So Beldaran is a Mod Now, What's With That???

Discussion in 'The Undercity' started by Beldaran, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    This thread is for discussion around me being a new mod, talk of other possible new mods, and generally stuff that would derail other threads.

    Also come say hi to me if you like, I'm nice!
     
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  2. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    beldaran is the top ramen
     
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  3. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So, just to be clear:

    Yes, I did this based entirely on my own opinions. I didn't consult the users. Heck, I don't think I consulted any of the existing mods, or Jesse.

    This is, ultimately, a dictatorship. I am not interested in running elaborate political systems. I am interested in running the forum in a way which meets my goals reasonably well. I am not trying to create a mix of moderators who have diverse opinions on topics, I'm trying to create a mix of moderators whom I trust to listen to criticism and try to moderate fairly even if they have strong opinions about people or events.
     
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  4. Aqua Vitae

    Aqua Vitae put some honey and sea water by your bed.

    Are you entirely uninterested in consulting users?
     
  5. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Don't always get along with me?! I am a delight! *banned*

    (oh god i'm joking and seebs knows i'm joking)
     
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  6. Aulualala

    Aulualala Alarmed Jellyfish

    Question of curiosity:
    Is it only the admins who have the capability to poke around and find who a subaccount belongs to, or are you also able to do that as a mod?
     
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  7. missoyashirou

    missoyashirou Someone please give me a tiny dog to play with

    (pokes with a stick)

    Also, I remember @Xavius throwing his hat in the ring (I am assuming he/him pronouns, but I could be mistaken, I will correct ASAP) and he was commenting about having moderator experience as well as being part of the time zone that needs people? If you don't mind me asking, can you talk about your modding experience more?

    Also, weird suggestion: @Snitchanon
     
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  8. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Forewarning or a community comment period are not fundamentally incompatible with those goals.
     
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  9. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    That varies a lot. I reserve the right to just go ahead and do a thing without consulting people. Sometimes I consult people. Sometimes I open the floor for discussion and wait to see whether consensus emerges. Depends a lot on specific things.

    Pretty much anything I do, you're welcome to give feedback. I may change my mind, I may not.
     
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  10. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    i think that the possibility of beldaran becoming a moderator is something that has been discussed and commented on on and off for a while now
     
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  11. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Not 100% sure, but I think the user-edit stuff is admin-only.
     
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  12. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    this isn't actually something all that out-of-the-blue and random
     
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  13. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    I am an experienced mediator, not moderator.

    I can talk about doing mediation if you like though!
    As far as I know, I don't have access to that info, no.
     
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  14. ASPD Anon

    ASPD Anon Vagitarian

    This strikes me as potentially foolish, given that it's easy to pick staff that will agree with you on principle.

    Also, because I can't resist...

    upload_2017-2-1_13-33-47.png
     
  15. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    It is in fact easy to pick staff that will agree with me on principle. In fact, to some extent that's presumably my goal, because the entire point is I have a pretty clear idea of how I want the forum to run, and it would be pretty weird to pick people who don't agree with me on how the forum should be run, and ask them to help me run it in a way they don't like.

    There are a lot of concerns I have about, say, actual governance of the sort where the rules are enforced ultimately by dudes with guns, which don't apply to how I want to run a forum.
     
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  16. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    i think that might have been referring to @Xavius
     
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  17. missoyashirou

    missoyashirou Someone please give me a tiny dog to play with

    Ah, the question is meant for Xavius since he was asking about it, but it's good you answered too and were up front with your answer! Also, you took the stick-poke well so that's always a bonus!
     
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  18. ASPD Anon

    ASPD Anon Vagitarian

    I think there is at least a small difference between forum policy and pointing a gun at someone.
     
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  19. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    so i guess that makes us anarcho-autocrats.
    i know there's like a billion anarchist subtypes, but i'm pretty sure that's a new one.
     
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  20. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    In general, yeah.

    If the government where you live is horrible, you're pretty badly fucked over. If a forum admin is horrible, you can close the tab and read something else.
     
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