Mini-Rant: WE DON'T CARE!

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Suggestions' started by Mint, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Mint

    Mint YOU KNOW THA $KOUTS Staff Member Moderator

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    Here we go, the rant that no one asked for!

    Am I the only one who rolls their eyes when they see someone reply to a spambot's thread? I know I do. It is completely unnecessary. Most of these comments are witty comments, something like "I believe you're on the wrong site, pal! Hurhur!" which roughly translates from Idiot to "lol guise lets go for a likefish huehuehue i have crippling heliophobia"

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    Seriously, no one cares! Even if you do get a like or two, it will just be erased, along with the thread. So what now? Are you proud of yourself for mildly impressing a complete stranger online with a sort of witty comment? Would you like a medal or a showbag?

    I doubt anyone agrees with me eye-to-eye here, but this is something that I had to get off my chest.

    Since we're in the feedback forums, I'll give a suggestion. On my other mother forum, the Squidboards, they have a process where a new member's first three posts must be approved by a moderator. This process has worked very well on the Squidboards, and I don't see why it can't here, especially since the Squidboards runs on a Xenforo engine, just like these forums.
     
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  2. GoldMan27

    GoldMan27 Retired Moderator/Lazy Drivers Crew Chief Staff Member

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    I have heard of that method in use before. Given the activity of our Moderators, it would be tiresome to have one user wait several hours for a Moderator to approve their posts. However, I'd also like to think of the long-term on this. What if we have Moderators bent on power to the degree where they can decide to not approve posts for absurd reasons. The darker effect would be they could hide this from the community, since the posts couldn't become public. Essentially, these power mad Mods could suffocate the forum's life force of members.

    Call me a critic, but I prefer to think of these features in the long-term, under the worst case scenario, with the support of Murphy's Law. Just saying, it will be great for now, but if corruption seeps into our most-powerful users, it could go downhill real fast.
     
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  3. Mint

    Mint YOU KNOW THA $KOUTS Staff Member Moderator

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    True, I guess. Considering that the Squidboards has 25 moderators, whilst we have only three (Not including Vash and Brook).
     
  4. Medic

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    Only 3? #BringBackGoldy!
     
  5. Mint

    Mint YOU KNOW THA $KOUTS Staff Member Moderator

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    Gold stepped down on his own will, and they'd probably want a new face to fill the shoes of De. Unless a staff member had to step down for an emergency, I doubt Gold would step back up, and even in that situation, it would probably only be temporary.
     
  6. Medic

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    I miss Goldy when he was a mod ;-;
     
  7. GoldMan27

    GoldMan27 Retired Moderator/Lazy Drivers Crew Chief Staff Member

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    This is most likely true, in some regard.

    I get the sense some would like to see me back on the throne, however, I won't be doing that. I do not have the active presence I used to have on this forum, and as it stands, I lack the stamina to withstand late hours into the night to ban spambots. Nonetheless, should such an abrupt and sudden crisis come to attention, I would not hesitate to request a reinstatement as a Moderator, if only for a brief while.

    As it stands, we do have candidates in mind for De's successor. The details of which shall remain classified, however, so that our candidates do not feel the urge to suddenly become a "teacher's pet" to our Mods, if you will.
     
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