betsymartian 4:59pm, 28 June 2006
Tips for running your group
Ultimately it is the Admins that decide what the rules are for their group, but if you have been made an admin of a Flickr group, here are some suggestions for keeping your group happy:

Admin Guidelines
If you are the administrator of a group, here are some pointers for creating a thriving community:

Invite your friends and anyone you know who is interested in what you are interested in. Having group members is the first step in having a successful group!

Visit the group frequently. Groups thrive with daily discussion, and with daily responses from other members of the community, in chat and on the discussion boards.

If you don't have time to nurture the group, promote other members to be administrators. This makes it easier for a group to be cultivated and maintained.

Removing and Banning. Here are some general guidelines to help Admins determine how and when to use the Removing and Banning Features.

“Removing” is when a person is removed from a group. They can come back if they want, but some trolls just need a cooling off period and are remorseful when they return.

“Banning” is for the unremorseful trolls who continue to be obnoxious. It means they cannot join the group, or the channel and are banished.

Use this power wisely and sparingly.
If a troll types or posts something offensive, they should be warned.
If they continue their behavior, they should be removed. You can do this from the Admin view of the members list.
If they come back and continue their behavior they should be banned. You can do this from the Admin view of the members list.
Use your best judgement. Sometimes when someone is banned they go and create a new account using another name and rejoin the group. This is fine so long as they don’t continue the prior behavior. Permit them to be someone else. However, if they continue the behavior that got them removed in the first place, it's OK to ban them.
Group Life
Swearing. People ask if it’s OK to swear. It is OK to swear so long as you’re not offending, insulting or harassing anybody.

Porn. Porn, nudity and other such content is not disallowed on Flickr, but it shouldn’t be posted in public areas. (Here's a link to the more general Community Guidelines.)

Trolls. Trolls are people who are just being rude and obnoxious, and are generally trying to offend, shock, harass, abuse or otherwise annoy people. Dealing with such people can often be difficult, but they should not go unwarned, unremoved or unbanned. Trolls can destroy a community, and often this is their goal.

Trolls thrive on attention, and often the best way to deal with them is to completely ignore them. They don't know when they are being ignored, all they know is that no one is responding to their attempts to annoy, harass or offend.

If you find someone annoying or offensive, you can block them. You can always un-block someone if you change your mind later.
betsymartian 12 years ago
According to flickr.

maddog. 12 years ago
I thought you were planning on handing out beats there for a sec
antomic 12 years ago
i dont like beets.
*steve_gobeil* PRO 12 years ago
Nake photos of the admin's is the best way to get the troops quiet.
antomic 12 years ago
i heard maddog is hairy
freekstreet 12 years ago
So, essentially, we are all trolls? it's a group for trolls, huh? This is that place where trolls go when no one responds to their *ahem* witty insights on life?
key lime pie yumyum 12 years ago
To keep the troops in line, you must flog one or two of us on a daily basis. Sundays to be reserved for group floggings.
JuLieT_ PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by JuLieT_ (member) 12 years ago
Is that like... err... spanking??

mlizzy 12 years ago
oooo so many people here like the spanking.........

so Betsy - is the above a warning or a threat ?

or a threatening warning ?
or a friendly reminder of how special and unique A.D.P.A. (E.D.) is ?
maddog. 12 years ago
*puts on special spanking glove*
freekstreet 12 years ago
Fucking press passes.....that will keep us all together.....

this stuff is genius.... I'm going press-passing tonight....
JuLieT_ PRO 12 years ago
Maddog... you have a special spanking glove ??

pixiepie 12 years ago
revertebrate 12 years ago
Somebody said spankings?
freekstreet 12 years ago
I think I should be authorized to conduct the north american spakarama-rama.

pixiepie 12 years ago
Pleeding will get you nowhere....


Bad boy!
'SeraphimC PRO 12 years ago
*stands up and faces group*
Hi there,
My name is Caleb and I am a troll.
I have spent years trying to curb my habit of snarkily and sardonically commenting in response to all the idiots I see posting puerilities, pablum, and intellectual detritus.
But I can't help myself.
In conclusion, you all are a bunch of egotisitcal self-aggrandizing bastards who couldn't think your way out of a paper bag.

Thank you all for listening, you stupid, stupid people.
freekstreet 12 years ago
...moving on....

damn, I like that...
betsymartian 12 years ago
Not threats, warnings or promises, I just saw a link saying "how to keep a happy group" and I thought, oh, my weaklings will love to see that. So I copied and pasted it. But totally cited it so it's not plagarism. So there.
maddog. 12 years ago
Wrong thread then doofy.
JuLieT_ PRO 12 years ago
Hello.... my name is Juliet and I am an alcoholic....
Oh... sorry... wrong group
educated twig [deleted] 12 years ago
I am probably the only mother here so I should be the one to do the spanking.

*pulls out her spanking permit*
*steve_gobeil* PRO 12 years ago
Hey I am a mother too.
revertebrate 12 years ago
I have cats. Does that count as being a mom?
pixiepie 12 years ago
I'm Spartacus.

Doh! I'm in the wrong group too....
JuLieT_ PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by JuLieT_ (member) 12 years ago
No... I am Spartacus
mlizzy 12 years ago
does Spartacus like spankings ?
will i be shunned if I admit to NOT liking spankings ?
pixiepie 12 years ago
No. Spartacus gets crucified.

Damn, have I given away the ending....?
freekstreet 12 years ago
I got ossified.
*steve_gobeil* PRO 12 years ago
Naked pictures of Betsy...That is what we want.
JuLieT_ PRO 12 years ago
No.... !!!
Naked pictures of rugby players... that is what we want
freekstreet 12 years ago
Juliet, do you play rugby???
♥ Nat hamlin 12 years ago
Naked pictures of Betsy playing rugby. With Revertabrate, Juliet, and son of Steve the younger.
*steve_gobeil* PRO 12 years ago
Three women that I want to sleep with and my youngest son. Something is quite wrong there.
freekstreet 12 years ago
Hmm....sounds like some sort of reversal of the Oedipus Complex....

or a really interesting video.
JuLieT_ PRO 12 years ago
Play rugby?
Me ???

Nah... I wear stilettoes and like pink fluffy bunnies and need to call an electrician to change a light bulb....
freekstreet 12 years ago
hmmm...that'll work just fine.
*steve_gobeil* PRO 12 years ago

So many good little time
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