Improving everyones enjoyment of tMP

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by TheMusicMan, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    I guess many of you knew this was coming, and simply wanted to let you know what we are doing in an attempt to continually improve your enjoyment of what we offere here on tMP.

    As tMP continues to grow - in terms of visitors, new memberships, new threads and overall posting rate; the tMP support team are increasingly busy behind the scenes ensuring our rules, policies and guidelines are ahdered to, and that tMP remains the Family Friendly Forum we have become synonymous with. We obviously have a lot more activity to monitor, and have recently recruited the services of four new moderators - each of whom have settled so effectively into their new tMP role - to help to deal with this. However, with our massive increase in activity, unfortunately we also acquire our fair share of members who only wish to spoil things for everyone else. We see an increase of useless and sometimes intentionally offensive posts, made with the sole objective of spoiling peoples enjoyment of tMP.

    Rather than as we have in the past, deal with these posts in a rather time consuming manner, we will now amend our process and instantly remove many more of these inane posts, and deal with troublesome members in a far sterner manner. We have seen an increase recently in reported posts from members who feel certain people have overstepped the mark - this is most certainly not what we want and I am taking action to rid tMP of these troublesome members and their quite pathetic posts.

    Why some people want to abuse tMP and ridicule others on what is after all, a free service, is beyond me and I fail to understand what it is that I or anyone here might have done to deserve this. If people don't like what they see here, then don't visit us... leave... simple as that.

    So, please expect an increase in moved or deleted posts and if at any time you feel your post has been moved without good reason please do contact one of the tMP team at any time. We are here to help, so please contact us with any concerns. To ease reporting of troublesome posts or members, I have added a new function - simply press the red button:) -> [​IMG] and the post will be reported to the tMP team who can deal with it accordingly.

    Thanks all.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2006
  2. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Thanks John!

    ...nil illegitum carborundum .....!
  3. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member


    You have my unadulterated support.

    (Could you have it dry cleaned before you give it back, though. ;))
  4. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Thanks for the info and update John, all very fair and reasonable. :) It is often very much underestimated how much behind-the-scenes work, time and effort that has to go on within any successful online forum community.

    Best wishes to all the team at tMP. :D
  5. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    its such a shame that you have to go to these sort of extreme measures for a few people who can't post responsibly! :(

    Thank you very much John and the team who work soooooooooo hard.... as Matthew said your work is hugely underestimated! If it wasn't for you tMP wouldn't be here! so big big thanks to all the moddy's! :D your all fantastic!
  6. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    With you on this one John:clap:
  7. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    ^ What they said :clap:
  8. Good idea. I've always wondered - do the mods stay up all night to watch for loonies posting trash at unearthly hours?:-?
  9. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    yes, we take shifts

    no of course not ;)
    but we have a mod in the US now!
  10. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Don't need to - we can just as well see the loonies posting trash during the day! ;)
  11. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    I resemble that remark! :biggrin: :tongue:
  12. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Well, DaveR, now that you mention it...

    I suppose it's true :p:p:p
  13. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    Thanks John and all the Mods.
    You do a grand job and are appreciated by the majority.
    That's what we call democracy - eh.:clap:
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    You don't half slag us off!
  15. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    wow i dont know how all of you mods keep up with all of us lot there Millions Of us! whos the mod in the US? and whos the Head Of the Mods??
  16. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    John 'TheMusicMan' is the Owner and one of two administrators, and I believe Robert 'brasscrest' is a US -based mod!
  17. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    oh cool thanks for telling me :tup :biggrin:
  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I always thought it was Roger Daltrey :eek: ;) :oops:
  19. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    they even have their own march;)
    march of the Mods!!!

    welll I thougfht it was funny............... just getting my coat!!!:oops:
  20. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    Is it just me or is there a slight irony in this?