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Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

Trying to draw fire away from the Trump thread, because the conversation over there is actually quite interesting this morning, apart from this silly diversion about moderators' rights.

In my view, moderators are, first and foremost, members of the forum. Most of them have been here for years. Many of them are gobshites. One of them is clearly deranged. I think that's a good thing.

Remove moderators from the general flow of threads and you remove some of the most active, longstanding members of the forum.

And if you don't like namecalling from moderators, don't, for your own sanity, go back and look at any of the old threads from 2005 - 2010. I remember when moderators meant proper business and didn't prance about with one week bans and polite requests.

So yeah, newbies: stop whinging. I know most of them are tossers - that's why they're moderators. Remember prefects at school? Yes, well there you go.

I'll probably add a poll to this because it's more fun than clearing out the filing cabinet.
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Old 07.11.2018, 11:16
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Re: Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

LOL, which of you cheeky feckers added a third option to my perfectly adequate poll?
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Old 07.11.2018, 11:26
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LOL, which of you cheeky feckers added a third option to my perfectly adequate poll?
And which member set up the poll with multiply-selectable options?
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And which member set up the poll with multiply-selectable options?
I never did believe in one-man-one-vote.
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Re: Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

Yes of course - but ... as Edot said on other thread, spot on:

'Isnít the purpose of multiple moderators that moderators donít moderate threads they are active in? '
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I never did believe in one-man-one-vote.
That's what you get for your sexist, anti-transgenderist approach.
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Yes of course - but ... as Edot said on other thread, spot on:

'Isnít the purpose of multiple moderators that moderators donít moderate threads they are active in? '
No, the purpose of multiple moderators is to allow a pile-on if a pile-on becomes necessary.

Seems perfectly reasonable to me. That's how order was maintained on the playground, so why not here?
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Re: Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

Thnx for the thread, Dougal. Good idea.

Like I said in the Trump thread, I think mods should feel free to express their opinions anyway they see fit. I have 0 expectations for any kind of objectivity. But I do expect that they fulfill their role, which is to moderate (I'm not gonna quote a dictionary, but I understand it means to calm things down when they get too agitated, make sure people respect the forum rules, etc); this includes respectful manners and civilised behaviour.

I lightly criticised 22 Yards on calling another member a "happy bunny" or something like that, because I thought that in that context it was not constructive and was only making fun of him. Nothing hurtful or offensive by any standards, but I think that it's OK for a member, just not for a mod.
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Yes of course - but ... as Edot said on other thread, spot on:

'Isn’t the purpose of multiple moderators that moderators don’t moderate threads they are active in? '
Certainly, that's a point of having multiple moderators. That, and awareness of the fact that we receive something like half a million posts per year, which takes a little bit of effort to moderate.
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Great tags on this thread, by the way.
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Good idea though. I voted yes twice. One man, two votes.
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Re: Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

So now I've been forced to read the last couple of pages of the Trump thread just to work out what you're taking about (thanks for nothing, DB) and all I can see is a molehill-sized mountain.

It's not even a new one - I remember expressing the same sort of view myself when I was a relative newbie. I was told then, in no uncertain terms, that mods were in fact allowed to be human too, which is why I later accepted their offer to join them, hoping to get a foot up on the human ladder at last.

In this case though I think that 22Y, in suggesting that another member might not be a happy bunny as a result of the elections, has way overstepped the mark, and will be calling on the mod council to revoke his privileges. It's clearly the worst case of abuse of mod powers in the whole history of EF, so must be dealt with accordingly.
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In this case though I think that 22Y, in suggesting that another member might not be a happy bunny as a result of the elections, has way overstepped the mark, and will be calling on the mod council to revoke his privileges. It's clearly the worst case of abuse of mod powers in the whole history of EF, so must be dealt with accordingly.
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Re: Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

to be fair to 22y (and i hate being fair to 22y).. the lady complaining is sort of... out there...
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Yes of course - but ... as Edot said on other thread, spot on:

'Isnít the purpose of multiple moderators that moderators donít moderate threads they are active in? '
Rubbish. The purpose of multiple moderators is that should one of them pretend to actually have a life (spend an evening away from the keyboard, cook a meal, use the toilet etc.)the others are online to keep an eye on the meatbags.
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Re: Are moderators allowed to be human beings?

I was a prefect at school, does that mean I can be a moderator? Still have my prefects tie if that helps
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Who said we're human beings in the first place?
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In my view, moderators are, first and foremost, members of the forum. Most of them have been here for years. Many of them are gobshites. One of them is clearly deranged. I think that's a good thing.
Which one is deranged and why is it a good thing?

(As it's a good thing, they probably won't mind being named).
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Which one is deranged and why is it a good thing?

(As it's a good thing, they probably won't mind being named).
The "good thing" is the spirit of diversity and inclusiveness inherent in the moderator appointment system of EF.

I shan't name names.
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