Site Moderation

Bad CO

I've noticed a few comments of late about the site moderation which I'm keen to understand. Unfortunately my work/home schedule means that I can't spend as much time as I'd like digging into to RR issues.

Without any personal attacks or irrelevant posts can people make suggestions about how we should improve things. For instance do we need more mods or are some forums not being effectively moderated? On the other hand is the moderation too heavy handed?
I think most of the posts on here --that I read anyway ---seem to be quite good-----yes there's bad language --but its nothing most of us haven't heard before.

Personal attacks ---well surely that depends on the person being attacked--taking offence -----most of us on here can stand up for ourselves and most of us can usually laugh it off and give as good as we get .

Suppose there must be a safety way out --maybe if a mod gets a PM from someone complaining that the postings are OTT then possibly there could be a case for mod intervention. Other than that let the dogs run loose :lol:
As long as they keep to the rules [which are very easy going anyway]
I agree with Geenie, unless someone complains directly to a mod it is better left alone. Banter is a huge part of what makes RR such fun, I guess most people, like myself have mental images of the members here as we all have a go at each other and wind each other up. It's good fun.
Personaly if I was mecilessly attacked or offended I would defend myself or leave.
I also think that unless a post is utterly offensive it should not be deleted ona whim.
Great site.


War Hero
I think we need more people to behave a little better. We all know the do's an don'ts. Direct comments which seem designed to deliberately provoke a reaction are not helpful. Perhaps we all need reminding of the rules again.



As Greenie and Lingyai say, we've all heard and seen worse than the stuff I've personally seen on this site. Unless it is a malicious attack I think it is better to be `Hands Off'. Saying that, the mods could always stick a post in a thread saying cool it.
`If you can't take a joke you shouldn't have joined'.
As for me, I like it the way it is, a very enjoyable way of using up what time I haven't got to spare. :D


War Hero
I agree "if you can't take a joke you shouldn't have joined" but there is a difference between standard banter and out and out personal & abusive attacks on individuals. I just think our comments need to be kept in perspective, if not moderation.

Whilst still relatively small, our membership is growing. Many of our newbies have little or no experience of navy life and realistically can and will view some of the "tirades" as being a little too strong for their stomachs.

I just think that if this site is to continue to expand it needs to encourage new membership, and, by default it's members must keep to the sites own code of practice.



War Hero
My comments. Firstly, I don't think there is much continuity of standards regarding moderation on here. On one thread you will see absolute foul mothed diatribe, with far left and right wing views, and all in between (which I have no problem with, I have my own Moderator, its an off/on switch) yet on another thread, suddenly out of the blue,bosh! Somebody writes something that upsets a mod, and gets deleted.
Mods should stay Mods, set a standard and not get involved with the banter. That way they won't get their pants in a pucker when somebody hits on them.
We are all fair game the minute we hit the "Submit" button. We know that.FFS
RoofRat :x
is it that time of year again, every so often we seem to have the modirator debate, it's never going to be solved like world hunger, to some it's funny to others it's not.



War Hero
Agreed Womps. It's all about concensus and many of us couldn't even agree the colour of an orange, let alone some of the stuff written about in here. The trick is to hold the line when it comes to Banter V Abuse.

Agreed Womps. It's all about concensus and many of us couldn't even agree the colour of an orange, let alone some of the stuff written about in here. The trick is to hold the line when it comes to Banter V Abuse.


We all tried and failed to agree on a mascot, then it just got forgotten about, same as all the other mod debates, SOME will come on here, get there posts edited, throw the toys out of the pram, then declare they are leaving forever, truth is they are probably visiting the site hourly to get off on the hundreds of please don't leave comments.

Kind of sad and makes you think how unforfilling their off line life must be.

Not saying that UA is doing this just know that some do.

Prepared for incoming abuse.