I completely agree, though With all the trolls that come here and urk people, Its not anywhere as bad as one forum I go to that was spammed with an ungodly, very sick picuture. I will never forget it. Things could be worse. But I agree, time slots need to be given to different mods.
~~~~~~~~ I agree the Troll postings are very annoying and take away from the ones that are informative and useful... please do something...
Ivy, aside from checking every thread, editing and deleting the posts and blocking all 3 user names of the latest troll what else would you have me do? Just curious?
As for assigned shifts, as was mentioned earlier, this is a voluntary, non-paid position. We try to cover the boards as best we can. Yes, there will be times that there is no mod on-line, but if posters would avoid those threads that are obviously posted by trolls and give at least 1 mod a chance to check them out, I think things would be a little better for one and all.
IF there was a problem with a troll posting in the evening and you log back in the next morning to find nothing done about it, and a mod logged on, I'd say that was a real problem. In the meanwhile, please consider that the last 2 "troll attacks" happened late at night.
I was up by 4 a.m., editing and cleaning up the forum. Hate to admit it, but I DO need to sleep as do all the other mods.
Even if there was another mod on late at night, who's to guarentee that he/she would be willing to sit on the forum from say 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. every night, 7 days a week, no pay and don't take your eyes off the forum, just in case?
Not something I would volunteer to do~
***Edited By: pyrmom on 7/13/2005 12:20:47 PM*** Reason: oops
Pyrmom… I am in no way applying that you are not doing what needs to be done… sorry if It came out like that.. I just would like the Troll bs to go away… Maybe by everyone talking about it the “”Troll’s”” will get the hint.. lol I can only hope..
Pyrmom, you took the words right out of my mouth, or in this case my fingers. The moderators should be on at a time that is convenient for them. If it comes to someone being on around the clock, then Admin. should do that. IGNORE is the answer.If you read the trolls post, please do not respond.
There has really been lots of trolls, but don't let them bring you down. They are just idiots that have nothing better to do then to annoy us, though, it has begun to get out of hand.
For right now, more mods might be nice. Not saying that we need them, because scout, icy, cricket, pyrmom and min are wonderfull mods, and do an awesome job. But it might be nice for some more backup. =)
it would be impossible to have assigned times, with working mods- working outside the home i mean. and the same with working inside the home too. got to sleep at night to be able to work the next day, whether the work be paid employment or kids. trolls are a fact of life on forums, we just get them the best we can.
I'm nt sure where assigned times came up.. that was so not me..
I just meant having a mod or two that had a different schedual for their life. People who stay up later fairly often.
I know modding is a volunteer posision.. I never said people should HAVE to be on at specified times...
Just the summer troll season has hit, and having a good 15 posts all full of swearing looks pretty bad.. If a newbe found tp like that their frist time they probably wouldn't want to use the forum, noe would they want to advertise dams, studs or litters here..
i'm in the mountain time zone and that helps some, some nights i'm up later and can check in. but usually the night time trolls start later than i am on. would be good to have a mod who lives in europe or asia or australia or something. that would really cover time differences.