Request for more moderators of RJ

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    Apr 22, 2014 9:46 PM GMT
    This place since I've been coming here has been pretty cool and unmoderated with the admin only stepping in occasionally to delete a thread or post with the even more rare act of banning someone.

    In the last few months it's started to get even worse with people instigating all kinds of crap and threads going overboard members doing shitty things to each other and generally arguing.

    Real Jock needs moderators. Preferably more then 1 other person multiple people to help look after the forum and keep up with all the shit flinging.

    In another forum I'm a member of, there is a moderator for each section (well there are multiple moderators for each section) of the forum and when a thread or post comes up as being a problem it gets marked for review and deletion happens when multiple moderators agree it needs to go so that there isn't just a dictatorship of 1 it needs the moderators to look more fairly so that personal crap against any one member doesn't take place.

    RJ is really going down hill because of these people and it's coming more irritating then enjoyable to come here.

    and no I'm not volunteering myself. I'd have to tolerate people whining at me with their crap and I am not interested in that.
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    Apr 22, 2014 9:48 PM GMT
    Everyone's an adult
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    Apr 22, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    Agreed
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    Apr 22, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    The moderators shouldn't be chosen by the members though.
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    Apr 22, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
    JarIan saidEveryone's an adult

    No they aren't. If they were this place would be very different.

    I used to be a member here in 07 when this place was still new. The arguments that used to take place here were very very different. Still arguments and sometimes petty but different and never went to the same level as they do now.
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    Apr 22, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    JarIan saidEveryone's an adult

    No they aren't. If they were this place would be very different.

    I used to be a member here in 07 when this place was still new. The arguments that used to take place here were very very different. Still arguments and sometimes petty but different and never went to the same level as they do now.



    ok
  • MikeW

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
    Not sure, but given today's events, I'm beginning to think straight jackets and flame throwers may be RJ's only hope. icon_cry.gif
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    Some people here just insult others for no reason. We result to name calling. Not on. No need to pick on people. But there are two sides too. One should refrain from retaliation as well.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
    MikeW saidNot sure, but given today's events, I'm beginning to think straight jackets and flame throwers may be RJ's only hope. icon_cry.gif

    What are today's events? I've been away much of the day, and just returned from the hospital ER with a friend. So whatsup?
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidNot sure, but given today's events, I'm beginning to think straight jackets and flame throwers may be RJ's only hope. icon_cry.gif

    What are today's events? I've been away much of the day, and just returned from the hospital ER with a friend. So whatsup?
    Welp, just for example, you have this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3790494 where one sock is claiming to be Jmus, while the Jmus is claiming the sock is a sock. Then there's the whole thread on socks where the socks and trolls are trying to get everyone else banned. It's a nut house, I tell ya!
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
    But who in this site should be a moderator? I can't think of anyone.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    Xavier92 saidBut who in this site should be a moderator? I can't think of anyone.

    Discretional power of the owner.

    I can think of a few that might fit the bill the problem is if they'd take it on.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    Xavier92 saidBut who in this site should be a moderator? I can't think of anyone.

    Discretional power of the owner.

    I can think of a few that might fit the bill the problem is if they'd take it on.

    Tony (TheGuyNextDoor) and Chris (HndsmKansan) are both level-headed, decent guys.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    The only dude that I think would be a genuinely good moderator is Tmac. He's super nice, doesn't troll anyone, doesn't get mad easily and most importantly, he is a jock.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    ElectroShark said
    lilTanker said
    Xavier92 saidBut who in this site should be a moderator? I can't think of anyone.

    Discretional power of the owner.

    I can think of a few that might fit the bill the problem is if they'd take it on.

    Tony (TheGuyNextDoor) and Chris (HndsmKansan) are both level-headed, decent guys.

    ah huh and while it would ruffle a few feathers Art would be good especially at providing reasoning behind his actions. Also a fab story.

    But I don't think any of them would take it on.

    You'd get a lot of shit thrown at you by each side of the crowd.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    MikeW said
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidNot sure, but given today's events, I'm beginning to think straight jackets and flame throwers may be RJ's only hope. icon_cry.gif

    What are today's events? I've been away much of the day, and just returned from the hospital ER with a friend. So whatsup?
    Welp, just for example, you have this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3790494 where one sock is claiming to be Jmus, while the Jmus is claiming the sock is a sock. Then there's the whole tread on socks where the socks and trolls are trying to get everyone else banned. It's a nut house, I tell ya!


    I can easily prove myself and have no issues doing so. Ya'll been around long enough to know that making sock accounts is not my thing...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Oh, you forgot about your account called Cuando?
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
    Would you both be quiet. Your both being idiots.
  • MikeW

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    ElectroShark said
    lilTanker said
    Xavier92 saidBut who in this site should be a moderator? I can't think of anyone.

    Discretional power of the owner.

    I can think of a few that might fit the bill the problem is if they'd take it on.

    Tony (TheGuyNextDoor) and Chris (HndsmKansan) are both level-headed, decent guys.

    ah huh and while it would ruffle a few feathers Art would be good especially at providing reasoning behind his actions. Also a fab story.

    But I don't think any of them would take it on.

    You'd get a lot of shit thrown at you by each side of the crowd.
    I agree with your candidates but the second point is the problem. Most rational people with jobs wouldn't even *consider* taking on this role; especially because whenever they make a decision, they're going to get flack for it. I've been both an Admin and a Moderator on a highly political and contentious forum. It is a thankless job.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    Xavier92 said
    jmusmc85 said
    MikeW said
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidNot sure, but given today's events, I'm beginning to think straight jackets and flame throwers may be RJ's only hope. icon_cry.gif

    What are today's events? I've been away much of the day, and just returned from the hospital ER with a friend. So whatsup?
    Welp, just for example, you have this thread: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3790494 where one sock is claiming to be Jmus, while the Jmus is claiming the sock is a sock. Then there's the whole tread on socks where the socks and trolls are trying to get everyone else banned. It's a nut house, I tell ya!


    I can easily prove myself and have no issues doing so. Ya'll been around long enough to know that making sock accounts is not my thing...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Oh, you forgot about your account called Cuando?


    You are such a fuckin idiot. Kill yourself. Nobody will care. And get a job. You're on RJ all day...


    be nice
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    MikeW saidagree with your candidates but the second point is the problem. Most rational people with jobs wouldn't even *consider* taking on this role; especially because whenever they make a decision, they're going to get flack for it. I've been both an Admin and a Moderator on a highly political and contentious forum. It is a thankless job.

    Yeah I've done the role as well and it's more then just thankless it's brutal.

    You get ridiculed for uphold the rules and ridiculed for not upholding the rules depending on who is reading the rules or what people perceive.

    I'm still a moderator there but I no longer post, I don't take part in the forums I just moderate them and keep out of everything else.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    MikeW saidagree with your candidates but the second point is the problem. Most rational people with jobs wouldn't even *consider* taking on this role; especially because whenever they make a decision, they're going to get flack for it. I've been both an Admin and a Moderator on a highly political and contentious forum. It is a thankless job.

    Yeah I've done the role as well and it's more then just thankless it's brutal.

    You get ridiculed for uphold the rules and ridiculed for not upholding the rules depending on who is reading the rules or what people perceive.

    I'm still a moderator there but I no longer post, I don't take part in the forums I just moderate them and keep out of everything else.


    You're a moderator? icon_surprised.gif
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
    Xavier92 saidYou're a moderator? icon_surprised.gif

    Not here. On another gay forum I'm a member of.

    I'm no longer an active poster I'm a moderator only I don't have an opinion.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    MikeW saidagree with your candidates but the second point is the problem. Most rational people with jobs wouldn't even *consider* taking on this role; especially because whenever they make a decision, they're going to get flack for it. I've been both an Admin and a Moderator on a highly political and contentious forum. It is a thankless job.
    Yeah I've done the role as well and it's more then just thankless it's brutal. ...
    Yes, brutal and very time consuming. Few would do it without some kind of recompense.
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    lilTanker said
    MikeW saidagree with your candidates but the second point is the problem. Most rational people with jobs wouldn't even *consider* taking on this role; especially because whenever they make a decision, they're going to get flack for it. I've been both an Admin and a Moderator on a highly political and contentious forum. It is a thankless job.
    Yeah I've done the role as well and it's more then just thankless it's brutal. ...
    Yes, brutal and very time consuming. Few would do it without some kind of recompense.


    But what if they got paid? icon_lol.gif
  • MikeW

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
    Xavier92 said
    MikeW said
    lilTanker said
    MikeW saidagree with your candidates but the second point is the problem. Most rational people with jobs wouldn't even *consider* taking on this role; especially because whenever they make a decision, they're going to get flack for it. I've been both an Admin and a Moderator on a highly political and contentious forum. It is a thankless job.
    Yeah I've done the role as well and it's more then just thankless it's brutal. ...
    Yes, brutal and very time consuming. Few would do it without some kind of recompense.
    But what if they got paid? icon_lol.gif
    Well, for this forum to pay moderators it would have to charge for admission. THAT RIGHT THERE would get rid of 95% of the sock and troll problem. So, far less need for mods.