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Should we try to follow the new suggested moderator promotion guidelines?

Discussion in 'Literature Poll forum' started by Gandalf the Grey, Sep 26, 2002.

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Should we try to follow the new suggested moderator promotion guidelines?

Poll closed Mar 25, 2012.
  1. Yes, lets be the first.

    65.4%
  2. No, the old way is better.

    9.6%
  3. No opinion one way or another.

    25.0%
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  1. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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  2. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 14, 2000
    Here's how this would work:

    1) Everyone who wants to can nominate someone, sending the nominations to the AC.

    2) The AC then weeds through the nominations, picks four or five, and sends them to the Mod Squad.

    3) We then vote on the few that are left, and the new moderator is announced.


    The entire process should take just over a week: three days of nominations, an extra day or two for the AC to narrow it down to four or five, and then two or three days for the Mod Squad to vote. It tries to add an element of democracy to the promotion of a moderator, and this would be the first time such a thing was tried on these boards. We could be pioneers! Or we could do it the same way as every previous promotion. It?s your choice.
     
  3. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 4, 1999
    What's the old way?
     
  4. darthparth

    darthparth Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jul 10, 2001
    The mods pick whoever they like?

    I think this way sounds pretty good. If it doesn't work, we can always switch back, I guess...
     
  5. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 20, 2000
    Yes, the current method is for the moderators alone to choose someone that they think would be a good moderator.
     
  6. J_K_DART

    J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 31, 2001
    Personally I *do* think the Mods are the ones who should have the say - maybe not democratic, but who better than a Mod to know who could do the job?
     
  7. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    What about the other way that was suggested in the other threads -- Mods suggest a slate of choices and users vote via PM to AC (or another location?).

    I think that's a "less good" solution than the others, but it might be useful to discuss it.

    I'm also very torn between the other two methods -- I like democracy, but I also like the last choices the EU Lit Mods made... :)
     
  8. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Oct 8, 1999
    I don't care how, as long as we get at least 1 more in Lit.
     
  9. The_Standmaiden

    The_Standmaiden Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jul 28, 2002
    I don't really know that much about it, but I like both this idea and dp4m 's. It would be nice to have a say.
     
  10. Fire_Light

    Fire_Light Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mar 24, 2002
    Either way is ok by me.
     
  11. stecm

    stecm Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 3, 2002
    Why not try the new method? It's worth a shot...
     
  12. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Nov 2, 1999
    I don't care either way, as long as we get another moderator or two, and they do a good job.
     
  13. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    Dec 11, 1999
    Testing it once wouldn't be the end on the world.
     
  14. Face Loran

    Face Loran Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 21, 1999
    The nomination method could work very well in the Lit. forum. There is a definite close-knit community feel to that forum in particular. Everyone knows each other, so to speak. I feel the guidelines should definitely be tried, and I can not imagine them not being a success.
     
  15. NaboosPrincess

    NaboosPrincess Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 14, 2001
    I say, give it a try. If it doesn't work, then change it the next time around.
     
  16. Thejedikiller

    Thejedikiller Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Aug 26, 1999
    I personally feel a nomination method would be better. It would give all ppl's the since that they help choose whoever becomes the next Mod.
     
  17. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I don't know, that would probably just result in a popularity contest. Just because someone's name is recognizable and they post a lot of interesting post, that doesn't necessarily mean they'd be good as a mod. (I'm not talking about anyone in particular :p )
     
  18. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    Depends on who is chosen the first time this happens.

    Or was a mod already chosen this way?
     
  19. chissdude10

    chissdude10 Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Jul 26, 2001
    The new way sounds fine to me.
     
  20. Darth McClain

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

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    Feb 5, 2000
    We should give the new way a shot and see how well it works.
     
  21. MariahJade2

    MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor star 5 VIP

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    Mar 18, 2001
    I don't think it would hurt to experiment with the idea to see how it would work in practice, though I personally think nominations will just end up being a list of who is popular.

    I don't understand why the current system doesn't also include an application process, like there is to be a Fan Fic Reviewer. You could announce that you are accepting applications from this date to this date and then sift through them when a new Mod is needed. Then you can couple that with a nomination/suggestion thread, if people really seem to want that.
     
  22. flying_fishi

    flying_fishi Jedi Knight star 6

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    Mar 26, 2002
    I think it would work well in the Lit Forum, where a few people really stand out as good users :) In larger forums it would be quite chaotic ;)

    [hl=yellow]~monogpfm[/hl]
     
  23. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 28, 2000
    The new way works for Lit because it is not likely to become a popularity contest.

    In other boards, however, it might pose a problem.
     
  24. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE

    GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Knight star 7

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    May 8, 2002
    I think we should try the new way of picking. Whats the worst that could happen?

    Axl.
     
  25. JADES_FIRE

    JADES_FIRE Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 3, 2001
    I think that we should try the new way. :D

    After all, how will we know which way works better if we don't try them all. ;)

    Is there a probation period for new Mod's :confused:
     
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