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Gliese
31st May 2006, 11:37 PM
This kinda a noobish idea in my opionion(SP)but I think once every year(or when serebii wants)there should be an election for a new moderator.
Meh. I kind of like this idea. But, it would need to have some serious staff-refining if this idea where to be used.
It's always important to have a mod that the society favors, and who is also mod-potential. However, if this where to come into play, then it would be smart for the staff itself to choose potential moderators, and then for the members to vote on them. Members posting the nominees would turn into chaos in days.
Also, elections shouldn't be for every new mod. If at all, they should be bianually at the least and anually at the most in time between each other.
Sometimes mods are needed, and the public can't do anything about it.
Ex:

______________________
Post 1

Nominies For Moderator are (The List goes on)
______________________
Post 2-?
I vote for (Insert name here) for mod

Then mods for the forum tally the votes and post and PM the winner

Torchic23
31st May 2006, 11:38 PM
Well, I do think this is a good idea, but I'm afraid you've posted in the wrong section

Gliese
31st May 2006, 11:39 PM
What section should this go in?

Torchic23
31st May 2006, 11:41 PM
I'm not for certain, but I think the "Serebii.net" section might be it. The only thing I know for sure is, the newbie lounge is just for introducing yourself, not for ideas. But like I said, I do really like the idea, and it wouldn't be that bad if Serebii actually considered it.

Virtual Headache
31st May 2006, 11:47 PM
We don't need mod elections.
If new mods are needed, they 'll be picked by the staff.
There is no need to tell the staff, that you want to be a mod.

Locke Yggdrasill
1st June 2006, 12:02 AM
Meh. I kind of like this idea. But, it would need to have some serious staff-refining if this idea where to be used.
It's always important to have a mod that the society favors, and who is also mod-potential. However, if this where to come into play, then it would be smart for the staff itself to choose potential moderators, and then for the members to vote on them. Members posting the nominees would turn into chaos in days.
Also, elections shouldn't be for every new mod. If at all, they should be bianually at the least and anually at the most in time between each other.
Sometimes mods are needed, and the public can't do anything about it.

Virtual Headache
1st June 2006, 12:11 AM
People most likely would only vote for their friends or a popular member which aren't always the best candidates.

I just think if there is a forum which needs a new mod, it should be given one of the current active mods instead of getting a new one.

Locke Yggdrasill
1st June 2006, 12:12 AM
That's probably how it would go, but, if all of the potentials are modhand-chosen, would it matter?
Keep in mind that the moderators would choose only the ripest for the picking.

PhQnix
1st June 2006, 12:19 AM
As a side note, why do you care about Mods?
Why do some people have such an obsession with mods?

It really wouldn't make any positive contributions if the mods were voted in, because popular people don't neccessairily make good mods, simple as.

Locke, if the Mods are gonna' choose the candidates would that not defeat the point of the members electing the chosen person? Besides aren't new Mods elected by the currrent Mod team anyway?

Locke Yggdrasill
1st June 2006, 12:26 AM
PhQnix, we like to have community friendly mods. Now, I'm not trying to turn this place into PC or anything, but some of the mods aren't exactly people-persons. (Wow, that sounded odd.)

The mods choose the candidates, but the public votes on the handpicked candidates.

PhQnix
1st June 2006, 12:30 AM
But the Mods are meant to be impartial, thats the entire idea of them being elected by the mod team.

If we intoduce a system whereby they can see who likes them and who doesn't we immediately introduce bias into their workings, there is no way around that involving a public vote.

Locke Yggdrasill
1st June 2006, 12:52 AM
Almost nothing is without bias, even when the moderators elect a new moderator.

As far as impartial, Why are they suddenly meant to be impartial? Has it always been that way? Is that in their definition? I'm not trying to disagree with you, but I've not seen written anywhere except here that mods are meant to be impartial. Is that just how it is here?

PhQnix
1st June 2006, 12:58 AM
By their very definition they are impartial, they keep the "law" on these boards. "Law keepers" are meant to be impartial, are they not?

Are you saying the they aren't impartial on other forums? If you are I cannot discuss that point, i'm only a member of these boards :p

Illegible
1st June 2006, 1:06 AM
Why is anyone even posting here???

Mods earn their powers through showing that they are qualified for the position, not by possession of popularity.

In fact, this suggestion is rather comical actually...:p...

Locke Yggdrasill
1st June 2006, 1:16 AM
I see what you're getting at. But, what about corrupt government? :P *shot by all surrounding mods*

Anyway, some mods on other boards don't live up to that definition, but that's off of the topic.
Anyway, these elections wouldn't govern all of the mods. It'd be biannually-annually.

And, Agent Myst, why not choose mods for both criteria?

cυтe тogepι
1st June 2006, 1:18 AM
This should stay secret, believe me. >>

It's not like you want to know [blah] is getting modded and then, BOOM. Someone else gets modded, dissappointing [blah] and most likely making [blah] to never come back. >>

Actaully, this might be just talked about when there's need of them. >> Not twice or once a year.

Locke Yggdrasill
1st June 2006, 1:24 AM
People who the mods deem intelligent enough to be mods wouldn't be so stupid as to think that leaving the internet would make things better. If you want to become a mod and you don't, well, oh well.

Chris
1st June 2006, 1:24 AM
You'll become a mod when WE decide it. Regular members have no say in who becomes a mod or not. Only the staff has that ability.