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Mod and Admin term limits?

Old 06-20-13, 01:03 AM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
Indefinite. But a mod or an administrator should be ready to step down if it's not working anymore.
...bc that worked so well for ppl like Strom Thurmond and Fidel Castro.
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Old 06-20-13, 01:22 AM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

Originally Posted by pedagogue View Post
...bc that worked so well for ppl like Strom Thurmond and Fidel Castro.
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Old 06-20-13, 12:37 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

I selected 1 year because it's a rough average between my preference for most people (forever) and my preference for Tracer Bullet (60 seconds).

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Old 06-20-13, 02:18 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
I selected 1 year because it's a rough average between my preference for most people (forever) and my preference for Tracer Bullet (60 seconds).

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Old 06-20-13, 05:00 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

If the community desires this and there are enough candidates, this is fine. The more qualified candidates there are on a regular basis, the easier it is for any mod who wants to step down. But enacting artificial limits on the amount of time someone can mod is unlikely to resolve the issues at hand. We have a plan to do just that though. Sit tight, it won't be long.
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Old 06-20-13, 08:31 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

I think one year or so would be about right. Too short and you will never get the hang of it.
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Old 06-21-13, 09:43 AM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

The mob has spoken! The poll itself is very close, but it seems to me that the majority are fine with an indefinite term as long as there's a process to remove the mod or admin. With that in mind, here's the process to remove me:
  • Create a yes/no poll in this forum asking if people want to see me removed
  • Poll should expire after the next two business days (since many people post only from work, we want to make sure it gets the maximum number of eyeballs)
  • Poll should be non-public, so I can't seek revenge against my enemies

Note I'm doing this voluntarily, so this process applies to Groucho only, and will be superseded should IB instate their own mod recall policy.

Questions/comments/complaints?
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Old 06-21-13, 10:12 AM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
The mob has spoken! The poll itself is very close, but it seems to me that the majority are fine with an indefinite term as long as there's a process to remove the mod or admin. With that in mind, here's the process to remove me:
  • Create a yes/no poll in this forum asking if people want to see me removed
  • Poll should expire after the next two business days (since many people post only from work, we want to make sure it gets the maximum number of eyeballs)
  • Poll should be non-public, so I can't seek revenge against my enemies

Note I'm doing this voluntarily, so this process applies to Groucho only, and will be superseded should IB instate their own mod recall policy.

Questions/comments/complaints?
You missed the fine print when you signed your contract. With our stop-loss clause we can bring you back even after you're discharged.

SSGT Groucho, welcome aboard!
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Old 06-21-13, 12:48 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

If a poll were started right now, would Groucho survive?
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Old 06-21-13, 12:50 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

I locked two threads today. What else do you want?
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Old 06-21-13, 02:49 PM
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Old 06-21-13, 02:54 PM
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Old 06-21-13, 07:39 PM
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Re: Mod and Admin term limits?

What the bleep. How can this poll be legitimate with only two days to vote and without a vote from Me
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