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post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by emmy526 View Post
 
 

the more he 'talks' the more idiotic he looks

He is the perfect example of how very little of any substantial information these pro-vax haters have. 

 

p= <5 x z - vaccines are safe and effective.

post #42 of 61
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Originally Posted by Mirzam View Post
 

p= <5 x z - vaccines are safe and effective.

*snort*

post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by teacozy View Post
 

There are other debate boards where if something gets flagged X amount of times it automatically gets removed.    

 

That way new moms can still post but inflammatory comments could get removed quickly without having to wait for mods. 

 

 

I can see how pro-vax trolls could abuse this. That system would only be safe if ONLY trusted members of INV were able to contribute to that X number of flags.

post #44 of 61
Hi, pls don't make the forum private. I'm quite a newbie myself and still exploring the site/forums when time permitting. I have learned a lot from other posts so option #2 with time lapse is probably the best.
post #45 of 61
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Originally Posted by FarmerMomma View Post

Could we just quit talking to him? Why should we give one person so much power as to change what we are doing? I wouldn't play with this bully on the playground, so why would I here? Every post back bumps him back to the top of the list.

An idea from another forum that has a great sense of humor:  If you feel the need to reply, just post a recipe or picture of a meal.

 

This is "feeding the troll" without giving them actual words to use to pull more responses in.  If we only respond to each other (those who are here for MDC, not just here for the vaccination debate) and give the trolls recipes they have no fuel for their fire.

 

Trolls are good at what they do . . . they get people to respond.  I know I've fallen for it.  I'm posting recipes from now on.

 

: )

post #46 of 61

oh, and I do like the time-lapse and moderator filter for a set amount of newbie posts

 

Thanks for bringing this up and being willing to follow through with a request to the "powers that be". 

post #47 of 61
Holding posts in queue while awaiting approval, for members who have difficulty abiding by terms of service/users agreement, should be helpful. This should reduce the mods and admin's time monitoring a few select members.
post #48 of 61
I love the recipe idea. Feed 'em something! While flagging the post.....
post #49 of 61
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Originally Posted by OrmEmbar View Post
 

An idea from another forum that has a great sense of humor:  If you feel the need to reply, just post a recipe or picture of a meal.

 

This is "feeding the troll" without giving them actual words to use to pull more responses in. 

 

Love it! That sounds like fun. Here's a practice run.

 Leftovers from last night

post #50 of 61

they'll get this from me

bacon.jpg

post #51 of 61
Now I'm hungry!
post #52 of 61

When you have a list of questions/suggestion for us please post them as a list over in the Site Help forum and we'll be glad to address them there. :)

post #53 of 61

Yumm!

 

I like the idea of flagging my own post, with an explanation of why I'm posting food pics:  feeding the trolls!

 

Okay, now off to cook some lunch.:yum

post #54 of 61

Yes Kathy,

 I like the idea of #2 best

 

I have seen new posts have to wait to be approved before it can be posted elsewhere.

 

I don't like the # of posts stopping someone as it can take just a day to get to the right number and then they could still say whatever nasty things they wanted. Second, it keeps real newbie who might be shy posting a huge obstacle if they really wanted to post and didn't have time to write that many posts.

 

I don't like the number of flags= it disappears. There is no way to stop anyone who is a MDC member from flagging posts and then that again gives pro vaxers a way to delete real messages.

 

I vote again for first 20 posts to be moderated and approved before it could be posted.

post #55 of 61
Thread Starter 
So, I posted this on site help.  I will be interested to see how the ptb reply.
 
post #56 of 61

I only sort of like #2 - it's would leave a void for those who really are NEW and need a place, they really can't just get eaten up in the debate section 

 

I did like seeing how fast things were removed that night when a first post was an attack.

post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by ssun5 View Post

 

 

I vote again for first 20 posts to be moderated and approved before it could be posted.

I like this, it doesn't restrict quite as much and it prevents those one time obnoxious posts from flooding the threads.  Everyone can post - but until there's an idea of how you post and your tone, your posts should be reviewed and that leaves room for a mod to PM the newbie right away to inform them of the guidelines if something goes astray.  I know it can take a while to accrue posts - I joined in 2011 but wasn't active too much posting in the beginning, just reading.  Of course now I'm over the 1000 mark and at "senior" status (woohoo!) but I've got a good feel for how things are on the various sub groups and thus prefer to hang here :thumb

post #58 of 61

Definitely have restrictions on who can post here, sure. But the real problem for me is that I want to have conversations outside of a public forum where I don't feel judged. Have you seen how many views some posts get? 50,000+ That's insane. The traffic is coming here because it's controversial. Well guess what? I don't want my very personal choices put on display for a bunch of morons to lurk at and ridicule then run back to their FB pages calling us idiots. I'm happy to come here and answer questions to newbies and offer support, but we're the minority in this world right now, and it would be nice to have a private area where we can go and really chat and not feel judged by the world. MDC of all places should accommodate that. We non-vaxers are bringing a heck of a lot of traffic to this site.

post #59 of 61
Thread Starter 

chloebelle - do you want me to try and start a group?

 

I was essentially told no (nicely) on the 20 post thing.  The board developers would have to arrange it and it would take a while.

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396998/im-not-vaccinating-forum#post_17562754

post #60 of 61

Group meaning private? Yes.

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