So you think you can moderate

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by James R, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    A number of subforums are currently without a dedicated moderator.

    If you think you have what it takes to moderate one of the subforums listed below, please post your interest in this thread, or send a PM to me to let me know.

    Please let us know your "qualifications" to moderate a subforum, such as your record of posting in it and any special expertise you have. Also, please tell us why you would be interested in signing on as a moderator of sciforums. And, if you like, you could outline what you think your approach would be to moderating posts in your subforum, if appointed.

    I'll let this thread run for a week. Depending on the number of people who are interested, the current moderator group may simply decide to appoint some of the applicants, or we may put the matter to some kind of public vote.

    We will not necessarily fill all or any positions. It will depend on the quality of the applicants. Obviously, we will bear in mind your prior posting history in general on sciforums in making any decisions regarding appointments.

    The following subforums could potentially do with an extra moderator:

    Human Science
    Astronomy
    Physics & Math
    Comparative Religion
    Intelligence & Machines
    Architecture
    General Philosophy
    Religion
    History
    Free Thoughts
    Sci-fi and Fantasy
    Parapsychology
    Pseudoscience

    This is not necessarily an exhaustive list.

    Please only post your OWN interest in this thread. Do NOT nominate other people who you think may be suitable.
     
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  3. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I would very much like to mod Pseudoscience. I have extensive experience in dealing with woo of all varieties, and have a reasonable temperament along with a consistent posting history for 4 years.
     
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  5. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    I would like to claim immunity.

    I only have moderate moderating skills, so I'd probably get voted out. Or maybe not voted in.
    Plus, I think the club fees are just bloody well horrendous.
     
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  7. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    I want to moderate About the Members.
    I am an expert in members.
    I can make them twitch.
    Vote for me.
    *bows*
     
  8. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    lol Virtually every moderator also has mod rights in "About the members". So if there is one subforum that doesn't need an additional mod it's "About the members".

     
  9. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    Who is Tristan ? I am a sleep at the wheel again our something .

    I would never want to be a Mod. It is a thankless Job . So thanks for be Mods Mods . I look up to all the Mods . Someones got to do it .
     
  10. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    No one knows..

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    I have seen him online perhaps a hand full of times.

    Here's a list of all the moderators, super moderators and admins. It also says what subforums they moderate.
     
  11. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    ... it was a joke.

    I don't believe in moderation.
     
  12. 420Joey SF's Incontestable Pimp Valued Senior Member

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    I nominate dyw
     
  13. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    I would like to moderate Varda.
     
  14. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    Stryder surprised Me , Ida never guest he was in London . I wonder if he knows Crackles Dad . Runs the London Stock exchange from what I hear . If you are reading this Crackles Dad , no worries on that 8,000 . All is forgiven . I,m way past that now . Your Daughter is a great photographer . You should know that

    Can't hardly remember his name now . Kent . Man alive we are in a tail spin bro . We got to do something .

    O.K. stop trolling I know . Stryder That surprised Me . I know there is great guys in London . He just seem like an Idea American to Me . I look up to Him . His compassion is beyond mortal Men.
     
  15. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Um...
     
  16. Bebelina kospla.com Valued Senior Member

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    I could moderate in Parapsychology and/or Pseudoscience, since I have a long and vast expererience in most known phenomenas in the area(s). Such as working as a psychic for many years and arguing with "real" scientists regarding the subjects validity. And I have also studied philosophy and psychology on an academic level (university). Sure I got a D on one stupid report, but I was distracted by dirty phonecalls at the time.
    But, how much time will it take and will it be worthy the effort in magnificent glory and power? ( Cash will do fine.)

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  17. Gustav Banned Banned

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    i like to moderate bebelina
     
  18. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Now that's just what I need isn't it?
     
  19. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    I could moderate Astronomy, but I'm not really a very nice guy and I don't tolerate stupidity well.
     
  20. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Woohoo!
    Exactly what we want.
    You got my vote.
     
  21. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    You'll fit right in.
    Somebody fish out the jumbo can of woo repellent they issue here.
     
  22. Kittamaru Suppose it makes sense. Wearing a bit thin. Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't mind being a moderator in sci-fi and fantasy... more than anything the biggest complaint I have about that forum is how quickly it can turn from a level headed discussion into a "my *insert item here* is bigger than yours!" "nuh huh!" whine fest with no substantiated backing whatsoever.

    As far as moderation style... I'd simply step back from the arguments at hand and think "what would a non-nerd think about this..." and go from there. After all, for a forum like that, putting your personal bias aside is an absolute must!

    *EDIT* Oh, as far as qualifications - well, I feel I can maintain a position of objectiveness, plus I have been put into administrative positions both in game servers (such as Half Life's Counter Strike, Natural Selection, and a Team Fortress Classic) and in terms of account management (managing the physical server itself via FTP access and root folder access, among other things) so I feel I'm trustworthy and level-headed enough to not go on a "RAGH I DON'T LIKE YOU BAN!" spree
     
  23. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    OMG! You're second one I'm seconding.
    Kit, you'd make a brilliant mod for SF&F.

    You missed some of your qualifications: rational, fair (to a fault sometimes), sense of humour and definitely balanced.

    PS I'm not in love with you.

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