Forum moderating



  • 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...)



  • Classic misunderstanding between Marius and me. The tweet went out already, I had it scheduled... Sorry for that. :-S



  • [quote author="Alexandra Leisse" date="1287577533"]Classic misunderstanding between Marius and me. The tweet went out already, I had it scheduled... Sorry for that. :-S[/quote]

    no issues :) and thanks for the tweet :)


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    Wow, that badge is way cooler than all the others... I do still miss the sharks and lasers;-)



  • question to moderators and admins: should job postings like "this":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewthread/1515/ be moved to the lounge instead of cluttering the various forums?



  • As for me now they can stay at thematic categories, but when (and if) Job category will appear we should move them there.



  • Congrats to Denis on becoming an Area 51 engg :) cheeers!

    Now you should be soon getting moderation rights to all forums :)



  • chetankjain, thanks :)



  • Alexandra is in California on Qt Developer Days 2010, when she returns I'm sure she will give you the right powers.

    I'm 147 points from Dinosaur Breeder myself, then I can wear my breeder t-shirt with pride :)



  • Just a note to the forum moderators, Denis (most of the ideas) and I (clicked the buttons in the back-end) did some rearranging on the forums a few minutes a go.

    Language Bindings, Announcements and Wiki Discussion got moved.

    Behind the Scenes is now at the bottom of the forum overview.

    We hope it makes more sense now.

    Even more sense: Alexandra will set up a Jobs forum and we're thinking of renaming "Desktop" to something that also covers core Qt issues not directly related to a platform. Any good ideas?


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