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Old 04-14-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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This forum...

I've been stumbling around, reading various posts...

There was a thread talking about "moderators"...

Are there such folk here?

And, who started this impressive space??
 
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:42 PM   #2
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I've been stumbling around, reading various posts...

There was a thread talking about "moderators"...

Are there such folk here?

And, who started this impressive space??
Daniel started this Forum and owns this site. The Forum has little moderation unless needed. If an issue needs addressing then you use the exclamation mark at bottom left of post and send a report. Daniel was here recently and did some upgrades. There is Tapatalk app available. I have not used it as have not looked into it.

The Forum is very quiet at the moment. It can get every interesting with many views and personalities.

Regards Tony
 
Old 04-15-2017, 03:18 AM   #3
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Daniel started this Forum and owns this site. The Forum has little moderation unless needed.
Regards Tony
Thanks, Tony
 
Old 04-15-2017, 04:32 PM   #4
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Welcome Amzolt! Lots of great posts and people on this site. Enjoy!

Loving regards,
Becky
 
Old 04-15-2017, 04:45 PM   #5
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We did have one moderator, Jafar, at one point in the past.

Right now, moderation has been when issues arise. The community always has the option of reporting a post, and I can look into it from there.
 
Old 04-15-2017, 05:52 PM   #6
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Welcome Amzolt!
Loving regards,
Becky
Thanks
 
Old 04-15-2017, 05:53 PM   #7
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Right now, moderation has been when issues arise.
Gotcha, Daniel...
 
Old 04-15-2017, 11:32 PM   #8
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Greetings Amzolt,

It is worth bearing in mind that forums without any volunteer or employed moderators tend to run much more smoothly over time because they naturally promote unity, diversity and mutual respect between users. That is to say all users are equal to one another and if an issue arises they can take it upon themselves to make their position clear. Learning forum etiquette can be a natural challenge because users come from a range of diverse backgrounds. Even Bahá'ís can differ quite substantially in the ways that they view and value the Faith. So using a forum can be like travelling around the world and integrating with different cultures. It is simply a process of learning how to employ spiritual respect to one another in an open publishing environment. This is usual best done by allowing others the dignity to express themselves without criticism. It is however perfectly fine to publish a different view or understanding from others. This way every user along with any reader is better valued.

Moderators that are frequent users themselves can distort discussions. In issues of shared beliefs this can actually be more problematic than some realise because moderators can freely develop a system of reward and punishment that is designed to promote a particular form of behaviour. It is known as operant conditioning. In reality independent websites with a responsible owner that will moderate as he/she/they see fit is usually the most constructive way to promote fair discussion between users. Daniel promotes such an environment here and this is why from time to time you will witness some interesting discussions transpiring. So whether a user has been registered for years or minutes, they are completely equal to one another and are free to publish material in line with the terms of service. Quite often users here will take point from time to time to help keep the flow of discussions moving. But like a good river a good forum will naturally ebb and flow too. This helps to keep the users fresh.

Earth

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Old 04-16-2017, 08:44 AM   #9
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Greetings Amzolt,

It is worth bearing in mind.........

Earth
Even though my experience has made me aware of all your explanations and their value, thanks for taking the time to state them
 
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