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    ICANNWatch.org Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    posted by jon on Sunday July 15 2001, @04:36PM

    For about the past month, we've been noticing a bunch of comments posted to ICANNWatch that are off-topic, incoherent or just plain trolls. This is causing us to wonder about moving to institute some moderation by the editors. And, while we have your attention, a few announcements.



    If we did move to editor moderation, it would work like this: All signed comments would start out as level +1, and anonymous comments as level 0. The editors, however, would reserve the right to downgrade to -1 anonymous comments that were (in our opinion) off-topic, incoherent or otherwise useless. Readers could set their preferences to display, or to hide, the downgraded comments. The default threshold setting would be 0, so that folks who wanted to see the downgraded comments would have to affirmatively set their preferences to do so. (Our current software has only very limited moderation capabilities, and doesn't support any sort of workable user moderation. It does support moderation by editors only, which is why we picked that option.)

    We think that, under the circumstances, taking this step would make the comment pages a lot more useful and coherent. We don't want to do it, though, without checking to see whether you think it's a good idea. So please respond -- let us know whether you support this.

    And while we've got your attention:

    Please submit stories. We can't do it without you. If you're commenting on a story, please take the trouble to register and get a nym (and use it consistently); it's not very illuminating to see twenty comments on a story, all filed by "anonymous."

    Now that some some of the new gTLDs are in the ICANN root, we think it's time to split the "new gTLDs" category into two parts: "new gTLDs" and "gTLD hopefuls". Any gTLD actually entered into the ICANN root will be a "new gTLD"; we consider the others hopefuls, and subject to ICANN's contractual demands, until they are in the ICANN root. The "new gTLDs" will keep the "Welcome to the Internet" icon, and the hopefuls will get these inquiring little doggies.

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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday July 15 2001, @05:47PM (#1403)
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    I support this. My mod level is set at 0 because there are some anon comments worth reading (even without the bug) and I halfways assumed without looking that some were already being modded down to -1. Of course this just means that the netkooks will get fake or throwaway addresses and signup but so be it. At least it will be easier to tell one nutbar from another.

    Oh, and the puppies are cute. That's puppies, not puppets. ;-) -g

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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by alan on Sunday July 15 2001, @06:41PM (#1405)
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    I second the motion. The number of trash postings is clearly out of control.
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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by alexander on Monday July 16 2001, @01:52AM (#1410)
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    Yes, I agree too, and I can certainly do without most of the anonymous postings so far. (Do I get a -1 for "me too" posting? ;))
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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by hofjes on Monday July 16 2001, @05:02AM (#1411)
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    I cannot agree more.

    I browse ICANN Watch several times each day. However, I have very limited time. The ccTLD and New.Net marketing/promotion, among other trash postings, wastes my time and does not add to the discussion.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by tlr (reversethis-{gro.tsixe-ton-seod} {ta} {relsseor}) on Monday July 16 2001, @05:25AM (#1414)
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    Good idea. Go ahead.
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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by hofjes on Monday July 16 2001, @05:17AM (#1413)
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    Britney Spears has nice tits and I am not opposed to your irrelevant comment.

    But, when the entire post is not germane to the topic, it should be downgraded so I can choose to not view it.

    According to the editors' description, you could still chose to view all of the totally irrelevant posts.
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    Re: Moderation for ICANNWatch?
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday July 18 2001, @08:32AM (#1439)
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    I have used the above comment as a test of our new moderation capability. To see it you will need to set your threshold at -1, either near the top of this page or -- if you want to set your threshold permanently -- go to "login" then click on "comment", then set the threshold you watn, then click on "save changes".
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