Grooming/Interacting With Your Moderators Sept 28, 2006 13:37:54 GMT -8
Post by Ímþ®óvîšâ†ó® on Sept 28, 2006 13:37:54 GMT -8
Members have currently abused it by attempting to force me to lock/delete their accounts, because they believed that I "wouldn't do that" to them. I hate it when that happens
Could anyone tell me what I could be doing wrong?
...and if there's a solution to rectify this problem, please tell me. I'll listen to what you have to say if it'll be somewhat helpful that is.
By putting yourself in this position you leave yourself open for what comes. I know some forums that delete members because they haven't posted in a month and what you are doing is similar.
If you feel they are inactive ( I am referring to your staff) then make a decision and demote them if they fail to come up to forum standards.
I am right now in the process of deciding on a new moderator as one of the ones I have failed to comply with what we had discussed in a few emails.
I currently run my forum with myself as admin and three moderators ( one of which will be a new hire). I expect them to log in at least 2-3 times a week or more if they can and contribute to the forum with topics and policing. I expect them to act maturely and responsibly not takes sides and come to me if something causes them to feel a higher authority is needed. I don't post that much but they know I support them and know that I trust them to act in the forums best interest.
I know none of my mods personally but I feel they are loyal to me and the forum. That is all you can ask.
That's precisely what I've been doing my friend
But what angers me about all this is that they force me (not directly though), to take action by demoting them and/or deleting their accounts so that I'll end up running a dead forum (hence saying to my second-in-command "he would never do that to us" etc). I espacially hate it when a member registers and DOESN'T post at all on the forum. I mean, what's the point of registering, if you're not going to post even one thing (even if it's just a simple pm introduction)? I can understand if they go on vacation and somehow forget where they registered, but when I sent my last mass e-mail to everyone (which was I think two days ago), barely anyone bothered logging on or replying back - Typical they are to try and incline that I suck as an Admin