Moderating is a thankless task


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I received a couple of PMs the other day about this thread, and I have only just found it! :laugh:

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the members of the community. I've said it time and time again, we cannot be everywhere at once and your support and reports are greatly appreciated.

On a slightly unrelated note, I've noticed this on the original post:

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Is that related to the number of likes that the post has received?

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I've just never noticed it before...

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It's because posts don't normally get liked so much. If it hits a threshold then that will appear. :p

......... I think.

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Every time I read new posts in this thread, I feel like Oprah Winfrey. You get a like! You get a like! You get a like! You get a like!

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I've been here for a while now and still no run in with any staff member, feels good.

Thanks guys for the amazing job you all do!

If you would like, that could be arranged. :p

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments, they're much appreciated. (Y)

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  • 1 month later...

Maybe we need to have a moderator of the month and have a bit of Q&A from forum members. The moderator is randomly chosen to be featured. Then we are allowed to submit questions for that mod to answer.

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Maybe we need to have a moderator of the month and have a bit of Q&A from forum members. The moderator is randomly chosen to be featured. Then we are allowed to submit questions for that mod to answer.


That doesn't sound like a "thanks" that sounds like work. :p

Nonetheless, I would be game for it.
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That doesn't sound like a "thanks" that sounds like work. :p

Nonetheless, I would be game for it.

Same, I suppose, although I have no idea what sort of questions people would have for us. We're just like they are only someone approached us with a magic green cloak one day >.>
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I've had my run in with a mod before but, in reality, when one is honest with themselves, the mods are pretty fair..

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Same, I suppose, although I have no idea what sort of questions people would have for us. We're just like they are only someone approached us with a magic green cloak one day >.>

Will you marry me?

Ah, sorry, Anaron... no, no, I didn't mean it... no, the other... I... yes, look... no...

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I'm a little late to the game, but better late than never, I suppose. Thank you Neobond and all of the staff/mods/gmods, if it weren't for all of you, this site wouldn't be as awesome as it is today. It has truly evolved into a site that can only be explained in one word, and that word is majestical. I say this because it has helped me in the past, and I look forward to the awesome future! Cheers you guys/gals! (Y)

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I'm a little late to the game, but better late than never, I suppose. Thank you Neobond and all of the staff/mods/gmods, if it weren't for all of you, this site wouldn't be as awesome as it is today. It has truly evolved into a site that can only be explained in one word, and that word is majestical. I say this because it has helped me in the past, and I look forward to the awesome future! Cheers you guys/gals! (Y)

Thanks for the kind words!

And Happy Birthday!

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True. Being a mod is not easy because you get blame for any reason. I should know.

 

I take a poke at Marshall sometimes because he somehow always end up being on my case (2 warnings, 1 closed thread), but it's never out of spite or retaliation. It's always with good humour just like I would hit or punch my best friend for the fun of it.

 

I always accept and respect the decision that was made. I may not like it at first, but I own up to it, and move on. Mods and staff are there to do the job appointed to them. So yeah, I may take a jab at a mod in a post, but it's never to retaliate. It's always light-minded, and usually to point at my own flaws.

 

I know it's not easy to convey a feeling or a good feeling to something written when you cannot tell by the sound of the voice, but I'm saying it here. You guys are doing a great, and difficult task. And if I have ever written anything that you may have felt like an attack chances are that I did not mean it in any way , and I probably just forgot to put a sh*tload of emotes.

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True. Being a mod is not easy because you get blame for any reason. I should know.

 

I take a poke at Marshall sometimes because he somehow always end up being on my case (2 warnings, 1 closed thread), but it's never out of spite or retaliation. It's always with good humour just like I would hit or punch my best friend for the fun of hit.

 

I always accept and respect the decision that was made. I may not like it at first, but I own up to it, and move on. Mods and staff are there to do the job appointed to them. So yeah, I may take a jab at a mod in a post, but it's never to retaliate. It's always light-minded, and usually to point at my own flaws.

Really? I don't, I take every opportunity to poke fun at Marshall, it's fun in itself :D

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The key to not getting warnings is (1) putting a picture of pooh bear (it makes mods read shenanigans as nicer than it is) and (2) not posting for a decade.

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Can some moderators do their "thankless" job and not close topics on ongoing issues just because one or two members snapped and jumped to insults? Warn, ban, whatever if you must but keep the bloody topic open. Might also help if the moderator closing the topic has a personal view opposing said topic.

 

It seems that, when discussions get heated, the go to solution is close it down, leaving anyone interested twiddling their thumbs, just because they can't handle, you know, moderating.

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