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Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by HaveaMint » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:04 pm

I don't know how you do it but thanks. I know I wouldn't last long as one.
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by gm10 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Moderator life is easy, just ban someone when you feel down, brings the smile back to your face. :twisted:

Just kidding, I know from experience that keeping a community running smoothly isn't always easy. Good job guys.

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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:18 pm

gm10 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Moderator life is easy, just ban someone when you feel down, brings the smile back to your face. :twisted:

Just kidding, I know from experience that keeping a community running smoothly isn't always easy. Good job guys.
as moderator on a motorcycle forum, the above is quite true :lol:

but, it does require that you hold your tongue, write up your MAD thoughts in LibreOffice and let them set there awhile,
go back and review that "post" and see if it is still needs to be posted.....

in my case, with 4 moderators, we take a vote before we kick someone off the forum.
that kind of levels out the "hot fingers that are mad right now" from getting me in trouble. :mrgreen:

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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by jimallyn » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:48 pm

The job of moderator is made somewhat easier here than on some other forums I know of by the fact that most of the forums users are pretty decent people.
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by Portreve » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:59 pm

I've been a moderator in a Facebook group and a couple message boards a long time ago, and I would never, ever take that job again.

Definite kudos to all the mods here.
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by Pierre » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:26 pm

you did well, to be a moderator in a Facebook group, as that is supposed to be an onerous task
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some of the things that their Moderator's have to deal with, is quite awful.
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by vladtepes » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 am

I was a moderator on a Land Rover forum for MANY years. It was (still is) a huge forum and the number of mods increased as the forum grew. Most users were reasonable but there were always the 1% which take up 99% of the time to sort out.

I am admin/mod/owner of a motorcycle forum. It's relatively specialist and so far so good.

I am a mod on a motorcycle facebook group. I never get involved in modding comments etc unless someone reports/complains which has been rarely. In fact I don't spend too much time on there at all.

I am owner/mod on a maritime history FB group - great bunch of people - aside from removing a spammer or two I've never had to 'mod' it at all.

It is ENTIRELY dependent on the people involved in the groups, and their level of maturity/adulthood. :)
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by andyO » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:37 am

Just another thanks from me. I am sure it must be a thankless task at times. It is nice here though and I am sure that the mods are part of making it nice. :)

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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 am

Erm... if it's a thankless job, why are we thanking them?
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by andyO » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:11 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 am
Erm... if it's a thankless job, why are we thanking them?
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by gm10 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:15 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 am
Erm... if it's a thankless job, why are we thanking them?
of course we're just being antagonistic as usual :mrgreen:

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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:15 am
catweazel wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 am
Erm... if it's a thankless job, why are we thanking them?
of course we're just being antagonistic as usual :mrgreen:
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by Pjotr » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 am
gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:15 am
catweazel wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 am
Erm... if it's a thankless job, why are we thanking them?
of course we're just being antagonistic as usual :mrgreen:
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:11 am

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 am
catweazel wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 am
gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:15 am


of course we're just being antagonistic as usual :mrgreen:
I can do that!
Sure you can! You can even handle electrickery nowadays:
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by lsemmens » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:57 am

I am a mod on another forum and am well aware of the thankless task of being a mod. Fortunately, as here, the members are all reasonable and well behaved people. So, not only would I like to thank the mods, but also, the membership for making their job so much easier. I, personally, do not waste my time on forums that are filled with flame wars. I have better things to do with my time than trawl through hundreds of posts to find a nugget of information. If I don't like it, why should I subject others to that sort of behaviour. So. Once again, thank you to you all!


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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by JerryF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 am

Here, here! Thank you moderators!!
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by mwbworld » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:14 am

Testify! Thank you Mods!

I know only too well the patience and hard work it takes - years back I was not only a mod on big forum but head mod coordinating a team of moderators on it. The happy dance I did when after several years of that I decided to step down - shook the neighborhood!
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Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

Post by Flemur » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:29 pm

Moderation in all things except thanklessness. And moderation.
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