Recently Dinesh Divekar pointed out to me as to how CiteHR was no longer showing up for many of the major HR keywords.

So I did some digging and as it turns out with the recent Google Algorithm update, sites are ranked as per the signals they give out. The kind of content that exists - the amount of quality monitoring. So basically anything that exists on the site is now used as a signal of the quality of the network.

Unfortunately, because of this we've had to take the harsh step of removing a lot of material from the HumoR Section. I mean tens of thousands of threads.

Our core goal is to help professionals improve in their work - if anything effects our ability to work towards that goal, it has to be disallowed from now and in the future.

So my request to all moderators is that please keep track of what is being shared on the HumoR and other general discussion forums.

Also, it would be great to have some more volunteer moderators who have been active members in the community. If you want to take this role up please review the link in my signature. It doesn't really add much trouble - just gives you the power to remove threads or user accounts.



From India, Gurgaon

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I was really waiting for this kind of initiative and action since a long time and finally i can expect a good result soon. And for this i sincerely would like to express my thanks to you Mr Sid (CHR) and Mr Dinesh Divekar and to all moderators and member who has shown their interest and support in this regard
"Our core goal is to help professionals improve in their work - if anything effects our ability to work towards that goal, it has to be disallowed from now and in the future"

From India, Gurgaon

What is strange is that it took the removal of just 9 user accounts to clear out the forum from those kinds of posts.
Of over 27 Lakh accounts - just 9. I am still reviewing the forum though.

From India, Gurgaon

The HumoR section had become a sort of a role playing forum - which can be quite addictive. But just imagine the amount of time wasted (possibly at work) if those users were posting 20-30 posts a day.

It was a major issue at many points - but till now it never effected the overall influence of the community. The HumoR section was removed from the recent and index pages - so it remained kind of like the underground of this community.

But as I mentioned this is now an issue with the signals we send out to Google. If it's not controlled the community will pretty much collapse.

One other issue that came to the forefront because of AON Hewitt, was the realisation that many of the old members who grew in their career while being part of CiteHR, were no longer coming to the site.

For this we are going to start a new section called "The Industry Secrets & Insights", which will be a premium forum - where only we will post after collecting the material from the contributor.

Only contributors will have life time access to this section and all contributions will be anonymous by default but can be personalised if the member wishes so. We are thinking about various kinds of formats like industry reports, interviews & secret industry incidents for this section.



From India, Gurgaon
Personally and professionally I am happy with the action.
This silly and mindless humor was distorting the focus of this forum.
I was pained but I have learnt in life to IGNORE what I disagree with!
That way I steer clear of all possible frictions that sap energy. But you have no choice.
You have to take cognizance, incur unpleasantness if need be but protect the sanity of citeHR!
I sincerely congratulate for the courage for your stern action!
You have cleaned up the forum, as it were!
October 28, 2012

From India, Pune

what about adding no index no follow for said section in robots.txt file.. after all its crawler which comes to site and collect signals.. hope you know what i mean :) i know a lil bit about web
From India, Delhi
Great Initiative Seniors..!!
Earlier I was very much addicted to Humor section... that time was good.
But now, many members are just making fun of others.. as if they have got license to pull legs of others..
Also we can see Duplicate posts, hahhaa, Smileys...Ids opened with fake names..
Now I can see many threads getting deleted.. Some Changes are Happening

From India, Mumbai

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