Fora Moderation

  • 03 Feb 2014 13:40
    Message # 1489164
    Every now and then fora topics (threads) drift off topic. Very occasionally people say things they didn't really mean, or in ways they didn't mean. All of that is dealt with on our fora policies page.

    In an email that Annie Hill sent to members who've indicated in their profiles that they'd be happy to help run the site, she asked if anyone would like to help moderate a forum or two, either regularly or as a deputy. She had one direct offer to help with this - Arran Robertson of Rhyde, Isle of Wight, UK. Back in November I said I'd be in touch with you 'soon', Arran. Unfortunately the weeks came and went...

    I'm now in the process of giving Arran sufficient access to 'control' one of the fora, and am about to email him some notes on how to take this forward. This will be an experiment to see if we can involve more members in running the site. If YOU could help with this, please let me know here.
    Last modified: 17 Feb 2014 14:17 | Anonymous member
  • 04 Feb 2014 22:18
    Reply # 1490585 on 1489164
    Forum topics are very interesting, aren't they?  Sometimes the topic under discussion opens out into other subjects - such as my recent comments on engine installations and the Whitsundays as a cruising ground, while discussing motorsailing.  From my days of writing essays at university, I learned to always tie these into the main topic or risk the red pen!  Going right off topic though is another matter.  I'd be happy to consider monitoring a forum on a trial basis.  If it proves too much work for me on top of my other JRA activities, I can always relinquish it.
  • 05 Feb 2014 20:48
    Reply # 1491571 on 1489164
    Two volunteers.  Thank you both. 
  • 05 Feb 2014 23:01
    Reply # 1491683 on 1490585
    Graham Cox wrote: I'd be happy to consider monitoring a forum on a trial basis.  If it proves too much work for me on top of my other JRA activities, I can always relinquish it.
    Graham, that's terrific. Pick a forum, let me know by email, and I'll get you stuck in! I'll use epoxy so you can't ever relinquish it.
    Last modified: 05 Feb 2014 23:01 | Anonymous member
  • 10 Feb 2014 22:25
    Reply # 1495298 on 1489164
    I have volunteered to assist in moderating the Yacht Club Bar area of the web site.  So let me know if you find anything you feel is inappropriate or is in the wrong area.  Thanks.
  • 24 Feb 2014 19:18
    Reply # 1504848 on 1491683
    Brian Kerslake wrote:
    Graham Cox wrote: I'd be happy to consider monitoring a forum on a trial basis.  If it proves too much work for me on top of my other JRA activities, I can always relinquish it.
    Graham, that's terrific. Pick a forum, let me know by email, and I'll get you stuck in! I'll use epoxy so you can't ever relinquish it.
    Graham Cox is now 'in charge' of the Technical Forum. Thanks, Graham.
  • 02 Apr 2014 18:56
    Reply # 1530066 on 1489164
    Unfortunately Graham has had to give up this job for personal reasons; thanks for doing it so well while you could, Graham.

    Is there anyone else out there who is interested? If yes, please say so here. Your appointment would, however, be on hold until after the AGM when the next Webmaster takes over.
    Last modified: 02 Apr 2014 18:56 | Anonymous member
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