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Jon Doran wrote (see)
...when it comes to unjumbling warped characters and the like.
ed h wrote (see)
Jon Doran wrote (see)...when it comes to unjumbling warped characters and the like. Once Mike has seen the psychologist he'll make a fine moderator.
Do you get a free (Gucci) hat?
And free beer? Watching the forum all night is thirsty work?
thanks for the update jon. please tell us who the forum appointed moderators are so we can have a go at them when they're on holiday/not online.
i believe http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/ has user moderators who seem to take great delight in deleting anything or attacking people they personally don't like. Very Ministry of Truth.
my opinion is that there should not be OMers as moderators. as far as i'm concerned you do an excellent job already all thnigs considered and the ignore member button helps with a lot of the spam.
It never occurred to me that you could turn being a moderator to your own nefarious ends.
Excellent spot, Parky.
Certainly, if I ever got the job there'd be no more of that "ultralightweight" nonsense posted on here.
"It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw."
Whch brings us to 'four', which is the option of recruiting some regular OMers as moderators, which makes a lot of sense.
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Scott wrote (see)
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
> It would be disappointing if potential moderators went a bit power-mad and started getting personal.
That's fairly easy to deal with: remove moderator powers from moderators who exceed their remit. Member moderators are very commonplace in forums, so it can be done, and seems to work, on the whole. You just have to pick moderate moderators, and not opinionated, power-crazed eejits.
"With great power comes great responsibility"; I heard that on The Big Bang Theory, so it must be true...
> I guess the option is to only give any OM-ers acting as moderators limited powers eg only to remove actual spam..? If that is possible.
If it were possible to identify spammers, it would be possible to automatically delete them...
I'd like to nominate Bedouin
<chokes on coffee!>
Seconded with knobs on.
And in turn I nominate Ed, the epitome of restraint, gentleness and reason.
Kev The Nasty Meanie wrote (see)
Scott wrote (see)It never occurred to me that you could turn being a moderator to your own nefarious ends.First thing I thought of
Scott wrote (see)
No more red tents and a minimum hair length for contributors...no skinheads allowed.
Parky Again wrote (see)
... http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/ has user moderators ...Very Ministry of Truth
A bit of a coincidence, that - it's only a day or two since I was idly scanning their 'rules' for posting and the role of mods on there. I agree with you, Parky.
How many OM-ers are also on WalkingForum? Not many I suspect because it seems to have a very different vibe (probably due in part to overly-zealous moderation and an apparent distaste for controversial opinion).
my opinion is that there should not be OMers as moderators. as far as i'm concerned you do an excellent job already all thnigs considered...
I tend to agree with Parky. It runs a risk, however slight, of creating a 'them and us' cabal. Also, one of the joys of OM (to me at least) is the light-touch modding and the consequently vigorous and unstifled tone of the threads.
Yeah, spam's a pain in the arse but generally it gets dealt with adequately IMO. I don't see it as a big enough problem to create a caste of OM-ers with elevated privileges.
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