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Old 09-15-2011, 01:27 PM
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We've been seeing an increase in threads that are very redundant and some of them stay open and turn into flame fests. I think the moderators who are on here do an excellent job of monitoring these threads but I don't think they have enough support.

I post this not as a critique but maybe this has been overlooked by the powers that be.


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We are fortunate that all 4 of our Admins are active and participating.


Super Mods
These are the guys who are doing most of the policing but we have two Super Mods who we do not often see.
  • Abbid: Last post was 6/21/2010
  • Polak: Last logged on 12-14-2010, last post 5/3/2010


Moderators
This is where I think we are seriously hurting
  • Chrism - last post 5/29/2011 no posts in 4 months
  • Gord96brg - Last log on 6-2-2011, last post 10/6/2006 almost 5 years since his last post
  • Irish in a RX8 - last logon 5-2-2010, last post 8/15/2007 not login for over a year, last post 3+ years ago
  • lurch519 - last logon 3-3-2011, last post 9/4/2009 over 2 years
  • my10ae - last logon 1-8-2011, last post 2/5/2009 hasn't logged in YTD, last post almost 2.5 years ago
  • syntrix - last post 6-14-11
  • toadman - 9-24-2010, last post 3-14-2008 3+ years


of our 11 moderators only 2 of them are frequenting the board regularly and are actively contributing with posts.
Granted, some of these moderators might be performing tasks behind the scenes (thread clean up, archiving, deleting posts, etc) but based on log on and post dates, part of me seriously doubts that.

I want to tip my hat to those who are active for the great job they are doing, have done, and will continue to do. I am certain those mentioned above were once great contributors which is why they were elevated to that status but life events happen, people move on, and maybe it's time to reconsider their titles and give our current moderator staff a little bit more help by letting some of the newer folks help out.
Ash8 is a PERFECT example of this as he's new to the moderator ranks but is working his tail off to ensure the Series II subforum remains in order.


Again, I'm not trying to throw anyone under the bus, that is honestly the last thing I want anyone to take away from this. This is simply something I've noticed over the years and was hoping to share it with the Admins / Super Mods. I know you guys are busy, just trying to make your lives a little easier.

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Old 09-15-2011, 02:24 PM
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I agree 100%. More mod involvement on a regular basis would clean things up nicely. Besides, I need more supervision.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
I agree 100%. More mod involvement on a regular basis would clean things up nicely. Besides, I need more supervision.
yeah, you SARX guys definitely need more supervision.
Maybe I've just spent too many years in the corporate world but I'm a firm believer that every great organization must continuously evaluate itself and adjust accordingly to stay competitive, efficient, and profitable. In this case, I think things could be more efficient if this is given a fair evaluation.

At the end of the day this is a community in which we all feel a sense of ownership and take pride in how this site runs so if we can make the lives of our (super well paid ) moderators a little easier then I'm all for it. Hopefully the Admins will find this suggestion relevant and act upon it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:03 PM
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I've also been looking at those bold user names and wondering if it was time to change the pace.

Internet high-five to the Mods/Admin who frequent the boards!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:05 PM
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:32 PM
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I agree and wish to throw it out there

Jedi For Moderator!!!

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I want to be a moderator just of the wheel/tire section. I'll be amazing.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 PM
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j, I was actually thinkin about just that!
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:04 AM
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Can I be the moderator for MM ?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:07 AM
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I think Jedi has been around long enough and is super active with the RX8club both on and off the forums JEDI for Moderator
Ex: SEVENSTOCK 14, Epic Sevenstock Socal Caravans, SB Meet, SoCal Dyno day, NorCal Mocc Meet, WHiV meet, other random meets.

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Old 09-16-2011, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by J8635621 View Post
I want to be a moderator just of the wheel/tire section. I'll be amazing.
If you do please, please, delete repeated quotes of pictures on the same page, and resize or link oversized pictures.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:17 AM
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Can I be the moderator for MM ?
Why? So you can spout more trash and nonsense around here and get away with it?
Seriously - are you vying for Moon Assad status?

F-off. Really.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:19 AM
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9K for Mod: I see him on here as often as anyone, he makes valuable contributions, and isn't a flame-thrower.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:21 AM
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Indeed. Keep it up.
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I think this thread is proof that we don't need more moderators....

On a more serious note, I agree with Jedi. I did notice that quite a few of the moderators had become inactive on the forums. I was actually discussing this a bit with another member recently. I think having a few more active moderators would really help with consistent moderation. We all know there is only so much moderators can manage on a regular basis. That said, it can seem a bit aggravating to see one thread/post moderated while another goes unnoticed or untouched. Even if it's not a bias, people tend to take it personally when something like that happens. More moderators could make for more consistent moderation. That would probably help things seem more "fair" and also make it known that certain things will not be accepted.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:03 AM
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I think this thread is proof that we don't need more moderators....
And yet we have two members, each fine on their own, bringing their ongoing brawl into this thread. If there were enough moderators they would have been put down.

Jedi - you've got guts for bringing this up. Reminds me about the time I griped about the crappy job my neighborhood home owners association's board of directors was doing. Turned out that was interpreted as volunteering to take a slot on the board.

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If there were enough moderators they would have been put down.
So you are officially accusing the moderators of not doing their job?
At least two moderators have come into this thread and read it up to this point.

What you are suggesting and what Jedi are suggesting are two different things.

Come off that high-horse.
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9K for Mod: I see him on here as often as anyone, he makes valuable contributions, and isn't a flame-thrower.
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yeah, you SARX guys definitely need more supervision.
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