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Essorant
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0 posted 11-20-2003 12:13 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Dear Passions

Of late I've been looking at Critical Analysis a lot and trying help discover what may get it to thrive better.  
I was wondering if it may help to put one or two more moderators in the forum to help make sure that there is more greeting to people who come there, and that everyone gets a critique and any extra guidance he or she needs about the purpose of the forum; and generally may set more examples for members to note in some cases as well.  

Maybe there could be some sort of election.

Just a suggestion      

[This message has been edited by Essorant (11-20-2003 12:18 AM).]

Nan
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Anyone who meets our simple requirements, having over 300 posts and having been a member for a few months, is welcome to apply to become a Deputy Moderator... http://piptalk.com/main/deputies.cgi - We'd love to see more folks become involved in this program.

As for the CA forum itself - We're always open for suggestions...Thankya...
Sunshine
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2 posted 11-20-2003 05:19 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Gee...Essorant has over 300 posts...hint hint hint...
Toad
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quote:
I was wondering if it may help to put one or two more moderators in the forum to help make sure that there is more greeting to people who come there, and that everyone gets a critique


The only problem I can see in the above is that none of the tasks youíre expecting the new moderator(s) to undertake have anything to do with the job of being a moderator. While itís true that some existing forum moderators do indeed welcome people and reply positively and frequently, those things are done because they want to not because theyíre expected to.

Moderators moderate forums Ė anything else they may contribute is a bonus.

Which brings me nicely to my next point Ė Given that Moderators moderate or police the forum, why would CA need more moderators when they already outnumber the people consistently posting? Iíd go even further, on occasion it seems that they are the only people consistently posting, what CA needs is more members actively and consistently posting. Half a dozen people from Open every now and then are a welcome addition, though Iíve a sneaky suspicion they only turn up to rally round and show solidarity when someone raises an issue in the Mod forums, but they hardly ever stay around.

CA isnít short of moderators itís short of permanent and consistent contributors.

As strange as it may seem I donít think that getting people to post in CA is all that difficult, over the years there have been countless numbers of able critics and poets participating in CA . Including the people wandering in from Open, the trick isnít getting the people in there, itís keeping them once theyíre in there.


quote:
Maybe there could be some sort of election.


I donít think CA needs one as Iíve said but if there is some sort of election my vote would be for Rob with Hush running a very close second.
Essorant
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I know in some areas moderating must be like policing; but is it supposed to be like "policing"?  




Essorant
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It just seems like a greeting, and guiding aspect needs to be there more in CA.  If more moderators were set this would help make sure that the new members get the regard they deserve for sure, and the new members and other members would see these examples set more often to follow.  Sometimes it just takes one comment to a post and it triggers many other readers who have been holding things in to comment.  That is just one more thing that  moderators are good sparkbringers to .

[This message has been edited by Essorant (11-20-2003 11:15 PM).]

Essorant
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Sunshine

Thank you for think of me.  I certainly could never be moderator though; I'm too messy.   

Toad
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7 posted 11-21-2003 07:15 PM       View Profile for Toad   Email Toad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toad


quote:
I know in some areas moderating must be like policing; but is it supposed to be like "policing"?


I think policing is a fair description of whatís required of a moderator, the things you mentioned like welcoming and critiquing are things that moderators do while wearing their PIP membership hat. In other words itís something that any member can do if they want to, but itís not a prerequisite of being a moderator.

You say you donít want to be a moderator and I can understand that but thereís nothing to stop you, or any other member, doing the things you suggested, Iím sure Ron and the moderators wouldnít object.
 
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