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Moderators Part II

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AVENguy

Ok, so I've chosen our Mods, they are:

CatePerfect- Welcome Area and Asexual Relationships

Jayann2002- Visibility and Education, General Asexual Rantings and Off-A

Gorax (Mog)- Open Mic, Just For Fun

JKReagan99- Asexual Q&A and Announcements

SacredProfane- World Watch

I'm still waiting to hear back from one.

Here's my idea of what I want mods to do:

Informally, moderators will be responsible for helping maintain tone/goofyness/warmness/intellectual credibility on their respective forums, mostly by continuing to post as they do now. In the event of troubling behavior (users maliciously insulting other users) they will notify me and (tactfully) contact the offending parties by PM. It is not the job of moderators is not to place blame or hunt down trolls, it's our job to diffuse situations that get out of hand.

I think something as important as a system of moderators should be open to discussion. What do people expect/want from moderators? In general, how do people feel about having a structure of authority on the forums? (I'm having this discussion after I chose the mods so that they can participate w/out feeling like they're being evaluated, so mods and non-mods feel free to speak your mind!!)

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AVENguy

Our last mod is JimDandy on Philosophy and Politics

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fluffy_hime

What do the mods do? I think they should have the power to lock a thread if they feel it's getting out of hand, and then when they hear back from you, they can either unlock it or keep it locked.

Anyway, I think all the people chosen are smart & competent, but I hope it doesn't change their postings or anyone else's.

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Jayann

I wouldn't worry, fluffy. Nothing's going to change. I'm going to remain as blissfully off topic as I usually am. ;)

We've been given the ability to lock and unlock threads in the forums under our jurisdiction, and we can also move, split and delete threads, but we have to check in with the Boss before using those abilites.

Like AVENguy said, most of our responsibility lies instead in tactfully diffusing arguments rather than just locking down.

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I wouldn't worry, fluffy. Nothing's going to change. I'm going to remain as blissfully off topic as I usually am. ;)

Bringin' the system down from the inside, eh? ;)

I think you made really good decisions with the mods, AVENguy. They don't seem like people who will power trip. XD

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JimDandy
I think you made really good decisions with the mods, AVENguy. They don't seem like people who will power trip. XD

:twisted: Bwa...hahahahaha! :twisted: I'm finally in control! Now everyone will do my bidding!

Cower mortals, before my awesome power!!!

I'm the god! I'm the god! I'm the...uh...I'm...

What's everybody looking at? :oops:

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JKReagan99
What's everybody looking at? :oops:
there was a fly flying around near your head.... :roll:

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bard of aven
What do people expect/want from moderators?

Give everybody else hell and let me do what I want.

(just kidding. really......)

boa

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aury

ARG!!! damned vertigo... :? sorry about that...

anyway, good choices on mods. especially w/ julie, considering the actions she took (PMing, calling you) when you-know-who posted the you-know-whats. JULIE ROCKS!!! :twisted:

everyone else gets an honorable mention, too. :wink: (no offense or anything)

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Jayann

:oops: It was nothing! Really! I just ended up waking AVENguy when I called him, anyway. I felt pretty lousy about that, actually. :?

*blush* But thanks all the same, Aury. (((Aury)))

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JKReagan99
especially w/ julie, considering the actions she took (PMing, calling you) when you-know-who posted the you-know-whats. JULIE ROCKS!!! :twisted:
Yes, thank you Julie for doing that to deal with the troll :D you do rock!! :D

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aury

see, guys. you can't give me all the credit for getting rid of him, cause people here banded together on that one. :D

(((julie)))

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Cate Perfect

LMAO @ Jim!

*gets to a-making her throne*

Now, AVENGuy, I've always wanted some of those flying monkeys. When will they be arriving? Yeah, yeah, lock stuff...keep on topic...moderate...blahblah. Flying monkeys...when do I get those?

*looks at everyone, confusedly*

What?

*readjusts crown*

Cate

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JKReagan99
Now, AVENGuy, I've always wanted some of those flying monkeys. When will they be arriving? Yeah, yeah, lock stuff...keep on topic...moderate...blahblah. Flying monkeys...when do I get those?
I think they were just sent to you, so they should arrive in the next day or two... :roll: :twisted:

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JKReagan99

*leaves room and returns fairly quickly*

Cate: in the mean time, use this sign:

1310028T.gif :roll:

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Cate Perfect

*squeezes the Josh like a stress toy*

THANK YOU!!

*happily hangs sign on her office door*

Cate

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VivreEstEsperer

Well, I think ideally they should have as little presence *as moderators* as possible. This is because if we don't have anyone acting cruelly to others, as we don't now for the most part, then there should be no need for mods. It's good to have them in case things do happen, but for now it should be just as some others have mentioned: they should post as they always have and we will have, what's the word, authority without it really seeming like we have authority. Kind of like the makeup policy of moderation: you know how the goal of wearing make up is supposed to be so no one can tell you're wearing it? Assuming we have a forum full of well behaved users, that should be our policy of moderation. Of course, if people get out of hand, then the make up will have to become a bit more noticeable. But you know what I mean. Hopefully.

In sum... mods are good, the uses you outlined for them are good, the choices of people are good, and hopefully we won't need them.

:) off to bed now.

Kate

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Cate Perfect

Minor announcement:

I HAVE FLYING MONKEYS!!

*points at rank*

'Thaaaaaaaaannnnnnnkkkk Yooooouuuu, Miiiiister AVEEEEEENGuuuuuuuy.'

*hugs the flying monkeys*

:D

Yeah, so they make me happier than is natural. What's it to ya? *turns nose up* You're just jealous because YOU don't have flying monkeys.

Cate

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(SP)

i would like to ask...nay, demand! that we have the following things:

1)A cave in the mountainside of a mountain next to AVEN-city where we can fly up to, and consult with each other

2) some sort of crystal ball, or hollogram type deal where we can spy on all of you when in above cave

3) secret, "special" rings that connect together, and then we can say "moderation powers activate!"

4) a hog of loyal quality every quartered-year.

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Jayann

*is extremely proud of her woman*

*wondering when I'm gonna get a new rank* I'll just hafta spam harder, I guess.

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Cate Perfect

LOL@sacred! I agree. I like the crystal ball spying thingy, especially.

Cate

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aury

there's this park that's w/in driving distance from my house, & it looks like a sunken, grassy pit surrounded by banyans & rocks that are fun to climb up. if there was one place i'd like to duplicate, it's that one. 8)

3) secret, "special" rings that connect together, and then we can say "moderation powers activate!"

flashes back to an episode of the family guy...

peter & brian: "WONDER TWIN POWERS, ACTIVATE!!!"

brian: "peter, we got these in a box of frankenberry."

lol...

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Jayann

I'm with Aury. Rings of power. And AVENguy can bear the One Ring, and we'll all rule Middle-Earth with an iron fist--Oh, whoops. Wrong universe.

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aury

hehehehe......... :lol:

actually, that park kind of looks (almost) like middle earth... i'll take pictures to show you... :wink:

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Jayann

YAY!

Take photos of yourself, too, Aury. We wants to see new photos of the Aury on the suggestion thread. :D

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aury

:oops:

um, ok... 8)

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Jayann

Rock!! *does a dance for getting more photos of her friends*

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aury

8)

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(SP)

my above demands still waiting aproval...

also:ugh, please don't call me an authority figure, i may be the only person more anti-censorship than avenguy, and i'd want people to go about exactly the same way, in fact be sure to post controversial things, and get into (at least fairly respectable) arguments amongst each other

...even with the incident with naeblis, i would have been opposed to banning him, right up until the porn posting, and even then i would want to talk to people first

that being said--nothing has ever or ever will happen in world watch(now watch as it happens), and i kind of just wanted it for the sake of it, because i love world watch, and i think i've found more links than anyone else, and i love to dig and poke and search for asexuality mentions everywhere...

also though avenguy had mentioned moderators setting the tone of forums etc, and i'm just wondering what you exactly meant by that...?

I also might post more in world watch(as i have found more stuff-but don't want to dump it all at once), also someone requested making a list of all the articles found to date and i think i might do that soon, but don't expect it tomorrow or somwething...

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Skiddaloxx

I'm sure you'll do a good job! 8)

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