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Forum moderator(s)

By jobeard
Feb 21, 2008
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  1. Place a link to each forum's moderator at the bottom of the forum index page,
    perhaps using CSS to change the color of the link per on/offline status.

    This would assist in quickly contacting the moderators via PM for site issues of
    concern (unenumerated here).
     
  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    That is a great ideal. I would see this being pretty helpful.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,482   +233

    Because there is a link to a moderators list at the bottom already called View Forum Leaders, wouldn't it be easier to list the forums each mod oversees next to their names on that list? It already tells you who is online and off by the green dot.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,469   +327

    that's not uniformly present in all forums, which is why the suggestion
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    I would support that. Infact, I thought at one time there was a display of the moderators of each subforum you were in..

    Although, having said that, I know that 2 incidents today were dealt with via PM and Report to Moderator with a maximum time between notification and action on it of 10 minutes.
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    I reported something today and it was handled within 5-10 minutes indeed. Good work :D!
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,469   +327

    making the moderators more readily available can reduce that exposure and notification time to find one and get the word out :)
     
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    All moderators are actually super moderators so reporting your posts will be the easiest way to reach anyone (including myself) who has permission to check what is going on. The only exception to this is Momok who only mods the Security and the Web forum.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,469   +327

    I'll be specific; the following forums do not show any moderator(s)

    Storage & Netwoking
    Windows OS

    whereas Security and Web does :)
     
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    A super moderator means that he can moderate ALL forums.
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,469   +327

    clearly :)

    issue remains; finding an admin when one is needed.
     
     
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    The report system will email everyone capable of helping, shouldn't that be enough?

    Unless one of the moderators is seen online (looking at the forum homepage's who's online now) still the easiest way to go is to report the post, email vs. PM, in my case email wins.
     
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,469   +327

    ok, my last comment and then I'll shutup

    the issue is WHO IS A MODERATOR, so that I can contact one and then what's the preferred method?

    Report system? not self-evident either; do you mean subscribing to a forum for changes?

    I guess I'm just plan dumb and can't follow instructions --
     
  14. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    Click "View Forum Leaders" at the bottom of the Index to view the Moderators, and click the "Report Bad Post" button to send a mass email to anyone that is responsible for Moderating that forum (pretty much everyone as they're all Super Mod's according to Julio).

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  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,469   +327

    Thank You :)

    that certainly clarifies the issue.

    I'm typically at least one level deeper into TS (eg TsOpenBoards->$forum name)
    and there's nothing like that there.

    live and learn. again, thanks Jeff
     
  16. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    :D A great motto indeed. Glad I could help...
     
  17. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    vBulletin offers the ability to show the moderators on the forum index next to the last post on the right hand side, and in the selected category at the bottom of the page (next to the users looking at the forum) :) .
     
  18. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    It does, but I'd hate to crowd the forum index table more than it already is. Oh, and if I activate that, only momok would show since the rest are all supermods.
     
  19. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    I'll second the motion with jobeard. I happened to go looking for moderators on a couple occasions and it became a non-obvious task. AT LEAST, put information on how to find (a forum moderator or any moderator) in the user FAQs
     


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