Angel - now passed away
Joined: 26 Jul 2005
|Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:07 pm Post subject: Moderation policy & trial complaints procedure
|Moderation policy and forum management: February 2007
Superadmin (currently inactive)
This forum currently hosted by www.nineeleven.co.uk aims to provide access to discussion forums and other online media related to political, economic, social or military events arising from the so-called ‘War on Terror’.
The purpose of this forum is to provide a safe, respectful, positive space for the discussion and information sharing. The forum is intended for the use of people who accept the need for a reinvestigation of 9/11 and the war on terror. Those who believe no new investigation is required should only post in the critics corner.
The forum administrators are committed to a non-violent transformation of the world based on truth, justice, peace and unity. The forum is independent and not affiliated to any individual organisation, philosophy or worldview. It finds common cause with the truth, social justice, green and peace movements
Guidance for forum users
The following guidance is provided to forum users
Treat people as you wish to be treated yourself.
Be polite even if you disagree vehemently.
A degree of humility is not a bad thing – leave your egos at home.
Keep a sense of humour
And remember it’s nice to be important but more important to be nice
“Those of us who attempt to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening our own self-understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love, will not have anything to give others. We will communicate to them nothing but the contagion of our own obsessions, our agressivity, our ego-centered ambitions and our delusions about ends and means”
The moderators will consider a user has broken this guidance by
a) Posting threats of violence - overt or implied.
b) Posting abusive, racist, sexist and inflammatory or derogatory remarks or material including ‘unnecessary’ swearing
c) Making allegations against other users without providing evidence to back up such allegations (such as calling them an agent or shill) including abusive signatures
d) Repeated examples of bad netiquette
Examples of bad netiquette
Posting material irrelevant to the thread and diverting discussions
Starting threads in inappropriate sections or with inappropriate titles
Inappropriate swearing, flippancy and sarcasm
Starting duplicate threads
Referring to other posters in your signature
Starting threads calling for another poster to be banned
Examples of good netiquette
Thinking before clicking submit
Praising or acknowledging those you agree with
Using the search function to find previous discussions and existing threads
Taking care when posting: often less is more
Alerting the moderators of offensive or abusive posts or users by private message
Levels of intervention
Deletion or editing individual posts (Any moderator)
Splitting or renaming threads: (Any moderator)
Moving threads: (Any moderator)
Locking threads: (Any moderator with explanation)
Deletion or suspension of threads *: (With agreement of any 2 moderators with explanation)
Account suspension for 7 or 14 days *: (Any 2 moderators with explanation)
Restriction of posting rights to the critics corner or free-speech zone only *: (Any 2 moderators with explanation)
Account deletion *: (Any 4 moderators)
Communications and appeal process
No discussion of forum moderation on the forum. The moderators are open to discussing general forum moderation and management with individual users by private message, email or phone, but will not comment publicly on the forum. Moderators will (at their discretion) discuss specific moderation decisions by PM, email or phone.
When moderators take significant actions (marked with *), moderators will explain their decision by email with the user concerned and this exchange will be posted on the forum
Moderators will seek to act as a team in a consistent manner. The moderation team will be accountable individually to each other and collectively through a ‘moderation team leader’ who will be responsible for representing the forum moderators publicly. This role is currently fulfilled by Ian Neal.
In the unlikely event that irreconcilable differences arise between the moderators, any moderator can call for a vote of no confidence and request another moderator steps down if 2/3rds majority of moderators agree. Discussions amongst moderators will remain private.
Joined: 25 Jul 2005
Location: St. Pauls, Bristol, England