bossman (19th January 2010)
One thing we have also said is that if someone feels that something is wrong then there is no reason why they cannot make another thread or like we have had in the past problems with the advert i.e. Spelling, Error etc then just a simple PM to the OP would be fine as i am sure they would prefer that then shouting it out in public.
.... am i contradicting myself now lol!
Last edited by EduTech; 19th January 2010 at 09:27 AM.
We should also bear in mind that members will be applying for these jobs and debating whether the wage is appropriate or not directly under the advert could be demoralising for them.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that personally, the thread containing the job ad IS the place for discussing it, otherwise we could end up with loads of different threads all about one job. Healthy discussion regarding a job opportunity is a good thing. Obviously, anyone becoming rude or flaming is out of order but that can (and will) happen in any thread. If the OP gets upset, surely a simple PM to a mod to have a post removed or a PM to the person who has stepped out of line would be better than locking threads which just dicsourages discussion of a vacancy.
Someone stating they think the pay for a job is rubbish is someone's opinion - to someone else that job may be fantastic. Unless foul or abbusive language is used I personally feel this is not a problem. There is too much sensitivity around sometimes and not enough 'telling you how it is' attitude.
That is the way we are thinking - it is not that fair discussion cannot take place AT ALL, just that a jobs forum is just that. I take the point about lots of threads about the same job, but if the poster titled his thread properly, this should be limited.
Also, if the OP wishes to modify or explain something in the job thread - sometimes it gets buried under all the comment, or appears way down on page 4 so anyone studying the job might miss it.
I say again, and sorry if there has been misunderstanding - reasoned discussion, without abuse or flaming, is absolutely fine and not a problem at all, just not in what is, in effect, an advert thread
Not the same token at all.
The main issue here isn't about job advert discussion.
It's more the fact that the discussion rarely adds value and is quite often discouraging. This will only lead to less people wanting to post job adverts here, and that will be detrimental for our members.
If you were interested in a job only to see it shot down by your peers you would be discouraged - right?
Anyone asking for more DIRECT information can just PM or email the OP.
(side note: this is my 2000th post, wooo!)
Ok, I can see both sides to this. The problem stems from the job adverts being posted in a forum, which is as a place for discussion and so people feel aggrieved at not being able to comment, which I can fully understand. If we only had forums where people had to agree with ethe opening post, the this would be a boring place!
Basically the site is trying to use a forum for job vacancies adverts, which on other sites would not be done in a forum. I can understand why this has been done as the site is fundamentally based around the forums and it would have been difficult to do anything else. Maybe the solution is to take the vacancies section out of the forums and have a seperate section like we have for direct support. This would avoid confusion.
I know in VB4, you can give the permissions for thread locking in a x forum to the op...
Have you had a look? because I wasn't under the impression permissions had been reworked in 3.8>4
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