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Updated on Thursday, March 5

MODs' updates

METAOMG: We heard some of your feedback and want to provide you with some updates:


  • There is nothing we can do about the security surrounding commenting. Blogger/Google forced it upon us and we can't figure out a way to turn it off.
  • We are looking into improving the search function. Please provide us with more comments on this. We can't quite figure out what is wrong because it works well from our point of view.
  • Quality of the site is what you, the user, make of it. We have a strong stance on having a laissez-faire approach to moderating posts - freedom of speech comes before all else. In the past few months, our post rate for OMGs has been around 90%. 
Feel free to comment here regarding the site. We will take them into consideration and work towards improving OMGUW. 

Luv,
MODs. 

9 comments

  1. its all good mods, keep up the good work.

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  2. Wouldn't mind more frequent updates, but the last month or two has seen some improvement on that front.

    While I'm cool with the laissez-faire approach to moderation, posts that mention individuals by name (who are not public figures like celebrities, elected politicians, or elected student representatives/execs) or launch into ad-hominem attacks of ANY person mentioned by name, should be deleted faster than it takes for me to jerk off after watching a wet t-shirt contest at the beach.

    All's well though. Keep up the good work!

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    1. ^censorship. We should stay able to post on issues on many UW people such as central or senior staff, or those who've made themselves relevant to the wider UW community.

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    2. Agree with 2a. This site is the only way I find out about some things I really need to know about some important campus issues. Things Imprint isn't allowed to be critical of the administration about. We have enough ineffective and cleaned-up information sources without omguw tying its own hands.

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    3. Agree with 2a. This site is the only way I find out about some things I really need to know about some important campus issues. Things Imprint isn't allowed to be critical of the administration about. We have enough ineffective and cleaned-up information sources without omguw tying its own hands.

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    4. 2c/a. (2 here) that's completely fair - I left out 'senior administration' by mistake. Figures like the Deans, the President, the Vice-Presidents, etc. whose names are 'commonly known' on this campus are completely fair game to mention. I'd even go so far as to say that referring to professors by name is acceptable, in the context of what they do (i.e. "Prof Smith's 9am class").

      But, for instance, a post from a while back which called out one of the campus dentists by name (first AND last) was completely inappropriate, for two reasons. 1) The campus dentist is NOT as an individual a common campus figure (that is to say, most people wouldn't know who that was unless I clarified). 2) The post was an ad-hominem attack (I seem to recall it called her a moron and a fraud, or something like that), which served no purpose but to demean her as an individual.

      It's THOSE cases I want to see moderated more heavily.

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    5. Since the dentist gives a service to a lot of students this is relevant to the wider campus and we should be able to rate and review. We're not going to hear about this anywhere else and there must be accountability.

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  3. "freedom of speech" doesn't mean no moderation on the internet it means a government can't stop you from saying what you want... i think omguw would do well to stop posting anything that's clearly racist, homophobic, misogynistic, etc.

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  4. Thanks mods for all ur hardwork!!!!

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