New features for enhanced clarity in forums have been released
Thread poster: Enrique

Enrique
Local time: 09:47
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Dec 2, 2009

Dear members,

A new feature has been implemented for ProZ.com forums, to help moderators perform their duties and to make some forum actions clearer.

The interface moderators use to moderate and vet in the forums has been improved and made easier to use.


Outwardly, as has been requested by members previously, whenever a post that was visible is made invisible (either temporarily or permanently), it will now be replaced by a "marker" which contains an indication of why the post is no longer visible.

# This is an example of the marker for a post that was hidden by a moderator:





# And this is an example of the marker of a post de-vetted by a moderator:




# This is what will be displayed when a post that required vetting was made invisible because the poster edited it after it had been approved:




# When the first post of a thread is hidden, then the whole thread becomes hidden. In this case the thread will be replaced by a different kind of marker:





When this happens, the thread starter will receive a notification and the other posters in the thread will receive a different one explaining the reasons behind the actions taken.

As always, thanks to all ProZ.com members for making improvements like this possible.

Kind regards,
Enrique


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Angelica Kjellström  Identity Verified
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Great improvement, thank you Dec 2, 2009

Excellent, Enrique! This will make both moderating and vetting easier.

Have a nice day!

Best regards,

Angelica


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Teresa Borges
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Great improvement, thanks! Dec 2, 2009

Best regards,

Teresa Borges


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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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Appears to be an excellent idea. Dec 2, 2009

Thank you. This seems like a good idea. And thank you for letting us know.

Jane


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Sorry, Enrique, can't see your examples Dec 2, 2009

From previous posts in this thread, it seems others can, but for me they just appear like this:

# This is an example of the marker for a post that was hidden by a moderator:





# And this is an example of the marker of a post de-vetted by a moderator:




# This is what will be displayed when a post that required vetting was made invisible because the poster edited it after it had been approved:




# When the first post of a thread is hidden, then the whole thread becomes hidden. In this case the thread will be replaced by a different kind of marker:


I assume each example line should be followed by a link.


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Post removed: This post was hidden by a moderator or staff member because it was not in line with site rule

Enrique
Local time: 09:47
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See a real example above Dec 2, 2009

Hi Jack,

I don't know why you can't see the posted images, but I created a post above and then deleted it to show you a real-life example of how the marker of a hidden post will look.

Kind regards,
Enrique


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Laurie Price  Identity Verified
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Thanks for this! Dec 2, 2009

I've hated going back into the forums looking for something I am absolutely sure that I saw before and possibly even scanned through and finding that it disappeared -- it made me feel like I'd dreamed it or worse!

This makes more sense.


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Andrea Hauer  Identity Verified
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Excellent improvement - but obviously not activated Jan 28, 2010

In this forum:

http://www.proz.com/forum/german/155375-außen_und_innenwirkung_unseriöser_werbung.html

lots of postings have been deleted for various reasons. But there's no transparency at all!!

[Edited at 2010-01-28 14:32 GMT]


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Johanna Timm, PhD  Identity Verified
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Automatic or manual? Jan 28, 2010

Are these “markers” published automatically whenever a post required editing, or is that done manually by a moderator?

Thanks for clarifying.
johanna


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Andrea Hauer  Identity Verified
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Update Jan 31, 2010

Just for info:

In the above mentionned forum:
http://www.proz.com/forum/german/155375-außen_und_innenwirkung_unseriöser_werbung.html

this feature has now been activated (in response to a support ticket).

Thanks for that step.


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