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    (Original post by S-man10)
    Purple username moderators rarely mod 2 different areas (I have yet to see one). They can however be moderators of 2 similar forums. I think Drogue modded both the HoC and D&D both of which are related to debate.

    Mods are selected usually because they are regular posters of that forum, and also keep an active interest in the subject. You can't be a maths moderator if you have never posted there, or don't know any maths!

    When you are a supermod, you are in a different level in the TSR hierarchy. So no, you can't call yourself a supermod even if by some miracle they made you a mod of every forum. (Which they won't because if they considered you as such, you would be promoted to a supermod.)

    Oh and the backroom is low moderation. that I think automatically means that there are no local mods there.
    I used to mod GD, Study Help and Money and Finance as a local/area moderator. :p:

    (Original post by House of Jonny)
    Oh. Ok then. Well I havent a problem. Its just that I dont want to seem like a pain in thse arse if I reportt posts regularily not that I do it in a nuisance or over thr top way. Ok. Then thanks. Can you be a mod in more than one local area. And if in the unlikely event someone was mod of every single forum on the site but was not explicitly made a super. Can they technically call themself or demand to be made a supermod. In hypersecret subscription areas can one be a mod for that specific area.


    Thats good because some people can be petty little gits always negging and reporting your posts in specific because of a childish vendetta against you or something liske that.
    Post reporting is helpful - we don't see it as a 'pain' unless we get loads of incorrect reports. We don't have mods specifically for the Back Room, but this is covered by the supermods.
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    (Original post by S-man10)
    Oh, I forgot about him. But in his case and CS (before he became a supermod), they both modded GD, which is well, general (which is indifferent to the other forums). I think HoJ was referring to being a mod in two specialist areas. Say, D&D and Academic Help, or Medicine and Sports. You get the idea. But I could be wrong though.
    I was entertainment and study help (well until I stopped ents) :p:

    If you are good enough to mod in two forums then them being different completely isn't too much of a stumbling block. You get to know both forums pretty well pretty quickly :yes:
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      (Original post by House of Jonny)
      OH. I meant say H&R and medicine. Then go on to other stuff like finance or Gen. Discussion
      Hygeia used to mod H&R and medicine while Illusionary used to mod finance and GD. And Magnum Opus used to mod Debate and Discussion as well as the travel forum, secretmessages mods the Tech forums and PS Help. Are those forums different enough for you? :p:

      Oh. Ok then. Well I havent a problem. Its just that I dont want to seem like a pain in thse arse if I reportt posts regularily not that I do it in a nuisance or over thr top way
      We don't see eager reporters as a nuisance, however taking note of whether the post has already been reported (its shown on the reports page) really helps

      Can you be a mod in more than one local area. And if in the unlikely event someone was mod of every single forum on the site but was not explicitly made a super. Can they technically call themself or demand to be made a supermod.
      Being a supermod is not really equivalent to being a mod of every single forum. I'm not sure how much of the supermod "job description" is public but supermods and (purple) mods have quite different roles :yes:
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      (Original post by Illusionary)
      I used to mod GD, Study Help and Money and Finance as a local/area moderator. :p:


      Post reporting is helpful - we don't see it as a 'pain' unless we get loads of incorrect reports. We don't have mods specifically for the Back Room, but this is covered by the supermods.


      (Original post by - skyhigh -)
      Hygeia used to mod H&R and medicine while Illusionary used to mod finance and GD. And Magnum Opus used to mod Debate and Discussion as well as the travel forum, secretmessages mods the Tech forums and PS Help. Are those forums different enough for you? :p:


      We don't see eager reporters as a nuisance, however taking note of whether the post has already been reported (its shown on the reports page) really helps



      Being a supermod is not really equivalent to being a mod of every single forum. I'm not sure how much of the supermod "job description" is public but supermods and (purple) mods have quite different roles :yes:

      Ok then. Thanks guys. Any tips on members hoping to become a Mod. Insider tips. :thumbsup:

      Because I like TSR and I want to keep it up as a good forum :yes:
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      I wonder if the distribution of the votes in the poll would have been drastically different had this thread been in a different forum (even though About is the most suitable forum for this thread). I'm going on the assumption that a lot of the votes are from members that perhaps frequent the About forum and are familiar with TSR and its functions and features.
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      (Original post by Darth Vader.)
      I wonder if the distribution of the votes in the poll would have been drastically different had this thread been in a different forum (even though About is the most suitable forum for this thread). I'm going on the assumption that a lot of the votes are from members that perhaps frequent the About forum and are familiar with TSR and its functions and features.
      I'd say that's very likely indeed! You'd get a substantially different response if this was in general discussion or chat instead :p:
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        (Original post by House of Jonny)
        Ok then. Thanks guys. Any tips on members hoping to become a Mod. Insider tips. :thumbsup:

        Because I like TSR and I want to keep it up as a good forum :yes:
        Make good posts, be helpful towards both established and new users, make useful post reports, maintain a (reasonably) clean recent warning history and a good knowledge of how the site works (not necessarily the technical bits but how the site operates on a day to day basis) and of the site rules.

        (Original post by Darth Vader.)
        I wonder if the distribution of the votes in the poll would have been drastically different had this thread been in a different forum (even though About is the most suitable forum for this thread). I'm going on the assumption that a lot of the votes are from members that perhaps frequent the About forum and are familiar with TSR and its functions and features.
        I personally think that most polls or surveys about the site that are conducted in the About forum are skewed as only users who are interested or knowledgeable on how the site works frequent this forum :sadnod:
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        I'm afraid this report function might help only to promote a form of artificial political correctness specific to TSR.
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          (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
          I was entertainment and study help (well until I stopped ents) :p:

          (Original post by Illusionary)
          I used to mod GD, Study Help and Money and Finance as a local/area moderator. :p:
          Oh. Sorry for being misleading.
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          I do, not so much to be a snitch, but more to get threads moved to appropriate forums, so that the OP can have their question better answered. Though, sometimes, snitching can be fun.
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          (Original post by Glowy Amoeba)
          I'm afraid this report function might help only to promote a form of artificial political correctness specific to TSR.
          Also known as: The Rules?
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          Yeah i really hate it when people do this, it invariably leads to warning points. We should all be able to be rude to each other in a kind of survival of the fittest type thing.
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          (Original post by Mad Vlad)
          Also known as: The Rules?
          What I meant is that some opinions might be discouraged even though they conform to the rules but are judged controversial and/or offensive by others and are reported.
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          (Original post by Glowy Amoeba)
          What I meant is that some opinions might be discouraged even though they conform to the rules but are judged controversial and/or offensive by others and are reported.
          The point is, we're charged with upholding the rules and keeping the forum a great place to visit. We don't just bin every thread or post that's controversial, but there is some content which, while technically within the rules, is not conducive to friendly debate; for instance, someone posting a thread: "Islam is teh fail!" and then backing it up with a reasonably well constructed argument, probably wouldn't break rules in the conventional sense, but we might choose to scrap it a little later on because it's attracted a really poor quality of discussion, possibly even resulting eventually in a huge offensive argument.

          I'm happy that the judgement calls I make on such threads follow no agenda, and aren't based on my own views; they're purely a function of two simple questions:
          * Is this thread/post breaking the rules?
          * Is this thread/post good for the forum?
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          (Original post by Vazzyb)
          Yeah i really hate it when people do this, it invariably leads to warning points. We should all be able to be rude to each other in a kind of survival of the fittest type thing.
          There's already a forum like that on the internet, but it's not TSR.
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          (Original post by Mad Vlad)
          The point is, we're charged with upholding the rules and keeping the forum a great place to visit. We don't just bin every thread or post that's controversial, but there is some content which, while technically within the rules, is not conducive to friendly debate; for instance, someone posting a thread: "Islam is teh fail!" and then backing it up with a reasonably well constructed argument, probably wouldn't break rules in the conventional sense, but we might choose to scrap it a little later on because it's attracted a really poor quality of discussion, possibly even resulting eventually in a huge offensive argument.

          I'm happy that the judgement calls I make on such threads follow no agenda, and aren't based on my own views; they're purely a function of two simple questions:
          * Is this thread/post breaking the rules?
          * Is this thread/post good for the forum?
          Good point :nt:
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          (Original post by EierVonSatan)
          I'd say that's very likely indeed! You'd get a substantially different response if this was in general discussion or chat instead :p:
          (Original post by - skyhigh -)
          I personally think that most polls or surveys about the site that are conducted in the About forum are skewed as only users who are interested or knowledgeable on how the site works frequent this forum :sadnod:
          Unfortunate. I didn't create it in GD or Chat because it would have probably been moved here followed by an alert or warning for posting in the wrong forum. A site wide survey would have been a nice thing though.
         
         
         
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