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I have to agree with Z!re here. Alot of the names mentionned I didn't even know existed...but I know that if one person can dare to say this about the whole list of people that was mentionned, Z!re can. There's 1600 and some members. Without organization, chaos (no offence chaos lol) is just around the corner. The more members join, the more often these situation occur. There will always be people to test the solidity of the community so to speak. I think, from what I'm reading that maybe the role of the moderators and admins should be clearly defined here.

MODERATORS:
Very briefly, moderators should have more than one role.in their job description.

1. They should be present, if anyone has a complaint they PM the moderator of the board where the event occured, if they have to wait a week before they get a reply, how do you think it makes the user feel? especially the new comoers.

2. They should maintain their boards often. A moderator should be given a board to manage/moderate. When users go to a specific forum, it should state that this board is moderated by VonGodric, not by "Moderators" it's always good to associate a name or nickname of a living being rather than a pile of moderators, users won't even know who they can expect a reply from, hence a very insecure environment to be in especially if there is a conflict.

3. Moderators should entertain their board (atleast those boards where the users have the right to visit). Why? because a boring board is not visited. A board moderator should be as entertaining as he/she is in control of the situations that can happen. if the users know that the situation will be fixed, then they'll be motivated to form a complaint in the first place instead of becoming a dead member because nothing's being done about the situations that occur.

4. A Moderator has the authority to delete posts that he she deems offensive as per the guidelines of the forum. A moderator should be given the right to do just that and not have to rely on an admin to clean up the board or approve his decision to delete a post. Moderators should be clearly informed of what forms an offensive post and have the authority to act upon it. Should a user not understand why a moderator delete his/her post, then the can send an "official complaint" to the admins.

In short (yes that was short) that should be what defines a moderator). Of course, like Z!re said, this means that a moderator should be present (maybe not 24/7) but at least a couple times a day, every day unless they leave for a vacation or something. Like the old saying goes, when the cat isn't there the mices party. Even if they know there is a cat that lives in the house, if they know the cat is never there, they'll feel free to do what the want.

An admin is everything a moderator is....plus the powers that seperate the admins from the moderators (which also mean they should be there, there's many admins, sure you can split the weeks among yourselves evenly to make sure that there's atleast one present at all time to answers the calls of the users/moderators when the admins are needed.

Admins are there to make the board pleasing as well. When an idea to add a categorie or a thread to the board is presented, it sholdn't be put in file 13 and forgotten forever. It should be studied and evaluated (hence admins actually should perform some work once in a while) to make sure if it can be a good idea or not. regardless of who suggested it, and whatever grudge oen fo the admins or mods hold against the one that suggested it or makes a complaint.

This should be my last post for the next 9 to 10 days. as I am going offline...but I really thing Z!re has a point here, and I had to add this post to it. This is how you can claim to have a successfull board, and also how you can help reduce the gap between people that join and people that actually post. Hope this makes atleast one of you reflect for a while. I think there's alot of useful information in my post. :-).

I'll see you all when I get back. and I can't wait to see the feed back I'm gonna get :-) good or bad. I think what I said makes alot of sense, alot of common sense at that :-). Hey I'd love to help out when I get back too. If there's a position and you guys want to, let me know :-).

Take care everyone,

See you in 9 to 10 days :-).
hen they say it can't be done, THAT's when they call me ;-).

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Messages In This Thread
Personal attacks - by Kylemc - 05-25-2005, 11:03 PM
Personal attacks - by Jofers - 05-26-2005, 01:05 AM
Personal attacks - by Z!re - 05-26-2005, 01:40 AM
Personal attacks - by Fling-master - 05-26-2005, 02:00 AM
Personal attacks - by Jocke The Beast - 05-26-2005, 02:30 AM
Personal attacks - by wildcard - 05-26-2005, 03:16 AM
Personal attacks - by Z!re - 05-26-2005, 04:36 AM
Personal attacks - by neuro - 05-26-2005, 04:56 AM
Personal attacks - by Z!re - 05-26-2005, 05:16 AM
Personal attacks - by Moneo - 05-26-2005, 05:53 AM
Personal attacks - by MystikShadows - 05-26-2005, 06:24 AM
Personal attacks - by SJ Zero - 05-26-2005, 08:19 AM
Personal attacks - by aetherfox - 05-26-2005, 11:08 AM
Personal attacks - by TheBigBasicQ - 05-26-2005, 11:43 AM
Personal attacks - by Spotted Cheetah - 05-26-2005, 12:05 PM
Personal attacks - by Rokkuman - 05-26-2005, 12:09 PM
Personal attacks - by Jofers - 05-26-2005, 12:18 PM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-26-2005, 12:56 PM
Personal attacks - by TheBigBasicQ - 05-26-2005, 01:51 PM
Personal attacks - by Jofers - 05-26-2005, 01:57 PM
Personal attacks - by Z!re - 05-26-2005, 03:05 PM
Personal attacks - by ShadowWolf - 05-26-2005, 03:47 PM
Personal attacks - by Spotted Cheetah - 05-26-2005, 03:52 PM
Personal attacks - by MystikShadows - 05-26-2005, 04:00 PM
Personal attacks - by Jocke The Beast - 05-26-2005, 04:05 PM
Personal attacks - by Z!re - 05-26-2005, 04:10 PM
Personal attacks - by MystikShadows - 05-26-2005, 04:52 PM
Personal attacks - by Anonymous - 05-26-2005, 05:17 PM
Personal attacks - by Neo - 05-26-2005, 05:54 PM
Personal attacks - by Kylemc - 05-26-2005, 07:43 PM
Personal attacks - by Imortis - 05-26-2005, 08:38 PM
Re: Personal attacks - by TheBigBasicQ - 05-26-2005, 09:15 PM
Personal attacks - by Rokkuman - 05-26-2005, 09:30 PM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-26-2005, 09:52 PM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-26-2005, 10:08 PM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-26-2005, 11:53 PM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-26-2005, 11:58 PM
Personal attacks - by SJ Zero - 05-27-2005, 12:05 AM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-27-2005, 12:08 AM
Personal attacks - by Zap - 05-27-2005, 12:23 AM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-27-2005, 12:31 AM
Personal attacks - by wildcard - 05-27-2005, 12:51 AM
Personal attacks - by Neo - 05-27-2005, 12:51 AM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-27-2005, 12:55 AM
Personal attacks - by aetherfox - 05-27-2005, 01:00 AM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-27-2005, 01:03 AM
Personal attacks - by wildcard - 05-27-2005, 01:05 AM
Personal attacks - by aetherfox - 05-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Personal attacks - by Zap - 05-27-2005, 01:20 AM
Personal attacks - by SJ Zero - 05-27-2005, 01:27 AM
Personal attacks - by SJ Zero - 05-27-2005, 01:37 AM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-27-2005, 01:43 AM
Personal attacks - by Rhiannon - 05-27-2005, 01:44 AM
Personal attacks - by SJ Zero - 05-27-2005, 01:48 AM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-27-2005, 01:51 AM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-27-2005, 01:53 AM
Personal attacks - by MystikShadows - 05-27-2005, 02:00 AM
Personal attacks - by Sumo Jo - 05-27-2005, 02:11 AM
Personal attacks - by SJ Zero - 05-27-2005, 02:19 AM
Personal attacks - by E.K.Virtanen - 05-27-2005, 02:20 AM
Personal attacks - by marzecTM - 05-27-2005, 02:23 AM
Personal attacks - by Dio - 05-29-2005, 01:37 PM
Personal attacks - by Jofers - 05-29-2005, 10:16 PM
Personal attacks - by marzecTM - 05-30-2005, 12:02 AM
Personal attacks - by Jofers - 05-30-2005, 12:45 AM

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