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Posted Jul 7, '12 at 4:55am

mikacinikac

mikacinikac

379 posts

It should be a great* idea?

 

Posted Jul 7, '12 at 3:08pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

It should be a great* idea?

Only if they consider adding chat mods. There are currently two active mods on the site, I imagine a lot of gamers and the current forumers using the chats to communicate with each other. If there are no mods to monitor the chats then they'll turn out bad - imagine this forum without mods. That's assuming if many people use them and they make multiple chats. If there's just one chat and not many people use it then they wouldn't need much moderation. I'm sure the current mods could handle it.

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 12:13pm

kingofwar1234

kingofwar1234

461 posts

I believe that the more 'active' people on this site currently should be mods in AG3 IF chat is installed... Ex: just saying GhostOfMatrix , and Ernie are examples because they help out A LOT around the site, and they'd be great mods.

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 12:24pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

I believe that the more 'active' people on this site currently should be mods in AG3 IF chat is installed... Ex: just saying GhostOfMatrix , and Ernie are examples because they help out A LOT around the site, and they'd be great mods.

Now, don't get wrong, I'd love to be a mod and all, but this won't be implemented because the admins aren't aware of the current situation that AG2 is going through. Cenere, a former moderator, said that if there were anyone who could be a candidate, they would be a mod already.

I know I would try my best at the job, but I don't think others would. Some would get bored and get. Some would crack under pressure. Some would become too busy with life.

It's hard to explain, but this won't happen, and I can guarantee that 95%.

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 1:07pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

Active doesn't necessarily mean worthy. They still have to fit all the requirements, and considering how nobody has been modded since Freakenstein I don't think anybody fits them.

That's assuming if many people use them and they make multiple chats. If there's just one chat and not many people use it then they wouldn't need much moderation. I'm sure the current mods could handle it.

I'm starting to think they may just do this. The forums don't seem that active, but I expect the regulars to use the chat, and if the chat is located on its own page instead of popping upon games I don't think many gamers will use it. It won't need that much moderation. It'll be more work for the current mods, but it wouldn't seem that difficult since the forum regulars already behave.

I believe they should add a flagging tool in the chat and mods and admins will have access to the database. Such as you click on a users name and several options pop up; friend user, send private message, block (in closed beta they had a block function on the profiles), and flag. When you flag someone all their chat messages show up in the database, but for this to be convenient they'll require some sort of filter that locates rule breaking messages.

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 1:37pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

I'm starting to think they may just do this. The forums don't seem that active, but I expect the regulars to use the chat, and if the chat is located on its own page instead of popping upon games I don't think many gamers will use it. It won't need that much moderation. It'll be more work for the current mods, but it wouldn't seem that difficult since the forum regulars already behave.

If it were a chat like Krin has installed on Colony, it would be a disaster. Only one chat, like a shoutbox, would be great. I'd expect it to get a lot of traffic from unseen people though.

I believe they should add a flagging tool in the chat and mods and admins will have access to the database. Such as you click on a users name and several options pop up; friend user, send private message, block (in closed beta they had a block function on the profiles), and flag. When you flag someone all their chat messages show up in the database, but for this to be convenient they'll require some sort of filter that locates rule breaking messages.

That's pretty cool. If implemented, it could really make communicating easier.

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 5:38pm

kingofwar1234

kingofwar1234

461 posts

I believe they should add a flagging tool in the chat

That's a great idea Ghost... But I believe incorporating a flagging system will be too slow... So I've got an idea..

1) If someone says an innapropriate word that's racist or just being mean to others, there should be in the code of AG3 chats that they get warned ONCE then if they do it again on the same day maybe be banned from the chat rooms for maybe 30 minutes to an hour... and IF they do it AGAIN on the same day they'll be banned for the next twelve hours or so... See where I'm going with this?

Active doesn't necessarily mean worthy.

yes I agree completely, but people like you Ghost are the kind of  people that I would like to see become a mod... You guys have little/no spelling errors(which is in the requirements) you're really active(not one obviously) and I feel that you'd be up to it and you'd take it seriously... I mean, you help out the community too even without a moderators status... That's just being a nice person who likes to help out!

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 5:57pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

If someone says an innapropriate word that's racist or just being mean to others, there should be in the code of AG3 chats that they get warned ONCE then if they do it again on the same day maybe be banned from the chat rooms for maybe 30 minutes to an hour... and IF they do it AGAIN on the same day they'll be banned for the next twelve hours or so... See where I'm going with this?

That's a bit too strict and wouldn't always work as planned. Sometimes in the forums we use curse words to give emphasis on things. If we were to do that in a chat that has this tool then people would get wrongly warned and banned.

The flag tool seems slow because of how you need a person to check them, but it's better than having faulty mechanics for the chat.

Perhaps they could find some middle ground for this. If someone uses a racial term or general inappropriate word it'll automatically show up in the database, but the mods/admins would decide what to do. Instead of relying on an automatic warn/ban function.

 

Posted Jul 10, '12 at 8:27pm

kingofwar1234

kingofwar1234

461 posts

Well there should be AT LEAST a warning function.... Saying that the mods have been informed of your curse/racial word... And I'd think that mods would be good for chat rooms... There should be like certain categorys like Tavern,Chat rooms for game types(strategy, action etc), maybe newcomers? I don't know...

 

Posted Jul 13, '12 at 1:51pm

1Darkfire

1Darkfire

1 post

one thing to think about is there are ppl of all ages on here so there need to be some rooms off limits to the younger users so teens and adults can speak more freely

 
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