Change and Continuity at PSJR
It is clear to me that while registration helps filter much of the crap that we all hate, it also reduces information. There is also an entertainment factor that is greatly reduced under registration. I believe that the fact that people come here for entertainment in the long run contributes to more information and therefore is a desirable aspect of the board.
So what do we do?
I am implementing a new set of rules that I think will allow us to have an anonymous board where little of the crap gets through. Most of these changes are being made possible by the newest version of the board software. The board software now makes moderating much easier. Users can flag a post and mods can get to it quickly. We also have more mods. We have about 15 active mods. I would like to make it 20 or 25. If you would like to be a mod check the "So You Think You Can Mod" post on the main page.
1) No personal attacks.
2) There is a "no names" norm for job market candidates.
3) Posts by unregistered users may be deleted by a mod for any reason, and without comment.
4) Mods should try to leave a note when deleting posts made by registered users. Mods should always do this if a user is ".edu Registered".
5) Threads should be posted in the proper forum, or they may be deleted without comment.
6) Almost any "Everything Else" thread is allowed, unless it requires significant attention from the mods.
7) If you see something you want a mod to look at, use the REPORT button, or drop a note in the "Alerts" forum. You can also email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
8) If you would like to report a rumor to me directly, so that I can post it as "Source Verified", you must email me from your .edu email address.
9) In general unless a rumor is posted by a .edu verified member, or "Source Verified", you should not believe it.