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 Message Board Moderator Wanted?

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 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 12:38PM
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Yes please! Very light moderation, but it's sorely needed.

Just removing spam, posts that are inaccurate/dangerous (especially from frequent offenders), and personal attacks that go over the line.

P.S. not volunteering myself  but plenty of people here I'd be happy to vote for! 

 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 10:31AM
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I want to throw this out there: There should be a fee for moderation. This is not a fee to Mini Mania for forum use, as that might create confusion or implied obligations. The fee comes from the members and goes to the moderator pool. Moderators do whatever they choose with it. Profiles indicate that the moderator fee has been paid.

Things go best when the Piper gets paid.

$10.00 for six months, postal money order in your name. This prevents long term anonymous log-ins but it does nothing to impede new members from showing up, joining, posting and hopefully being successfully brought into the community.

 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 10:15AM
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I would also like to put my name forward as a moderator, I have previous experience as a moderator on non vehicle based forums and have a good feel for what's right and wrong. I also have extensive experience of our mini's, mostly early cars, MKI and MKII and have owned at least one mini my whole driving life going on for 48 years now. I am currently rebuilding a 1960 for myself and hope to get it finished before the end of the year! I have recently closed my restoration business and have retired to get some of my own projects to the finish line before my own.........

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 08:15AM
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Pretty much any forum I go to has moderators. The larger they get the more important they are. I am a moderator on another car forum and have had to handle what goes with that position. Not nice but needed. Glad this forum may be headed in that direction. Thanks, Don.

I would be willing to be a moderator here. There I have done it.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 07:54AM
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A step in the right direction Don and a big thank for listening, maybe this forum can get back to what it used to be.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 04:07AM
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 Posted: Mar 17, 2018 03:23AM
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Thanks, Don for moving forward on this issue. I particularly like the idea that their appointment would require the approval of the membership.

I think 3 moderators would be good, maybe 5 might be better though I know the challenge of getting volunteers to step up.

Being your forum, I'd expect you would provide guidelines.

Would the moderators have the authority to ban a person, or just recommend to Minimania? Would they have access to the system to see hidden email addresses so they could caution someone who is misbehaving?

I think a ban should require unanimity between 3 moderators or a majority if there are more than 3. I think a single moderator should be able to delete an offensive or inappropriate post.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Mar 16, 2018 04:12PM
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Thank- you Don for caring.I want your forum to live again. I however can not apply for the job, as I will not have access to the internet soon. A world of travel is before me. All the best to you and your family. Don Elcomb. Cheers

 Posted: Mar 16, 2018 03:38PM
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The Fox applying to guard the Henhouse.  Seriously!!  Don, do the honorable thing and get rid of this nutcase.

Everybody knows he's a few Sandwiches short of a full Picnic Hamper.  We all know where he's coming from, the real question I'd ask is what about you???  Do you hold this Members Forum as lowly as he seems to do?

Saor Alba

 Posted: Mar 16, 2018 02:38PM
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 Posted: Mar 16, 2018 02:29PM
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Listing to all the grumbling lately on this board, I am tempted to put on the table a few thought and questions:
Let's start with taking a vote on how many people would like to see us install a number of board moderators.
I would suggest that one way to do that is with volunteer members that would have to be voted into the position by fellow members.
Part of the challenge in addition to the task itself would be to convince your fellow board members that you are the right person for the job!
I would further assume it would take at least a couple people to cover the job all the time. 

Put you name on the ballot and tell us why you should be the one!


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