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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

When you reach your 23,150th post, you are automatically made a moderator.
biggrin.gif Would be great. I noticed that Erik and other long term members just became one.
post #32 of 42
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by n_maher View Post

Hi.

 

I think the OP had the right idea that discussions of this topic don't serve much of a point.  It's a standing policy here that we (Mods/Admins) do not discuss bans in the forums.  If a member gets banned it's for a very good reason and not done offhand.
 

 

Do you Mods/Admins delete banned people threads / reviews / posts if they were intentionally misleading ? This was my whole concern.

 

Please do understand that I, as well as many other members who can't demo reviewed units due to unavailability locally, are counting on what we read only.

post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by IA64 View Post

Do you Mods/Admins delete banned people threads / reviews / posts if they were intentionally misleading ? This was my whole concern.

Please do understand that I, as well as many other members who can't demo reviewed units due to unavailability locally, are counting on what we read only.
People are free to post and review as they please. I've never seen any review or post on sonic impressions EVER get removed. That is as long as they follow TOS (rules) and don't have affiliiate links(click it links to a buy page with custom url so that each buy from that page means money for the reviewer) and scammish things.

Just what I've seen that is.

Don't trust everything. This is still a public forum for discussing hi fi audio. Not a professional aggregate of legit reviews.
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


Don't trust everything. This is still a public forum for discussing hi fi audio. Not a professional aggregate of legit reviews.

I gotta say, in general I trust more the reviews and opinions on this forums than other "professional" and ad happy publications
post #35 of 42

Basically, all the answers are here: http://www.head-fi.org/a/posting-guidelines

 

and here: http://www.head-fi.org/a/moderation-faq

 

A very small handful of people cause (or caused) a lot of trouble in the forums and were banned after being repeatedly abusive towards other members who disagreed with them. You wont see their abusive posts because they were removed.

post #36 of 42

No, I think you need 23,175 posts!

post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Basically, all the answers are here: http://www.head-fi.org/a/posting-guidelines

and here: http://www.head-fi.org/a/moderation-faq

A very small handful of people cause (or caused) a lot of trouble in the forums and were banned after being repeatedly abusive towards other members who disagreed with them. You wont see their abusive posts because they were removed.
Wow, out of nowhere and the mods show up after we start talking about them wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

No, I think you need 23,175 posts!

Already past man! cool.gif
post #38 of 42

Posts, threads are removed if 

 

1. Abusive towards other members

2. Repeated offence

3. Threat to Head-fi sponsors on legal grounds. (the maker of the O2 is one example).

post #39 of 42

IA64: To answer your question: Head-Fi gets 3000-4000 posts made here every day. We cannot verify the validity of the contents of every post, it is simply impossible. I suggest that people consider the kind of music being listened to as well as how loud a person listens when considering opinions, as those factors make the most difference in how we perceive the output of audio equipment, especially headphones. Also, when reading opinions, see if it's not obvious how much experience someone has with gear. A person waxing lyrical about newly purchased equipment who has never owned much good audio gear is going to mean something different to when someone who has spent years and thousands of dollars does the same. But then, experienced people tend to be a bit more conservative and may only be comparing relative to very high-quality gear which may make their impressions look less exciting.

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Posts, threads are removed if 

 

1. Abusive towards other members

2. Repeated offence

3. Threat to Head-fi sponsors on legal grounds. (the maker of the O2 is one example).

 

#3 is wrong. Nobody is banned because they are a threat to sponsors. The maker of the O2 kept trying to advertise his blog when we told him new members aren't allowed to do that. He could have posted everything that is on his blog on the forums without a problem. This kind of nonsense really annoys me to be honest, because it's simply people who don't want to obey the rules or take responsibility for their actions then posting outright lies. Whenever you see someone post conspiracy-like comments about that O2 or ODAC or its maker, note that there is still very considerable discussion of both products on the forums with very active threads AND two companies who are selling the O2 and ODAC signed up as sponsors some time after the ban. If we saw them as some kind of threat, do you really think we'd have allowed any of it?

 

In all honesty, I'd love to remove all the rules and have just one: Don't be an ass.  It would certainly make moderating much easier. I could just warn people: "You are being an ass. Stop it or be banned." then sign it with a smiley consisting of a picture of a donkey. Banned members could have their avatar changed to that of a donkey and so on. Unfortunately due to the considerable variety of people and cultures represented here, not everyone would understand what that means so it has to be spelled out in detail. smile.gif

 

The above is supposed to be a bit humorous, if anyone didn't get it.

post #40 of 42
So what about becoming a head honcho as well wink.gif

That was also a very valid question biggrin.gif

Going by 3000 posts a day. There have been times when the anime thread must have accounted for 25-40% of that 3,000 a day the ....

Heck. My most in a day was almost 7% of 3000... Wow
Edited by bowei006 - 4/4/13 at 12:23am
post #41 of 42

Actually scratch that, preferred if I did not post it.


Edited by DefQon - 4/4/13 at 3:03am
post #42 of 42

I'm going to close this up here. Normally we don't talk about moderation and everything that needs to be said has been posted in the Moderation FAQ I linked to already.

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