Home | Community | Message Board



Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Website Announcements and Feature Feedback

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]
OfflineProdijal_Son
slowmaster

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 1,573
Loc: derby city
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Opening the Mod Forums
    #2125369 - 11/20/03 05:05 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

I think it ridiculous that all decision making is discussed behind closed doors. We get the gist here and there, but it's mostly the end product of what would seem to be endless deliberation. If you opened the Mod Forums: Shroomerites would have more information to base our opinions from; Mods would have the benefit of more informed individuals with more precisely formulated opinions; and the Shroomery wouldn't be viewed by it's members as run by the Gestapo. The Mod Forums wouldn't have to be open for replying and posting, but rather for viewing. This place would feel a lot more welcome if we could see what you folks have to say.


--------------------
The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleJohn
ssdp.org

Registered: 08/08/03
Posts: 7,026
Loc: Vancouver, B.C.
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125388 - 11/20/03 05:12 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

What about when mods/admins are dicussing things that don't need to be public? For example if someone was running scams in the marketplace and they were deciding to monotor the person and take action, then the person would know what's going on. That's just one example, there are many more... Then what make a public mod forum and a hidden one for that kind of stuff? People would still complain because there was a hidden one, that wouldn't work.


--------------------
There's a thin line between sanity and insanity... and I just snorted it.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleOldSpice
Geritol Breath...
Female User Gallery

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 59,080
Loc: Crankytown, Texas
Post deleted by Administrator [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125431 - 11/20/03 05:30 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)



--------------------
So hard to be ....WDWGFH?
Texas is humongus compared to France
Our Gair, who art in Texas,
Paw Paw be thy Name....
My friends are thirsty


You never see a motorcycle parked outside a Psychiatrist office:biker:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineProdijal_Son
slowmaster

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 1,573
Loc: derby city
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: OldSpice]
    #2125434 - 11/20/03 05:32 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

That's why it wouldn't be open to discussion. Just viewing.


--------------------
The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineProdijal_Son
slowmaster

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 1,573
Loc: derby city
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: John]
    #2125435 - 11/20/03 05:32 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

That is a good point, can you think of other examples?


--------------------
The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMitchnast
Trial by Madness
Male User Gallery Arcade Champion: Mahjong

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 8,572
Loc: Okanagan Flag
Last seen: 3 days, 17 hours
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125524 - 11/20/03 05:59 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

woah man, theres like a whole world outside my window right now!!!


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125661 - 11/20/03 07:16 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

- Post History Deleted Upon User's Request -


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMitchnast
Trial by Madness
Male User Gallery Arcade Champion: Mahjong

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 8,572
Loc: Okanagan Flag
Last seen: 3 days, 17 hours
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125669 - 11/20/03 07:22 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

become a mod, i was also moderator for a time.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineProdijal_Son
slowmaster

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 1,573
Loc: derby city
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: ]
    #2125675 - 11/20/03 07:27 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

I didn't know the mod forum was such a place. Thank you for listening MM. Could there ever be a split in the two? Is there more than one Mod Forum? I think a lot of people feel alienated, I'm just trying to feel out how people could feel more a part of the community.


--------------------
The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125706 - 11/20/03 07:47 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

- Post History Deleted Upon User's Request -


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineProdijal_Son
slowmaster

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 1,573
Loc: derby city
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: ]
    #2125718 - 11/20/03 07:52 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

____________________________________________
when I was mod I rarely posted here because I was so busy moderating and posting in there.
____________________________________________

Well I thank you for being upfront. I know you used to be a Mod, correct? It seems like you've always been honest with your opinion and the such. Are you saying that Mods posting in the Feedback forum could be the alternative?

____________________________________________
If the members saw that everyone would want to join.
____________________________________________

Join what? The Shroomery? I'm confoozed.


--------------------
The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePaid
Pict
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/13/03
Posts: 5,376
Loc: Zone ate
Last seen: 12 years, 9 months
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125730 - 11/20/03 08:06 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

No, the thursday night pizza partys......

I think its pretty important to have a seperate forum for staff
to discus issues, and just generaly interact with each other.

This, like the dump should not be open to those that arent
on the staff, so to speak. as we need a place to unwind, and eat pizza.....

Why do you think people view the staff as the gestapo? Or
are you just clouded by the otd issue? An speaking from and otd stand point?


--------------------



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125731 - 11/20/03 08:06 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

- Post History Deleted Upon User's Request -


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMitchnast
Trial by Madness
Male User Gallery Arcade Champion: Mahjong

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 8,572
Loc: Okanagan Flag
Last seen: 3 days, 17 hours
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125794 - 11/20/03 08:36 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

man i tellya thogh, i miss the mod paycheck! it wasn't even really a job, but it paid awesome! between sponsors and selling e-mail addresses we were swimming in chicks, booze, coke and c-notes


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinegeokillsA
∙∙∙∙☼ º¿° ☼∙∙∙∙
Male User Gallery

Registered: 05/08/01
Posts: 19,098
Loc: city of angels Flag
Last seen: 2 days, 7 hours
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Prodijal_Son]
    #2125801 - 11/20/03 08:40 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

As stated in my PM to you on this matter:
Quote:

Re: Wondering ...
Sent to: Prodijal_Son



We simply cannot open up the Mod Forum. Personal contact information for some mods & admins is available in the forum, not to mention we discuss matters and potential problems with members. We do not want the public jumping to conclusions because of something that was thrown up for debate in the mod forum - and if we opened it for read-only access, we would be bombarded with communication from members who want to be a part of how the site runs. It just isn't feasible.

As far as an update to OTD - I specifically stated no less than 10 days until we came to a final conclusion. We are still brainstorming ideas and as of yet, none have been decided upon. Thanks for your interest though.

Take it easy,
~mike




--------------------

--------------------
··∙   long live the shroomery  ∙··
...π╥ ╥π...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleThorA
Anti-Theist OVERLORD
Male User Gallery

Registered: 08/12/98
Posts: 9,875
Loc: Calgary, Canada
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: geokills]
    #2125815 - 11/20/03 08:47 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Quote:

geokills said:
As stated in my PM to you on this matter:
Quote:

Re: Wondering ...
Sent to: Prodijal_Son



We simply cannot open up the Mod Forum. Personal contact information for some mods & admins is available in the forum, not to mention we discuss matters and potential problems with members. We do not want the public jumping to conclusions because of something that was thrown up for debate in the mod forum - and if we opened it for read-only access, we would be bombarded with communication from members who want to be a part of how the site runs. It just isn't feasible.

As far as an update to OTD - I specifically stated no less than 10 days until we came to a final conclusion. We are still brainstorming ideas and as of yet, none have been decided upon. Thanks for your interest though.

Take it easy,
~mike







Not to mention people would start threads in the open forums to discuss things going on in the mod forum.

Outside of the posts about scammers, people's personal info, etc.. There is the simple fact that because it is hidden it allows for open discussion amongst mods to bring up whatever they want.

Every website with a message board has a hidden forum for mods/admins, this is the same logic people having meetings behind closed doors in business etc..

There are over 40 mods on the website, so we have a wide range of people's opinions there and most debate is typical of what the community would see in an open debate. Most of the time decisions are based on what the community wants, some times you do see decisions made that are felt to be the best for the community even when most people don't see it that way.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleafoaf
CEO DBK?
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 32,665
Loc: Ripple's Heart
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: geokills]
    #2125817 - 11/20/03 08:48 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

dude...ur name's mike?

that's unpossible.

I think this is a bad idea.

moderators should be able to talk shit
about the plebes without fear of reprimand.


--------------------
All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinegeokillsA
∙∙∙∙☼ º¿° ☼∙∙∙∙
Male User Gallery

Registered: 05/08/01
Posts: 19,098
Loc: city of angels Flag
Last seen: 2 days, 7 hours
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: afoaf]
    #2125932 - 11/20/03 09:32 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Evildoer! :lol:

Edit: It's not only the talking shit though, but sometimes users post other user's personal information - and we keep it on record in the forum because they might be a supposed scammer, etc.  There is a lot of sensitive information in the forum that simply should not be public knowledge.
 


--------------------

--------------------
··∙   long live the shroomery  ∙··
...π╥ ╥π...


Edited by geokills (11/20/03 09:33 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePhluck
Carpal Tunnel
 User Gallery

Registered: 04/11/99
Posts: 11,393
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 10 months, 11 days
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: geokills]
    #2126456 - 11/21/03 01:10 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

I was once a mod, and I certainly agree that there are some things that get posted in the mod forum that shouldn't be made public for good reason.

However, I think there are certain discussions, such as the on concerning the current OTD debacle, that should be made public somehow.

Perhaps a Shroomery C-SPAN forum, where selected threads can be mirrored in a read only format... if that's possible. Just a thought.


--------------------
"I have no valid complaint against hustlers. No rational bitch. But the act of selling is repulsive to me. I harbor a secret urge to whack a salesman in the face, crack his teeth and put red bumps around his eyes." -Hunter S Thompson
http://phluck.is-after.us


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineProdijal_Son
slowmaster

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 1,573
Loc: derby city
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Opening the Mod Forums [Re: Phluck]
    #2126853 - 11/21/03 09:22 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

After reading Geokills PM, that's exactly what I had in mind. The whole C-SPAN Forum that is. Some kind of half way point. I'm new to the whole Feedback Forum, so I can't really say that the Mods don't participate enough. It seems like public sensitive issues could be kept in the Mod Forum, and the other issues discussed openly in the Feedback Forum.

Mod Gestapo ... I don't see the Mods as Gestapo. I've just heard that a lot from people. I'm just thinking of how we could bring the folks who come here closer to those that make things happen. I'm trying to understand why people have such a distaste for the Mods besides the natural distrust of power structure.


--------------------
The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy.


Edited by Prodijal_Son (11/21/03 11:18 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]

Feedback and Administration >> Website Announcements and Feature Feedback

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Do ya'll keep track of mod complaints?
( 1 2 all )
MJF 2,331 32 10/13/05 01:31 PM
by Thor
* HB for mod...
( 1 2 3 all )
LiquidSmoke 3,930 46 03/17/03 09:03 AM
by LiquidSmoke
* how do you become a mod?
( 1 2 all )
Tomandjerry58 2,729 24 10/17/03 07:44 PM
by Ripple
* ODD MODS
( 1 2 all )
Liquid Squid 3,219 33 08/29/03 10:53 AM
by Diploid
* Mod Elections, A Proposal
( 1 2 3 4 all )
DiploidM 3,865 71 03/10/06 04:43 PM
by Vvellum
* Video forum or official thread
( 1 2 all )
LosAngelesGraff 3,164 37 08/21/07 11:40 AM
by GoodbyeOrb
* I wanna be a mod
( 1 2 all )
T0aD 3,161 30 11/16/03 02:54 AM
by PsiloKitten
* so how do i become a mod?
( 1 2 3 all )
Ahab McBathsalts 3,701 51 12/20/04 04:54 PM
by Prisoner#1

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Ythan, Thor, Seuss, geokills
3,874 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
The Spore Depot
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.056 seconds spending 0.001 seconds on 16 queries.