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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by ManlyBanisters, Jul 7, 2008.

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Would you like to see changes in the moderation of LPSG?

  1. I would like to see changes in the moderation of LPSG.

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  2. I would NOT like to see changes in the moderation of LPSG.

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    32.3%
  1. ManlyBanisters

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    I've been humming and hawing about posting this for, well, quite some time.

    With all due respect to the current moderating team I think the forum posting membership need to see some changes.

    I don't personally favour a complete overhaul - I would like to see some new moderators on the team. Since this time last year there are 3 less moderators and I have yet to understand why replacements were never sought.

    I'd like to see at least 3 new mods - possibly a change to the moderating structure (e.g. different named mods taking responsibility for different areas) and I'd like to see a little more communication when a high profile banning / trolling situation is going on.

    An overhaul / clarification of the ToS wouldn't be a bad thing either.

    I have no idea how this is going to be received, by the mods, admins or membership - please post honestly, fairly and please remember that Pecker, mindseye, naughty, prepstudinsc, Freddie53, Gillette, joyboytoy79 and jumbo747jet all give their time for nothing at the moment and don't have it too easy either.
     
  2. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    First vote.
    No commentary on it though. Just seems they could use a few extra hands.
     
  3. prince_will

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    second vote. :)

    it would be nice to see some more variety. i'd love it for some of the LPSG stars like SP, MB, or Jason_Els get some mod spots.
     
  4. NCbear

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    Third vote. I definitely want to see some changes in LPSG moderation, but I want to think about how to say it.

    NCbear (who'll be back to this thread to weigh in)

    P.S. Hemming and hawing? Just picking on an uneditable typo. I've written several myself. :)
     
  5. Xcuze

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    As someone who only joined recently I dont have strong opinions here. However, I dont see any reason for the mods to be secretive about decisions they make. It all comes out one way or another anyway so why not just clarify it up front & save all the rumours & speculation? Makes no sense. Maybe they enjoy having "secret info that no-one else knows". But people form relations here & they have a right to know why someone just disappears. OK, if youre close to that person youll know why but many relationships here exist on a very casual & superficial level. So thats my greatest wish here; more openness from the moderators. It just makes sense.
     
  6. midlifebear

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    It really doesn't matter to me. After all, this is a fantasy cyber world on some level for everyone. It's not like as if it is the real world. If you find this site a major part of your daily world, well, I suggest you get a life!
     
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  7. ManlyBanisters

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    You hem? I hum! - must be a transatlantic rift thing :smile:

    - MB (who values NCbear's input)
     
  8. D_Jurgen Klitgaard

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    As a moderator myself on another site, I'm not here to dog the mods, they have a tough job. But as a banned member from a very large site, I can tell you that no matter how many times anyone asks for more openness, you will never get it. I was banned for reasons unbeknown to me, I never received a final reason to this day. All I know is the reason was personal between the moderator that did it because I never once picked a fight or had any infractions given from other members.

    I think for a site this large, three new moderators should be the minimum. I know in my short time here that I would never want to be given that responsibility, so good luck to whomever is chosen.
     
  9. B_lamdellboo

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    From what I gather, all the mods do great, selfless work! (Special kudos to naughty for helping me personally, and to Pecker for being the LPSG welcome wagon)

    I agree, though-- perhaps they could use another helping hand or two.
     
  10. agnslz

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    I think at this point it's fairly obvious that nothing is ever going to change at LPSG in regards to the way it is run and moderated.

    On a less pessimistic note, I must say that I like the idea of having mods with specific duties. I for one have mentioned my desire and willingness to 'moderate' the Celebrity Endowments forum (and perhaps others that I frequent) if all I had to do was merge repetitive threads and other such things that in no way would deal with deciding whether to ban someone or telling people to behave.

    Overall, though, I would like change.
     
  11. D_Kay_Sarah_Sarah

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    I think everyone here is an adult (presumably) and should know how to conduct them self if they do get into an argument with someone else. Mod's are great for extreme cases but as a whole we should be responsible for ourselves. I don't like the "Im going to tell on you attitude"
     
  12. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    "Should" being the unfortunate operative word.
     
  13. Mr. Snakey

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    I have such respect for the mods. They have a very hard job indeed. I think they do a great job. I dont think a overhaul or clarification of the ToS is needed at all. Some extra hands to help out? I think thats a good idea.
     
  14. Deno

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    At first I thougt Manly was gonna sing us some David Bowie.

    Brilliant, why don't more people see it that way. This is why I don't put my picture as my avitar.

    I don't bare attempt to explain the needs of the mods or admins, I just do my best to abide by the rules I am aware of. It should not take a large team to run a forum. I wonder how many forums members of LPSG actually join other forums because there are way more strick forums out there were even a double post or bumping you own post would be reasons for banning. A members task here is to use the forum, not judge people or the mods or the admins.

    I don't see why, if people don't become trolling asswipes about stuff, and obey the rules that mods and admins are even required in a forum. But nothing is perfect and thats why there here.

    Manly listed the ids of 8 mods, I didn't even know it required that many, and yes good job guys.
     
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    YOU are totaly RIGHT. people SHOULD learn to behave and not just make it about slang and permiscous talks

    YES it is! I'm here to offer my help, cause whenevr I feel the thread|post level is lower than LOW, I complain [within the thrad] or JUST leave!

    NOT that I want to be a saint [cause I'm not] but we should try to mantain a interesting level without falling into stereotipical miss use of words! [and I'm not refering to my one mistakes in english! :p]
     
  16. ActionBuddy

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    I find your requests to be very reasonable. I hope they will be addressed.
     
  17. ManlyBanisters

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    You can count.. but you can't read :wink:

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  18. Xcuze

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    If mods are gonna be assigned special duties then which one of them gets to clean the toilets?
     
  19. Deno

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    oops excuse me manly, corrected.
     
  20. TurkeyWithaSunburn

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    I say add a few more mods. I would hate to know how many PM's and reports each moderator has to deal with.

    Maybe some intervention when threads are reported going down the toilet.

    (PMs doesn't look right hence the 's :tongue: )
    Is one mod even active on the site anymore?
     
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