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Re: Moderators Wanted! #923663
12/05/04 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by Larry:
Careful troll, your agenda is showing......
Please DO NOT get off on some useless tangent over this post!


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Re: Moderators Wanted! #923664
12/05/04 09:22 AM
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I think anonymous moderators are a good idea. Posters who receive private rebukes from a moderator wouldn't be able to hold a grudge because they wouldn't know who rebuked them.

Just my $.02.

Re: Moderators Wanted! #923665
12/05/04 09:52 AM
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I like the anonymous moderator idea a lot.

Feel free to consider me for either PC or CR.


"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

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Re: Moderators Wanted! #923666
12/05/04 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by kathyk:
Frank, I vote for you to choose. You know the personalities as well as anyone around here and are more than capable of making the best choices. A vote would only render a skewed result given the various mass exoduses.

PS Another suggestion, picking up on a point made by Kluurs. If you think someone might be good, but they haven't volunteered, why not contact them. The loudest, "Me, Me, Mes!" aren't necesarily gonna be the best bets.
Totally agree with you Kathyk. Frank should decide. I applaud his decision and I know, I for one, have nothing to fear from any moderator. I trust that Frank will not choose any extreme personality. Anyone who wants to rant and rave should just go somewhere else. Oh dear... maybe I shouldn't say that!


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Re: Moderators Wanted! #923667
12/05/04 10:03 AM
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I'd say no to voting, I trust Frank to decide. I'm neutral on whether moderators should be anon. or not.

Re: Moderators Wanted! #923668
12/05/04 11:37 AM
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anonymity would prevent the type of negative backlash a certain someone recently endured..
Any volunteer position should be as hassle free as possible.


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Re: Moderators Wanted! #923669
12/06/04 05:36 AM
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Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
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The design of the forums software requires the moderator's name(s) be displayed.

That seems fair to me anyway, it prevents people from hiding behind anonymity.
If you've already applied, and this bothers you, let me know and I'll take your name off the list.

Unless a post or picture is completely out of line (obviously from one of the scumbags we occasionally suffer with), the first step should be to PM the poster.

Point out what is not acceptable, and why.
Not sure what is considered unacceptable?
Review the User Agreement you agreed to when you became a member:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/ubb/agree_review.html

If that doesn't cover the situation, use common sense. You've all seen my posts about this subject, but the main point to keep in mind is, This Is A FAMILY FORUM!.

Our membership includes young children, religious leaders (Priests, Ministers, Rabbi's, etc.), and others who could be offended by offcolor posts.

First and foremost, these are the Piano Forums.
While discussions of other subjects are allowed and even encouraged, there is no reason they should be dragged down into the muck.

I get particularly peeved when people are being mean to each other. I'm not saying we should all be sitting around the campfire singing folk songs, but the posts I've seen in some threads just aren't necessary.

Our membership is now equivalent to the population of a small city. There are bound to be people you don't agree with. It's ok to disagree, it's what keeps life interesting.
But there is no need to stoop to name calling and disparaging remarks.
If you can't debate with them civilly, avoid them!

People are entitled to their opinions. The fact that you can't change their minds may just mean they truly believe what they are saying.
Remember... "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still".

We will not be holding any polls for moderators, I will make the decisions.
Please show some respect for the people chosen as moderators, they have kindly volunteered for a difficult job.

If you see a moderator's name disappear, do not assume they have done anything wrong.
Them may have asked to stop for a while, or I may have decided to rotate them out and try someone else for a while.

If you are chosen to be a moderator, please remember to be fair and tactful.

A number of people have already expressed an interest in becoming moderators, but I'm still accepting applications.
If you have applied and don't get picked for this round please do not feel offended. We will end up with more applications then we need, and will likely rotate assignments as time goes by.

If we do this right, you should see very little change in how the forums operate, except there should be less problem posts.

My thanks to everyone for your input, and for trying to make our community a better place to visit.

Best,

- Frank B.


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Re: Moderators Wanted! #923670
12/06/04 05:47 AM
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Frank,

I'm afraid I have to admit I am one who has gotten a bit aggressive lately against the recent profusion of unidentified shills,and probably too much so. I'd like to aplogize to you for using the PF in that manner.

You have my word to be more civil from here on out. I will still express my thoughts on the validity and bias of their posts where appropriate, but will refrain from tit-for-tat posting. It is a waste of the resource you so graciously provide.

Thanks,


Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'
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