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KibaWhiteWarrior

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I've seen the chatting about closing Subjects because of spamming of off-topic things and such but I had an idea. What is we had a "Flag for Miscatagorized" button? If it was implemented here, where there was a selection box, this is how it might work. It might have a button below Share and Tweet OR it could have a button to the right of "Attach File" by the comment box. If you click it, it brings up a window for you to choose what topic you think it belongs in so the person's question isn't just removed, its moved elsewhere that they could be helped. Who would have to moderate it? Could it have volunteer moderators? Feedback please?

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  1. tafkas77
    • one year ago
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    Hi, there, @KibaWhiteWarrior , :) This seems like a good idea and it's a nice thing to suggest; but this would not eliminate all of our problems even if it were implemented on OS. For example, there is no section for cursing, there is no section for sexual innuendo, there is no section for racism (or sexism, or any other "ism"; and those are the kinds of things we see on OpenStudy everyday that are the primary focus. That is why certain groups are being considered for deletion - not just disorganization. Does that make sense? It would be great if we could just "sort out" our issues on OS, but when we have users who are inconsiderate to others, and disrespectful of the rules, we have a problem that is bigger than mis-categorization. :/ However, I do like the idea; but the only problem with it is that by giving ordinary users the authority to sort posts, this good idea could backfire.

  2. KibaWhiteWarrior
    • one year ago
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    How about in this window there is an added portion for "No Catagory/Question Innapropriate" where the question would eventually get deleted? In addition, the questions wouldn't actually be moved my the regular users. They would be flagged for Admins/Staff to check (this is where the problem presents itself). In my mind this would simply be an inconvenience for the staff to sort through every single question. What about a report limit to 1 a day or something like that?

  3. tafkas77
    • one year ago
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    Hey, that's awesome! That kind of safeguards the whole "abuse of power" thing. I do see your point about the inconvenience to the admin; but I'm sure with enough planning, your idea could be a benefit to OS. Of course, this kind of thing takes a while to set up, as far as planning and programming goes. :)

  4. KibaWhiteWarrior
    • one year ago
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    Its good that you think its a good idea ^_^ I just hope we can get an admin and/or programmer's view on it.

  5. tafkas77
    • one year ago
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    Well.... @Preetha @amistre64 what do you think?

  6. SWAG
    • one year ago
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    I like this

  7. tafkas77
    • one year ago
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    Preetha isn't online yet, but I'm sure that she could take a look once she is, if she isn't too busy. :)

  8. KibaWhiteWarrior
    • one year ago
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    Want me to write up an official idea and Q&A for it and send it to the admins XD? I'm really into this idea.

  9. tafkas77
    • one year ago
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    That would be very... official, hee hee. I vote yes! :)

  10. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    It is up to the poster to post their question in an appropriate subject ... then they can link others to their post when asking for help in the more active subject chatboxes. Openstudy Mods are a voluntary position to assisst in dealing with trouble makers. The Admins have their hands full in keeping the site functional as well as developing new features that they feel are worth the cost of coding up. so, have i misread your proposal? or does this tie into it in some degree?

  11. KibaWhiteWarrior
    • one year ago
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    I ties in a little bit. My idea was to have this feature to help tidy up the subjects and prevent REAL questions from getting pushed aside when people are too lazy/frustrated to report and remove the fake questions. If this was in place it might prevent people from posting wrong questions. If you weigh out the pros and the cons the good things that could come out of this outweigh the cost and manpower requirements. Even if the admins to not participate it might be a good way to get more volunteers to help. You should have volunteer veterans to help with moderation. This could help in other areas as well when everything is considered. Plus, remember the restriction on one report a day or likewise. This would keep mods from being too swamped in miscatagorized requests. I think I covered most of the bases but do you have any questions about my proposal :3?

  12. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    by "fake" questions ... are you talking about posts that would do better in another subject? or, posts that are blatantly fake, like say: anyone in CA?; im bored; who wants to be my boyfriend?; etc....

  13. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    lets say the blatantly fake ones are: non academic by nature

  14. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    I'd wanna make another proposal: moving threads from one group to another.

  15. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    .. like spider man :)

  16. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    Yes, those questions that are blatantly fake. It would easily weed those out too.

  17. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    hmm, if anything that might give the ambassador postion something to do .... i hear a few of them complaining about having no real duties ;)

  18. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    is it logistically feesible to implement?

  19. ParthKohli
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    HAHA, (+1) for the spider man!

  20. ParthKohli
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    Hmm, I never heard an ambassador complain that they have no real duties.

  21. amistre64
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    Parth .. meet SWAG lol

  22. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    Then this might be their opportunity to shine :D Maybe they could also be able to lay down the laws regarding it? Such as how many requests per day?

  23. ParthKohli
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    We don't have real duties? I thought we did. o_O

  24. SWAG
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    LOL Hi ;)

  25. tafkas77
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    Ermm... I thought ambi's had real duties. I wouldn't have applied if I didn't think I was doing something meaningful with my time here on OS....

  26. tafkas77
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    ...as an ambi hopeful. ;)

  27. SWAG
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    Well the thing I never said that exactly...I basically said I wanted more ;) Which is why i aim for Moderator.

  28. KibaWhiteWarrior
    • one year ago
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    I have no idea, I'm just kinda learning about positions on here and duties as I go. But for the ones who are dissatisfied they might be able to run on the reports a little more. Maybe there could be a spot where the Ambassadors could go and (like the question chats) see who's going through what report and take care of it whenever they have spare time?

  29. amistre64
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    moving threads tho ... im not sure how practical that is as far as coding it up goes. Im not too sure how the database flags things to post in subject headers.

  30. ParthKohli
    • one year ago
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    @SWAG Stay hungry; stay foolish!

  31. amistre64
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    preetha and shadow will prolly give this a look over and have something more pertinent to add. those were just a few of my thoughts ;) good luck with it

  32. SWAG
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    o.o no entiende.....

  33. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    Maybe it would be a teeny bit simpler if it was coded to temp save it somewhere, delete it from its previous position, repost the saved question in the correct heading, and then delete from the temp save spot...?

  34. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    I know this would take up a bit more memory but the process would be relatively quick considering how fast we're able to post questions now when we're just asking them.

  35. tafkas77
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    @SWAG more duties? May I ask what kind? What are moderators selected for? Integrity, right? Maturity? what else? If it's based on those things, I'm sure you'll be mod one day, SWAG. @amistre64 Are there mod elections or....?

  36. SWAG
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    Thank you @tafkas77 Many people have told me I would be good for the role. I seek to basically be busy on here taking care of things.

  37. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    Heck, if Ambassadors got this duty I may strive to be one so I can dig through Reports :D It sounds like it'd be something exciting to do (personally).

  38. tafkas77
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    @KibaWhiteWarrior That's awesome! If you feel that way, go for it! :) I believe there is a sign-up link floating around in the ambassadors section; SWAG, do you know where that is? :) @SWAG it's awesome that people tell you that. It really is. People have told me that too, telling me I should "run" for mod, but I can't tell if they're just kissing up to me, or if I really would be a *good* mod. I want to be humble, respectful of others, and I want to be sure that I can be trusted with such power. When you're a mod, people instinctively look up to you (even if they hate that you can suspend them and whatnot). When you see the purple people - there's instant respect. I don't want anyone to look up to me if I can't be steadfast as a moderator. I pride myself on integrity and maturity but honestly, I don't want to put myself out there (the way you do). I can't yet.

  39. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    I understand. I'll get everything typed up. But where would I send it afterwards?

  40. tafkas77
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    I think it's a google doc. as soon as you finish it, and hit send, it goes straight to them! You will have to provide your email address, though. :)

  41. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    I can deal with that ^_^ I'll get it started right away :D

  42. jazy
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    Heres the application: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG9Ub1liMmJrRm9mNXdSV0hWbDZIZHc6MQ And KC's post regarding the Amby application: http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/50ea0f6de4b0d4a537cc1d9a

  43. tafkas77
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    I think jazy's getting you the link! :D

  44. tafkas77
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    Aha! *Psychic* lol

  45. jazy
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    O.O lol

  46. tafkas77
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    :'D

  47. tafkas77
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    Well, good luck @KibaWhiteWarrior ! :D

  48. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    I'll be sure to give it my all :D

  49. tafkas77
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    Rock on! :) And thank you @jazy ! :D

  50. KibaWhiteWarrior
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    Yeah, thanks @jazy :'D

  51. jazy
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    Welcome ^.^

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