Buh!i'm very fond of badger as a personal friend, but don't think the history of his actions on this board make him suitable to be moderator.
Oh and Chai Guy as someone to consider whenever consideration is considered.
as Mark Morford once wrote: "All raging imbecilic grunting machismos are easily mollified by the presence of grace and intuition and the delicate arch of a graceful spine."Some of the more effective moderator actions are done off-line in PMs. If someone gets called to the carpet over their behavior, it can be less embarrassing and involve less drama if those actions are taken away from public view.
Falls in with Trey's comment "agreed that moderators should achieve as much as possible by way of persuasion and finagling, and should probably be chosen for their ability to do so and reluctance to resort to other measures"
I think everyone should know who the moderator is. If there's a dispute or if one just wants to explain one's reasoning for writing a post that was edited I think its appropriate to be able to engage the person and not some man behind the cutain.i wonder if moderators wouldn't prefer to remain anonymous (ie, have different login for their moderator self) that would allow them to also participate in their own conversational way without the baggage of the title of moderator.
yes, this is what i pictured as well. a team. it's so much easier to have people to back you up.III wrote:i'd expect there to be a team of moderators who cooperate, rather than simply distributing responsibilities.
HUH?Captain Fuckwit wrote: how to cope with a over-proliferating user like DVD Burner without censoring him or her. He'd be welcome to boing-boing his brains out
Offer Fauxeplayans. Hm. Darling Billy. RedWingFootPrint. Nautius Maximus. 2BFree. ButtFunGUSBreath. FlirtyGurl. FlatChestXPo.spectabillis wrote:Observation: This is the second time, in almost as many threads, that using peoples specific names as examples has made people feel the need to defend themselves. It will help the topic of discussion if we can keep the personal names out of it for now.
actually, i've been doing admin duties pretty much every day on these boards since sometime in 2000. mostly i get to be helpful behind the scenes, and that's the way (uh-huh) i like it. when the user complaints and tos/cg violations swelled to a unmanagable amount and horrifying quality recently it was challenging for everyone involved. the admin team did our best.III wrote:well, there's yer problem right there. i think the admin actions in the past went from nothing to draconian to quickly.
I think this approach makes sense. I also think that moderators should not have a "sock" to come in under--yes, it'll affect their eplaya experience to be labeled as such, but that doesn't always mean that's a bad thing.let the board run for a while, learn what's working, see what (if anything), and then add moderation