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Offline Wonky Badger

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Moderator team rearrangements
« on: January 07, 2010, 02:14:58 pm »
I've heard that some members feel that we have a bit too many moderators here. Therefore we will cut down on the moderation team. We're also planning to assign mods to specific sections of the forum.

This forum is here for you, the members, so I'm hoping that if you feel that something is awry here, you'd let us know. If you guys don't like the atmosphere, we're doing something wrong. I know we can't please everyone, but we can at least try. :) In the beginning people were sceptical to this place because it didn't have enough moderators, so maybe we overdid it a bit.

The "Moderator Contact" forum is there so that you can ask questions about things we do that you don't understand or things you feel that we're doing wrong. If you don't want to take up an issue publically, feel free to PM me or any of the mods.

Anyway... I'll tell you more when it's been decided exactly how this rearrangement will be done.
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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 06:22:50 am »
I've heard that some members feel that we have a bit too many moderators here.

Actually, I sorta like the idea of having two of every three members also serving as moderators. 

I never seem to know when I am going to lose my head, and feel secure in the knowledge that I will be moderated if I cannot moderate myself.   :D

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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 10:20:28 pm »
I've heard that some members feel that we have a bit too many moderators here.

Actually, I sorta like the idea of having two of every three members also serving as moderators. 

I never seem to know when I am going to lose my head, and feel secure in the knowledge that I will be moderated if I cannot moderate myself.   :D

;D I am often the same way. I would lose my head if it was not attached to my shoulders. However, a spot of correction. This board is over 100 members, and has 9 or 10 mods...

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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 03:51:16 am »
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However, a spot of correction.


I am starting to feel better already...

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This board is over 100 members, and has 9 or 10 mods...

OK, now you've got me freaked out.  :eek: and  :bigtears:

Less than ten percent of membership are moderators (<10% -- Is that all!!!)???  

I may have to start reporting my own posts.  Oh, wait, I just noticed that sixty-seven percent (67%) of members on this thread are doubling as mods.  Whew!  I feel better again.   :D

Seriously though, I have no problem with the extra numbers of moderators.  I have never been a moderator, but it seems to me most (I want to say all -- I haven't had a run in with a "bad" moderator, but I assume anyone might be prone to a temporary lapse) do a big service to the rest of us.   As membership grows (hopefully), nine or ten will not seem so out of proportion.  I would hope most of you now serving would stay in your positions for the time being.  If some have pressing needs for other work, well sure, lay down your burdens and stay on as regular members, as best suits this community and your current work schedules.

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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 09:41:51 am »
One reason also that there seems to be a lot of mods is that they're all form the US and log on approximately during the same time of the day. The time I'm logged in here I to a large extent spend alone..  :sigh: because everyone is asleep in the Americas where most of our members come from.
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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 10:21:04 am »

:sigh: because everyone is asleep in the Americas where most of our members come from.


Yes, but it is only fair because of your superior Norse genes and the fact that you live in a "fine land".  Therefore, because of your highly advanced physical state, and the ideal environment in which you dwell (Much like Tushita Heaven I have heard.) it is only reasonalbe that you carry nine times the average workload of us Yanks. :jinsyx:

P.S.:  Can you get me a good deal on a Nordic Track cross-country skii machine? :D
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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 10:55:09 am »
I'll be moving to Anchorage probably in July, we thought London, but things have developed in their own direction and we're going with it.  I just realized, both admins will be north-polers, almost....

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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 10:55:37 am »
Ron, omg you are so funny    :D

Heybai is really funny too   :teehee:
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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 11:20:21 am »
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OK, now you've got me freaked out.  EEK and  big tears

Less than ten percent of membership are moderators (<10% -- Is that all!!!)??? 

I may have to start reporting my own posts.  Oh, wait, I just noticed that sixty-seven percent (67%) of members on this thread are doubling as mods.  Whew!  I feel better again. 

I guess my only recommendation is reporting your posts.  I actually used to do that at e-sangha when I wrote silly things!

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Re: Moderator team rearrangements
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010, 09:33:06 pm »

:sigh: because everyone is asleep in the Americas where most of our members come from.


Yes, but it is only fair because of your superior Norse genes and the fact that you live in a "fine land".  Therefore, because of your highly advanced physical state, and the ideal environment in which you dwell (Much like Tushita Heaven I have heard.) it is only reasonalbe that you carry nine times the average workload of us Yanks. :jinsyx:

P.S.:  Can you get me a good deal on a Nordic Track cross-country skii machine? :D
Tushita Heaven is cold, dark and full of trees? The work load isn't that bad though. I don't think I could find a good deal on a machine, but maybe on a pair of skis.
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