Inactive moderators

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  1. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Where is Invert, for example?
    He last posted over 9 months ago (December 14th 2008).
    Why aren't replacement moderators installed?
    Who is monitoring the affected subforums?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    the only think he mods by himself is Art & Culture. I'm sure if a post is reported there, he is notified. But who really cares if people get into a flame fest over how wonderful you think Rollerball was.
     
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  5. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    I just think it's weird that some moderators don't appear to come here anymore but are still in place.

    Goofyfish: last post back in April.
    Tristan: last post back in March.
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I figure they are like cops. Some you see every day on patrol and some have desk duty back at the office and only come out when needed.
     
  8. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm I don't think it was intended for them to stay away that long.
     
  9. EntropyAlwaysWins TANSTAAFL. Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe they just review posts and don't actually post any more, i.e., lurk.
     
  10. sandy Banned Banned

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    I doubt they still lurk. If they're gone for more than a month they should not be a mod.
    If we could choose a new mod, who would you guys pick? I don't know enough about all the new peeps to even have an opinion.
     
  11. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Then they are not moderating.
     
  12. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Makes you wonder why we have some many sockpuppets j/king. Seriously though, some moderators could view the forum without logging in to see if there is anything worth moderating, or they could in fact be extremely busy from time to time. I do understand that perhaps long term non-actives should possible be demoted back to normal user, but only if they were likely to misuse their powers at some junction point in the future. (i.e. selling their username on Ebay so a normal member could spy on the moderator subforum etc)

    Actually it would be interesting to see how much people would offer.... Who would start the bidding?
     
  13. sandy Banned Banned

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    Socks should be banned. Immediately. Would anyone actually sell their name on Ebay? Does anyone actually care that much to even bother with it? Wow... If so, they need a life.
     
  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    that's what I thought. I'm gonna go to ebay and see if anyone is currently selling a name they use on a forum
     
  15. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, but I cannot believe that in nine months time no moderation was needed whatsoever.
    I think Invert may have just left altogether. Which would leave the Art&Culture subforum unattended.
    I haven't checked whether or not the absence of Goofy and Tristan leave any subforums unattended, but I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    enmos, why do you care?
     
  17. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Because I care about SciForums.
    Imagine what would happen if there were no moderators at all anymore..
     
  18. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Nah, Goofy's duties are covered by Hype, but Tristan's sub-forae of Earth Science, SciFi & Fantasy and General Science & Technology don't seem to be covered.

    (That may explain the long-running thread on the Earth being a living growing creature not being cesspooled

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  19. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    lol That's what I meant. The nutters are already taking over..
     
  20. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    But there are mods here. :shrug: How do you go from 3 not posting in a while to there being no mods?
     
  21. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    can't Stryder, James R and Plazma moderate those areas? I was under the impression that admins could moderate any section.
     
  22. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    If moderators are not replaced more subforums will become unattended eventually.
    At any rate, I think all subforums should be covered. You would't go along with just partial police presence in a city either, would you? You know what happens to sections where there is no police?
     
  23. sandy Banned Banned

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