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Old 08-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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So I've noticed on the majority of forums, moderators go out of their way to be general ass holes. Even though they technically do have a higher position than the normal members, they act as though they're kings/queens. For example, instead of just locking a thread, they'll make a final post where they're as cynical and sarcastic as they possibly can be, while also demeaning the members involved with the reason the thread is being locked. Then at the end, put 'Locked.' as if they're making a point that they got the 'last word' and now they're proud. Why not just lock the thread without posting something obnoxious?

So yeah, do you think moderators should be allowed to be so cocky? Aren't they suppose to moderate the members and posts rather than critisize and discipline them? I personally think forums should give stricter rules to moderators. Because some of them. Wow.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Op89x comes to mind, haha. For a time a couple years back this place was like the Gotham City of forums, heh.

But yes I do notice these trends alot on other boards, as I also tend visit GameFAQs boards alot. NFF used to have conflicts due to corruption in moderation but nowadays we take all precautions we can to avoid that.

I think it's best that sections have more than one moderator.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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I've been to many places with some great mods(with NFF being one of them, despite some iffy shortcomings in the past)

On the other hand, asshole mods are also the reason why I stay away from Nsider2 and Gamefaqs
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Well, there are some people that just plain shouldn't have any authority in anything ever. simply put, some people kind of thirst for the "power" of authority of an kind. Those types of people serve themselves and not the forum they moderate. We have had our fair share here on NFF, (an let me make it very clear that if anyone starts naming names, I will delete this thread permanently) but they were demoted in due time.

@Mega: Don't get me started on GFAQs mods...seriously, I could write a whole book.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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Ugh, I hate mods that do that. They are supposed to make sure everyone feels welcome and has a good time, but some just, like Konata said, get really obnoxious and lock threads after posting something really mean. I don't like really strict mods either. We all will end up making a mistake at some point, intentional or not.
That makes me mad. :c
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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Op89x comes to mind, haha. For a time a couple years back this place was like the Gotham City of forums, heh.

But yes I do notice these trends alot on other boards, as I also tend visit GameFAQs boards alot. NFF used to have conflicts due to corruption in moderation but nowadays we take all precautions we can to avoid that.

I think it's best that sections have more than one moderator.
Aw, I liked Op :P Sure, he did go a little over board, but he was never really cocky.
But yeah, being a former moderator, I can say that NFF does a good job trying to avoiding conflicts between staff and members.

Anyway, yeah, lots of boards do have really cocky mods, but a lot of the time, if you knew them BEFORE they became mods, you know that they are just cocky people. Take the Friendcodes website for example. There are mods like Snakepit who are not really cocky at all and are really friendly, but then there are mods like Sockpuppet who think they are way better than everyone, but that is not because they are staff that they do, they have just always had that mentality.

Now cops on the other hand...
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #8
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Anyway, yeah, lots of boards do have really cocky mods, but a lot of the time, if you knew them BEFORE they became mods, you know that they are just cocky people.
Yeah, I kinda don't get that. Unless the Admin him/herself is completely blind or too lazy to pick proper moderators, I don't see why they'd choose cocky people. It should be obvious from their posts if they're going to abuse their power or not.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #9
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If I were running a site, I'd definitely want to pick assertive people. However, assertiveness and cockiness are two different things, and I think the admin of that forum can't figure that out. I'll use myself as an example. If you deserve an infraction, and I see the offended post....well, guess what? You're getting an infraction. a good 60% of the time, the member I gave an infraction to immediately PMs me, bad mouthing me and being immature in general. I usually just reply with "You broke the rules, this is your punishment. Take it up with Mario, I'm doing my job." I then cease to reply to them unless they are legitimately confused about what is happening. This usually ends with them calling me a cocky jerk. Well, they're just pissed that I caught them, really. Am I cocky? Yeah, a little bit. I think we all have a capacity to be a little cocky from time to time. However, I don't see myself as any better than anyone else. I take my position here at NFF seriously because I love the site, and spending time here. Naturally, because of that, I want to see it flourish.

I was one a moderator on another site in the past, and we had one moderator who actually thought he was better than everyone else in the world, for real. He said it himself. He would often get drunk and then say stupid crap in our shoutbox, and belittled members, and people in general. How he kept the position as long as he did - or even got the position in the first place, is beyond me.
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From what I've been here to observe, NFF has had a lot of really good moderators.

They aren't really cocky, cynical, or what have you. (Asside from myself.)
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