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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #275 on: April 04, 2016, 11:57:49 pm »
Is it a matter of policy that you ignore account deletion requests, or do they just evade notice?

I hope you are not asking to leave.  I believe you have helped me in the past  :(
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #276 on: April 05, 2016, 12:11:52 am »
Is it a matter of policy that you ignore account deletion requests, or do they just evade notice?

Do you want your account deleted?
I don't actually get notified about account deletion requests.

Clearly my attempts at just going away have been foiled by my innate morbid curiosity and lack of self control. ;) Yes.

Perhaps you should see about changing something so the forum no longer suggests it can be done by clicking "Actions > Delete this account".
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #277 on: April 05, 2016, 12:29:19 am »
I have no desire for my posts to be deleted and was not under the impression that would happen. I've already addressed not coming back, that is of course an option but so is closing the account, I'm not sure why that's controversial. I usually close accounts I'm done with. You're free to speculate, though.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #278 on: April 05, 2016, 12:52:50 am »
I believe removing an account will also remove all posts associated with it. That's how it works on some forums, at least. (If the account is gone, the posts wouldn't be displayed since the user ID no longer exists; though they would still exist in the database.)

So, a fix for this is to just ban the user if he wants to leave. This way his account is no longer accessible but it still exists, along with all posts. (One forum I belong to even has a special thread where, if you post in it, you will be automatically banned. This way users can leave and leave a public reason why if they wish.)
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #279 on: April 05, 2016, 01:00:36 am »
I see no account deletion request.
I should look into deactivating the option.
I have been badly bitten before by deleting people's account and posts, and will now only do it under exceptional circumstances. It screws up posting history and their posts then become marked as "Guest" and the forum looks like crap with guest posts everywhere.
I see no need to delete an account and keep someones post. It's easy to just forget about it and not log in again.

May I ask why you want to leave? You are the 4th highest poster!
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #280 on: April 05, 2016, 01:02:36 am »
The account deletion request is probably gone because I cancelled it today, partially to ask about it being ignored since this is usually the most reliable way to contact you ;)

If it's a PITA don't do it, fine.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #281 on: April 05, 2016, 01:05:23 am »
Ok, users can no longer request an account deletion, except for zero posters.
I can of course edit someones account to remove any person identifying information if requested (not that's it public anyway)
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #282 on: April 05, 2016, 01:06:25 am »
The account deletion request is probably gone because I cancelled it today, partially to ask about it being ignored since this is usually the most reliable way to contact you ;)

Direct email is the only sure fire way of contacting me.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #283 on: April 05, 2016, 01:09:12 am »
I believe removing an account will also remove all posts associated with it. That's how it works on some forums, at least. (If the account is gone, the posts wouldn't be displayed since the user ID no longer exists; though they would still exist in the database.)

SMF will keep the posts, but display "Guest" as the user name. That's good it keeps stuff, but also very annoying.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #284 on: April 05, 2016, 01:27:16 am »
Dave, can I infer from this that you have shifted your position in deleting people (and posts). I had formed the view, if you didn't actually say it, that you are quite willing to grant requests for people to vanish. I imagine it is an infrequent issue. Has that changed also?

Yes, my position on this has changed some time back, and the forum rules were updated:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/forum-rules-please-read/

It ruins the look and feel of the forum if people delete all their posts and accounts get deleted and they become "guest" posts.
People are still free to manually delete every one of their posts if they so desire.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #285 on: April 05, 2016, 06:08:16 am »
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SMF will keep the posts, but display "Guest" as the user name. That's good it keeps stuff, but also very annoying.

When I needed to leave a forum, I just changed my username to 'Gone' and left it. Perhaps when you get an account deletion request, instead of letting SMF make it a guest, you change the name to something appropriate and then change the password so the user really has left.

The advantages are that the name shown can be meaningful ("Ex-NiceGuy" for example), and the account is easily resurrectable (by you) if the user changes his mind (and gives you a good reason).
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #286 on: April 05, 2016, 07:45:58 am »
In the forum I am a co-admin we also have the same software and same policy.
Simply deleting an account indeed messes with the post history and database and makes (part of) the forum unreadable.
So our rules there are that we strip the account of any privacy sensitive info, replace the username with a name like "Resigned User #" where # is an enum.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #287 on: April 19, 2016, 04:11:06 am »
Can we dare to ask why this thread has been locked?  :-//
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/new-lecroy-scope-waverunner-8000/

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #288 on: April 19, 2016, 04:24:46 am »
Can we dare to ask why this thread has been locked?  :-//
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/new-lecroy-scope-waverunner-8000/

I would assume a request by Lecroy to stop talking about their stuff?
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #289 on: April 19, 2016, 04:41:41 am »
Can we dare to ask why this thread has been locked?  :-//
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/new-lecroy-scope-waverunner-8000/

I would assume a request by Lecroy to stop talking about their stuff?
Yeah right.  :-DD
What hold might LeCroy have over Dave for him or Simon to lock that thread.  :-//
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #290 on: April 19, 2016, 04:46:12 am »
Disappointing action indeed. But hey, let's all talk about moronic kickstarters instead !
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #291 on: April 19, 2016, 04:48:11 am »
Can we dare to ask why this thread has been locked?  :-//
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/new-lecroy-scope-waverunner-8000/
Perhaps because the thread devolved into personal argument between "Someone" and "Wuerstchenhund".
I can't blame them for shutting it down. Presumed adults acting like children.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #292 on: April 19, 2016, 04:54:05 am »
Can we dare to ask why this thread has been locked?  :-//
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/new-lecroy-scope-waverunner-8000/
Perhaps because the thread devolved into personal argument between "Someone" and "Wuerstchenhund".
I can't blame them for shutting it down. Presumed adults acting like children.
Some might have seen it as such but wasn't it a discussion on advanced DSO use and something we could all benefit from?
Still  :-//
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #293 on: April 20, 2016, 01:56:54 am »
I just read the last page and if that's considered personal attacks warranting the locking of a thread then that was the most on topic civil personal attach I've ever read.  Ha!   That was just two dudes having a technical disagreement.

::edit to say... I had a dude reply with this to me the other day.  Not that I really care.

1) read the fucking thread
2) read the fucking thread  :rant:
3) my previous post is more useful then yours
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #294 on: April 20, 2016, 04:06:54 am »
I just read the last page and if that's considered personal attacks warranting the locking of a thread then that was the most on topic civil personal attach I've ever read.  Ha!   That was just two dudes having a technical disagreement.

I agree and it was over a scope.  They should get together and make a YT video.   Maybe they can do it via live chat.  Seriously these two guys could run a chat forum.  Just imagine what they could do for a resistor  :-DD

Also I think it should be a sticky so others could be entertained.  At least it should be opened up to see what these guys can do.



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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #295 on: April 20, 2016, 04:10:36 am »
I just read the last page and if that's considered personal attacks warranting the locking of a thread then that was the most on topic civil personal attach I've ever read.  Ha!   That was just two dudes having a technical disagreement.

I agree, I'll unlock the thread.
IIRC one of participants in question actually reported the thread which bought it to the attention of the moderators.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #296 on: April 20, 2016, 04:18:59 am »
I just read the last page and if that's considered personal attacks warranting the locking of a thread then that was the most on topic civil personal attach I've ever read.  Ha!   That was just two dudes having a technical disagreement.

I agree, I'll unlock the thread.
IIRC one of participants in question actually reported the thread which bought it to the attention of the moderators.

Dave I think you should invite them to your radio show  :-+
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #297 on: May 16, 2016, 04:03:06 pm »
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/profile/?u=120366

Is this his second account, or his third? Or has he got to four already?
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #298 on: June 26, 2016, 10:31:32 pm »
To moderators

Can I (with your help) start a "sticky"  with a title like

"Microcontroller tutorials, primers, classes, course material, books"

under:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/microcontrollers/

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The reason is MCUs are pretty advance and I think someone interested in them would not look under

Beginners

I am willing to go through

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/electronics-primers-course-material-and-books/

and copy links regarding MCUs to the new MCU resource

Thank you
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #299 on: June 30, 2016, 01:29:37 pm »
I agree, this forum deserves a higher class of moderator.
Moderator Simon is going wild again.

Falsely accusing others about "going Wild" in the Brexit tread, but read his own remarks and language use.
Threatening with Warnings and Ban again, for what? Making a polite remark "I am surprised"

Somebody please explain this guy the basics about a moderator status:

-a referee doesn't touch the ball
-a referee stays neutral in the differences between camps
-when the referee clearly isn't neutral, the remark "you are not neutral" doesn't lead to a ban of the guy that made the remark.
-a referee that clearly isn't neutral, and threatens to make abuse of his powers, has to get thrown out.
-when the referee wants to play football, he first ends his status and joins a team.

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