Yesterday was a long day on Namepros, a ton of posts and a ton of posts mods had to delete. As someone who modded for 12 years it makes for a long day and gets a lot of people upset.
I have said for years, some are just coming to do battle, they do not believe in what the other poster is posting about and they will change tactics and come back in a slightly different passive – aggressive way.
Some thread starters bring this out as they are only starting a thread to bring attention to themselves, with one little detail left out. PROOF!
Paul Buonopane and several other mods went back and forth to the wee hours of the morning answering questions, deleting posts and issuing infractions against members.
Namepros wants to be clear they want on-topic posting and they define it:
At NamePros, we have strictly defined “on topic” in this rule:
- Rule 1.15. Organization. All content must be organized in an appropriate section (“forum”). Posts and messages must be on topic and relevant where submitted (e.g., a discussion thread or direct message).
- Note: The topic is decided by the title and the first post/message; subsequent posts (even by the topic’s creator) do not change the topic. If a topic’s creator changes the title or first post/message within the edit time limits, then previous posts/messages will be unaffected and the new topic will apply moving forward only.
Now I asked about people starting “Look at me” posts with no substance and the mods let me know about a new rule,
Not too long ago, we did add a rule that prohibits threads from being created solely for that purpose:
- Rule 2.6. Do not create a thread solely for the purpose of reporting a sale unless at least the item’s full name (e.g., domain name or business name) and exact sale price are shared within it. The exception to this rule is showcase threads where everyone can share partial details about their sales (e.g., “the name starts with insurance and sold for $XX,XXX”) in the same thread (not limited to 1 showcase thread but rule 1.13 applies).
Of course, it’s possible for threads to be created that get around this rule, but it has helped.
Hopefully this starts getting smoother because you cannot continue to have days like yesterday. People are just going to say, “I’m done with this!”