Just to clarify, the only reason thread got so far was because there were no mods online to lock it. However, the decision not to allow discussion of this incident continue had been made much earlier on with the locking of the first thread.
I agree. We should lock the rest of the internets too. Somebody should contact Senator Fidelma Healy-Eame.
Mammanabammana Registered User
Nor is your username (or mine) referring casually to a pretty horrendous practice. If somebody had a username like 'Gang_rape_FTW' which was (presumably) also not a reflection of the reality of the poster, would you be also jumping in to defend them? It's the same principle.
However since somebody else has pointed out that the user's avatar makes it clear that the username refers to something else and I can't see avatars, I stand corrected on my original point.
Penn Registered User
With respect, 20 AH mods probably wouldn't have stopped that thread going like it did due to the hours most of the activity took place on; in the early hours of a Monday morning. It's unfair to use this situation as any kind of an example of the moderation of AH over the past few months.
A new mod was added a few weeks ago and it's possible more might be added in the coming weeks, but summer is always a more hectic time for everyone, whether it be holidays, work, weddings, parties, concerts etc. Suggesting that the mod team needs to be doubled is frankly an unfair assessment of the work and efforts of the current team.
K-9 Category Moderator
Or they could just go on twitter, facebook etc. and discuss it, Boards as a site has the freedom to ban discussion of stuff like this, I don't think we are expecting other sites to follow us in droves. Looking at the topic on twitter we aren't missing out on much anyway!
MadsL Registered User
Penn, I'm not diminishing anyone's work and you have heard me say over and over how much I respect the mods work and dedication. I'm staggered at the number of posts the mods have to wade through. Yesterday there were over 2,000 posts made in AH in a 24 hour period. That's almost 300 each on a daily basis; admittedly not all are troublesome but that is still a tremendous workload.
Suggesting getting them more help isn't criticism, it's an assessment of how much work is involved and how much the forum has grown. I did an (unscientific) test of the same date last year and there were 300 posts fewer.
Out of interest, why would doubling the number of mods be a bad thing, surely more should be better? Is there a downside?
Once again, utmost respect on my part for the work the mods do, after all they have to deal with assholes like me.
ZeRoY Registered User
At least the discussion is now back on this thread - its exactly the same stuff being discussed minus the trolls! If mods were on last night it would have been contained for sure.