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Binky

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I'm not really in a position to take on many more responsibilities at the moment (due to real life)


If the moderation team were to expand a bit (maybe another 4 or 5) I'd be happy to be one of those.


If not, ask again in six months' time, if you still think I'd be a good mod :)


Heres a rough list of people nominated so far:


Sony


2bit


Trashy mg


vcolerio


f-zero


Wrath of khan


quartercast


Binky (see above)


ekianjo


mcobit


askarus


slaeshjag


_wb_


linux_swat


wizardstan


exophase


notaz


skeezix


foxblock


pmprog


dredd


b-zar


quartercast
 

moxie

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So feel free to make me a mod, but please also give mod powers to several other people like WizardStan, ExoPhase, notaz, mcobit, Askarus, skeezix, foxblock, pmprog, DREDD, Linux-SWAT, B-ZaR, Binky, ekianjo, etc. I'd rather have 10 somewhat active mods than 2 or 3 hyperactive mods who inevitably get tired of all that modding at some point.

I agree with this. Both for the reasons given here, and to help avoid what ZXDunny refers to - The possibility that a mod (any mod, not particularily _wb_) uses the mod powers to favor themselves. One of the ideas with a mod team is that if there are enough of them, they will also be able to police themselves, so to speak.


I've been a bit too distant from the forums lately to be able to nominate anybody over any other, but I certainly think that many of the names mentioned would work excellently. Including _wb_. I'd like to nominate Prometheus and TelcoLou, but they're not around, are they...
 

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I agree that is a good idea too, to spread the responsibility across a larger number of fairly active people.
 

Fzero

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true...


perhaps curb it at a few then, 4 or 5?


wouldn't want to spoil the broth.
 

ckblackm

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I dunno... but somebody please do something... there are way too many threads devolving into political/religious/whatever diatribes.


cb
 

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I dunno... but somebody please do something... there are way too many threads devolving into political/religious/whatever diatribes.


cb
Well, there's a bit life in here, what's wrong with that?


Difficult discussions show the true nature of people and for me it's especcially interesting. :)


The one from today also reminded me of this, maybe our Rep thinks this way about us Europeans:


http://mediamatters.org/video/2010/04/08/on-oreilly-british-american-varney-calls-europe/162926
 
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moxie

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After recently looking at the disaster that were the "Give me one reason..."-thread, I was prepared to turn myself in as a mod just to be able to close these kind of things with a big effin hammer. Oh dear, oh dear.


Now ED has closed it, so perhaps I need not be that desperate, but I realise the need, now.
 

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Gonna turn down my nomination too, I don't think I'd be a good mod and I don't really need the responsibility atm >_>
 

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Gonna turn down my nomination too, I don't think I'd be a good mod and I don't really need the responsibility atm >_>

I prefer you spend your time with notaz to work on great emulators instead on bad posts ;) .
 

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I read the boards on weekdays and am located in the US. :)  
 
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I'm not "neutral" at all, so if that's a requirement for being a mod, then please don't make me a mod. I have quite strong feelings about several topics, including politics, religion and software licenses ;)

However I would never use mod powers to push my views in any way. I would strictly use it only to keep spam and insults away, keep threads somewhat on topic, move threads to the correct subforum or split subdiscussions away from a main thread, and stuff like that.


If there are disagreements being discussed, I don't think it's the task of mods to "settle" discussions by closing the thread and declaring a winner, or something like that. That would be severe mod abuse in my opinion. The only thing a mod needs to do in such cases is ensure that the discussion remains civilized and on-topic. If all goes well, such threads bring out the best arguments for each point of view, which is great: each reader can then arrive at their own conclusion, depending on which arguments he/she thinks are most convincing.


Anyway, I don't think ZXDunny is more "neutral" than me, but I think he would also be a good mod.
What the hell has happened to the reply system? There's no quote tags. Damnit, everything above this line is from _wb_. Who broke the bloody board this time?

Anyway, Damn You _WB_ for being so bloody reasonable. If anyone wants me as a mod, then I'll only do it if I'm counterbalanced by _wb_ or that other OSS fellow with the socks and sandals on.

D.
 
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(for some reason the quote remains on the bottom)

You can always be assigned to the other OS section or a subsection of it

I'm not "neutral" at all, so if that's a requirement for being a mod, then please don't make me a mod. I have quite strong feelings about several topics, including politics, religion and software licenses ;)
 

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Is it me, or have all the quotes on this page gone weird?

When I comes to modding the mods, couldn't we just moderate each-other?
 

Klumpen

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Just be nice towards each other, regardless of the topic. ;)

Actually, i have seen many tech-related threads, going way more out of bound, than the political one from yesterday.
 
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What the hell has happened to the reply system? There's no quote tags. Damnit, everything above this line is from _wb_. Who broke the bloody board this time?
That's probably coming from the new board upgrade... why does IPB break so many things? :/

I tried a fix and it seems to work for me now, though it's still a bit weird.

In worst case you can disable the RTE with the top left button. 
 

ZXDunny

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What the hell has happened to the reply system? There's no quote tags. Damnit, everything above this line is from _wb_. Who broke the bloody board this time?
That's probably coming from the new board upgrade... why does IPB break so many things? :/

I tried a fix and it seems to work for me now, though it's still a bit weird.

In worst case you can disable the RTE with the top left button. 
Nope, not working at all :(

D.
 
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