Forum management: fresh blood?

Discussion in 'Questions' started by Turambar, May 9, 2012.

  1. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Several members have recently noted that forum management in the form of mods and admins have somewhat lessened their addiction to TFF. I hear several have actually started expanding their households, some even with other members. Most of them, I surmise, have been mostly focusing on their own lives.

    Whilst I fully agree that real life is inevitably winning out over TFF, I would like to start a discussion as to what that means to the forum management. I feel it's time to induct a few new mods and/or admins from the current pool of active, trusted members in order to keep this place alive.

    Sky? Nik? CB? Any ideas?
     
  2. Running Wolf

    Running Wolf Join the Madness

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    I concur with Tur.

    (just to show that he's not alone with his thoughts :))
     
  3. Kakashi

    Kakashi Call me Deacon Blues

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    Short version: "Can I become a mod?"
     
  4. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Haha.

    The fact that I brought the whole thing pretty much means that I won't be considered. Ask Tony Blair how to become president of Europe. It's all fine by me.

    Thanks for your contribution, Kaka.



    And you too, RW ^^
     
  5. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    I believe Tur makes a valid point here.
    There are mods that I haven't seen post (Maybe they just lurk) for a long time, and some I haven't seen post at all.
    I know that possibly makes no difference, but I feel that the forum should be policed (moderated) by people who actually use it.
    Though possibly no one who posts here now is mentally stable enough to manage the task!! :p
     
  6. Kakashi

    Kakashi Call me Deacon Blues

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    I.R. is who comes to mind first.
     
  7. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    I was thinking you...but the ban hammer would instantly smash me to bits!! :p

    There are quite a few good level headed Candidates to be honest.
     
  8. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    I'll throw my paw in and say that I'd agree with this. Even if its just a mod or two to help with account verification/enabling and to clean out the odd spambot. Communities online need a visible management presence - even if its just a mod. It helps settle the population that the world is still spinning and that the site isn't forgotten and will vanish from existence.


    I've seen a few forums where the management took a back seat and they did suffer - its little things; spambots lasting too long; changes in the setup to reflect the dynamic population etc.... The little things add up and become a larger problem.

    So, in short, yes I'd say we could do with one or two new mods to just help out and appear around the place from time to time. We've certainly got a good number of fairly level headed members who could take on the job without challenge from the general population.
     
  9. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    I was thinking AA.
     
  10. Firiath

    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    I'll make a start with pre-election promises: When you vote me, I'll start a genocide and delete all the users who've never posted before and haven't visited TFF in at least a month. Maybe it's in my blood, I don't know, but I know I'd certainly enjoy it. :)


    Now, let's forget the fact that neither do I want to become a mod nor would I know what to do: The forum really needs someone looking after it, someone who can reduce the anarchy in here. :D
     
  11. Sevi

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    I agree and I would suggest Turambar, Overread or Running with their frequency of visit TFF as a criteria...also other things that I wouldnt mention cause I dont want to insult anyone >.>

    edit: Firi lol ^^

    Also if you ever voted me I would delete and ban any member that I didnt like >.>
     
  12. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Don't worry. Greeks are banned from becoming mod on account of having discovered democracy.
     
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    I wish I could rep you for that :)
     
  14. Running Wolf

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    I rep'd him for you ^^ *high five for the teamwork*
     
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    *high five*

    Also the fact that this thread was buried is a sign that its an urgent need that we have fresh mods in this forum.

    If someone has admins as facebook friends maybe poke them?
     
  16. Running Wolf

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    a) O_O Oh, I made it beyond the 6000 posts mark. Never saw that coming

    b) we def. need one little mod. He/she doesn't need to have the power to rule them all. Just someone who checks this forum often enough to not let it go to waste =)

    c) I don't have any fb friends ;) Is there a mod in the tff unite fb group?
     
  17. Sevi

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    I think Liv has mods as friends on fb..
     
  18. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    So we need to find someone with Liv on FB to poke Liv to poke the admin ;)
     
  19. Sevi

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    I can poke Liv!
     
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