Does the moderator list need updating?

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  1. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, you caught me out.
    I have never back-engineered [sup]1[/sup] anything in my life.

    Unfortunately I'm one of the dumb bastards that ends up engineering stuff from scratch.
    Depending on what you mean by "recently"... take your pick: from here.
    Or here.
    Or here.
    Or maybe here.
    Or perhaps here.

    1 I'll be nice and assume that this isn't some sort of claim to authority on your part.
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Yes!
     
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  5. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Heeee's baaaaack!!!...

    Holy shit, Not trying to sound "huggy"....

    Missed ya man... Welcome back. LOL.
     
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  7. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    quite amusing, just stick to your lego building and you will be fine

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    and i'm going to reiterate my post #58
     
  8. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Ah right.
    This is some sort of mysterious claim to be working on "back engineering"... what, exactly?
    A Large Woo Machine?
    An Alien Unsupported Assertion?
    Oh wait, it's Yet Another Claim That Can't Be Evidenced, isn't it?
    Geez, they're tough.
    One of my colleagues once had to take one apart to find the power supply.
    And you know what?
    There was nothing there after all!
     
  9. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    cute.
    i'm now going to reiterate post #54
     
  10. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Thing is, there is a difference between stating ones opinion, and trying to pass it off as fact

    Regarding this feud between krash661 and Dywyddyr - its obvious you two don't like one another much... but please, stop railroading this thread

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  11. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    I don't dispute that for a second...

    But, who gets to decide this?
    Is this decision up to a jury of one?
    Up to a community?
    Seems to me, it's basically all subjective.

    Besides, facts are facts... You claim what you say is fact, you show proof, you can't, its opinion.

    Doesn't seem very complicated.
     
  12. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder.
    Is it possible to ban people from certain sections but not others?
     
  13. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    That's very true - and in the case of the conspiracy / woo woo forums, I often ask my fellow moderators their opinion before taking action if it isn't something as simple as someone being a jackass

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    Yes and no... it would require completely restructuring the site and having multiple different "member groups" - in essence, we would have to change members assignments/titles/groups anytime they needed 'removed' from a sub forum for a time. It would get... messy... very quickly
     
  14. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    I have a vague memory (of many things, but let's not get diverted) that this has been suggested before.
    I think the practicality was investigated, but, like Kit says, it wasn't implementable without considerable work and equally considerable potential for a big mess.
     
  15. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    If it coud easily be done... whats you'r idea for makin use of it.???
     
  16. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Presumably the idea would be to have certain people banned from the sub-forums in which they become a problem (like how we had some people, like Victor, who were verbally banned from posting his "discoveries" in the science forums) for their own good.
     
  17. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    It's possible from a technical angle, however the problem is that us moderators aren't the site owners or developers. While we can press for changes towards things and do our homework, it's up to them at the end of the day. For instance the Forum software is made in such a way where Moderators can be in control of the subforum in which they moderate in regards to who gains access, this of course could be a problem if the moderator in question already has an issue with a member that wants to post somewhere.

    One consideration I'd been looking at was the ability for members to "vote" on how helpful/useful a persons post was to define whether they should be privileged enough to post in a subset of subdforums. Again this can cause problems, for instance if there was a land of the blind and the vote was to decide who was king and one guy happened to have the use of one eye, who'd you think would win?
     
  18. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yes a verbal ban from a certan area woud be easy enuff to do... such as banin people from the "Fringe" forums who just cant manage to be civil in those forums... an then lift the ban after a while an see how it goes.!!!

    Like many other thangs... i thank civil discussion can become habit... especialy if thers a positive incentive to try it such as full postin rights in all forums.!!!
     
  19. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    My thinking was to prevent a small number posters from posting in the non-fringe sections.
    Leave them to do what they wish in the fringe sections, within limits.
    It isn't the fringe sections that are the problem,
    they are thriving.
    It is the ruining of science threads that is the problem.

    Have a look at the thread on organic brains.
    The thread is full of complete nonsense.
     
  20. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Indeed, give the eccentrics some slack in Fringe so that the warned and verbally-banned ones will be content to stay there [when it concerns their offbeat passions]. Rather than flushing out the quail so that they scatter all over SF again to carry-on what they still received intimidation for in the Fringe section.
     
  21. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Not forgetting the continued nonsense claiming SR is false by chinglu in the P+M thread, despite the many mathematical results put by more reputable people invalidating his claims........Yet his nonsense continues.
     
  22. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Aaaanyway... yes, the moderator list needs updating. Several are almost completely AWOL. A good time to turn the soil as well, IMHO.
     
  23. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Currently, there are 15 moderators listed:

    AlphaNumeric
    Bells
    Billy T
    Enmos
    Fraggle Rocker
    glaucon
    Hercules Rockefeller
    hypewaders
    Kittamaru
    kmguru
    madanthonywayne
    Pete
    prometheus
    Search & Destroy
    SkinWalker
    superstring01
    Trippy​

    As far as I can see just 7 of that list are active, namely:

    Bells
    Billy T
    Enmos
    Fraggle Rocker
    Kittamaru
    kmguru
    Trippy​

    That's less than half. I'd say that's a problem.. yes.

    Ok, add supermods Stryder and Tiassa.
     

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