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Old 04-05-01, 04:36 AM
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Sometimes i feel i am at one. With everybody always bitching and moaning about "personal attacks", or "wrong forum", and the ever popular "this is not a bargin" etc... Sometimes i feel for you.
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Old 04-05-01, 05:07 AM
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I know.. "bitch, bitch, bitch" Look at my thread, Mods your doing a good job! cause I think they truely are!
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Old 04-05-01, 08:11 AM
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I don't see what's wrong with providing feedback and suggestions in a forum entitled "Forum Feedback & Suggestions".
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Old 04-05-01, 10:56 AM
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Ctyner, I can tell you that is seems like it goes beyond suggestions and feedback.

Mods get accused of double standards, being too strict, being too lenient, playing favorites, etc..etc..etc. A lot of passive-aggressive crap. Sometimes people assume things that are not true.

For example, a thread here took mods to task. There was an exchange and then the thread was gone. Someone else posted a new thread, because the old thread "magically disappeared." What does that imply? The truth is, the original person who created the thread decided to delete it. Or maybe I read too much into things.

Anyway, I feel like it's herding cats sometimes. The thing is, the range of users with all different things they are sensitive about, with all different ways of perceiving things or misunderstanding threads/posts....it can be a difficult job. And no matter what we do, some people will not like it.

Often there is a lot of work involved in being a mod, stuff people don't ever see. Dealing with trolls, people who log on to spam. People who want to attack the boards. Checking IPs and admin stuff. Helping out in other forums. Moving threads. Private email stuff. And the pay really sucks.

It really helps when someone says thanks or notices. I am on other forums also, and sometimes I wish those other forums had the level of moderation this one does.
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Old 04-05-01, 11:12 AM
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It really helps when someone says thanks or notices. I am on other forums also, and sometimes I wish those other forums had the level of moderation this one does.
There are mods here?



Good job, everybody!
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Old 04-05-01, 11:23 AM
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Ctyner, I can tell you that is seems like it goes beyond suggestions and feedback.
Oh, absolutely, but the three things that damn_skippy mentioned in his post aren't unreasonable, IMO. That's what I was responding to.

I administrate quite a few boards, so I can sympathize.

I am on other forums also, and sometimes I wish those other forums had the level of moderation this one does.
It's hard to balance. I don't think the sort of heavy-handed moderation that makes the Home Theater Forum such an incredible forum would function well here.
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Can't we all just get along?
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Old 04-06-01, 08:21 PM
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Can't we all just get along?
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Originally posted by ctyner
I administrate quite a few boards, so I can sympathize.
BTW, the correct verb for that is "administer."
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Originally posted by Todd B.
Originally posted by ctyner
I administrate quite a few boards, so I can sympathize.
BTW, the correct verb for that is "administer."
Good catch!
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Old 04-07-01, 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Good catch!
Not really.

Originally posted by Todd B.
BTW, the correct verb for that is "administer."
administrate -- v. to administer (Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition)

administrate -- v. t. [L. administratus, p. p. of administrare.] To administer. [R.] --Milman. (Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.)

administrate v : work in an administrative capacity; supervise; "administer a program" [syn: administer]
(Source: WordNet 1.6, 1997 Princeton University)
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Actually, I prefer "administrate" - it more suggests "being in charge of; maintaining," whereas "administer" sounds more like "dispensing".

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Mods get accused of double standards, being too strict, being too lenient, playing favorites, etc..etc..etc. A lot of passive-aggressive crap.
Yeah, but only the really crappy mods get accused of that

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Yeah David, but I have to stick up for them. They make the rest of us Mods look bad...

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Old 04-08-01, 09:08 PM
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bitchin is a part of human nature and with the anonymous nature a online forum provides people are more willing and able to take this bitchin further than they would in real life

i personally could never get offended by a personal attack from a complete stranger on the net ! i just don't take it all that seriously . I actually don't mind the odd catfight now and then but i know others get their knickers in a twist way more easier hence the rules which we have to follow
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