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@Preetha I think you should take the time to read this. I have been part of OS for 2 years now and this is still one of our major problems. I dont think its been addressed yet.
even if none of the new users have a perspective on the site. it still has something to do
Yeah! OS is supposed to be used to help students achieve their educational goals. A place where they can come and get an understanding of new or difficult processes and such. Now it's used only for a hang out and a cheating site. :(
Preach it Ledah!
I see those points perfectly clear. I remember when I was here everyday I ended up being able to keep math chat and music group in check
now I tend to sit back and watch how things are dealt with. I would like to purpose an idea. but I would like to think this thoroughly first
@Callisto @SWAG you two must have an opinion on this.
I agree With Ledah. But Not all OS Users Intentions are like that. But yes this is a helping site. Not a Dating site.
I know not all users intentions are like that. but if you notice they usually end that way.
Usually... I wouldn't say usually. But It is becoming more prevalent.
I mean take music and math chat and groups. two of the most active groups i've been in for 2 years. and now that i've seen them over the years. they have had alot of closet couples i guess.I can't honestly say what their intentions are but this leads to problems
agreed @Ledah that deserves a medal
Iv been here for a few years now, atleast 4 and I can say this website has changed A LOT since than. The purpose has seemed to drifted from what it is supposed to be. Not really sure how we can fix this problem.
There's always a way to fix something. I'm going to take the time to think what the solution could be.
Maybe we could be more strict on the regulations concerning these matters. Also have more mods in the chat.
well i have noticed from my point of view the users just want the answers to their questions no explanations
yeah. that is true too.
Having more moderators in the chat will Most likely discourage offenders.
I do my best to encourage full explanations.
I do too but it happens.
yes @bookworm00981 i have noticed users using language and misbehaving in chat and no mod around to do anything
is there a mod in music chat? like thats where I observe alot. i observe both math and music. idk what happens while mods are afk or asleep whatever. but its not pretty
Yes, so having Mods around to Patrol chat seems like a good Idea to me. But its up to Preetha, and the mods.
I just want to see this site improving rather than failing. and from what I've observed its not the fact that the mods arent around its the fact people arent caring anymore
@Preetha read this
the mod tools have not evolved to handle the growth of the site ... suspending an account when it takes less then 10 seconds to create a new account tends to defeat it.
OS should take a page from the Obamacare site ... make it impossible to make an account :)
How many active mods are there currently?
And how many active Subjects are there?
I will have a few ideas to throwdown when I get off work. I will be here again to place them out
ok i have a idea to make Open Study a better place : )
one chatbox instead of mutliple boxes would help out the mods too
naa i think more mods would be helpful
Indeed but that seems somewhat impractical.
Maybe a Mod for each subject and chat?
mods should be workin not sleepin
No. One chat box would be crazy!! We need an assigned mod for each chat.
@amistre64 i think that wont work cause all the users will be talking at the same time and freeze user's computer
I agree Turtle.
lmao @travisbrown372 BUSTED!!!!!!!!!
cheating on a test? i think that's what it is
improving the site starts with those who are using it ... not blaming the mods is all
Well its good @amistre64 is doing background checks lol
:D, I don't blame the mods. I just wish they saw what happened in chats more. Thats all.
well gtg bye
I agree. However, having at least one assigned mod for each chat would be a great thing.
too much spam
Bye Travis :D
we see what happens, and we use the tools at our disposal to address them. The tools are simply not effective :/
well like a month ago i made a post that said that there should be more mods cause some times all the mods get offline at the same time so i was thinking since the Philippines is the opposite time and its night over there when here it's morning i think we should have Filipino mods.
so there would be mods on 24 hours a day without them losing sleep
Mod Rotations. Interesting. 24 Hour watch.
im pretty sure we dont have to worry about the phillipines getting online at the moment :(
Petite is in the Philippines lol
cause i know allot of nice user's that don't get in trouble and they are from the Philippines like @petiteme
And she's online. The Typhoon was devastating, but not thorough.
That isn't very true. I am at the same time zone as the Filipino, but I am online at night since I have classes in the morning. Maybe more mods from different part of the world is good, but that may not help much.
its like taking shifts
But then Again these are all Wonderful Ideas. But @Preetha will make that call in the end.
any ways i have another idea
for users that evade suspensions and for new users
Maybe A ban on an IP address for a period of time?
well i was thinking the first time i signed up u know it says check the box if u read the terms and CoC
yeah go on
Wow. You guys all have very strong opinions about this. And I agree with most of them. I have only been on OS for like a month. Maybe two. But I looked over the rules, and most people do miss use this site. I have to confess - I have done this as well at times. Not the cheating thing!! I love to have things explained, and all I want is some help. I don't just post a question and ask for A B or C. As of now I am still trying to get help on a question. :/ But the talking to people, and making friends - I do a lot. Cursing, trolling, dating, and that I do not. But everything you guys are saying saddens me. To know how things once were, and how they are now....You all make great points, and really know who to argue them! :) I hope everything you wish this site to be like will happen here soon. ♥
Thanks you @♥Love.Missy24♥
Your welcome ♥ ^.^
well i just checked the box and didn't read im sure most users do that
@AravindG Does a good Job of patrolling math Chat. He's there when I check lol.
And whenever @ash2326 is Online he Usually Patrolls History and English.
and also i think new users should record them selves reading a oath that says they promise to follow OS CoC and that email will be sent and the OS company will either approve the account and activate it or decline it. This is were the evading suspension part comes in before the OS company activate it they check the IP address to see if any users have been suspended with the same IP address. i think this is a great idea : )
But not everyone has A mic. And some might find that extreme.
well extreme but some users have forced this to go to the extremes
Well, By having the User record themselves reading the whole CoC They might figure it's too much trouble to join, and just go elsewhere.
thats not what i meant @bookworm00981 i mean like read a oath like this "I swear i would help OS users and not give them a direct answer with out explanations, I will NOT spam, I will not cheat on test, I will not be rude"
or can just read this I will stay positive, be friendly, and not mean I will encourage and guide those needing help, and not just give them an answer I will thank people for taking the time and effort to help me
Ok, I gtg bye. It was a Pleasure to discuss this matter with everyone and I would like to come back and discuss more later. Bye!
ok see ya @bookworm00981 it was a pleasure discussing this with u : )
I think recording is a little much...you have a good idea though. Agree to ALL terms, and maybe make it harder to get a new account. Like you need more information. Maybe you need email, and all that?!
maybe a school ID or some type of identification
proving your over 13
I'm 15. lol so i'm good. :)
seriously i saw seven year olds in OS
hey and if u dont have a mice write it on a note book with your signature
Yea that would work! Recording i would not do. But i would write it. ^.^
ya so Id or writing with signature is good enough : ) and then send a email to the OS commpany and get approved if new user but if u are evading suspension declined
this discussion is very interesting : )
That sounds like a great idea! Not too much, but just enough to maybe control the site a little more. ^.^ I love it! Lol Why do you find this interesting?
cause every one has great idea's to help the OS community
True! So, yea I guess it is interesting to see everyone's thoughts on how to improve OS. ^.^
: ) come on @AravindG hurry i wanna see your responsive so curious
lol i was just thinkin that. ^.^
travis aren't u the 7 year old?
:0 7 ?!
Now this was a long thread! Yes the site has grown a lot over the years we got new features and many new users. I have seen students misusing the website, be it cheating, talking nonsense on chat and stuff like that. As amistre pointed out above the mod tools have not been updated along with this change. On a positive note we are having new admins now and they are planning to bring in more updates and tools that will help this site reach its goals more efficiently. The delay is due to the fact that they are first working on stabilising the system.For now lets wait, but make sure you report any case of misuse of this website using the report abuse button. You can message me also about the issue if you want. I will surely get back to you on it. It's the responsibility of each user to help this community grow in the right direction.Thank you.
Who are the New Admins? Do we know them? I just back before I leave to see family lol.
@c0decracker is one of them :)
Wow :) That was long. But well thought out, and well said.
So is he new?
Well said, AravindG. It is up to each one of us to do what is best for the OS community. If we see something that needs addressed, we should address it and get a mod only if needed.
Indeed and Thanks AravindG.
So when does @c0decracker become an active mod?
Well, i gtg :/ i have school. Bye everyone! ♥
More of an active admin. Lets hope for the best!
Ok I agree
Ok l8ters lol
I just have a few concerns
those are all great ideas. but i think i have a solution to this problem. would you all like to hear this?
yes i would go ahead :)
I sure hope that they know that mods can see every account that was made or accessed from a single computer. So if one of our users just made that account to spam we can easily find out who it was.
alright so heres my purposal. why dont we get like two of our older users to take on the roles of watching chats and groups where other mods dont see it. the thought is. the mods just need an extra set of eyes. so that we catch everyones attention that we arent just a joke. the trolling and cheating will be monitored but they wont be banned in that instant, they get about 2 warnings and if those warnings fail we go to a ban. i think this gives room for small slip ups here and there incase our users forget their purpose for coming here.
and this really fas flaws because this is still just a thought but i think if i can get some support i can fix OS back to how it was when becca and my other good friends were here...
CashBoy27: Come on u ignorant bas terds! austinL: yo, bud, watch the language 4:35 pm Report Ledah: cash sel95: Hugs ledah tight Ledah: watch your language >.> Griff1800: DULL andthereitis: a great example cashboy CashBoy27: Ledah u r sad andthereitis: wow guys najhay just asked their first question Click here to help. Griff1800: hello? sel95: hugs u all DullJackel09: We never finished our rap battle DullJackel09: so you going to chicken out or stand up like a man and rap andthereitis: there are some people who actually want to use this site to learn Ledah: lol. you guys are going to destroy this site Griff1800: rap screw that trivia more challenging dwavisk: my real name is kross CashBoy27: like me!
Ledah: sel you dont know what sad is.. CashBoy27: http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/528bd6e6e4b0e26708768d1e Someguyfromcrowd: I'll take a look in a few minutes Ledah: this site is failing ultimately because of the way things run now BRamirez just asked their first question Click here to help. Ledah: its not the mods fault sel95: YES I DO!!!!!!!! Ledah: its not my fault Someguyfromcrowd: how so? CashBoy27: No one hears me... Ledah: its the users who dont care about this site. thats here to help your educational misunderstandings sel95: Smacks u all Griff1800: hello andthereitis: a great example of this is people posting weird things under my question Ledah: this site is being used wrong by alot of people, thats sad. sel95: Hi griff sel95: ledah's sad Griff1800: i had to make account:( CashBoy27: That's great guys bur can u ppl help me http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/528bd6e6e4b0e26708768d1e Ledah: pfft. i'm far from sad. Griff1800: poor ledah moo58 just asked their first question Click here to help. sel95: they need a hug
its not the chat boxes, we could use an extra two mods or so. ones who know the ropes the ones who havent been in trouble before and have used this site properly, we need to get OS back to a level of helping each other and understanding our subjects. its the users that do this type of bit up above. the ones who pick at a problem constantly pushing buttons. there arent any mods available to handle these guys at my time so its really hard for me to self mod this without stooping to such levels of ignorance. but i'm able to control my temper and this is a fact. our users just flat out dont care anymore. this is to them " Their site". I will take back OS from them. cause this site still has greatness in it. I will not give up on trying to get a few sets of extra eyes out here. cause we definitely need them.
>>> OS should take a page from the Obamacare site ... make it impossible to make an account :) Lol'd.
I also had a good hue at that, @Compassionate. Although, I'm not sure if you're trying to greentext or if you're trying to quote.
meh. anyone see any flaws with my purposal?
Even though i'm new ( couple months or so ) taking away the social interaction will make many leave OS. Im not saying that i'm one of them or anything, but if this is what it takes to reach and hold new people, then we should deal with it. You may never know if one of those "people" helps someone with a question that nobody knows how to do.
Maybe its not worth it but I think it's certainly something to think about.
they dont. i've been observing. they only come for the chatting..
@poopsiedoodle , Not trying to greentext. I usually use three arrows as an indicator.
What if we just made a seperate section fro socializing. Idk if their is one or not.
If you're interested in strictly socializing, I suggest Facebook.com, Twitter.com, LastFM, Xbox or PSN, or online forums e.g,, Reddit.
That is true. I have nothing left to say now..
This is so long :O And i'm tagged o.O
>does a thing
Can we stick to the topic of my purposal?
I think there are some very simple ways of caring of many of the different issues on this website. (a) One of the main problems is the chat and its dang easy to fix that issue. Either: (a) Limit the amounts of chats per minute (b) Remove the chat entirely (they are not ever related to the topic at hand) (c) if someone uses profanity more than like, 5 times (or any cap) they will be automatically warned, and if even more often banned. (b) Plagiarism in answers. You could try to fix that by using some free search engine APIs like Blekko to detect if the answer exists elsewhere.
That could work :)
but the bans never really have much effect. well sometimes for that matter
I agree with DB2's Proposition.
We need a change.....and a quick one too! Hope things work out and change for the best Q_Q