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New rule: staff actions and directives

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Alfa, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Jan 14, 2003
    116 y/o from The Netherlands
    While IMHO this should be common sense, it was needed to add the following to the rules:

    Staff Actions and Directives

    If you have a problem with or question about a moderator’s decision, open up a support ticket. Posts or topics discussing moderator actions will be removed.
    If a staff member takes an action or posts a directive (for example, to stop with a particular topic), you must adhere to this. If you discover a directive only after you’ve posted a message that contravenes it, report your post or it will be taken to be ignoring moderators.

    The rules have been updated accordingly.

    Please mind that we are still open to community feedback about general rules and protocol. The above is mainly intended to avoid counterproductive, butt-hurt, and pointless posts.
  2. TheBigBadWolf

    TheBigBadWolf Apprentice Sorcerer Palladium Member Donating Member

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    Apr 11, 2010
    from Germany
    Realistic approach after Far too often Staff decisions (moderation) were discussed in the forum. Thanks for the rule clarification, it makes it easier to report threads/posts.
    It must be clear that the rules arent there for being annoying to members but for making the forum function and save the existence of our big private (!) Website and they are to be abided to.
    It couldnt go on that members chose by daily mood whether they follow a rule today or wouldnt.

    Thank you. This is a very thoughtful addition.
  3. missparkles

    missparkles If you like crazy you've come to the right place. Platinum Member & Advisor Donating Member

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    Jun 2, 2009
    from U.K.
    Like the Wolf boy ;-) I agree that people need to realise that the mods don't just make arbitrary decisions and that they're well thought out responses that are guided by the rules that we all agreed to follow before we were allowed to join this site. Mods don't do anything just to piss people off, they have far too much work to do to be able to deal with the fallout that would ensue. We have such fair and unbiased mods here at DF, now, unlike in the "Old Days" when certain mods would make decisions based on their either liking, or disliking, a poster, a post or a specific idea that the OP was trying to convey. No one plays favourites now and that's the way it should be. It doesn't just have to be fair it has to be seen to be fair, too.

    Sparkles. XXX