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Is there a minimum number of posts and mod actions a mod is supposed to take to be considered active

Discussion in 'Communications' started by beezel26, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    I am curious, does the MS have a hard and fast rule on number of posts and actions a mod is supposed to take to be considered active?
    Is it five per day, with a banning or two or something else.
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  3. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Pretty much this. Although we do like to see mods being active in the forum, with the fact that the boards are slower, it is more difficult to say, 'hey, you don't have X amount of admin actions in a month'. Mods should be participating in the MS, Comms and their forums.
     
  4. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Some forums don't even get ten posts a day.
     
  5. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There are also a good number of forums that don't require a lot of things that would constitute "admin action".
     
  6. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Dave sets his own minimum at 3 bans per day.
     
  7. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Dave has enough traffic for it. :p

    Also being a mod is just giving spankings, they also have to, SHOULD have to active behind the scenes, Beez.
     
  8. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is there a minimum number of threads a user can start in comms before it gets annoying?
     
  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That ones user specific
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not so much posts and actions, but if a mod has not logged on here for a certain length of time and hasn't told us he/she is away then we admins discuss the issue.
     
  11. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Beez, mods being forced to edit or ban people who might not deserve it just to meet a quota would be a bad idea.
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good point. I know in Collecting there are very few admin actions these days. Most recent ones have been either language, unlocking and upping a locked thread, or locking an advertising thread.
     
  13. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Same with CT. Last time I edited somebody was months ago.

    And hey, if a quota was required we'd probably just start banning people for being annoying.
     
  14. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If being annoying was grounds for banning, there would be no one posting at YJCC.
     
  15. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Posting frequency is also very much relative to the forum. And there have been quite a few mods who did (or are doing) their job quite well without ever having to ban anyone, and had that go on for years.
     
  16. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Y'all stop poking fun at the film music forum, y'hear?
     
  17. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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  18. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    So how many mods do we need if some forums only get ten posts a day.

    How many mods do we really need to cover all the boards now, can we also get help from the RSAs?
     
  19. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    beezel, if there are any changes, none of them are going to come from anything you suggested or initiated.

    Please stop.
     
  20. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thank you for that wonderful, insightful gem that no one has over the last 13 years ever, ever suggested or considered. Who would have thought that one way to get coverage for some forums would be to see if some of the people that already have moderator abilities would be able to do so? It's so mind-bogglingly simple that it is so astounding that this has not been thought of ever before this.


    Surprisingly enough, the members of the MS actually do talk to each other. In general it is known if someone is not posting as much for whatever reason and it is noticable what activity mods are taking (there are even little audit logs that managers can see so everyone knows who is doing what). Kate and I were talking for months about my activity and posting levels before I stepped down. And frankly, the number of posts and admin actions one has are not a direct indicator of their actual activity. Just because some people might have twice the number of 'admin actions' it doesn't mean they are actually contributing more to the boards than any other mod. It's all about context, which in this case relates to the forum and individual moderator and their style.

    If you have an issue with a moderator, talk to the admins. But just because you think they aren't active doesn't mean there isn't already a known issue in their real life (you know, that thing that the rest of us actually have) which might be impacting on their ability to get onto the forums and this is known and being catered for.



    Oh, and in case the point was missed at the start behind the sarcasm, RSAs have had dual roles ever since Silmarillion was promoted to being a PSA mod as well as Oceania RSA. In 2001.
     
  21. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    ^What Dingo said.

    And believe it or not, we already get plenty of help from RSAs. RSAs who are also JC mods include:
    [ul][li]Me[/li]
    [li]Jedi Dajuan[/li]
    [li]halibut[/li]
    [li]Miana Kenobi[/li]
    [li]Skiara[/li]
    [li]CrazyMike[/li]
    [li]Jedi Trace[/li][/ul]
     
  22. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That ^ .....anyone would think the Southern Hemisphere had removed itself from the planet....or the Oceania region at least. :p