Things I need to say as a MOD. / Opinions are welcome.

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Detail Man
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Re: Thank you DM.
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Aleo Veuliah wrote:

Detail Man wrote:

Three simple and readily available techniques presently implementable using existing technology:

[1] When a thread is moved, a single-post only thread entilted, "Re: [Thread Title]" noting that the particular thread has been moved, and where it has been moved to, can be provided in a post on that single-post thread by the responsible moderator or administrator.

[2] When a thread is deleted, a single-post only thread entilted, "Re: [Thread Title]" noting that the particular thread has been deleted, and for what reason(s) it has been deleted, can be provided in a post on that single-post thread by the responsible moderator or administrator.

[3] When a thread is locked, an explanation of the reason(s) why that thread has been locked can be provided in a post on that same thread by the responsible moderator or administrator.

There appears to be no need to wait for some sort of "technology" advances emerging from, and implemented by, DPR administrative staff in order to implement all three of the above procedures.

Thanks for your thoughtful consideration, Aleo. It is a welcome quality lacking on another DPR forum.

Yes, those simple techniques are the ones we have to use. And I will, until we moderators have some other facilities on our tools.

I commend you for your stated intention to implement the three simple to do, and helpfully informative, procedures listed above in sections ([1], [2], and [3] of the quoted text above.

Since the above three moderator actions relating to threads (and not relating to individual posts) are not allowed to be discussed in forum posts, it makes good common sense that the moderators or administrators who implement such actions provide such notices to members and readers on a forum.

Providing public notice in this manner not only informs all affected members and readers as to what has occured (in one relatively simple action to perform) - it also is clearly far more efficient for moderators and administrators than would be receiving individual PM inquiries from members, and having to answer each and every inquiry separately. Thus, it makes good common sense on all levels.

When people who take responsibility provide such a sense of open accountability, it serves to engender understanding and respect for those individuals, and for their chosen actions. Excellent.

Maybe this thread is going to be more useful than what I thought at first. Because with these good contributions from the users that care, will be good that the Admins see this. I will sent to them the thread address when I think it is the right time.

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