About moderation - Feedback

Started Jun 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kendall Helmstetter Gelner
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In reply to bobn2, Jun 29, 2013

Bobn2 wrote:

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The argument that you put forward is the argument that censors put forward everywhere - that censorship is necessary to protect the great unwashed from being exposed to content they might find objectionable.

Moderation is not about hiding things.  It is about letting good things become visible that are otherwise obscured behind muck.

If a forum is full of fighting and nagativity (a word I made up) why would most users take the time to wade through the garbage to get to a few good bits of information?  They would not.  Again you are showing a lack of concern for the vast majority of people actually reading any given forum.

Good moderation helps pen in the fighting so some people can enjoy the spectacle and effort, but also makes sure that it does not overwhelm the purpose for the forum existing to begin with - which is here to provide helpful information to users of specific camera systems.  It is way to easy to forget  that people come to a forum in the first place because they have a camera and simply want to know more about how to use it well.

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