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Which word do you feel best descibes the "mod" role

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Post by Compostwoman on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:12 pm

Forum staff makes it clearer that we exist to be helpful.

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Post by mark barker on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:17 pm

Compostwoman wrote:Forum staff makes it clearer that we exist to be helpful.
Tell that to the staff at Comet! Wink

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:49 pm

Forum Help?

Staff implies a business to me and Team is a bit exclusive.

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Post by Hairyloon on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:43 pm

Badger wrote:My problem with the word Moderator doesn't just relate to another place, but to the way mods behave on comment sections on newspapers and on fora the world over.
I didn't say another place, I said "elsewhere". Similar, but different...
However, that is a valid point, so ditch mod.
I may just go with Team or Staff or a synonym thereof and see how that goes for a while, maybe integrate the wee folk into the forum ranking system..
Staff is good.
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Post by Compostwoman on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:27 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Forum Help?

Staff implies a business to me and Team is a bit exclusive.

Good points there Billy.

"Help" is self descriptive.

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Post by Lottie on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:56 pm

I'm being awkward again.. I love crew...then Badger could shout "Yahoooy me maties!!!!" occasionally, whilst swinging from the rafters, whilst waving his cutlass about the place... and... and.. we could call him Skipper... Very Happy

I don't like housekeeper as I don't have a grey haired bun, clumpy brogues, a moustache and bad knees.. yet.... Shocked I think it sounds really prim.. Embarassed

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Post by Hairyloon on Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:02 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Staff implies a business to me and Team is a bit exclusive.
Is it a problem being businesslike?
Team is no good. Everybody here is on the team.
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:10 pm

Lottie wrote:I'm being awkward again.. I love crew...then Badger could shout "Yahoooy me maties!!!!" occasionally, whilst swinging from the rafters, whilst waving his cutlass about the place... and... and.. we could call him Skipper... Very Happy

Aye, and what a motley crew they be.

Oh, wait, is that Motley Crue from the '80's??? Shocked

Oh, and I do like cadre. But let's not forget such good ones as posse, deputy and, yes, Regulators.

Maybe in keeping with the allotment/produce theme, herdsman, or borough taster. Perhaps cleaner, scrubber (a little to censored maybe) or some way to refer to pruning or dead heading.
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Post by mark barker on Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:49 pm

Lottie wrote:
I don't like housekeeper as I don't have a grey haired bun, clumpy brogues, a moustache and bad knees.. yet.... Shocked I think it sounds really prim.. Embarassed
Regardless of the outcome of the changes, you will be forever a nuggleynorkin! Smile

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Post by Lottie on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:07 am

mark barker wrote:
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I don't like housekeeper as I don't have a grey haired bun, clumpy brogues, a moustache and bad knees.. yet.... Shocked I think it sounds really prim.. Embarassed
Regardless of the outcome of the changes, you will be forever a nuggleynorkin! Smile

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I always felt like a nuggleynorkin...I just kept it to myself..... Laughing

Thank you, Mark! Mwahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Very Happy

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Post by danksshady on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:13 am

I have to admit to never knowing what go to gal/guy meant on here Embarassed
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Post by Adrian on Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:40 am

Ok

Looking at the poll, Crew seems to be the outright favourite.

My next question is this. If you saw a forum member with the word Crew under their Avatar, would you assume that this is a person to go to for help etc..?

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:52 am

No.

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Post by mark barker on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:36 pm

Badger wrote:Ok

Looking at the poll, Crew seems to be the outright favourite.

My next question is this. If you saw a forum member with the word Crew under their Avatar, would you assume that this is a person to go to for help etc..?
No.. but I assumed everyone would be "crew members" with you as the "captain" and mods as "captains mate" or something along those lines...

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Post by Adrian on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:38 pm

You will all have noticed (I hope) that I have changed the ranks to traditional titles

this is a temporary fix while we thrash out what best suits this forum..

carry on with suggestions please.

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Post by Compostwoman on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:41 pm

Badger wrote:Ok

Looking at the poll, Crew seems to be the outright favourite.

My next question is this. If you saw a forum member with the word Crew under their Avatar, would you assume that this is a person to go to for help etc..?

Don't think I would, actually...Forum Staff or Help yes, but somehow not Crew.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:05 pm

Aarghh long post disappeared again.

I think it needs to do what it says on the tin. On my computer the button I click for help says 'Help', not Magic Pixie dust or Ships' Locker or Medicine Chest or anything. Terms like that serve only to obfuscate.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:06 pm

I really do think that it needs to be a 'Does what it says on the tin' description. All these terms like elves, acolytes, first mate, etc do not tell you what you need to know: ie that this is a person you go to for help, they just obfuscate.
If you look at the top of your computer screen the Tools bar is marked 'Tools', the help page is marked 'Help'. That makes it clear where to go for help or to change tool settings. If they were marked "Cunning Gubbinsy stuff" or "Magic Pixie Dust" it would make your life more difficult.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:07 pm

Weirder and weirder. My first post popped up after the second one... spooky weirdness.

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Post by Adrian on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:18 pm

Well I am starting to think that, even though I dislike the word immensely, it is the sensible option, that people expect to see Moderator etc and know that these are the people running the forum.

I will start sorting out neater rank badges, apologies if I seem to be all over the shop on this one, I am immensely conflicted.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:34 pm

If we keep it as "Mod" or Moderator at least new people will know who to go to
Just because other forums/fora have had problems doesn't mean to say the same thing will happen here. We are all well aware of what can happen so it's up to us not to let it.
Also less work for you, Badger, to keep changing things
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Post by Jaded Green on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:50 pm

I'm happy with mod - it does what it says on the tin

(Though I would have liked to be an elf....)
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Post by Jaded Green on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:52 pm

...although I appear to be an "Adv. member" er?? wot's that?
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Post by Hairyloon on Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:04 pm

What was wrong with "Admin"... Or can you not do that because admin are called admin?
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Post by Adrian on Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:08 pm

OK

Just spent my morning designing new rank icons - these will suffice for the time being

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Post by Jaded Green on Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:32 pm

I like my "pikkie"
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