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Moderators SHOULD use personal judgment in moderating decisions. 20 66.67%
Moderators SHOULD NOT use personal judgment in moderating decisions, and refer to strict rules only. 5 16.67%
Members SHOULD be allowed to break rules, provided they are not habitually doing so. 16 53.33%
Members SHOULD NOT be allowed to break any rules, at any time. 10 33.33%
Moderators SHOULD take history and frequency into account, when infracting. 24 80.00%
Moderators SHOULD NOT take history and frequency into account, when infracting. 3 10.00%
Moderators SHOULD publically post a member's infraction and/or ban information. 13 43.33%
Moderators SHOULD NOT publically post a member's infraction and/or ban information. 12 40.00%
Members SHOULD PM a moderator for questions regarding such information. 19 63.33%
Members SHOULD NOT PM a moderator for that information, but ask publicly. 6 20.00%
Moderators should have to justify ALL of their decisions. 14 46.67%
Moderators should have to justify SOME of their decisions. 12 40.00%
Moderators should not have to justify ANY of their decisions. 2 6.67%
Members should be given a LIMITED number of chances to cease disruptive activity. 28 93.33%
Members should be given UNLIMITED chances to cease disruptive activity. 1 3.33%
Moderators SHOULD be allowed to decide what constitutes disruption. 22 73.33%
Moderators SHOULD NOT be allowed to decide what constitutes disruption. 2 6.67%
The "Why Someone Is Banned" thread should be CLOSED. 10 33.33%
The "Why Someone Is Banned" thread should remain OPEN. 17 56.67%
Actions going against rules SHOULD be allowed in specific threads designed for these activities. 20 66.67%
Actions going against rules SHOULD NOT be allowed in specific threads designed for these activities. 4 13.33%
Complaints against moderation should be taken up in PM 17 56.67%
Complaints against moderation should be posted PUBLICLY. 13 43.33%
In order for everyone to be treated equally, moderation must be black & white. 3 10.00%
Black & white moderation will lead to an unhappy community afraid of expressing themselves. 19 63.33%
Community majority opinion on these matters SHOULD dictate future activities. 22 73.33%
Community majority opinion on these matters SHOULD NOT dictate future activities 3 10.00%
Moderator majority opinion on these matters should dictate future activity. 10 33.33%
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Community Feedback Poll [read clarifications in OP before voting!]

This poll will be used simply as a representative gauge of the community's feelings about particular things, including moderation issues, and community issues. This is not a part of a mod team decision, and I am in no way representing the mod team with this thread. It's a personal inquiry into opinion of this forum's state of affairs.
I hope that the results of this poll will put into perspective the basis of expectation by the community and its moderators, if each group wishes to participate.

This thread is NOT, however, a repository for complaints and arguments. Any such posts will be deleted.
Legitimate concerns and clarifications are welcome.




(This thread does not mean the results will be acted on. As I said, this is purely a personal inquiry at the moment of this writing)



CLARIFICATIONS
Due to the character limit for options, I had to condense a lot of them and, as a result, some may be ambiguous in regard to the point of the option.
Please read these clarifications before voting.

1. Moderators SHOULD use personal judgment in moderating decisions.
- You agree that moderators, either in deliberation with one another, or acting alone in obvious cases, should use their personal judgment as moderators when deciding whether something should be moderated. Moderation meaning: deciding whether a post should be deleted, infracted, or a user banned. In most cases, these are deliberated amongst the mods, each using their own personal judgment, and a consensus is formed. In cases after the fact, these decisions are also usually commented or deliberated on, and reversals or standings are often a result of that.

2. Opposite 1, with the assumption that regardless of any factors that may be involved, any person will be moderated the same without the use of personal judgement appropriate for the situation.

3. Members SHOULD be allowed to break rules, provided they are not habitually doing so.
- This ties into 1. It allows for a member to make a mistake without being punished, provided that member is not known to be a habitual offender. This does not preclude such a post from being deleted to prevent retaliation, nor does it preclude the member being spoken to by a moderator in private.

4. Opposite 3, with the assumption that regardless of human error and emotional outburst, this occurrence will be treated in the same manner a habitual offender would be treated.

5. Moderators SHOULD take history and frequency into account, when infracting.
- This ties into 3. It allows, again, for moderators to take into account the nature of the offender when considering punishment.

6. This is basically the same thing as option 4.

10. Members SHOULD NOT PM a moderator for that information, but ask publicly.
- This assumes the voter expects a moderator to publicly post details about a person's ban. While asking publicly would be fine, the option asks whether the moderator(s) are obliged to publish the information for not only the requester, but everyone.

12. Moderators SHOULD be allowed to decide what constitutes disruption.
- This agrees that moderators have the right to deem content they feel is disruptive to the forums, which encompass ALL stipulations set forth in the forum rules. Including insulting content.

16. Actions going against rules SHOULD be allowed in specific threads designed for these activities.
- For example, The Rawest Rap Battles thread, The Spam Thread, Fake Argument Thread, etc.

21. Black & white moderation will lead to an unhappy community afraid of expressing themselves.
- "Black & white" moderation means: Moderating strictly to the set rules, regardless of any considerations whatsoever, and forsaking independent judgment of situations and gray areas. This ties into several of the options.
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you forgot these options in your poll

Moderators SHOULD be allowed to break rules, provided they are not habitually doing so.
Moderators SHOULD NOT be allowed to break any rules, at any time.
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you forgot these options in your poll

Moderators SHOULD be allowed to break rules, provided they are not habitually doing so.
Moderators SHOULD NOT be allowed to break any rules, at any time.
Well that's a bit of an obvious one. Of course we can break the rules.
I think, instead, I could have added:

Moderators SHOULD have to post when they are reprimanded by other mods in the mod forum
Moderators SHOULD NOT have to post when they are reprimanded by other mods in the mod forum.

But I think that would go along with personal privacy, and I'm pretty sure none of the mods want other mods posting quotes of us tearing each other new asses on bad decisions. But I guess you'll have to trust when I say that none of the mods on this squad have been so bad off that we've needed to ask them to step down. Not since boo boo has that happened.
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I have cast in this poll, mostly so users can see where I, personally, stand in regards to my moderation of this website.
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I have cast in this poll, mostly so users can see where I, personally, stand in regards to my moderation of this website.
Likewise.
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Same here. I'm looking forward to the general community votes too.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Best group of mods this site's had since I've come here. And lord knows I've never been one to ride the jock of the mods. Thanks for having this thread.
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best group of mods this site's had since i've come here. And lord knows i've never been one to ride the jock of the mods. Thanks for having this thread.
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IMO I don't know jack-**** though so don't listen to me.
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The problem is that most police officers in America are psychopaths.
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Care to explain that comment?
Just wondering, because I don't see any irony. He basically admits this is the first time he's had such praise. He's not denying it.
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