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Old 2011-12-07, 08:56 AM   #1
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At npr.org, one comment is directed specifically at Dueck. “GO F- -K YOUR SELF A- -HOLE, You are making me hate this site!!! F-G!”

Wow, this article really struck a chord with me.

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One by one, Dueck, a professional online moderator, deletes these comments, scolds the people behind them (either on the forum or over e-mail), and, if things really get out of hand—say, in the case of repeat offenders—bans their accounts. Over the course of each day he chips away at the cussing and swearing, the spammers, haters, and trolls, temporarily restoring civility to his corner of the Internet.
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Old 2011-12-07, 08:57 AM   #2
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It's sad but true.
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Old 2011-12-07, 09:15 AM   #3
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I just took a peek at another forum this morning and left with a bad taste in my mouth. If it is not the "swearing, spam, haters and trolls" it is the total lack of compassion or understanding. It is reported a guy commits suicide and people post all sort of tasteless jokes and "LOLs"! That is so sad.
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Old 2011-12-07, 09:30 AM   #4
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Yes, I can certainly imagine the job of Moderator difficult.

Thank you Moderators for your efforts.

Generally, I find society at large is degrading.

Give people anonimity on an internet Forum, and free and easy access to post all they like - and that spells trouble.

But there is hope - people can learn and adjust. Some can.

But Forums are great.

I remember the old days - when the internet was just text only - and used mainly only by computer people who knew about it and had access to it.
(BBS's ? Bulletin Boards? Newsgroups. And email mostly? Dial up to servers. Mainframes etc etc. that sort of thing.)

Now look what we have.

Instant information, photos, images, videos, world wide publishing, entertainment.

So everyone should just try and behave and appreciate all that we do have now.

Used properly it is very powerful.
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Old 2011-12-07, 10:31 AM   #5
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Yes, I can certainly imagine the job of Moderator difficult.

Thank you Moderators for your efforts.
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Old 2011-12-07, 11:55 AM   #6
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I fully echo the sentiments regarding the mods here at DHC. Thank you all for your efforts.
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Old 2011-12-07, 09:34 AM   #7
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This is why I like Digital Home so much. There are excellent moderators on here that keep the trolls out and the conversations on topic. I have been turned away from other popular forums because of the lack of good mods.
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Old 2011-12-07, 09:39 AM   #8
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I've seen much of the rest of the internet - it is brutal and cruel and dark, DHC is the light
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