Some implications for social media posts

Other News, Views and topics.

Moderators: DLRA, Rob Carroll, OLDtimer, outbacktrev, Peter Noy

Post Reply
DLRA
Site Admin
Posts: 1563
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:03 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Some implications for social media posts

Post by DLRA »

There has been a recent ruling here in Australia where the owner or administrator of a forum or Facebook or similar will be held responsible for anything derogatory publish on that medium.
This is very similar to a problem that I personally faced back in 2003 which cost me considerably financially and also the ability for me to enjoy of my interests.

As I see it we have couple of options here, one is to close the forum down another is to make it private and a third is to force any posts to first be approved by an administrator or moderator.
The first 2 options drastically reduce the ability of a forum to promote and benefit the club. Only the third option gives us the security we need and still provide access.

Any comments?

PS I still don't know how to handle the Facebook thing yet.
Keep the shiney side up........
DLRA WebMaster / Editor
User avatar
DLRA 112
Member
Posts: 424
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:33 pm
Location: Castlemaine.

Re: Some implications for social media posts

Post by DLRA 112 »

Having followed Greg with the incident in 2003 and doing my best as a DLRA member to help Greg run this forum I fully support what ever the final decision is. I would not like to see it go but at the same time I would not like to see Greg or the DLRA have to go in the same direction or have to deal with an outcome from anything like that after the 2003 incident.

I vote for the whole forum to be private and available to DLRA members only. We do see the odd spammer and scammer on this forum and I try my best to remove them as fast as I can.

As for Facebook I do not use the site and have my own issues that have led me to be wary of identity theft via that site.
Member DLRA 112.
ramblingboy42
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:59 am

Re: Some implications for social media posts

Post by ramblingboy42 »

This situation is affecting every forum in Australia and rightly so. I have been a member , constantly active for over 10 yrs , of possibly Australia's most successful and professionally run forum , that being the Aulro forum, Australian Land Rover Owners. The forum is privately owned and managed by an elite team of administrators and moderators. I am quite sure that you could contact Dave (Inc) and discuss with him the successful changes he has made to comply with new rulings.You may use my name as reference as Dave knows me over the years . It isn't doom and gloom if all members using your forum abide by your rules , in fact the forum is likely to improve in it's content . Good Luck.
User avatar
AuotonomousRX
Posts: 727
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Location: Eyre Peninsula SA

Re: Some implications for social media posts

Post by AuotonomousRX »

I hope we don't have to shut the Forum down. Approving posts is the option I support, but it is also another job that needs to be done.

Ramblingboy's suggestion make sense, see what others are doing.

I just re read the Guidelines and we can all do our part by simply following our own rules.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=391

Pete :)
Still trying to decide if I am a procrastinator

Pete :?
DLRA #866
User avatar
DLRA 112
Member
Posts: 424
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:33 pm
Location: Castlemaine.

Re: Some implications for social media posts

Post by DLRA 112 »

What concerns me is the posters that join up and post rubbish. Some times these posts offend and it may be some one that sees the post that is not a member. I do my best to ban spam on this forum.

If we have to approve every post before it is made visible that does create a lot of work.

Other forums outside of Australia are just a little confused by the new rulings as to how it affects the running of the forum in day to day management.
Member DLRA 112.
BIG GAZ
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Some implications for social media posts

Post by BIG GAZ »

Sorry I am a bit late to the discussion.
I think it would be a good idea to just have fully paid members being able to post but anyone being able to view. I have been a member for 15 years and I think it is a great way of us keeping up to date with what is happening in the club.
Gaz
Stayt`ie
Posts: 1033
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 11:47 pm
Location: Mackay

Re: Some implications for social media posts

Post by Stayt`ie »

BIG GAZ wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:34 pm Sorry I am a bit late to the discussion.
I think it would be a good idea to just have fully paid members being able to post but anyone being able to view. I have been a member for 15 years and I think it is a great way of us keeping up to date with what is happening in the club.
Gaz
Im with Gary on this,,

We must keep this site,, for me FB is much to disjointed in accessing and trying to keep abreast of DLRA "real" information due to all the other non club related stuff that gets posted,, (try finding something from a week back, let alone a cuppla months back, almost impossible),, at least on here there is a navigated parth to whatever one is lookin for :)
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,
Post Reply