How much do you self moderate?
Quite a bit tbh. Usually cos I’m very impulsive so need to check myself a fair bit, and sometimes cos on reflection something just isn’t appropriate/fair/nice/necessary. Sometimes an initial reaction needs to be tempered with a bit of rational sense.
But generally I think in the right way so don’t need to worry to much about upsetting folk as I’m just not at all offensive, really.Posted 6 years agoernie_lynchMember
I self-moderate my language a lot on here, although it’s something I struggle with. I guess I sometimes forget who the other punters are, eg, if I was having tea with the vicar I would have visual reminders to that effect. I also have to remind myself that some people are surprisingly sensitive, so I will often tailor posts with that in mind. I never moderate my opinions though, although when I read stuff back, my posts often appear to be far more liberal than I thought I was. Luckily I type very very slowly, so I can moderate as I go along and rarely alter stuff just before posting.Posted 6 years agouser-removedMember
I do this with depressing frequency. Usually on threads which provoke a strong response within me. Then I remeber the utter futility of trying to educate people* on the interwebs and delete the whole lot.
*Bring a twit round to my (obviously right) way of thinking.Posted 6 years ago
I imagine that there’s a phalanx of the PC Brigade patrolling the forum. After all, they’re everywhere aren’t they? So I moderate my posts accordingly. The swear filter is getting on my tits though. I can’t even write that word that rhymes with deck and begins with “f”. Jeez.Posted 6 years ago
Yesterday I seemed to spend a lot of time writing out contributions to threads and then deleting them. Sometimes I deleted them because they didn’t really add anything of worth but more often because they were just too negative.
The negativity tended to be in the “do you like …….. ?” or “what do you think of…..?” type of threads where despite thinking that the item in question is clearly an abomination I didn’t really want to pee on anybodies fireworks.
Over a typical week I must delete about 20% of what I write. Does anybody else does this or do you all treat it as a written up stream of consciousness?Posted 6 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Out of interest, how many self moderators are in relationships? We’ve been together for nearly 7 years and moderation is definitely necessary between people. Politeness is the lubricant between the grinding cogs of different opinion.
I’m quite relieved to hear others have comments that have never been read or voiced. I agree with a lot of the above! I’m sure there are many here who could benefit from a little self-mod 😀Posted 6 years agobikebouyMember
Erm.. I’ve rarely corrected or deleted anything. I’m by nature a self moderator and considerate kinda guy, or so I think. Therefore pre posting I tend to have some sort or theme or point to make, which goes somewhat to temper any major fauxpas or retaliation posts.
I also take into consideration that I don’t know any of you, you’re all just virtual typojockeys.
I do find it hard to restrain my enthusiasm though. Some topics make me want to keep posting (the architectural/arty/new bike/great rides/i’m doing my first epic event etc.) So I’ll pull back, not wanting to take over the post with my rambling(s)Posted 6 years agocamo16Member
I do try to self mod.
Sometimes I spend five minutes doing it.
Unfortunately, when I reread what I’ve edited so thoroughly and sent as a judged, intelligent opinion, I realise it’s still utter tonk.
This post, for example, started out as a query about how to secure a fox to a ferris wheel.
The fox went first, said ferris wheel followed soon after.
Believe me, this post is way more intelligent, more considered, more strokey-strokey than my first one. What a rant that was!Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
camo16 – Member
stumpy01 – I like your apostrophe in the word “what’s…” Good job.
Confused as to whether you think it was an intentional mistake or not, and whether it is in fact a mistake or not? 🙂
It wasn’t meant to be a hidden ‘aren’t I funny?’ error. Just an abbreviation of ‘what is’, as in “what is (what’s) the point?”.
IMO “Whats the point?” would be incorrect…..
Hmmmm, shall I delete this post of hit send post…..hmmmmmmPosted 6 years ago
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