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Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by ultima333, May 17, 2022.

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  1. ultima333

    ultima333 Happy Sunflower Time Administrator

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    QQ has experienced continual growth over the past few years- and with the increase in users, comes the need for more moderation staff.

    If you want to volunteer and be part of the community, we welcome your application.


    Please send a PM/conversation to me answering the following questions:

    1) What times are you active on the forum? (in GMT)

    2) Do you feel you are familiar with the QQ community?

    3) Why do you feel you will make a good moderator?

    4) What do you think proper conduct is for a moderator?

    5) What do you think the purpose of a moderator is?


    Selection will take a while as the team discusses who we will pick, so please be patient once you've sent in your application.
     
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  2. Biigoh

    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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  3. GhostHaxStomp

    GhostHaxStomp Not too sore, are you?

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  4. ToastyMoasty

    ToastyMoasty Getting out there.

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    I bet theres gonna be at most 2 submissions and 1 of them is a shitpost! x3
     
  5. Stephen the barbarian

    Stephen the barbarian I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    i can solidly give you from 15:00 to 16:00 most days, and can drop in from time to time otherwise.
    times i'm not available are 05:30-14:30 and 20:00 - 03:00 wed-sun

    i do feel that i am familiar enough with the rules, written and unwritten to put my name forward. rants is fairly good at pointing out issues that pop up, so i feel like i have a passing knowledge of those matters, however i'm fully aware that i will have to learn how it looks from the other side of the curtain.

    (answering these together)
    the purpose of a moderator is to stop minor issues from blowing up in bigger problems. to set the standards of conduct and decorum on the board, and insure that they are followed. and in extreme cases, to remove those who refuse (not fail) to follow the rules.

    i'm willing to try and willing to learn. other that all i have is my record. it's likely not the cleanest, but i am who i am.
     
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  6. Rakdos92

    Rakdos92 Goosh Goosh

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    Dude, you need to send this stuff to him via PM.
     
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  7. rance47

    rance47 Not too sore, are you?

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    I just hope that the new mods will be someone with laid back and aproachable personality.
    I'm not sure if this holds true for english speaking forums as well, but from my experience people that try to act all cool and collected, or take themselves way too seriously, usually end up being either way too stern and banhappy, or petty as hell.
     
  8. Anon̦̦

    Anon̦̦ [Verified Cute]

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    May the Gods have mercy upon your souls.
     
  9. Otokonoko Culture

    Otokonoko Culture {Unverified Trap} {Verified Cake}

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    As a ginger, I take offense to this.

    I don't have a soul.
     
  10. Darrenb209

    Darrenb209 Only way to survive is keeping your eyes on screen

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    The PM method will probably cut down on the shitposting.

    I'd have no problem posting a joke application in thread, but I'm not about to send a PM to busy people just for a joke.

    Actually, fuck it.

    All the time and none of the time.

    No.

    Because I'm not about to go mad without power.

    Going mad with power and putting your boot down on your detractors.

    To rule the forum with an authoritarian fist whenever they escape the horror of it being a high-stress unpaid job.
     
  11. GhostHaxStomp

    GhostHaxStomp Not too sore, are you?

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    I am biased. I will ban people for no reason. I accept bribes. I have not read the rules.

    Honestly I have no idea why I haven't retroactively been made a co-founder.
     
  12. A simple world

    A simple world Making the rounds.

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    What's the pay like? I don't work for free.
     
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  13. macdjord

    macdjord Well worn.

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    You get to exercise petty authority over people.
     
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  14. GhostHaxStomp

    GhostHaxStomp Not too sore, are you?

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    Honestly that’s enough of a reason as any. No thing better than shitting downhill.
     
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  15. Guardian Box

    Guardian Box rarest of netos

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    You also take on the responsibility for actions of the people under your authority.
     
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  16. Nicodemus

    Nicodemus Mr. Archleone

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    Eh. Only to a degree.

    The Mods aren't omnipotent (yet), so as hard as they work they can't catch everything, especially with the recent userbase expansion.

    Even if they got five more Mods, they can only do so much. I would argue that it's a shared cultural responsibility. The Users have a responsibility to use the report function to make any problematic issues resolved.
     
  17. Grumpkin

    Grumpkin Getting some practice in, huh?

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    In short, the concept you're going for here is community policing. It's an enforcement philosophy which pushes partnership between those whose job it is to enforce the rules and the community at large.

    Basically make it as easy as possible for users to see the rules, so much so that not knowing almost takes active effort, then let them keep a handle on most daily business to prevent things getting out of hand, so that the moderators only have to get involved when somebody really goofs.

    Not a bad way to do business.
     
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  18. Silvercrystal

    Silvercrystal That’s no Moon, It’s a Moderator! Moderator

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    In my experience that’s the way most boards do it, if you see a rule breaker, report it and wait for a mod to deal with it.
    Or ask them to stop if it’s not a big rule break (like being off topic.) and only ask once, if it continues just report, don’t say anything about reporting it. (As most boards call doing that baiting, which is against the rules)
     
  19. JadeKaiser

    JadeKaiser Fae apologist

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    As usual, I ask myself the question: "would I make a decent mod?"
    As usual, I answer myself: "Probably. Not a terrible one, at least."
    As usual, I then ask myself: "Do I want the stress and responsibility of being one?"
    As always, I then answer: "Hell, no."
     
  20. Guardian Box

    Guardian Box rarest of netos

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    And they never will be unless they accept my application
     
  21. d.fish

    d.fish ᓚᘏᗢ

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    You'd make a great mod if you update that one story
     
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  22. Guardian Box

    Guardian Box rarest of netos

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    I don't know what story you are talking about but if I become a mod I will
     
  23. magic9mushroom

    magic9mushroom BEST END.

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    I would, but I'm not as secure or as mentally well as I'd like to be, and I already mod Yandere^2 (effectively solo, and with a userbase too small to rely on reports); it's more than I can handle.
     
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  24. Queen Fiona

    Queen Fiona Will your God accept me in my black and white?

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    Ahem.

    Fine, I'll do it myself.
     
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  25. Keldin

    Keldin Experienced.

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    I feel like you don't want me to say "like an evil dictator".

    so instead i'll meet you half-way and go with "like an absentee dictator".
    To bare our sins.

    Familiar enough to know that at least one person in the first few posts would fail to properly read your post and end up putting their application in thread.

    More pertinently I'm also familiar enough with them to know that an open Announcement Thread about PM'd Applications would do a hard turn into shitposts within a few responses.


    however tbf that's just normal Internet behavior.
     
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    ultima333

    ultima333 Happy Sunflower Time Administrator

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    Applications will close on Monday (Memorial Day for those in the USA)
     
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  27. ultima333

    ultima333 Happy Sunflower Time Administrator

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    Mod applications are closed.

    We'll announce the new moderators sometime this week.
     
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