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Old 07-22-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
A husband and wife are having an angry argument:
Wife: I should have listened to my mother 20 years ago!
Husband: Go right ahead; she's still talking.
badabing!

 
Old 07-22-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default More on the technicalities of rep comments

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Originally Posted by anifani821 View Post
I like to rep to let the poster know I read what he/she said and found it interesting, amusing, helpful, insightful, etc. I sign my name to my rep comments, too, and many don't.

Speaking of that, I am still chapped that one of my friends signed a rep comment with my name and it makes me wonder if others have done that (using my name or someone else's, for that matter). I think when things get to the point that a member is using someone else's name in a rep - it is time to step back from the computer, lol. I mean - I just can't see a justification for that - ever. I was glad my friend told me what she had done, and when I asked "why" - she said something to the effect that the particular person she wanted to rep did not like her and would not take the rep comment well if she signed her own name to it . . . didn't make much sense to me . . . but oh well.

I think some folks get too wrapped up in posting here!
I wonder if your "friend" who signed your name to a rep comment, which I agree is an inexcusable bit of dishonesty, even realized that you don't have to type in any name at all after a rep comment, or if she was just being disingenuous when you called her on it? I too always sign my name except in rare cases if I forget to.

Here's one thing not everyone may realize. In the case of an unsigned attack or insult made via rep commnet (as DM's cannot be anonymous), the mods can still see who sent it and can issue infractions if deserved. Then they can remove the offending comment but if so you still get the keep the points. All you have to go is DM a mod for redress.
 
Old 07-22-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
I wonder if your "friend" who signed your name to a rep comment, which I agree is an inexcusable bit of dishonesty, even realized that you don't have to type in any name at all after a rep comment, or if she was just being disingenuous when you called her on it? I too always sign my name except in rare cases if I forget to.

Here's one thing not everyone may realize. In the case of an unsigned attack or insult made via rep commnet (as DM's cannot be anonymous), the mods can still see who sent it and can issue infractions if deserved. Then they can remove the offending comment but if so you still get the keep the points. All you have to go is DM a mod for redress.
I did assume that a MOD can track via IP addy who left what rep on whose post.

Well, the whole thing w/ signing my name was odd, b/c let's face it - if she hadn't told me - how would I have ever known? She obviously felt it was dishonest and so wanted to let me know. Why do it in the first place? LOL I asked her why she didn't just leave it blank (after all, not everyone even makes a comment) but the thing is - she repped him b/c there was something she wanted to say. But if it was something nice, why wouldn't she leave her own name? Which made me wonder if it were something ugly and she ruminated about it (signing my name) and decided to inform me that she had left the rep - in case I got censured by a MOD for it! Cause if that had happened, oh my. I would have demanded an inquiry and it would have been figured out as to who left the comment.

This really is a good real life friend, lol. I cannot fathom that she would have written something ugly and then signed my name. I honestly can't - but the thought sure did occur to me as the whole thing didn't make much sense after I thought about it a few minutes.
 
Old 07-22-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I think if you want to see who repped you, you would have to DM one of the two senior mods, not one of us lowly ordinary forum mods. I don't think I have any way of seeing who wrote to whom--and I am not interested in knowing either. There are two paid mods and they get all the hard to do stuff. lol
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I think if you want to see who repped you, you would have to DM one of the two senior mods, not one of us lowly ordinary forum mods. I don't think I have any way of seeing who wrote to whom--and I am not interested in knowing either. There are two paid mods and they get all the hard to do stuff. lol
Yes, that would make sense.

I am the Admin of several websites and one had a forum that shut down 5 or so years ago. I could go in as Admin of the site and track IP addies, but none of the MODs could unless I had set permissions up to do that.
 
Old 07-22-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Yes, that would make sense.

I am the Admin of several websites and one had a forum that shut down 5 or so years ago. I could go in as Admin of the site and track IP addies, but none of the MODs could unless I had set permissions up to do that.
It does make sense. There are two paid mods here who can do practically anything. Then there are also some mods who are very experienced and knowledgeable and maybe THEY have permission to look up IP addresses. But nobody should worry about ME looking up their DMs -- I have zero interest and anyway I'm just one of the drones.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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It does make sense. There are two paid mods here who can do practically anything. Then there are also some mods who are very experienced and knowledgeable and maybe THEY have permission to look up IP addresses. But nobody should worry about ME looking up their DMs -- I have zero interest and anyway I'm just one of the drones.
Do you enjoy the job? What benefits does it give you?
 
Old 07-22-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Do you enjoy the job? What benefits does it give you?
Obviously I cannot answer for In_newengland but I rather imagine that the benefits of being a volunteer moderator are similar to the benefits of any other volunteer job, namely the feeling that you are doing some good, and also possibly that the work itself is interesting and/or challenging.

I enjoy posting on City-Data, and that enjoyment is made possible by the work of the moderators because without them this would be a cesspool. If you don't believe me I can suggest via DM a site where you can go for an example of what I mean.
 
Old 07-22-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Do you enjoy the job? What benefits does it give you?
(shrug) For a certain type of person there is the satisfaction of being helpful (at least I hope so) and maintaining a sense of fair play. It's similar to what I did in my working life as a teacher and then a school library media specialist--trying to maintain the peace, being fair, seeing all sides. It's one of those retirement volunteer activities people are always asking about.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Sad morning on my street. The little old lady who lives across the way from me in a big New England style house, all alone, was carried out on a stretcher to an ambulance. I couldn't see whether or not she was completely covered. Her sister, with whom she had lived, passed away last year.

My other neighbor says the old woman brought up her family in that house. I can only imagine the memories, the mementos, the history within the walls. I've never met this woman, as she has been a recluse and doesn't answer her door, but a neighbor has looked in on her and she has relatives whose car shows up in her driveway every once in a while. This woman was probably happy to have been able to stay in her own home instead of living elsewhere. I said a little prayer for her as the ambulance slowly wended its way down the street in the rain.
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