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Vaping dissatisfaction
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Post: #51
RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
(03-06-2016 11:04 AM)BGN64 Wrote:  I would like to add my thoughts on the forum...

Forums are a hobbie of mine. I currently own and operate 6 (first one started in 2007). They are all small in the grand scheme of things but with over 10k members, as a whole, it can be a challenge to manage. This forum is run exactly how mine are. No spam, no personal attacks, opposing opinions are encouraged but with out a condescending attitude. Those that don't follow the rules can easily find another forum where that kind of behavior is allowed. I have only had to ban 3 people since 2007... they felt that my alleged "censorship" was in violation of there free speech rights Big Grin

The tone of the forum is set by the founders and enhanced by the moderators and you guys are doing an amazing job.
BNG, thanks for sharing your experience.  I too used to participate and run several forums.  Keeping trolls and troublemakers out is a full time job.  I eventually gave it up for just that reason.  This is first forum I've participated on for many years.  My forums were about Sci Fi and Fantasy.  The main participants of my forum really hated a favorite author's new book.  The president of the fan club disagreed and arranged a campaign to disrupt my posters.  Even went so far as to have my reviews of the book removed from Amazon.  Since I have a real life I gave up the hobby and give up on internet communities.

So I'd like to add my appreciation of the guys who run this forum.  I may not be a long term serious vaper, but I know I would have gone back to smoking if not for the information and support I found on TVF.
03-06-2016 11:23 AM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
Thanks for the kind words, guys! I'm sure I speak for all the staff when I say, we really appreciate the great attitudes, you guys make this job easy Wink
03-06-2016 04:33 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
(03-06-2016 04:33 PM)Michael Wrote:  Thanks for the kind words, guys! I'm sure I speak for all the staff when I say, we really appreciate the great attitudes, you guys make this job easy Wink

Okay so off topic but with so many kind words and I do echo what every is saying about how great this place is - I do have a question:

Besides posting questions in the wrong section, how do I (or how does a member) get a warning? Smile
03-06-2016 08:26 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
We don't really use that feature. Certainly I've never used it. It takes spam or serious asshattery to get banned. I can think of only one person that got banned for asshattery.

We do check as far as we can when people sign up.

But mostly it's down to the folks we have here. We don't get that many problems in the first place.

Other that keeping up with the growing number of posts. There are, after all, only so many hours in a day.

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03-06-2016 08:32 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
Having been a mod or admin on many another forum, I really don't know how you guys manage to keep the bullshit level so low here.  Not that I'm complaining, LOL!

Remind one liberal per day, that laws affect only the law-abiding.
03-06-2016 09:24 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
Deleting most of your posts after you log off helps! :-)
03-06-2016 09:26 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
Here is a copy of a part of the moderator logs for the last two weeks. I've not removed any lines, just what the reason for the moderation was and who moderated it.

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03-06-2016 09:56 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
I didn't know there was a warning feature. Usually we just remove rule-breaking posts, like spam, and send a PM to whoever broke the rule telling them that we removed the post and the reason why. Normal users very rarely have any issues: as long as you're not spamming or being a dick or talking about drugs, you'll probably be fine. Mainly we just have to deal with non-verified vendors posting spam. 
That's one perk of being a forum geared toward adults: most folks who vape are already old enough to know what's generally acceptable or not, and our rules can be somewhat lax since we're all old enough that we don't have to censor cursing or anything, so for the most part everyone is civil and it's relatively easy to moderate. 

Oh and also, though I'm technically a staff member, I usually let other guys take care of the moderation and I just tweet and provide advice. Works well for me Tongue
04-06-2016 03:36 AM
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