Forum moderating



  • Another one, is it so that only an admin can modify the FAQs? .. quite a few things (mostly minor) that could be fixed there :)


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    Congratulations, Hanne! I had not noticed you became a Dinosaur Breeder yet!



  • I feel pinged...

    [quote author="chetankjain" date="1283522796"]thanks Markus, also is it recommended that moderators directly go and edit text to convert to links, add [Solved] to topic subject if solved?[/quote]

    I usually edit text and convert it to links if I stumble across something. We were thinking about automating that but so far it's not in. I don't think it's a big issue but definitely more convenient to have proper links.

    The [Solved] addition to the title is a more tricky one. Currently, we don't have a real process for that. At some point - when we get our Q&A forum - there should be a proper solution where the original author is able to indicate that the problem was solved and by whom. In the meantime, editing the title by adding [Solved] in front sounds like a good idea. :)



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1283523998"]Another one, is it so that only an admin can modify the FAQs? .. quite a few things (mostly minor) that could be fixed there :) [/quote]

    No, they are in the hands of the Qt Support Team, the FAQ's are exported from them every night.

    We are adding a feature for them to monitor comments so they can update the FAQs as needed. Also we are improving our import procedure to remove FAQs that are no longer in the nightly export, we have some orphan FAQs now.



  • thanks Alexandra, one more ... last probably for this weekend :-P

    Why no points to moderators for editing and fixing posts :-( ... heh heh



  • Nice try. ;)



  • ROFL ... yes or no ?



  • [quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1283524299"]Congratulations, Hanne! I had not noticed you became a Dinosaur Breeder yet![/quote]

    She isn't quite there yet :) But she is the one coordinating the work so it's by special appointment.



  • Congrats to Hanne on the new rank. Also congrats to Tobias and Denis on becoming Gene Splicers :)



  • one basic question, what if as a moderator you see someone using foul language or short forms like wtf .. do u edit or just leave it considering the context? very subjective right? :)


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    chetankjain: Short forms like 'u'? ;-)



  • lol, ok using phrases like wtf are common and not frowned upon in some cultures, but in some cultures its a NO NO.. what do we moderators do :)

    'u' is ok i guess :P



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1283931962"]one basic question, what if as a moderator you see someone using foul language or short forms like wtf .. do u edit or just leave it considering the context? very subjective right? :) [/quote]

    That's a tricky one. I'd say: it depends. The post shouldn't be offending to anyone or plain vulgar. But lines blur and what might be okay for one could be way off for someone else. Let's see how far we get with common sense.

    If all fails there is still the "report" option.



  • @alexandra makes sense :)



  • bq. Area 51 Engineer: can become admin of the forum or wiki

    how can I help :)



  • Our very first Area 51 Engineer :) well done! Hope you like your new badge!

    Alexandra is away on a plane somewhere but I'm sure she will get in touch with you when she's back.



  • thanks Marius! all the badges are good and so is this one! feels good each time your badge changes :)


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    chetankjain: You are planning to marsh through to mad scientist in a rush, aren't you?

    Congratulations on becoming a area 51 engineer!



  • [quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1284124634"]chetankjain: You are planning to marsh through to mad scientist in a rush, aren't you?

    Congratulations on becoming a area 51 engineer![/quote]

    Thanks Tobias :) .. but 10K is a long way to go and then one has to sustain through 6 months points expiry too ... won't be easy



  • We believe the "Mad Scientist" rank is quite accurately named ;)



  • [quote author="MariusG" date="1283980968"]... the Mad Scientist badge in pure awesomeness :)

    Don’t tell anyone… but sometimes, at night, when no one is watching, for just a few minutes, wearing my 4DOS geek t-shirt, I grant myself 11k points on the test server (only for testing purposes of course), so I can surf around wearing the Mad Scientist badge, making sure it displays correctly in every thinkable context, like in the mirror. It’s just that cool.

    Now, where did I put my medicine again? ;)[/quote]

    now isn't that temptation enough :P by the end of all this few of us will be on medication here I guess heh heh ...



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1284122646"]bq. Area 51 Engineer: can become admin of the forum or wiki
    how can I help :)[/quote]

    knock knock :)



  • Not able to edit "this particular thread":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewthread/1072/, rest seem ok .. other moderators are you able to see the edit/move/delete links?



  • Qt Certification is a new board, moderators are not yet organized.



  • Ah didn't see the new forum. But gene splicers by definition should inherit moderation rights across the forum?


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    Could a moderator please get the right to move threads to his forum and not just the ability to move threads from the own forum into others? E.g. I am moderating the Tools forum and just today ran into some threads that I do consider to belong there... unfortunately I can not do anything about that.

    Of course you could just allow me to moderate the entire forum (I am a Gene Splicer after all) to solve the issue for me without resorting to coding;-)



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1285762595"]Ah didn't see the new forum. But gene splicers by definition should inherit moderation rights across the forum?[/quote]

    Yes, but the assigning is by human, not automated. It will get there.



  • [quote author="MariusG" date="1285763682"][quote author="chetankjain" date="1285762595"]Ah didn't see the new forum. But gene splicers by definition should inherit moderation rights across the forum?[/quote]

    Yes, but the assigning is by human, not automated. It will get there.[/quote]

    ok ok ... i thought the moderators belong to some internal group and get these rights (seen such things in other forum s/w) and again no rush :)



  • [quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1285763663"]Could a moderator please get the right to move threads to his forum and not just the ability to move threads from the own forum into others? E.g. I am moderating the Tools forum and just today ran into some threads that I do consider to belong there... unfortunately I can not do anything about that.
    [/quote]
    Tobias, if any specific thread, just let me know ... I can move it for you.



  • I am popular today, everybody's asking for me!

    I did two things:

    • Tobias is promoted to moderator of all forums. Congrats. :)
    • Chetan got the moderation rights for the Certification forum as well. I had forgotten that earlier...

    In addition to that we now have our own IRC channel on freenode. Hop over to #qt-devnet-moderators if you want to.



  • Thanks@Alexandra :)



  • congrats to Tobias on becoming the UFO engineer :P


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    Thanks! Now you are no longer alone in area 51;-)



  • Grats! I'm currently on an off-site meeting, but I'll be back on irc tomorrow.



  • chetankjain, you're getting close to the last rank!

    Tomorrow we will add the last rank badge to the system but I suspect you will hit it even before that. In that case, don't despair, it's on it's way :)



  • bq.
    Tomorrow we will add the last rank badge to the system but I suspect you will hit it even before that.

    sure no probs :) ...

    ah for now its showing the badge that was available in one of the earlier post "here":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/images/qtdn/badges_01.png ;-)

    now expecting a golden badge with laser guns and sharks as someone had earlier mentioned :P


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    chetankjain: Congrats to making Mad Scientist!

    The badge is rather disappointing so far... I hope you'll get an upgrade soon:-)



  • thanks tobias! :)



  • Sir chetankjain, have a look at your profile now!

    Alexandra will tweet about your achievement and link to your profile, but we want to give you a chance to update your profile first, if you want to. Let us know when you're good to go :)



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1287574196"]Sir chetankjain, have a look at your profile now!

    Alexandra will tweet about your achievement and link to your profile, but we want to give you a chance to update your profile first, if you want to. Let us know when you're good to go :)[/quote]

    This badge is too good. Just love it !!! :) :) :)
    Ok now I need to go and update my profile, will ping you once done :P (by tonight...)


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