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slim said:
Why is it when MODs start to lose the the plot they lock the post.

Like slim IMHO they are losing the plot and ask you to PM Mods as I am known to be against secrecy here is the PM I have just sent Ghost Rider.

"From: Nutty
To: Ghost_Rider
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:00 pm
Subject: Being a MOderator
Ghost Rider

When the question gets difficult the thread gets locked with no further explanation. We would still like to know why the requests for AAC to be a moderator on Current affairs was ignored????????????????? IT smacks of MODS sticking together.

PM's are not a good way to discuss this as people feel they have been taken out of the loop and others have something to hide or protect.

Nutty

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"The Eternal OD"


Nutty
 
are they buying the friggin beers then.

can i slip a request form in to see them then.

i've got a suggestion for a sub-section

total gratuitous porn section

gronks we humped in the rec space

ways i screwed over the andrew
 

Deeps

War Hero
Bloody hell give it a rest, do you think us MODS sit together at our computers thinking of ways to feck everyone off . Get a life, if you dont like the Moderation policy feck off . Please at least try to go with the flow on this site. I have never met any of the MODS , I dont know them , so there is no little gang. Get over it and post something decent instead of whinging whining drivel . I have a good topic for you .put it in the Submariners forum and title it ''Why is the mod for this Submariners forum such a knob'' .
 

slim

War Hero
Deeps said:
Bloody hell give it a rest, do you think us MODS sit together at our computers thinking of ways to feck everyone off . Get a life, if you dont like the Moderation policy feck off . Please at least try to go with the flow on this site. I have never met any of the MODS , I dont know them , so there is no little gang. Get over it and post something decent instead of whinging whining drivel . I have a good topic for you .put it in the Submariners forum and title it ''Why is the mod for this Submariners forum such a knob'' .

I think deeps that this is the type of attitude which is p!ssing blokes off
 

chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
shag_shacker said:
whoa

"are you talking to me"

No I think he is talking to the same old whinging, whining, tediously f*cking boring tools who are repeatedly posting the same old crap

No apologies guys it's really getting f*cking tedious, if you don't like the moderation policy f*ck off to "subs are us" or something as equally interesting :evil:
 

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
I have to say, I hadn't seen this topic until after I'd sent the PM below in response to Nutty's pm. In the interests of openness (and because it will end up here anyway) I reproduce my response to him for all to see.

I said:
Nutty,

I'll try and address your points in sequence:

1. It is most definitely NOT the case that if the thread gets difficult it gets locked. The reason the thread was locked is, I hope, clear from my post... I do not see any further contributions being forthcoming with any different viewpoints than those already posted. I therefore locked the threads to prevent it ending in simply a slagging match between various users.

2. It was not until recently that I noticed the topic about the poll ref AAC being a moderator. As soon as I realised it existed, I posted the link (just after Bad CO's post) and admitted I had missed it first time round, and that it was my mistake that it was missed.

3. It is also not the case that Moderators stick together simply because we are Moderators. If there is healthy debate to be had, I'd quite happily play devil's advocate if I held opposing views. It is coincidental that, as I moderate and admin several other websites I simply don't have the time to engage fully on Rum Ration and remain simply a good point of reference for some of the Technical queries. In that respect, I am probably the LEAST likely moderator to "stick up" for another Mod simply on the basis of that fact.

4. I sometime prefer that information is passed via PM rather than posted in open forum for two reasons. Firstly, I can direct a more personal response to specific queries posted to me. Secondly, it does not detract from the general chat on the forums and lead to a thread being dragged off-topic. Of course a third reason is to ensure that any "censure" directed to a user for failing to comply with site policy is done in private, not in public, and therefore may be less embarrasing for the respective user.

5. If, after reading anything I have written here, you believe this warrants further public debate, and will contribute to the orderly running of the site, please feel free to create a new topic in the Site Issues forum. Rest assured it will not simply "vanish" becuase I have locked the other topics. Beware, though, if I believe that further posts are raised which do not contribute any further than the two locked topics do already, then the new posts will be removed for that reason.

6. I hope this goes some way to clearing my position on this. I certainly do not wish any user to misinterpret my motivations nor my moderation style. I simply wish to ensure the site does not simply end up with a witch-hunt against a small minority.

I stand by my closing few lines. If this topic does not appear to be contributing further to the debate, it will be culled. For the moment, though, I'd like to see some form of sensible response from everyone on this. There will be little latitude, though, and if this goes off-topic even slightly, its gone!

Ghostie
 
Ghost Rider

I never ever had any intention to post or reveal the contents of you PM as it is yours and that would have to be your decision. As I have said to you I am happy with its contents concerning mods and what they do or don't but it does not address the question with any, even if unwelcome, response.

Nutty
 

Ghost_Rider

Lantern Swinger
Ok,

I'd actually misunderstood the actual question; as I understand it, you are asking "How are moderators selected and appointed?"

To answer in brief, anyone can recommend themselves or another person as a moderator for a specific forum. It should be proposed to the Site Administrators who retain the exclusive ability to appoint (and remove from post) the moderators. Moderators themselves do not have the ability to elect members to the moderator clan.

It is recommended that to reach the Site Admins in a swift manner, you should send an email to:

[email protected]

Sending a PM to the Site Admins will often not receive a response, as they do not generally see the messages - hence the recommendation of using email!

Hopefully this answers the question I think you are asking.

In summary: if you want someone to be a moderator of a specific forum, email the address above with your nomination and some form of "reasoning" behind your recommendation. If nothing else, you'll get an email saying "Thanks for your time. We'll consider it". The Site Admins will then make the decision. End of Dit.

Ghostie
 
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