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Scanning the Feed

This post is a part of a series of articles which addresses the daily tasks and responsibilities of our Group’s Admin Team. To see all of the posts on Admin responsibilities click here.

Every post that is submitted to the Group, as well as every photo that you see on the feed, has been closely examined by a Moderator to ensure that it corresponds to the Community’s rules, concept and loving nature.

Unfortunately, we’ve been noticing a trend in which, after the posts are approved and published, some Members are editing their own posts by adding texts and photos that are in violation of the rules.

For example, we have seen political statements that were added to posts after publication. On others, we have seen commercial solicitation added. And so on and so on…

Rule 16 of our Group, titled “Editing Posts After Publication”, asks Members the following:

“Refrain from editing posts after Moderator approval with content that breaches the Rules. Doing so might lead to Member removal. We advise Members not to edit their posts after publication.

The above-mentioned trend risks our Project’s main concepts, decreases Member-satisfaction, and creates an unnecessary workload for our Team.

Normally, the role of the Moderators hasn’t included regular scanning of the feed. In response to the above-mentioned trend, and to keep the Group’s standard of quality, we have decided to broaden Moderator responsibility, by adding to the workload the inspection of the feed in search of posts that have been edited after publication in ways that violate the rules.

Edited posts may be tracked by using the “View edit history” function on each post.

This post-publication editing undermines our Project in the following ways:

1. It displays on the feed content that is contradictory to the experience our Members expect from the Group. It has a serious impact on the atmosphere of our Community.

2. It sparks frustration from Members towards the Admin Team. Some Members assume that Moderators have approved such content, which is not the case at all. They also feel that some content has been approved for others, but was declined for them.

3. Scanning the feed for edited posts adds to the workload of the Moderators, thus increasing the costs of the Project.

So, in simple terms, if there is more our Member would like to share, submitting a new post is the best way to do it. Should a Member decide to edit their published posts (which is something the Team is unable to prevent), it is the individual Member’s responsibility to ensure that the edit adheres to the rules of the Group.

We have also asked our Members for their help and cooperation to resolve this issue, by keeping an eye out for these naughty folks. Should Members see such violations as they look through the feed, they may use the “Report to Admin” function to let us know about it.

Here on the Admin Team, we are committed to making available to all of our Members a safe, peaceful, loving and positive space.

Rule 56:
No Swearing and Offensive Language
Do not use swear words and offensive language on this Group.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Members for helping to keep our environment happy and kind by submitting their wonderful, beautiful content. The content submitted by Members are the essential elements for making this Group the pearl that it is.

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With love, stay safe ❤️

Arik

Arik Zara

By Arik Zara

I am Creator, Project Manager and Moderator of "What do you see from your window?". If you would like to learn more about me, here is a post of my life story in my own words, containing some interesting chapters of my life.

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