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Posted Aug 29, '12 at 7:42pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

It could, but that's a more thorough way. Still, trying to do everything they can to avoid an incident like that is a good policy.

Yes, it seems that way. It seems that most of the process is to get on their good sides. Basically trying to be their best friends, but in a subtle way, so you lead them to believe that's how you truly are.

This could be the cynic in me speaking, but I don't think it's all that difficult to put on a false persona to get them to like you. This is the Internet after all, much easier than real life. However it would take a lot of patience to hold up that act. One of the requirements is to be a consistent member for 1-2 years.

Imagine using this site everyday with a fake persona for that long. Surely that'd get tiring, but if people really want something--even if it's a small internet position--they'll work hard for it. I have suspicions of that for some people that use this site and used to, but I'll keep that to myself.

But in a chat you're expected to respond quickly in conversations. In the forum you can take as long as you want to make everything ideal, so I think in chats it'll show most users' true forms.

 

Posted Aug 30, '12 at 6:47pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,548 posts

Knight

Still, trying to do everything they can to avoid an incident like that is a good policy.

It would be a good policy if it were efficient, but how many new moderators have you seen in the past 12 months?

You'd think a year without progress would be an eye-opener to somebody.

Yes, it seems that way. It seems that most of the process is to get on their good sides. Basically trying to be their best friends, but in a subtle way, so you lead them to believe that's how you truly are.

Yes, it does seem to rely almost entirely on subjectivity. I'm amazed that the current system is still in play. What we need is a community manager to take charge and appoint people objectively based more on qualifications than on how the mods feel about them personally. I see plenty of potential candidates every day who I think would do a perfect job and meet every qualification, so they can't pull the "no good candidates" card this round.

I don't think it's all that difficult to put on a false persona to get them to like you.

It's the internet, so you don't even need a false persona. You just need to alter a few traits here and there to give you the appearance of someone trustworthy. It's such an easy system to bypass, I can't figure out why they'd still be using it over one that was more objective.

 

Posted Sep 2, '12 at 6:42am

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,138 posts

What we need is a community manager to take charge and appoint people objectively based more on qualifications than on how the mods feel about them personally. I see plenty of potential candidates every day who I think would do a perfect job and meet every qualification, so they can't pull the "no good candidates" card this round.

A community manager who would take recommendations into consideration. Some people recommend people who would clearly make a good mod, who fits all the criteria. [Why yes, I do have someone in mind], yet they get overlooked and recommendations seem to be frowned upon.

 

Posted Sep 2, '12 at 4:03pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

Some people recommend people who would clearly make a good mod, who fits all the criteria. [Why yes, I do have someone in mind], yet they get overlooked and recommendations seem to be frowned upon.

Yeah, but most of the time it's friends recommending friends. A system of solely recommending would be filled with spam, but if they were to add in the Cormyn software to automatically delete the users that don't fit the criteria, it would work out well. They'd probably only get a handful of recommendations who fit the criteria, and it'd show them who to watch over.

 

Posted Sep 3, '12 at 3:24am

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,138 posts

Yeah, but most of the time it's friends recommending friends. A system of solely recommending would be filled with spam, but if they were to add in the Cormyn software to automatically delete the users that don't fit the criteria, it would work out well. They'd probably only get a handful of recommendations who fit the criteria, and it'd show them who to watch over.

Mhm, they would need some form of criteria seach [Either cormyns or similar], but likeability should work in someone who is already "considered". I get what you mean about friends being all "My friend should be mod" and people asking to be recommended etc. I just think that if there's a valid reason, maybe they should look into it. I mean there's one person i have in mind that would make an excellent mod who i'm not "friends" with, and i think he might be a person who the software would pick up.

Pity.

 

Posted Sep 19, '12 at 5:31am

chowafu

chowafu

4 posts

this should be good for me so i can tell anyone online for some tips :D

 

Posted Sep 29, '12 at 3:42pm

thejax123

thejax123

39 posts

Allowing non mebers to be guests for a limited time,to chat more they must register.

 

Posted Sep 29, '12 at 5:38pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

Allowing non mebers to be guests for a limited time,to chat more they must register.

More negatives than positives. Guests can't be banned, so they can do whatever they want.

 

Posted Sep 29, '12 at 5:42pm

thejax123

thejax123

39 posts

More negatives than positives. Guests can't be banned, so they can do whatever they want.
didn't really think about it,but you're right,they will just troll in live chat.

 

Posted Sep 30, '12 at 4:12pm

thejax123

thejax123

39 posts

Maybe when non members go to live chat,they can only watch people chatting,to actually chat they must have an account.

 
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