Moderation Protocols

Things Category Moderators can do without contacting a Senior Moderator or Administrator first.

Request for Editing Post
(1) If obvious positive intent motivates the editing, do so.
(2) If seems weird, report to moderator PM and two or more moderators in agreement may edit as they see fit.

Poor / Rude Member Behavior
(1) 1st Attempt to redirect the thread to something more positive and productive
(2) 2nd occurrence, PM warning / redirection to Member. FYI comment in moderator PM thread.
(3) 3rd occurrence, Add @Jen_Kay to warning thread.

Complaints of and/or Dangerous / Aggressive / Weird Member Behavior
(1) Report to moderator PM thread.

Complaints of Emotional Affair / Attempted Seduction of Spouse on the Forum
(1) Report to moderator PM thread.

Public Disrespect to Moderators and/or Moderation
(1) Delete offending comment.
(2) PM warning to Member.
(3) FYI comment in moderator PM thread.
(4) If 2nd occurrence in response to warning, add @Jen_Kay to the PM warning.

Insulting Remarks about Jennifer Kay and/or negative statements about MMSL/Athol on the basis of Jennifer’s character or behavior.
(1) Immediately PM to moderator thread.

Thread Going Off Topic
(1) Direct thread back to topic.
(2) Second occurrence of derailment by same member. PM moderator thread to split thread.

Thread Turning into Chaos
(1) Close the thread.
(2) Message in the moderator PM thread.

Non-Sanctioned Comments and Threads (BDSM et al)
(1) PM the member the comment policy links.
(2) Delete the entire comment / offending part of the comment as moderator sees fit.
(3) Close the thread if the entire thread is non-sanctioned and state why / link to commenting policy.

Request for Individual Advice Via PM
(1) Encourage member to bring question to the main forum, and/or seek to use the coaching option.

 

Things Senior Moderators can do without contacting an Administrator first.

Activity Page Review
(1) Review Activity Page for new members, spam accounts, avatar changes etc.

Obvious Spammer
(1) Ban the IP address.
(2) Delete the spam account plus all content.

Requested Name Change
(1) Change the User Name
(2) FYI comment in moderator PM thread

Thread in Wrong Category
(1) Move the thread to appropriate category

General Chaos / Multiple Threads / Confusion
(1) Split thread derailments into new thread.
(2) Merge threads to simplify them.

Request for Post / Thread Deletion
(1) If obvious positive intent motivates the deletion, do so. Express to the member the importance of comment threads to the health of the forum.
(2) If seems weird, report to moderator PM and two or more moderators in agreement may delete as they see fit. Express to the member the importance of comment threads to the health of the forum.

Request for Free/Silver Membership Deletion
(1) Clarify with member why it’s needed. Attempt to reassure upset member, but don’t beg them to stay if they simply wish to leave / are playing for attention.
(2) Post comment in moderator PM thread.
(3) Second moderator agreement to delete membership without needing input from Jennifer Kay.

Request for Gold Membership Deletion
(1) Clarify with member why it’s needed. Attempt to reassure upset member, but don’t beg them to stay if they simply wish to leave / are playing for attention.
(2) PM Jennifer Kay.

Poor / Rude Member Behavior
(1) 1st Attempt to redirect the thread to something more positive and productive
(2) 2nd PM warning / redirection to Member. FYI comment in moderator PM thread.
(3) 3rd Add Jennifer Kay to warning thread.

Complaints of and/or Dangerous / Aggressive / Weird Member Behavior
(1) Review behavior, including PM logs.
(2) Report findings in moderator PM thread.
(3) Two or more moderators in agreement to temporarily ban member may do so without further input from Jennifer.
(4) Jennifer to review temporary bans as she can, typically within 24 hours.

Disrespect to Moderators and/or Moderation
(1) Delete offending comment.
(2) PM warning to Member.
(3) FYI comment in moderator PM thread.
(4) If 2nd occurrence in response to warning, automatically Seven Day Ban member without needing further input from Jennifer.

Insulting Remarks about Jennifer Kay and/or negative statements about MMSL/Athol on the basis of Jennifer’s character or behavior.
(1) Immediately ban the member account.
(2) FYI to moderator PM thread.

Non-Sanctioned Comments and Threads (BDSM et al)
(1) PM the member the comment policy links.
(2) Delete the entire comment / offending part of the comment as moderator sees fit.
(3) Close the thread if the entire thread is non-sanctioned and state why / link to commenting policy.

Complaints of Emotional Affair / Attempted Seduction of Spouse on the Forum
(1) Investigate the PM threads for proof of allegation.
(2) Report findings to moderator PM thread.
(3) Administrator to make decision about parties involved.

Shared Accounts
(1) Couples sharing an account need to be instructed to get separate accounts.

Multiple Accounts
(1) Sockpuppeting multiple accounts to troll, spam or otherwise disrupt the forum, ban the IP address and all associated accounts.
(2) Multiple accounts for benign member, PM all accounts to choose a single member account.
(3) Creation of second account for banned member. Ban the IP address without further input needed from Jennifer.

Request for Individual Advice Via PM
(1) Encourage member to bring question to the main forum, and/or seek to use the coaching option.

 

Administrators

Administrators may amend the above as they see fit. They make final decisions about revoking Gold Memberships.

Bannings are typically either Seven Days or Permanent.