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Moderation Requests

Bertrand

156 day(s) ago

Requests for moderation should be confined to this thread. If you would like a thread or post deleted, please provide (1) a link to the thread or post in question, and (2) a reason for deletion.

Naomi

128 day(s) ago

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/65/1

Jet fuel can't melt steel beams troll post. Probably not worth deleting. Just pointing it out.

Edith

119 day(s) ago

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/81/1

I don't think we should have posts that do nothing but provide a forum for bullying someone in the profession. A person shouldn't be the topic of a thread.

Martha

119 day(s) ago

Probably not, unless they brought the public spotlight upon their own damn self. Is that the case here? I don't follow Itchy's blog, so I don't know. But Scratchy sure craves attention. And Itchy and The Bear seem game for photo opts. I wish they had an ambiguously fathered child too. It would be so much more touching. But enough. They are very private people. Just like that dude with the purple hair who likes to ride bikes. Leave them be. Privacy. Please yall.

I'm curious if we'd see a similar moderation request for, say, a thread on Brian Leiter.

Pavel

119 day(s) ago

Spam thread: https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/84/1

And I second the shade thrown on posts that name philosophers without any substantive point. Not a good look for the site

Philippa

118 day(s) ago

Spam threads:

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/94/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/95/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/96/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/97/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/98/1

Uku

118 day(s) ago

More spam! Make it stop!

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/103/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/102/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/101/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/100/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/99/1

Godfrey

117 day(s) ago

More spam

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/109/1

Bertrand

117 day(s) ago

Thanks for pointing out the spam -- we'll be periodically purging it.

Pedro

115 day(s) ago

Folks seem pretty worked up about the Itchy thread.

Thoralf

110 day(s) ago

Probably not, unless they brought the public spotlight upon their own damn self. Is that the case here? I don't follow Itchy's blog, so I don't know. But Scratchy sure craves attention. And Itchy and The Bear seem game for photo opts. I wish they had an ambiguously fathered child too. It would be so much more touching. But enough. They are very private people. Just like that dude with the purple hair who likes to ride bikes. Leave them be. Privacy. Please yall.

I'm curious if we'd see a similar moderation request for, say, a thread on Brian Leiter.

Martha

I would submit such a request for a discussion of Leiter, too. (I'm a much bigger fan of Brian's so maybe you chose the wrong example.)

Xun

89 day(s) ago

Spam:

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/144/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/143/1

https://philosophymetaforum.org/topics/139/1

Vincenzo

49 day(s) ago

test

Germain

18 day(s) ago

Looks like we got some reply spam now; time to bring back the captcha?

Germain

18 day(s) ago

Spam: https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/238/1

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/235/1

etc.

Bertrand

17 day(s) ago

Thanks Germain, I've deleted it. So far it doesn't seem bad enough to justify bringing back the captcha (I personally really hate captchas, and I think the benefits of frictionless posting outweigh the costs of a few pieces of spam a week). If it gets worse we'll have to have a think about how to handle it. One option might be to add a "report spam" button so that users can notify us.

David

11 day(s) ago

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/232/1

The most recent comment from "Margaret", while mostly just unclear, seems to be advocating killing a philosopher. Can we please remove threats or endorsements of violence against particular individuals?

Edith

11 day(s) ago

https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/232/1

The most recent comment from "Margaret", while mostly just unclear, seems to be advocating killing a philosopher. Can we please remove threats or endorsements of violence against particular individuals?

David

Totes agree. This blog should be mainly for the humiliation and anonymously reveling in the humiliation of people in our profession - nothing beyond that. We have to have standards here, people!


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