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Old 22.03.2011, 08:20
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Mods accessibility

Hi Mods,

I have a question about your role and maybe you could enlight me, please?

When a mod send a automatic message after deleting or moving a thread, it says in the message to not reply because it is an automatic message but if you have a question about the decision, please ask the mod.

When I do have a question, I always get a positive feedback from every single mods except one. That mod usually doesn't bother to answer back at all.

Is it optional to interact with the forum members? If someone ask a question directly to you, as a mod, don't you have to answer it?

Big thank you to take the time to answer me,

Nil

P.S: I have no intention to start a debate so if someone wants to take this opportunity to put oil on the fire and create some drama, please do it somewhere else.
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:23
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Re: Mods accessibility

I've been led to believe that some moderators have lives outside the forum.
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:27
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Re: Mods accessibility

it is the same like answering the ringing phone.
do we have to pick it up? (probably knowing that we heard it all before)

no, we don't.

do we have to justify for not answering the phone?

no, we don't. (in 99%)
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:29
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it is the same like answering the ringing phone.
do we have to pick it up? (probably knowing that we heard it all before)

no, we don't.

do we have to justify for not answering the phone?

no, we don't. (in 99%)
Except if you are an operator on call! Your job is to answer the phone.
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:31
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I've been led to believe that some moderators have lives outside the forum.
And what this as to do with the ability to answer someone's question? Because in this case ALL mods except one, don't have a life outside the forum since ALL of them except one, find the time and the kindness to answer the members.
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:39
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Re: Mods accessibility

dear nil.

does the not-answering affect your real life in any sense?

no?
then forget it, move on and use your energy for solving real problems in life.

yes?
(...)
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:42
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dear nil.

does the not-answering affect your real life in any sense?

no?
then forget it, move on and use your energy for solving real problems in life.

yes?
(...)
Oh My...

Me Thinks thou does not know whom thou is dealing with...
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:42
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dear nil.

does the not-answering affect your real life in any sense?

no?
then forget it, move on and use your energy for solving real problems in life.

yes?
(...)
Dear antidote, are you a mod and can you answer my question?

No,

so please keep walking. This question is for the mods and obviously you can't answer for them about what is their view on this matter.
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:48
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it is the same like answering the ringing phone.
do we have to pick it up? (probably knowing that we heard it all before)

no, we don't.

do we have to justify for not answering the phone?

no, we don't. (in 99%)
So, are you a Mod with a duplicate account? I thought that that was not allowed. If you're not a Mod, then why are you attempting to answer Nils question?
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:49
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Re: Mods accessibility

Yeah so, being unpaid as we are, we don't have to answer (in as much as no one really has to do anything). I always try and give a considered response the first time, and might ignore a concurrent response if somebody just won't leave an issue alone and I feel I've explained it. If your (not you Nil, anyone) thread has been closed and you feel like knocking off a PM to the guilty mod, please try and leave it an hour and come back and see if you still really care. If you do, and want clarification then fine, but usually it seems pretty obvious and has the message attached.

EDIT: btw, this is my answer, not the answer of the mod team.
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:49
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What?! So what the hell are my subscription fees paying for?
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:52
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What?! So what the hell are my subscription fees paying for?
My personal service of course. Fees are up next year to 120chf/month. Now, which posts do you want deleted?
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:55
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it is the same like answering the ringing phone.
do we have to pick it up? (probably knowing that we heard it all before)

no, we don't.

do we have to justify for not answering the phone?

no, we don't. (in 99%)
Welcome to our newest mod!

Odd, but usally Editor Bob makes an announcement about such events.

Good luck with your new duties!
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Old 22.03.2011, 08:56
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Re: Mods accessibility

I always feel a pinch of pity when mods have to justify themselves.
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Old 22.03.2011, 09:00
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P.S: I have no intention to start a debate so if someone wants to take this opportunity to put oil on the fire and create some drama, please do it somewhere else.[/QUOTE]


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Old 22.03.2011, 09:02
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Yeah so, being unpaid as we are, we don't have to answer (in as much as no one really has to do anything). I always try and give a considered response the first time, and might ignore a concurrent response if somebody just won't leave an issue alone and I feel I've explained it. If your (not you Nil, anyone) thread has been closed and you feel like knocking off a PM to the guilty mod, please try and leave it an hour and come back and see if you still really care. If you do, and want clarification then fine, but usually it seems pretty obvious and has the message attached.

EDIT: btw, this is my answer, not the answer of the mod team.
Dear Eco,

Thanks for your answer. This exemple will definitely fall on deft ears with me too. Agressivity doesn't bring any good.

But I am not the kind to send agressive messages to mods and I am always (I believe) polite and respectful with please, thank you, etc... And I believe the majority of the mods will agree on that about me.

I can't recall that I have ever had a problem with a thread of mine being closed, honestly.

In my case it is usually a technical question. And like I said, every mods in here do answer me, except this same mod, each time. And I think this is not something specific to me but does happen to others too.

For exemple, the mod moved a thread into General Off-Topic, which honestly I don't mind. But I believe the thread belongs into Family matter since it is about relationship and phychology. I shared this view with the mod. I believe I am right with my view but maybe as a mod you see it differently. I appreciate when the mod take the time to explain why. So next time, I might put it right away in the General Off-Topic section instead to put it in the Family matter.

By answering me, it shows the mod is polite and respectful (since I was myself) and it also help HIM with his job since if he is right and the thread should belong in the General Off-Topic, it save him to do that work in the futur because I will put the thread properly where it belongs...

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Old 22.03.2011, 09:10
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Re: Mods accessibility

I'm not sure about the specific thread you're talking about, but normally if it's a general family matter which is universal and not specifically to do with Switzerland, it's moved to General Off Topic.
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Old 22.03.2011, 09:15
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I'm not sure about the specific thread you're talking about, but normally if it's a general family matter which is universal and not specifically to do with Switzerland, it's moved to General Off Topic.
That makes sense!

So I guess the Family Matter will need a big clean up.

Thanks Dear!
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It depended on the whiner.... er I mean user if i answered or not

p.s i bet i know which mod it is
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Except if you are an operator on call! Your job is to answer the phone.
You obviously have never called Dell
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