About Moderating on E-Cat World

I want to comment about my moderation policy on E-cat World. I have mentioned before that I like to have a light touch when it comes to moderationg, and prefer to do so sparingly. I don’t mind if people present different point of views about the topics featured on this site, so long as they can do so without being overly obnoxious about it. By ‘obnoxious’ I mean being personally insulting to other posters, using profanity, getting seriously and repeatedly off topic, or generally being very unpleasant and annoying.

Another thing I would like to avoid is for this site to become a forum where posters get involved in debates, with repeated posts back and forth making essentially the same point about the same thing over and over is something I would prefer to stay away from on this site.

Please don’t take this to mean that I want to stop people chatting with each other in the comments section. There are many interesting exchanges taking place here, and I want to encourage that. I will continue to favor the ‘light touch’ approach, but I may start pruning threads if endless debates continue where little new information is being shared.

I admit that moderating is not an exact science, it’s going to be based on my judgement calls, and I will try to err on the side of leniency. Some will disagree with me, I am sure — but the good thing about the Internet is that there are a variety of places for discussion, and people can migrate to places they want to go.

Thanks to all who read and contribute, and help make E-Cat World an interesting source of information. Many of the comments here are very interesting and informative, and help to shed new light on the topics we are dealing with.

Frank

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