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Different moderation standards for International boards? [moved from U.K./Ireland board]

The Chowhound Team | Jun 12, 200804:40 AM

PhilD wrote:

"I wish the moderators would consider adopting different standards on the international boards to those in the US (or recruiting local moderators who understand local culture).

The US model does not work well for two reasons. First, by moving posts to the general topics boards means they get lost, as they are swamped by the sheer volume of US posts. Many of these topics do relate directly to eating in the UK and so cutting them off from the site devalues the board.

Secondly, the policy of not allowing a robust dialogue i.e. negative comment is often dealt with through the "hate the chow, love the chow-hound" mantra which means that it is almost impossible to create a dialogue around misinformed or erroneous opinion. On a board with a relatively small number of contributers one erroneous, or very repetitive poster can often skew the dialogue which devalues the board. "

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