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Moderator Abuse of Power

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Moderator Abuse of Power

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Postby mc2fool » July 25th, 2022, 10:08 pm

Ok, slightly OTT title (!) but once a moderator has locked a thread no other moderator should use their mod ability to add their own (non-moderation) comment to the discussion in the thread. That's just taking the p. Once locked, locked for all.

viewtopic.php?p=517176#p517176

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

#517185

Postby Lootman » July 25th, 2022, 10:10 pm

mc2fool wrote:Ok, slightly OTT title (!) but once a moderator has locked a thread no other moderator should use their mod ability to add their own (non-moderation) comment to the discussion in the thread. That's just taking the p. Once locked, locked for all.

viewtopic.php?p=517176#p517176

I noticed that as well, although i thought the contribution was reasonable.

Personally I am more worried about the fact that criticism of France or the French does not appear to be allowed here.

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

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Postby Clariman » July 25th, 2022, 10:17 pm

mc2fool wrote:Ok, slightly OTT title (!) but once a moderator has locked a thread no other moderator should use their mod ability to add their own (non-moderation) comment to the discussion in the thread. That's just taking the p. Once locked, locked for all.

viewtopic.php?p=517176#p517176

I agree that no user, including mods, should post after a thread is locked. I wouldn't view it as an abuse of power - more likely a mistake. Otherwise we are agreed.

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

#517193

Postby XFool » July 25th, 2022, 10:19 pm

I agree with the OP here.

A TLF Conundrum: A thread is "Locked". So when is a "Locked" thread not Locked?

viewtopic.php?p=517155#p517155

Re: Dover queues

#517155 Postby redsturgeon » July 25th, 2022, 7:58 pm
Moderator Message:
The OP originally asked a question about the queues that has now been answered so this thread is now locked.
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Re: Dover queues

#517176 Unread postby csearle » July 25th, 2022, 9:30 pm
JohnB wrote:
The EU want to impose the same restrictions on all non-EU states. Britain is lucky they have delayed introducing them at Dover until now. Brexiteers voted for this

We didn't. We voted for sovereignty. Geddit? C.
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Last edited by XFool on July 25th, 2022, 10:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

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Postby mc2fool » July 25th, 2022, 10:26 pm

Clariman wrote:
mc2fool wrote:Ok, slightly OTT title (!) but once a moderator has locked a thread no other moderator should use their mod ability to add their own (non-moderation) comment to the discussion in the thread. That's just taking the p. Once locked, locked for all.

viewtopic.php?p=517176#p517176

I agree that no user, including mods, should post after a thread is locked. I wouldn't view it as an abuse of power - more likely a mistake. Otherwise we are agreed.

I did say the title was a bit OTT ;) but are you saying that anyone with moderator privilege can reply to a locked thread willy nilly, without any restriction and without having to unlock it first to do so?

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

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Postby Clariman » July 25th, 2022, 10:31 pm

No I'm not saying that. It is an unfortunate feature of the board software that the quote feature allows users to post on a locked thread. At least I am pretty sure that is the case. I would ask all users and moderators not to exploit this loophole

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

#517202

Postby Clariman » July 25th, 2022, 10:33 pm

I have deleted the mod post that was posted after the topic was locked.

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

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Postby mc2fool » July 25th, 2022, 10:55 pm

Clariman wrote:No I'm not saying that. It is an unfortunate feature of the board software that the quote feature allows users to post on a locked thread. At least I am pretty sure that is the case. I would ask all users and moderators not to exploit this loophole

Eh? By the quote feature I take it you mean the " button at the top right of posts, yes? If so, well that button isn't present in locked threads. At least not for us mere mortals (non-moderators)....

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

#517209

Postby Clariman » July 25th, 2022, 11:12 pm

mc2fool wrote:
Clariman wrote:No I'm not saying that. It is an unfortunate feature of the board software that the quote feature allows users to post on a locked thread. At least I am pretty sure that is the case. I would ask all users and moderators not to exploit this loophole

Eh? By the quote feature I take it you mean the " button at the top right of posts, yes? If so, well that button isn't present in locked threads. At least not for us mere mortals (non-moderators)....

Yes that's the button I meant. If you can't see it then that means the loophole has been largely fixed. I as an Admin can still see it so perhaps Mods can. None of this is planned this way. That's the way the board software works. There is no conspiracy and no special treatment for Mods.

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Re: Moderator Abuse of Power

#517212

Postby Clariman » July 25th, 2022, 11:15 pm

I've agreed with your basic point, removed the offending post and explained that there is no special treatment or permissions for Moderators in this regard. Once a thread is locked that should be it.

Having addressed all the points I'll lock this topic. Thanks for pointing it out.


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