joanii Wrote:Thanks for responding, anyway Hartmann. Its not nice when you're asked for suggestion and when you do give one, dont get any response. Or are you a new moderator?
No. I'm not a moderator. I just responded to your message, and I still am unceratin what your point is
As I said I have been running forums sice the mid 90s and have a lot of experience on the web, thats all.
There are two types of forums, this type a stand alone PHBB and a forum attached to a website, to encourage visititors (like guest book) In latter (I have four) the forum is secondary to the web site (or should be) I let mine moderate themselves,any problems and I delete them (as with websites too) after all it isn't the real world. Basically in a nutshell what Jarraman said is it
Personally I am very tolerant, but draw the line at personal insults, as I am sure moderators all over the world would agree with me on that one.
I don't know whether you are famliar with 'newsgroups' but on these people who are disruptive are called 'Trolls' Trolls can act normally sometimes but are in the main 'bad' The method of dealing with Trolls on Newsgroups is to simply ignore them. If anyone responds to a Trolls posts. dozens of messages appear 'Don't feed the Trolls, so they are ignored until they go away. And it works. The owner of a newsgroup very rarely steps in as the members sort things out.
Forum/message boards are quite different.
I have experience of both and I just thought I would answer your question. Really I feel matters like this should be addressed to the moderator/and /or/Admin, if you have a problem that is.
The text in italics is merely information based on my experience. If you haven't tried newsgroups have a go, they are whacky, informative and fun. I a member of a few specialist NGs and get answers to technical question within seconds. Some times messages are non stop.
As Jarraman says 'Think we should end it there'