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Moderators, a suggestion

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by noizdaemon666, 11 Nov 2011.

  1. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    After reading a few comments and seeing how most of the mods seem to be overwhelmed by all the spam/new posts and other stuff, I had a thought.

    A few of us have suggested expanding the mod team (If you think you should be one, you shouldn't be :p seems to be a popular response to this lol). Anyway, my idea. Given a few people on here spend a lot of time on bit-tech and are very well trusted members, maybe we could elect a mod ourselves?

    So we do some sort of poll, people put their names forward if they want to be considered and then the community votes on their favourite. The winner gets power for say 6 months, then another vote or whatever. (Or if they're really awesome, get to keep power maybe?) Obviously there'd have to be rules, like a 500+ non spam post count and maybe a high rep count, but it's just a thought prancing about in my brain at the moment :D

    So what do you guys think? (I won't be offended if it's the worst idea ever, I'm not known to be overly brilliant at new ideas lol)
     
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  2. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I think it is a good idea, I however would make an awful moderator!
     
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  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo Stopped treating this country as if it was his own

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    It's democratic. What could possibly go wrong? :p

    Just kidding. It's not a bad idea, actually...
     
  4. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Yeah - I do like the idea of elected mods. Just hope you don't have a backfire with some guys voting for a person with one post.

    Nice idea noiz - some rep to my repless buddy :p
     
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  5. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Just make Teelzebub a mod now. Err, because of his contributions to the marketplace, not the fact that he's crazy, or anything...

    Also remember that his rep says: "Teelzebub should be ELECTED FOR PRESIDENT"
     
  6. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Just what I was thinking.

    TEEL 4EVARZ!!1!!0n3!!

    /fanboy(/girl?)-ism
     
  7. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Good idea although I think people should be nominated rather than nominate themselves.
    Off the top of my head I would nominate

    Specofdust
    Goodbytes
    Pookeyhead

    Because the majority of there posts seem to be well thought out and well written and all are regular posters and visit the forums daily.

    If we ever do have nominations I could probably think of more but the 3 above would certainly be on my list.
     
  8. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    You clearly didn't read the bit about having 500+ votes to even be considered :p lol And ta for the rep, I think we both have it all back now so shhhhhhh, don't tell Carrie lol

    Imagine all the hate he'd spread :lol: Compulsary to be in the hate thread if Teel gained power :hehe:

    That might work better actually, some of the ones who deserve to be mods probably wouldn't put themselves forward anyway.
     
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  9. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Rather than full blown mods (that can quickly ruin a forum if they are they are chosen unwisely) maybe just a few more people with the permissions to work through the new member moderation queue.
    From the few posts that have mentioned issues with mods, the speed of approving posts appears to be the biggest issue.
    That task is also obviously taking up a lot of mod time. By outsourcing that task, mods could be more effective.
    It could be like a bit version of mechanical turk, but with rep rather than pennies.
     
  10. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    I nominate wyx, teel and fingers.
     
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  11. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    If a PM system could be set up for post approval that wa't too intrusive then I think giving a group of regular posters the power to approve posts wouldn't be a bad idea. It's the admin tasks that take the time.

    But in terms of community moderation, Nexxo handles 99% of that himself very well.
     
  12. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I think Nexxo would make a great mod, Oh wait he is one see I was right :thumb:
     
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  13. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Funny man aren't you Tel, and there I was going to say you've grown up since I first joined the forum ;) I think you've proved your worth to the forum in the MP :thumb:
     
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  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Tel grown up, are we thinking about the same person here???...lol
     
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  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Lol I have a few more grey hairs But no I wont be growing up just yet :hehe:
     
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  16. Another_level

    Another_level New Member

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    I heartily agree with this part.
     
  17. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Pookey used to be a mod :thumb:
     
  18. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    point proven...lol
     
  19. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    It sounds like a good plan to me.
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Lol thanks for the vote of confidence Jeff :hehe:
     
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