(Closed) Moderation Team Part 2

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Oh good, if you’ve got a thread going then I can close mine. 

My question is: Why is it okay to close threads when people are still having calm and rational discussions?  It seems really shady to not answer questions and then just close threads to bury them and hope no one else sees them.

Post # 4
Member
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

You know what I think would be really helpful? If we could have some sort of Q&A with the moderators. The wiki is sadly out of date and, while I realize there is work being done to update it, it seems like the community would appreciate answers now. I didn’t post on the last thread, but I read the whole thing (and the original thread that sparked it), and I wouldn’t be surprised if a number of other bees did the same as me.

Post # 5
Member
6055 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Wow… Can’t even believe this is still going unanswered.

Post # 6
Member
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Maybe instead of repeating this cycle, members who have concerns or feel that their questions have gone unanswered should draft a single, thorough set of questions via PM, present it to the mods, and ask them to answer the whole thing at their leisure? That would give everyone, members and mods, a chance to discuss things calmly, instead of all the running in circles that’s been going on, and it would save everyone from having to read through page after page of questions and comments.

Just a thought.

Post # 9
Member
10508 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mrssrm:  I don’t see the point in sending a PM between 2 people when many bees may have the same questions (and some just may not go to the point of PMing).

Certain things are probably best being answered by PMs.  I think there’s been quite a few questions that make sense to be answered publically.

Post # 10
Member
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

But the point is that this information should be available to everyone, not just hidden through private messages where I could say “Annie told me ____” and no one would know if I was telling the truth.  It needs to be in writing, in public, so we all are working under the same rules.

(Edit: I just picked a random name “Annie” because I didn’t want to rope anyone into my hypothetical situation!) 

Post # 12
Member
2790 posts
Sugar bee

@mrssrm:  Unfortunately, when things are done through PM things can get hidden or swept under the rug. It’s also much easier to ignore a PM then it is to continue watching a post with your title scrawled on it keep popping up at the top of the list. I want public answers for questions that they should not be dodgin.g

Post # 13
Member
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I’m still unsure why the thread had ‘run its course’.  People were still asking questions that weren’t necessarily answered.  It wasn’t like other posts where people kept saying the same thing over and over again, and the beating a dead horse analogy definitely wouldn’t have been applicable.  Thanks, @MrsElopement:  and @bookworm88:  for keeping this going.

Post # 15
Member
5227 posts
Bee Keeper

I just want to add that these threads remind me that I had *no* clue what goes on in WB Facebook land and I am in no secret Bee groups… and that fact that I didn’t know about it makes me feel like– how the hell can I spend so much time on here and missed this! lol.

Post # 16
Member
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also, I know on the knot, the mods have a very visible mod bar (they still participate) and openly warn people – like “Futuremrsfitz, you have been warned for the comment where you said X”.

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