimes confusing the conversation. We were trying to explain why the posts are not always timely approved by saying we all have lives outside of moderating, and please bear with the situation as it exists right now. I am starting to understand how difficult it is to truly get your meaning across in a one-dimensional medium like print. There is no real tone, facial expression or any way to get the feeling of what someone is saying. Honestly and without any poor intention we want to hear suggestions and will try and make things better. If people don't ask, then we can't try to change the board and how it works


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Re: Timing of guest posts

Post by Nettie » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:41 pm

I would like to know why my post to this topic was removed...it was not offensive nor attacking in anyway and I deserve to know publically what I said that required removal

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Re: Timing of guest posts

Post by katep » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:02 pm

Thanks for your input, Rich. It appears that my post was also misconstrued as complaining, and I agree it is very hard to get one's point across in this medium.

May I make one more suggestion? This "discussion" should have taken place in private email, and my first response was to privately reply to "moderator5" that I thought his/her response came across as inappropriately defensive and lecturing. However, I could not do that because "moderator5"'s profile does not provide an email account.

I understand there may be motivation for keeping private and avoiding hassles, and I DO understand moderating these boards is a difficult job (so PLEASE don't lecture me on that!). However, being "scolded" by an anonymous person-in-power generally doesn't put a person in a favorable frame of mind. A personal touch would come across a whole lot better!


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Re: Timing of guest posts

Post by shelbel1950@aol.com » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:15 am

WOW! This has gotten taken way too far, past the purpose of these message boards. When attitudes start taking over, we could possibly be scaring off those who come here for help and concern. We really need to be careful. Let's keep on top of respect for one another, appreciating the time, energy and knowledge given to this "work of art". We all know that when someone appears to criticize, it hurts. Especially when they may not be a part of what they're criticizing so we all need to "agree to disagree", if you will, and move on. Life is too short and we've got too much to accomplish.

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Re: Timing of guest posts

Post by Louise H. Beaulieu » Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:24 pm

Amen!!!!!!!! Louise

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