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Request to Moderators

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Bannanasketch, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Active Member

    Moderators,

    When you delete or edit posts, could you please let the user know that you did so and provide a short explanation as to why you did so. This would be greatly appreciated.

    It would also b of appreciation, if you let the user know of any changes, including thread title changes.

    Hope you can take my requests. Thanks!
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I asked this awile ago....
    When the name of your thread gets changed, you have no idea that it did.. so when you come back later, you can't find it. It's very frustrating. I'm not saying you shouldn't change thread names, just let us know that you did.
    DannyRWW likes this.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That would be too much trouble for the mods to go through, especially at the rate Ed changes thread titles.

    Though it does seem to me whenever a thread is locked or deleted, it's pretty obvious, as such an action is a rare occurence (though there was a period back in 2009 or so when it seems like threads were being locked right and left), and if it does happen, it's usually pretty bad (ala flame wars, uncivilized conversation, etc).
  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Not to write it out each time, but to send an automated message to the person.
  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I think the real issue is that if a title is changed, you are unsubscribed from it (if you are the creator at least). If you just stayed subscribed, it wouldn't be so bad
  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Do you have any IDEA what you're asking?

    (a) At the rate this kind of thing happens, our moderators would get writers' cramp if they had to type a note each time they made such a change

    (b) Too much of the time there IS NO explanation for the changes they make.

    Really, the nerve of some people - asking our moderators to take time out of mucking around with the forum as if its some kind of video game and actually asking them to be accountable and come up with logical defenses for their button pushing and rearranging!
    miss kermie likes this.
  7. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    well, I mean while there's that, it'd still be good to know why if you're uncertain.
    Lola p and Hayley B like this.
  8. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Active Member

    This is true for when they move the thread too. They moved this to "feedback", which is the better option, but I became unsubscribed and had to re-find my own thread. :/
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Its more of an issue with the forum software, but its something that the developer needs to look into. Its very irritating
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Maybe even if not personal alerts, maybe just if they would post on the thread about a major name change/move/deletion.
  11. Rugby

    Rugby Member

    The question is, WHY are they always changing thread titles? Is there a good reason, or an OCD reason?
  12. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    There are good reasons half of the time, they don't just change titles just for the halibut!
    Sometimes, I don't know what to name my thread so I just name it whatever, and the mods usually change it to something better. :]
    Anyway, the problem isn't changing threads, it's not telling us that they do.
  13. Rugby

    Rugby Member

    What I've been a little bothered by lately are all the threads like. "Floyd Replica", and then you click on it and it's something like, "Man, I wish they would make a Floyd Replica," expecting it to be about an actual Floyd replica.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  14. MagicFractal

    MagicFractal Member

    I had no plan in mind when I came to MC, but find I'm enjoying sharing info and insights from my years in media and engineering, and looking to the future of the arts. Some of the exciting areas that overlap are stop-motion, go-motion, robotics, theater design, and virtual sprite animation. Though the history of puppetry is already very rich, and I've enjoyed revisiting that, there's a lot that hasn't been done yet which is exciting. While I can't find time to try everything I'd wish, it's fun to discuss what's possible.

    So I thank you moderators for letting me post what have grown into articles, and I bet someone will find it useful. I only wish I could edit old posts, and wonder why you have that feature turned off?? Careful as I am, I later catch errors, and later think of better examples or ways to express ideas. I've run a number of BBSs in my time and never found a need to lock out user revisions. Can you switch on perpetual edits for me if I promise to never misuse them, however you'd define that?
  15. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Active Member

    I didn't know who to message personally, so I figure this would be the best place to post it:

    I noticed a post I made yesterday in the 'Ricky Gervais in Talks to Star in 'Muppets' Sequel' thread has been deleted. I just wanted to apologize for whatever reason it was deleted for. Whatever bad vibes or anything it could've possible given was not my intention :)

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