Back for what I intend to be my last Meta Tutorial for now (I apologize I’ve made many but have had a lot I wanted to say for a while now).
When we move a topic, it is because it has been placed in the wrong spot. See this tutorial for the descriptions of what should go where:
Why don’t we just ignore them and let mods do it?
The moderators (Those with the shields next to their names) have better things to do than re-categorizing topics. They have flags to sort through, issues to deal with, they have a personal life. That is why we exist-to do the small work for them (Kind of like an assistant). So each time you insist on having a moderator do it for you, keep in mind you’re taking away their time that could be spent on something more productive.
We are encouraged to move topics for them, with at least one example that I can remember saying that it helps them with their job in the forums.
However, sometimes we make mistakes (We’re humans after all). I cannot make a hard and fast rule because I am not a moderator, but I would suggest PMing the person who edited your topic explaining why you think the move was unjustified. I personally accept PMs-I’ll let the other regulars determine if they want to receive PMs about the moves (I highly suggest you do because they have right to refute a move).
Lastly, please understand that when we move a topic of yours, it’s nothing personal, we are not trying to make you feel bad, feel stupid, etc. We are trying to keep the forum in order and to make sure everything is put in its corresponding spot. Thank you for understanding and reading.
Note: Regarding changing topic titles, I rarely change topic titles but if I do, it is usually because the original title is not descriptive enough for the post or because of a series of typos that make it hard to understand. Others may change the title to make it fit the Events category topic title guidelines or for their own reasons. Please don’t take offense to this too.
Disclaimer: I am not a mod but a regular who wants to make the other regulars and the mods lives easier.