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Agreed with the intent.

I'd like to see moderators and editors making an effort to shake off this "kindergarten principal" kind of attitude. Most of the people who post here are grown-ups, and nobody wants to find, at the end of a day of hard work, that some clever boys and girs are messing with their posts.

I'm no saint, I've made some mistakes with excessive moderation in the past. Most of these were driven by the ire provoked by what I perceived as abuse -- but sometimes, particularly at the end of some stressful days, the distinction between real abuse and the feedback of your own frustrations tends to become blurry. I think this is the moment you need to pay attention to -- take a deep breath and reconsider.

One single criterion that I think it's always worth following is the criterion of good faith. If you can find good faith between the lines, have the strength to leave the post alone.

If you don't find good faith, it should be further considered case by case (with the option of course of no action / involvement). My opinion these days is that off-topic etc. posts should be left standing unless they're quantitatively abusive -- many abusive posts in a row by the same author / posts of excessive length lacking justification ("code dump") / an emergence of widespread bad behaviour on the site which demands strong action to restore order and sanity etc.

Another development that I don't like is the "Move to tutorials" consideration trend (on Meditation posts). You shoud assume that if an OP chose to post in the Meditation section he intended his post as a Meditation. You might discuss this with the author, but don't consider -- forceful consideration is the dysfunctional mode of operation of this site, it's the last resort in the case of broken communication.

Now let's go back to the topic of this thread -- retitling. I'm thinking of an algorithm but I don't have the time now to elaborate -- I need to catch the last train. Some short ideas before I go: Talk with the autor first. Respect the tradition of authorship (written word should not be altered). Take forceful action only in case of real abuse.

In reply to Re: Considering nodes for re-titling by calin
in thread Considering nodes for re-titling by VSarkiss

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