Why be a moderator.!!!

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by cluelusshusbund, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I suspect that this thred will have a positive influence on Sciforums moderation an posters in general... but in any case... i dont see a downside to mods always usin good maners in ther moderation duties... an treatin posters as if they are responsible adults.!!!
     
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  3. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    As long as they behave as such.
     
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  5. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    An if they dont ther are consequences... such as a timp ban for name calliin... but the ban will be handled wit good maners insted of smart-azz remarks... ie... they will be treated as adults in an adult fashion.!!!
     
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  7. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    I am not personally aware of any "smart-azz" remarks when handing out suspensions. If anything, I err on the side of saying less, as I do not really what to "rub it in", regardless of how some seem to think I am "wringing my hands in delight".
     
  8. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    The real question is whether responsible adults would post at such forums to begin with ....

    *tsk tsk*
     
  9. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Good for you... i thank thats a good atitude which benifits regular posters... mods... an Sciforums.!!!
    Almos everbody has fun makin snide remarks... but mods will be more respected if they dont do it while wearin ther mod hat.!!!

    The real queston is... are ther any responsible adults... period.???

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  10. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36
     
  11. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    That man woud have it all... wit-out the risk of havin to spend eternity wit the monster who created this hot mess.??? :scratchin:
     
  12. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  13. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    If you gain the world you woud have everthang.!!!
    If an entity created this horror known as life... its a monster... an if one has a soul... they risk the posibility of havin to live wit this monster for eternity... accordin to the creator stories ive heard.!!!
     
  14. Bells Staff Member

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    That's why being soulless and a non-believer pays off.

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  15. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Hah!
    Make me a mod, Bells, and I'll show you what a soulless non-believer really is.

    I'd be a goddamned bloody tyrant until the day you got rid of me. You'd lose half your membership within a month.
     
  16. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    The Marquis of Menacing Mayhem, I like it!
     
  17. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Meh. I talk a good game, But I don't care enough to actually do it.

    A little like the thought of becoming a politician, really. I know I'd do a better job than most of them, but frankly, m'dear, I don't give a damn.
     
  18. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    And I'm the shadow runner.

    You'd make a fantastic politician, but you'd be more of the coup de grâce type. Come in, put the entire system to rest with a few merciful blows and leave everyone else to rebuilt it back better. It would be glorious to watch, but I like chaos.

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  19. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    A lot of Posers delude themselves into believing that they can "Talk the Talk" - but the true "Walkers" suffer no such delusions and rarely "Talk" of their "Walks".

    As far as Politicians...Meh! I figured out a long time ago that any person that "tosses their hat into the ring", should probably be immediately moved to the bottom of the list of possible occupiers of the position that they aspire to.

    Somewhat of an oxymoron - to "have it all", would include having a Soul, conversely, by not having a Soul, one would not "have it all".

    As far as being a Moderator of this Forum - I would opine that it would probably be about as enjoyable as being the Resident Proctologist at a large mens Prison!
     
  20. Bells Staff Member

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    Only if your eyes glow shiny red. And if you wear budgie smugglers like Abbott.... Mah eyes.. It burns..

    Fixed.

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    Nah, apparently I'm a MONSTER!

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    Fear me beetchez!. Yes, I have had some wine.

    See, the demand is not just for tyrants. But for polite tyrants. I've often wondered whose standards of politeness are we meant to refer to? The person being banned won't think it's polite or respectful. To the moderated, we'll always be the arsehole who is disrespectful, no matter what we say. Are these the people we should pander to, though? The people we are actively banning or moderating? Will it make them feel better about their ban? 'Oh look! They didn't tell me to stop being a twat when I was banned for a month for acting like a twat.. How refreshingly polite!'..? I don't see this happening in any scenario. No matter how polite we are, the response to the individual(s) being moderated will not be a positive one.
     
  21. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Sciforums problem, in a nutshell. Have I not said it, a thousand times?

    When you institute a set of values, you yourselves have to live by them.
     
  22. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    You say it like it's an isolated illness special to sciforums.

    This is the problem with most of America, and it should be noted that the people making complaints about this behaviour are mostly American is that social philosophy has somehow converted the idea of compassion into coddling entitlement.

    Case in point; the rude little 18 year old teenager who cut school, ran away, and then tried to sue her parents for support and college tuition after leaving nasty voicemails and slandering her parents to everyone she could and then expects to be treated with dignity AND be supported and coddled. It's not a sciforums problem at all, it's a sociological experiment that has gone horribly wrong and damaged two or three entire generations of people.
     
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  23. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    You're quite right, it isn't a problem exclusive to sciforums.
    But I would have thought that goes without saying. This is forum supposedly devoted to those who desire a voice.
    As such, one must structure the environment in such a way as to be conducive to giving voice to those who might otherwise have none.

    There are a million forums out there.
    How does this one continue to be relevant among a thousand others, and yet by extension remain economically viable in a saturated market?
     

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