I feel alot of the people here have an inaccurate view of the qualities a moderator should have. I see some of you choosing friends, HUSBANDS, and dedicated members. It shouldn't be handed to the person who's liked because they give off a warming vibe.
Moderation is about managing the flow of the forum. Structuring it to appeal more to the masses. It requires someone who's comfortable criticizing and taking action.
Why would Muttonchops not make a great moderator? I can't comprehend that. Although cynical, his arguements are always logical. Find one of his posts where he strays from logic, and posts something completely incoherent?
There are several threads open about potential moderators. I know Siaynoq is the next in line, as he should be. In my opinion, its the people who take a more ballsy approach to the forum. The people you know would NOT passively handle things.
I personally have tremendous respect for Equinox. As stated in the other thread, I would love to see her as a mod. I'm not trying to get brownie points, it's just something I've concluded.
Thanks for reading, hopefully I didn't offend anyone.
I'd actually like Equinox as mod. She and I disagree on quite a bit, but she always has reason and quite a bit of substance to back up her opinions and comments. There are few that can make me think intensely before I post again so that I don't say something full of weaknesses that can be exploited by others, and Equinox has definately done so.
Well of course if you were to offer the position to anyone and asked, "What would you do as moderator?" They are going to say
"Delete automated threads, merge similar threads, and delete spam posts."
It's really what you perceive as spam, or which posts you feel should be merged.
I got a silly idea which would be sort of fun. Having like a Presidential Race-Rip Off. Ask questions like, "Ok potential moderator #4, provide a link to a thread you feel needs moderated, and tell us how you would moderate it."
That's probably overly dramatic for a forum. It just randomly popped through my head.
Well the thing is, what I've mentioned there is the majority of what I plan to do. But that doesn't mean I'll also be dealing with flame wars, trolling, and giving the most serious offenders temporary bans. But I couldn't think of anyone right now that deserves a temporary ban so it just seems like I'm very unlikely to ever do that.
And even if all I did was delete the bot threads and merged similar threads or closed pointless threads, those things alone would really clean up the forums a lot.
It actually boggles my mind why this thread hasn't been closed. Ya know?