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Can the moderator have more tools to make the forum better?
I feel like a moth drawn to the flame.
For a website that has really strict admission rules
Not sure what you mean by this. Making accounts is easy. The rules are intentionally vague. Administration advocates leniency in most cases, but if you’ve been permabanned, you can expect a lot less slack for your actions.
the moderation is poor
I’ll have you know I bought a $70 pair of pants today
because they were 75% off
I have very little respect for the majority of this community
Then you may want to leave. If you dislike a community, there’s no logical reason to stay.
Shit posts and trolling happen uncontrollably.
Pretty sure you made a few threads yesterday that did not help this situation.
Could the forum do things like temporary ban
Most bans are temporary. Even then, silences are preferable since you can still play games.
show in the comment the user was temporary banned for certain activity. Or warned and show in the comment they were warned for such activity.
Bans are personal. We don’t run a stockade for plenty of good reasons. Bringing attention to the poor behavior here is only going to glorify for many people here.
Not needed. It would make them too powerfull.
Being able to ban was common until 2011ish.
There’s quite a few things F mods can’t do, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take care of things.
Debatable. I remember an occasion where there were pages of locked threads and the forum mod was only able to keep locking since no mods/admins were around. It would require more training and scrutiny, but the more active forums benefit from having someone capable of ending spam directly.
in some cases chat mods also become F mods in which they can ban and silence
Not necessarily true. Uzzbuzz is now a room mod, but he can’t silence people on the forums since the room mod interface isn’t quite perfect. Only reason I can is because I’m global.
I’m not exactly sure what the whole reasoning is
Traditionally, chat mods were chosen because they already had shown maturity and competency in their judgement. It did not require as much combing through their activity and eyeballing. OT was the first forum to move away from this because the idea was that it was more important to pull from people high in the community. And it padded the rationale for having devs and other people that weren’t mods before, becoming forum mods. Pretty much, I’m just a dinosaur from the old system.
Actually, the problem is – there’s no strict rules.
Believe me, if the administration told me to be stricter, I would. That said, the issue is that if you set fire to a majority of the people in the community, you’ll kill it and they’ll leave. You may want that yeasy, but Kongregate is a business and wants its community/customers. They want me to keep things balanced which is much, much harder than what you want.
Mods doesn’t seem to be choosen because they’re professional / can follow the rules.
I’m going to put myself out there and say that this is baseless. You may not like the relaxed nature Kongregate prefers, but the current forum mods for OT are all caring, mature people that deal with your messes for no real gain.
It’s about postcount with semi-reliable past or connections.
I’ve been here for 7 years and only have 7k posts and no one has ever been picked because of connections. I don’t even know what kind of connections you could have? The admins generally are nice to everyone and other mods have no say in who is picked for OT.
clearly the devs are given guidance when it comes to moderation
Also agreeing with stots. The ability to edit posts without a timestamp/tag is far, far more powerful than y’all realize. I technically have the power to make any post here say anything I want. Scary stuff.
1) the only way for a mod to silence/ban in the forums is if they’re global, 1.5) the admins don’t see forums as a priority and aren’t about to change the way moderation works to suit the forums.
Yep, pretty much this.
specifically gevock who has been the champion of forum mods
I could be your hero baby.
take it upon ourselves the make the OT the best we can
Oi, someone suggesting people should proactively help their community instead of relying on three people to be around 24/7. Radical thoughts, dude. This is how revolutions start.