My name is Erica (EBs123) and I am a moderator for GirlsAskGuys. We have received questions regarding our moderation tactics so I will do my best to answer those questions here.
The moderation team’s number one goal is to maintain a caring community where visitors and members alike can get the answers and advice they seek. Offensive content is not welcome on our site because it does not contribute to the quality content it takes to create a caring community. Sexually explicit details are not allowed for two reasons: (1) we welcome members ages 16 + and (2) to put it simply; we are an “R” rated, not “X” rated, site.
As a moderator, I have a pretty good feel for which questions get a bunch of answers and which only get one or two. Questions that have a well written title and are easy to understand always attract more answers. So I’ll also edit content for clarity to help members get more views and responses.
So, as I moderate, I look for content clarity, offensive content and extreme or unnecessary details on sexual topics. I will remove posts if they are offensive, include sexually explicit details or contain so many grammatical errors that it’s hard to understand. I will correct some spelling or grammar mistakes to make it easier to read but if there are too many, I have to remove the entry.
We strive to offer a friendly community for everyone to come to for support, advice, and help on just about any subject. I love seeing people help each other out! It’s a positive atmosphere that anyone can come to for a place to vent, ask embarrassing questions (you can ask anonymously), share experiences and offer insight. In order to keep the positive atmosphere alive, sometimes we do have to edit or remove posts.
GirlsAskGuys is growing rapidly and exciting improvements are constantly being made. To keep up with this growth we may make mistakes from time to time. Please contact us and let us know if you think a post is removed but shouldn’t have been or if you have any other feedback you’d like to share.
This is your community and my job is to help keep it fun, friendly and informative so you’ll continue to enjoy being here!
July 23, 2008 at 9:03 pm girlsaskguys
We are proud to show off the latest Press Coverage on GirlsAskGuys. I had a wonderful conversation with Kurt Greenbaum, Director of Social Media at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he has published a review on GirlsAskGuys.com.
Check it out here!
July 18, 2008 at 11:36 am JenH
It has been a little over a year that GirlsAskGuys has launched and it is stronger than ever. We constantly work on getting new features out the door, and since these are rather subtle changes than, say implementing a brand new functionality, we usually release these changes without the fireworks. I will mention a few of the recent changes here this week.
Hot linking: We thought that it was irritating each time when someone writes a link it would show the full URL, which you cannot click on but instead have to copy the whole damn thing and paste it into the address bar. Instead, whenever you insert a full URL into an answer or a question, it will turn the URL into a clickable link and will name it as “Link”. Example: when you type http://www.abcd.com, it will appear as link and clicking on it will take you to the URL you have typed in.
Now the spammers might think that it is an avenue for them to spam the site in order to get some back links, however, these links are ‘no follow’ so don’t even bother.
Spell Checker: There is now a spell checking option both when submitting a question and an answer. This might especially be useful for those members who ask “Why are my entries removed due to grammar”. Now remember, the removal reason (or reporting reason) “grammar” encompasses all grammatical violations, but by far the most use of this specific remove reason is due to misspellings. And I am not talking about using one abbreviation here and there, or honest mistakes, but those that are so poorly written that it hurts my brain cells to understand what is going on! So feel free to use the spell checker if you think you need some help with spelling errors.
On a side note, those of you who use Internet Explorer as their web browser might want to take a look at Safari or Firefox as they provide built-in spell checkers that underlines the misspelled words as you type along.
Added the title to the URL: We also have added the title of the question to the URL so it makes more sense when you see the URL.
For example; the URL used to look like this:
And now it looks like this:
We are always here thinking of ways to improve your experience with GirlsAskGuys. And the times when we are not doing that, we are implementing what we have thought so far. So keep on sending us your feature requests to help us improve your experience, too.
July 9, 2008 at 5:33 am girlsaskguys