Mod question

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by dukebound85, May 25, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Just curious, to be a mod here, does one have to contribute....

    just a common trait i have seen and didnt know if that was one of the things required or not lol
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, Mad Jew was a mod before he contributed IIRC ... but it does show commitment to the site, a good trait to have in mods.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    really? i remember mad jew becoming a mod after he contributed. maybe im wrong
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Mad Jew had contributed before he was a mod.

    I was just a common run of the mill member when I was invited to become a mod. And in the most recent in-take ergdegdeg was also a non contributing member when asked to become a mod.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    ya, there's no contributing requirement but there is a natural correlation between people who are very active on the forum (and who might be recruited as a mod) and those who contribute.

    arn
     
  6. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Usually, candidates for forum moderatorship are:-

    • People who are regular members of the forum (not people who log in for a couple of hours a week)
    • People with proven knowledge in the subject matter of the forum (or a significant section within the forum).
    • People with a mature attitude and with the ability to think first and act second
    • People who are genuinely helpful and respectful toward other members of the forums.
    • People who can work as a team.
    • People who can take constructive criticism of their arguments - sometimes, there is no easy black/white of an situation that requires further discussion, having a moderator who constantly insists that they are correct without engaging in reasoned dialog won't make the moderation team's job any more easy or pleasant.
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Good to know. Thank you.
     

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