What is a Moderator?

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  1. Humaren

    Humaren New Member

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    Every time I see the word Moderator associated with some ones name, I always wonder what their duties on a forum are. Can some one explain it to me?
     
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    hmm, well they moderate the forums.
    Such as deal with problems that arise between members; ensure that threads stay on topic (depends on the thread and the section its in for how much they enforce this); lock unsuitable topics; ban members; delete theads that are not wanted (like advertising)

    they are also the people that get notified when you use the report functio - the warning triangle in a persons profile in a thread.

    Generally the best way to think of them is as Big Brother (or Sister) to the forum. They work in the background to let us all post here in peace.

    that help?
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    All you really need to concern yourself about in such a case is that in TFF-land they are YOUR GOD!

    No but really the mods moderate different sections of the forum. There will be one for the Guild area and one for the Books area, and so on. You can see which mod does what if you go into the general section of each area.
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    I though mods were the demi-gods and the admin God?
     
  5. Humaren

    Humaren New Member

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    Big help. Thanks

    Now I can stop wondering.
     
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    Wow, I thought I was God! Oh ya, that was in D&D.:)

    This is also cool to know. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Just different levels of God-hood. Lesser Gods and Greater Gods
     
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    Well, here’s to the gods :draught: may they show us favor!
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Sadly, they never do :p
     
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    wait till Nienor gets a hold of this thread...
     
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    So I just saw this "show us favor" part and I immediately started crying because I thought of GW-related things.

    Getting back to the topic - there are some differences between mods and admins, though. The mods tend to be a little more in the background (at least IMO) - at least the ones that people seem to be scared of are the admins like Nienor and Sky. :O
     
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    It depends on the forum size - generally the larger forums have more mods and they are more active in dealing with the day to day runnings - the admins take over moderating the mods and ensureing that everything runs smooth. On smaller forums, where there are fewer members to mod, the admin tend to be more like super mods in enforcing things
     
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    More great info! Thanks all!
     
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    *puts on her Supermod underoos*

    I saw this thread when it started. I was hoping it would die a natural death.
     
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    Alas...things seldom do.
     
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    Especially with Kakashi around. :rolleyes:
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    don;t forget readaholic either!
    if she makes an appearance its like 2 kakashi resurrection spurts in one!
     
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    Ouch.

    Even if justified.
     
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    its a living.
     
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    Not if you're not getting paid for it. :(
     
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