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Mod post: Reminder about rule #5

In case you missed the first post about it, the community rules and posting guidelines were revised back in January. If you haven't done so already, please take a visit to our community info page and take a look.

Rule number five was written specifically to address situations such as what occurred in this post. A discussion of the relevance of a post can make everyone lose sight of the purpose of the post in the first place.

To reiterate, rule number five states:

"Posts are moderated. This means that before members can see the post, a moderator has verified that it fits the rules of this community, and is not something that has already been covered (if discussion-minded). If you have concerns about a certain post, please contact a moderator directly through private message or email. Do not comment in the post questioning its relevance."

This means you are allowed to question the mods about whether a post belongs here, but in the interest of keeping things on-topic, you must do so in a place other than inside the post itself.

I would also like to remind everyone not to join in the discussion if someone does question the post's relevance. Just like with troll threads, you should contact a moderator rather than reply to the comment.

In the future, comments questioning a post's relevance will have replies frozen, and any comments made in response before the thread is frozen will be screened. We will practice common sense when screening the replies, and may leave in place comments in the thread which are actually on-topic.

To send a private LJ message:
1. Go to the community profile.
2. Click on the little 'LJ-person' symbol next to a moderator's name. This will take you to their user info page.
3. On the top right of the user info page, click on "Send Message".
4. Compose your message, click send, and away it goes straight to the mod. It also sends an email if that person has that option selected (I do).

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 27th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I also have the e-mail option selected and read my e-mail through out the day.

Kath the Puppeteer
the 4th moderator at artist_beware
Feb. 27th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, what. Recommendations have always been allowed here :/ (Problem is, people tend to care more about their conflicts than the positive transactions) If anything it would make sense to post recommendations to both AristReccomends and here as well. If anything would be nice to see more positive things.
Feb. 27th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
And we do have a link to artistrecommend on the community info, as well, in case people would like to cross-post their positive transactions.
Feb. 27th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Silly kerstin_orion, people don't read! That's for NERDS! ;)
Feb. 27th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
*snerk* XD
Feb. 27th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
I work in a business based on filling out forms correctly. That is to say we all have our jobs because NO ONE is capable of doing it, so we have to be there to explain to them why said forms rejected.

Believe me. Reading comprehension does not come with age, social status, income or level of education. People in general just don't fucking pay attention and assume they are right all the time. You could make this post once a month and people would still snark and whine.
Feb. 27th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
They can (and they will), but from now on we're going to be tougher on warnings and punishment for those who can't be bothered to respect the rules of the space they're using. :) Maybe then they'll pay a bit more attention.
Feb. 28th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
"People in general just don't fucking pay attention and assume they are right all the time."

Quoted for truth!
Feb. 27th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Backseat modding in a moderated community. LOL WUT.
Feb. 27th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
You owe me a new caramel macchiatto!! I snorted up this one onto my sketchbook after reading that!
Feb. 27th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my god your icon, I lol'd
Feb. 28th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
Oh man, that is the worst taxidermy job I have ever seen D:
Feb. 28th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
I literally burst out laughing every time I see it. :x
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
That's taxidermy? I thought it was a painting O_O
Feb. 28th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Booyah. :O This is moderation plus doinsumminboudit. I wish more communities did that.
Sep. 11th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
I have a question about a rule. I wanted to add an update to my post about how things have been going and see more advice about a post I have already made. Can I edit my pot to add new screen caps and info?
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