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Offline thalberg

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What's it like to be a moderator?
« on: May 16, 2007, 07:39:11 PM »
With the huge number of posts here every day, does a moderator have to read them ALL?  Is being a moderator a huge amount of work?  How do you moderate chat rooms?  What's the best and worst parts about the job?

Offline pianistimo

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 01:50:28 PM »
he gets to write:  'you can't report yourself to the moderator' when you click on it to find out how to complain that you have 71,224... something or other next to 'report to moderator.'  this is like a huge ticket or something.  is this complaints?  compliments.  am i in trouble or something?

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 02:10:29 PM »
thats your IP adress dear pianistimo, which you just gave away to the entire world  8)
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Offline rach n bach

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 02:19:42 PM »
Like it is that hard to find it out anyhow.... ::)
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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 02:35:04 PM »
only your IP adress appears to you.
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Offline rach n bach

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 02:53:05 PM »
8)  unless you are smart enough.  8)

(and don't ask, I am not going to tell you how... actually, I don't even know how to do it... it's just a computer geek who lives nearby....)
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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 06:40:28 PM »
It's like being Spiderman.

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First it is just really cool, then becomes a burden, then it's just a power trip.
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Offline pianistimo

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007, 01:32:49 AM »
if he has a child - there'll be nothing left of him in  afew years.  moderator or not.

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007, 01:37:04 PM »
I'm an admin of my own forum...but theres not much work as there are currently only 4 members in it. ;D

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007, 12:06:02 AM »
if he has a child - there'll be nothing left of him in  afew years.  moderator or not.

he had a kid last year

Offline pianistimo

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #10 on: May 21, 2007, 05:15:57 PM »
last year?  that explains everything.  just kidding.  i think nils does a pretty good job.  even when he doesn't respond right away.  there's always music and new sheet music e-mails and stuff.  i like to look at the autograph manuscripts.  i think he picks the important stuff and doesn't worry.  it's not like he has to be God or anything.  (a scary thought)

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 10:09:43 AM »
what moderators should do, to lighten the burden of constant reading of posts, ect. They should advertise for new moderators, people with clean records who are friendly and willing to help and have a wide experience of the PianoStreet website. I think a lot of people would be interested...:-D

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #12 on: June 24, 2007, 08:11:32 AM »
A job of a moderator is very tough, espacially for such a huge forum like this. Actually, the roles of a moderator varies from forum to forum. Its up to the administrator. Generally, a moderator has the ability to move threads, delete threads, sticky threads, lock threads, bump threads, as well as any other duties assigned by the administrator. Moderators might even have to ability to alter boards!

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Re: What's it like to be a moderator?
«Reply #13 on: October 11, 2007, 10:37:42 AM »
What would work is if we appointed maybe 2 moderators to each section "student's corner, Audition room" etc.

Those 2 would be responsible fo the moderation in that forum, and if someone happened to see something that they weren't sure about, they could PM the moderators and they could have a look.
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