Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.
Published on January 3, 2012 By Draginol In Internet

Tom Chick, owner of QuarterToThree.com just finished a controlled clean up of his forums where several prominent users were shown the door.

Moderation is a very delicate and thankless art.  A community can easily be taken over by cliques of griefers without careful moderation.

I think JoeUser.com users can remember a certain user by the acronym of LW who was a very prolific and interesting poster but yet couldn’t keep herself from griefing those she disliked.

Over on Neowin.net, we’ve struggled with this issue for years on how to have a community that is interesting and fun but can keep the bi-polar crowd from getting out of control (as someone who tends to be a bit bi-polar, I understand the issue but you have to just shut the heck up when you’re in one of the extreme moods).

 


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on Jan 03, 2012

Moderation is a very delicate and thankless art. A community can easily be taken over by cliques of griefers without careful moderation.

Ain't that the truth....

on Jan 03, 2012

Moderation is a very delicate and thankless art.  A community can easily be taken over by cliques of griefers without careful moderation.

Yes, we had that problem a few years ago here with about 3-4 people who made the forums just depressing to visit.  You cleared them out and it was amazing how the environment changed.  

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