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Why?

06/03/2010 10:54 PM

Recent days, we se that few threads are closed, with even no posts further. Recent example is " Snakes: Growing and Shedding".

Anyway, the thread is closed by administrator. Then, why can't he remove the thread itself from the daily digest. Above mentioned thread appears on top of all of Daily digest of 4th June, still it is closed. What is the propritory keeping the thread title in the digest and still not keeping it open for discussions.

I am puzzled.

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Re: Why?

06/03/2010 11:34 PM

Are you sure?

I have been enjoying Vi Pham's snake threads. I just looked again at "Snakes: Growing and Shedding", and it is still there in the daily digest. The reply window also opened up fine, but I was only testing and did not actually submit a post.

This whole discussion started when I tried to respond to an odd thread on the Taj Mahal, only to find that no access was allowed. Then, within about ten minutes later, the thread on connected kw also disappeared. I did not see any untoward postings on either thread, nor any explanation as to why they wee not only closed, but removed altogether.

I think that CR4 could benefit from having just one really good generalist as a sole moderator.* For instance, although the term "connected kw" might be cryptic to some readers, it is a common concept in electrical work. Apart from the goofy textspeak, the OP was a perfectly legitimate topic.

*Unless it is a really heavy day for postings, one can read and consider everything within an 8-hour period. The only problem might be some "emergency" while the moderator isn't looking.

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06/03/2010 11:54 PM

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Re: Why?

06/03/2010 11:35 PM

The thread you cite is really an announcement. All of the announcements are closed to comments, because we want the conversation to take place in the featured blog itself (which has additional content and is open for discussion). Announcements are automatically bumped up to the top of the daily digest. If you click the "Read More Here" link, it will bring you to the blog.

Note that the message citing the reason it is closed says: We'd love to hear your comments in the featured blog!

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06/03/2010 11:58 PM

Thanks Jaxy

Yes, the same thread at the bottom in section "New Blog Entry" is working fine.

This sort of thing creates confusion. Can't you remove this sort of problem? I hope it should be possible.

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06/04/2010 12:01 AM

The reason that we feature blogs in the announcement is so that they can rise to the top and be noticed. Not everyone takes the time to scroll all the way to the bottom of the daily digest to see the new blogs and it is a nice way to recognize our bloggers for the hard work they put in and feature them at the top of the daily digest.

I don't think it is too confusing if you know and understand what is going on. We haven't had many problems with this system in the past.

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06/04/2010 12:09 AM

Thanks Jaxy

I agree with you that if we know it, there is no confusion. But if we do not, we miss some interesting threads. Yes, I know, I missed many as I ws not knowing it till now.

Surely you may program it to rise to the top. But surely you can make it work from top entry too as well as from new blogs entry. It should be possible to direct to the same thread from any location.

I am sure there must be many members, who must be unaware of this feature and must be missing many interesting threads.

Please do consider my proposal.

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06/04/2010 12:31 AM

This should be easy to implement. Simply redirect any reply to the announcement so that it goes to the original thread. It's just a different choice of hyperlink.

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06/04/2010 6:56 AM

Right now, the "Announcement" method is the best thing we can do to feature blog entries. There is currently no means of moving comments between blogs or forums.

I think we should investigate wording the messages in the Announcements. Perhaps staring them with something along the lines of:

"Here is an excerpt from one of our latest blog entries. Click the link below to continue reading it and leave a comment."

would help avoid some of the confusion.

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06/04/2010 1:20 PM

Saavy Exacta: You are listed as a GURU, yet you have only 5 good answers.. Perhaps you should talk to Jaxy about effective methods to rack up 'GA's (and add credibility to 'GURU') when the group is not overly generous with awarding GA's for mediocrity. You don't seem to have been on for long, so I have hope you have interesting and worthwhile thoughts to add, but perhaps she can share some techniques to boost your credentials in the mean time. BB.B.

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06/04/2010 1:47 PM

Guru relates to number of posts, not good answers.

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06/04/2010 4:30 PM

Bully, Flee to Me reMote elF! Bully!

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06/04/2010 4:42 PM

I'm not sure how this applies to the current conversation, but...

Prior to moderating I primarily responded to comments in my CR4 blog - Animal Science. They were usually simple responses since I said what I had to say in the blog entry.

Now I mostly handle user support issues. Again, typically not ground-breaking stuff.

I'm not on CR4 to have the highest good answer count. I'm also not here to achieve "Guru" status. I'm here to blog, help users resolve problems, keep the site in order, and (maybe?) have a good time doing it. If not, there's always my real life... that holds a bit more significance than someone's comments on my online comments.

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06/04/2010 11:26 PM

I appreciate the effort of SavvyExacta, Jaxy and the other moderators who make this free forum possible, and am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and a modicum of respect for blogging, and putting out regular content in this global free market of ideas.

I appreciated the work of the prior moderators and folks who created this forum.

It is unfortunate that the discussions got beyond civil resulting in "institutional change." instead of criticizing, how about just contributing some great content?

I think that 575 posts is a worthy accomplishment of and by itself.

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06/05/2010 11:49 AM

Thanks, Milo. I think that's a great suggestion.

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06/13/2010 10:54 PM

You do not have any right to comment like this. Till date, you have only 11 posts and 1 GA. You will get that right, when you become GURU after 500 posts and some 50 GAs keeping same proportion you have now.

Besides, majority of members here, who have good number of GAs, unanimously say that they do not care about GAs. They just want to contribute to their best. They do not after GAs.

I will be first to contratulate you if you get 50 GAs in 500 posts.

Besides, in your next post, you say that your comment was meant to be humourous. Certainly not. You took your foot back once you realized the potential comments from many members.

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06/05/2010 9:44 PM

The comment was intended to be humorous. It was written in haste and regretably not proofread for effect prior to posting.

What i wrote does not come off as very humorous at all. I would like to appolagize for what I posted. Jaxy and SavvyExacta, please excuse and disregard my post, the tone and suggestions that come across in the post were not my intent and i regret not taking enough time to self-edit. thank you botth for your work on CR4. FTMRE

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06/13/2010 8:41 PM

Whyyyyy?

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