Are There Any Moderators at RJ?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Jul 20, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    Or is this a self moderating forum?

    The reason I ask is because I've seen some threads turn into flame wars, name calling and negative thread titles directed at other members, etc.

    I have a peacemaker personality so I'm tempted to step in and mediate but decide to just let the mods do their jobs. But these threads seem to get out of hand before they die down to the bottom of the page.

    Maybe mods don't have their moderator title displayed so they can be undercover...?icon_confused.gif
  • Delivis

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    Jul 20, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    I appreciate the lack of censorship on these forums. There is an ignore button if you feel like you really dont want to listen to someone.
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    Jul 20, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    there are no mods as such. sometimes things just disappear, other times they should and donĀ“t.

  • Webster666

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    Jul 20, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    I hate designated moderators because they use their own personal opinions to make arbitrary knee jerk decisions. It's something like, "I don't agree with what you said, so I'm banning you from the site, FOREVER !" That's just nonsense.

    A self moderated forum works best, as long as there's no racism or similar crap. The majority will slap down a troll who's here for no other purpose than to disrupt the site.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 20, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    They oversee whats going on and respond if there is an issue. They are generally very reasonable when I've asked for a thread to vanish... it goes away....
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 20, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    Ehanson saidOr is this a self moderating forum?

    The reason I ask is because I've seen some threads turn into flame wars, name calling and negative thread titles directed at other members, etc.

    I have a peacemaker personality so I'm tempted to step in and mediate but decide to just let the mods do their jobs. But these threads seem to get out of hand before they die down to the bottom of the page.

    Maybe mods don't have their moderator title displayed so they can be undercover...?icon_confused.gif



    The problem with this site is, some people think because they have a bit of muscle, pay a subscription fee, get verified, have a job that pays a six figure income, have a degree, send some nice emails to Chris, and give him some advice on how to run the site, that they have the right to say to anyone, what they want, and not only that, they think they should have a right to say who can be on this site, or not. If you disagree with them, you will without a doubt be called names, and they will do their best to insult you.

    In my opinion RJ do a bad job in moderating this kinda stuff, and are very unfair with it at times. For example. One member posted a video on a thread where he had a go at me. I will give you three guesses who got kicked off?

    Good luck with your peacemaking.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Jul 20, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    before the ignore button we had alot of problems. when they finally introduced the ignore button most of that went away.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 20, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    Ironically the person that pushed for, and who gives himself great credit for the "IGNORE" button, is probably the most ignored on RJ.

    And he is not quite as rude because of this. He knows not many will read his rudeness.
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    Jul 21, 2010 2:50 AM GMT

    The forums should be a chance to for you to see a variety of challenging personalities both good and bad. Ignoring them only says how little tolerance you have for ppl who don't share your same opinion. *SIGH* and what kinda personal growth are you gonna get frm that?
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    Jul 21, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Hillie said
    The forums should be a chance to for you to see a variety of challenging personalities both good and bad. Ignoring them only says how little tolerance you have for ppl who don't share your same opinion. *SIGH* and what kinda personal growth are you gonna get frm that?



    no. you are mistaken. and to prove it, i am not going to ignore you.
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    Jul 21, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    I came to this forum in part to get away from another forum I'd frequented for the past three years. It got WAY too over-moderated. I met a few of the Mods in person, so I got away with a little more than others. But still, the place ended up having around 100+ Mods because the forum WAS so busy. Now it's boring as fuck.

    Appreciate the lack of moderation. It's freedom of speech at it's finest. icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Jul 21, 2010 7:27 AM GMT
    Self-moderating. As Paul stated, enjoy your "freedom of speech".

    Granted, it's still "Freedom to work within a cage", but it's freedom none the less.
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    Jul 21, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Ehanson saidOr is this a self moderating forum?

    The reason I ask is because I've seen some threads turn into flame wars, name calling and negative thread titles directed at other members, etc.

    I have a peacemaker personality so I'm tempted to step in and mediate but decide to just let the mods do their jobs. But these threads seem to get out of hand before they die down to the bottom of the page.

    Maybe mods don't have their moderator title displayed so they can be undercover...?icon_confused.gif

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    When and IF RJ uses "moderators" in these forums, I will consider it a bash to my Freedom of Speech and leave immediately... fortunately, that is NOT the case here...and my advice is, if you can't handle the heat, stay the fuck out of the kitchen.