About moderation - Feedback

Started Jun 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Doug J
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Re: Reasonable Questions to Ask ...
In reply to John Siward, Jun 29, 2013

John Siward wrote:

Detail Man wrote:

I myself am finding it rather hard to believe that so many people would evolve and express what (to me) seem like some rather convoluted logical arguments expressed in monotonic support of this "community moderation" system as it has come to exist merely on the basis of a sense of a personal emotional satisfaction gained in playing a part in the execution of actions of which they themselves often attest they possess little meaningful discretionary authority in, and as well often often portray as being essentially a "thankless" occupation where it comes to the sentiments of those affected. What is actually motivating these people to allegedly "work for free" ?

A DPReview Post Dated: September 30, 2011

Re: Who wants to be a moderator?

Simon Joinson wrote:

If you're interested in becoming a dpreview.com admin ...

... It's not paid, but we'll find a way to make it worth your while

Simon Joinson, Editor


"Consideration" for services rendered does not have to be monetary in nature to establish a reciprocal relationship. "Consideration" can be represented by anything of tangible value provided to the "moderator/admin" in any form in return for their time and efforts invested.

What specifically is transferred by DPR to "moderator/admins" in order to make it "worth their while" ?

Why do people take on jobs like forum moderator? Some no doubt honestly and genuinely want to make the forums a better, kinder place; but others, like certain kids who nominate themselves as prefects in high school, just want to wear the shiny badge and have the power. Polishing the badge and pushing little kids around in and of itself is reward enough for them.

They'll all tell you they are the first kind, but it's kinda easy to spot the other type...


DPR encourages user feedback directly to the admins, this is a bit more advanced than your experience with shiny badges in high school.

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