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Vote to reinstate mini-moderators!

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Xlightscreen, Jan 27, 2009.

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Should we reinstate mini-Moderators

Poll closed Feb 10, 2009.
  1. Yes

    39 vote(s)
    69.6%
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
    30.4%
  1. Xlightscreen

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    This is a thread is simply to vote on rather we people think we should restate mini-moderators or not.

    if you don't think its a good idea vote no if you do vote yes.

    Comment as you like but please no debating or arguing just simply be like "I voted yes becuase" or "I voted no becuase." None of this "your wrong blablabla"

    definition of a mini-mod "a mini-moderator is an assistant to a normal any moderator who takes some responsibilities of a moderator. They report to a mod and always asks the mods for final decision making" ~as stated by THE_END
     
  2. DonDustin

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    I voted for yes because itgive the opportunity to give potential mods some powers and you can also see then how well they could work in this position without having any "harm".
     
  3. TheBlooddancer

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    I like it as it is now.
    Everybody who wants to can act as a minimoderator, and thoose who don't, just don't.
    The moderators should be granted an option (If they don't have) to look at specific minimod-reviews. As 'Sort by name'.
     
  4. bounty hunter2

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    Reinstate? I act as a mini mod to the map section, and often vote for maps. I do think that we should stay, but I don't know about reinstating as we exist xD. Dunno maybe I am wrong, but Rui often reminded us to use the mini mod vote button.
     
  5. BearMan

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    I don't actually care. I voted yes but I don't know why. I'm happy either way.
     
  6. TheBlooddancer

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    He meant reinstate as give rank, icon, etc, and everything back, only to a few people.
     
  7. bounty hunter2

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    Aha didn't know it functioned that way once.
     
  8. Septimus

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    I support the reinstate of this status not because of the icon, I hate troll icon anyway.

    The main reason why I support this move is because removing the icon of mini-moderator and blend this mini-mod authority with other user make other user (Especially new user) doesn't know if the person who post a comment/opinion/review about their resources could be responsible to ease the staff in resources management.

    They often accuse them as downgraded their resources for no valid reason, but if they do notice those who view it was official reviewer. They would likely understand about it.
     
  9. Callahan

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    I voted yes.Mini-mod need a title or icon just that we know their mini-mod, escpecialy for new users.There's no use of being a stealthy mini-mod.
     
  10. Rising_Dusk

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    Oh please God no. Their removal was quite possibly the most intelligent thing ever done. Anyone who says that it "eases the moderators" is incorrect because right now the intelligent users who leave good feedback will still be able to do the same thing. Additionally, this makes it so all users can partake of that and give solid feedback. People might say "But not everyone does that!" and so the mods can ignore the few that don't; what's the big deal? As it stands now, everyone has access to the power, and its success so far (on the majority of cases) speaks to me that the rank was indeed unnecessary. There's no stealth involved because everyone can do it, you don't need a title, you don't need an icon, you need only comment and give reviews in the resource sections. That's it.

    Please, for the love of God, keep this rank a bad memory.
     
  11. Zombie

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    I personally support the idea, but only temporarly, until we fill the missing moderators in the maps section. As pointed out before, promoting mini-mods would not only help sort out the more tallented users, but would also ease the work of moderators aswell. They provide reviews that can actually be trusted, unlike comments made by regular users whitout privilages. If you're a mod, you won't rely on comments, no matter how "intelligent" they are, because... well, let's face it: Regular users are often ignored by the moderators.

    It would also give a motivation to regular users. They'll get better in modding, because they are motivated by something else than reputation (which is hardly taken seriously lately), they know that if they skilled they have a good chance of getting promoted.

    However, mini-mods will also have to accept the fact that not all of them will be promoted to moderators, as that is only a selection process and shouldn't whine if they get demoted.

    I don't really know why I ranted that much, this thread won't bring back the mini-mods anyway.
     
  12. Pyritie

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    When you have three pages of pending models to go through, searching through all of the comments is the last thing you want to do.
    Last time I checked normal users couldn't access the minimod buttons. At least not in the models section. I know it was like this a month or two ago, but since then this power has mysteriously vanished.
     
  13. Devine

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    I'm not sure about this one ...
    Ralle deleted them for a reason but ...
    I do kinda support the system of potential mods showing what they can do.
     
  14. busterkomo

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    Not everyone will utilize this power without a reason to. The pending map section is so crowded there isn't much reason to. Most reviews won't even be read. Where if the user has the power and title of a moderator, they can help to solve the problem. Without real moderation of the map section, there isn't much mini-moderators would be able to accomplish.
     
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    If they finally do something this time, I'll vote yes.

    Maybe I'll join the cause, too.
     
  16. Callahan

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    Either completely remove it or give it official title.Because even if they've been removed I still saw some user's review saying 'Mini-mod vote: rejected' or 'Mini-mod vote: approved'
    It's a bit confusing.
    Or they haven't been removed?
    Oh...you see I'm not even sure if they're been removed or not.
     
  17. Septimus

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    Those review with mini-mod vote are those user who been granted the authority to vote for it.
     
  18. Vegavak

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    I'm not sure as to what powers "mini-mods" possess, but I think having the word moderator in their name gives off the wrong impression.

    And how many models does that encompass?
     
  19. Pyritie

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    20 per page.

    Plus, with minimods, we can see the reviews right in a little box on the moderation page.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Rising_Dusk

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    If you spend more than 5 minutes per model (including scanning reviews - a notion that takes less than a minute for anyone that can read) anyways, you're wasting time. We've had this discussion before, it's not hard to look over reviews, use them as a guide if they sound decent, and then make a decision from there.
    Then that is a bug and should be reported to Ralle.
    The rank has been removed, the powers associated with the rank are now (or should be, and at the very least were) available to regular users. So unless every user on the website deserves to get a Staff Title, none of them will.