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Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by generaloneill » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:01 pm

Dont have a vendetta, just for fun, but I happen to go on this other forum which is very active and is not moderated, just has report a thread buttons and it is kept up to date and very clean, all spam threads are deleted fast and there are just one or two admins. Just wondering what you guys thought about this?

And the forum in question has thousands of users online at any one time.

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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Juliette » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:14 pm

Well yes.. paid administrators would be able to pull something like that off, if they are working in shifts.

Volunteer staff, no way. :)
a. They have no obligation to be around (which paid administrators would)
b. They can leisurely do whatever they want while around (which paid administrators wouldn't, they'd have to keep up all the time)
c. They can participate in the forums (which paid administrators wouldn't, as they'd have better things to do, like responding to reported threads)

Ah well.. you have a good point. I don't know if your administrators are paid, but these here are not. ;) Can't expect them to hover over the forums 24/7.


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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Jack » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:23 pm

generaloneill wrote:Dont have a vendetta, just for fun, but I happen to go on this other forum which is very active and is not moderated, just has report a thread buttons and it is kept up to date and very clean, all spam threads are deleted fast and there are just one or two admins. Just wondering what you guys thought about this?

And the forum in question has thousands of users online at any one time.

The forum you reference has mods.
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Semper » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:03 am

I think.. this system at current works.

It is not perfect, nor has it even been or ever will be... but it works, and it empowers members of the community to increase retention to the forums. (Believe me, on some levels some will only come back because of the empowerment, the chance, yes, the chance to become a mod or even just the unique identity granted by the name colour).

Having a set of admins and mods that do not know the game and are paid creates certain... difficulties. For one.. they do not necessarily always know how far to go, who is right and who is wrong.. for places like the Galactic Colosseum they could easily be blagged and messed around with had they not the correct knowledge.

Also, paying them.. well.. I am with jason here.. why pay someone to do a job for you, when you can get people to do it for free? Yeah, may be a bit bumpy here and there.. but it adds character to the game and cut's cost's.
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by generaloneill » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:37 pm

This place is far too strict though. btw the forum I had in mind was moneysavingexpert

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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Caladon » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:45 pm

generaloneill wrote:This place is far too strict though. btw the forum I had in mind was moneysavingexpert


I am unfamiliar with the forum you speak of, but does it promote aggressive competition in a game setting? I have always enjoyed the competition and satisfaction a well played game can give, and at some primordial level, I am certain it feeds a barbaric desire to "crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentations of the women." I would presume that many others SGW players play for similar gratification. Any game that does this well can attract mature players, and the immature (and uncivil).

It is my inference that it is because of the incivility of some that there is a need for rules. If all players were civil and mature, I doubt there would be a need for rules. In this way, it shadows RL methinks.
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by [KMA]Avenger » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:17 pm

as far as this forum goes, if it didnt have MODS the game would have died years ago...

maybe it did die years ago?!?! :?
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Caladon » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:49 pm

[KMA]Avenger wrote:as far as this forum goes, if it didnt have MODS the game would have died years ago...

maybe it did die years ago?!?! :?


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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Jack » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:13 pm

generaloneill wrote:This place is far too strict though. btw the forum I had in mind was moneysavingexpert

Too strict? TOO STRICT!?


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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Cole » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:11 am

Jack wrote:
generaloneill wrote:This place is far too strict though. btw the forum I had in mind was moneysavingexpert

Too strict? TOO STRICT!?


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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Mordack » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:41 pm

You have to bear in mind that this is a gaming forum, and that gaming forums on the whole tend to promote immaturity and generally 'loutish' behaviour. I can't imagine that this is as much the case on a "moneysavingexpert" forum, which sounds to me to be rather professional and serious. If the vast majority of users there aren't horny angst-ridden teenagers who go on the internet to pretend to kill people, then I can see why it wouldn't need as many moderators. But on a forum like this one? No way hose.
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by KnowLedge » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:05 pm

simple answer= not necessary.

im not even gonna try to explain why.. its got a lot to do with the forum's topic and the people on the fourm
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Mister Sandman » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:02 am

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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by Deaths_Rider » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:30 am

and right there we have sandmans view on life
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Re: Is a forum without Mods a bad forum?

Post by GhostyGoo » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:55 pm

Yes. Always. Eventually.

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