2018-11-11 01:49:30 (edited by shotgunshell 2018-11-11 19:24:18)

I'd like to make an updated post saying exactly who I think would make a good moderator. I'll also suggest news posters.
News Posters:
Joseph Westhouse
In addition, I would like to suggest a couple friends of mine, although they don't post very much. We've been friends for four years and five years respectively, and the reason why is because they're the opposite of me. They're easy going, level headed, and I'm not sure about the second guy but the first keeps his cool in even the most tough situations. I'm not sure if they'd want to do this kind of job especially considering one guy's going to college and the other is about to, albeit a different kind of college, but if they want to be mods I guess they'll have to tell you guys themselves as I can't speak for them.
This may not be customary, but I’d like to suggest a person who doesn’t have an account on here as well. He said that he doesn’t have time to moderate a forum right now, but after he gets done with his nursing class in May he’ll consider it. He’s sited, and he’s been in the medical care field for well over 20 years. He was also in the military for a little bit. He can get harsh sometimes, but I believe he’s fair and kind at heart. He’s a pretty damn good leader, and he does what he’s told by his bosses too. He’s a hero to me. I’m of course talking about my Dad. I know you guys don’t get that kind of request very often so I know it may seem weird, but I did ask him if he could check out the forum some time. I don’t know how you guys feel about that, but I’d love for you to consider it.
Finally, I’d like to explain why I haven’t volunteered. I’m pretty sure at this point, I’ve failed every single guideline you guys posted for becoming a moderator. Right now, I have my own issues to work out, including not lashing out before I think. Plus, because of the center I’m at I won’t have time to take a huge responsibility like that. Sure though, I’ll toss in my hat, but I need to get a time machine and travel ten years into the future before doing that.

If anyone wants to add me on Skype, it's garrett.brown2014.

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2018-11-11 06:18:12

@51, I'd love to ask why you'd consider me newsposter material? smile

"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!]: 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out ?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."    — Charles Babbage.

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2018-11-11 12:33:00 (edited by defender 2018-11-11 12:33:30)

Probably because me and you both talk so damned much...

I think Musicalman would make a good mod too. But, we should probably keep in mind availability...
That's something for Jade to ask the nominees when hey follows up with them though I guess...
Either way, I think those mods that will be gone for a while E.G. they've notified the staff that they are going on vacation should stay, but those that drop out for long enough should be removed and someone else put in their place... Nothing personal of course... No reason not to consider them again later unless it's a repeat occurrence.
I'm really liking the honesty shown here though.

This... -- Is CNN'.
Well Ted, it sure looks like there's been uh, quite a bit of violence around here
"aaoh, that violence was terrible'!"
Yeah it was, pretty bad.

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2018-11-11 14:24:04

I vote for Sloppy Joe as a mod.

2018-11-11 18:03:48

@Ethin @defender Because you guys have great writing skills, that's why.

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2018-11-11 18:11:27

Having been here since 2007, I would like to chime in as a volunteer moderator. This forum n community have given me so much so it's difficult to describe.  I'll just offer my help if needed, and do my best to make this place as great as possible.
1. Competent communication skills (the stronger the better)
Well, English is not my main language, but I'm doing my best to improve my English each day. I wish my English was much better. If it gets too complicated, then I simply find it difficult to understand, and I'm forced to back out, because I end up getting more confused. Sometimes, I wanna say more what I'm saying, but find it difficult to write it in English. So I'll leave it up to others to decide if my communication skills are good enough. smile
2. Ability to work well within a team
I have worked in teams since 2004, and I'm good at working together with other people.
3. respect for the rules and an understanding of how and why they operate as they do
Sure. People who don't do that can't be a moderator. smile
4. patience
I have a lot of patience.
5. self-awareness, and awareness of personal biases
I always do my best regarding to this.
6. Awareness of personal weaknesses and a willingness to work on them
I'm always doing my best to be aware of this, and work on my weaknesses, also as a forum member. I try to be better at only posting, if I have something good to say. Otherwise, I better shut up, and focus on more positive things.
7. an open mind and a flexible perspective
I always try to be as openminded as possible.
8. The ability to devote a reasonable amount of time each week to the governing of the forum
I'm having a busy life, and sometimes way too busy. I'm spending so much time on this forum as possible, but sometimes I'm so busy, so I'm not able to check the forum for a few days. Most of the time, I'm checking the forum every day, and I'm willing to put more time into the forum, if I'll be chosen as a moderator.
9. a clean or relatively clean history
Well, I have only got a few warnings, where I should have taken a deep breath and done something more positive instead of posting what I had on mind. smile
Moderators should not be chosen based on popularity. Therefore, I'm just here if people need me and want me as a moderator. If not, then I'll just continue as the "unstoppable poster..." big_smile

Best regards SLJ.
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Feel free to contact me privately if you have something in mind. If you do so, then please send me a mail instead of using the private message on the forum, since I don't check those very often.
Happy gaming... :D

2018-11-11 21:58:11

How shameful from me forgetting his name. Yes, I vote for SLJ as well, he really fits the position. Joseph Westhouse does pretty well fit, and I vote for him as well, I even consider him to be among those who deserve this position. However, I ain't sure if he's full-time because he was not very active, so that's why  I didn't mention his name yet he really well fits the position.

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2018-11-12 01:41:38

I know this topic has been very quiet. Was curious to know if the mods and admins had discussed anything. I realize it's only exploratory at this point, but... everyone's been unseasonably quiet.

Yesterday 04:14:17

As a fan of L-Works software and games, I shall vote for Liam. An eccelent developer indead. if I have my possition of maintenance I shall vote for SLJ, and last but not least, in a future I shall administrate the fórum. I'm going to have the hat on my ring, fokes!

Today, is better, than yesterdday!
God bless you, a lot of mersy.
Gracias, thank you, your welcome, thumbs up, what ever, Luis Carlos. Have an awesome day!

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Yesterday 06:25:44

What happened to aaron's message?

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Yesterday 09:22:48

zakc93 wrote:

What happened to aaron's message?

Did anything happened?

Best regards SLJ.
If you like the post, then please give it a thumps up.
Feel free to contact me privately if you have something in mind. If you do so, then please send me a mail instead of using the private message on the forum, since I don't check those very often.
Happy gaming... :D

Yesterday 20:25:03

I ended up deleting the message as I was considering how to write it down, I don't want to act too quickly and end up rushing into things, and I was wondering the best way to put it in a message. I was also a bit worried the message might have accidentally looked harsher than intended.
Since someone noticed this, I might as well say it, it'll be easier.
In short, I am considering a roadmap of sorts, a deadline, and am trying to find a reasonable balance. As it stands, there's not too much new happening at the minute, we've had some discussions about staff, but it's good to have a bit of downtime for the moment. I plan to post my idea to the list properly next week some time, but I'll put the basics here.
In short, I'm considering a sort of roadmap. We don't want a deadline that's too quick, but we also don't want a deadline that's too long. I'll say again, the last thing I want to do is end up rushing into things, at the same time we can't just leave this alone. So it's between me, the two current mods, and the news posters, and I definitely plan to add more staff, but it's also about rules and possibly a site faq type thing as well.

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Today 22:15:08

Carter and Liam. Nuff said.

An anomaly in the matrix. An error in existence. A being who cannot get inside the goddamn box! A.K.A. Me.