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Postby Dealer » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 2:36 pm

You edit it you move it you lock it and the moderators gang up, then you suggest that I am in the wrong.

What message are you lot of power hungry morons putting out to the others.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:54 pm

Dealer wrote:You edit it you move it you lock it and the moderators gang up, then you suggest that I am in the wrong.

What message are you lot of power hungry morons putting out to the others.


Ya know... if one person calls you an ass you can pretty much forget about it.

If a bunch of people call you an ass you might ought to think about buying a saddle.

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:42 am

Dealer wrote:You edit it you move it you lock it and the moderators gang up, .


Gang up? Nobody asked me to move your thread it was my own decision! :roll:

Ps: All the other mods were busy slumbering in their beds when I did so. :lol:

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Postby TennoHekka » Thu, 21 May 2009 1:18 am

Plavt wrote:
Dealer wrote:You edit it you move it you lock it and the moderators gang up, .


Gang up? Nobody asked me to move your thread it was my own decision! :roll:

Ps: All the other mods were busy slumbering in their beds when I did so. :lol:


Strange to find so much discord even amongst the expats here...

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 21 May 2009 1:51 am

TennoHekka wrote:
Strange to find so much discord even amongst the expats here...



Ahem......I think you should take a little more time to read various posts written by certain members. You might care to note I am not an expat and never have been, all my posts are typed here in the UK, hence my remark the 'the other mods were slumbering in their beds when I did so.'

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Postby TennoHekka » Thu, 21 May 2009 1:57 am

Plavt wrote:
TennoHekka wrote:
Strange to find so much discord even amongst the expats here...



Ahem......I think you should take a little more time to read various posts written by certain members. You might care to note I am not an expat and never have been, all my posts are typed here in the UK, hence my remark the 'the other mods were slumbering in their beds when I did so.'


Haha! My bad! Ok. Do check your inbox though, thanks!

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Postby AndyD » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 3:02 pm

Very interesting thread indeed - I hadn't seen these latter notes before...

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Postby AndyD » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 3:57 pm

Found this which may feed this debate on both sides, I know it’s a slightly old debate (apologies), but its interesting to read the different views…

http://www.communityspark.com/the-real-purpose-of-forum-moderators-revealed/

To quote from that link:

[i]“The real purpose of forum moderators revealed

As your forum becomes popular, you will inevitably need help administering it. Many forum owners understand the need for forum moderators but few understand what their real purpose is. This article will reveal what forum moderators should be used for – follow this advice and you will have an immediate head-start over your competitors.

Forum moderators are not police officers

The biggest mistake forum owners make when taking on forum moderators is expecting them to police the community. Many see the main role of moderators as enforcers of the site rules, as people who delete posts they don’t like and lock topics the moment they run off-course. If these are the priorities of your moderators, you are doing it all wrong.

As I have said before, you must never repress your community. You must ensure that you moderate your forum effectively – this means adopting a laissez-faire approach and allowing your members a large amount of freedom. If you or your moderators crack down on members the second they step out of line, you will be sending a negative signal to your community that free speech is not tolerated on your site. You will make people nervous and discourage them from getting involved – hardly the ingredients for a successful community!

Forum moderators should promote interaction

The primary role of a forum moderator should be to promote interaction. A forum moderator should be posting new threads and adding new content to the site. They should be helping out members with their queries and they should be keeping threads alive by asking questions.

I am not saying that forum moderators shouldn’t be allowed to delete or lock threads that are inappropriate – of course this should be one of their roles. What I am saying is this should never be their primary role.

When you take on forum moderators you need to make it clear exactly what you expect from them. Most moderators see themselves as forum police officers and will only edit/delete/lock content without creating any themselves. This is a mistake – make sure your moderators know that their primary role is to encourage interaction, to encourage member involvement, and to encourage a sense of community within your forum.”

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Postby Chief Moderator » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:51 am

strong arguments are the best. why use insults.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 4:30 pm

Chief Moderator wrote:strong arguments are the best. why use insults.


Have you bothered to read the date of those posts above? Please note we may delete posts when people rake up old threads. :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 5:10 pm

He just want attention, hence the rather immature nick.

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Postby prkravi » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 5:14 pm

I must confess, I was taken in by the nick; found myself wondering how I hadn't noticed this Moderator earlier on...but when I saw a Blank Progress Bar, I got the message.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 7:02 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:He just want attention, hence the rather immature nick.


My money sez we'll soon see a tagline for one thing or another... then SMS can get out his 'poof' pic.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 7:10 pm

Nuke it. From space. It's the only way to be sure.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 7:11 pm

nakatago wrote:Nuke it. From space. It's the only way to be sure.


Can we bill you for damages?


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