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Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by NMSquirrel, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    I've already been told that the mods won't take my complaints seriously because of my 'attitude', the result of which is that long-time posters try to wind me up so that I'll respond in kind and get banned. Doesn't work though.

    Maybe some reform from inside might work. Let's try a couple of new mods, and get rid of that Syne guy.
     
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  3. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Didn't he already do that at one point?
     
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  5. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps it would make more sense to attempt some reform in regards to how things operate, not just who operates.

    Moderators have never really been given a Managerial peptalk, because that isn't how the heirarchy's been. For the most part you could say it's an ad-hoc group of volunteers that concentrate for the most part on their area's of interest. This has allowed for discrepancies to occur since there is no interdepartmental inspector "calibrating" activities. That said some things have been tried, for instance James planned the whole infraction and ban system over the years, in essence it should function wonderfully.

    The problem is that when a new moderator is appointed, they don't go through a "training day", they aren't assigned a senior moderator as someone to overview their activities. This means they can miss some methods or practices that might be important, they might not be akin to trying amicable solutions rather than corporal results and above all they don't have an internal appraisal to what actions they have undertook. Perhaps that's whats lacking too, a committee to overview conduct for the moderators much like the moderators attest to moderating conduct of members.

    Like I said previously though, it's something that requires far more than a "band-aid" to make any significant changes.
     
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  7. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Sorcerer, you have my solemn promise that anything you report to me, I shall examine without bias - I don't know you, or your history, so you can take that statement to the bank.

    However, this DOES mean that if you are being a tool, and I tell you to stop being a tool, that you should stop being a tool

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  8. Motor Daddy ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ Valued Senior Member

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    This is not directed at you, just in principle.

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    Anything? Really? So hypothetically, suppose you disagree with Sorcerer over an issue and push comes to shove.....

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  9. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    lol, you know what I mean motor

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  10. Balerion Banned Banned

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    LOL. Another asinine thread closure by your newest mod.

    I step away for a few months, and the site goes to absolute shit. Delicious!
     
  11. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Well, he did give the option of opening a new thread... *shrugs*
     
  12. Balerion Banned Banned

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    He didn't give any such option, since it's not his to give. We always have the option of opening a new thread.

    Threads at Sciforums always deviate from the topic, branch out into new directions, and wind up back on topic. If they don't get back on topic, the off-topic posts get split into their own topic by the moderator. Instead, this clown just shuts it down and tells them to start over. Face it, you guys promoted a tyrant! Again: LOL!
     
  13. Bells Staff Member

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    I don't know who told you that, but they are wrong.

    Hey! Welcome back.

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    Hope you have been well? We've missed you.

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    + 1!!

    Welcome back to you too.. And context.. like how you leave it out.. But who needs context?

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    Yes, it's all you.
     
  14. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    Explanation posted for that thread closure. Explanations will be given as a courtesy, and if that provokes more complaints (than the two threads on topic closures so far) there will be little reason to make the effort to extend that courtesy in the future.
     
  15. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Can you imagine there's a context in which your comment to me was warranted? As usual, it was another one of your rages, and I had the misfortune of stepping in your path.

    Not so much as an apology from this one, note.

    Never suggested it was. But it is a bit of irony considering that James once suggested the reason for the ill temperament of the forum was my presence.

    LOL! I love it!

    Great hire, Jimmy.
     
  16. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Hiya Bells... Yeah, long time no hear. Thanks for the welcome back. I'll be around for a bit... Sorry. Lol. Also want to say welcome back to cosmic... Glad to see ya posting again.
     
  17. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Heh Heh

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    Where do you find these people, James?
    They are straight out of some dystopian novel.
     
  18. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Don't be a wuss by appealing to James.

    Harangue those moderators. Pointing out their intellectual faults may help them on recovery from emotional retardation. It's up to you man. I've only really paid attention to the thread title and Syne's last post.

    You can do it!
     
  19. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Not really sure what you're saying here... Please clarify. Sorry, I'm actually on meds at the moment. Not trying to be an ass... Though It comes easy to me.
     
  20. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    "Divide et impera"
    Julius Caesar
     
  21. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    The secretive head of sciforums has returned after his upgrade.........................

    Directive from sciforums towers.

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    I hope you like my new look. This cost an arm and a leg, I can tell you.

    Some mods have been complaining about having to make excuses for closing threads.
    If it's closed then it's closed right?
    What other reasons do the bums want?
    But, we must appear reasonable, I suppose.

    In future, to make things easier, mods need only post this list and tick one of them.

    I have closed this thread because:
    a) I can, and I will.
    c) Same as reason b.
    d) I was being beaten in an argument.
    e) Explanations will be given as a courtesy, and if that provokes more complaints there will be little reason to make the effort to extend that courtesy in the future. (classic)
    f) The thread criticised a moderator/moderators, and "all has been said". Example. This thread.
    g) So##y, there's b@@n a computer malfunctio^.
     
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  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Come on man.

    You can harangue better than that!
     
  23. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Carnage, we need quality over quantity I say.
     

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