MODERATION - IS IT TOO STRICT OR TOO LENIENT OR OKAY AS IS?
There has been a debate going on these days about moderation on the Metrified group. Much discussion has been made about whether the moderation on NT is either too strict or too lenient, with the result of either causing membership in NT to increase, decrease, be attractive to new members, or turn them off.
Because I am the site's spam police, and my duty is to review what every new member signing on posts, and to watch them for a while, to make sure they are not spammers, and if I see that they are spammers then to delete their membership, I get to see the fact that most new applicants for membership watch for a short time what is being posted on the site, and in most cases, unfortunately, they disappear never to be seen again. Because spammers know that during Western Hemisphere sleeping hours they might be able to post their spam (advertising, etc.) and get away with it for a while, that's when they mostly choose to post, and that is when I am awake and usually on my computer so I get to see it almost instantly and able to delete it.
So I am concerned about why so many who sign up are never heard from again. Depending on the wishes of the new member, either they want to be on a site that is civil, or they want to troll and insult and cause chaos. If they see nasty comments, unnecessary filth, insults, stupidity on the site, they may think this is the place tor them and they will get involved and increase the chaos and the pressure on the moderators. Is that what you want? Is that why you're here? If it were a civil site, then civil members are more apt to join in. And I've made it pretty clear that that is what I would prefer to see.
So this poll is for the purpose of indicating the feelings of the members here, how many would prefer stricter moderation to clean up the garbage, or else more lenient moderation to allow for more of it. You might also feel that the moderation is okay just the way it is. Please vote so we can all see how you feel.
To vote, just click on the little circle to the left of your choice - and vote only on ONE choice. Then click on the word "VOTE" that is under the three circles. Your vote is anonymous.