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Poll: Proposed new area (13 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you like a 'no holds barred' area of the forum?

  1. Yes, I would be interested in an area like this (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  2. No, I would not be interested in an area like this (8 votes [61.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.54%

  3. I am not sure/ I need more information (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

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#1 Anna32

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

OK everyone,

 

The UKPO staff are considering creating a small new area of the forum which would be moderated substantially less than the rest of the site. This area would be for particularly robust debate, where members could really get stuck into issues and where we would only Mod for things like disclosing operational information, unauthorised commercial advertising and other serious issues. It would, effectively, be a 'no holds barred' area where people enter at their own risk and nobody holds back from saying what they think! .

 

Additionally, we could also move a few of the more heated threads in here, instead of locking them. As you all know, we hardly ever lock active threads and we've only ever done this when the debate has become unproductive by the standards of the main board, but we could potentially move these threads to this new area and leave them active instead.

 

This new area is not intended to replace the main areas of the forum, but it may be a useful addition to the site.

 

We are currently fine tuning the specific rules for this proposed area, but first we'd like to see if anyone would be interested in an area like this. Please complete the poll and let us know your thoughts.

 

 

Please leave any suggestions, queries and comments in the thread below! :smile:



#2 Sub-seven

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Please don't.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

I think it's an idea worth trying. If it gets really out of hand, you can always close it down.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Please don't.

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#5 Sub-seven

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

There are plenty of other sites people can go onto if that's what they want.



#6 Anna32

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

(To clarify- if launched, it would be very small and something you would actively have to seek out. Nothing would change anywhere else.)



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Could members give reasons Why they for or against,thanks.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Because it would be a bit like being at work.....



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

I think the danger would be someone would overstep the mark in a comment, possibly directed at a poster instead of the argument and then someone else gets PSD involved. Ay the moment we can still have robust discission but know roughly where the line in the sand is.

 

Remove the line and well we know the possible resy, so I would say No on the basis of Prevention is better than Cure.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

That is a very good point.

 

Hmmm... So if it were to go live- given the nature of many people's jobs here- it would need to be behind a lock of some kind or otherwise secured? :g:



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

You only have to look at what goes on, in the Arrse site, to see what un moded sites are like. Not for me.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

I thought that would be right up your street grips. :wink:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

I like to think, we have some structured moderating on here. And most of the mods on here,have improved. Though, not all ;)

#14 Bart

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

we're both arrsers, its not that bad! :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

Have they got mods on Arrse ?.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

Yep, but they are like putting the fat kid in charge of the tuck shop! :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

we're both arrsers, its not that bad! :lol:

 

 

Have they got mods on Arrse ?.

 

 

And another frequenter of said forum here.

 

Thing is we all see how that Naafi bar area of that forum ends up some times. And as is frequently commented on there, it's largely down to a load of of never served rub outs who get on there for God only knows what reasons, and just pollute the place with their tripe.

 

I think this idea might just end up a moderating nightmare and, if not modded at all, just descend into a chaotic mess.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Unfortunately, I think personal arguments on the "open" forum would spill over into other threads, making more work for the mods.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I vote no



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

I have to agree that the NAAFI bar on ARRSE is a good (bad?) example of what can happen when there is "light" moderation.  Yes, it can be very entertaining but you can get threads going out of control.  Does it spread outside the NAAFI?  Yep, it can do but that's where the forceful moderation comes in.

 

If a similar approach is taken here I'd suggest it's in a members only area with clear warnings on entry that it is an unregulated/lightly regulated area and the conversation may be "robust"!  Anyone entering the area would know what they can expect and will have no reason tocomplain if someone uses a naughty word.

 

On a more technical level, would posts from a members only area show up in the "New Content" listing for guests?  If they would the guest would not be able to open the thread but they would see the thread title.  If that thread title is "challenging" it could cause problems.  I'm assuming this wouldn't be a problem as we already have private areas and I haven't seen anything in New Content from them.






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