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Tink's avatar

Do the moderators go through our comments too or just the questions?

Asked by Tink (8668points) June 1st, 2009 from iPhone
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psyla's avatar

As long as you keep banned statements to your comments, you should be fine.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

The moderators are regular members of fluther, too. So yes, they do read comments.

On the other hand, the moderators don’t just wander around looking for things to delete. Members “flag” questions and answers (surely you’ve noticed the little “flag as” links next to questions and comments?) and they only specifically review questions AND answers that have already been flagged by members.

Tink's avatar

I mean do they go through other peoples private comments?

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] No, we can’t see your private comments. Just the public ones, and any written by mods as mods.

Tink's avatar

Oh thanks ;-)

psyla's avatar

I don’t see any flag buttons. I had no idea we could rat each other out. How rude! Where’s the flag button? I want to test it.

Tink's avatar

@augustlan – Yup I was afraid that they could though I have nothing to hide

(beaty eyes looking side to side)

jrpowell's avatar

Ben and Andrew and probably Richardhenry and PnL can see your private comments,

psyla's avatar

The Masons say that everyone has something to hide, some people’s dark side will always be worse than your own. So it’s perfectly fine to make banned statements.

Tink's avatar

@johnpowell – Ahh don’t mess with me now!!!!!

psyla's avatar

Be nice to your moderators, they will protect you from those who Fluther drunk.

Tink's avatar

I know I don’t wanna get deleted :)
johnpowell is a moderator?!

psyla's avatar

Ooops. Big error on your part.

psyla's avatar

BIG error.

Tink's avatar

@psyla – You got me all worried now what did I do?
Oh I read the edit :)

mcbealer's avatar

NOTE TO SELF: send Ben, Andrew, Richardhenry and PnL some cold hard cash

psyla's avatar

This is just too funny. Sorry. Didn’t mean to imply there’s a blacklist… or is there? Damn, I’m surely on it if there is. And I’m sure there is.

jrpowell's avatar

I’m not a mod. But I know that some members have been harassed in comments and they will look at them.

I was told that I am a miserable person and I should do the world a favor and commit suicide in a private comment. They looked at that.

But they don’t care about the tons of worthless crap that gets posted. They need to be alerted to it to care.

psyla's avatar

So we’re safe and can freely make banned statements.

Why not test the waters and say something that will be banned?

jrpowell's avatar

Well, they have jobs and school and stuff. You pretty much have to flag stuff for them to look at it. I have a few mods on AIM and they don’t read everything. I point stuff out all the time.

Tink's avatar

@johnpowell – yeah what @psyla said
@psyla – you were messing with me huh :( so uncool!!! So I’m adding you to my lurve :)

psyla's avatar

I don’t even know if I’m messing with you or not. Last I heard, @johnpowell is a Moderator. I don’t understand why he’s denying it. I’ve never seen a mod do this before. Maybe it’s a stealth tactic to try to make you feel comfortable, then, when you make a banned statement, Whammo, banned and blacklisted. I think it’s a setup. The only way to find out is for you to make a banned statement. Better try it out.

jrpowell's avatar

I am a mod of the chatroom. That is all. I wouldn’t want to be a mod of this place. Seriously.Do.Not.Want.

And I would be horrible at it.

Tink's avatar

@johnpowell – you’ll probably let murder slip by :)

psyla's avatar

@Tink1113 Then I was correct in saying, uh,... ooops. big error.

psyla's avatar

BIG error as I said earlier.

Tink's avatar

@johnpowell – Sorry (kneeled)

psyla's avatar

We’ll be watching you.

Tink's avatar

@psyla – Would you stop that please I’m freaked out at 2:13 am!!!!! This ain’t normal

psyla's avatar

I love you. There. Feel better?

Tink's avatar

Yes :)
Awww you added me (tear, tear)

jrpowell's avatar

But I do know of the process. It isn’t personal. And most stuff is discussed first. Unless it is obviously spam.

edit :: that was geared towards banning users and not pushing a question towards editing.

Tink's avatar

@psyla – Im going to sleep if you don’t hurry up

psyla's avatar

Good. Really, don’t worry. Moderators banned about 4 of my comments over the years but they never booted me out of Fluther. I honestly don’t see how they can even tolerate my inane, pointless, off-topic statements, but they let me survive. Maybe they think I’m a court jester or village idiot. I’ve actually had excellent conversations with mods in Fluther comments. They’re pretty good people. You have to really throw a flame war to get banned.

Tink's avatar

Oh good because I get off topic sometimes

psyla's avatar

I love going off-topic as we are doing right now by the way.

jrpowell's avatar

@psyla :: It is hard to get banned. I have even had Andrew email me with something like, “What the fuck were you thinking, please apologize.”

Tink's avatar

@psyla – We aren’t were discussing mods.
Oh god here’s one

richardhenry's avatar

[mod says:] Me, Devi (PnL), Andrew and Ben have access to your comments if we really need it (for investigating abuse and attacks, and so on and so forth). Private comments aren’t generally available to the mod team, because they’re, you know, private. <3

richardhenry's avatar

MOD?! WHERE?! * HIDES

jrpowell's avatar

{hides under psyla}

psyla's avatar

(withers)

Tink's avatar

I’m dead so I beat all of you

psyla's avatar

I’m dessicated, which is worse because I’m still alive with a Moderator who used the “f” word hiding underneath me.

Tink's avatar

Holy biscuits and gravy I gotta go I only get 3 hours of sleep now!!!

jrpowell's avatar

Have a nice sleep Tink!

Tink's avatar

Thanks let’s continue this tomorrow?

psyla's avatar

Same place same question! It’s been the best fun!

Tink's avatar

Bye peeps

Tink's avatar

Dang you guys are still here?!

Tink's avatar

Loser :)

augustlan's avatar

Aug says: Go to sleep Tink!

psyla's avatar

I’m trying to think of something banned to say but can’t come up with anything. I’m still in shock that @johnpowell used the “f” word and didn’t ban himself.

Tink's avatar

Oh all right!!

psyla's avatar

Ok. Good night then.

Tink's avatar

Good night

augustlan's avatar

Ok then. Goodnight!

Tink's avatar

Good night for reals now I’m leaving won’t come back till tomorrow :(

psyla's avatar

Me too. Better sleep before we get moderated for going way off topic with this good night business.

Tink's avatar

Hurrrrrrryyyyy uuuupppp!!! Dude
Yup bye

Tink's avatar

Yet you still write

psyla's avatar

I’ll send you a list of mods tomorrow so you’ll be safe from making rude comments to mods. OK now really good night!

Tink's avatar

Ok thanks

jrpowell's avatar

I can curse as much as I fucking want too. Hit the goddamn sheets Tink. It is time for a motherfucking nap.

Tink's avatar

Whoa no need to get agressive dude I’m LEAVING now

jrpowell's avatar

Goodnight..

psyla's avatar

@psyla has left the building.

Tink's avatar

Goodnight… And if you people don’t stop writing psyla I will never leave psyla

Tink's avatar

Oh god what nowwwww

psyla's avatar

Logging out. Thank you. turning off computer. lights out. asleep. dreaming. waking up. damn, not enough sleep.

Tink's avatar

I got school so goodbye for reals now

psyla's avatar

ok c u tomorrow, really now.

Tink's avatar

C u well later not tomorrow cuz it’s already tomorrow

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