Thanks for the feedback so far guys
it’s always nice to feed the ego , I would just like to say that if you ever disagree with how we’re running things, or want to provide feedback on the competitions/ certain aspects of what we’ve done then please please please do it, although try not to hurt our feelings.
RE: general abuse that you seem to see around other forums
I think/hope that dealing with them will be made easier due to discourse itself. Yes this is a forum, but it feels new, or at least to me it does, and it’s whole purpose is to generate civil, constructive discussion - that doesn’t mean that people have to agree at all times, but as long as it is living by it’s name and generating discourse, then that’s great.
So, how would we deal with them, well, I shouldn’t imagine it would be vastly different to what you would expect. Everybody knows (for the most part) how they should be acting online, and how they should be contributing.
Any posts that are offensive/ inappropriate would be removed and the respective person messaged, if they were blatantly trolling/flaming then simply ban the account, if it was just a mistake then warn them about the rules and let them on their way.
Again, the beauty of the discourse is that the community itself can moderate to a certain extent, firstly through the trust levels which I think will be greater used at some point in the future allowing them to help remove the sorts of content we don’t want. Secondly, you can easily flag posts that are inappropriate and need dealing with which flag up conveniently for us.
I would say there is a great foundation going forward to deal with this sort of behaviour, and between the moderators and the wider community we should be able to stem the majority/ all of the sort of behaviour we don’t want to see.