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I disagree. Mods should be able to post opinions, as long as they themselves don't break the rules. What's the fun in being a mod if you can't post? And having a mod have two names, one under which he posts, one under which he mods, can lead to some very very bad things. There needs to be full disclosure anytime a mod takes action, be that locking a thread, suspending a user, or banning a user.



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I must disagree with Kwaad's idea of the Mod being completely detached from the boards personally. The best forums I've been on have maintained their friendly, well moderated and community based nature by having Mod's who are regular posters. When the mod is just a hand that comes down to spank people, it often alienates posters. But a Mod whom the board respects, a mod who can make judgement calls based on personal posters past behaviours, a mod that can joke his way to results when harsher methods are too..well... harsh, can make tough decisions without sparking controversy and complaints.



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

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roadkillers said: Awwww, Kwaad is gunna win the moderator spot hes to popular not to. *Crys* I hope you remember me when you become big!
If I get mod. You wont know it. I will NOT use Kwaad as a mod name. I will just say that now. And I'll remember you. But the mod wont. :P EDIT: Let me explain something really quick about my opinion. You can still post as whoever you were. A mod needs to be a person who comes in, and solves problems. Of cource they can post and talk. But a mod should NOT have an opinion. Not unless there is 1 mod PER system. So there needs to be 1 PS3 and 1 360 mod added. Because Wii_Gamer... well :P Need I say more. If this website has a Wii Biased opinion. 360 and PS3 users will tend to stay away. Infact That already happens WITHOUT biased mods. A site that is based on opinion. Needs to be an unbiased site. EDIT2: I hear about it all because I post so much, so they see me, then end up talking though various systems.



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Stof, you said that much better than my attempt, but yeah...what he said ;)



It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. -Mark Twain

2004 Lincoln LSV8 - ~$15,000

K&N Cold Air Intake - $300

Handheld ECU Reprogrammer - $400

The look on a ricer's face when they get their ass beat off the line by a Lincoln - Priceless

Kwaad said: roadkillers said: Awwww, Kwaad is gunna win the moderator spot hes to popular not to. *Crys* I hope you remember me when you become big! If I get mod. You wont know it. I will NOT use Kwaad as a mod name. I will just say that now. And I'll remember you. But the mod wont. :P EDIT: Let me explain something really quick about my opinion. You can still post as whoever you were. A mod needs to be a person who comes in, and solves problems. Of cource they can post and talk. But a mod should NOT have an opinion. Not unless there is 1 mod PER system. So there needs to be 1 PS3 and 1 360 mod added. Because Wii_Gamer... well :P Need I say more. If this website has a Wii Biased opinion. 360 and PS3 users will tend to stay away. Infact That already happens WITHOUT biased mods. A site that is based on opinion. Needs to be an unbiased site.
Mod's to represent consoles? The last thing we need is for forum moderating to become a fanboy affair. The preference a person exhibits to a console is irrelevant to their ability to moderate a forum fairly. I have yet to see Wii_Gamer do anything that would suggest his moderating is biased. And once again, the two name, secret mod idea just doesn't sound right. For one thing, the identity of the mod would probably not stay secret for long, in which case it would become an unnecessary measure. However, if it did, posters would always be wondering who the mod is, and who is behind their decisions. It doesn't sound like it would foster a very open and friendly forum to me. Oh yeah, thanks Sintinel!



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

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The reason I come to this site is to express my opinion and give predictions about the different consoles...I would still do that even if I was a mod...I believe it's possible to discuss things with the users and still act as an enforcer. The problem only comes when a mod starts using his power in his arguments with someone over, say console wars. But that's why you don't pick just anybody of course. Thanks for the recommendations too, guys...I think Stof is a possibility as well.



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By the way admin, Stof really appears to know his stuff. I add my vote to him being considered for a moderator...assuming you guys are still doing the vote thing. And by the way, I wouldn't limit it to just two more. If more than two qualified people apply, what would be the point in not accepting them? As the site and forum grow, you are going to need more mods, so why not go ahead and stock up?



It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. -Mark Twain

2004 Lincoln LSV8 - ~$15,000

K&N Cold Air Intake - $300

Handheld ECU Reprogrammer - $400

The look on a ricer's face when they get their ass beat off the line by a Lincoln - Priceless

Is there a chance the forums could be changed? Instead of general, america, europe, japan...Maybe changing it so each system has it's own forum? Maybe, this is just a rough draft. General Game Discussion Classic Game Discussion Microsoft Xbox 360 Sony Playstation 3 PSP Nintendo Wii DS America Canada Central & South America Asia Europe Moderation Locked Threads Archive Or something like that, it may lessen fanboyism flamewars by allowing them to talk about their own little systems. I would also suggest changing the forums to vbulletin if possible, vbulletin is the best forum IMHO.



Kwaad said: roadkillers said: Awwww, Kwaad is gunna win the moderator spot hes to popular not to. *Crys* I hope you remember me when you become big! If I get mod. You wont know it. I will NOT use Kwaad as a mod name. I will just say that now. And I'll remember you. But the mod wont. :P EDIT: Let me explain something really quick about my opinion. You can still post as whoever you were. A mod needs to be a person who comes in, and solves problems. Of cource they can post and talk. But a mod should NOT have an opinion. Not unless there is 1 mod PER system. So there needs to be 1 PS3 and 1 360 mod added. Because Wii_Gamer... well :P Need I say more. If this website has a Wii Biased opinion. 360 and PS3 users will tend to stay away. Infact That already happens WITHOUT biased mods. A site that is based on opinion. Needs to be an unbiased site. EDIT2: I hear about it all because I post so much, so they see me, then end up talking though various systems.
Dude... If this works I wanna be a PS3 moderator if people let me. I love Sony. But if I become a PS3 moderator everyone would hate me because they hate the PS3. I'll take that risk though. PS: I have a problem i dont have an e-mail so I cant email him to apply



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We like Stof ourselves, he seems to have the right kind of attitude of not beign too heavy-handed. We want conversations to flow and for people to be able to express their opinions, but not overstep a line. That line is hard to define and will differ from case to case, but there is a certain etiquette that should be stuck to on a forum. I am a Nintendo boy through and through, and I worry some of the news / conversations are Nintendo biased - only because i tend to start them and so on - but that will never cloud my judgement when it comes to moderating - as it should be. It is also important to have a team of moderators who generally agree with one another - fanboy mods as stof pointed out would not be good. Keep your points coming, this is a useful conversation...