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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Steel Ersatz Man on March 20, 2010, 03:47:15 PM

Title: Global Moderator?
Post by: Steel Ersatz Man on March 20, 2010, 03:47:15 PM
To KZ

Um.. I was just wondering, what's a 'Global Moderator?'
Is it some special title that you can only get under special circumstances?
Can I get it?
Title: Re: Global Moderator?
Post by: KZ on March 20, 2010, 03:54:39 PM
A Global Moderator is a person whose job it is to see that users don't break the forum rules to much and see to it that the overall atmosphere of the forums is such that the vast majority of users get a positive experience from interacting within the forums. A moderator can, as the name implies, moderate all posts by other users, including editing, deletion, merging, splitting topics and moving them around- all usually done for keeping the forums tidy and preventing such things as flaming and flooding taking place. With such abilities come responsibilities, and usually a moderator is a fairly intelligent person, who can stay objective and judge fairly most of the time, and can reason with many different types of people in order to avoid unpleasant situations (not to mention the lack of desire to abuse the said powers given.) A user who eventually becomes the moderator also doesn't usually ask to become one, but is rather asked by the current administrator of the forums (and that be CraigStern).
Title: Re: Global Moderator?
Post by: Steel Ersatz Man on March 20, 2010, 04:53:47 PM
Ok then, thanks.
Title: Re: Global Moderator?
Post by: Presentiment on March 20, 2010, 05:36:12 PM
A global moderator is a moderator who can moderate any board.

Title: Re: Global Moderator?
Post by: Zhampir on March 21, 2010, 12:59:42 PM
A global moderator is a moderator who can moderate any board.


To further explain the above, most other forums will have moderators that can only moderate certain boards. for instance, there may be a TSOG mod, a TRG2 mod, a writing mod, etc.