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Reformation of SS leadership?
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Re: Reformation of SS leadership?

random_name Wrote:
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random_name Wrote:hidden tags and warnings are not classed as abuse of mod powers
According to Soul's rules that image should have been deleted. Hidden tags is minor compared to that.

I think fist should personally strangle you.

Anyways, one thing I don't like about the elections is that they'll probably turn out to be more of a popularity contest (I like that person/agree with their opinion) whereas what is relevant is whether we can trust the person to do a good job moderating the forums.

Honestly, I think the IRC is flawed, but there is no abuse of power on the forums as of now.

i edited it rather than deleted it - either way it serves the same purpose. i dont think fist should strangle me for that =]
Ah, sorry. I meant fist should strangle Maxwell for posting the pic, because she's his sister. It was directed at Maxwell, I'm now aware I should have used the quote tags in a different manner. I support what you did Razz

Squittle Wrote:I just think the amount of mods we have now is a tad unnecessary, though what Puchiko said does have value; for example, I'd have no way of knowing who'd do a good job as a mod. I know the values of nobody here.
You have a point. The "bystander effect" (a social psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer help in an emergency situation when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely proportional to the number of bystanders.) has been well documented-if someone gets hurt and a lot of people see it, everyone just assumes someone else will help him. I assume this could work in a similar way on the forums. On the other hand, having a lot of mods means there's more people to solve problems. Overall, when it comes to deleting double posts/moving threads/splitting or merging threads; these tasks are getting done. Hence, I think it's mostly working as it is, and as they say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Of course, this whole discussion is about whether it is broken or not.

Honestly though, Soul always makes a thread when moding people. These serve a dual purpose: to communicate with the new mods (see if they accept and if they have any questions), but the reason why these are public threads and not PMs is for members to raise objections. If we want to formalise or expand this stage, that's fine with me. I think it's important we remember the community already has a say in who becomes a mod or admin.

Don't take life so seriously, it isn't permanent.
01-02-2009 12:07 AM
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Reformation of SS leadership? - Albatross - 06-24-2008, 10:02 AM
Re: Reformation of SS leadership? - Hanny - 06-26-2008, 04:25 AM
Re: Reformation of SS leadership? - AWOL - 07-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Re: Reformation of SS leadership? - Cilaos - 09-18-2008, 01:09 PM
Re: Reformation of SS leadership? - monkey - 10-09-2008, 03:40 PM
Re: Reformation of SS leadership? - Puchiko - 01-02-2009 12:07 AM

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