the FB group is busier than the forum for SON as a standalone (network is busier as a whole) and it is presenting issues with moderation now that there are over 1000 users in the group.
i see some of you guys complaining about the quality of people in the group and people have made those comments on the forums as well but we can’t pick and chose who buys a 240sx and wants to participate… the last thing i’m going to do it get more selective for resources that are free to use.
that said, people are using the FB groups heavily and the traffic is moving so quickly that you can barely find a post that was made eariler in the day without scrolling down for a half hour.
as for moderation… i’m just going to start deleting any posts that cause issues… we’re not going to spend the time to get to the bottom of every issue… it’s unreasonable to expect that kind of attention.
it is not possible to have a constructive discussion on these matters on FB so we can have that chat here.
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On the subject of adding an Admin to assist with moderation:
All this is going to result in is people getting upset with how that person moderates the groups or the forums. this always happens because people challenge the authority of moderators all the time and for various reasons. In my case you don’t really have that option which makes things pretty cut and dry. Moreover, long term, in my opinion the only people who really maintain a vested interest in the communities are vendors… everyone else gets a new car and moves on from chassis specific communities.
So… imho the only person suitable to be added as an admin on the FB group is Varun, which i am prepared to do and probably will this week.
This maybe presents some conflicts but by and large he’s the only guy people aren’t going to argue with on moderation tactics and he’s the only other person who has been around as long as i have and will continue to show a vested interest in the operation of the forum and the groups.