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Could mods give reasons when lock posts

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  • Dec 25th, 2018 10:36 pm
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Dec 5, 2006
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Markham

Could mods give reasons when lock posts

Not only for transparency but also others can learn so won’t make similar posts therefore reduce mods workload
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In most cases a reason should be left. If you're asking over a specific thread being locked, please PM it to me and I'll see what happened.
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TomRFD wrote: In most cases a reason should be left. If you're asking over a specific thread being locked, please PM it to me and I'll see what happened.
Exactly. I meant is this the policy that every mod needs follow ?
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smartie wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 2:21 pm
Exactly. I meant is this the policy that every mod needs follow ?
Reasons should be left in most cases. There are certain exceptions (too many to list) but those should only account for 10% or less of all actions.

Again if you're ever in doubt over a particular action you're free to ask myself or the moderator (if known) for clarification.
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Nov 21, 2018
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I'm finding threads being moved with only the automated response. And then when I asked why once I got another automated response to read the rules and contact admin. Why not specify the rule referred to by the mod for locking or moving a thread?
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SpicketyLit wrote:
Dec 24th, 2018 1:15 pm
I'm finding threads being moved with only the automated response. And then when I asked why once I got another automated response to read the rules and contact admin. Why not specify the rule referred to by the mod for locking or moving a thread?
You posted a thread in the wrong category by accident, it was reported and I moved it to the appropriate one for you. I responded to your PM asking about why it was moved and explained it in detail then wished you happy holidays. I never told you to read the rules or contact an admin, unless you're referring to another interaction with a different mod which may be the case.

Generally speaking we try to notify people if its appropriate or post in a thread with a lock explanation, assuming one is required. That said we can't send a PM about every action we take, it would just make it too time consuming.
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Redmask wrote:
Dec 24th, 2018 1:29 pm
You posted a thread in the wrong category by accident, it was reported and I moved it to the appropriate one for you. I responded to your PM asking about why it was moved and explained it in detail then wished you happy holidays. I never told you to read the rules or contact an admin, unless you're referring to another interaction with a different mod which may be the case.

Generally speaking we try to notify people if its appropriate or post in a thread with a lock explanation, assuming one is required. That said we can't send a PM about every action we take, it would just make it too time consuming.
I see the sub-forum is there now but had only posted via the drop down menu into the forum shown, which is "Sports and fitness". Hadn't known about the sub-forum. The last response I received from you explained how normally you try to send a PM but it's busy because of the holidays. I appreciate that and now that I know there are sub-forums will try to be more aware of how I post and do appreciate getting that PM recently. It's an automated response initiated by a mod that tells the recipient to read the rules, not you specifically.

I still believe that it is reasonable to indicate why a post is moved for clarity purposes but then again I don't do your job and don't have an idea of the traffic you have to deal with. Either way, thanks again and happy holidays to you as well.

Spickety
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I do agree fully with posting a reason when locking a thread and I do it every time. What annoys me though is deleting 20+ posts in a thread, all of which are asking for referrals. I have better things to do than type the same thing over and over in the reason box. Even copy and paste slows me down. The reason a thread is locked may not always be obvious, but when it comes to asking for or offering referrals, it's pretty obvious it's against the forum rules.

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