Author Topic: The Elusive Humphrey  (Read 4174 times)

Offline quiller

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Re: The Elusive Humphrey
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2011, 08:39:44 AM »
Moderators have the unfortunate position of pissing some people off, so keeping them as an unknown entity, is for their benefit.
If you knew who they were, you might post to them differently, I know people treat me different than they normally would.



Finding people capable of realizing where the poster leaves off and the moderator begins --- aye, there's the rub. Keeping mods anonymous DOES work --- to THEIR benefit. I say it does not, for the average member.

LNF's multi-person Polimod position is both a joke and an invitation to excesses, allowing a rogue to hide in plain sight while remaining invisible. I defy any long-time member to disagree that if an unannounced Polimod level moderator doesn't like something, it VANISHES. The position has thereby been abused.

I've been told that staying on-topic dictates the majority of such deletions, but (as with any "real life" conversation) that's how people are. Conversations wander. And as with almost every message fora, conversations often become arguments and page hits go up, boosting revenue...but then a careful edit-job removes WHY that thread got so many page-hits, without also sharing the content. Something's wrong with all that, on several levels.

I refer of course first to Harleywoman, and will entertain ballot suggestions (and categories!) on the remainder.

Here? I'd rather deal with an identified known quantity.

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Re: The Elusive Humphrey
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2011, 08:57:06 AM »
lololol,,,  great pic! lol.....
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Re: The Elusive Humphrey
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2011, 09:14:13 AM »


Finding people capable of realizing where the poster leaves off and the moderator begins --- aye, there's the rub. Keeping mods anonymous DOES work --- to THEIR benefit. I say it does not, for the average member.

LNF's multi-person Polimod position is both a joke and an invitation to excesses, allowing a rogue to hide in plain sight while remaining invisible. I defy any long-time member to disagree that if an unannounced Polimod level moderator doesn't like something, it VANISHES. The position has thereby been abused.

I've been told that staying on-topic dictates the majority of such deletions, but (as with any "real life" conversation) that's how people are. Conversations wander. And as with almost every message fora, conversations often become arguments and page hits go up, boosting revenue...but then a careful edit-job removes WHY that thread got so many page-hits, without also sharing the content. Something's wrong with all that, on several levels.

I refer of course first to Harleywoman, and will entertain ballot suggestions (and categories!) on the remainder.

Here? I'd rather deal with an identified known quantity.

Personally, I believe a moderator shouldnt have to be anonymous. Also, I believe rules should be pinned as a sticky in the forum. Rule 1) do unto others as you would want them to do unto you... that means in simple English dont do anything or say anything to anyone in the forum that you find mean-spirited, hostile, antagonistic~ such as cursing someone out, etc... The mod is able to use the rules to then explain why the post is vanished, but he or she should edit the post instead of totally delete it if possible.

If rules are clearly posted, moderators should be able to do their work unmasked. Quiller, what you have quoted proves anonymous moderators are capable of being and playing naughty. I have witnessed naughty masked mods in action. They were more guilty of wrong than the poster.

Perhaps one day, this forum may realize a need for change although Humphrey is doing a good job.

@ Humphrey keep up the good work.

@ Walks~ Yeah, ST sure does know Hump.  Solar cant keep that from ST. :P

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Re: The Elusive Humphrey
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2011, 08:22:24 AM »

@ Walks~ Yeah, ST sure does know Hump.  Solar cant keep that from ST. :P

I am the silent partner.... 8) 8) 8)  ST
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Re: The Elusive Humphrey
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2011, 08:48:08 AM »
I am the silent partner.... 8) 8) 8)  ST


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Re: The Elusive Humphrey
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2011, 05:02:46 PM »
The fishing expedition is over, Walks.  ;)  :P

 

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