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Old 08-22-2017, 12:44 PM   #41
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Admit it, the PD board was the best thing to happen to the forums. We got an influx of new members as well as a reason to argue with them!
I like your logic...
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:43 AM   #42
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Message boards are a dying breed. .
Yep. and it's mostly because people don't know how to moderate them anymore. force things too much, due to the extreme nastiness of some people, and you loose folks. Force things too little, and things get heated and out of control rather fast due to over emotional people who like to cause trouble.

Message boards where much more fun not even more than 6 years ago.

it's really rather sad.

And Facebook pages are LONG ago a lost cause. they make message boards look like a safe haven.

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Probably just as easy to add them to an "Ignore" list, I would tend to think.
Ignoring only goes so far.

Once people you ignore realize you have them on ignore, they odly still try to engage you and the cycle continues. you see those quoted posts and feel the need to respond after a while and..ugh.

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People come here quite a bit. However, you also have to remember that a lot of us have lives outside of the forums and don't get on some of the time.
unless it's once a thursday ;o).


too quote some popular users, I think this thread needs to be locked. ;o)....
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:57 AM   #43
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Admit it, the PD board was the best thing to happen to the forums. We got an influx of new members
We got an influx of something, anyway...

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Old 08-25-2017, 11:34 AM   #44
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Yep. and it's mostly because people don't know how to moderate them anymore.
It's a shame that people can't moderate themselves a little more and that mods are even necessary. I think it's easy to sometimes forget there is another person behind the screen opposite yours.
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It's a shame that people can't moderate themselves a little more and that mods are even necessary. I think it's easy to sometimes forget there is another person behind the screen opposite yours.
yep, but sadly i think the lack of knowing how to mod and adjust modding in this over reactive, overly sensitive world, is part of that too. but that's a tough job i wouldn't want a part in deciding.

there has to be a happy medium somewhere.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:38 PM   #46
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Well, the best thing to do is if a topic isn't something you want to discuss, don't go there. I think the mods do the best they can, but as I said before, they are just like anybody else and have lives outside of the forums that sometimes take them away from the boards. I think at times like these, we just need to look at what's being discussed and if things get out of hand, report it to the mods or just don't click on those topics if you don't like what's being said.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:56 AM   #47
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No, that's too draconian. We already have rules for those non-TMNT, they just need more enforcement...and I would if I could, but that sub-forum is out of my limited jurisdiction
See maybe then there needs to be more Mods/Admins or things like this need to change and you can do more. What's the point of having Mods if they can't do bugger all?
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:19 PM   #48
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:12 PM   #49
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See maybe then there needs to be more Mods/Admins or things like this need to change and you can do more. What's the point of having Mods if they can't do bugger all?
I wonder where mods/admins even come from. Craigslist? How they get the gig in the first place?
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the mod fairy, between 12AM and 2AM, duh..
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:23 PM   #51
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I wonder where mods/admins even come from. Craigslist? How they get the gig in the first place?
I'm guessing due to 3 main factors:

- Being a good and reasonable poster;
- Being on good terms with the staff;
- Being a veteran user.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:31 PM   #52
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Machias is basically head mod of the entire forums now, isn't she? She's been around for over 15 years.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:36 PM   #53
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Machias is basically head mod of the entire forums now, isn't she? She's been around for over 15 years.
Yeah, I think so. After the admins/founders Shredder and Krang, she is the user with the most authority around these parts, I believe.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:27 AM   #54
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I'm guessing due to 3 main factors:

- Being a good and reasonable poster;
- Being on good terms with the staff;
- Being a veteran user.
Are you saying mods became members first and then got asked to become a mod?
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Jester became a mod only a few years ago and he's been here since 2004, so over 14 years. But that's because Jester used to be very active on the forums before he became a Dad and was a hardcore TMNT fan for many years. And a fan of all the cartoons and comics. Jester was so hardcore he achieved mod status.
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Are you saying mods became members first and then got asked to become a mod?
Yes. That's usually how it goes in forums. Admins are the people who found a forum and then they recruit members as moderators as the forum grows.
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Yes. That's usually how it goes in forums. Admins are the people who found a forum and then they recruit members as moderators as the forum grows.
This is the only forum I'm a part of so I don't know a lot about the inner workings. That makes sense though.
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This is the only forum I've been a part of where the inner workings hardly work lol
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Jester became a mod only a few years ago and he's been here since 2004, so over 14 years. But that's because Jester used to be very active on the forums before he became a Dad and was a hardcore TMNT fan for many years. And a fan of all the cartoons and comics. Jester was so hardcore he achieved mod status.
If that's true though, that's ridiculous. Being a hardcore fan doesn't qualify you to be a moderator any more than it would qualify you to be a plumber, electrician, or accountant. Being a moderator requires an ability to solve disputes fairly and diplomatically.

I was a moderator when we had the Volcanic Asteroid, and because people didn't respect the authority Krang had given me and I only had moderation abilities for that section, it didn't last long. People who didn't agree with the decision to make me a moderator purposefully tried to cause problems/havoc.

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If that's true though, that's ridiculous. Being a hardcore fan doesn't qualify you to be a moderator any more than it would qualify you to be a plumber, electrician, or accountant. Being a moderator requires an ability to solve disputes fairly and diplomatically.
perhaps. but i got to stick up for jester on this one. he's one of the saner mods i've come across over various forums. got no beef with him .

some mods are down right antagonistic, and no better than the people causing problems on said forums that you go to them for help with. some will even stick up for those types of people because of hollywood connections, or other reasons, causing said forum to become a miserable place. i just left one of those recently.
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