No one has broken a rule. No one is stating to vote for anything. And even if she said "vote for scout1" then she still isn't breaking the rule because she isn't saying vote for 'me' or 'my'......she is saying vote for 'her'.
Thank you Ansy 1. It was very observant of you to notice that I did not say "me" or "my." I did not mention the word "vote," either. It is all about reading and being able to understand what you have read.
I agree, we do need more moderators...the other boards I go to aren't as large as this, one is only 1/8 this size and we have 4 moderators.... Being a moderator on other boards, I can say that it is not a easy job and you have to have a tough skin. There really is a need for more than two on a board this size. I also thing that since the search isn't working and I do believe they are working on a few changes and upgrades, that getting this into some topics even if just a few, would make it easier to find information. Somedays I spend hours going over old posts just to find the ones I replied to. It doesn't take long to have one topic get to the 8+ page. I don't see any changes coming soon. I think it maybe alittle too large a undertaking to move topics and change things around. I would be willing to help out...and I know there are lots of others also. This is a great site and I have gotten alot of good information here...I just would like to see a few changes.
Jbg, I certainly agree with you about the search function. On the other boards where you are moderator, do you have rules listed? How are they different from the ones on here? I would like to hear more of your suggestions.
I remember reading a post from admin or minn that stated if you want to state your opinion on who you would like to see help out on this fourm, that they have email addresses' NO "Vote for my...." or "Vote for me..." topics The word was "TOPICS"......Thank you drive up next window please.....
Are you seeing something that I don't? I can't see ANYTHING that even resembles the word 'vote' in her post. It seems like a personal attack against someone you do not like. Why else would you be nit-picking and putting words into their mouth? That is the very behavior this board is so tired of. Cricketmom is only stating a personal opinion about who she thinks would make a good mod. There is nothing about voting in that post. Who said they were taking a vote anyway?
Judgement calls are done as a groop. We have a page that we can only go to and "meet". Any topics that are not favorable...would be forwarded to the page...the Forum admin. then takes a look at it and we all decide what should be done. Admin. is the only one that can remove a post...but it can be brought to their attention right away. When we have a unfavorable we hit the report icon, which is only avaliable to the moderators...it gets sent to all of our email addresses. In one of them we just did an upgrade and it has turned out wonderful. We had pretty much the same set up as here but now we have seperate topics to put our posts in. Nothing special: General Introductions Health & Nutrition Behavor & Training Gooming & Care Breeding Questions Supplies Products Photo Gallery Suggestions So us moderators...are bascially just extra eyes to help keep things under control. Every thing that is a questions still has to go through the main Administration. It work out nicely and that way their isn't anyone on the moderators case, as we aren't the final decision makers. We also can see when logging on if there are any new posts. We also all have profiles, and can instant message each other through the sites. We don't have the arugments going on in the other fourms I go to, some, but not like this place. Don't get me wrong...I love this site...I just feel it could be alittle more user friendly. PS. Sorry for any typo's...I can't find my glasses this morning......
Well I would like the moderators to stay neutral!! I am not saying that some of the ppl listed above would not make good moderators. BUT Some of them are your friends?? are they gonna be able to be nuetral when someone lashes out at the fellow board freind?? Minniyar has been very helpful for advise and I think she does a good job . She doesn't seem to sway towards favortism, which I admire. Admin doesn't do alot of posting . Which I feel keeps him nuetral and NOT easily swayed by regulars. I do think it would be a hard job but is needed !! Jubilee