“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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MrALLCAPS
MrALLCAPS Contributing Member • Posts: 758
Re: War is over, if you want it

AshleyMC wrote:

Richard Butler wrote:

cerich wrote:

Richard Butler wrote:

cerich wrote:

whatever, then turn off commenting for the main page posts and let it go into a forum with a mod and use a "report function".. Right now DPReview is encouraging the anger and lack of civility here and you have more than enough tools to manage except it's obvious that there is no desire to. Someone has made the choice that having DPReview as one of the most unfriendly mainstream forums drives traffic and click thru to parent Amazon.
Try to at least have the courage to admit it

In the long term, a site with positive engagement is much more attractive to new readers than one with anger and hostility. Even if our aim was to drive traffic to Amazon (it isn't), the current state of the comments would not be an effective way to achieve it.

We're working on mechanisms to encourage positive contributions, but in the short term, it's not practical for our editorial staff or our moderators to deal with the volume of comments we get, nor try to make subtle judgement calls about who's acting in good faith.

Richard - dpreview.com

it isn't that hard and I am speaking from a position of knowledge, having been staff/advisor for one of the largest online forums for another activity for over 15 years.
Honestly, given the lack of policing and moderation efforts here, I don't believe you

Your certainty that it's not hard doesn't mirror our experience (I'd be interested to understand the differences, but this isn't likely to be the best place to explore that).

As I say, we're working on ways to encourage more positive interaction, precisely because we recognise that our current moderation system has its limits.

Whether you believe me or not, it should be pretty apparent that a welcoming environment is a better way to encourage an audience than off-putting antagonism between a small minority.

Richard - dpreview.com

The fact that Richard Butler, Technical Editor, offers comments on moderation issues reflects a general management challenge at dpreview.com. Richard and the other editors are 105% occupied with doing product tests and preparing product reviews. Unless you are managed differently behind the scenes, I, for one, do not believe that moderation is part of your job expectations and performance evaluation factors.

The non-forum comments are not being moderated. On the other hand, I have seen argumentative, confrontational and self-serving behaviors of certain forum moderators when they chose to participate in discussions -- who would moderate them?

THIS.

I've found myself numerous times being name called, then as soon as I retaliate in my own way, without stooping to name-calling, I'M the "Bad guy".

Maybe the moderators are TOO biased to the camera system they're moderating for. Because they allow the name calling, but selective in who they give warnings to.

And yes, there are some that are too sensitive to their sytem. Stop.

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