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Do you want a few wisely chosen BUSTies as board moderators?
Yes [ 40 ] ** [62.50%]
No (could you explain decision?) [ 12 ] ** [18.75%]
Maybe (discuss concerns below) [ 12 ] ** [18.75%]
Would you like these moderators to act across the board or only in "sensitive" threads?
Yes [ 31 ] ** [48.44%]
No [ 13 ] ** [20.31%]
Maybe [ 20 ] ** [31.25%]
What powers would you like moderators to have?
Delete offensive troll posts only [ 22 ] ** [28.21%]
Delete offensive troll posts and troll threads [ 35 ] ** [44.87%]
Delete offensive, trollish threads and delete users [ 15 ] ** [19.23%]
Delete all offensive material (including comments by established users) [ 2 ] ** [2.56%]
All of the above and additional powers (detail below) [ 4 ] ** [5.13%]
Total Votes: 63
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bunnyb
post Nov 7 2007, 06:01 PM
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Here it is BUSTies and BUSTers, a poll to vote on whether we want moderators to help us with the ongoing troll problem.
I've kept it simple and covered the basics (you are only allowed three poll questions) and we can always have additional polls for who should be moderators -if applicable, depending on poll results- and other grievances later.

Please add any comments, suggestions and constructive comments about having moderators below. Perhaps we should have an open discussion (with turbojenn and quantumspice weighing in, if possible) about the pros and cons of moderators before we vote our gut instinct (although feel free to vote if you're already convinced/have heart set on it).

Who knows whether LoungeLady will even listen to us and act on any decisions we collectively make but there's only one way to find out!

Happy voting.

eta: okay, I've just realised Q2 is a little unclear answer-wise: let's say that yes is you do want across board powers, no is you only want sensitive thread powers and maybe is obviously maybe to them having full board access.


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pepper
post Nov 7 2007, 10:15 PM
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you know that number two is an either-or and not a yes-no question right?

i think being a moderator will be a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad job. people are going to know that you have the power to delete and are going to come after you to get rid of stuff they don't like and get pissed off if you don't. i'd like to think we'd all be reasonable about it but you know how crazy it gets in here sometimes. i've personally had some serious throw-downs about who's a troll, what's offensive, etc etc (baby shaped pinata, hello!). we all have different ideas about that and we co-exist with some kind of magical happy balance that only blows up out of whack now and then for brief periods. we work it out together, and that's what keeps up going here and, i think, part of what makes this forum so unique and wonderful and tight knit. throwing a mod into the mix might very well change all that. not that i didn't vote yes to a mod with delete powers, i did. those pictures were freaking horrible. i have a small daughter that i hold in my lap sometimes while i'm on the computer. you can imagine how i felt when i all of a sudden could see those. i'm still smarting from it. i would love to have those gone for good so i'm not afraid to venture too deep into the threads again.

six and ft, i HAVE to disagree. psychobitch is so totally a troll. a CLASSIC troll, what with the claims of innocence amist the frou-ferah it creates itself. passive agressive to the n-th degree. i would delete that cow so maude damn fast. someone who comes here for the sole purpose of aggravating and stirring shit up, name calling, starting threads with NO consult in the community forum, etc is not a community member. it has Zero reason to continue it's shit but it persists. not because it's welcome here, it clearly is not. simply because it's spoiling for a fight and knows how to get one. if that isn't a troll than what is?

see? how do we agree on this without knickers getting into knots?
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bunnyb
post Nov 8 2007, 06:13 AM
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pepper, I messed up with question 2 but I put that in my post.

I think anyone that anyone who took up the role as moderator would have to fully comprehend what they were getting themselves into and realise that they are probably going to receive countless PMs and have people disagreeing with their decisions; however, I know there are posters who are willing to take that on because it's potentially better than what we currently have.

I think we should have a thread -like BUSTing trolls or take it outside- where we discuss each troll in turn and decide collectively whether they are indeed a troll and whether their posts should be deleted or not, because obviously we're not all going to agree but we need to talk it through. Ultimately the mod would have the final decision but that requires them to be objective and levelheaded and there are a few BUSTies out there who have those traits. However, none of us are going to disagree with Steve's posts being deleted and he is at the crux of this situation.


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bunnyb   To Have Moderators Or Not To Have Moderators? That Is The Question.   Nov 7 2007, 06:01 PM
sixelacat   See, I think the hang-up will be on what is deemed...   Nov 7 2007, 08:56 PM
faerietails2   sixel, I agree 100%. i would also agree that look...   Nov 7 2007, 09:15 PM
Mr Pugs   I think the moderators should have the power to de...   Nov 8 2007, 06:28 AM
culturehandy   If moderators are put in place, I don't think ...   Nov 8 2007, 07:19 AM
pollystyrene   If moderators are put in place, I don't think ...   Nov 8 2007, 08:29 AM
LoveMyPugs   Could we all perhaps vote on which two or three bu...   Nov 8 2007, 08:13 AM
bunnyb   Could we all perhaps vote on which two or three bu...   Nov 8 2007, 08:21 AM
mornington   would it be possible to throw some names around - ...   Nov 8 2007, 09:44 AM
pollystyrene   I just noticed your "headline" there, mo...   Nov 8 2007, 11:21 AM
anarch   Maybe LL would be more receptive if we proposed so...   Nov 8 2007, 12:55 PM
anarch   I mean, giving mods basic powers would take care o...   Nov 8 2007, 12:59 PM
kittenb   Maybe LL would be more receptive if we proposed so...   Nov 8 2007, 01:29 PM
turbojenn   I think I'm in a small minority here, in stick...   Nov 8 2007, 05:11 PM
roseviolet   Actually, Kitten, I have heard some long-time memb...   Nov 8 2007, 05:17 PM
girltrouble   i've been here (off and on) close to forever, ...   Nov 8 2007, 07:35 PM
mouse   i'm with turbo--i think the mods shouldn't...   Nov 8 2007, 09:13 PM
dj-bizmonkey   i have been a bit hesistant to get involved in thi...   Nov 8 2007, 09:20 PM
pepper   ~tiny issue~ one thing about superfluous new threa...   Nov 8 2007, 10:29 PM
mouse   here's an idea. kind of strange but it just po...   Nov 8 2007, 10:55 PM
sixelacat   Interesting, mouse, but I think I'd still vote...   Nov 9 2007, 02:20 AM
mornington   Really all I'd like to see is a janitor, someo...   Nov 9 2007, 02:54 AM
LoveMyPugs   I think I'm in a small minority here, in stick...   Nov 9 2007, 06:18 AM
missjoy   I haven't really read through the responses so...   Nov 9 2007, 07:01 AM
culturehandy   I stick by saying we only need someone to delete t...   Nov 9 2007, 07:05 AM
pepper   i like the janitor for aisle clean up idea. if tha...   Nov 9 2007, 09:02 AM
bunnyb   well, there goes that idea (cf News and Announceme...   Nov 9 2007, 12:16 PM
faerietails2   I saw that. Thing is, I've never seen any rea...   Nov 9 2007, 01:20 PM
teragoldf   Do you beggary a set of Bearpaw Degree Footwear? I...   Dec 29 2012, 11:27 PM
girltrouble   yeah, i'm not buying it either, i'm not t...   Nov 10 2007, 09:39 AM
MsYuefie   Well it's not like He Who Wears His Ass For A ...   Nov 10 2007, 12:42 PM
sixelacat   Actually, I'm betting that "moderating th...   Nov 10 2007, 05:42 PM
girlygirlgag   I am not trying to be a negative nancy, but here i...   Nov 11 2007, 07:36 AM
sybarite   To be honest, I agree with GGG for the most part. ...   Nov 11 2007, 08:40 AM
stargazer   i think there should be an outside moderator to be...   Nov 11 2007, 04:59 PM
faerietails2   i thinki would just like the site to be more restr...   Nov 11 2007, 05:03 PM
culturehandy   I've been thinking about this and the more we ...   Nov 11 2007, 05:12 PM
MsYuefie   Agreed ch. With the exception of posting PSA's...   Nov 11 2007, 05:15 PM
faerietails2   Agreed (newbie-thread PSAs are a definite need, th...   Nov 11 2007, 05:23 PM
girlygirlgag   I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO USE THE IGNORE FEATURE...   Nov 12 2007, 06:12 AM
pepper   I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO USE THE IGNORE FEATURE...   Nov 12 2007, 05:55 PM
anoushh   Question 2 doesn't make sense with the choices...   Jan 7 2008, 01:31 PM
CandyMandyDandy   Question 2 doesn't make sense with the choices...   Jul 25 2008, 11:49 AM
FabulousFran   Boards that have no or little moderation are overr...   Jan 25 2008, 01:17 PM
FabulousFran   Boards that have no or little moderation are overr...   Jan 25 2008, 01:18 PM
CandyMandyDandy   I think its good to have moderators its like havin...   Jul 25 2008, 11:45 AM
zxc123   The stu New Jersey Escorts you New Jersey Escorts ...   Feb 7 2012, 10:10 PM
megh   This is the best and better topic for all the peop...   Nov 15 2012, 11:23 AM
craveforeric   In every board there should always be a moderator ...   Feb 18 2014, 04:08 AM


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