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Title: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: AlexK on January 07, 2009, 03:24:55 pm
I could really use a hand looking after the day-to-day running of the forum.

Ideally, I could do with two or three moderators who can spend a bit of time looking after things if I'm not around.

I'd also quite like to be able to take a back seat every now and then, safe in the knowledge that the forum is in the hands of a responsible moderator team, so that I can look after issues with the forum's systems or just to take time off to avoid burn-out!

What's involved?  Well, it's mostly just ensuring that the policies and the spirit of the forum are followed, and that includes dealing with spammers, ensuring topics are in the right place and stay (reasonably!) on-topic, keeping the dealers in check (;D), stopping the place getting over-run with non-Abarth-ians, that kind of thing.  I'd produce some guidelines so it was clear what's acceptable and what isn't.

Does anyone feel like helping out?

Drop me a PM, or ask questions in this thread.  Cheers!  :wave:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: fiona on January 07, 2009, 04:01:47 pm
Happy to help Alex.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 07, 2009, 04:20:22 pm
same as fiona mate. im on here enough lol. althought to be honest all the regulars on here would make a good job of it i reccon?
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: maccy. on January 07, 2009, 06:53:20 pm
I wouldnt! done it before, was a disaster!! I set off more rows than I calmed down!!  :D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 07, 2009, 06:56:29 pm
hahaha well the majority of people at the minute are bang on.... infact i havnt seen one bad post yet so... would be good if it stayed that way but you never know!
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: 1mmortal on January 07, 2009, 07:04:38 pm
You can put me down - i've not managed a PHP forum before but always room to learn :D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: euroboy on January 07, 2009, 08:02:10 pm
I would like to help out - and im on and off the forum at all times of the day due to my shift work.....
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: magicmole on January 07, 2009, 08:11:20 pm
Me too.
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 07, 2009, 08:17:43 pm
heres a thought get the names of people who want to do it/who you think are justifiable to do the job (from your point of view alex) then put them on a vote :)
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: 1mmortal on January 07, 2009, 08:34:31 pm
seems fair - i wont be offended if i'm not short listed, being fairly new :)
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: AlexK on January 08, 2009, 02:18:03 pm
Wow, I never thought I'd be spoilt for choice!  ;D

In the end, I've asked Jet, euroboy and Im-mia to give it a shot.

I felt the three would work well together - Jet with the GPA areas, euroboy with the 500 gang, and Im-mia as a kind of 'wanderer' stepping in occasionally with a few positives in the more general areas.  Nothing's set in stone, though, so they're free to poke their noses in wherever they see fit.

They're also free to continue to use the forum as members, and are just as entitled to express their own opinions as they always were, so I hope everyone will continue to treat them as members first, and moderators second.

Thanks, guys!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: DevilAndGod on January 08, 2009, 05:07:19 pm
Congrats Jet, euroboy and Im-mia :thumb:

Now i can kiss your asses as well  ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Jet on January 08, 2009, 05:18:39 pm
Congrats Jet, euroboy and Im-mia :thumb:

Now i can kiss your asses as well  ;D

I look forward to it  8)  ... and thanks  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 08, 2009, 09:11:59 pm
Congrats Jet, euroboy and Im-mia :thumb:

Now i can kiss your asses as well  ;D

haha thx mate ;) im not bothered about the arse kissing though - slipping me a few bribes here and there though i am bothered about :P hehehehe

- JOKING btw lol
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: John501 on January 08, 2009, 09:32:00 pm
Careful Im-Mia, you may be a global moderator but you can still get a slap from the "uber moderator" ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 08, 2009, 09:33:40 pm
ah yes our great lord.... my sincer appologies oh great master :P
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: John501 on January 08, 2009, 09:39:26 pm
Alex, we need a spell check facility.  ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 08, 2009, 09:41:57 pm
Alex, we need a spell check facility.  ;D

o please dont pick on my spelling lol.... im USELESS at writen english.... :P
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: John501 on January 08, 2009, 09:45:11 pm
Most forums have a member that think they are the spelling police  ;D
Thankfully thats not me.
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: AlexK on January 08, 2009, 09:49:17 pm
When Im-mia first joined, I did actually tidy up the spelling in a couple of his posts.

Obviously that idea didn't last very long...  ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: magicmole on January 08, 2009, 09:54:20 pm
The spelling's not a problem.

Look at the number of personalised plates around that are nowhere near what they are supposed to represent.

The ones that crease me up have an 'explanation' in a small font underneath.
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 08, 2009, 09:54:49 pm
When Im-mia first joined, I did actually tidy up the spelling in a couple of his posts.

Obviously that idea didn't last very long...  ;D

hahaha mate i post that much id need someone following me around.... i will take my oppertunity to appologies now for my terriable spelling!
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: John501 on January 08, 2009, 10:30:48 pm
Dont think you are going to beat me to being the first S2000 member  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 09, 2009, 06:37:19 am
Dont think you are going to beat me to being the first S2000 member  :thumb:

lol john i think you are going to be the first ;) although im posting a bit these days!
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: 1mmortal on January 14, 2009, 11:20:40 pm
When Im-mia first joined, I did actually tidy up the spelling in a couple of his posts.

Obviously that idea didn't last very long...  ;D

No wonder you need some admins!
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 15, 2009, 06:26:17 am
When Im-mia first joined, I did actually tidy up the spelling in a couple of his posts.

Obviously that idea didn't last very long...  ;D

No wonder you need some admins!

Hey!?!?! lol
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: AlexK on January 20, 2009, 12:49:00 pm
I've also asked John501 to step in and help out.

John's responsibility will be mainly to ensure the dealers stick to the rules, and continue to follow the ethos of the forum.  He'll step in to ensure fairness and balance, and will deal with any issues that arise between them.  Those issues are best understood by another dealer, and John is more than professional enough to take this responsibility seriously, and remain free from bias.

John has been instrumental in the success of this forum - not just through promotion, but also by giving up his free time to offer help and guidance to all - and for that I owe him my thanks. :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Jet on January 20, 2009, 12:50:47 pm
Congratulations John  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: John501 on January 20, 2009, 02:06:08 pm
Thanks. Pleased to help  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on January 20, 2009, 02:28:21 pm
aye nice one mate :) welcome aboard ! =D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: domc on January 20, 2009, 05:06:39 pm
Well done john.... ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: 1mmortal on January 20, 2009, 05:43:45 pm
Good good!  ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: AlexK on February 16, 2009, 05:18:10 pm
In complete defiance of the "current economic climate", Jet managed to get herself a new job, and that's understandably been taking up a lot of her time lately.

To help out, Chris (DevilAndGod) has very kindly stepped up.  He's been with us practically from the start, and he'll be primarily responsible for the GPA areas, but with the ability to dive in wherever it's needed.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: DevilAndGod on February 16, 2009, 05:27:11 pm
In complete defiance of the "current economic climate", Jet managed to get herself a new job, and that's understandably been taking up a lot of her time lately.

To help out, Chris (DevilAndGod) has very kindly stepped up.  He's been with us practically from the start, and he'll be primarily responsible for the GPA areas, but with the ability to dive in wherever it's needed.  :thumb:

Cheers Alex  :D

Hope you settle down in the new job ok Jet.
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on February 16, 2009, 05:35:53 pm
welcome to the mad house mate :)
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Alex_gregory_uk on February 16, 2009, 05:47:50 pm
Well done mate. Good luck with keep control of us all!!! :)
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: DevilAndGod on February 16, 2009, 06:09:55 pm
Good luck with keep control of us all!!! :)

Thanks mate. Will have to go to town and buy my whip ;D

*Wiiiipissh* *Wiiiipissh*
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: olopboy on February 16, 2009, 10:42:15 pm
Look at you all flash with ya extra stars n blue title  ;)
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: John501 on February 16, 2009, 11:11:01 pm
Well done Chris, Look forward to meeting you at Gaydon  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: AlexK on March 04, 2009, 11:00:06 am
Olopboy has also kindly agreed to release some of his forum-fu upon us as a moderator.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Missing in Action on March 04, 2009, 11:01:37 am
Olopboy has also kindly agreed to release some of his forum-fu upon us as a moderator.  :thumb:

ah very good, congrats mate
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: olopboy on March 04, 2009, 11:05:58 am
LEVEL UP!  :D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: richbrowne on March 04, 2009, 11:06:09 am
Well done olopboy, well deserved. :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: wampa on March 04, 2009, 11:18:01 am
Well done olopboy, well deserved. :thumb:
I echo those sentiments. Look at all those stars... ;D
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Joe on March 04, 2009, 01:00:31 pm
Congrats olopboy!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: Alex_gregory_uk on March 04, 2009, 04:44:54 pm
Good work Olopboy!
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: 1mmortal on March 11, 2009, 07:33:44 pm
LEVEL UP!  :D

Hahahaha very good.
Title: Re: Fancy being a forum moderator?
Post by: olopboy on February 05, 2010, 04:30:52 pm
I'm giving this thread a poke.  It's now been 11 months since we last appointed a new moderator - yours truly, after those fateful words "anything I can do to help?" at the first Gaydon meet. At that time we had around 80 heavily active members compared to 200+ now, so we are asking the question again - would anyone like to help out?

Ideally we are looking for two new moderators to join the team, at least one of which we are hoping will be able to help keep an eye on the place during the day. The only other thing we require, besides enthusiasm, is that you will turn up to meets.  It doesn’t have to be every event but we're big on the idea that people can put faces to names, and we feel it's particularly important that moderators are well recognised members of the community.

So, if you're interested either respond here or send myself or Alex a PM.