I'm guessing that those 40% were not from 40% of posters. Is it possible to pre-mod only selected posters? I've seen it done on other forums, and judging by how much it frustrated me this morning, I think it's a pretty effective deterrent.Morning.
We where testing a new system in which all posts in a particular forum go into a moderation queue, which in this instance was for the News and Current Affairs section,
As I am sure you are aware on Thursday evening I posted this Polite Request.
Sadly a large number of posters have chosen to completely ignore my plea in regards to posting style and content and as we stated we are open to all ideas on preventing the ridiculous about of abuse etc being posted in that section.
It was a trail and about 40% of posts where against forum guidelines which may give you an idea on the amount of stuff we are having to deal with.
I have lifted the approval function as it was only a trail and its the first time it has ever been used on PNE-Online.
I repeat we do not wish to curtail or lead the debate, however unless a significant group of forum users change their current ways of posting and take into account the many other active users/patrons, then bans, thread closures, moderation queues on certain sections may have to come in to help the moderation team.
Moderating is not a "JOB" but a voluntary post and to be fair no-one signed up for most of the crap they have been getting.
I sincerely hope we don't have to do any of the above.
Again I hope this is post is received in the nature it is intended.