Make me a moderator

Make me a moderator

Various things about Spring that do not fit in any of the other forums listed below, including forum rules.

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FLOZi
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Make me a moderator

Post by FLOZi »

Pro:

I check forums regularly and hate spambots
I'm not that antagonistic to Forb anymore and Argh left years ago

Cons:

I am still a dick sometimes 8)
Maybe we don't really need another mod but I'm just sick of clicking report instead of delete

Discuss.
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knorke
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by knorke »

i dont see why not.

btw clicking report on most spam is not that needed since most is superobvious mods see it anyway.. (but report if its there longer than a day or so)
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Jazcash
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Jazcash »

Sure, seeing less spam would be nice. But if we were basing it solely upon your pros and cons you listed then most people would fit the bill :P
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FireStorm_
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by FireStorm_ »

I vote yes... and also death to spambots.
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Jools
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Jools »

I like spam.

And No! You can't have the egg, bacon, Spam, and sausage without the Spam, because it wouldn't be egg, bacon, Spam, and sausage then.
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gajop
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by gajop »

sudo make me a moderator
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smoth
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by smoth »

FLOZi wrote:I am still a dick sometimes
So what?

I think you would be a fair moderator.
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Nemo
Spring 1944 Developer
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Nemo »

Pro: like the majority of the community admin/mod staff, FLOZi hasn't played in months

<_<
>_>
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smoth
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by smoth »

lol, does it help I imagined your avatar doing a loldance after that sentence?
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Jazcash
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Jazcash »

Nemo wrote:Pro: like the majority of the community admin/mod staff, FLOZi hasn't played in months

<_<
>_>
Forum moderators aren't related to lobby moderators, or at least, they shouldn't be.
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smoth
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by smoth »

Jazcash wrote:Forum moderators aren't related to lobby moderators, or at least, they shouldn't be.
problem with nepotism bro?

so why isn't flozi a moderator yet??!?!?
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Silentwings
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Silentwings »

!vote 1
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maackey
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by maackey »

Jazcash wrote:
Nemo wrote: Pro: like the majority of the community admin/mod staff, FLOZi hasn't played in months
<_<
>_>
Forum moderators aren't related to lobby moderators, or at least, they shouldn't be.
IIRC all forum moderators are also lobby moderators.

@Nemo: I would if I had a working gaming computer! Finals are finally over! :D :D :D

I hate spambots as well, I immediately permaban them and delete posts but it doesn't seem to affect them :/ what we really need is more stringent forum sign up. Perhaps email verification if not already in place? A different form of captcha?

I'm not opposed to FLOZi being a moderator, I just don't think more moderators is an optimal solution to the spambots.
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Beherith
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Joined: 26 Oct 2007, 16:21

Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Beherith »

Its not bots doing the spamming, a lot of them are low wage humans :(
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PicassoCT
Journeywar Developer & Mapper
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Joined: 24 Jan 2006, 21:12

Re: Make me a moderator

Post by PicassoCT »

I fear for the freedom of speech. How to discuss wiki-vandalisations now without getting hammered?
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PicassoCT
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by PicassoCT »

Beherith wrote:Its not bots doing the spamming, a lot of them are low wage humans :(
Couldnt we bribe them into revealing who they work for- so we can get back to those?
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maackey
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by maackey »

Don't their links generally go to the company they are working for?
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Jazcash
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by Jazcash »

If PHPBB wasn't so out-dated they'd be decent MODs to combat spamming of any kind.

For now, why not just set a user's first post to require moderator approval before they can post freely? That option's built into PHPBB iirc.

With a little bit of tweaking, you could even just do that but approval can be granted by a custom group of all the active members.
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AF
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by AF »

Jazcash wrote:If PHPBB wasn't so out-dated they'd be decent MODs to combat spamming of any kind.

For now, why not just set a user's first post to require moderator approval before they can post freely? That option's built into PHPBB iirc.

With a little bit of tweaking, you could even just do that but approval can be granted by a custom group of all the active members.
Perhaps your thinking of WordPress. There's an akismet mod for phpbb IIRC, it would be a vast improvement in spam control.

ps: I think the bit of a dick sentiment has a precedent in the gamble that was giving dasbruce mod power, I dont see any nuclear apocalypse debris since he was given it
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smoth
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Re: Make me a moderator

Post by smoth »

no wordpress please, ever.
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