Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
Explore
 
Camp4two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Nevada
Posts: 303
Site Team Member Closing A Thread

All Site Team Members,

I suggest all Site Team Members notify the original posting member by Private Message 24 hours BEFORE they close a Thread. This would certainly display some courtesy to the original posting member ESPECIALLY if they are a Senior Member.

Respectfully,
Camp4two
__________________

__________________
2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S Mid-year
2014 F150 Lariat 4x4 3.5 EB
Camp4two is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 12:37 PM   #2
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 7,539
Camp4two:
While we understand your frustration at a closed thread and a 24 hour notice might sound like a good idea- it's not possible.

The site team nearly always discusses closing a thread in depth before actually closing one.
Many times a thread "runs off the rails" and becomes hostile, nasty, unfriendly or totally off topic very quickly. Waiting 24 hours would allow many more posts to be added which often must them be removed by our all volunteer crew in order to try and keep the peace.
A team member will usually post a closing remark in the thread to give
some clue why it's being closed.
Thanks for understanding!

Happy Trails!
__________________

__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2017 Nissan Titan 5.6L King cab 4wd
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63, 2018-75
KyDan is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 12:58 PM   #3
Explore
 
Camp4two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Nevada
Posts: 303
Please understand l'm no way frustrated. I strongly feel a Senior Member should be given the courtesy via a Private Message their original thread is about to be removed.

Happy Camping,
Camp4two
__________________
2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S Mid-year
2014 F150 Lariat 4x4 3.5 EB
Camp4two is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 01:14 PM   #4
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 13,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
Camp4two:
While we understand your frustration at a closed thread and a 24 hour notice might sound like a good idea- it's not possible.

The site team nearly always discusses closing a thread in depth before actually closing one.
Many times a thread "runs off the rails" and becomes hostile, nasty, unfriendly or totally off topic very quickly. Waiting 24 hours would allow many more posts to be added which often must them be removed by our all volunteer crew in order to try and keep the peace.
A team member will usually post a closing remark in the thread to give
some clue why it's being closed.
Thanks for understanding!

Happy Trails!
X2 why we have site team members. Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10 gear
Days camped in 2016 58
Days camped 2017 62
Days camped 2018 60
aceinspp is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #5
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camp4two View Post
Please understand l'm no way frustrated. I strongly feel a Senior Member should be given the courtesy via a Private Message their original thread is about to be removed.

Happy Camping,
Camp4two
Forgive me for asking, but what would this accomplish? Threads are not closed indiscriminately. They normally get closed for clear violations of posting rules, either by the OP or respondents. Typically, the OP gets their question answered and then the discussion gets crazy enough to result in closure.

A closed thread does not disappear, normally; just additional replies are prohibited. If the thread/posts are egregious enough, it/they may be deleted or heavily edited and reposted. Again this is permitted (in fact required in some cases) as part of the site posting rules which everyone agreed to when joining.

Believe us when we say the Moderators take this responsibility seriously and try very hard not to abuse this "power". Actions such as thread closure or deletion are discussed at length before action is taken. If the posts are really bad, we "un-approve" them (or the thread) which removes them from the forum member's "sight" immediately while we discuss appropriate actions, edit the thread/posts to make them compliant, if possible, then repost the material in its original forum.

"Pre-notification of the OP" is not possible since, by definition, something is seriously wrong and action needs to be taken right away. Delays place the general community harmony at risk, either by encouraging further deviation from acceptable posting practices or by exposing our membership to links to hostile web sites (in the case of some spam posts/threads).

I hope this better explains why "pre-notification" or, in some cases, even "post-notification" is not possible. Please do not take this as an opportunity to open a debate on the subject. My post is just an attempt to answer your question as I do not see our (Social Knowledge FRF) position changing in this regard.

Thank you,
Herk
__________________
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 02:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Croaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: ...
Posts: 118
Originally posted by Herk7769

"If the thread/posts are egregious enough, it/they may be deleted or heavily edited and reposted. Again this is permitted (in fact required in some cases) as part of the site posting rules which everyone agreed to when joining."


I strongly suggest that posts never be edited by anyone other than the OP.

It is one thing to delete a post, but editing a post ? Should be forbidden. IMHO

Is this really included in the "site posting rules"?? If so, I will not be posting here.
.
.
.
__________________
...
Croaker is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #7
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 7,539
We occasionally edit a thread.
If you post a fairly normal reply and say it included the F word we would
likely edit your post and remove the F bomb and your post would remain.
When we edit a post there is an automatic note at the bottom that says
it was edited by so and so....

We do not edit posts to change the meaning in any way.
Occasionally we'll remove snarky sentences but leave the remainder.

Other chat groups will simply remove your post totally with no explanation.
We try to be as light handed around here as possible.

If you are uncomfortable with this procedure then possibly this FRF is not
for you?
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2017 Nissan Titan 5.6L King cab 4wd
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63, 2018-75
KyDan is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 02:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Croaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: ...
Posts: 118
.
.
KyDan,

Looks like you are in agreement. Deleting offensive words, snarky statements, or entire posts or threads is not what I would consider "editing".

You are right though, as long as moderators have the right to to edit (change the meaning) I don't belong here.
.
.
__________________
...
Croaker is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 02:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ben31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Middle GA
Posts: 1,144
We appreciate y'all! Thanks!
__________________
Ben and Doreen
Home Away From Home - 2017 PT Crusader 315RST
TV - 2008 F250 Lariat SuperCrew 4X4 6.4 Diesel
Never Enough Time Camping!!
ben31 is offline  
Old 10-21-2016, 03:10 PM   #10
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 18,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
As the site grows
Just to show how much FRF has grown since I joined in November of 2010:

I used the wayback machine website (I really like that site) and was able to see the homepage of FRF on November 14, 2010,


Name:   2010members.jpg
Views: 656
Size:  10.4 KB


and compared it to the homepage today.


Name:   2016member.jpg
Views: 655
Size:  11.3 KB

That's an average of over 12,000 new members per year or a 1000 per month.
__________________

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

"Yes,we have reservations..but we'll eat here anyway!"...is what I say to every greeting host/hostess in a restaurant!
wmtire is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.