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What's a moderator?
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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
A moderator does not set out looking for stupid females...you sir are a laughable antique thrshbar,,,talking through their hat..half of the mods are female, perhaps your paranoid....or a virgin,,,angry old thrasher.
tee hee
O everyone has beauty...your trollism and nosehairs are quite attractive...maybe yu are ill, if so, I am sorry, maybe your boxers are too tight,,,,again a pity....don't mind me as I might be a script writer for you favorite telly show...
who knows Thrashy? Barr
(I'd change your name to Trashy Binn. easier to remember)..no, I won't argue or return and blah blah blah..
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Posted 9/19/13
I haven't really had "trouble" with the moderators, but I will say that after having two threads closed in the General Discussion area, I won't be starting any further threads. One of these threads was closed after a moderator had already posted in it, and then a second moderator shut it and said it should be in a different section.
Am I wrong in thinking a thread could be relocated if in the wrong section?

In my opinion, it is pretty discouraging for people to post their ideas or try to start discussions if the threads are closed immediately, especially after the poster has checked to see if it is duplicating anything existing and has put thought and effort into what they are posting. Eventhough it may seem to be keeping the forum clean or clutter free, it also does not promote growth on the forum.
That being said, I could understand closing or locking a thread if the thread is trying to instigate trouble, or being harassing, confrontational or inflammatory.

I guess I just didn't know the definition of "general" and I thought my threads could go there.
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Posted 9/19/13

Serenity_07 wrote:






Sometimes, a mod may rub a member the wrong way, but it generally isn't intentional.


I like what you wrote here

I didn't know one could be rubbed the wrong way.
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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
Haven't seen any unreasonable or rude moderators while here. In fact, my heart cheers a little every time an "I need an anime recommendation" thread gets locked. I've nearly teared up on occasions when a nearly incomprehensible troll gets his post deleted. Then again, I enjoy things that are sensible, so maybe I'm a bit biased.


As for what a moderator is: it is "one that moderates." What does it mean to moderate? To reduce or limit. What do they moderate? Stupidity, mostly.

Anyone that values a discussion and the exchange of ideas will want to go to the place where the ideas are, which means an existing thread. Duplicating a thread that's already there means that if you want to find out what people think about a topic, you'll need to go to several places to find what you're looking for instead of one. So it makes more sense to lock the duplicate.

Trolls waste my time and sometimes (if they're good enough) lead me on to thinking that they might have something to say of value, only to find out that they have nothing of the sort. It helps that mods that have already figured that out can save me the time. Plus, all things considered, I've found them to be rather lenient in their criteria. But then again, perhaps I've just missed all the dick moderators the past couple of years (they hang out in different places I guess).
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A moderator's job is that of a censor. Censorship is itself morally and philosophically reprehensible.

You do the math.
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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
I haven't had a rude comment from a moderator.
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Posted 9/19/13


^-^ Most are, obviously we have to do our jobs and occasionally ban people. It's not that we want to, it's that is what is written down. Certain violations require certain actions on our part. I'm glad you had a positive experience ^-^



Awwwwwwwhhhhh <3 and we love you too!
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Posted 9/19/13
As a member of AMP I supose i'm suposed to have a negative veiw of mods considering the amount of times people have been in trouble with mods.

But personaly I've never had a negative experiance with any mods, I don't recall having ever disagreed with a mods ruling to date either.
Although I get the amusing irony that guy pointed out about when a Mod told up to keep AMP PG-13 when that Scarlet Blade beta was advertised on the main page (M rated MMO)

While sure on occasion their may be people who abuse their power, it's bound to happen, but I've a crazy feeling such people lose their moderaton privelidges very rapidly, should they even get past screening.

I actualy considered putting my name forward before I thought about it and realised that 98%+ of my posts are on AMP and thus I'm probably not really a very active member of the community as a whole, which was a criteria after all.

So to sum up, don't let one bad experiance with a moderator put you off talking to them/ make you assume they are some otherworldy authority figure to be approached with fear and awe.

They're a mostly nice seeming bunch.
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Posted 9/19/13

Tarya wrote:

I haven't really had "trouble" with the moderators, but I will say that after having two threads closed in the General Discussion area, I won't be starting any further threads. One of these threads was closed after a moderator had already posted in it, and then a second moderator shut it and said it should be in a different section.
Am I wrong in thinking a thread could be relocated if in the wrong section?

In my opinion, it is pretty discouraging for people to post their ideas or try to start discussions if the threads are closed immediately, especially after the poster has checked to see if it is duplicating anything existing and has put thought and effort into what they are posting. Eventhough it may seem to be keeping the forum clean or clutter free, it also does not promote growth on the forum.
That being said, I could understand closing or locking a thread if the thread is trying to instigate trouble, or being harassing, confrontational or inflammatory.

I guess I just didn't know the definition of "general" and I thought my threads could go there.

Yes, we can (and do) move things from one forum to another one if it seems to be a better fit. What sometimes happens though is that if we moved it, it would be a duplicate in that forum, so we close it instead. Not sure if that was the case in the example you gave, but it might have been.

Also, we aren't perfect. Several of us are still fairly new and while we're getting more consistent with each other and with existing guidelines, sometimes we make mistakes. So if you think a mistake was made and want some clarification (or you want to offer clarification to us if you think we misunderstood something), just PM us. We might end up agreeing and undoing (to the best of our ability) whatever we did. At the least it gives us a chance to explain our action more clearly. We never want people to feel baffled by what we did!
Posted 9/20/13 , edited 9/20/13
Good or bad, tell us like it is...

We are users too, and we like to enjoy the site just like the rest of you and are subject to the same rules.

But....

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Posted 9/20/13
Moderates things.
Posted 9/20/13
My experiences with the various CR mods have been positive.

Now when you get into group mods, that's a whole new area and not always a pleasant one.
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Posted 9/20/13
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Okay sir so I will direct my questions to you. Okay If I have a question and I ask a moderator are they supposed to respond to me or can they say something smart while answering me like i'm stupid?
I used to be a moderator on a different forum a while back and so I sorta know rules when it comes to creating a thread. So when I post a question I make sure it's in the correct section, that it's not personal. and that the question doesn't just have a yes or no answer so that people can participate in the thread with there reasoning. My problem is that SOMEONE that literally posted in this very thread must have only read the title and the first line and just locked the thread, they didn't even bother sparing a bit of there PRECIOUS time to read the paragraph I wrote, it's not like it was a essay. But they had no problem just locking it.
Another time I made a thread saying how a video game I was playing looked similar to something else basically asking if people were aware of the game, had they ever played a previous game in the series, did they like it? and like 10mintues later I can't find it, why? because a Moderator took it upon herself to change the name of the thread that I posted..... and then I don't even have the option to change it back????? I dunno I'm not trying to argue with "you" personally i'm glad you replied i'm just going to try and post my threads on other sites seeing as I don't have any type of control over the things I post, In the Forum rules you should add a line that says that moderators have free reign over anything posted and that they don't need your permission they just do whatever they feel like.
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Mods have, in my experience, always been helpful, friendly and efficient. They lock up things that should be locked, shut down flame wars and generally do an awesome job around here.

Most people that I've seen have trouble with mods just simple haven't taken the time to make sure they were following the forum rules.
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Posted 9/20/13

iblessall wrote:

Mods have, in my experience, always been helpful, friendly and efficient. They lock up things that should be locked, shut down flame wars and generally do an awesome job around here.

Most people that I've seen have trouble with mods just simple haven't taken the time to make sure they were following the forum rules.


pssssss I don't think you read my last post?? :3
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