[VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

A failed experiment whereby board users were invited to advise the Senate, and instead attempted to replace the Senate.

Vote for FICTION FORUMS Moderators:

1 -Bounty (ALL FICTION Forums: PSW/PST/OSF/Fantasy, etc)
44
14%
2 -Ender (ALL FICTION Forums: PSW/PST/OSF/Fantasy, etc)
51
16%
3 -Gandalf (Pure Star Trek)
38
12%
4 -DaveJB (Pure Star Trek)
5
2%
5 -Desertfly (Pure Star Wars)
20
6%
6 -Big Steve (Fantasy)
36
12%
7 -Yosemite Bear (Fantasy)
19
6%
8 -Duchess of Zeon (Fanfics)
48
15%
9 -DaveJB (G&C)
10
3%
10 Rogue Ice (STGODs)
41
13%
 
Total votes: 312

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[VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 02:29pm

Here are the Candidates for Moderator positions for the FICTION FORUMS section of the board. You may vote for all of them to step up, or select specific individuals. This does not mean that forums will be left without Moderators-- this is to expand, not replace, current Moderators. So it is possible to vote for two people to Moderate one forum, but use your judgement and ask if a particular, less-active Forum needs so many Moderators.


FORUM-SPECIFIC MODSHIPS:
Fiction Forum Block:
Bounty (Western Europe: GMT+1)
Ender (US Central Time)

Pure Star Trek:
Gandalf (Eastern Australian Time: GMT +10)
DaveJB (England, GMT)

Pure Star Wars:
Desertfly (US Pacific Time)

Fantasy:
Big Steve (Eastern US)
Yosemite Bear (US Pacific Time)

Fanfics:
Duchess of Zeon (US Pacific Time)

Gaming & Computers:
DaveJB (England, GMT)

STGODs:
Rogue Ice (Eastern US)


Remember, also, that you can be voting for someone to hold a Moderator position in Fiction Forums, and other positions in NON-Fiction forums (a different vote thread) as well. It is possible to hold multiple Moderator positions in select forums.

And again, the Admins and Mike Wong have final say in all selections; popular support & choice will be one, but not necessarily THE, deciding factor.
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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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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Havok » 2008-12-08 02:31pm

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by The Grim Squeaker » 2008-12-08 02:35pm

Voted.
Is there any point in posting "voted"? Seems like a +1 post to me.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Havok » 2008-12-08 03:09pm

I would say it goes towards seeing what kind of participation this place is getting, since Coyote feels only about a dozen or so people have been doing the majority of the posting. And yes, it is a +1 post, but I hardly think 4 or 5 added to anyone's post count in order to help get more moderation is going to cause a system breakdown. :wink:
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by CaptainChewbacca » 2008-12-08 03:16pm

Also, I think it can show people browsing 'wow, alot of people are participating in this'.

BTW, voted.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Ace Pace » 2008-12-08 03:23pm

CaptainChewbacca wrote:Also, I think it can show people browsing 'wow, alot of people are participating in this'.

BTW, voted.
Are you all fucking blind?

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 03:27pm

SPQSDN

EDIT: I admit, it probably isn't necessary, except to show participation obviously (hold hand, sing kum-by-yah) and to keep re-bumping the votes threads so they're visible and appear near the top o' the heap.

I started putting in my "Voted/SPQSDN" mostly out of Senate habits... :oops:
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!

If all you want to do is have some harmless, mindless fun, go H3RE INST3ADZ0RZ!!
Grrr! Fight my Brute, you pansy!

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

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

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2008-12-08 03:33pm

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by erik_t » 2008-12-08 04:03pm

I endorse the entire lot.

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Thanas » 2008-12-08 04:09pm

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Starglider » 2008-12-08 04:57pm

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Vendetta » 2008-12-08 05:11pm

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 05:44pm

Destructionator XIII wrote:
Ace Pace wrote:Easy to find out how many people are in this. If people are too dumb to notice that counter..
That is total votes, not number of people who voted. Any person can vote 0-10 times, so there is no way of knowing for sure how many actual people voted from that counter alone.

(and voted)
About the only way to really guess how many people have voted is to look at the person/people with the highest number of votes-- you know that at least that many people have stopped by. But, since there's no guarantee that even the most popular nominee got a nod from every voter that stopped by, it is at best a rough estimate... :?
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!

If all you want to do is have some harmless, mindless fun, go H3RE INST3ADZ0RZ!!
Grrr! Fight my Brute, you pansy!

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Enigma » 2008-12-08 07:05pm

I've made my decisions.
I'd love to be a mod myself, but I lack the necessary skills to be one.
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Post by Steve » 2008-12-08 08:12pm

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Rye » 2008-12-08 08:46pm

Okay, would someone please enlighten me as to why The Yosemite Bear is a good idea for a mod of anything? Something other than "he's been here for years"? The guy spams worse than DEATH, nigh-constant one-liners riddled with ellipses and obscure nonsense, (and if you look into his older posting history, there was significantly less of this meaning it's definitely gotten worse with no repercussions) and there's nothing, really, to imply he'd be a good moderator other than maybe porn links in the brotherhood.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-12-08 09:19pm

Zuul wrote:Okay, would someone please enlighten me as to why The Yosemite Bear is a good idea for a mod of anything? Something other than "he's been here for years"? The guy spams worse than DEATH, nigh-constant one-liners riddled with ellipses and obscure nonsense, (and if you look into his older posting history, there was significantly less of this meaning it's definitely gotten worse with no repercussions) and there's nothing, really, to imply he'd be a good moderator other than maybe porn links in the brotherhood.

The guy is slowly dying from heritable medical conditions because in America there is no socialized healthcare to provide his long-term medication, Rye. Not saying that makes him suitable to be a moderator, since of course it doesn't have any bearing on it as a simple fact, but it does explain why there's been no repercussions and why he is in the Senate.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Rye » 2008-12-08 09:24pm

That sucks balls, and I don't wish that on someone who is innocuous and harmless. I wouldn't wish it on DEATH either, nor would I wish for him to become a moderator, nor can I really see the connection between the two issues. Ah, you edited in as much.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-12-08 09:31pm

Zuul wrote:That sucks balls, and I don't wish that on someone who is innocuous and harmless. I wouldn't wish it on DEATH either, nor would I wish for him to become a moderator, nor can I really see the connection between the two issues. Ah, you edited in as much.

Well, it's affecting his brain, that's the connection between his behaviour on the board and the condition. I wish I had the money already to pay for his meds, I'd seriously do it the moment I got an engineering job. We should start some kind of fund on the board or something.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Enigma » 2008-12-08 09:42pm

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Zuul wrote:That sucks balls, and I don't wish that on someone who is innocuous and harmless. I wouldn't wish it on DEATH either, nor would I wish for him to become a moderator, nor can I really see the connection between the two issues. Ah, you edited in as much.

Well, it's affecting his brain, that's the connection between his behaviour on the board and the condition. I wish I had the money already to pay for his meds, I'd seriously do it the moment I got an engineering job. We should start some kind of fund on the board or something.
I'd say not just for him. AFAIK there is another respected member that also probably need our assistance.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 09:48pm

A fund drive may, in fact, be a good and solid "social action" project for us to partake of.
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!

If all you want to do is have some harmless, mindless fun, go H3RE INST3ADZ0RZ!!
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Stark » 2008-12-08 10:12pm

The Duchess of Zeon wrote: Well, it's affecting his brain, that's the connection between his behaviour on the board and the condition. I wish I had the money already to pay for his meds, I'd seriously do it the moment I got an engineering job. We should start some kind of fund on the board or something.
So for lack of a fund drive we'll make him a moderator? Does he even want to be one? Is this just to make everyone feel better? Is it a farcical formality?

The whole thing is kinda creepy to me.

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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-12-08 10:15pm

Stark wrote:
The Duchess of Zeon wrote: Well, it's affecting his brain, that's the connection between his behaviour on the board and the condition. I wish I had the money already to pay for his meds, I'd seriously do it the moment I got an engineering job. We should start some kind of fund on the board or something.
So for lack of a fund drive we'll make him a moderator? Does he even want to be one? Is this just to make everyone feel better? Is it a farcical formality?

The whole thing is kinda creepy to me.
Uh, sorry for not being clear--I don't think YTB should be a mod. He's already been one, and was stripped of his modship for a reason; I feel bad for the guy and I hope someday that he gets the medication he needs to continue having a normal life, but, yeah. I just started this because Rye sounded like he thought YTB should be punished for his declining posting quality, and I wanted to explain why that hadn't happened.

Can we split this whole conversation off to a new thread, anyhow? It seems more suitable there.
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Re: [VOTE] FICTION forum Moderator

Post by Coyote » 2008-12-08 10:41pm

There's nothing stopping anyone from starting a new thread; for this issue or any other.

"Campaigning", both for and against, is fine.
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!

If all you want to do is have some harmless, mindless fun, go H3RE INST3ADZ0RZ!!
Grrr! Fight my Brute, you pansy!

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