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Old 26.09.2019, 14:58
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Where are all the Mods?

It appears to have escaped your collective notice but there are a series of appalling posts in the School Bullying thread. There have been multiple requests for intervention but nothing has been forthcoming. If things are happening behind the scenes (and I desperately hope that they are) and details can not be shared for whatever reason then at least say so.

One of you needs to do something.
This is not a time for benefit of the doubt or wait and see.
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Old 26.09.2019, 15:54
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Re: Where are all the Mods?

Anybody can choose to report the thing to the cops / authorities and if they choose to investigate, they might get a court order to request whatever details EF hold on the user.. But that would likely go to The Local, not a mod.

The mods can only really close/lock/delete the post or thread. ? Then what? it's all ok now?
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Old 26.09.2019, 16:19
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Anybody can choose to report the thing to the cops / authorities and if they choose to investigate, they might get a court order to request whatever details EF hold on the user.. But that would likely go to The Local, not a mod.

The mods can only really close/lock/delete the post or thread. ? Then what? it's all ok now?
The MODs have a duty of care to the community to answer EFers who have reported a post. After all what is moderating about if it isn't moderating posts/content on EF or being in communication with concerned posters and dealing with issues.

Whatever they can do or can not do is for them to say, not for us to guess.

English Forum is a moderated Forum - it is not a free for all.
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Old 26.09.2019, 16:57
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English Forum is a moderated Forum - it is not a free for all.
However it does appear to be a free for some.
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Re: Where are all the Mods?

The mods (mirfield, to be precise) seem to have just arrives and blitzed the bullying thread and all evidence of the offending posts. https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...-needed-4.html
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Old 26.09.2019, 17:05
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The MODs have a duty of care to the community to answer EFers who have reported a post. After all what is moderating about if it isn't moderating posts/content on EF or being in communication with concerned posters and dealing with issues.

Whatever they can do or can not do is for them to say, not for us to guess.

English Forum is a moderated Forum - it is not a free for all.
Isn't that part taking it a bit far?

And so far I never got an answer from a mod when I reported a post. And I didn't expect one either. (They did act on it though, which was the point).
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Old 26.09.2019, 17:39
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Isn't that part taking it a bit far?

And so far I never got an answer from a mod when I reported a post. And I didn't expect one either. (They did act on it though, which was the point).
No not at all. Just basic acknowledgement and respect. Quite normal in my book.
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Old 26.09.2019, 17:54
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Isn't that part taking it a bit far?

And so far I never got an answer from a mod when I reported a post. And I didn't expect one either. (They did act on it though, which was the point).
Not when the sheer volume of complaints were all focused on the same thing. Takes a specific kind of contemptuous arrogance to do that.
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Old 26.09.2019, 17:59
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Re: Where are all the Mods?

The good thing about being unhappy about modwork on EF is: Each and everyone can simply improve it. By applying to be a mod.

Seems the most constructive solution to me.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:02
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The good thing about being unhappy about modwork on EF is: Each and everyone can simply improve it. By applying to be a mod.

Seems the most constructive solution to me.
Ah, but would they want "everyone" ?
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:04
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The good thing about being unhappy about modwork on EF is: Each and everyone can simply improve it. By applying to be a mod.

Seems the most constructive solution to me.
Is that you throwing your hat into the ring?
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:05
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Well, if you don't try ....

If they reject you, you can write everywhere, how much better you'd do the job if only they'd let you
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:07
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Well, if you don't try ....

If they reject you, you can write everywhere, how much better you'd do the job if only they'd let you
And where did you infer that from?

Honestly i think there needs a complete changing of the guard. But what do I know.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:09
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Re: Where are all the Mods?

I have no idea what the other thread is about... But you do realize the mods are volunteers, right? They have no obligations on them...
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:12
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I have no idea what the other thread is about... But you do realize the mods are volunteers, right? They have no obligations on them...
I'm well aware. And if you didn't see that thread then no, you don't understand. The offending posts have all been tidied away. So, if we can't see it, it must not be happening. Or something.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:13
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I have no idea what the other thread is about... But you do realize the mods are volunteers, right? They have no obligations on them...
No, but respect is respect. If folks have alerted them to an issue and reported posts, there needs to be some acknowledgement. Some answer. There was none.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:19
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The mods (mirfield, to be precise) seem to have just arrives and blitzed the bullying thread and all evidence of the offending posts. https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...-needed-4.html
I was in the middle of reading it to see what the fuss was about. I'll have to search the cache now.

I'm a mod in another place. As far as I'm concerned, you can't please everyone, so I just do what I think is correct and appropriate, and stuff whether anyone other than the site owner (and other mods) agree.

@RufusB - if you were to be a mod, pretty soon someone would complain about your moderation activities.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:21
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No, but respect is respect. If folks have alerted them to an issue and reported posts, there needs to be some acknowledgement. Some answer. There was none.
There was. They deleted your common sense posts, like many others' here.

Way to go.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:43
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I was in the middle of reading it to see what the fuss was about. I'll have to search the cache now.

I'm a mod in another place. As far as I'm concerned, you can't please everyone, so I just do what I think is correct and appropriate, and stuff whether anyone other than the site owner (and other mods) agree.
That I understand. I get it's mostly a thankless task. However, as Swisstree said, the lack of common courtesy is stupefying.
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Old 26.09.2019, 18:45
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I'm a mod in another place.
Likewise.

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