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Do we really need this flood of emails?

Last posted Jul 08, 2011 at 10:06AM EDT. Added Jul 07, 2011 at 06:51AM EDT
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Hi guys,

I’m guessing it’s because I’m an entry moderator, but do we really need this flood of emails for every single request and ban on the site?

Last edited Jul 07, 2011 at 06:51AM EDT
Jul 07, 2011 at 06:51AM EDT

You could filter emails if you’d like. Subjects with words containing “x”.

Jul 07, 2011 at 07:16AM EDT

Yeah, I just filter my emails and read them when I want.

Jul 07, 2011 at 09:46AM EDT

I definitely like having notifications so I can get a detailed look at site activity.

But yeah, due to the flood of emails, I have filters up on my @knowyourmeme address, which really only handles KYM notifications and the occasional user email anyway.

Maybe there can be a place to set up which notifications you wish to receive? Or to just check them on the site?

Jul 07, 2011 at 11:19AM EDT

I, too, have filters going on right now:

Is it feasible to work out a system like this, though?

Send these e-mails to the to sitemods email:
- Ban (just straight-up banning, not the deactivations or spam deletions)
- Moderator bznz (Like “New Episode up”)

And for everything else, set up a “collective inbox” hosted on the site with stuff categorized as latest deactivations/spambots, editorship requests, suggestions. There wouldn’t be a password per se, but you’d need to be a mod to get in.

That way, if Brad took care of an editorship request, for example, he could mark it as read, and the rest of us could ignore it.

I have no idea how technically annoying this system might be, though.

Jul 07, 2011 at 02:02PM EDT

Definitely an entry moderator thing. As a forum moderator, I get a dozen e-mails from KYM on a busy week.

I didn’t realize you get e-mails asking for editorship, that seems like something you should have on the site in a sort of “dashboard”. Maybe even most of this stuff.

Jul 07, 2011 at 10:11PM EDT

I made a rule in Outlook to take all emails to the trash

Jul 08, 2011 at 08:12AM EDT

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