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    “Cometgreen” wrote: I think that iamcharles’ response in that thread is correct in explaining why some of those infractions got through. I also wouldn’t say it was a matter of mods allowing the swear words, but simply not being aware of them.

    “iamcharles in that other thread” wrote: I think these posts (the majority) have come from threads, so boaring so dull that no-one gives a [edited by moderator] to look at them.

    So does that mean that your moderation will stop/slow significantly when the forums dull down (which, IMO, is always bound to happen)?

    (Question directed at both The Duke and Cometgreen)

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    I don’t think you understood iamcharles post, or you’re simply creating an unfair extension of his point. He correctly (for me, anyway, maybe not for other mods) said that these infractions were in ‘dull’ threads that, apparently, none of the moderating staff ended up reading. I know I don’t read everything posted throughout the forums, and it’s far too much to ask this of anyone. But this doesn’t mean our policies changed or mods were less vigilant, just that these were unfortunate consequences. And in these cases, I would encourage members to PM me or another mod (I would probably specify myself as the authority in the rules, unless I will be unavailable).

    This was exactly the case for the TIE Army thread from a few months back. I had no interest in it and didn’t pay attention to it after the first page, but I received PMs from members complaining about conduct. I checked out the thread and saw how it degenerated, and quickly locked it. This is how I hope the community can participate in the moderating process.

    And remember, these were specific threads. I don’t see how every moderator could simultaneously become bored with the entire community and slow their duties. In the case that a moderator does become bored and doesn’t feel motivated to moderate anymore, I would find a replacement.

    Cometgreen

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    Alright. Fair enough answer.

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    “CometGreen” wrote: This was exactly the case for the TIE Army thread from a few months back. I had no interest in it and didn’t pay attention to it after the first page

    Shouldn’t a good moderator be interested in threads? Not to say that your a bad moderator, but come on, as a moderator you should check out the threads, read each post, make sure everything’s okay, and then watch for the new ones. Correct? I remember when you were away from here for a while, and when someone asked you, you said nothing interesting was going on. Reason?

    -ht

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    “High Tower” wrote: [quote=”CometGreen”]This was exactly the case for the TIE Army thread from a few months back. I had no interest in it and didn’t pay attention to it after the first page

    Shouldn’t a good moderator be interested in threads?

    -ht[/quote]

    The TIE Army thread was different, though. It would contain friendly mucking about and then one hour later and ten pages later it would turn to hostility, and back again. It made for a long, mindless read. It was locked rather quickly after someone posted an objectionable picture.

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    “High Tower” wrote: [quote=”CometGreen”]This was exactly the case for the TIE Army thread from a few months back. I had no interest in it and didn’t pay attention to it after the first page

    Shouldn’t a good moderator be interested in threads? Not to say that your a bad moderator, but come on, as a moderator you should check out the threads, read each post, make sure everything’s okay, and then watch for the new ones. Correct? I remember when you were away from here for a while, and when someone asked you, you said nothing interesting was going on. Reason?

    -ht[/quote]
    Unreasonable. Every person here has his or her own life outside brickfilms. Personally I prefer a less active moderator if (s)he is the (wo)man for the job. As mentioned, if people are offended they can always notify a moderator of objectionable behaviour.

    Stefan.

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    “Cometgreen” wrote: I also have to say I’m quite disappointed in some of those who have replied. I was hoping all candidates for this kind of job would be asked the kind of questions I have been asked, not just quickly given support.

    I hope this doesn’t hurt the high level of esteem you’ve always held for me. :lol: You’re right though, you’re getting all the tough questions. This could be perceived as a good sign, because it means people are taking you seriously. Nonetheless, I’ll do my part and ask the Duke a few things I was wondering about: if you want to avoid foul language, are you considering using a filter of some sort? Also, do you have any plans for LDF?

    -Smeagol

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    “Cometgreen” wrote: if you are going to look heavily upon what the other already established mods think, why is your presence necessary? What changes do you actually see coming from your participation?

    I plan on for the most part just letting the moderators keep on doing what they’re doing, since as you said, they are doing a good job. I do plan on changing a couple of things, the biggest thing would be to more clearly define what language is not acceptable. I should have mentioned this in the first post, but I didn’t. I think the moderators are doing a good job, but I really think the standards for language should be raised. Since when are “d-words,” “h-words,” and “a-words” acceptable? I think that things like this should not be tolerated any more than an f-bomb or whatever else. Many will think that’s too strict and old-fashioned, but that’s what I plan on changing.

    “Cometgreen” wrote: And again, I don’t mean this in any malicious way.

    No problem, and thanks for raising those questions.

    “Dewfilms” wrote: What makes you stand out compared to the other candidates?

    I think my stance on language would be the biggest thing. Other candidates seem to think our language issues here are almost non-existent. As I explained above, I would disagree.

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