[VOTE] General (Board-Wide) Moderators

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Who are the favorites to add to Moderating staff?

Broomstick
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21%
Bubble Boy
7
3%
Lonestar
41
18%
Stas Bush
65
29%
Coyote
66
29%
 
Total votes: 226

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[VOTE] General (Board-Wide) Moderators

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 02:16pm

Here are the people running:

GENERAL MODSHIPS:
1 -Broomstick (US Central Time Zone)
2 -Bubble Boy (US Mountain Time)
3 -Lonestar (US Eastern Time)
4 -Stas Bush (Russia/Omsk: GMT +6)
5 -Coyote (US Mountain Time)

You can vote for all of them, or just one, if you want. This will be used as a gauge by the Admins to determine general support; remember, Darth Wong and the Governors have final say.

If all the candidates get a lot of vote support, that means they are all popular choices and, in theory, all 5 could be added if they meet the Admins approval. On the other hand, if only one or two get much real support, and the rest only garner a couple votes, then that, too, can help the Admins make some determinations.

Good luck to all candidates!
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Post by Mayabird » 2008-12-08 02:18pm

EDIT: good point.
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Post by Havok » 2008-12-08 02:25pm

I'm sure we can do this anonymously Maybird. No reason to single people out and hurt their feelers any more then when they click the "view" button. :wink:
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Post by The Grim Squeaker » 2008-12-08 03:25pm

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Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 03:26pm

Voted: SPQSDN
Something about Libertarianism always bothered me. Then one day, I realized what it was:
Libertarian philosophy can be boiled down to the phrase, "Work Will Make You Free."


In Libertarianism, there is no Government, so the Bosses are free to exploit the Workers.
In Communism, there is no Government, so the Workers are free to exploit the Bosses.
So in Libertarianism, man exploits man, but in Communism, its the other way around!

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Post by Captain Seafort » 2008-12-08 03:29pm

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Re: [VOTE] General (Board-Wide) Moderators

Post by erik_t » 2008-12-08 03:58pm

Broomstick gets too easily in a huff on many N&P topics, which is understandable but does not befit someone whose explicit person is to moderate a discussion.

Yes for the rest.

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Post by Havok » 2008-12-08 04:11pm

Moderating a discussion doesn't automatically imply someone is involved in the discussion.
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Post by General Zod » 2008-12-08 04:12pm

havokeff wrote:Moderating a discussion doesn't automatically imply someone is involved in the discussion.
If anything, a discussion shouldn't be moderated by someone who's involved in it.
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Post by Havok » 2008-12-08 04:14pm

Agreed. And IIRC the mods on this board are good at stepping back from from threads as Mods if they are involved, while still participating.
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Post by Starglider » 2008-12-08 04:46pm

Voted. Stas Bush really should get this, given that he is both a good, level-headed (usually :) ) debater and he's in a time zone that hardly anyone else can cover.

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Post by X-Ray Blues » 2008-12-08 04:50pm

I made this post on my blog, hoping that one of my millions of loyal readers would post it to the HoC. Then I made an account to post in the HoC. So...yeah. This is too late for the votes in the HoC, but hopefully Mike and my fellow mods will take a look at this, since I can't participate in the debate in the mod forum.
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SWvST: I think Vympel and Ghost Rider can handle this on their own, seeing as it's so low-traffic. If we want another mod in there, I'd recommend Lonestar.
PSW: Coyote has volunteered for this one, so let him have it as a "second" forum. Otherwise, I don't see much need for new mods.
PST: I'd like to keep this slot. I also think Bounty is perfect for this job--I've read some of his criticism of how PST has been modded (which is obviously directed at me), and I think he's dead-on. I haven't been doing my job well enough there. If a third mod is needed, or if The Powers That Be want me elsewhere, Gandalf is a good #2.
FF: Mayabird has put her name forward, and I think she's a fine choice. Incidentally, why isn't Mayabird a Senator? She's smart, she's got her head screwed on straight, and almost everything she posts is relevant and interesting.
OSF: While NecronLord and Fgalkin are already doing a good job here, if we wanted more people, this would be a good fit for GrandMasterTerwyn. Bounty and Mayabird could also take OSF as a second forum, since PST and FF are so low-traffic.
FAN: LadyTevar seems like a natural choice here, in addition to Ghost Rider and her husband. Also, I'd bring in Lonestar. And this is going to come off as biased, but fuck it, she's a good choice: Metatwaddle. She's smart, level-headed, loves fantasy, and she'd have a good tutor.
Fiction Block Mods: I'm somewhat reluctant to recommend brand new mods to be block mods, so for the time being, I'd let NecronLord and SirNitram handle this.

And on the non-fiction side of the board:
SLAM: Surlethe (duh). Also Publius, if he wants the job, and GrandMasterTerwyn.
OT: OT is a good forum for new mods, because it's active and easy. Havokeff wants this one, and he'd be a good fit. Bounty and Mayabird could take OT as a second if OSF is full. Lonestar, Broomstick, and Hotfoot could also take OT as a second forum.
-History: Stas Bush is a natural choice. I'd add Simplicius as a backup and Coyote as a third, if needed.
AMP: AMP is a quiet, well-behaved forum. The only mod I'd add is Simplicius.
N&P: The local firepit. First off, I want a slot here. I would also add Terwyn, Simplicius, Coyote, and Surlethe, plus Stas Bush if we need more firepower (incidentally, if it were up to me, I would elevate those five to mods immediately, even if I couldn't think of any slots for them).
-Famous Threads: Fgalkin is the Keeper of the Lore, isn't he? Let this be his project.
G&C: I'm surprised not to have seen Ace Pace's name brought up for this slot. I'll correct that oversight--I think he'd do a fine job. This forum polices itself pretty well, so I don't think we need anyone else.
-STGOD: Lonestar would be a good choice. Also, if we need another G&C mod, let him take both.
ARSE: I don't need this one anymore, so I'd give my slot to Broomstick.
Nonfiction Block Mods: Myself, Pablo Sanchez, Edi, and Frank Hipper, to start.

Other forums:
Hall of Shame: I'm going to buck the trend and say I don't see any point to restoring the Horsemen. I'd just go ahead and dissolve the position and leave the HoS in the hands of the supermods directly.
The Imperial Senate
: CmdrWilkens (really, did you expect anyone else?). I'd make him chancellor, or, if Mike wants to leave that post for Rob Wilson, Deputy Chancellor in his absence. Also, just by the by, I've read his proposed new Senate rules and I think they're excellent and should be passed as soon as possible. Also, I'd let him have access to the mod forum. He'd be a good voice to have in there.
-House of Commons: Coyote and Hotfoot are doing a fine job here. I'd also give them both access to the mod forum, if they don't already have it.
The Coliseum: Simplicius wants this, Ace Pace has made a lot of good suggestions, and I know Surlethe has been trying mightily to make it work. Note that modding the Coliseum would also include playing the role of MC, and organizing the matches. Frankly, it was a lousy idea to put the Senate in charge of setting up matches. Fuck that shit. If two people want to fight in the Coliseum, let the Coliseum mods decide if the topic is worthy and what the rules will be.
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Post by Vendetta » 2008-12-08 05:09pm

Voted.

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Post by Singular Intellect » 2008-12-08 06:07pm

Presumeably there's no problem with my voting for others on the list despite being a minor contender, and I've mentioned my choices previously. :)
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Post by Enigma » 2008-12-08 06:59pm

I've chosen Broomstick\Stas.
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Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-12-08 07:00pm

Amy fairly explicitly stated she never, ever wants to be in the Senate, thus why I've never nominated her for the Senate--even when I offered to do it so she could be the first person to refuse appointment to the Senate, she still didn't even want to bother with that. I can't speak to her interest in moderating, however, though she'd certainly be incredible at it (just like she's essentially incredible with everything she does), but since you put that up, RI, I figured I'd answer your question implicit in it.
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Post by Mayabird » 2008-12-08 09:18pm

Yeah, I'll say it directly: I don't want to be in the Senate. I just don't.

But being a mod of Fanfics, OSF, or OT - yeah, I could do that. I check them out pretty frequently, and they rarely get too heated (unlike, well, N&P). So if you wanted to throw my name in for Phase 2 voting, I'm good with it.
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Post by Broomstick » 2008-12-08 09:46pm

erik_t wrote:Broomstick gets too easily in a huff on many N&P topics, which is understandable but does not befit someone whose explicit person is to moderate a discussion.
I am aware that that view is held by some, which is precisely why when I accepted the nomination I stated that N&P (and 2 others) may not be the best place for me as a new moderator but there are certainly other forums where I have been active and impartial. I will also point to the fact that in the past when a moderator has told me to back down, cool it, or shut the fuck up I have done so without backtalk as evidence that even when pretty worked up I'm not out of control. I can assure you that if a thread requires moderation and I'm one of the "heated" participants I will ask another moderator to step in, but of course you have to believe I am capable of that before you vote for me.
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Post by Starglider » 2008-12-08 09:54pm

Broomstick is sometimes frustrating to argue against, specifically when she constantly cries 'too long didn't read' (or the equivalent) in response to specific technical evidence. However I get the impression she is mature and impartial enough to do a decent job as a mod. She isn't any more prone to getting emotionally involved in arguments than many of the existing mods.

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Post by erik_t » 2008-12-09 12:05am

Broomstick wrote:
erik_t wrote:Broomstick gets too easily in a huff on many N&P topics, which is understandable but does not befit someone whose explicit person is to moderate a discussion.
I am aware that that view is held by some, which is precisely why when I accepted the nomination I stated that N&P (and 2 others) may not be the best place for me as a new moderator but there are certainly other forums where I have been active and impartial. I will also point to the fact that in the past when a moderator has told me to back down, cool it, or shut the fuck up I have done so without backtalk as evidence that even when pretty worked up I'm not out of control. I can assure you that if a thread requires moderation and I'm one of the "heated" participants I will ask another moderator to step in, but of course you have to believe I am capable of that before you vote for me.
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Post by Sea Skimmer » 2008-12-09 02:36am

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Post by Coyote » 2008-12-09 12:11pm

The votes will be open until Friday morning, my time (about noon GMT). At that point I'll lock them and the Admin Staff will have all the time in the world to contemplate the board's recommendations.
Something about Libertarianism always bothered me. Then one day, I realized what it was:
Libertarian philosophy can be boiled down to the phrase, "Work Will Make You Free."


In Libertarianism, there is no Government, so the Bosses are free to exploit the Workers.
In Communism, there is no Government, so the Workers are free to exploit the Bosses.
So in Libertarianism, man exploits man, but in Communism, its the other way around!

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Post by Dargos » 2008-12-09 03:41pm

My will be done....again.
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