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A question for the moderators, re. where to post a new thread

Please explain where the rules are so I know what forum to post in.

It seems like it isn't ok to post in the transport section about selling or cancelling an order for a car you've not taken delivery of.

But it is ok to have a thread in that same forum about cancelling a contract to buy a second hand car.

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Old 04.03.2011, 11:24
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Re: A question for the moderators

He does have a very good point, chaps.
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Re: A question for the moderators

I'm 100% in agreement. Andrews original thread was equally relevant whether someone ordered a Skoda, VW, Audi or a Lamborghini. In fact in his original post he didn't even mention the make of car and left it purely up to the contract if someone ordered a car.

These days many "run of the mill" cars have waiting lists so it is concieveable that someone orders a Golf then decides that the Octavia is better value for money and would like to change the contract. The principle is the same and the thread can be of benefit to everyone. It was very short sighted and stupid of whatever mod decided to willy wave and move that thread.
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Re: A question for the moderators

Would it be possible to have a "Which side of bed did I get out of today?" field in the "about me" section?

Particularly useful for a couple of mods, but probably generally useful too.


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Re: A question for the moderators

Most times there is an explanation at the start of each forum. It is not an exact science and can be open to interpretation. If you think a mod has got it wrong, report it using the red triangle, or PM the mod concerned. I am sure they will review it and amend if necessary.

In general, I don't think it is really important which individual forum a thread ends up. It will appear in Today's Posts and New Posts wherever it is. In future, people searching for information are more likely to be searching for keywords, rather than scrolling through a forum.

It is more important that you have an accurate title, and possibly tags, to aid searching.
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Most times there is an explanation at the start of each forum. It is not an exact science and can be open to interpretation. If you think a mod has got it wrong, report it using the red triangle, or PM the mod concerned. I am sure they will review it and amend if necessary.

In general, I don't think it is really important which individual forum a thread ends up. It will appear in Today's Posts and New Posts wherever it is. In future, people searching for information are more likely to be searching for keywords, rather than scrolling through a forum.

It is more important that you have an accurate title, and possibly tags, to aid searching.
Good answer Deep Purple - I think you should be nominated for Mod in waiting
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Re: A question for the moderators

If this is a question to the moderators, shouldn't it have been just that, i.e. a PM ?
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If this is a question to the moderators, shouldn't it have been just that, i.e. a PM ?
Possibly, but this way it is thrown open for discussion and we will all be privy to the answer ... if it ever comes
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Re: A question for the moderators

The 'rules' cannot be in black and white as the posts aren't clear cut either. Mods don't always agree on where a post belongs. We are not clones.

As you have written this in the plural, I suppose you mean me too. It helps a great deal when someone asks a question like this, if links to the two Threads/posts are given and info as to what happened to them. Was it moved / deleted? What did the Mod who took action give as a reason? Did you PM the Mod? When? Has the Mod replied? Is it possible that he/she hasn't even read the PM yet? Most Mods have a job besides EF which means that they are not always on line here to reply.
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Re: A question for the moderators

If everyone reads what Andrew said. He contacted the mods and they did not have the courtesy to give him an answer.

EDIT: Maybe not in this post, but he has asked the question elsewhere in the forum (never got an answer) and also stated elsewhere that he PM'd the mod.

As for DP's reply. I don't agree with it, the reason we have forum sections is to organise posts pertaining to a certain topic in the same place.

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So the only reason that I can think of that a mod would move the post was if they were jealous that they couldn't afford a Lambo themselves.
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Re: A question for the moderators

Longbyt, that's why I like you as a Mod.
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Most times there is an explanation at the start of each forum. It is not an exact science and can be open to interpretation. If you think a mod has got it wrong, report it using the red triangle, or PM the mod concerned. I am sure they will review it and amend if necessary.

In general, I don't think it is really important which individual forum a thread ends up. It will appear in Today's Posts and New Posts wherever it is. In future, people searching for information are more likely to be searching for keywords, rather than scrolling through a forum.

It is more important that you have an accurate title, and possibly tags, to aid searching.
I PM'd the moderator in question, vwild, when the thread was moved and he/she has not seen it necessary to reply.

If the mods took your view that it doesn't matter which forum a post stays in then we wouldn't be having this discussion. As it happens, I agree with you. I'm not sure who it benefits to have such an apparently over sensitive approach to where threads should sit.

To those who have spoken in support of the point I'm making - thanks! I have found this forum to be helpful and mystifying in equal measure.
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Longbyt, that's why I like you as a Mod.

Yeah, I vote for Longbyt to be promoted to SuperModGod.
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Re: A question for the moderators

re - where Threads belong. Let's say we try to keep the stuff in the 'best place' for the info or question it contains, if only because it encourages others to put other Threads with similar content there too.

re - vWild's not replying to you - I don't know whether he usually gives an explanation or not, but for my part, if I believe my decision about a Thread move or other action I have taken was right, I rarely reply either. I appreciate that from a member's point of view this seems very impolite but if I entered into a discussion about every move, delete, edit which members PM me about, I would never get anywhere. Sorry guys. No improvement in sight there.
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As for DP's reply. I don't agree with it, the reason we have forum sections is to organise posts pertaining to a certain topic in the same place.
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If the mods took your view that it doesn't matter which forum a post stays in then we wouldn't be having this discussion. As it happens, I agree with you. I'm not sure who it benefits to have such an apparently over sensitive approach to where threads should sit.
Perhaps I should have said that I consider it less important which forum a thread ends up in than how it is described.

It was more important when many more sections were invisible to guests.

It is important to keep some form of order for the times that people want to look through a particular forum for general information.
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... It was very short sighted and stupid of whatever mod decided to willy wave and move that thread.
It's probably because mods are short sighted, stupid and too busy willy waving.

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So the only reason that I can think of that a mod would move the post was if they were jealous that they couldn't afford a Lambo themselves.
Ooh, I'd love a Lambo, me. Or an Octavia. Broom! Broom!

Nail on the head, there.

We're hating on the far sighted, smart and tucked in willy wavers who have lots of money. Hating! I tells ya.
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re - vWild's not replying to you - I don't know whether he usually gives an explanation or not, but for my part, if I believe my decision about a Thread move or other action I have taken was right, I rarely reply either. I appreciate that from a member's point of view this seems very impolite but if I entered into a discussion about every move, delete, edit which members PM me about, I would never get anywhere. Sorry guys. No improvement in sight there.
I don't remember that you didn't reply to any of my questions... I may not like the answer sometimes but you always been enough polite, kind and involve to give an answer.

All the mods do it, except maybe one or two, and always the sames...

Just my humble observation...
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re - where Threads belong. Let's say we try to keep the stuff in the 'best place' for the info or question it contains, if only because it encourages others to put other Threads with similar content there too.

re - vWild's not replying to you - I don't know whether he usually gives an explanation or not, but for my part, if I believe my decision about a Thread move or other action I have taken was right, I rarely reply either. I appreciate that from a member's point of view this seems very impolite but if I entered into a discussion about every move, delete, edit which members PM me about, I would never get anywhere. Sorry guys. No improvement in sight there.
Appreciate what you say. In my experience, authority (if you can call it that, it's an internet forum) without responsibility is a poor mixture. Anyhow, it's what it is and I can see it for what it is now.
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Appreciate what you say. In my experience, authority (if you can call it that, it's an internet forum) without responsibility is a poor mixture. Anyhow, it's what it is and I can see it for what it is now.
Er, authority? Hardly. More like housekeeping staff. Moderating Members try to keep the place in order. It's never going to be whip sharp nor 100% consistent, for exactly the reasons mentioned by Longbyt. We'd dearly love it to be ship shape all the time and can only ask for solidarity from the other Members to individually keep your part of the deck clear.

Hope you found a solution to your quandary in which ever thread it ended up.
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Re: A question for the moderators

Jesus guys! WTF & who cares?
Is it only Friday in Basel?
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