To this end, we ask that if you want to talk about moderation or the running of this site, please do so in the Tinkering Forum. Any comments about moderation found outside the tinkering forum will most likely vanish without anyone (including the person it was directed to) seeing it.
There's a very long list of complicated reasons for this. Some of them are secret. Most of them would take a few hours to explain. The general conclusion is that it helps this site run smoothly if we keep all the moderation discussion in one place.
I think a big benefit to keeping moderation discussions in Tinkering, is so that when people go to read a thread about something, they read about that something, rather than pages of people talking about moderation.
We love creating and sharing knoweldge, both for those reading threads now, as well as those reading them in the future. If you search permies for how to build a deadhedge, you don't want to read 10 posts about someone not being nice--you want to learn about deadhedges. I know I came to permies because I kept finding valluable, FREE information here. If threads are full of discussion of moderation--or spam, or flame wars--that information is hard to find. Less people will come to permies...and with less people on permies, there's less knowledge.
This site is made awesome by everyone here sharing their knowledge and experience so they and others can learn. To make it that way, we need moderation discussions to happen in Tinkering, and not derailing lovely threads.
I was told to post to this forum with questions about my account details... are these messages posted publicly or only viewable by staff? I don't want to post my account details & related questions publicly.
Kimi Brownkawa wrote:I was told to post to this forum with questions about my account details... are these messages posted publicly or only viewable by staff? I don't want to post my account details & related questions publicly.
If you post to a public forum, then, yes, your posts are viewable by everybody. This is usually a good thing so that others can read the answers to your questions. After all, if you are asking a question, there is a good chance that somebody else has a similar question.
Perhaps you can ask a general question without revealing the stuff that you wish to not reveal?