About moderation - Feedback

Started Jun 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: About moderation - Feedback
In reply to AllMankind, Jun 27, 2013

I have moderated a number of fora, hobby and academic.  I have participated in all of them.  However, whereas it was obvious I was the instructor in those that were academic in nature, the hobby one displayed no indicator of my status.  Obviously, it soon became widely known because there were times it made perfect sense to participate AS a moderator, such as in often vain attempts to explain the nature of moderation on that forum, including the rationale for locked/deleted threads and post or the policies that lead to such actions.

I believe moderators should be able to participate and to separate their moderator duties when it is appropriate to do.  There's a fine line, and not all are successful at finding it or in treading on the correct side of it.  In that respect, no site requiring user-moderators will be entirely immune, and it behooves the 'overseers' to be that much more involved.

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