How do you become a Moderator for this site?? - page 5

I was just curious.I just came across a few posts created by super Moderators ..soo uhmmm...yeah... How does one become a SUPER MODERATOR?... Read More

  1. by   nightingale
    It is good to hear of so many positive statements. Those who have concerns know now how to utilize the other Forums for review and appeal.

    I hope we get some applications in the posting of this Thread. Thank you RNsoon!
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Please provide your nursing license# and the state/country you are registered.
    And who all gets to see that, though?
  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    And who all gets to see that, though?
    Admin only.

    It's xxxxx'ed out before the application is shown to the Mod staff.
  4. by   rn/writer
    I want to explain something I said earlier.

    The thing you don't want to do is challenge mods publicly. This would be like mouthing off to an officer in the military. It's a violation of the ToS and it's unnecessary as there are other means provided for expressing your dissatisfaction.
    This relates specifically and ONLY to challenging moderators on matters that have to do with moderating. Most of us do post in various forums, some more than others. When we show up as participants in the discussion, we're as much fair game for dissent as any other member. As long as the content of a post relates to the topic at hand, you can disagree with us all you want and we won't take issue with your posts--unless you make it personal or do anything else that would require us to step in even if we weren't participating.

    I used the military analogy to say that the ToS asks for a certain level of respect for the position of moderator, meaning that you don't start arguing about a decision in public. Maybe that seems like an arbitrary restriction, and it would be, except that members have more than one way to bring up their dissatisfaction privately. Disagreement with a moderating decision is allowed and even encouraged if it's handled with respect and sent by the right route. Healthy challenges keep us on our toes.

    The problem has never been that we don't want to hear people's concerns. We do. What we don't want is for controversial threads to veer away from the subject matter and run headlong into a discussion about a moderating comment or decision. What can happen then is that other posters start taking sides, things heat up, the original topic is lost in the fray, and a lot of hostility is generated all around.

    That kind of rancor and distress can be avoided by contacting us privately. Use the report function. PM any of us. Use the Admin feedback site. Each of these will receive a better response than trying to start a public debate.

    I hope that clarifies what I was trying to say.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    i would like to apply for a mod position in the nsg blogs and photo galleries.
    my official title should read:
    Premium Moderator Sophisticate.

    leslie
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Your sense of humor is always appreciated, Leslie. And I respect your thoughtful input!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I appreciate the concerns and thoughts by all members here. It's good to hear what we can improve on, as well as what we are doing right. It motivates us to try harder. You are right, moderator styles can vary, but consistency is very important and something, believe it not, we do strive for here. Keep the discussion going; it's enlightening and very helpful.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The thing you don't want to do is challenge mods publicly. This would be like mouthing off to an officer in the military. It's a violation of the ToS and it's unnecessary as there are other means provided for expressing your dissatisfaction.
    Respect should always be mutual, whether the people are moderators or not.
  9. by   rn/writer
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Respect should always be mutual, whether the people are moderators or not.
    Well said. If everyone followed this concept, much of what we spend our moderating time on now would be unnecessary.

    Thanks for your insight, Marie.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from rn/writer
    Well said. If everyone followed this concept, much of what we spend our moderating time on now would be unnecessary.
    I disagree, but oh well.
  11. by   nightingale
    Quote from rn/writer
    Well said. If everyone followed this concept, much of what we spend our moderating time on now would be unnecessary.
    Amen... and... good night stars, good night moon....
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 13, '06
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from rn/writer
    Well said. If everyone followed this concept, much of what we spend our moderating time on now would be unnecessary.
    please, i'm not understanding this statement.
    yes, we agree that respect should be mutual.
    but moderators' jobs would be easier, less stressful if the members weren't the ones being disrespectful?
    i must be missing something in translation.

    leslie
  13. by   Corvette Guy
    Wow, this is a very, very interesting Thread. Although, I'll never be asked to become a Mod on this site [I am a Mod on two other sites] at least I have the opportunity to help those members interested in the Army Nurse Corps. I have a great amount respect for Mods on this site, as well as all other sites.

    I realize now that it is human nature to lean on the side of subjective decision making, yet the Mods here always do so in the best interest of this site. Therefore, allnurses.com is one of my favorite past times.

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