Questions and innuendos about Moderators

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by kikie, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. kikie

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    I don't know if this is a big secret but I'm going to ask my questions.

    Do you guys (mods) hold meetings amongst each other in a seperate mod room?
    Do you correspond with one other concerning GTP
    Do you guys make decisions all by yourself or do you have to have each others permission to, let's say, ban somebody.

    If other members have questions, now is the time to ask.

    EDIT: maybe this threads belongs under site feedback...??


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  2. TheCracker

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    They hold an annual meeting in a secluded secret location where they all wear Kaz masks and make a sacrficial offering of a recently banned member. Have you seen the Dan Ackroyd film 'Dragnet'?

    It's a similar concept to the New World Order
     
  3. -Fred-

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    There is a secret mod forum, yes, if that's what you're on about. What goes on in there, you ask? Nothing really interesting; we talk about members with bad attitude, who has received warnings, who's been banned and why, our plans for world dominat... erm, oops.

    We do "talk" with each others regarding what's best for GTP, in the mod forum mainly, or if there are some things we'd like to improve or add, or get rid of, we are a team, after all. I think that's what makes us work so well, the fact that we can work with each others, and that we trust each other's work.

    As far as decisions go, usually it's easy to figure out and you can take action without needing to consult everyone. Sometimes it's a bit harder, and we do need to voice ourselves, and come up on a level ground everyone agrees on, then take the necessary actions.
     
  4. Famine

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    Yes - all sites I've ever been on have a Moderator's Forum. Sometimes it's in view but locked, sometimes it's out of view to all but moderators. But it's always there.

    With the Moderator's Forum, no other correspondence is required. However, many of us have MSN/YIM/ICQ and converse on that with regards to things including GTP, and Mars, daan and I have been known to laugh about "events" at UKGTP meetings.

    Bans are usually discussed (with the exception of ad spam and obvious 1-strike offences), but the Infraction System is foolproof. Moderators are all autonomous, but there's always the possibility that we're wrong and an Infraction can be reversed - but that's usually discussed at great length.


    And apparently there's a big tree in this thread... :D
     
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  5. kikie

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    Thanks, mystery solved!!!!

    Except that tree thing, I really need to learn more about British humor or maybe in this case Famine's humor.

    Another question: do you mods have conatct with Jordan in this secret mod thread, to discuss things about GTP???
     
  6. Famine

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    When someone posts the same thing as you, but before you, you are said to be "Treed". Possibly originating from trailers for the Brendan Fraser film "George of the Jungle" ("George, George, George of the Jungle! Watch out for that tree!").
     
  7. daan

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    Yes, we do. We go round and wash his feet occasionally.
     
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  8. Der Alta

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    The oil is getting expensive to annoint him with though. THInking of switching to grape juice.

    To further answer the questions above, yes, every action by the staff (infraction, warning, decision, discussion is kept for us to review.

    The only person who can "delete" a thread is Jordan. No thread or post is completely deleted, just so we have the ability to reference back chould anyone think they've been slighted or that we've forgotten the reason.

    So when it comes to a banning, there is discussion before the banning. As well, the member has been dutifully warned and notified that they've had two warnings already. If anyone gets banned and thinks its a suprise, its not.
     
  9. kikie

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    And what's your job as an Administrator???

    So, you've got a secret shrine on GTP, to worship him???!!
     
  10. daan

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    To peel the grapes.
     
  11. kikie

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    I thought to prepare his feet.
     
  12. daan

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    No, the mod that's done the least amount of baninations that week has to do that as punishment.


    EDIT: Actually, I think I'm giving away to many secrets of how GTP works here....
     
  13. Touring Mars

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    Speaking of bans, have we picked this month's 'random banning' yet?


    edit: DOH! Wrong thread!
     
  14. daan

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    Whoopsie there TM.

    But that's what I do anyway, isn't it? :idea:
     
  15. TheCracker

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    Didn't you guys have 'Dutch members with usernames begining with J' last month...
     
  16. ExigeEvan

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    Just so you can picture it all better...

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    (L-R) DA, Jordan, Duke
     
  17. Blake

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    *walks by inconspicuously*
     
  18. daan

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    People who don't like cheese next month. :scared:
     
  19. Famine

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    This month, it's the member with the longest username. It's a bit of a struggle to find them though, having to comb through the memberlist page by page...
     
  20. DQuaN

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    Well, I've had 3 warnings already today. I wonder if they have been discussed! ;)


    *edit*

    Looks like they have. :(
     
  21. TopHat

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    :scared: Should I tell Dunc?


    EDIT: Friggles. Tree'd. :grumpy:
     
  22. Dave A

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    Have you guys had any donuts recently?
     
  23. DQuaN

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    Nah, ledheds morphine! :D
     
  24. TB

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    [Luke Skywalker]NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/Skywalker]

    Not again!!! Please!!! :lol:
     
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  25. Evolution.

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    Stop the horror :nervous: .
     
  26. Touring Mars

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    At first glance, I thought there was loads of people looking at this thread, but it's mostly Rameses Niblick III Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble

    Rusty Brown's Ring Donuts? :D :sick:
     
  27. TB

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    Don't you mean it's only RN3KKWWMT? :p

    We warned you about that. Didn't you get the memo?
     
  28. DQuaN

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    Ha! That can be my nickname!
     
  29. Duke

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    :lol:
    It's actually a dragracing term. The starting lights between the lanes are known as the 'Christmas tree', or just 'tree' for obvious reasons. In heads up racing, the starting lights fall at the same time for both drivers (unlike in bracket racing, where they are offset by the difference in dial-in times). So both cars get the green light at the same time. The driver with the better reaction time who leaves the line first is said to have 'treed' the other driver.

    On the original topic, I will amplify a bit about the 'no surprise bannings'. This is very true. Most bannings (except for obvious trolls) are the result of numerous warnings and occur after much discussion between the mods. Almost always, one of us is willing to start a PM dialog with the problem user in hopes of getting that person to change. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. But anyone with a chip on his shoulder who claims he was banned "for no reason" is either lying, or ignored all of our warnings and efforts to correct him.

    Moderators are not required to reach consensus and do operate independently. However, in the majority of cases, consensus occurs naturally because Jordan has chosen a team that shares similar goals and ideals for GTP.
     
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  30. TheCracker

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    :odd: What, even Mars?