Moderating Moderators!

Ivyevelyn, R.S.A. By Ivyevelyn, R.S.A., 26th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2oen5_1g/
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The moderators role is defined by these rules:
To moderate within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme.
Not to flout personal opinions if disparaging to the commenter
To clean up pages when comments are excessively spiteful and mean.

Moderator and His Own Page

We have a self-opinionated moderator who reigns from his own page
He flouts his own opinion and invariably belittles and puts down
The views of a writer who is entitled to a different point of view
He is then joined by his cohorts ready and waiting, responding to his cue.

Fertile ground for some annoying personalities to thrive
They have no opinion of their own, just ready to expel their rage
Usually waiting in the wings ready with honeyed words full of praise
But here they are to sling their mud to support the moderator's page.

Hoping for a star if they ever manage to write an intelligible page
They will support and praise a moderator whatever his point of view
The moderator will take their page and publish if it ever comes about
Invariably a page asserting whatever the moderator continues to flout.

Pogo Disapproves!

Mark Gordon is always there to attempt to dispel discord
His efforts are effective but the problem continues to appear
A moderator needs to display a fair and impartial attitude
Not leave a writer who reads his comments in a despondent mood.

Or even worse allow insults and disparaging slanderous comments
To remain on his page for others to observe, probably with disgust.
The moderation of moderators is now long overdue,
Fair review of our pages has now become a 'must'.

Abusive Comments

The author has been attacked many different times
And despite the nature of the insults I have always declined.
To respond with the ignorance and hate displayed by some
May they find another place to spew their evil minds.

We have a "Jerry "on our pages who though hateful, I can laugh
At his ridiculous threats, he will "dispatch me with both barrels"
I guess he must have a gun, I hope he has a license
He must know where to point it to ensure his eternal silence.

Then we have a "cnwriter" who rarely writes a page
She knows I have leukemia which is my family's genes
My father's mother died of cancer and my beloved brother
However, she took it on herself to write as follows to this author:

"wot a silly old fart you are bigotry your name hatred your game
and illness your gain."

May she, as she often advises others, "See the light".

My Final Comment.

I am still attempting to publish THIS page!

Moderators: Please do not continue to publish the previous version.

I know you can see this page because you have commented on it, so please publish.

Tags

Biased Opinions, Egos, High-Handed Attitudes, Self-Opinionated Moderators

Meet the author

author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
I attended the City Literary Institute in London and have a Royal Society of Arts Diploma in English Language.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

This page is now on 'Unreviewed'.
Please do not return to draft.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Or remove the pictures. Thank you.

I am wearing flak armor, a protective spit mask, and am ready for the insults and abuse!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

I have been abused and accused too often. I reserve the right to remove all comments from my page if I find them offensive or untrue. If you need to defend yourselves, then write your own page.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
27th Aug 2012 (#)

For the record.
I am not Chief Moderator.
Moderators have real lives and jobs, I work full time and have a farm, moderating comments is the responsibility of each writer.

Hopefully we can all be good to each other because currently Sam is trying to attract more advertisers and things attacking each other look very bad for us all.

We are all adults so we need to act like it, name calling, death threats, and so forth are not called for, let us show the world the professional writers we are!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Truce! Truce!

For Goodness Sake, TRUCE!!!!!

I need to double up on my medicine after all that.

May we all retract and write beautiful, loving pages.

I don't remember who started the dissension
And if I did know, their name I would not mention.

Love to you all, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar A K Rao
27th Aug 2012 (#)

I appreciate your announcement of 'Truce' dear Ivyevelyn ! Now Can I expect to see your peaceful come back with some more interesting pages! God bless! Thanks !

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Ivy, this is what I was going through when I emailed Sam asking him to heighten security. My pages used to go missing and some used to come off moderation queue etc. It stressed my out and I took a lot of printscreens and sent them to Sam and Mark was aware of this too.
None the less, I left Wikinut on 3rd February 2012 but before that happened here is what I did:
Always kept the stuff I submitted for moderation on the side tab and checked the page code.
Always kept couple of backups of what I wrote as I had modified versions of it in my profile too.
The password is seen on the address bar and you need to make it really tough to hack.
I know who you are talking about and have been there too. Just take it in your stride, know it is debilitating.
Do take care and stay strong. take celery to keep the RBC up along with vegetables.
BTW, if Sam is the type to listen,you will be the luckiest person in the world. He is a great guy, means well, but this error is over 10 months old and should have been resolved by now as I told him about this and have all the emails as proof too.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

I replied to your comment, Lady Alyanna, but now that has disappeared. I definitely feel that I am being harassed but will battle on. Sorry you had to go through this too. I appreciate your comments. Keep in touch. Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Post and take a printscreen and keep as proof.... The site seems to have rickety servers and someone knows how to enter and exit and cause havoc without being detected but they always leave traces as everything is recorded by the IP address and only the master programmer and his aide will have access to that information....
email me on LadyAiyanna@aiyannasworld.com - don't worry its my public id....
Nothing stops people if they are born to write, keep writing and expressing yourself, just don't fall apart and remain sane, its a passing phase....

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

A K Rao: I saw your comment on this page and that has disappeared. I have been defending myself after being insulted and abused.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Sorry at the turn it has taken, Ivy. All is well that ends well. I hope it has ended well and the dust has finally settled! We should all be wiser now. Third WW will end us soon after it begins! We can have a healthy and robust exchange of views, not personal attacks that leaves deep scars. I love you all! siva

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

I have never made a personal attack, siva. Thank you for your comment but you seem to be missing the point. A new page by Steve carried a hateful personal attack from someone whom I was not even addressing.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Well observed and interesting piece of writing. Nothing goes overlooked or over sighted from Ivy's eyes.

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author avatar Buzz
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Ivy, dear. Here we go again. An attempt to reconcile, no matter how unsuccessful, will end this skirmish. To bring past hurts again only to defend yourself results in a war of attrition, yet having said that, let's hope your main points will be well taken. Hugs and cheers, Buzz

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT PAST HURTS, BUZZ. I AM TALKING ABOUT HURTS BEING MADE ON NEW PAGES. PLEASE UPDATE YOURSELF BUZZIE BOY.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

AFTER MANY ATTEMPTS TO PUBLISH THIS PAGE WITH CORRECTIONS, ONCE AGAIN IT APPEARS AS A PREVIOUS DRAFT. WHO IS PULLING THE STRINGS ON THE WIKINUT MODERATOR'S END?

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
27th Aug 2012 (#)

The system has glitches, especially for those using Internet Explore, or an older browser, myself I have had fewer problems after switching to Firefox. I assure you nobody was pulling strings, it is simply an error in the system, nobody has time to sit on line and toy with your article, we all have lives to live and things to do.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Aug 2012 (#)

Mark Gordon: Don't threaten to cancel my account. Just do it!

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
28th Aug 2012 (#)

Ivy, I would have to tell you that a little calmer approach may work wonders although at times the other person has to be be willing to listen.
Mark is not wrong, he knows what transpired in my case and well in detail and I can assure you some things are best said politely but that said, if they are rabbits with ears covering their eyes, there is really no use convincing them, you just have to turn and walk away. I did and I am at rest, peaceful and happy.
Moderating is a thing that is done for the love of writing and reading and it is not their fault, although I know who you are talking about and in detail. This is a technical issue which needs to be dealt with by people with technical know how not the moderators and no amount of shouting or screaming will hep, sit down be logical take the screenshots and give it to Sam and that will job his memory on what I told him about in the past. If needed I will back you and find out if there are more people like this and bring them all together, more the merrier as we need support for this mission.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
28th Aug 2012 (#)

While I wrote out here, I had a lot of respect for Mark and his moderation as he gave me some of the best tips which I remember till date.
Johnny did too but disliked him unstarring my works just to suit his whimsical fantasies. He is probably a great person but has double standards. Only dealt with five moderators. Sam, Mark, Bethany, Lalus and Johnny. Had no problem with four of them. Sam moderated my works of 2010.
Go to Sam directly and get this resolved. Email me, I will give you the id.

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author avatar Uncertain
4th Sep 2012 (#)

I have been thinking of writing articles on Wikinut. Most pages have very nice, constructive comments on them, but when I read nasty, angry stuff like this, it makes me think twice about putting my work on this site. I have read some of your other pages now and it seems to me that you are the one creating all the discord.

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