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Title: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Julian Assange is a Snowflake on March 16, 2011, 09:29:56 pm
Proposed on Forum Community and think this is a great idea. He is the only one who ever posts anything of value on that forum, and Nym would basically stay mod anyway with his new extended powers. Plus Nym isn't on the forum so much anymore, and that one desperately needs an active mod with all the junk on it. Who agrees?


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Lunar on March 16, 2011, 09:48:48 pm
I've suggested the same thing multiple times.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: The Mikado on March 16, 2011, 10:02:45 pm
Proposed on Forum Community and think this is a great idea. He is the only one who ever posts anything of value on that forum, and Nym would basically stay mod anyway with his new extended powers. Plus Nym isn't on the forum so much anymore, and that one desperately needs an active mod with all the junk on it. Who agrees?

It makes a lot of sense.  He's on that board a lot, he's basically the only quality poster there, and he actually knows all the ins and outs there, a board with a foreign posting culture that most of us are unfamiliar with.  The 2012 board is strange territory for me (though not as alien as the What Ifs board), and it'd be good to see an active, intelligent moderator there that knows what's going on.  Nym can share the board and watch over it as God-mod while Morden does the day-to-day stuff.

Like it or not, this site was originally about US Presidential Elections, and that board will be our flagship board (despite being one of the lowest-quality ones).  We need a mod that can improve the culture around there.

Also, Morden would be a stellar addition to the mod clique.  His wry, ironic wit would be appreciated in many a discussion.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Sewer on March 16, 2011, 10:04:41 pm
Only if he renames him self Mr. Moden.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Lunar on March 16, 2011, 10:16:22 pm
Also, Morden would be a stellar addition to the mod clique.  His wry, ironic wit would be appreciated in many a discussion.

Sshhhh...we're not supposed to mention the only requirement for becoming a mod.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 17, 2011, 12:30:02 am
No don't! I like Morden... I don't want him to become another fascist. :(


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Bacon King on March 17, 2011, 02:16:00 am
Haha, I didn't realize the OP and until I saw Sewer's post I thought this thread WAS on the mod board. :P

 Stellar idea IMO.

Also interesting to note that I apparently
mod the strangest board! 


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 17, 2011, 02:18:22 am
Is this a draft movement?  Am I the Chris Christie of Atlas mods?

In seriousness, I'm a bit confused about how a new mod could really "clean up" the 2012 board, or address the particular problems that were mentioned in the other thread on this.  The suggestion is that the board is filled with hacks and dumbs.  What could a mod actually do to "fix" that?  You can't infract pbrower for proposing the "air hub theory".  That's dumb, but it's not against the rules.  It's not like the issue is that there are a bunch of people flaming each other and not getting punished for it.  That may have been an issue with poundingtherock, but he seems to be gone for good now.

The one problem poster who could use more stringent moderation is Hillary2012, who spams the forum with duplicate threads and threads posted on the wrong board.  This has to be read to be believed:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=133358.0


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Gustaf on March 17, 2011, 03:03:44 am
I do like asking "is English not your first language" of someone with a Germany avatar and a German flag.

Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 17, 2011, 03:11:51 am
Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

No.  It's actually near the top of the list of movies that I'm meaning to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Associate Justice PiT on March 17, 2011, 03:13:44 am
I do like asking "is English not your first language" of someone with a Germany avatar and a German flag.

Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

     For what it's worth, the other German posters on the forum have generally shown a strong command of the English language. After posting here for a while, it doesn't seem like an unreasonable demand to ask for good English out of somebody with a Germany avatar.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Gustaf on March 17, 2011, 03:16:49 am
Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

No.  It's actually near the top of the list of movies that I'm meaning to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to.


Well, then my subtle point will be too subtle. I can highly recommend it, meanwhile, here is what I was talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBvg3PkI-PU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBvg3PkI-PU&feature=related)


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Gustaf on March 17, 2011, 03:18:07 am
I do like asking "is English not your first language" of someone with a Germany avatar and a German flag.

Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

     For what it's worth, the other German posters on the forum have generally shown a strong command of the English language. After posting here for a while, it doesn't seem like an unreasonable demand to ask for good English out of somebody with a Germany avatar.

But he didn't ask for good English, he literally asked whether English was his first language. I mean, that can be a funny sarcastic way to criticize the English of someone who does speak it as his first language, but against a foreigner it comes off as strange to me. And a wee bit nasty.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Associate Justice PiT on March 17, 2011, 03:22:19 am
I do like asking "is English not your first language" of someone with a Germany avatar and a German flag.

Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

     For what it's worth, the other German posters on the forum have generally shown a strong command of the English language. After posting here for a while, it doesn't seem like an unreasonable demand to ask for good English out of somebody with a Germany avatar.

But he didn't ask for good English, he literally asked whether English was his first language. I mean, that can be a funny sarcastic way to criticize the English of someone who does speak it as his first language, but against a foreigner it comes off as strange to me. And a wee bit nasty.

     It's definitely a strange thing to say, but it's a fairly easy oversight to make on a forum where most of the Germans do type English like natives. I wouldn't ask that question of anyone, though, so my opinion on the matter isn't particularly more informed than the next.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Iosif on March 17, 2011, 07:03:59 am
Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

No.  It's actually near the top of the list of movies that I'm meaning to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to.


Don't bother. It's very dull.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on March 17, 2011, 10:14:22 am
I'm in favor of the idea.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 17, 2011, 11:50:31 am
Mr. Morden is one of the best here......that is all.  :P

Though I can't fathom why Nym can't handle it......unless he's just tired of handling it.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Eraserhead on March 17, 2011, 11:53:47 pm
Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

No.  It's actually near the top of the list of movies that I'm meaning to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to.


Don't bother. It's very dull.

Uh, no.

Also, I favor BushOklahoma moderating that board.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Nym90 on March 18, 2011, 12:46:33 am
I've asked Dave to do this myself. I agree that ideally moderation would be more proactive and less reactive, and I think Morden would help with this.

Be advised that I do respond to all reports of posts, so please use the report to moderator function. Unfortunately I don't have time to read all or even most posts on the board that are not reported, but rest assured that I do visit the Forum daily, and keep up with reported posts, so please use this function whenever you see a post that violates the TOS.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 20, 2011, 06:05:26 am
OK, Dave has asked me for my thoughts on whether I would really like to do this.

However....I tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me, what is it exactly that a moderator does every day? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d91brDnt7A)

Those of you who are moderators, particularly those who moderate some of the more heavily trafficked boards, what does the job entail, and how much time do you spend on this every day?  Is being a moderator here hugely frustrating?  I know there were people trying to resign in exasperation recently, but has Nym being granted new powers fixed those problems?


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Lunar on March 20, 2011, 10:58:04 am
Being a moderator is basically like one giant party.  Except you're the one ruining the party and everyone hates you.

But you should do it.  You can always quit! :)


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: The Mikado on March 20, 2011, 01:15:16 pm
Nym's modadmin status has streamlined our jobs tremendously.  Your minimum task would be to go to the Post Moderation Board, see all the reported posts on your board, and choose what to do about them.  As you'd be sharing that board with Nym, that's not too terribly much of a task.  There's more you can do, but that's all you'd have to do.

Your board is a bit freer of the personal vendettas, except in terms of people like Pounding the Rock, so you might not have a half-dozen new reports the second BRTD and Kalwejt bump into each other.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 20, 2011, 05:51:14 pm
Your board is a bit freer of the personal vendettas, except in terms of people like Pounding the Rock, so you might not have a half-dozen new reports the second BRTD and Kalwejt bump into each other.

Perhaps for now, but given that the board already has a lot of traffic when we don't even have any real presidential candidates yet, I would guess that it'll be the most heavily trafficked board on Atlas by the end of the year, with the traffic getting even more insane in 2012.  So the number of reported posts could multiply greatly.

Of course, that's all the more reason not to dump all the work on Nym.

OK, I'll probably tell Dave later today that I agree to be a co-mod of the 2012 board with Nym, if he thinks that's a good idea.......unless anyone wants to try to talk me out of it in the next few hours.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: big bad fab on March 21, 2011, 05:49:57 am
You're a great man, Mr. Morden and you'll improve greatly the forum I think.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Tender Branson on March 21, 2011, 05:54:52 am
I also want to apply for moderator on the 2012 board. Especially the poll board.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 21, 2011, 06:03:45 am
I also want to apply for moderator on the 2012 board. Especially the poll board.

I would support that as well.  Especially the poll board, so you can keep Hillary2012 in line.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Tender Branson on March 21, 2011, 06:10:54 am
Yes, we could indeed help out Nym.

You could have a look at the main board and I could look at the Presidential polls and later the Senate and House poll section ... ;)

Now all we need is Dave to decide.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 21, 2011, 06:54:34 am
I already PM'ed Dave (about 3 hours ago) that I'd be willing to co-mod the 2012 board with Nym.  That was before you posted here that you were also interested.  But if you want to split it up so that you look after the polling boards and I look after the main board or whatever, that's cool too.  Whatever Dave thinks is best is fine with me.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Nym90 on March 21, 2011, 09:42:47 am
I think having Tender Branson as a mod of the poll boards would be a very good idea.

With the volume of posting on the 2012 boards only increasing rapidly with time, we definitely need two mods on each board, at least.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on March 21, 2011, 10:47:44 am
Anyway, Morden, have you seen Taxi Driver?

No.  It's actually near the top of the list of movies that I'm meaning to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to.


Don't bother. It's very dull.

Uh, no.

Also, I favor BushOklahoma moderating that board.

Haha, now there's a laugh!!  Note, I would gladly accept another modship, but I'm smart enough not to ask for it considering the update thread.

I do think, however, that a tri-moderation of Nym, Morden, and TB would be ideal.  I support it all the way.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Orphan Crippler on March 21, 2011, 11:53:54 am
Your board is a bit freer of the personal vendettas, except in terms of people like Pounding the Rock, so you might not have a half-dozen new reports the second BRTD and Kalwejt bump into each other.

I only start to report BRTD when he starts to report me. Luckily, our mutual friend settled down recently :P


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Dave Leip on March 21, 2011, 02:28:34 pm
Hi,
I've agreed to both of these ideas - Mr. Morden is co-mod with Nym on the main 2012 board and Tender Branson is co-mod with Nym on the polling boards.
Enjoy,
Dave


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on March 21, 2011, 04:22:45 pm
Awesome, Dave!  Now, any chance we can get a mod for this board? :)


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on March 21, 2011, 04:23:49 pm
Nice job, Dave. Thanks!! I echo Inks, we need a mod for this board.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 21, 2011, 05:18:42 pm
Thanks Dave.  Now can someone give me a quick primer on how I actually do this job?


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: True Federalist on March 21, 2011, 05:37:19 pm
The following links should tell you everything you need to know to be a moderator. ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrajudicial_punishment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrajudicial_punishment)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court)

For the last one it will be nice to have an Australian as a moderator.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Landslide Lyndon on March 21, 2011, 07:05:09 pm
Congratulations.
Both Mr. Morden and Tender are excellent choices and some of the best posters all-around. :)


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Lunar on March 21, 2011, 11:42:20 pm
Thanks Dave.  Now can someone give me a quick primer on how I actually do this job?

It basically involves you making judgment calls via this thing called a "Moderation Board" and other people getting upset about you and starting threads about how you're a biased moderator.

The secret boards at subboards of this one.  There has been at least two cases, I'm pretty sure, of moderators being appointed for months before finding out where the hidden boards are (if ever).

The "is that a testicle showing?" discussion is currently the most interesting one going on, IMO.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Tender Branson on March 22, 2011, 01:32:51 am
Thank You very much Dave.

:)

Now I've got the power (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BRv9wGf5pk) and already cleaned up the 2012 General Election Poll Section.

Ive seen you have given me moderator rights to the General Election Poll Section only, can you please also do the same for the 2012 Primary Poll Section and maybe the 2011/2012 Gubernatorial Poll and 2012 House/Senate Poll Section ?


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on March 22, 2011, 01:50:35 am
Thank You very much Dave.

:)

Now I've got the power (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BRv9wGf5pk) and already cleaned up the 2012 General Election Poll Section.

Ive seen you have given me moderator rights to the General Election Poll Section only, can you please also do the same for the 2012 Primary Poll Section and maybe the 2011/2012 Gubernatorial Poll and 2012 House/Senate Poll Section ?

Power hungry already... :P


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on March 22, 2011, 01:54:23 am
*Applause*


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Yelnoc on March 22, 2011, 07:42:01 am
*High-fives Tender and Mr. Morden*


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Frodo on March 27, 2011, 01:10:23 pm
I would like to suggest making Mr. Morden moderator of the Constitution & Law board as well. 


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on March 27, 2011, 02:46:48 pm
The Presidential Election Process board needs a mod as well.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Mr. Morden on March 27, 2011, 03:38:02 pm
I would like to suggest making Mr. Morden moderator of the Constitution & Law board as well. 

Uhhh...no thanks.  I never read that board, and have no idea what goes on there.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on March 27, 2011, 06:46:01 pm
I would like to suggest making Mr. Morden moderator of the Constitution & Law board as well. 

Uhhh...no thanks.  I never read that board, and have no idea what goes on there.

I read it pretty frequently; I'll take it.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: The Mikado on March 27, 2011, 08:21:41 pm
That board does need a mod, but it doesn't need to be a new mod.  Ernest would be great for it, as I've said before.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Frodo on March 27, 2011, 09:23:58 pm
That board does need a mod, but it doesn't need to be a new mod.  Ernest would be great for it, as I've said before.

I have no objections to having Ernest as mod on that board.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Bacon King on March 28, 2011, 12:08:20 pm
I would like to suggest making Mr. Morden moderator of the Constitution & Law board as well. 

Uhhh...no thanks.  I never read that board, and have no idea what goes on there.

I read it pretty frequently; I'll take it.

BushOK already tried that strategy, don't think it'll work a second time.


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: bgwah on March 28, 2011, 03:34:19 pm
I would like to suggest making Mr. Morden moderator of the Constitution & Law board as well. 

Uhhh...no thanks.  I never read that board, and have no idea what goes on there.

I read it pretty frequently; I'll take it.

BushOK already tried that strategy, don't think it'll work a second time.

burn


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on March 28, 2011, 06:17:18 pm
BushOK already tried that strategy, don't think it'll work a second time.

Lightning won't strike twice ;)


Title: Re: Making Mr. Morden as mod of the 2012 Election Forum
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on April 13, 2011, 11:06:22 am
I just wanted to say that I believe Mr. Morden and Tender Branson have done marvellous jobs in their new roles as co-moderators of the 2012 Presidential Election board.  Keep up the good work, guys!!