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Toni - posted on 12/16/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Can the mods of this group please do a better job of moderating please.
It looks like no one has looked in on this group for months.

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Jodi - posted on 12/18/2013

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Toni. that is really unfair of you. Michelle takes her role very seriously. It is not her fault (or that of any other moderator) that we have been bombarded with autospammers at a time when the CoM Management seem to be making a lot of changes. Maybe if you were so serious about your role moderating, you'd take time to check in with management or the leaders circle to find out what was happening. Maybe if you have a complaint, rather than going off at voluntary moderators, you should take it up with CoM.

I think you owe the moderators an apology for suggesting that they don't care. Believe me, there isn't a single moderator that has time to delete the hundreds upon hundred (if not thousands) of posts, one at a time, that have been left by the autospammers on this site. At one point, we had 15 full pages of crap to deal with on the Welcome Page alone, and it was impossible to keep up with. Your post was uncalled for and would have been better addressed to the management of this site, not the voluntary moderators who have ALL done their best to get this situation addressed permanently by management. Sorry, but it annoys me when self-righteous women like you decide to slag off at the people who volunteer to moderate because they care about this place, without knowing what has ACTUALLY been going on to address these issues. There is something to be said about getting your facts straight before you start to make accusations.

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Michelle - posted on 12/19/2013

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Maybe since you do such a good job with your page you could help us out on a few others. The welcome page has over 10.5 MILLION members and that alone takes up a lot of time. That is the page that everyone joins when they join the site. That why we are very busy there.
This community is over 800,000 members, again a large amount and having pages and pages of spam is far too much.
Like Jodi said, since you are either admin or mod in another community then you should visit the leaders group so you could see what has been going on.
I would prefer to spend my time on here replying to people that need help and advice rather than spending hours deleting spam.

Jodi - posted on 12/19/2013

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Oh, you didn't insult me, I am not a moderator on this page. I just think you owe the moderators an apology and you could have gone about it in a different way. As it stands I think you have been quite rude.

Toni - posted on 12/18/2013

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Honestly, yes it is all perception.
There have been many times that someone has attempted to insult me, and it has done nothing but make me laugh.
If you have chosen to take this as an insult, that is your choice.

Jodi - posted on 12/18/2013

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I'm glad your page has so little activity that you can clean it in a day. Lucky you. If you didn't mean it as an insult, maybe you shouldn't have told the moderators to "do a better job" or implicate that they didn't take it seriously and ask instead if there was an issue or something you could help with. That would be a much better way of approaching it. Wouldn't you be insulted if I told you to "do a better job" keeping your house clean and you weren't taking it seriously if it was messy because you had been ill for a few weeks, a circumstance out of your control that I was unaware of? Or, would it be less insulting that instead, knowing it was out of character for you, I ask if there was anything I could do to help.

Is it really all in the perception, or all in the way you chose to address it?

Toni - posted on 12/18/2013

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Im sorry if you took what I said as an insult, but that is not my problem as it is not how I meant it. If you chose to take it that way, that is your prerogative.
I had not had the internet for 6 months and had my page cleaned up within a day. |I was just trying to make a suggestion so that people didnt leave this group.
I have left many groups in the past because people couldnt control the spamming.

Toni - posted on 12/18/2013

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I am a moderator of a group too, and I take it seriously.
I save some time in my very full day of looking after my 5 year old, getting all my housework done and getting all the farm work done, just to come on here and do the job I promised to do when I became a moderator.

Michelle - posted on 12/18/2013

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Nice of you to call out to us but it would be nice to have a reply back.
If you have a problem with the auto spammers then the management is on to it. The moderators are all volunteers and we don't have time to delete them 1 by 1. The management of the site can do it easier though.

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