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Review by Moderators prior to posting?

  1. Feb 15, 2015 #1

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    Is there any mechanism to have moderators "preview" a post that might be perceived as contentious controversial?
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2015 #2

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    Yes. Ask the mentor or mentors responsible for the forum you're thinking of posting in.

    (It is best if you write your question on a new $100-dollar bill and send it via FedEx to our home address, but a PM is acceptable).
     
  4. Feb 15, 2015 #3

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    Thank you --- better make it two --- DH is the mod, and also the one who might be offended.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2015 #4

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    It's not a bad rule of thumb that if you have to ask "is this appropriate for PF?" the answer is probably "no".
     
  6. Feb 15, 2015 #5

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    I can't seem to find the "Who's who of forum mentors" list.

    The link listed here:
    gives me a 404, black hole error.
    And it looks as though "mentors are listed under the "Staff" at the top of any PF page" is no longer true.




    ps. I did learn lots of things about the new forum software though. I think I pushed every button available.
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2015 #6

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    :DD

    I've been planning for weeks on starting a new "Crackpot" based thread. Quite innocuous, as crackpot threads go. I think it will be fun. But I was planning on @Vanadium 50 notifying all of the mentors who were online at the moment, just in case.

    As I mentioned, in a very wicked witch kind of voice; "These things have to be done delicately, or the wrath of the mentors will come down on you like a...".

    :angel:
     
  8. Feb 15, 2015 #7

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    That is indeed an odds-on bet. However, it has happened that the back-and-forth discussion leads to a more clearly framed question and we end up with a good thread. And even if the answer is "no"... It can't hurt to ask.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2015 #8

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    Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission?

    You could always post the message and then immediately report it. It will reach the right person pretty quick, and I doubt you'd be infracted for reporting yourself.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2015 #9

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    Don't do that, please.... please.... PLEASE don't. The post may attract responses before we get around it to it, and that makes for much more cleanup effort and many more hard feelings.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2015 #10

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    Heh, a certain Australian prime minister has often resorted to that maxim. His career is not going too well anymore.

    Anyway, (istm),... it's rather too close to how priestly pedophiles behave... :mad:
     
  12. Feb 17, 2015 #11

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    Ooopsie... Yes, that's a problem :).
    Try https://www.physicsforums.com/help/mentorforums/ which is linked from Info->Help/How-To

    (See, we really do pay attention to you sometimes).
     
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