Author Topic: Board Moderator Aps  (Read 15389 times)

Offline Viratas

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • View Profile
    • http://theopenmat.com
Board Moderator Aps
« on: June 29, 2009, 11:07:24 AM »
Contact me if you are interested in serving as a moderator.

Please be serious and let me know which forum you would like to be considered as a moderator for.

We will have guidlines and moderation rules.

Thanks in advance

Aequitas - Veritas (is Latin)
Cóir - Fírinne
Justice - Truth

"When it’s over, I’ll look up and see what remains. If there are any bridges, I’ll cross them when I get there."

Offline Ray Brinzer

  • Ipse Dixit
  • Administrator
  • Get a Job
  • *****
  • Posts: 7622
    • View Profile
    • http://ray.brinzer.net/
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 11:11:35 AM »
I'm going to add a requirement.

Tell us how you think a moderator should act, and make decisions.  And tell us where you think this board needs to go, and how moderation fits into it.

Offline Jimmy the Gent

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 5029
    • View Profile
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 12:15:54 PM »
themat.com, here we come.  This is bad news.  You already have foul language safeguards - this seems like an unneccessary beaurocratic more that will have unintended consequences.

Here is a novel concept:  get moderators after finding the NEED for one.

Score one for the thought and word police.
"Jimmy, I understand your point and technically your logic is sound."  --Viratas

Offline Viratas

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • View Profile
    • http://theopenmat.com
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 12:22:12 PM »
Jimmy, Moderators serve multiple functions, including the reduction of spam.

Also, note there will be new rules coming out.

Our rules are easy to follow for those who choose to, and unlike the mat.com you will know who the moderators are and informed to as to why something was moderated.

If you follow the rules I do not see why our mods would have to do anymore then clean up spam.

Right?
Aequitas - Veritas (is Latin)
Cóir - Fírinne
Justice - Truth

"When it’s over, I’ll look up and see what remains. If there are any bridges, I’ll cross them when I get there."

Offline Jimmy the Gent

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 5029
    • View Profile
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 12:38:16 PM »
In theory you are right.

But even last week you had JD very subtley suggesting we be censored for saying jesus christ, if it is in vain.  Or God dammit because it offends... HIM.

I could see him or one of his friends being a Mod and editing things like 'blasmphemy'.

That would officially make this place easily as stupid as the mat.com

I am offended by people that believe Jesus is a supernatural being.
"Jimmy, I understand your point and technically your logic is sound."  --Viratas

Offline Rockhard

  • LXP
  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 21052
    • View Profile
    • http://www.theowf.net
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 01:53:19 PM »
I'm interested. I already moderate a couple of wrestling boards.
"Really? Well please tell your father-in-law that he is a freaking idiot."

Offline Ray Brinzer

  • Ipse Dixit
  • Administrator
  • Get a Job
  • *****
  • Posts: 7622
    • View Profile
    • http://ray.brinzer.net/
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 03:09:36 PM »
Quote from: "Jimmy the Gent"
In theory you are right.

But even last week you had JD very subtley suggesting we be censored for saying jesus christ, if it is in vain.  Or God dammit because it offends... HIM.

I could see him or one of his friends being a Mod and editing things like 'blasmphemy'.

That would officially make this place easily as stupid as the mat.com

I am offended by people that believe Jesus is a supernatural being.
A person is welcome to argue that using the phrase "God damn it" (or "by the Flying Spaghetti Monster", or whatever) should be against the rules here.  The same person might be a moderator.  If that person cannot distinguish what is against the rules from what he thinks should be against the rules, his tenure as a moderator is likely to be very short.

This is not to say that there will be no judgement involved; we're not going to try to give comprehensive definitions of "pornography" or "personal attacks", for instance.  But moderators should be ready to account for their actions.

trollster

  • Guest
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 03:13:11 PM »
I nominate Rockhard, but only if he revives the "Ask Rockhard Anything" thread.

Offline ViseGrip

  • LXP
  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 36925
    • View Profile
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 03:20:20 PM »
I would consider being the moderator on the Chick threads (no.... Im serious!).

What would I filter? No porn, (ie pics of actual sex) no sexual organs (including nipples), no stories about sex, no pics of simulated sex.

My only question would be if body paint would be considered to be adequate or inadequate coverage  and would enforce that according to the guidelines.

Your humble servant.
"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all that want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics" -Thomas Sowell

Offline nywrestler4life

  • LXP
  • World Champ
  • *****
  • Posts: 2931
    • View Profile
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 03:23:27 PM »
I'd be interested in moderating either the international, college, or high school boards.  I'm a stickler for the rules :D .  One thing though is I might have to change my name to the spam buster.


trollster

  • Guest
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 03:23:59 PM »
Maybe we shouldn't have moderators at all, most posters on this board are self proclaimed libertarians, and a key tenet of libertarianism is limited government.

Offline Viratas

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • View Profile
    • http://theopenmat.com
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 03:42:54 PM »
It is also a business so you theory falls short there, but otherwise I would say you are correct.
Aequitas - Veritas (is Latin)
Cóir - Fírinne
Justice - Truth

"When it’s over, I’ll look up and see what remains. If there are any bridges, I’ll cross them when I get there."

Offline Ray Brinzer

  • Ipse Dixit
  • Administrator
  • Get a Job
  • *****
  • Posts: 7622
    • View Profile
    • http://ray.brinzer.net/
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2009, 03:48:16 PM »
Quote from: "trollster"
Maybe we shouldn't have moderators at all, most posters on this board are self proclaimed libertarians, and a key tenet of libertarianism is limited government.
I think here you run into a paradox.  Libertarianism allows for private autocracies; indeed, that's one of the virtues of the system to many libertarians.  Conversely, many liberals (in the American sense of the word) wish to expand the power of government precisely to limit the power and discretion of private enterprises.

So what that comes to is, since you are not obliged to participate in this forum, we need not uphold the same standards of free speech that a government should.  Indeed, I think that we'll need to employ limited censorship to uphold community standards, and that our success will depend, to some extent, on how well we do so.  I do think, though, that erring on the side of leniency is a good thing.  We want mostly open dialogue.

trollster

  • Guest
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2009, 05:25:39 PM »
I nominate myself as resident troll.

Offline Rockhard

  • LXP
  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 21052
    • View Profile
    • http://www.theowf.net
Re: Board Moderator Aps
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2009, 08:51:24 PM »
Quote from: "trollster"
I nominate Rockhard, but only if he revives the "Ask Rockhard Anything" thread.

Deal.
"Really? Well please tell your father-in-law that he is a freaking idiot."