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Moderation Requests

Bertrand

213 day(s) ago

Requests for moderation should be confined to this thread. If you would like a thread or post deleted, please provide (1) a link to the thread or post in question, and (2) a reason for deletion.

Naomi

184 day(s) ago

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/65/1

Jet fuel can't melt steel beams troll post. Probably not worth deleting. Just pointing it out.

Edith

175 day(s) ago

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/81/1

I don't think we should have posts that do nothing but provide a forum for bullying someone in the profession. A person shouldn't be the topic of a thread.

Martha

175 day(s) ago

Probably not, unless they brought the public spotlight upon their own damn self. Is that the case here? I don't follow Itchy's blog, so I don't know. But Scratchy sure craves attention. And Itchy and The Bear seem game for photo opts. I wish they had an ambiguously fathered child too. It would be so much more touching. But enough. They are very private people. Just like that dude with the purple hair who likes to ride bikes. Leave them be. Privacy. Please yall.

I'm curious if we'd see a similar moderation request for, say, a thread on Brian Leiter.

Pavel

175 day(s) ago

Spam thread: https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/84/1

And I second the shade thrown on posts that name philosophers without any substantive point. Not a good look for the site

Philippa

174 day(s) ago

Spam threads:

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/94/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/95/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/96/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/97/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/98/1

Uku

174 day(s) ago

More spam! Make it stop!

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/103/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/102/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/101/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/100/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/99/1

Godfrey

174 day(s) ago

More spam

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/109/1

Bertrand

174 day(s) ago

Thanks for pointing out the spam -- we'll be periodically purging it.

Pedro

171 day(s) ago

Folks seem pretty worked up about the Itchy thread.

Thoralf

166 day(s) ago

Probably not, unless they brought the public spotlight upon their own damn self. Is that the case here? I don't follow Itchy's blog, so I don't know. But Scratchy sure craves attention. And Itchy and The Bear seem game for photo opts. I wish they had an ambiguously fathered child too. It would be so much more touching. But enough. They are very private people. Just like that dude with the purple hair who likes to ride bikes. Leave them be. Privacy. Please yall.

I'm curious if we'd see a similar moderation request for, say, a thread on Brian Leiter.

Martha

I would submit such a request for a discussion of Leiter, too. (I'm a much bigger fan of Brian's so maybe you chose the wrong example.)

Xun

145 day(s) ago

Spam:

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/144/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/143/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/139/1

Vincenzo

106 day(s) ago

test

Germain

74 day(s) ago

Looks like we got some reply spam now; time to bring back the captcha?

Germain

74 day(s) ago

Spam: https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/238/1

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/235/1

etc.

Bertrand

74 day(s) ago

Thanks Germain, I've deleted it. So far it doesn't seem bad enough to justify bringing back the captcha (I personally really hate captchas, and I think the benefits of frictionless posting outweigh the costs of a few pieces of spam a week). If it gets worse we'll have to have a think about how to handle it. One option might be to add a "report spam" button so that users can notify us.

David

67 day(s) ago

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/232/1

The most recent comment from "Margaret", while mostly just unclear, seems to be advocating killing a philosopher. Can we please remove threats or endorsements of violence against particular individuals?

Edith

67 day(s) ago

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/232/1

The most recent comment from "Margaret", while mostly just unclear, seems to be advocating killing a philosopher. Can we please remove threats or endorsements of violence against particular individuals?

David

Totes agree. This blog should be mainly for the humiliation and anonymously reveling in the humiliation of people in our profession - nothing beyond that. We have to have standards here, people!

Domingo

35 day(s) ago

Not a moderation request, but don't otherwise know where to report an issue. Anyway, usernames have disappeared. Feature or bug?

Domingo

35 day(s) ago

Ok, weird. In other threads, there posts are going up without usernames, but not here.

Bertrand

34 day(s) ago

Ok, weird. In other threads, there posts are going up without usernames, but not here.

Domingo

Thanks. Not entirely sure what is going wrong (perhaps the stock of new nicknames has run out) but we'll try to fix things ASAP.

Bertrand

34 day(s) ago

I'm happy to say the nicknames now seem to be working.

Christoph

18 day(s) ago

Recent comment by Zongmi on 'job wiki' thread seems correct.

Bertrand

18 day(s) ago

Recent comment by Zongmi on 'job wiki' thread seems correct.

Christoph

I've deleted the thread. In general I'm reluctant to do this kind of thing, but it seemed justified in this case.

Josip

17 day(s) ago

More spam on https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/40/1

Edwin

10 day(s) ago

Cranky babies on the job market thread. Please clean up. Thank you. https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/276/2

Bertrand

8 day(s) ago

Cranky babies on the job market thread. Please clean up. Thank you. https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/276/2

Edwin

I've sent a bunch of posts to the overflow thread.

Al-Ghazali

2 day(s) ago

You've got to remove all the accusations of sexual assault. I am pretty sure that you can be sued for that:

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/301/13#set_entries_per_page

Jaakko

1 day(s) ago

Agreed.

Also, why accommodate that sort of garbage here? This forum is needed because there's nowhere else that hosts fair discussions on big issues in the profession. It needs to be taken seriously, and it can't if it's stooping to the level of supermarket tabloids.

Also, it's highly immoral to publish unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing, legal or not.

Also, there are plenty of resources written, contributed to, and hosted by scumlords these days, even in the mass media, that make room for accusations as though they serve some positive social role and are not just trashy clickbait for trashy and vulgar gossips. The Metaforum must be better than that, and there are (alas) other avenues for the human sewage that likes that sort of thing.

Pierre-Simon

8 hour(s) ago

Since people are worried about legal threats against the site for hosting actionable content, here's a question for Bertrand. Have you thought about implementing a warrant canary? I also speculate that if you do get legal threats, disclosing that fact to posters here could deter future bad behavior. There's nothing like an order from a judge to sober folks up quickly.


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