Appoint Mod power to a user for a specific thread.

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  1. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    I dont know what vB allows, but it would be nice if a user, specifically the thread starter, would be able to get "Mod Power" by a mod for a specific thread. Thoughts?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    newbies modding threads? me modding threads? no, awful...disaster...
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I think you'd run into issue if debate ever broke out...I'm sure some could handle it, but other might abuse it


    (just food for thought, not saying the idea un-doable)
     
  4. techfreak85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    well idk about automaticly geting power for the thread you start, but if the situation allows, it might be nice.
    Like in t0mat0's Snow leopard thread, or Tallest's Gainstown Mac Pro thread, might be examples of when it might(or have) be nice.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    good idea, maybe if the OP is credible (over 1000 posts?) and the thread goes above 50 replies/100 replies??

    though i guess post count doesnt really indicate maturity so thats not a really good thing to base it on.
     
  6. techfreak85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i think if the mods see if the OP is credible, and might be nice in the situation, they could appoint. A big thing would be the power to CLOSE the thread.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    sure i could one benefit of it, the thread would have a symbol next to it to show "real" mods that its being moderated so their work load is less??

    other then that i cant really see any benefits though..
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    In theory, it's a good idea. But in practice, I doubt it would work. Mods are appointed for their decision making skills and their ability remain calm in any situation. Not everyone can be a mod, and letting anyone who starts their own thread be a mod for their own thread wouldn't work out.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea thats it, the mods have been appointed specifically because of their maturity and what not, if there is too much work to do they will have a discussion about appointing more.. simple!
     
  10. techfreak85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    like i said, it wouldn't be automatic, im sure the only way it would work would be to have the users be appointed case by case.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    that could create a lot more work for the "real" mods, but it would have its ups once the mod for the thread has been chosen (Y)
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Just more work for the full-time mods. Not really worth the effort, IMO.
     
  13. jmann macrumors 604

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    Not a good idea. It would be a "bias" move. Let the mods do their magic.
     
  14. techfreak85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    well it wouldn't happen often so i doubt they would spend most of the time choosing temp mods.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok well that makes sense, like you said just on the bigger threads that have high posts in them and whatnot..right?? (e.g. the iPhone threads and stuff)
     
  16. techfreak85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    threads like this
    and this(which is closed now, but an example.)
     
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Is there a reason why this is needed? :confused: The mods have been doing a fantastic job as far as I can tell, why fix what ain't broke?
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok that makes sense then, as long as the user would want to i guess..

    they are upgrading Leopard aren't they ;) i guess it would be more of a modification then fixing it.
     
  19. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I never said "Don't fix what needs desperately fixing." :p
     
  20. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i sure hope you werent referring to my precious Leopard :eek:
     
  21. bartelby macrumors Core

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    This is probably the worst idea I've heard in a long time...
     
  22. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe as an alternate... the thread starter is given more buttons for things such as requesting the thread be closed. So the functions they require can be there but a notification request is sent to the mods to actually perform the function?

    I would be concerned about giving mod like powers to regular users. Post counts etc alone do not necessarily reflect the quality of the post or the maturity of the user.

    We would also need to consider whether this would adversely affect the workload of the mods etc. I would say the concept is not necessarily bad, but the proposed way to execute it is not desirable.
     
  23. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    That feature is on every post in the shape of the report post button [​IMG].


    If this is only one or two cases then I don't really see the need, the OP or anyone else in that thread can use the report post button to moderate the thread.

    If it is used on a larger scale then it would likely lead to a huge amount of problems.

    I personally do not see the need or how it could be implemented in a beneficial way.
     
  24. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I dub thee mini-mod ;)

    I agree with xUKHCx. There's not a good enough need for it. Reporting posts gets handled quick enough and there's just too much room for misuse by member with any level of mod power. Just be thankful we can mod our own posts.
     
  25. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    A far better solution, and it is already available

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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