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General Chat Thread, One rule for one.... in General; Originally Posted by Little-Miss No no! Chicken and mushroom!! I love your avatar btw Mattx, it always makes me laugh! ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    No no! Chicken and mushroom!!

    I love your avatar btw Mattx, it always makes me laugh!
    Thanks, lets hope I don't get an infraction for it......

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    No, It's NOT OK to put rude words up

    But the mods/admin can't be everywhere
    SO: Report the post as soon as you see it and I think you will see that we are consistent.
    But not miracle workers - a little bit of maturity is what is needed here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    been given 3 seperate infractions for no good reason:
    How is this accepting it?

    Yes, I know, I'm going on - but you can't change your approach later and say that you weren't complaining about the infractions when you clearly were!

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    The nature of the post was not to complain about my infractions but to highlight an inappropraite post. It's Ok saying the moderators can't be everywhere which is fair enough. The thing is, the post was actually made by a moderator.

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    Perhaps it's time for the site to be re-branded. I propose educlique.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    the mods/admin can't be everywhere
    True, how many mods are there? Is there a case for adding a few more to the list?

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    sparkeh: this may well be the case - I will bring it up
    Mind you, how is it decided who will be a mod? I feel another accusation of cliquery (?) coming on....
    better be careful who is chosen...they might ADD bad words

    And yes, Hightower, I know it was a mod - I'm sure he is very embarassed,too! It's been sorted out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    sparkeh: this may well be the case - I will bring it up
    Mind you, how is it decided who will be a mod? I feel another accusation of cliquery (?) coming on....
    Heh good point. But I think you can get a general idea of who would be a good choice from their posting style, helpfulness and attitude.

    Also seeing if they mod other sites as well is a good idea.

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    Can I be a mod?


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    @Witch - Thank you

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    Everyone taken a deep breath? Good.

    Ever thought of looking at it this way? We all do jobs that are difficult, thankless (generally), where we can't please everyone all the time, where sometimes the staff & students will accuse us of bias - either because of a misunderstanding, or something that's been overlooked because of the amount of work.

    OK... now the Admins & Mods are the IT Department, and the rest of the members are the teachers & students. Bit or a parallel there.

    The problem is the site is stuck in a bit of a rock & a hard place at the moment - Where does the line get drawn? Are we a purely professional website, so anything even VAGUELY questionable is not allowed, or are we a "social" community who are brought together by a common career?

    If we're a professional site - then nothing, however minor, can be allowed. Don't get me wrong, most of the stuff that has caused a uproar lately I don't have a problem with, and find, at least mildly, amusing sometimes, but that's PERSONALLY. How many of us go out and have a beer to many at the weekend? However we wouldn't allow it in school, would we? There's a time and a place for everything.

    The issue at the moment is one of - What are we? Where does the line get drawn? There needs to be a once-and-for-all decisioning on what is, and is not, acceptable, and everyone needs to be aware of that - and yes, that includes the Moderators.

    This is something the Admins are looking into at the moment, and everyone will know when it's been decided.

    Until then, can we all just take a deep breath please & agree to disagree? We realise there's a problem, and it will be rectified, just need to bare with us.

    If you have a problem with the infractions you've been given, please post in the Message the Admins section, explain why you feel it is unjust, without getting angry, and they will then look into it. If you see an inappropriate post, whether done by a Mod or not, then report it. It doesn't matter how many ForumMods you have, unless we put every post requiring authorisation from a Mod first, things will still slip through the net. We all have day jobs as well remember. Report it, then it'll get seen to, kicking off about it being there isn't helping anyone.

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    Oh, He's so.....reasonable!

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    Point taken Diello.

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    And on that note from Diello, perhaps this thread should be locked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diello View Post
    It doesn't matter how many ForumMods you have, unless we put every post requiring authorisation from a Mod first, things will still slip through the net. We all have day jobs as well remember.
    I believe that part of the problem is that things escalate before someone steps in. Unfortunately, I think that this is an increasing trend and I am not sure that the number of mods and the time they have available (because as you rightly say you all have your day jobs to fulfill as well - thanks to mods/admins btw for donating their time) means they can keep across the sheer number of threads that are generated here.

    Thats the only reason I suggested thinking about more mods.

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