How do you become a Moderator for this site?? - page 8

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   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevielynn
    What thread? I must have missed it.


    steph
    i believe they're talking about 'racism in the workplace'.
  2. by   Sheri257
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Other times, we reach a mutual decision, that for the good of the membership and in keeping with our Terms of Service, a thread should remain closed. This is particularly true when a thread is rife with inflammatory comments and/or direct attacks and is taking a lot of moderation and time to try to get it back on track. In this case, often, it is decided a thread should remain closed.

    Also let me say, Brian's policy is that threads should be closed rarely, if at all.
    Well ... sometimes threads are closed for reasons I can't understand at all. Just as an example ... Not long ago, a thread was closed in the California section when someone asked how much typical RN hourly rates were for the Inland Empire region. The moderators referred them to a thread on the same topic in the general nursing section.

    But finding out how much somebody makes in Kansas doesn't help you figure out market rates in specific areas of Southern California. It was a thread that actually would have been really helpful if it had been allowed to continue but, it was shut down nonethless. There were no inflammatory comments, no violations of the TOS ... nothing except people trying to share info so they could make better job choices.

    Obviously it's your board but, sometimes I don't understand where certain decisions come from ... makes no sense to me.

    :typing
  3. by   Tweety
    Quote from lizz
    Obviously it's your board but, sometimes I don't understand where certain decisions come from ... makes no sense to me.

    :typing
    To be honest with you, I've questioned this sometimes myself. I don't always appreciate a curt "this is being discussed here...(link provided).....this thread is closed.

    Some of the mods feel that if a topic is frequently discussed, and a link provided, the posters still have the opportunity to post on the one thread, rather than have multiple threads discussion the same thing. Examples would be "which are better nurses ADNs or RNs", "Do nurses eat their young", "Can I be nurse with a criminal record", "how much do RNs make in...........", especially if there is currently an ongoing thread that the poster might have missed, thus there's good information that the poster can read in that thread.

    Again, please provide your feedback to the administrators on the link provided in this thread when things don't make sense. As I've said, I've used it several times myself. Sometimes you might get a clarification or if nothing else your opinion would be expressed.
    Last edit by Tweety on Sep 14, '06
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    When a mod is trying to redirect a thread full of childishness and disrespect, it should be done in an adult and respectful manner. The 99% of the people on a thread that are respectful shouldn't have to read a "children behave" type of chastisement when it's only a few people on the thread being childish and disrespectful.

    We as mods should take notice to how this feels to the general membership. I know how it made me feel prior to becoming a mod.
    My point exactly. Thank you.
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from stevielynn
    What thread? I must have missed it.


    steph
    And the problem, for me, is that I LIKE the controversial threads. All those threads that keep the mods busy: I'm normally right in the mix.

    But, I know where the lines are.
    (sing song that like na nah na nah na na).

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    And the problem, for me, is that I LIKE the controversial threads. All those threads that keep the mods busy: I'm normally right in the mix.

    But, I know where the lines are.
    (sing song that like na nah na nah na na).

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

    I like them too . . . . rabble-rouser . . .

    steph
  7. by   madwife2002
    Quote from earle58
    oh my goodness kay....you are one of the least offensive people i have ever come across.
    there should be more like you.

    leslie
    Thank you Leslie that comment is much appreciated:blushkiss
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from stevielynn
    I like them too . . . . rabble-rouser . . .

    steph
    LOL, I think I'll stay away from the controversial threads for fear of being misunderstood, or worse.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    LOL, I think I'll stay away from the controversial threads for fear of being misunderstood, or worse.
    hahahaha.
    this should be interesting. :innerconf
    best of luck, cg!

    leslie
  10. by   LeahJet
    Quote from madwife2002
    You know Leahjet that thread has caused me no end of problems, I had so many PM's some saying 'Great it should have been closed earlier' and some saying "I'm not happy you closed that thread'
    Oh, I wasn't referring to the closing of that particular thread.... I was just using that one as an example of a Mod coming back and actually updating on whether a thread would be reopened or not.

    But I must admit, I am like others in that I do enjoy a somewhat heated debate. Usually I am just a 'bystander' but I do learn from them. If everyone agreed and everyone was 100% diplomatic 100% of the time...well, it would be kinda boring.

    ~wondering which Mod will close this thread d/t getting off topic...

    just kidding guys, as I said before, ya'll do a great job!
  11. by   madwife2002
    Quote from LeahJet
    Oh, I wasn't referring to the closing of that particular thread.... I was just using that one as an example of a Mod coming back and actually updating on whether a thread would be reopened or not.

    But I must admit, I am like others in that I do enjoy a somewhat heated debate. Usually I am just a 'bystander' but I do learn from them. If everyone agreed and everyone was 100% diplomatic 100% of the time...well, it would be kinda boring.

    ~wondering which Mod will close this thread d/t getting off topic...

    just kidding guys, as I said before, ya'll do a great job!
    I dont know about others but I am enjoying recieving feedback on what i do right or wrong in my job as a mod, it is really important for me to improve and to make sure I am not spoiling the enjoyment of this web site, as I learn daily from here Like I am sure most of us do.

    This thread is a good way to look at ourselves constructively, and learn. I know we all get PM's when posters are pleased with us or cross with us, and I know from my own experience that I get more of the former than the latter, of course no only joking I am certainly NO angel, the thought of that makes me you only have to ask the UK nurses, what they have to put up with me at times. Oh I'm off topic
  12. by   RGN1
    I'm loving this thread - even if it's going slightly adrift of the topic!

    I just wanted to say that I love this forum -it may not be perfect in every way but what in life is?

    I get support, advice, laughter & tears from the various posts. I sometimes agree & sometimes I don't. Somtimes I think that people are way too sensitive about what is being said & sometimes I want to cheer at the computer screen about their replies!

    So thank you to all the mods for helping this site to be the best place on the web for those connected with the nursing profession. I truly appreciate all your efforts!
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from LeahJet
    Oh, I wasn't referring to the closing of that particular thread.... I was just using that one as an example of a Mod coming back and actually updating on whether a thread would be reopened or not.

    But I must admit, I am like others in that I do enjoy a somewhat heated debate. Usually I am just a 'bystander' but I do learn from them. If everyone agreed and everyone was 100% diplomatic 100% of the time...well, it would be kinda boring.

    ~wondering which Mod will close this thread d/t getting off topic...

    just kidding guys, as I said before, ya'll do a great job!

    A natural friendly off-topic is o.k. with me. Usually when things stray back into the "forbidden topics" like "..........well if everyone had a BSN this wouldn't be an issue....." is when we scream to get back on topic.

    I whole heartedly agree with that this sight would be horribly boring if we all agreed. But wouldn't it be great if when we disagree we can somehow communicate that disagreement by disagreeing with the ideas and not flaming the individual and by allowing them to be who they are with their own thoughts and ideas as crazy as they are? It's an art unfortunately not everyone who registers here has. As much as we want to say..........."you stupid arrogant SOB, you are wrong wrong and more wrong.........", we just can't.

    I'm with you guys who love the hot topics. I can't tell you how many times I've been one of those "dang.........just when it's getting good they close it." There have been a few times a thread was being closed while I was typing a long response only to not be able to get my last two cents in.........grrrrr.

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