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Rule reminder.

For the love of all that is good and graceful, stop deleting/screening comments without mod permission. We have had a rash of people breaking the rules, being given a warning and then immediately deleting their comments, thus breaking the rules again in the process. This is incredibly frustrating for us moderators and gives us more work for absolutely no reason.

We have gotten a lot of new people lately who apparently do not read the rules before participating. I implore all members, new and old, to take a bit of their time to familiarize themselves with the rules listed in the userinfo. In the meantime, I am going to be discussing a harsher punishment with the other mods for people who do what I described above, as it is getting entirely out of hand when we are handing out double to triple warnings left and right from people deleting their comments after being told to stop flaming/using hard to read fonts/going off-topic/etc.

"I didn't know it was against the rules" is not an excuse. They're right there on the info page.

Again, DON'T DELETE YOUR COMMENTS! We have to warn people for this almost every day, especially lately, and that is honestly ridiculous. It is only polite to familiarize yourself with a community's rules before participating in it, so please do so.

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kayla_la
Oct. 4th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
There's just not really any point. We have plenty of people who know better and have been part of the comm for years and still break the rules. Suddenly making it a lot harder to join isn't going to do much of anything but slow traffic and possibly throttle the comm. We still had people doing things they shouldn't when we DID moderate membership, after all.

I just don't see the benefit being worth all the trouble. We've already done it before, and all it did was make extra work.
unicorn_magic
Oct. 4th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Not to mention, LJ's PM system is notoriously unreliable, so even if you did go through all the work of quizzing people, there could be additional problems caused by lost PMs.
kayla_la
Oct. 4th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
There's so many pitfalls to the quiz idea.. the heart of the idea is in the right place, but it's just not really viable for the next to no 'profit' it'd provide. We've pretty much decided on a punishment for people who do what I described in the OP and I think that'll help people take the no deleting rule more seriously.

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