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friendliness of administration on this board

sometimes i feel cold here

12:57 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the things i'm about to complain about are definitely minor, hardly worth to mention. yet they have happened many times over the past years that finally i do find them worth noting.

latest occasion: i posted a note about the newest yahoo-feature Y!Q in forum "yahoo search" this morning. due to time zones (i'm in europe) it took quite a long time until the topic was through moderation. not my thread was published but somebody else's. that's ok, probably a dozen threads on the same issue were pending moderation, only one went through.

however the details were a little unfriendly:

  • there's no notification in any way for a poster who's thread isn't published, the URL shows a 404, the thread disappears from the control panel.
  • the thread that was published on that topic is 3129.html [webmasterworld.com], mine was 3128.html (i'm not kidding, i see it in my browser history). doesn't that mean that mine was first? there are no real differences in contents (it's just pointing to a new feature after all), so that can't be the reason. not nice.

    as i said, i wouldn't complain, really a minor issue. just that such things have happened often. posts of mine in threads that were on-topic disappeared without any notice given. threads wouldn't be published leaving me without clue for the reason. and in one thread, i remember, i linked to a php-code-listing (licence-free and not a single non-code word nor one single link on that page!) that was perfectly on-topic. i was notified by a moderator ("no commercial links allowed") but he didn't reply to my question how a pure code-listing would be commercial.

    just examples, similar things have happened more often.

    i've been an irregular yet constructive poster over the last three years, i know and respect the TOS (i have nothing i could try to promote here, even if i wanted), i appreciate the community, treat everybody with respect and often refer to WebmasterWorld on my blog.

    and i really like WebmasterWorld, it's a great resource and a great place to hang around. however these tiny but regular incidents of unfriendliness do delute my affection a little.

    it's of course also a question of software workflows, maybe this could be taken into account when changing the software the next time?

  • 2:13 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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