Group Membership, Moderation, & Mayhem.

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Group Membership, Moderation, & Mayhem.

Tom Witt
Ken Hastie has been a member here since March-2002, and inherited the group ownership a short time  after that.

I have been a member here since Feb-2001, and volunteered to help with administrative duties shortly after Ken became owner/administrator. I've been performing moderator tasks ever since. Quite active in those earlier years, but over the past few, I've just been quietly moderating messages, managing user statuses, and addressing group issues behind the scenes. I've not really been taking part in daily conversations and only jump in every once in a blue moon when issues come up (like a spammer, or member dispute, or explosive oil thread).

I THINK Ken is technically still here, but mentally/emotionally/socially/metaphysically tapped out. Hehe... and I'm just barely here.

I still own a Trophy, but I essentially wore it out. It has been parked in my basement workshop for the past few years as a shrine. I don't follow any Trophy or Triumph groups religiously, and keeping up with the moderator duties for this group has become increasingly difficult over the years with changes that YahooGroups have made from time to time. So with that said...

I have made the group postings completely UN-moderated. Posts by new members were previously moderated, until a moderator could switch that user to a 'normal' status. That has become fairly difficult to keep up with, AND it doesn't always work correctly. That method has always been a pretty good safeguard against spammers. Now being unmoderated, spammers have that ability again. IF we come under attack, someone please let me know and I will address it.
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Re: Group Membership, Moderation, & Mayhem.

slovcan
 Hi Tom,
First, THANK YOU for working all this time behind the scenes. I had no idea and certainly appreciate it. I sort of fell off the radar, too. I will try to stick my head in the door on occasion.
Cheers,Glenn
    On Saturday, August 10, 2019, 06:52:01 p.m. GMT+2, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
    
Ken Hastie has been a member here since March-2002, and inherited the group ownership a short time after that.

I have been a member here since Feb-2001, and volunteered to help with administrative duties shortly after Ken became owner/administrator. I've been performing moderator tasks ever since. Quite active in those earlier years, but over the past few, I've just been quietly moderating messages, managing user statuses, and addressing group issues behind the scenes. I've not really been taking part in daily conversations and only jump in every once in a blue moon when issues come up (like a spammer, or member dispute, or explosive oil thread).

I THINK Ken is technically still here, but mentally/emotionally/socially/metaphysically tapped out. Hehe... and I'm just barely here.

I still own a Trophy, but I essentially wore it out. It has been parked in my basement workshop for the past few years as a shrine. I don't follow any Trophy or Triumph groups religiously, and keeping up with the moderator duties for this group has become increasingly difficult over the years with changes that YahooGroups have made from time to time. So with that said...

I have made the group postings completely UN-moderated. Posts by new members were previously moderated, until a moderator could switch that user to a 'normal' status. That has become fairly difficult to keep up with, AND it doesn't always work correctly. That method has always been a pretty good safeguard against spammers. Now being unmoderated, spammers have that ability again. IF we come under attack, someone please let me know and I will address it.
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Tom D.
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On Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:51 PM, [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Ken Hastie has been a member here since March-2002, and inherited the group ownership a short time  after that.

I have been a member here since Feb-2001, and volunteered to help with administrative duties shortly after Ken became owner/administrator. I've been performing moderator tasks ever since. Quite active in those earlier years, but over the past few, I've just been quietly moderating messages, managing user statuses, and addressing group issues behind the scenes. I've not really been taking part in daily conversations and only jump in every once in a blue moon when issues come up (like a spammer, or member dispute, or explosive oil thread).

I THINK Ken is technically still here, but mentally/emotionally/socially/metaphysically tapped out. Hehe... and I'm just barely here.

I still own a Trophy, but I essentially wore it out. It has been parked in my basement workshop for the past few years as a shrine. I don't follow any Trophy or Triumph groups religiously, and keeping up with the moderator duties for this group has become increasingly difficult over the years with changes that YahooGroups have made from time to time. So with that said...

I have made the group postings completely UN-moderated. Posts by new members were previously moderated, until a moderator could switch that user to a 'normal' status. That has become fairly difficult to keep up with, AND it doesn't always work correctly. That method has always been a pretty good safeguard against spammers. Now being unmoderated, spammers have that ability again. IF we come under attack, someone please let me know and I will address it.

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Phil Smith
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Tom and Ken

Long time hear about things.  I lurk on the edges and miss the Trophy a lot and not.

I miss the ride and the handling of the bike.  Not missed is the carbs and general working on the remove and replace plastics.  I will continue to lurk and glad to see it’s still in a family.

I did sell the T to a guy in New Zealand in 2009 and bought a 2005 Rocket III.  The Rocket group is also going through aging growth.  And the hackers and discontents.

Age and orthopedics keep my in a constant challenge to ride of get laid up.  This year has been a year of laid up.  Replaced Knees/Shoulder and two finger problems.  Arthritis has taken a toll on my body.

Continue to ride and safe journeys.



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Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Group Membership, Moderation, & Mayhem.





Ken Hastie has been a member here since March-2002, and inherited the group ownership a short time after that.

I have been a member here since Feb-2001, and volunteered to help with administrative duties shortly after Ken became owner/administrator. I've been performing moderator tasks ever since. Quite active in those earlier years, but over the past few, I've just been quietly moderating messages, managing user statuses, and addressing group issues behind the scenes. I've not really been taking part in daily conversations and only jump in every once in a blue moon when issues come up (like a spammer, or member dispute, or explosive oil thread).

I THINK Ken is technically still here, but mentally/emotionally/socially/metaphysically tapped out. Hehe... and I'm just barely here.

I still own a Trophy, but I essentially wore it out. It has been parked in my basement workshop for the past few years as a shrine. I don't follow any Trophy or Triumph groups religiously, and keeping up with the moderator duties for this group has become increasingly difficult over the years with changes that YahooGroups have made from time to time. So with that said...

I have made the group postings completely UN-moderated. Posts by new members were previously moderated, until a moderator could switch that user to a 'normal' status. That has become fairly difficult to keep up with, AND it doesn't always work correctly. That method has always been a pretty good safeguard against spammers. Now being unmoderated, spammers have that ability again. IF we come under attack, someone please let me know and I will address it.



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Tom Witt
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Correction. Ken has been around since 2000.

I've run into a speed bump. I have turned off the message moderation for the group which allows anyone new to post freely. However, our previous method of moderation is still lingering. Previously, when I new member joined the group, they were automatically placed in a moderation setting. Once a post was made (and you were deemed to be a real person, not a spammer), your status was changed to UN-moderated. As it turns out, ALL of those settings still apply, Unless you've been given a green flag, you're still moderated. There is no easy way of fixing EVERY user status, and thanks to YahooGroup's great wisdom, it needs to be done one by one. Geez.... All users who have joined since 2010, have been reset. I'm still working on the others.

Ken has recently handed group ownership over to me. I will eventually be looking to anoint a new King myself so that I can retire. Probably aughta add a couple new knights to help out too.

Tom