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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2021, 09:03:24 PM »

I guess for the southeast board, Mapmikey maybe?

Um...thanks?

I’ve managed to go 32 years in my professional career without being anyone’s supervisor and that same desire would apply to moderating forum rooms.

I’d much rather spend the time and energy I have on the forum making roadgeek discoveries, solving roadgeek mysteries and passing along roadgeek knowledge/experience.

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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2021, 09:46:12 PM »

TheAlan360 should be promoted to Alanland Regional Moderator Global Moderator. Case closed.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2021, 09:57:33 PM »

I have volunteered numerous times to be a moderator. However, I know the changes of that happening are practically nonexistent, because my moderation style would be a lot less heavy-handed than many (most) of the others, and also because I have a much different life philosophy than those I consider to be the most active mods.

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2021, 10:46:10 AM »

Develop some depth by having more Mods.  The current group of Mods already know who is active and a member in good standing.  Take Max for instance.  He is a MVP-grade poster who would be perfect for the California section.  There are bound to be a few others.

Do I wish to Mod?  Not really. 

Am I happy with the Mods we have?  Yes.

Is AA Road Forums a good place to be?  You betcha!

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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2021, 11:00:19 AM »

Develop some depth by having more Mods.  The current group of Mods already know who is active and a member in good standing.  Take Max for instance.  He is a MVP-grade poster who would be perfect for the California section.  There are bound to be a few others.

Do I wish to Mod?  Not really. 

Am I happy with the Mods we have?  Yes.

Is AA Road Forums a good place to be?  You betcha!

Rick

While I appreciate the sentiment all the same I’m probably not what you’re looking for out of a moderator.  I have a tendency to get way too snarky and annoyed at stuff people post.  Someone who moderates shouldn’t really ought to be far neutral and less opinionated than someone like me.  Besides Roadfro does a good job at what I just described already on Pacific Southwest.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2021, 11:55:41 AM »

Develop some depth by having more Mods.  The current group of Mods already know who is active and a member in good standing.  Take Max for instance.  He is a MVP-grade poster who would be perfect for the California section.  There are bound to be a few others.

Do I wish to Mod?  Not really. 

Am I happy with the Mods we have?  Yes.

Is AA Road Forums a good place to be?  You betcha!

Rick

While I appreciate the sentiment all the same I’m probably not what you’re looking for out of a moderator.  I have a tendency to get way too snarky and annoyed at stuff people post.  Someone who moderates shouldn’t really ought to be far neutral and less opinionated than someone like me.  Besides Roadfro does a good job at what I just described already on Pacific Southwest.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2021, 12:39:16 PM »

I would be fine being a mod if I needed to be one, but I doubt anyone would consider me for oh so many reasons.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2021, 02:36:35 PM »

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.

And it used to have one, which was me before I was promoted.

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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2021, 02:56:52 PM »

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.

And it used to have one, which was me before I was promoted.
I do think that all boards should have moderators.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2021, 02:59:19 PM »

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.

And it used to have one, which was me before I was promoted.
I do think that all boards should have moderators.

Why? The global mods and admins keep watch over them, and I'm just as likely to moderate a thread as whoever the regional mod is for whatever section. The only difference is a regional mod may be more inclined to read their section first, as opposed to someone like me who checks General Highway Talk→Off Topic→Central States→whatever else catches my fancy...
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2021, 03:01:06 PM »

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.

And it used to have one, which was me before I was promoted.
I do think that all boards should have moderators.

Why? The global mods and admins keep watch over them, and I'm just as likely to moderate a thread as whoever the regional mod is for whatever section. The only difference is a regional mod may be more inclined to read their section first, as opposed to someone like me who checks General Highway Talk→Off Topic→Central States→whatever else catches my fancy...
It's just strange that some boards have them and some don't.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2021, 03:11:50 PM »

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.

And it used to have one, which was me before I was promoted.
I do think that all boards should have moderators.

Why? The global mods and admins keep watch over them, and I'm just as likely to moderate a thread as whoever the regional mod is for whatever section. The only difference is a regional mod may be more inclined to read their section first, as opposed to someone like me who checks General Highway Talk→Off Topic→Central States→whatever else catches my fancy...
It's just strange that some boards have them and some don't.

Why is that strange?
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2021, 03:14:35 PM »

The Ohio Valley board (my home board) doesn't have a regional moderator.

And it used to have one, which was me before I was promoted.
I do think that all boards should have moderators.

Why? The global mods and admins keep watch over them, and I'm just as likely to moderate a thread as whoever the regional mod is for whatever section. The only difference is a regional mod may be more inclined to read their section first, as opposed to someone like me who checks General Highway Talk→Off Topic→Central States→whatever else catches my fancy...
It's just strange that some boards have them and some don't.

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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2021, 03:18:58 PM »

I'll let RGT answer for himself, but I also find it a bit strange - or maybe inconsistent is a better word - that some boards have regional mods and some don't.

If every board doesn't need one, then why does any board need one? (Unless it was based on a threshold for user traffic/posts in that board, but that doesn't seem to be the case either.)
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2021, 03:44:17 PM »

Well, like, look at Travel. I woke up today and checked it and there were three threads in there with new posts. Do we need to go through the trouble of vetting someone to look at three threads? No. So we haven't ever had a regional mod for Travel. Same goes for Mass Transit; there's just not enough activity there to make it worth having a moderator over.

The only actual regional board that doesn't have a mod assigned (whether active or not) is Ohio Valley, and we just straight up don't need to moderate Ohio Valley often enough to make an effort to find a mod for it.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2021, 03:51:55 PM »

Well, like, look at Travel. I woke up today and checked it and there were three threads in there with new posts. Do we need to go through the trouble of vetting someone to look at three threads? No. So we haven't ever had a regional mod for Travel. Same goes for Mass Transit; there's just not enough activity there to make it worth having a moderator over.

The only actual regional board that doesn't have a mod assigned (whether active or not) is Ohio Valley, and we just straight up don't need to moderate Ohio Valley often enough to make an effort to find a mod for it.
I would say that the only boards that DO need moderation are General and Off-Topic. The regional boards sort of govern themselves, and the rest are small.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2021, 03:57:10 PM »

Well, like, look at Travel. I woke up today and checked it and there were three threads in there with new posts. Do we need to go through the trouble of vetting someone to look at three threads? No. So we haven't ever had a regional mod for Travel. Same goes for Mass Transit; there's just not enough activity there to make it worth having a moderator over.

The only actual regional board that doesn't have a mod assigned (whether active or not) is Ohio Valley, and we just straight up don't need to moderate Ohio Valley often enough to make an effort to find a mod for it.

OK, yeah. I wasn't thinking so much of the smaller boards like Travel and Mass Transit.

For some reason, I thought there were more regional boards that didn't have moderators.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2021, 04:24:46 PM »

Well, like, look at Travel. I woke up today and checked it and there were three threads in there with new posts. Do we need to go through the trouble of vetting someone to look at three threads? No. So we haven't ever had a regional mod for Travel. Same goes for Mass Transit; there's just not enough activity there to make it worth having a moderator over.

The only actual regional board that doesn't have a mod assigned (whether active or not) is Ohio Valley, and we just straight up don't need to moderate Ohio Valley often enough to make an effort to find a mod for it.
I would say that the only boards that DO need moderation are General and Off-Topic. The regional boards sort of govern themselves, and the rest are small.
Fictional Highways occasionally needs some moderating. Urban Planning and Mass Transit have gotten heated as well...
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2021, 04:25:55 PM »

It happens infrequently enough that one of the global moderators or admins can handle it.
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« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2021, 04:40:46 PM »

Well, like, look at Travel. I woke up today and checked it and there were three threads in there with new posts. Do we need to go through the trouble of vetting someone to look at three threads? No. So we haven't ever had a regional mod for Travel. Same goes for Mass Transit; there's just not enough activity there to make it worth having a moderator over.

The only actual regional board that doesn't have a mod assigned (whether active or not) is Ohio Valley, and we just straight up don't need to moderate Ohio Valley often enough to make an effort to find a mod for it.
I would say that the only boards that DO need moderation are General and Off-Topic. The regional boards sort of govern themselves, and the rest are small.
Fictional Highways occasionally needs some moderating. Urban Planning and Mass Transit have gotten heated as well...

That’s only because a certain someone got chased out of the regional boards by users that didn’t care for their attitude on display.  All the same, “heated” doesn’t necessarily require moderation. 
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2021, 04:52:13 PM »

Well, like, look at Travel. I woke up today and checked it and there were three threads in there with new posts. Do we need to go through the trouble of vetting someone to look at three threads? No. So we haven't ever had a regional mod for Travel. Same goes for Mass Transit; there's just not enough activity there to make it worth having a moderator over.

The only actual regional board that doesn't have a mod assigned (whether active or not) is Ohio Valley, and we just straight up don't need to moderate Ohio Valley often enough to make an effort to find a mod for it.
I would say that the only boards that DO need moderation are General and Off-Topic. The regional boards sort of govern themselves, and the rest are small.
Fictional Highways occasionally needs some moderating. Urban Planning and Mass Transit have gotten heated as well...

That’s only because a certain someone got chased out of the regional boards by users that didn’t care for their attitude on display.  All the same, “heated” doesn’t necessarily require moderation.
We still have the global mods and admins for moderation in the non-regional boards as well.

Though for regional mods, is there a requirement that they need to live in the region they’re moderating? Like I know for Midwest-Great Lakes (my home region), rawrmustard lives in Michigan, which is part of it. Same with roadfro for Southwest and Bickendan for the PNW.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2021, 04:54:28 PM »

Though for regional mods, is there a requirement that they need to live in the region they’re moderating? Like I know for Midwest-Great Lakes (my home region), Rawrmustard lives in Michigan, which is part of it. Same with RoadFro for Southwest and Bickendan for the PNW.

Living outside the region is called carpetbagging, and at least in real life, it's allowed but discouraged.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2021, 04:55:11 PM »

Though for regional mods, is there a requirement that they need to live in the region they’re moderating? Like I know for Midwest-Great Lakes (my home region), Rawrmustard lives in Michigan, which is part of it. Same with RoadFro for Southwest and Bickendan for the PNW.

Living outside the region is called carpetbagging, and at least in real life, it's allowed but discouraged.
Isn't that people who move to other regions?
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« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2021, 05:33:07 PM »

The status quo is fine.  No need for any changes.
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Re: Future Mods/Admins
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2021, 06:01:00 PM »

I don't understand the obsession some posters have with this topic. Didn't we just have this thread like a month or two ago?

 


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