What Do mods do?

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What Do mods do?

Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:29 pm

Mods are volunteers. We are not admins, we can't help much with things like log ins and technical glitches, certainly not with how the board is run or policy. We can draw attention to posts which suggest such things to the admins, but so can you.

We can delete posts which contain spam, personal information such as full names and phone numbers, child porn, etc. or take away duplicate posts and cross-postings.

We can merge threads.

We can move threads.

We can lock or unlock threads. I only do so at the request of the OP, and then only if the thread has devolved into drivel or venom.

We can delete entire threads.

We can see IP addresses, and we can see your socks.

We can edit posts.

What we Do Not/cannot do:

We do not edit your mistakes or make your embarrassing posts disappear. You live with what you post. Either explain it or walk away.

We do not correct grammar and spelling.

We cannot ban users at our level. That's admin. Banning of non-spammers is rare and extreme.

We do not "out" socks, but neither are we sworn to secrecy.

We do not make rude comments go away. Use the plonk or ignore feature if you're fed up with another eplayan.

We are not referees, although we may ask flamers to tone it down, pretty please.

We do ask for civil discourse and less snark in the informational threads.

Anything else I've forgotten for the moment?
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Postby gaminwench » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:33 pm

Thank you MODS, for all that you do!
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:57 pm

gaminwench wrote:Thank you MODS, for all that you do!

second.
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Postby ibdave » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:00 pm

Go Mod yourself.... :shock: :shock: :shock:





But really, Thanks..

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Re: What Do mods do?

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:02 pm

AntiM wrote:
Anything else I've forgotten for the moment?


Some of the Moderators are the biggest lurkers here.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:04 pm

I recognize AntiM.......but, don't know which is MDMF007 or Dork...........

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Had a room ate who called himself a mod

Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:06 am

He ran around town riding a Vespa at talking about the Who. I really think he was a wannabe.
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Postby adam link » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:38 pm

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Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:21 pm

LOL, I love Quadrophenia. One of my first laserdiscs.
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Postby Kinetik V » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:22 pm

What do mods do? It appears they lock the official moderation discussion thread rather than boot the people who mucked it up. A little housekeeping is preferred over locking the doors and boarding up the windows because the place got a little dirty. Or in other words boot Simon and Quillard until the flames cool down before a thread gets locked. The rest of us should not have to be restricted in our interactions with this board based on the actions of others.
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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:55 pm

Kinetic V wrote:What do mods do? It appears they lock the official moderation discussion thread rather than boot the people who mucked it up. A little housekeeping is preferred over locking the doors and boarding up the windows because the place got a little dirty. Or in other words boot Simon and Quillard until the flames cool down before a thread gets locked. The rest of us should not have to be restricted in our interactions with this board based on the actions of others.


we hear ya, but have to act quick sometimes so we can chat quick. My biggest beef is the asshats that stir crap up just to inflame something or in the case of some people drop the most meaningless of diatribe on a page. That starts a pissing match and then it escalates into people making threats on a BBS. I mean WTF?

So yeah we are pissed as well. We are working on tuning up problem children and cleaning house as quickly as we can on as time allows.'

thanks for your patience.

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Postby jkisha » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:57 pm

ygmir wrote:
gaminwench wrote:Thank you MODS, for all that you do!

second.

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Postby jkisha » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:59 pm

mdmf007 wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:What do mods do? It appears they lock the official moderation discussion thread rather than boot the people who mucked it up. A little housekeeping is preferred over locking the doors and boarding up the windows because the place got a little dirty. Or in other words boot Simon and Quillard until the flames cool down before a thread gets locked. The rest of us should not have to be restricted in our interactions with this board based on the actions of others.


we hear ya, but have to act quick sometimes so we can chat quick. My biggest beef is the asshats that stir crap up just to inflame something or in the case of some people drop the most meaningless of diatribe on a page. That starts a pissing match and then it escalates into people making threats on a BBS. I mean WTF?

So yeah we are pissed as well. We are working on tuning up problem children and cleaning house as quickly as we can on as time allows.'

thanks for your patience.

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Put them on probation for a week with read only access! :)

Then let them start posting again. If the crap still persists, ban them permanetly.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:11 am

Dear Kinetic, perhaps you should wait until you have all the facts before passing judgment..

just a thought, big boy...especially for someone who tends to shoot first,

your statement is a little of the kettle calling someone black...


You have your opinion, it is mis-informed and incorrect, IMHO.

and kisha, same applies....
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Postby Kinetik V » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:36 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:Dear Kinetic, perhaps you should wait until you have all the facts before passing judgment..

just a thought, big boy...especially for someone who tends to shoot first,

your statement is a little of the kettle calling someone black...


You have your opinion, it is mis-informed and incorrect, IMHO.

and kisha, same applies....


Wow. I had a snarky reply written up and I held off. You're right. I don't have all the facts. And yes, I'm no angel. Pot meet kettle. Yep. All of that fits. And I do shoot first and ask questions later...it's an approach that is not always good for online communication but it does pay the bills at the moment.

That being said it still doesn't change the fact that the two of you are essentially taking a dump in our online community and it's happening today. There are people saying behind the scenes they are being stalked. And there are others who are saying they think it's time to leave the eplaya for good. And last but not least we're now seeing threads locked again. In over 10 years of being on this board I can say that is a rare occurance. So there's no question things are bad. And the fact I'm speaking up and saying it needs to stop....well sorry if that's not liked...I'm not here to win any popularity contests as I lost that years ago.

The bottom line is this crap needs to stop, one way or another. And it doesn't matter who is making the statement...this community doesn't need this kind of crap. It just doesn't.

Again...my thought is to ban both of you until things cool off. Badger and I got banned back in the day, there is a historical precedent that can be followed here. We asked DVD to chill out and take a break and he has...because in the end he loves this place and really wants the best for it. He values the community as a whole. If either one of you care any at all...you'll find a way to de-escalate this at least out of the eplaya. </soapbox>
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Postby AntiM » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:42 pm

There's a lot which is not made public. Unfortunately, a lot of it never gets made public, and never will.

Things don't always progress as quickly as we'd like, but we get there eventually. Banning doesn't happen overnight. But be assured, bad behavior does not go unnoticed. We just can't always act on it as quickly as the board can pass judgment.
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Postby AKDMAN » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:34 pm

what happened to that threatening post that was just here?
ha, must have been mod'ed, thats what they do

now I wonder if the threatened saw the post? there was a demand and a time limit involved, if that time limit isnt met what could happen?!? or did the threat become void once the post was deleted?
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Postby Kinetik V » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:09 pm

It was my post and since I own that content, I have the right to pull it. And I exercised that right.

The "threat" was a warning of an impending DMCA takedown notice among other things against an individual and not against the eplaya.

Long story short...we'll try the diplomacy track once again...but I've got the 16 inch battleship guns locked and ready to fire on this one.
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Postby AKDMAN » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:22 pm

sounded like it! I thought the mod pulled it for other reasons than what you just mentioned, serious day on the e-playa
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:33 pm

Just another day back at the ranch if you have certain people "plonked" in the first place.
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Postby jkisha » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:59 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Just another day back at the ranch if you have certain people "plonked" in the first place.


LOL True that. I plonked two more today as part of my eplaya sanity prophylaxis.
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Postby Kinetik V » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:11 pm

Plonk or not, are all of you aware that EVERYTHING you post in this thread is being crossposted to another website?

I don't know about you but I have a VERY SERIOUS FUCKING PROBLEM with it.

I will NOT give someone free PR by posting that URL here but I have it and will gladly PM it. Literally what you see in this moderation thread is duplicated in it's entirety.

I'm surprised the powers that be have not lowered the legal boom on this crap.
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Postby jkisha » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:37 pm

Kinetic V wrote:Plonk or not, are all of you aware that EVERYTHING you post in this thread is being crossposted to another website?


I couldn't care less where it's being posted and I have a hard time understanding why you would give a hoot either. Just don't post anything you don't want to appear somewhere else on the Internet. Have you ever tried to Google any topics that appear here? They alre almost immediaely spidered and appear in your search, as well as being caches for who knows how long.

Be careful of what you post and it's just one less thing you don't have to worry about. It keeps your blood pressure lower and can save on ammo.
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Postby Kinetik V » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:54 pm

Yeah, things get crossposted all the time. Definitely aware of it. Usually have no objection to it...at all. In fact I kinda like it. But in this case it was being associated with an individual who desperately needs an extended 5150 placed on them.....and that is where I had a problem.

In any case I know my concerns are being addressed and that's got my blood pressure back down and things are calm again over here. Which is as it should be.
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