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Female mods?
#31
JustinHEMI;123335 Wrote:I can't think of any that would be qualified, except heili, but she's not very active.

Justin

She's not very neutral on a lot of issues, and can be quite vocal and comes off as antagonistic towards those she disagrees with.

I don't think she would abuse her power, and I don't know her outside the site so I can't say for sure either way, but if she stepped in on something (even when doing the right thing) I could see it creating some issues and cries of outrage/favoritism/etc.

Personally, I would rather see unnamed mods (Mod 1, Mod 2, etc) so that mods wouldn't personally be targeted as throwing their weight around or trying to 'get back' at someone they disagree with.

I know andrew got some flak thrown at him for something because of a comment he made (or something) that was done by andrew the person and not andrew the mod. I don't think it's fair for mods to be unfairly targeted for having an opinion, and I don't think it's fair that mods have to walk a fine tightrope in their own posts because it's assumed they're representing the site except when they're not.
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#32
mauser;123234 Wrote:(I'll probably be hearing from at least one moderator after this post).

They'll be wondering how you got that camera in their house.
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#33
Camper;123371 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;123335 Wrote:I can't think of any that would be qualified, except heili, but she's not very active.

Justin

She's not very neutral on a lot of issues, and can be quite vocal and comes off as antagonistic towards those she disagrees with.

I don't think she would abuse her power, and I don't know her outside the site so I can't say for sure either way, but if she stepped in on something (even when doing the right thing) I could see it creating some issues and cries of outrage/favoritism/etc.

Personally, I would rather see unnamed mods (Mod 1, Mod 2, etc) so that mods wouldn't personally be targeted as throwing their weight around or trying to 'get back' at someone they disagree with.

I know andrew got some flak thrown at him for something because of a comment he made (or something) that was done by andrew the person and not andrew the mod. I don't think it's fair for mods to be unfairly targeted for having an opinion, and I don't think it's fair that mods have to walk a fine tightrope in their own posts because it's assumed they're representing the site except when they're not.

I like the unnamed idea.

Justin
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#34
soberbyker;123193 Wrote:
nomad;123187 Wrote:Some Mods do exhibit PMS like symptoms. Tongue

Watch it buddy ......,

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#35
Camper;123371 Wrote:Personally, I would rather see unnamed mods (Mod 1, Mod 2, etc) so that mods wouldn't personally be targeted as throwing their weight around or trying to 'get back' at someone they disagree with.

I like this idea!!
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#36
IMHO GlockGirl would be a really great female mod if she were on here more. She was never caustic or highly biased and she trains women in gun safety, so I think that would make her the perfect candidate, other than her not being around much.

I like the idea of anonymous mods, although I've actually never seen that done before on a forum.
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#37
For whatever it's worth I'll throw in my opinion that "Mod 1", "Mod 2", etc. is a good idea, so long as the Mod accounts are limited to the use of one real-world person for accountability purposes.

We users don't need to know who uses which account, but it should be possible for other mods, or at least the owner/administrator, to know exactly who did what in order to keep everyone honest.
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#38
Quote:All the mod stuff aside, we (staff) also want to enjoy the forum and as such are allowed to engage in forum discussions,
when we do so we do so as a member just like you, not as staff. This is something a lot of folks have a hard time
differentiating, and, to be honest, until I became "staff" had a hard time with understanding it as well.

Something I'll add to a post from time to time .... that said .....


I still don't understand how gender makes a difference when enforcing the rules. I'm not against a female becoming a mod if we had a need for more, currently we don't, but I wouldn't want to see someone picked in an affirmative action type mode, I'd rather they were the best willing candidate for the job.

I have a question, is there a problem with the mods and how we've handled things here? Why the need for secret mods? Comparatively speaking we are pretty loose here, no iron fist rulings I'm aware of. I have had occasion to ask another mod step in when I thought my view of things may be tainted because of personal feelings about a person or subject, we all have.

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#39
I believe HowardForums (a cell phone forum) uses that format, "Moderator57" and so on. Also, try to figure out who the moderators are on OpenCarry.org. Pretty sure GrapeShot is a moderator there, but there is nothing indicating such.

I can almost envision scenarios where anonymity would have it's downside as well. Most folks here have spoken highly of their experiences with the way things are setup and handled here, from the conversations, to the mods, to the admins. I would agree with Sober, what would be gained by changing from something that seems to be working in the opinions of most(?) of the members?
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#40
The only fair way to be a mod is if it's term limited, otherwise any and all will start abusing their position. Human nature does not take a back seat on the Internet. It actually amplifies the destructive byproduct of any sort of power.

The other place is a perfect example of this. Here, well it's sort of like a small town which naturally has less crime.

Of course not many are wiling to give it up, everybody thinks they are different. Tongue
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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