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last post on Nov 21, 2008 at 05:01 PM
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Lightwingk'Sheyna (moderator)    Sep 1, 2008 at 08:01 PM
I know this is a bit late in regards to the incident that prompted it, but it still needs to be said.

Recently, it seems that on the Isle, us moderators have been downplaying our authority so as not to appear to be abusing our powers.

But people, moderators are here for a reason. We aren't just to get rid of that unsightly spam, or edit posts that cuss. Because Admin is so rarely on, it is our job to deal with the people behind the posts: that means when someone is powerplaying or behaving inappropriately, we have to warn about the behavior, not just the current situation. So instead of just editing the post and saying "stop powerplaying", tell them what they are doing that is powerplaying and report them to Admin if they don't edit their profile/change their character or powers/etc. And the members being warned have to do as they are told. In other forums, MOUTHING OFF TO A MODERATOR IS GROUNDS FOR BEING BANNED.

We have not been utilizing our authority to its full extent, and yet people still complain about mods that are 'too strict' or 'have no right to say ______'. Newsflash, Islanders: we are not too strict, and we have every right to tell someone that they are being immature and need to quit immediately whatever cr*p they are pulling, we have every right to warn people about behavior, language, character (ie powerplaying in the character, not the RP), behavior (how someone has been acting overall, not just in an individual thread), and so on.

The mods here are actually very lax, but if you all like, I CAN go find rules from any other forum out there and apply them to how I moderate here. IF that's what needs to happen, then I'll be more than willing to do it, because quite frankly I'm tired of members who think they can get away with mouthing off by saying that we're abusing our powers, or just plain not caring about the consequences.

We as mods might not be perfect (I know I sure get snappish), but we ARE moderators and unless we are acing entirely out of line and have been told not to do so by Admin, we still have the authority to control inappropriate behavior and tell members that they must stop acting a certain way.

There's a reason some people are moderators and not others. There's a reason we even have mods in the first place. So remember, if a moderator warns you, DO WHAT THEY SAY. Got it?
Lintee    Sep 1, 2008 at 08:10 PM
Lightwingk'Sheyna (moderator)    Sep 1, 2008 at 08:13 PM
And, this is directed towards members here who have been here a while and should know better already. <<

But thanks for reading it anyway.
rydon    Sep 2, 2008 at 05:57 AM
Ok Lightwing. Sorry if I've been a bit ars*y to the mods.

Lintee    Sep 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM
No problem.
skywing    Sep 2, 2008 at 06:30 PM
You are absolutly right Lightwing. The mods seem to act pretty much like any normal islander. There's no reason for any normal members to be growling at us over something that we have a right to say.
ferydragon    Sep 3, 2008 at 02:29 AM
I think it annoyeing how some pople mostly new people (not all) spoil it for others. the Isle has really become more hostile. *huggles sky*
Katana    Sep 3, 2008 at 08:17 AM
Well, if I may say. Moderators are just people like you and me. They can make mistakes, they can get angry, they can get sad. They aren't machines that edit our posts. They're also people that live a life, yet do alot for this site as well.

If people can't respect that, then they should really re-think their actions. Moderators might not always be the nicest people around, but other members aren't always friendly either. So we should all stop b1tching at those people and get on with life.

If a mod warns you, then she/he has a good reason for it. Don't whine and stuff. A moderator is chosen by the admin for a reason. Because that member follows the rules. It doesn't mean they can tell you what to do and whatnot, but they can guide you and help you until you become proper member.
Lintee    Sep 3, 2008 at 04:29 PM
I like how you think Katana. I will do my bbest to follow the rules and listen to other moderaters.
skywing    Sep 4, 2008 at 06:29 PM
*huggles fearydragon back* Exactly what Katana said as well.

Admin isn't around much anymore, or at least does not interfear(sp) with us anymore. If it weren't for the moderators, the isle would be over run with spam, and rude comments, that would likely just start more fights.

We are here for a reason. Like it or not, it's our job to help keep the isle in order, and if that means telling someone to knock it off, or stop being a nucience, we will, and we can.

That doesn't mean we can go around lording our powers, but we don't do that anyways, we just try to keep the isle the awesome place that it is, and other then that, act as any other member, if older members.

That's what I have to say.

ferydragon    Sep 5, 2008 at 03:22 AM
yay moderators!!! I think it's really wrong that poeple keep mouthing off about moderators, I mean your only human after all, I thinkit's stupied how poeple exspect so much of yous.
rydon    Sep 6, 2008 at 08:12 AM
I realise that this is a very important issuue but the posts are becoming really repetative.
Lightwing summed pretty much everything up in her first post.

I suggest that everyone reading this should pledge to do what Lightwing had asked and respect the mods more. Then if someone who has pledged acts up we just show them the promise and threaten to kick them off the Isle next time. This gives noobs a slight chance to make mistakes to begin with but correct them later. What do you think?

Lightwingk'Sheyna (moderator)    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Sounds good to me, but the only problem is that the mods don't actually have the power to ban people, just warn them and be the authority on the boards. We can sure message Admin about it, but technically we have no nifty little 'delete user' button. =/
rydon    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:55 AM
Well that sucks... It still would be a good thing to get everyone to pledge to though.

Lightwingk'Sheyna (moderator)    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:56 AM
Yeah, that would be great.
Lintee    Sep 6, 2008 at 11:46 AM
I hate being the 16th poster. :p

I would like that.

rydon    Sep 7, 2008 at 09:53 AM
I pledge not to be ar$ey to any of the moderators.

Bella'Spootnick'Spot    Sep 8, 2008 at 03:52 PM
Me too.
Thomas4242    Sep 9, 2008 at 01:46 AM
Wow! your a moderator Lightwing?? wow! your like, Spiderman... you keep yourself hidden... (I'm sorry if I mocked you... but being THAT secret is like... Skill. I think...)
Glic    Sep 9, 2008 at 12:41 PM
Have you never noticed the (moderator) next to her name in every thread? Lol
Thomas4242    Sep 10, 2008 at 02:41 AM
REALLY!? my computer is slow then... it never loads anything important XD
Cleverkwifruit    Oct 31, 2008 at 03:42 AM
I pledge too!!!!!!!!
Firespirit    Nov 1, 2008 at 09:30 AM
I pledge and apologise for anything bad I have done to all/any of the mods(and I have done stuff).
Lightwingk'Sheyna (moderator)    Nov 20, 2008 at 09:39 PM
Stop spamming in here, Blueclaw and Kiwiface/whatever your name is. This thread was posted for a reason, not for you to fill with cr*p.
Drake    Nov 21, 2008 at 05:01 PM
I am still a moderator too even though I have not been on for some months. I am very sorry for ignoring my moderating duties, but I had some real world things to do first.
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