What do you expect from your moderators?

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Slov wrote:Who really cares?
I care. A lot. This forum isn't just a place for chat, it is a resource for the game. It is part of the game's documentation. And in my opinion there is no room for post voting or anything of the sort. The forum would look more like a used textbook full of highlighter marks and noisy margin notes. I think Z-Man's proposal is the best and I don't need a special forum button to tell him, because I have a couple dozen buttons in front of me -- the ones I use to type this sentence.

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sinewav wrote:I think Z-Man's proposal is the best
I mostly agree, though I think there could be a use for more or a different type of moderators if things like this are really an issue. With that, the report button could be all you need, and it will be verified by someone trusted before it's booted out.

On top of that, there could be a warning system. Not sure if phpbb comes with it or not, but if not there's definitely going to be a mod for it. You could be warned up to x amount, with different things being worth a different number of points or percentage or whatever. Then be muted, banned, etc. depending on what has been done.

Though, I don't really see the shorter posts being a huge problem here. I think the most annoying part about it isn't that they said something so short or useless, but that they have to copy/paste the line of text to fill it. On occasion, I've had a short post or two. I think it was here, but it may have been on a different forum. Usually to avoid it, I just add some tags.

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Short Post[b][/b][b][/b][b][/b][b][/b][b][/b][b][/b][b][/b][b][/b]
At least then I wouldn't be purposely annoying anyone, as they wouldn't see any of that.

Just my thought.

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We've had enough people be complete smegheads here for a few years, then leave and come back after they've grown up a bit prove Z-man's solution works fine. :)

Besides, I often have short posts to write, and the last thing I'd want to have to do is kick my own ass for writing them.

As for a like system of some sort, I actually like the idea, but I don't think an implementation exists that'll work for me. It should be properly integrated with the friends/foes list. Really, what I think would work better from the standpoint of posts containing important documentation is if we have a "doc" button, and a way to browse the forums as documentation where you'd only see posts marked as such. Then the popularity contest would be a good one (Phyto :) ) because people would be competing to write good documentation posts.
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Lucifer wrote:We've had enough people be complete smegheads here for a few years, then leave and come back after they've grown up a bit prove Z-man's solution works fine. :)

Besides, I often have short posts to write, and the last thing I'd want to have to do is kick my own ass for writing them.

As for a like system of some sort, I actually like the idea, but I don't think an implementation exists that'll work for me. It should be properly integrated with the friends/foes list. Really, what I think would work better from the standpoint of posts containing important documentation is if we have a "doc" button, and a way to browse the forums as documentation where you'd only see posts marked as such. Then the popularity contest would be a good one (Phyto :) ) because people would be competing to write good documentation posts.
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Light wrote: Welcome Back (:
Heh, I wouldn't have disappeared if these forums had a damn mobile website like, you know, every other website around. Do you have any idea how hard these forums are to read on a smart phone? Also, I've been going whole weeks without even looking at my computer. Turns out that almost everything I use my computer for can be done on a smart phone that's oddly more powerful than my computer (and also runs Linux :) ).
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Lucifer wrote:Heh, I wouldn't have disappeared if these forums had a damn mobile website like, you know, every other website around. Do you have any idea how hard these forums are to read on a smart phone? Also, I've been going whole weeks without even looking at my computer. Turns out that almost everything I use my computer for can be done on a smart phone that's oddly more powerful than my computer (and also runs Linux :) ).
Since you're running Android, you can just install Dolphin Browser. It will go through the forums easily, as well as let you zoom in to read whatever. You can set it to Desktop Mode so you don't have to deal with the width fixing annoyances they sometimes like to do. But, I would agree a mobile version would be a nicer solution. Sadly, phpBB ain't on par with like SMF or VB. I'm an SMF fan myself. :P

Sorry, going off topic now .. I think. I don't remember what this topic was about so I'll shut up. :P I just wanted to say hi since I haven't seen ya around for a while.

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I expect them to die.

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I rarely commit to ETAs but I think it can be done by 2090.

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but remember the moderates are going to die, get housed in liquid nitrogen tanks until their cause of death is curable and then they'll come back to life
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Nah, they will have their personalities and memories digitized and stored on a server network which will also host this forum, essentially removing the difference between moderator and what is moderated. You will be posting right to their brain and everything will be moderated in real time.

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Conversations require that person A has information that person B hasn't. In 2090, we won't need conversations anymore, and thus no moderators. We will be prisoners of a collective monologue.

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mkay, I hold your betting money and you all bet on your scenarios.
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sinewav wrote:Nah, they will have their personalities and memories digitized and stored on a server network which will also host this forum, essentially removing the difference between moderator and what is moderated. You will be posting right to their brain and everything will be moderated in real time.
So, we'll be in hell?

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Z-Man wrote:So, we'll be in hell?
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Lucifer wrote:
Light wrote: Welcome Back (:
Heh, I wouldn't have disappeared if these forums had a damn mobile website like, you know, every other website around. Do you have any idea how hard these forums are to read on a smart phone? Also, I've been going whole weeks without even looking at my computer. Turns out that almost everything I use my computer for can be done on a smart phone that's oddly more powerful than my computer (and also runs Linux :) ).
I have found a good solution for this that would be easy to install and not break things. I am playing a game called Nation States and the region that I joined uses a proboard forum that uses tapatalk for mobile access to the forums and it works very well. There is a phpbb3 plugin available here. The webpage I have pointed you to tells you how to install it. Fortunately, you don't have to do it manually. It requires the installation of AutoMod, which the beginning of the webpage tells you how to do. Automod automates the installation and uninstallation of modx mods. It would be handy for many people to be able to use this free app Tapatalk to access this forum.
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