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Q:MODS - I think # is a response to #. I could be wrong, but it seems to be.
A: I looked at it, and you’re most likely right, but it’s still pretty iffy. I err on the side of the user, so I’m leaving it up for now. Thank you for bringing it to my attention though.
Q:MODS: why do you post Google-able questions in the question of the day section??
A: Because in office I don’t get much to choose from. Want more interesting questions? Post them :)
Q:MODS I posted a confession about 2 women here (in my area) in their 50's/60's who are disliked/liked.. I think someone thought it was about people here (the site) but! it was not. Don't ban me
A: Okay. Just be more specific when you throw words like “here” in your confession. Try at work, or at wherever you know them. Here sounds like... here.
Q:MODS: what happened to my confession about the hole in my jeans??
A: It was posted as a talk of the day. It didn’t get posted the day you confessed it because it was a question, not a confession.
Q:dear mods...my last confession about my summer fling and dropping out of school was meant to be posted on the mom board and not here. Sorry :)
A: No problem! Just retype it to the mom board, and I’ll remove it from this board.
Q:Hi MODS, can you fix the sign up form? please and thank you!!!
A: I’ve taken a look at it, and everything seems to be working fine. What problems were you running into?
Q:MODS : I just confessed number 687772. Can you please stop it from going through. I will re-confess in the body section where it belongs and leave comments open. My kid hit the button. Thanks
A: Will do!
Q:Mods - post 124572 is a direct response to 124533.
A: Thanks for the heads up.
Q:MODS - truu124686 on Wife & 85893 on military wives are the exact same confession. It doesn't seem to be posted on the other channels.
A: Thanks for the heads up. I’ll remove the duplicate.
Q: MODS - the poster whose mom died due to complications after her amputations...she must be suffering terribly. Please remove her confession as the 'feature'. It must be awful for her to log in and see it there time after time. I know it would be for me. She may not be logging in, I realize, but should she....I doubt she'd want to see it as a reminder. She wrote it while her mom was still alive and suffering.
Thanks for pointing that out. Today is the day the website changes featured confessions so it won’t be up anymore, but to that poster, my heart goes out to you. She posted this today:
I would like to thank the editor of this website for picking my confession as editor's pick.It means so much to me & i hope i can help someone out there that has this horrible disease to take care of themselves. i truly do believe he was trying to get me prepared for the worst over these past 3 weeks.im ok at the moment her funeral is tonite.I still have to have faith that she isn't suffering anymore & she is up there w/all my family having a great fucking party without us.LOVE YA MA see ya in a few hundred years.
Q:MODS please post that last confession about people without kids. I've been wanting to bring it up for a while now, and I think it's a good time. I just want people to see another viewpoint on the whole people without kids on the mom board thing. Thanks :)
A: It didn’t violate any rules. I let it through.
Q:Mods: 687978 is someone trying to stir up stupid drama from the FB group. Gah! Can you remove it?
A: Will do, thanks for the heads up
Q:Mods: Isn't there a rule against advice confessions? If I wanted self help advice, I'd browse that section in Amazon, not Truu...
A: There is, with the exception of the talk of the day. That’s one confession per weekday that’s allowed through seeking advice.
Q:MODS - can we please put to death the premises-from-movies-and-TV-shows-masquerading-as-confessions BS? It's really annoying and cluttering up the board with stupidity.
Q: MODS Some idiot is 'confessing' story lines from TV shows and moves. I've only red 2 pages of confessions and found 3 already. 687860-My Best Friends Wedding, 687869-Big Bang, 687861-Some Robin Williams movie I forget the name of. I'm sure there are more too, someone must be really bored today. (BTW, I'm number dyslexic so I hope I managed to type the right numbers for you.)
A: Okay. I thought they were pretty funny at first, but it’s been overdone now.
Q:MODS: I also think its a great idea to have an Off-Topic board where posts don't have to be real confessions. In THAT board, politics and opinions could be fair game, and people who WANT to participate in that stuff could go there instead of clogging up the confessional.
A: I absolutely agree.
Q:MODS: I like the way the site is now, especially the fact that comments ONLY have a "MeToo" button. There are people here who would get "downvoted" and flamed for just about every comment just because they're not well liked. It's nice to have a "MeToo" button on comments so you know when people agree with you. And if people disagree, then they can respond with an actual comment and stand behind their opinion with their screenname. Then if THEIR comment gets lots of MeToo's, the previous commenter will know that there are plenty of people who have a different opinion.
A: Thanks for your feedback, I’ll pass it along to the new owner. That’s a great point.
Q:MODS: I think you guys should be very careful about adding more button options on confessions. "LOL" would be a terrible button if people clicked it on a confession about considering suicide for example. "Ugh" and "BS" are too similar to "OMG" and could also cause hurt to the OP if it's a sensitive confession. You should always consider unintended consequences.
A: You’re right. We’ve worked hard to keep our feedback buttons kind of ambiguous because this is supposed to be a place to come for support. I do like the idea of a hugs button though.
Q:Dear mods: my confession was made editors pick the other day (flaking friend dilemna), the disappeared. Thats fine, but why couldnt it be kept in rotation so I could at least get any feedback there might be. Sorry it wasnt interesting enough. Thanks.
A: The editors pick changes every other day (except for holidays). It was no reflection on how interesting your confession was.
Q:Hey Mods I think you do a great job 99.9% of the time, I really do! With regard to Truudads, it came up quite a long time ago and we were told it WAS under consideration for reinstatement so I am curious whether it will be making a return. I think it was incredibly short sighted to remove it. I love hearing the male point of view, good bad or indifferent. We women have the same 'scoundrel' thoughts and comments men do. So I'd like to know if and when and why it will or will not be reinstated.
A: We were for sale at the time, so Romi wasn’t going to make any major changes to the site, but it was under consideration because that suggestion was the first one that was sent to the new owner. They’re getting a feel for how the site runs now before making any major changes. I will forward your suggestion to them.
Q:Mods: 687453....really? How does this get through?
A: Ugh, no clue. It’s been removed.
Q:MODS please can we move healthcare posts to the blog?
A: If it’s still going on by Monday, yes.
Q:MODS can we drop the obesity and nitpicking posts on overweight people?
Q:MODS confession 687454 in the mom section is a response to a comment in an earlier confession where someone stated that some people think they have more important things to spend their mom=ney on than lifesaving medical treatment. I think it was the confession about the USA being the only rich country where no everyone recieves medical care
A: It’s been removed. Thanks for the heads up.