Skinner ADMIN (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-13-10 01:48 PM
The Ask The Administrators forum is back.
We just opened the new Ask The Administrators forum. You can find it listed along with all of our other forums -- look right below The DU Lounge. Here's how it works...
The Ask the Administrators forum works like most other forums here on DU, but with some important differences.
Anyone can ask a question in this forum. To do so, just click the "Post" icon at the top of the forum. Fill out the form just as you would elsewhere on DU and click the "Submit" button to post.
Your question will not appear immediately. A placeholder for your thread will appear in the ATA forum, to show that your question has been successfully submitted. But the text of your question will not be publicly available until it is reviewed and answered by a DU administrator.
Neither you nor anyone else will be able to post replies in your thread until an administrator has posted a response.
Eventually a DU administrator will review your question and post a response. At that point, the text of your question and the text of the administrator's response will both be made public.
The only people who may post replies in a thread are the author of the original question, the DU administrators, and the DU moderators. All other individuals are automatically blocked from posting by our software.
If you are the author of the question that started the thread, you can post a response in the thread after an administrator has responded. When you post a reply, it will appear in the thread immediately.
We wish that it were not necessary to institute these restrictions on this forum. But in the past we learned that some people have a tendency to post in the Ask the Administrators forum when they are very angry, and as a result do not always choose their words carefully.
The DU Administrators are not online all the time, and we believe it is better if particularly unfair or hurtful accusations posted in this forum are not permitted to fester out in the open without a response.
I look forward to answering all of your questions.