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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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The site should have moderators to ensure forum rules are being followed. Overall there aren't that many issues here but there is still a need for mod work from time to time. Like fixing the double posting and incorrect forum that the two posts below are in.


https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=63041

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 01:15 AM
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I agree. But who are the mods and how to contact them? This should be clearly indicated.
Also is it possible for a member to block viewing posts from another member?
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Hello all,

I was going to suggest a few mods to keep an eye on stuff like that, control spam, and be able to help voice the key concerns of the community. It always helps to have a small management team on a site that can give me a clear and concise status on key issues that need to be addressed.

We normally choose members that are very active, well received by the community, and able to act in a fair and just manor. If we have some thoughts on who we might like to see in this role let me know and I can work to get them setup and trained on best practices.

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Moderators are like politicians - those who most want the job are the least suited for it.
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Moderators are like politicians - those who most want the job are the least suited for it.
yeah, kind of true

Perhaps a community nomination period followed by an anonymous poll (ensuring only 1 vote per person).
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yeah, kind of true

Perhaps a community nomination period followed by an anonymous poll (ensuring only 1 vote per person).
Its your guys call, let me know how I can assist.

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Moderators are like politicians - those who most want the job are the least suited for it.
Since Dru put his hand up....
I think he would make a great moderator, he is a long time respected member who knows the community well and he has always been very helpful and knowledgeable when members ask questions in the forum. That... and he probably want's the job the least....

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I've been following CT for quite few years now without being a member up until i joined recently. I always enjoyed dru's TR's and his willingness to help with information regarding the back-country. He seems to know a lot of mountaineering history as well, especially from BC. So i vote for Dru as well.

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Dru is right; why does someone want to be a politician in the first place? It's a power thing

That being said, in my view site does need light moderation. Most of the time it is ok as it is, but every once awhile (more often at rain periods, when people are edgy) things go a little crazy and it really hurts the site. My vote would be for 3 long time members that could split the duty, perhaps along following lines:

Dru - tongue in cheek, cut the crap in root --> Lodge discussions, eliminate redundancy (i.e 100 separate Wedge/Joffre Lakes/Panorama threads in a month, etc)

simonc - Knows coast better than anyone. General TR validity and integrity (as this is flagship forum) Redirect posts wrongly posted in TR forum, etc.

Aqua Terra - General. Images (no memory card dumps). Friendly, diplomatic, cares about the site

Alberta side doesn't really need any moderation as it is much less busy.
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+1 for Dru and/or SimonC..
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I think anyone who moderates also ought to be paid
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Zeljkok, your bias is showing here. Lots of people have said they enjoy the "redundant" TR's (I know who you're thinking of... you've called him out before). Also, getting into TR integrity and validity is a can of worms I doubt we should open. TR's come in many forms, and while I'm a firm believer that some TR's suck, I don't think we should have a moderator deciding which ones are vaild or not. Good TR's stand out by getting a lot of views and comments.
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post #13 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 08:23 PM
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Moderators are like politicians - those who most want the job are the least suited for it.
Politicians are like diapers...they should be changed often, usually for the same reason.
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Dru is right; why does someone want to be a politician in the first place? It's a power thing

That being said, in my view site does need light moderation. Most of the time it is ok as it is, but every once awhile (more often at rain periods, when people are edgy) things go a little crazy and it really hurts the site. My vote would be for 3 long time members that could split the duty, perhaps along following lines:

Dru - tongue in cheek, cut the crap in root --> Lodge discussions, eliminate redundancy (i.e 100 separate Wedge/Joffre Lakes/Panorama threads in a month, etc)

simonc - Knows coast better than anyone. General TR validity and integrity (as this is flagship forum) Redirect posts wrongly posted in TR forum, etc.

Aqua Terra - General. Images (no memory card dumps). Friendly, diplomatic, cares about the site

Alberta side doesn't really need any moderation as it is much less busy.
In my opinion these participants are not suited to be moderators. They either don't believe the site rules need to be followed, and/or take sides, and/or post trite garbage.

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post #15 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 09:06 PM
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Since your harrassment drove a previous moderator to quit using the site, I strongly doubt that your opinion on moderation styles or on who should moderate is unbiased, Steve.
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