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(Including a little rant) (July 2006)

GR
Greg
I am starting this thread because I think that things are getting a bit out of hand here for reasons I will explain. I know I don't post much here anymore but this is more a outsiders point of view.

First of all I would like to ask why the majority of threads here are closed without a moderator explaining or even saying that the thread is closed. It shows a lack of communication between the forum member and the staff.

Next, I am sure you know what member this is regarding. It's our 11 year old American friend..I don't see why he isn't banned yet, the staff banned those two members who were posting mocks of a bad standard yet this member who is hated by every forum member isn't banned. 9 bad mocks between them vs. 521 posts of crap? Something just doesn't add up.

Next, the mocks forum. It's in a horrible state but there isn't any need to ban the mocker. Send them a warning saying that there mocks aren't up to the standard needed. And would it be possible to limit the amount of mocks posted by new mockers? Personally I think it would make people think twice about posting crap mocks because of this limit.

That's all for now, feel free to comment on these little rants and feel free to add your own. And moderators, please let this thread live to the full please Wink

Greg
DB
dbl London London
I agree, I really think Mods should communicate more with FMs when they are locking a thread, and you hit bang on the nail about seamus and the mocks forum.
PT
Put The Telly On (previously nok32uk) Meridian (South East) South East Today
To my knowledge, I always thought mods do explain why they've closed a thread and if they don't, its pretty much straightforward why they have locked them.

And no, I shan't be joining Media-forums.co.uk before you start asking again.
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
The locking without an explanation is a fair one although there's no law to say we have to, out of politeness and cohesion, we should. Mods will be asked (maybe forced by the new software) to provide a short explanation, even if it's fairly generic. A quick look over the past few locked threads though, it does seems fairly obvious by other posts why the thread was closed.

seamus has been PM'd about recent posts and hopefully will curtail them. Although there's been a fair bit of stick levelled at him, I wouldn't go as far as "is hated by every forum member".

A limit will be imposed for new mockers as well as clear 'rules & guidelines' when mocking to hopefully pull the place up a bit. But remember there's a lot of really excellent mocks that have been produced this year alone. A change to that forum will soon make it very clear from the start which are good mocks and which are rubbish Wink
GR
Greg
Asa posted:
The locking without an explanation is a fair one although there's no law to say we have to, out of politeness and cohesion, we should. Mods will be asked (maybe forced by the new software) to provide a short explanation, even if it's fairly generic. A quick look over the past few locked threads though, it does seems fairly obvious by other posts why the thread was closed.

seamus has been PM'd about recent posts and hopefully will curtail them. Although there's been a fair bit of stick levelled at him, I wouldn't go as far as "is hated by every forum member".

A limit will be imposed for new mockers as well as clear 'rules & guidelines' when mocking to hopefully pull the place up a bit. But remember there's a lot of really excellent mocks that have been produced this year alone. A change to that forum will soon make it very clear from the start which are good mocks and which are rubbish Wink


Thanks for your reply Asa, I will be looking forward to seeing these changes being put in to place.

nok32uk posted:
To my knowledge, I always thought mods do explain why they've closed a thread and if they don't, its pretty much straightforward why they have locked them.

And no, I shan't be joining Media-forums.co.uk before you start asking again.


Sorry but when did I ask you to join the forum? If I want to advertise websites in my signature then I will.
PA
pad
I am excited to learn of new software in the works. Are we to expect it soon, or not for a good couple of months?
SP
Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I know I've suggested this before, but I thought in advance of the new-look forum it might be worth suggesting again, so...

Perhaps TVF could employ a system as used by some other fora, whereby when new members register, it takes a week before they gain the ability to make posts. In this week, they're encouraged to explore the site, read others' posts, and get used to the nature of discussions.

Hopefully this would deter all but the most determined of trolls and spammers, and might significantly reduce the phenomenon where one individual registers, within 10 minutes has started 50 inane threads, all in the wrong forum and in txt spk, and then gets shot down in a torrent of abuse from existing members.

Go on Asa, you know it makes sense!
:-(
A former member
I think that in some cases some TVF Members need to learn how to debate topics without it turning into a bitch fight, and learn that everyone has different views and opinons on News, TV Presentation, Mocks ect.
GS
Gavin Scott Founding member STV Central Reporting Scotland
Spencer For Hire posted:
I know I've suggested this before, but I thought in advance of the new-look forum it might be worth suggesting again, so...

Perhaps TVF could employ a system as used by some other fora, whereby when new members register, it takes a week before they gain the ability to make posts. In this week, they're encouraged to explore the site, read others' posts, and get used to the nature of discussions.

Hopefully this would deter all but the most determined of trolls and spammers, and might significantly reduce the phenomenon where one individual registers, within 10 minutes has started 50 inane threads, all in the wrong forum and in txt spk, and then gets shot down in a torrent of abuse from existing members.

Go on Asa, you know it makes sense!


That really does make sense.
BB
BBC TV Centre
Also, I think we should have a system whereby a user must have X number of (useful) posts in the main forums before they can request anything.

I swear there must be some members here who contribute absolutely nothing to the main forums but constantly request things off people.
JA
james2001 Founding member
Spencer For Hire posted:
I know I've suggested this before, but I thought in advance of the new-look forum it might be worth suggesting again, so...

Perhaps TVF could employ a system as used by some other fora, whereby when new members register, it takes a week before they gain the ability to make posts. In this week, they're encouraged to explore the site, read others' posts, and get used to the nature of discussions.

Hopefully this would deter all but the most determined of trolls and spammers, and might significantly reduce the phenomenon where one individual registers, within 10 minutes has started 50 inane threads, all in the wrong forum and in txt spk, and then gets shot down in a torrent of abuse from existing members.

Go on Asa, you know it makes sense!


Good idea. Maybe this would stop "Summer Holiday" syndrome.
SP
Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
BBC TV Centre posted:
Also, I think we should have a system whereby a user must have X number of (useful) posts in the main forums before they can request anything.

I swear there must be some members here who contribute absolutely nothing to the main forums but constantly request things off people.


I'd second that too.

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