Dealing with moderators that think they 'own' your forum?

Discussion in 'Members & Staff' started by PeacefulMind, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    yes an update from OP would be great...
     
  2. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Maybe the unruly staff went all Lord of the Flies on him ..... o_O
     
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  3. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    More inaction? :(
     
  4. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    if they went Lord of the Flies its just a matter of time until the forum implodes and they split into different factions and everyone tries to kill each other...

    ironically enough the behavior of the kids in LOTF is very similar to how a lot of people behave when on forums.. haha but its true.
     
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  5. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Devotee

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    I hope we see him come back saying it's been resolved. :)
     
  6. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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  7. TheChiro

    TheChiro Devotee

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    Hasn't been on since Sunday :eek:
     
  8. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    Do you think we need to arrange a search and rescue? :cautious::censored::eek:
     
  9. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    I do but is it the owner or the owner's database we should be looking for? :eek:
     
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  10. LordAtropa

    LordAtropa Aspirant

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    In my opinion, the best way to deal with moderators like that is to demote them. I unfortunately know this from experience - they're going to abuse their power, a lot. It's best to deal with the situation now before it turns into a bigger problem.
     
  11. TheChiro

    TheChiro Devotee

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    Straight up ghosted us.
     
  12. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    The other admins had so much power that they made him disappear.
     
  13. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    Maybe he never really existed?
     
  14. Dermot

    Dermot Aspirant

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    Personally i'd create a new usergroup, something more generic like "Staff" , give it most moderation permissions, like normal moderators would have, edit, move, rename, etc...add them to this new group and tell them you're re-structuring the permissions and staff structure to better serve your users and the site in general. If they're unwilling to accept the new structure, make them an ex-staff usergroup and add the ones who want to step down on there, thanking them for their service, with perhaps some perks normal users would not have.

    This is how i'd handle it.
     
  15. PeacefulMind

    PeacefulMind Aspirant

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    I was acutally in and out of the hospital the past weeks following a surgery that went wrong! I stayed to my guns and told them I respected their input in policy changes -- but that I was pushing them public. One stepped down and other is still bitterly there. But it's a lot less tension once I told them 'this is the policy and you can agree to it or not -- your choice'.
     
  16. PeacefulMind

    PeacefulMind Aspirant

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    I am safe, I find it funny, everyone here assumes I am a guy tho!
     
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  17. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    Oh dear, I hope you're on the way back to full health :)
     
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  18. overcast

    overcast Enthusiast

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    Worst part in some of such forums is that moderators chase you when you express opinion. let's assume you have right wing opinion and moderator is left wing. he will chase you till you get annoyed and attack him back and then he can lift the ban hammer. I hate when that happens. I like facebook for this reason, which in past forums were holding authority, now with facebook groups and all, you can quit discussion when left wing folks trap you into PC argument.
     
  19. cornnfedd

    cornnfedd Captain Futurama

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    interesting example except left wing people argue by emotions and fantasy and right wing people argue with fact and logic...

    :) :)

    but in all seriousness welcome back and I hope you are feeling better and thanks for the update!
     
  20. dojo

    dojo Passionate admin

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    1. Safety first: all accounts set to moderation, with moving / sending to moderation privileges only. YOU as the admin are the ONLY one to have access to general administration, delete stuff, anything that can be irreplaceable.

    2. Create a thread in which to public thank the current mod team for their outstanding contribution and keeping the forums alive. Get them some cool badges or something, they are clearly vane about this. It doesn't hurt to praise them a little.

    3. in the mod forum (if you have one), thank them again and discuss your plans to further develop the community. See who's willing to help along, who's not, should remain with those super hero badges and that's it.

    If they become aggressive or don't abide by the rules, kindly explain the guidelines (if you have none, put some in place) and remove them from the comnunity, if needed. Keep on posting content and engaging users throughout this stage, so the community is still active and thriving.
     
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