Intelligent Design

Moderation at UD

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Recently a commenter suggested that by not taking moderation action on an inappropriate comment, UD’s moderators had tacitly endorsed it.  I would like to set the record straight on this once and for all.  UD is no one’s day job.  We have no staff.  This is a 100% volunteer effort.  I have a job and my duties at that job ebb and flow.  When I have time, I am more active, both in posting and moderating.  And the converse is also true.  For example, on Monday I am leaving for China on a business trip.  I will be gone for a week and doubt I will have much time for UD during that time.

Therefore, if you see an inappropriate comment about which the commenters have done nothing, make no assumptions whatsoever.  Over 300,000 comments have been posted at UD.  We do not have the resources to monitor each and every comment, and it may well be the case that none of the moderators is aware of the comment.

That said, if anyone believes action should be taken on an especially egregious comment, by all means feel free to contact me, Barry Arrington, at the website linked to my name at the bottom of the website.