Overnight Moderation

(46 Posts)
WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 09:40:26

There still isn't any, is there?

Really confused

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Feb-13 09:41:52

Yes, there is. But it needs some tweaking...

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 09:46:20

Ok but to be fair, that was the response a couple of weeks ago when a troll started a thread about me around 11 o' clock at night and didn't disappear until gone 9.30am the next day...after it had reached 1000 posts.

It was also the response long before that sad

I understand these things take time, but a site this big is going to attract the attention of many knob heads I fear...especially if they know there's 'untweaked' moderation at night.

DinglebertWangledack Mon 18-Feb-13 09:48:17

Well they do now if you've started a thread about it and MNHQ confirm it. hmm

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Feb-13 09:49:08

DinglebertWangledack

Well they do now if you've started a thread about it and MNHQ confirm it. hmm

Indeed. smile

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Feb-13 09:50:16

WorraLiberty

Ok but to be fair, that was the response a couple of weeks ago when a troll started a thread about me around 11 o' clock at night and didn't disappear until gone 9.30am the next day...after it had reached 1000 posts.

It was also the response long before that sad

I understand these things take time, but a site this big is going to attract the attention of many knob heads I fear...especially if they know there's 'untweaked' moderation at night.

Sorry if you feel cross about this, Worra. But these things do take time. Even tweaking takes time.

magimedi Mon 18-Feb-13 09:51:21

Rubbish. This thread isn't going to 'give the game away' to trolls. You only have to take a cursory look round the site, if you are so minded, to see that it's obviously not moderated at night.

I think it's a great shame that there isn't someone on night duty or even someone on an early shift to take down crap that gets posted over night.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 09:53:43

Dingle I'm not the first person to mention this...not by a long shot.

It's an issue that seems to get worse and worse - mostly at weekends.

I'm not so much cross Helen...more worried about how long the tweaking is taking.

But fair enough, I trust Tech is getting there slowly on his hamster wheel

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 09:54:49

Long chalk that should probably be? blush

DinglebertWangledack Mon 18-Feb-13 09:55:18

Why were people wanting to troll about you anyway?

Cheddars Mon 18-Feb-13 09:56:28

Unfortunate that it's been brought to everyone's attention on the 1st day of half term. hmm

Let the games begin eh grin

LoopDeLoops Mon 18-Feb-13 09:56:29

There's a whole host of u expat MNers in different timezones willing to help with that tweak for cold, hard cash.

LoopDeLoops Mon 18-Feb-13 09:56:42

*us, not u. blush

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 09:57:19

Because they're idiots? I don't know...I'm not fussed about that, it was just an example.

But that's hardly the point.

The point here is the worrying lack of moderation at night.

DinglebertWangledack Mon 18-Feb-13 10:03:27

But really, what is the worst that can happen? A few silly threads that can just be deleted in the morning? I think you are overreacting a tad

VenusRising Mon 18-Feb-13 10:03:46

I find that late night posters tend to be more aggressive, and less likely to have measured and moderate views. However, I also find that saying to someone that they are making personal and hateful attacks and are being offensive usually shuts them up - or at least shows some support to the person being abused.

I'm sorry you had to go through that Worra. Pixels on a screen can hurt..

Maybe mn needs mods?
I'm a mod on another board, and find some posts on here bannable offences, and yet no one even reports the poster. It's made me less likely to post actually: and doesn't do mn any good either. <these may be related factors>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Feb-13 10:06:44

Worra, we'd like to explain what we do now and what we're tweaking to you a bit more clearly but, as other posters have pointed out, this might flag up the yet-to-be-properly-tweaked bits in a say that might encourage trolls.

Could you pop us a mail at contactus at mumsnet.com - and maybe we can be a bit more candid that way?

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 10:06:48

Oh dear Lord Venus thanks but I've got the hide of a rhino and actually the whole thing was hilarious...if not a tad embarrassing in the aftermath grin

It was just a recent example is all.

There were many more I could have given but it would have taken more thought, to remember how long they were left up for.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 10:07:44

Ok Helen will do - thanks smile

FairyJen Mon 18-Feb-13 10:09:04

dingle it's not about the thread about worra so much which she handled brilliantly btw but there is a particularly nasty rape thread up now whih appeared last night. I'm sure you can imagine this is going to upset a lot of people so I don't think this is an over reaction

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 10:14:59

That's exactly it Fairy...though to be fair I forgot to mention that didn't I? blush

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 18-Feb-13 10:44:17

Why can't you employ someone in Oz or New Zealand, and put them on the payroll?
Or is that just too simplistic and non techy?

Lanfear Mon 18-Feb-13 10:52:08

Could we not have a default get out?

I have no idea how many people reported the awful rape thread last night. But perhaps at 300 reports of the original post the thread locks and is hidden until actual moderation occurs in the morning.

Small message left in TiO or TiW stating "Thread locked pending moderation".

I mean I'm working on the assumption that most threads even if a bit goady or close to the bone in terms of guidelines won't have had the numbers reporting that the "yourname111" threads did.

FairyJen Mon 18-Feb-13 11:10:19

I have a child allergic to sleep I can night moderate sad most of it would be incoherent tho...

VenusRising Mon 18-Feb-13 11:26:54

smile Worra, with your rhino hide. I'm glad you're ok.

Still, having threads like that will change the flavour of the site for the worst.
And, unfortunately, not everyone is so robust. Cyber bullying in any form is unacceptable to me, as it's a lot more pernicious then real life bullying due to its 24/7 nature.

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