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Since: 1.8.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.56
Have we ever considered a mechanism to basically PM to "any moderator" ? I've a couple of times come across things that I'd like to bring to the attention of a moderator. (Current example is a typo in the title of an RIP thread in Current Events. Not a huge deal, but would be a good thing to get fixed.) A couple of times I've tried sending a PM to whichever moderator is logged on, but seem to have an uncanny knack for just missing them.

I can see where it might be tricky, but then, I don't know what sort of super-secret moderator magic you already have built into the board.

Just a thought.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.89
I know at one time Aaron had coded some kind of alarm mechanism, but that was years ago and we seemed to do OK without it.

Tangentially, I also HAAAAAAAAAAATE editing typos in thread titles. I've said this many times but if you're the right person and you find the right moderator who feels the right amount of confidence, some typos nonetheless somehow get fixed all the same, which is why we're not mourning Feraldine even as we speak - I can't bring myself to change it back.




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Since: 12.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.76
    Originally posted by CRZ

    Tangentially, I also HAAAAAAAAAAATE editing typos in thread titles. I've said this many times but if you're the right person and you find the right moderator who feels the right amount of confidence, some typos nonetheless somehow get fixed all the same, which is why we're not mourning Feraldine even as we speak - I can't bring myself to change it back.



Couldn't that problem be solved by simply allowing the thread creator to edit the name of the thread? Though I suppose that would create the potential for abuse.



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Since: 10.12.01
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.72
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I also HAAAAAAAAAAATE editing typos in thread titles. I've said this many times but if you're the right person and you find the right moderator who feels the right amount of confidence, some typos nonetheless somehow get fixed all the same, which is why we're not mourning Feraldine even as we speak - I can't bring myself to change it back.

It was me. I know you hate fixing typos in thread titles but for the RIP threads, it really bugs me when names aren't spelled right.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.94
I've always thought that the best skill I can bring to my Moderator status was spelling/punctuation correction in thread titles, so it kills me that we don't do that.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.17
THINK BEFORE YOU POST always used to be a good motto

But, due to the upgrades in tech, I'd side with Emma on this one

(hey I don't even *have* MOD powers...how'd that slip through? Oh, yeah...)

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emma
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Since: 1.8.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.56
    Originally posted by KJames199
    It was me. I know you hate fixing typos in thread titles but for the RIP threads, it really bugs me when names aren't spelled right.
Thank you. That was exactly my thinking about this particular example too.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.89
    Originally posted by emma
      Originally posted by KJames199
      It was me. I know you hate fixing typos in thread titles but for the RIP threads, it really bugs me when names aren't spelled right.
    Thank you. That was exactly my thinking about this particular example too.
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Since: 7.4.02
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#9 Posted on
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Tangentially, I also HAAAAAAAAAAATE editing typos in thread titles.


Why?

Not being snarky; just curious.




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A long time ago, we started to be the definitive hit for certain typos. Being #1 for Feraldine may be better for traffic than being #402,402 for Geraldine.

I dunno. I see why he wants it that way, but this is one that I've never agreed with either.




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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
Any reason that a PM button never got put up in that top right corner next to reply, quote, ignore, rate?
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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Any reason that a PM button never got put up in that top right corner next to reply, quote, ignore, rate?
Nobody ever thought of it, probably, but I think over the years we've always wanted to make it difficult enough to send PMs that you wouldn't be able to do it unless you REALLY wanted to.



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Since: 2.6.03
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Tangentially, I also HAAAAAAAAAAATE editing typos in thread titles. I've said this many times but if you're the right person and you find the right moderator who feels the right amount of confidence, some typos nonetheless somehow get fixed all the same, which is why we're not mourning Feraldine even as we speak - I can't bring myself to change it back.

I remember you yelling at me for fixing spelling/grammatical errors in posts when I was moderator eons ago :I
emma
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Since: 1.8.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.64
Wow, & here we all thought everything was just cherries Jubilee & french vanilla ice cream up there in ModeratorWorld. It's good that we kids don't see the parents squabble. :-)
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