Posted on: 2007/7/2 16:50
i respectfully disagree!!
i do not think it's excessive moderation.
i do not think that removing posts & closing topics that contain flaming & personal attacks/insults is excessive moderating.. I think that removing said posts etc is 100% in the best *interests" of XOOPS.
i am not controlling your freedom of expression/speech. (the government controls that for you in real life anyway) does the internet interfere with peoples minds or something? or do some people think that the internet should
be a lawless, uncontrolled, free for all where anybody can say/insult or express whatever feelings they want whether people are offended by what they say or not? because personally that is the impression i get from a lot of you.
same with removing posts/or moving posts that are not related to the topic at hand is far better in the end for both the user & the community support side of things.
1 question = 1 thread.
how do i change the registration form?
the only replies that should be posted in that thread with that topic title should be 100% related to explaining how to change/edit the registration form.
it is not good to then have further questions later on in the topic that are not related to that.. so if a user comes in the thread and says oh, how do you edit the userinfo form.. the user should be asked to open another thread regarding that issue, instead of being answered there & then in the thread. & if somebody does answer an off topic question, then those posts should be moved to their own topic.
WHY? because it helps people search for things. if you want help with editing userinfo page, then that is the result that search should throw up. it should not throw up results for the registration system.. a user should not be expected to have to plough through 6 pages of posts because the search results told him that his particular question might be founds/answered in that particular thread that is to do with registration & not userinfo.
hence why i say, 1 question = 1 thread. different question = start new thread.