November 14, 2005

Moderating the comments forum

It's with a heavy heart that I've decided to turn on the Moderation option on the Haloscan comments forum. This will unnecessarily slow things down, but the discussion was getting ridiculous. For the moment, I'll moderate the thing myself, but if anyone else would like to volunteer to help me (Torres?) that would be great.

I hate the idea of having to post explicit rules on these things, common sense ought to be enough. Obviously it isn't, so here are the rules.

The Rules

The moderator(s) have the right, but not the obligation, to edit or delete:
    - Posts that are defamatory, libelous, obscene, abusive, harassing, threatening, off-topic, unintelligible, or unnecessarily antagonistic, or in any other way inappropriate, as determined exclusively by the moderator(s).
    - Posts which are submitted repetitively, without bearing on the discussion topic, or otherwise deliberately disrupt the forum.
    - Posts which attack or insult another forum user or the moderator(s), or their families.

The moderator(s) will strive to make decisions on which topics to post on the basis of relevance and civility rather than ideology.

...heavy sigh...