Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
The moderators here are the police. And just as the police they should act PROactively, rather than REactively.
And just as police should not and can not rely on snitches, neither should the moderators of this forum.
The 'report' button should be permanently disabled, since it is nothing but an extra weapon given to the thin-skinned noodle-spined weak-kneed mimosas.
Seems no matter what forum you visit, or what crop of mods and admins are providing and tending the free sandbox, there's always someone who has a much better idea how things should be done without ever actually proving it by doing it themselves. I say, if you can do it better, then get on with it.
... one other observation in response to any suggestion from anyone on any forum that they'd make a better mod than those currently holding the position: If I was choosing mods (oh wait, I was lolll) ... I'd never ever in a million years choose somebody who actually asked for the job. It's a thankless, time consuming and difficult task which demands an ability to remain objective in the face of endless ludicrous petty complaints and criticism of one's efforts. I won't even get into what goes into trying to keep the peace on public forum when grown adults take their whining behind the scenes demanding punitive actions from the mods against their forum foes... you would be shocked at the level of childishness some people stoop to - which the mods not only put up with, but actually attempt to provide an effective peacekeeping intervention rather than just smiting willy nilly all those involved in whatever the fiasco of the day is..... and the length of time some folks will hold a grudge for and sometimes actually harass the mods trying to get them to take sides - sometimes for friggin' weeks! Jeeze I'm glad to be done with that cr*p.
Yep, I'm convinced that anyone who actually wants the job must be either delusional as to what the role actually entails, or dizzy with excitement at the prospect of having a little (perceived) power over other members of their forum community - and would only end up getting turfed out of the job by the admin after the first abuse of the whizzie stick.
I remain grateful to Ron, Haz and Shadow for accepting the challenge and I think they're doing a fantastic job of it. Thanks guys, I'm so glad you're here doing what you do!