Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

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Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Solauren » 2009-01-31 11:35am

Here's the idea;
It's generally been said we dont' have enough moderation on the BBS.

Fine, and dandy.

Finding new moderators however, is probably a pain the neck.

So I'd like to propose a 'Assistant Moderator' position.

This position would have the ability to issue official warnings, and would be responsible for notifying the actual moderators of problems.

The fact a warning comes from a (nominal) staff member could or should have more impact then a fellow user going 'dude, chill'

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Knife » 2009-01-31 11:57am

*sigh*

Or just make new moderators.

Look, it's no secrete we need them and it's no secrete that getting them is taking a LONG time. But stop gaps like this won't work well and seems like if we can get them 'authorized' we could have just gotten new mods authorized.
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But as far as board culture in general, I do think that young male overaggression is a contributing factor to the general atmosphere of hostility. It's not SOS and the Mess throwing hand grenades all over the forum- Red

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Oscar Wilde » 2009-01-31 12:11pm

Isn't this just the posse idea, worded different?
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Bounty » 2009-01-31 12:12pm

Isn't there moderator shuffling going on right now? I notice Surlethe is testing mod powers. Or was he a mod already?

And this idea sound like XII's posse idea, just... lamer.

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Havok » 2009-01-31 01:17pm

Lame the first time, lame now. Pay attention Solauren. :P

Also, ITT we learn that Knife has a problem or dislike of the word "secret". :D
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Knife » 2009-01-31 03:03pm

havokeff wrote:
Also, ITT we learn that Knife has a problem or dislike of the word "secret". :D


oops.

spell check failed me. :oops:
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But as far as board culture in general, I do think that young male overaggression is a contributing factor to the general atmosphere of hostility. It's not SOS and the Mess throwing hand grenades all over the forum- Red

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Edi » 2009-01-31 03:25pm

Might as well make it public, that we now have new full moderators. Surlethe, Stas Bush and Simplicius have been made mods of SLAM, N&P and OT respectively. Whether there will be an official announcement later is still open, but their names appear as mods of the respective forums.
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Postby Coyote » 2009-01-31 03:28pm

Excellent! This is good news. Will there be more to come, or will we see if this holds the line sufficiently before making any further decisions?
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Dark Hellion » 2009-01-31 03:28pm

Oppressive Soviet moderation for all? Excellent.

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Knife » 2009-01-31 03:38pm

So, for new mods; you randomly picked a letter of the alphabet, in this case 's'. Then proceeded to pick board members with screen names starting with random selected letter?

Cool.
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But as far as board culture in general, I do think that young male overaggression is a contributing factor to the general atmosphere of hostility. It's not SOS and the Mess throwing hand grenades all over the forum- Red

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Edi » 2009-01-31 04:54pm

Coyote wrote:Excellent! This is good news. Will there be more to come, or will we see if this holds the line sufficiently before making any further decisions?

We shall see. That's up to the admins.

Knife wrote:So, for new mods; you randomly picked a letter of the alphabet, in this case 's'. Then proceeded to pick board members with screen names starting with random selected letter?

Cool.


:lol: :lol:

Not exactly. All of them have been discussed as possibilities sometime or other and all have demonstrated they have what it takes. The usernames are a coincidence.
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Chardok » 2009-01-31 05:39pm

Edi wrote:Not exactly. All of them have been discussed as possibilities sometime or other and all have demonstrated they have what it takes. The usernames are a coincidence.


Let it be a matter of public record that I find your claims of coincidence to be...dubious at best.

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Phantasee » 2009-01-31 10:15pm

Aw man, Surly is totally unredeemable now. First a Senator, cool, he's like a rogue Senator anyway. But now he's a mod? Parenthood stole his youthful innocence away :(

Those three are going to be excellent mods.
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby The Duchess of Zeon » 2009-02-02 12:48am

Well, this is genunely excellent and positive news, and we can only hope it will establish a trend of progressively further moderation additions and pruning of moderators who no longer participate in the board to create an effective and coherent moderatorial force for the nature of a message board that SD.net has become. I can only say they'll all going to do an excellent job, definitely some of the best we've got in the Senate.
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby RedImperator » 2009-02-02 01:10am

Those are three excellent additions to the staff, indeed. I think more will be needed in the future, but those three are a first rate start.
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Solauren » 2009-02-02 08:46am

Knife wrote:*sigh*

Or just make new moderators.

Look, it's no secrete we need them and it's no secrete that getting them is taking a LONG time. But stop gaps like this won't work well and seems like if we can get them 'authorized' we could have just gotten new mods authorized.


I was thinking this would be a good 'step' towards the new mods. A 'trial run' as you will.

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby CmdrWilkens » 2009-02-03 08:34am

Solauren wrote:
Knife wrote:*sigh*

Or just make new moderators.

Look, it's no secrete we need them and it's no secrete that getting them is taking a LONG time. But stop gaps like this won't work well and seems like if we can get them 'authorized' we could have just gotten new mods authorized.


I was thinking this would be a good 'step' towards the new mods. A 'trial run' as you will.


Here's the problem:

Giving users new permissions to act as "assistant moderators" or "moderator posses" or "super-Horeseman"...actually doing that would require just as much work and just as much input from the admin staff as getting new moderators so why would we go for half measures when they would require the same amount of time and effort as getting the full measure.
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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Solauren » 2009-02-03 01:06pm

I wasn't talking about giving system commands or access. Just 'okay, for the next X time period, you have permission to tell people off and notify a moderator of a problem'.

Anyone that shows they are good at that, could be promoted at that point.

Just a thought. Kinda of like appointing someone in a group unit supervisor at work.

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby fgalkin » 2009-02-03 01:09pm

Yeah, a bunch of hall monitors like the last proposal. If you see a problem, you can already tell a mod about it, you don't need to be deputized for that.

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Solauren » 2009-02-04 08:34am

Okay then. Consider this dropped.

Oh, and funny parting comment on this topic: Oh, Come on! I wanted the shinny badge! 8)

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Re: Moderation Proposal; Assistant Moderators

Postby Surlethe » 2009-02-05 10:24am

Knife wrote:So, for new mods; you randomly picked a letter of the alphabet, in this case 's'. Then proceeded to pick board members with screen names starting with random selected letter?

Cool.

Don't worry, you'll get their chance when they get to "K"; the odds are down to 1:24 against!
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