News Proactivity and Perspicacity; survival for Site owners and Message...

Proactivity and Perspicacity; survival for Site owners and Message Board Moderators


We all know of great sites that went down. Whether they disappeared from cyberspace or became moribund, we can usually point to that post, article, comment, reaction which took a lively site to a ghost town. Whether a Troll claimed ‘Freedom of Speech’ and chased other users with their insults, whether it was a misguided belief that there were ‘two sides’ to a debate when there was simply one hapless user and a dedicated squad of shills, the misreading of a situation by those in charge has been the death knell for many sites.

Too often the Administration or Moderator doesn’t appreciate the sentiments of the majority of users, and thinking to create a ‘balance’ blindly permits that comment or post to stand which chases the majority of users as if someone screamed ‘Fire!’

Many of the best moderators avoid ‘Freedom of Speech’ debates by opting for ‘relevance.’ In this way removing a post is painless. This decision to use the term ‘relevance’ shows the right kind of control.

Many Admins and Mods do not recognise that there are those who have a vested interest in destroying a site. For example, a writing site may systematically steal the work of their users. Although one may think that a ‘competitor’ would be more than happy to host such a report, the opposite is usually true. Hence it is more likely that an author, describing the rip off experienced on Site One will have his articles removed from Site Two at the insistence of ‘guests’ who complain to Admin. It seems remarkable that the Admin of Site Two would not realise that all these guests are shills of Site One, yet such is the case.

‘Policing’ a site does not mean censorship anymore than cleaning a bathroom should be seen as interfering in the rights of microbes.

The Moderators/Administrators need to grasp a reality; the majority of users will not complain, they will leave. The majority will not make an announcement or send a P.M. they will just cease to log on. There are no ‘one of a kind’ sites today the average user will defend. There is always another site, very much like the one abandoned.

Proactivity and Perspicacity; survival for Site owners and Message Board Moderators
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

Latest news

Japanese Owl Meaning and Symbolism

If you're wondering about the Japanese owl meaning and symbolism in Asian cultures, the Owl, along with Maneki Neko...

What Are the Signs of Depression in Women

Gender and depression have long been the scope of research in the field of emotional disorders; most authors believe...

Top 7 Superfoods for Men to Stay Young

Superfoods are generally regarded as targeted foods that provide the maximum nutritional benefit - thus these foods are nutritionally-dense...

Best Brain foods for Kids – Boost Brain Power and Keep Sharp

A child's brain is developing rapidly and if you want them to improve their performance in school and their...

7 of the Best Brain Foods for Studying

The foods that you eat can improve the functioning of your brain. Just like drugs, foods have amino acids,...

B12 Shots for Dogs – 10 Key Benefits

The end of 2010, my little dog -- a 7-pound Papillon -- became very stressed after a flood in...

Must read

Does My Business Need A Website?

Running a business on your...

White Gold Rope Chains for Women

Hunting for a good Valentine’s Day gift for your...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you