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I think moderator users should be more visible. In other forums their name is bold and red, or variants on the subject. Here I just started to realize some users were mods, after 3 years on EF...
https://www.englishforum.ch/showgroups.php

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...mods seem to have some "Moderately Xyz" description below their name, but is it an official thing?
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Just look at the description under the name, yes. AFAIk there is no rule/official thing, why should there be one?
It's just a test for new mods, see how long it takes them to work out how to do it.
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Old 06.02.2020, 15:41
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Re: Why is nothing being done about Alts?

way to miss the point. he seems to be referring to something more visible like tags vbulletin versions (see below)



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Old 06.02.2020, 15:48
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I must say this drive-by thanking instead of actually voicing an opinion for once is driving me crazy. Time to man up or... woman up!
Another forum I'm on have disabled the thanks buttons because of this.

If you like something or agree with something, then join the conversation and tell us about it rather than lurking and thanking.
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Old 06.02.2020, 15:48
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way to miss the point. he seems to be referring to something more visible like tags vbulletin versions (see below)


Ace1 and miss the point? Don't believe you
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Old 06.02.2020, 15:50
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another forum i'm on have disabled the thanks buttons because of this.

If you like something or agree with something, then join the conversation and tell us about it rather than lurking and thanking.
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Old 06.02.2020, 15:53
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Another forum I'm on have disabled the thanks buttons because of this.

If you like something or agree with something, then join the conversation and tell us about it rather than lurking and thanking.
I'd thank this post, but...
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Old 06.02.2020, 16:34
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Just look at the description under the name, yes. AFAIk there is no rule/official thing, why should there be one?
I am not saying there should be one, but if there isn't then the description can't be used to identify mods, it's just for you to have fun

Sorry, I'm not going to check the list everytime someone is telling me to do something to check if it's a mod or not... If there is a mod intervention in a thread I need to see it from within the thread. Let's not assume we all know each other and we remember who we are, not to mention that moderator privileges come and go with time.

In other forums the moderators have the site logo instead of the ranking stars. Or a special color for the name, as I wrote. Or an official label "moderator". (The last two happen on a vBullettin forum).
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Old 06.02.2020, 17:29
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So far no one ever has been banned for disagreeing. For continuously insulting, trolling of things like that, yes.
That's not what the "victims" say.
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We could just ask them as a starting point?
And when they say - oh I'm a newbie - what then?

Moderating is an art not a science. The general job is to keep the site in order. No-one will be happy with moderation decisions all the time; there is no freedom of speech on a privately held forum and no-one has died or even been injured by a moderators action. Pissing off moderators continually is usually the best way to get banned.

I moderate on another forum.
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Old 06.02.2020, 17:29
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Re: Why is nothing being done about Alts?

vBulletin has Super Moderator as a title which just means they have access to certain moderating functions. I have that as my title on the forum I moderate on. They decided not to go with specific titles for mods.
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Old 06.02.2020, 17:38
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vBulletin has Super Moderator as a title which just means they have access to certain moderating functions. I have that as my title on the forum I moderate on. They decided not to go with specific titles for mods.
Thanks for clearing that up for everyone Medea
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Old 06.02.2020, 17:50
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Re: Why is nothing being done about Alts?

Ok, so: Does the OP actually get an answer on his original question from the mod team?

It was a valid point, written objectively and unemotionally… we had three mods commenting on the thread, but none on the actual topic.

P.S> I think mod posts should be baby pink to distinguish them from regular user.
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Old 06.02.2020, 17:52
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Re: Why is nothing being done about Alts?

P.S> I think mod posts should be baby pink to distinguish them from regular user.


Over my dead body


As to why a apparent dupe is not banned immediately, this has been answered a couple of times. You risk banning a newbie who happens to have a similar writing style to a banned user?


As to thanking, I cannot comment.

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Old 06.02.2020, 18:00
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I moderate on another forum.


yes, you've told us like a million times.
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P.S> I think mod posts should be baby pink to distinguish them from regular user.


Over my dead body


As to why a apparent dupe is not banned immediately, this has been answered a couple of times. You risk banning a newbie who happens to have a similar writing style to a banned user?


As to thanking, I cannot comment.
Which means unless they post 'I am an alt of...' then nothing happens?

There's no need for an immediate ban, but it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask a probable alt to go on the record as it were that they are not. I think it very telling that my suggestion of that yesterday was met by silence from CodPeace and Full Circle. Is there really any doubt? comments like 'the EF woke brigade' are pretty convincing.

But instead we have MusicChick falling over herself to like everything the two of them post.

Sorry to offload on you but you seem the only one who gives a damn enough to answer, if the mods aren't going to follow the rules then why should anyone else?.
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Old 06.02.2020, 18:26
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Which means unless they post 'I am an alt of...' then nothing happens?

No, a lot happens in the background.
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Sorry to offload on you but you seem the only one who gives a damn enough to answer, if the mods aren't going to follow the rules then why should anyone else?.
Roegner, yes. And 3Wishes. Not only do they, in my experience, usually answer, they are also big enough to say so when they think they might have made a mistake, or to explain why they did something. And they are polite and clear, both of which communication styles I appreciate in anyone (even whenever I happen not to agree with the content). So thank you, 3Wishes and Roegner, for that.
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Old 06.02.2020, 18:40
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No, a lot happens in the background.
uncle max, is that you??
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Old 06.02.2020, 18:41
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...There's no need for an immediate ban, but it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask a probable alt to go on the record as it were that they are not. I think it very telling that my suggestion of that yesterday was met by silence from CodPeace and Full Circle. Is there really any doubt? comments like 'the EF woke brigade' are pretty convincing.

But instead we have MusicChick falling over herself to like everything the two of them post.

Sorry to offload on you but you seem the only one who gives a damn enough to answer, if the mods aren't going to follow the rules then why should anyone else?.
Do you seriously think that sending a PM and asking a user if they are a dupe is going to generate an honest reply??

And what rule is MC NOT following by thanking posts? She can thank whatever she wants, just as you can. Doesn't mean you or I agree with her choice, but it's just a button and not one that requires special mod powers to click.
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Old 06.02.2020, 18:42
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uncle max, is that you??

Nope.


See? You asked and I said no


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