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#1 Old 05-14-2011, 09:24 PM
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blatant acts of favoritism and failure to respond to?

How exactly do the mods get modded?
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The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you want the mods to do something on your behalf you have to call their attention to stuff. No doubt if you are getting in trouble it is because someone is reporting you, not because the mods are paying special attention to you on their own volition.

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The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you want the mods to do something on your behalf you have to call their attention to stuff. No doubt if you are getting in trouble it is because someone is reporting you, not because the mods are paying special attention to you on their own volition.

I did and that's why I am asking who exactly handles mods not doing their jobs these days. I know Micheal doesn't play that active a roll in this forum anymore, so I am wondering who is the top dog in the food chain so to speak, since it seems mods don't like to discipline their friends when they break the rules.
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I don't think they report back to you when they do something to someone. If posts need editing though, that ought to be done by either the reported person, or a mod, as far as I know.

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I don't think they report back to you when they do something to someone. If posts need editing though, that ought to be done by either the reported person, or a mod, as far as I know.

and there is the point of my question
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Sometimes it takes time, john. Have some patience.

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Sometimes it takes time, john. Have some patience.

I am sick and tired of this ongoing issue my patience with it is done.
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Perhaps you should lie down....

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The title of this thread is pretty feverish.

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Perhaps you should lie down....

this has been an ongoing thing for a few yrs now, one in which i thought had been resolved. I am tired of it, has nothing to do with lying down.

I don't have a problem with most things, but I have grown extremely tired of this.
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this has been an ongoing thing for a few yrs now, one in which i thought had been resolved. I am tired of it, has nothing to do with lying down.

I don't have a problem with most things, but I have grown extremely tired of this.

Remember, when speaking with moderators, you're dealing with a vast bureaucracy, fraught with red-tape. Have you offered an appropriate bribe?

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Remember, when speaking with moderators, you're dealing with a vast bureaucracy, fraught with red-tape. Have you offered an appropriate bribe?

I don't offer bribes, I would hope that being a moderator on a board such as this one would be able to put aside their biases and online friendships and preform the job they signed on for. If they can't then one in that position should really question if they should be in that position.
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I don't offer bribes, I would hope that being a moderator on a board such as this one would be able to put aside their biases and online friendships and preform the job they signed on for. If they can't then one in that position should really question if they should be in that position.

Your honesty is admirable, but without knowing what the issue is, I can't comment farther. Care to spill your guts?

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Have you tried one of the various rituals? I find burning floppy disks with some celery on top works best, but only if I inhale the fumes. Also, politely discussing it directly with the mod in question would be a good start, if you haven't done so already.

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I think references to your diet persist partly because you've been rather evasive about the issue in the past. You can try to get the mods to do something about it, but I think the simplest solution would be to say "I am veg*n like the TOS requires, end of" and move on to something else, when someone brings it up.

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Your honesty is admirable, but without knowing what the issue is, I can't comment farther. Care to spill your guts?

I will save it until I see someone I know is a moderator and has played straight with me in the past is online, despite our past disagreements.
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I guess if VB mods don't correct one's grievances satisfactorily, one has no recourse but to take the issue up with God and see if He can remedy the situation.

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I think references to your diet persist partly because you've been rather evasive about the issue in the past. You can try to get the mods do something about it, but I think the simplest solution would be to say "I am veg*n like the TOS required, end of" and move on to something else.

See the problem with that is I have done that on more than one occassion on this forum, going more than a few yrs back when i did one of those question and answer sessions for a week and my eating habits came up.

This has been an ongoing issue with that individual, it used to be amusing, and about a yr ago it grew old, not it is beyond irritating, and if you read the thread I had answered that question today.... or yesterday depending on your time zone.

I am done with the bs.
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I'm not fully aware of the situation obviously, but not discussing it will only perpetuate the problem.

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I will save it until I see someone I know is a moderator and has played straight with me in the past is online, despite our past disagreements.

Problem solved! Discretion is, after all, the better part of valor.

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I guess if VB mods don't correct one's grievances satisfactorily, one has no recourse but to take the issue up with God and see if He can remedy the situation.

Or they could take their cue from your behavior, and stalk people around the board when their grievances are ignored.
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Or they could take their cue from your behavior, and stalk people around the board when their grievances are ignored.

Huh? Commenting on this thread is "stalking?" Whatever, but it looks like you followed me here.

If you've got a grievance, take it up with the VB mods already!

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Huh? Commenting on this thread is "stalking?" Whatever, but it looks like you followed me here.

If you've got a grievance, take it up with the VB mods already!

Of course you do. Only you know why you would join a board, agree to it's rules, then spend half a decade publicly complaining about the existing membership and rules you agreed to when you joined.

But that's neither here nor there.
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I'm not complaining about anything here. I like this board.

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blatant acts of favoritism and failure to respond to?

You'd have to talk to Michael, the board owner. He's perhaps less involved these days, but still the owner and the one you'd have to appeal to.

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If a moderator resigns then Michael or someone else in the mod crew will start a thread in the mod forum where we discuss potential replacements. There could be vetoes against certain candidates, praise in favour of others etc. We try to reach a consensus, but that often fails so we then vote among the top handful of candidates. (The voting system varies.) The winner then has to be approved by Michael before we ask the member whether he will accept the position.

I no longer post here after VB was sold in 2012. (See my profile page for details.)
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Also, perhaps when reporting a troubling post at 11:30 at night, Eastern Time, perhaps you should give more than 20 minutes before reporting it again and demanding that corrective action be taken.

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Also, perhaps when reporting a troubling post at 11:30 at night, Eastern Time, perhaps you should give more than 20 minutes before reporting it again and demanding that corrective action be taken.

Yes, contrary to popular beliefs, we have lives and also enjoy sleep every once in a while....
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Also, perhaps when reporting a troubling post at 11:30 at night, Eastern Time, perhaps you should give more than 20 minutes before reporting it again and demanding that corrective action be taken.

I am curious is Poppy still a mod?
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I am curious is Poppy still a mod?

Are you playing favourites??
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Are you playing favourites??

nope, it seems like it's being implied that no mods were on line last night so I am curious if she is still a mod.
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