As the regular visitors of this forum know, we have 7 moderators of wich only 1 is not inactive.
This community is a very pleasent one, always civil and focused on giving everyone a good experience.
Despite that, some of the house keeping tasks of this forum are not taken care of (moving topics to the correct category, moving off-topic discussions out of threads and cleaning up outdated info in deals-threads, etc.)
I would like to see a handful more (active) moderators.
I have a vague recollection he told us he was going to be getting busy. He didn’t say for how long, IIRC.
To the OP’s point, I agree some additional moderators could be of use. IMO there has been an uptick in contentiousness on here since @M0N [hopefully] took a break, of which I am not a fan. His knowledge, willingness to help, and speed of reply had a side effect of creating some stability and calm, I think. Having knowledgeable mods is a definite bonus.
Just my unimportant 3 cents… I really think we need something to help better organize posts. Maybe something quick and easy for newbies to help them post in the correct category? Many times people post asking a question that either has been answered or at least discussed in a different category. Also teaching people about the ignore feature might cut down on the argumentative behavior of some… Also I would think that we could be a little more mature in the way responses are handled. As in if you cannot answer in a positive way then simply do NOT answer. We all have enough people telling us what we can and cannot do… We as adults should be able to SELF MODERATE!!
Forums are a lot of work. It takes a community, and yeah you need not both active moderators but more than one of them.
People’s lives and schedules change so you can’t lump it on one volunteer to do it all.
The trollishness is also amped up of late, making it unpleasant I ignore more of that shit but you don’t want threads going sideways or just worse half a dozen needless posts in the way of the rest of the content.
He is indeed, i’ve been speaking with him over the last couple of weeks and he had or thought he had made contingency plans Mod wise while he was otherwise occupied, but it seems Admin thinks otherwise?
So true he’s received 13.1k likes and spent 54 days reading posts, that’s above and beyond the call of duty for any Mod that doesn’t have a vested interest in the site
So true. I looked at his profile a couple times recently and on both occasions his “last seen” was a matter of minutes. He hasn’t left. I wish him the best on whatever he’s doing and hope to see him back here soon.
You’re the only one I’ve ever seen use this expression. I thought it was “just my 2 cents.” I see your 3 cents and it makes me think “is that a 2 cent opinion adjusted for inflation?” And then I SMH in shame that I come up with such lame jokes and inflict them upon the world
Yes that does need to be done. A note for all regulars, you can move topics to different categories if you think they aren’t in the right place. Other stuff though is only able to be done by a mod
So I’ve been extremely busy this month and have only looked at the forum to see if there are any flags, I haven’t really been reading threads so I am very out of the loop
I didn’t do that much tbh, all I really did was make official threads and unblock new users and bump them up so they wouldn’t hit the post wall, also handle the occasional flag. But it seems that stuff has been happening more when I’m not here lol
I also don’t know how long, most likely a few more months. If you send me a pm I can be reached, and if you flag something I will see it but I’ve actively stopped reading the actual threads since I don’t really have time
We have a really great community, I would agree that most here should really try to keep it that way and be reasonable and responsible lol
If there is stuff that has gotten bad and needs to move or be addressed, pm me since I most likely haven’t seen it
Damn you lol, but really I’ve just been keeping the page open in the background for dms or flags
I have been trying to get new mods (right when I stopped posting on the 4th so far ahead of this) but there have been unexpected slowdowns out of my control (in the process of getting mods). I won’t be posting again for a few more months, and I would like to apologise for any inconveniences I may have caused. If you need anything my PM’s are going to be open, but I won’t be replying to threads publicly anymore for some time