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Category: 8. Moderators

8.01. Treat the moderators with respect.

All of the moderators at Forumosa are volunteers. They provide their time and their good judgment to this website free of charge.

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8.02. Broad discretionary powers.

We avoid deleting threads as much as possible, even those some Forumosans may consider to be “flamebait”. However, the moderators and administrators may remove threads which are deemed, in our discretion, to be too rhetorically hot or too inflammatory.

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8.03. Enforcement.

In the event that these guidelines are breached, a poster may be warned or suspended. We recognize that the degree, or even commission of, a “posting offence” is often subjective, and the moderating team is fully empowered to deal with breaches of these rules. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the offending […]

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8.04. Suspensions.

If you are the type of person who simply cannot get along with other people, and if you seem to repeatedly cause trouble, eventually we will decide that your presence is undesirable and you will be suspended, even if you are a long-term member of Forumosa.

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8.05. Suspensions are indefinite.

The moderator who has suspended you has the discretion to assign a length to your suspension (typically are up to 2 weeks). Beyond this length of time, a panel of moderators will decide when to end a suspension.

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8.06. Supermods.

Supermods are moderators who have moderating capabilities throughout the forums. They cover forums that do not have any assigned moderators, and are mindful of any special rules that a particular forum may have. If moderation is needed in a forum, and the regular moderator is unavailable, a Supermod might help.

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8.07. Amending the rules.

The rules are designed to help the moderators moderate the forums. From time to time, some rules may seem antiquated, or new rules may need to be considered that reflect the reality of moderating on Forumosa. All discussion topics relating to Forumosa’s policies, procedures, enforcement, etc. belong in the Feedback forum and specific comments for […]

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