Moderators, hosting, and other admin

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Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Red Ryder » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:26 am

Moderators:

We felt it was necessary to get the board up and going before all the puzzle pieces were in place. As such, we are still working on getting a moderator team in place. Over the years there have been many wonderful people who volunteered their personal time, energy, and emotional capital to moderate. While many of us think it may not be necessary to moderate, it's important to keep the trolls, missionaries, and the ghost of Boyd K. Packer at bay and provide a respectful place here. A few people have been asked and responded and we need a few more. I just ask everyone who wishes to comment or make suggestions to be respectful and hope we can live in the present, to let the past be the past, and not spend unnecessary emotional energy dissecting the performance of prior moderators or the old board.

Board hosting:

At the moment, we are watching the site traffic to see what happens with bandwidth. We may in the future put up a pay pal link for anyone who may wish to contribute to keeping the lights on. We probably should come up with a succession plan as well in the event other hobbies and interests become more interesting over time.

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We clearly don't know what we are doing and are open to any suggestions to make this place work. If we didn't feel it was necessary we would have taken up golf.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by SeeNoEvil » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:17 pm

Thank you RR and all who joined to put together a place where we can all be together again. Everything looks great!
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by AllieOop » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:26 pm

Red Ryder wrote:A few people have been asked and responded and we need a few more. I just ask everyone who wishes to comment or make suggestions to be respectful and hope we can live in the present, to let the past be the past, and not spend unnecessary emotional energy dissecting the performance of prior moderators or the old board.
I think along with you guys who've resurrected the board, alas and/or fh451 would be excellent (if they are interested in continuing). It would be nice to have their experience from the past board and I always felt they were excellent and fair moderators.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Korihor » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:44 pm

I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
Reading can severely damage your ignorance.

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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by FreeBird » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:51 pm

Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
Hmmm...not sure I'd take you up on this offer. Things didn't turn out so well when you represented yourself against Alma. I wouldn't want to get struck dumb by the moderators or trampled under the feet of r/exmormon. ;)

*edited for clarity

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Post by Korihor » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:25 pm

FreeBird wrote:
Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
Hmmm...not sure I'd take you up on this offer. Things didn't turn out so well when you represented yourself against Alma. I wouldn't want to get struck dumb by the moderators or trampled under the feet of r/exmormon. ;)

*edited for clarity
I've had a few thousand years to buy up armies, navies and false lawyers who oppress.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by moksha » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:23 pm

I'll volunteer to put in some time to moderating if needed or desired.
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Post by wtfluff » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:58 pm

Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
I'll bring mild barley drinks to the DC's.
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Post by LSOF » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:35 pm

Korihor wrote:
FreeBird wrote:
Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
Hmmm...not sure I'd take you up on this offer. Things didn't turn out so well when you represented yourself against Alma. I wouldn't want to get struck dumb by the moderators or trampled under the feet of r/exmormon. ;)

*edited for clarity
I've had a few thousand years to buy up armies, navies and false lawyers who oppress.
But you have no credibility if you haven't reigned with blood and horror on this earth.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Zadok » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:06 pm

Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
I may have to put you on full time retainer.
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Post by Zadok » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:07 pm

moksha wrote:I'll volunteer to put in some time to moderating if needed or desired.
Oh dear....this isn't going to end well.
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Post by achilles » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:10 pm

Let me know if you need me. I'm always on the board.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Corsair » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:43 pm

wtfluff wrote:
Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
I'll bring mild barley drinks to the DC's.
Forget that. I'm having cocktails after my DC.

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Post by wtfluff » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:39 am

Corsair wrote:
wtfluff wrote:
Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
I'll bring mild barley drinks to the DC's.
Forget that. I'm having cocktails after my DC.
As long as I can join you for cocktails afterward, I'll warm up with PBR during the DC. (I'm just the more-than-likely silent guy in the corner with the tall-boys.)

:lol:
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Post by GoodBoy » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:33 pm

moksha wrote:I'll volunteer to put in some time to moderating if needed or desired.
I vote for the penguin!
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Post by glass shelf » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:00 pm

Corsair wrote:
wtfluff wrote:
Korihor wrote:I volunteer to represent the accused in any DC's.
I'll bring mild barley drinks to the DC's.
Forget that. I'm having cocktails after my DC.
Drink them during the DC. Bring enough to share with all the suits. It might hurry it along.

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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by trophywife26.2 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:28 pm

I just vote that we have equal representation of male:female moderators as much as possible with those who are available, willing, and would do a good job with it. I'm willing to be a moderator if need be.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Red Ryder » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:16 pm

trophywife26.2 wrote:I just vote that we have equal representation of male:female moderators as much as possible with those who are available, willing, and would do a good job with it. I'm willing to be a moderator if need be.
Respectfully asking here... Trophy can you explain your feelings on this? Anyone else please comment as well.

Here's where we are with moderators:

We have asked two mods from the old board to continue.
We have asked two people if they are interested (one still hasn't checked their pm's).
We have had six people volunteer either in a post or through pm.
Cwald and Mayan Elephant stated over at MDB (the former refugee camp) that they will moderate each other. :lol:

Assuming all 10 were to be mods the balance would be 6-4. Ten moderators seems like a lot to me. If we paired it down to 8 then we would have an equal balance. Is 8 too many?

Also, in regards to board succession planning, a suitcase with the nuclear launch codes exists so that a transfer could occur in the future in order to avoid having to build NOM 3.0.

I'd like to get moderators in place by early next week, insert forum rules, and maybe add some requested functions such as tap a talk, a cancel button, a resource page (think Reddit sidebar), and maybe some other ideas.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Lithium Sunset » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:54 am

For what it's worth... My opinion is I don't think it has to be a perfectly even ratio but it is good to have a healthy number of both as moderators so I'm glad Trophy said that.

I also don't think 8 is too many. Spread the work load. I felt so bad for Alas when she was overwhelmed with moderating and said it was like having a calling she couldn't be released from even after she asked. That was a long time ago but it stuck with me. Many hands make light work and you can adjust it later if need be. Plus Holidays are upon us.

(Thanks Alas, f145, and Jeffert for moderating on the other board and sorry if I got your numbers wrong f)

You guys did a great job with the board and I trust you to pick the right people.
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Re: Moderators, hosting, and other admin

Post by Corsair » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:27 am

trophywife26.2 wrote:I just vote that we have equal representation of male:female moderators as much as possible with those who are available, willing, and would do a good job with it. I'm willing to be a moderator if need be.
I have to be honest, I normally assume everyone forum member is male and I don't truly know anyone's gender until they make it obvious. Could we have another Halloween unveiling with real faces for their avatar like in years past?
Red Ryder wrote: Here's where we are with moderators:

We have asked two mods from the old board to continue.
We have asked two people if they are interested (one still hasn't checked their pm's).
We have had six people volunteer either in a post or through pm.
Cwald and Mayan Elephant stated over at MDB (the former refugee camp) that they will moderate each other. :lol:

Assuming all 10 were to be mods the balance would be 6-4. Ten moderators seems like a lot to me. If we paired it down to 8 then we would have an equal balance. Is 8 too many?
How many mods did NOM 1.0 have?
Red Ryder wrote:Also, in regards to board succession planning, a suitcase with the nuclear launch codes exists so that a transfer could occur in the future in order to avoid having to build NOM 3.0.
As I recall, you laughed at the admin password.
Red Ryder wrote:I'd like to get moderators in place by early next week, insert forum rules, and maybe add some requested functions such as tap a talk, a cancel button, a resource page (think Reddit sidebar), and maybe some other ideas.
I have these items on my To Do list

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