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Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by cb, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. cb New Member

    first of all i appreciate all members here who are helping other dbas in world to save their work. Especially i can see a bunch of experts irrespective of their forum status.

    is that moderator status is allocated depending upon the time spent in this forum or their answers?
    if not it is confusing having many moderators and their status, isit possible to allocate a higher grade in moderator status and next to administrator in the forum.

    the reason behind this is we are about to launch a forum for our community and would like to adopt policies from here, any ideas will help me out.

    thanks.
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Moderators: Time spent, answers, how long work with this forum.
    Also in what forum (this has a lot) do you feel good.
    Example: I'm moderator in tuning, no in developer and just because my language, in spanish forum too.

    This is my oppinion, I'm shure you will get more members oppinions.


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  3. bradmcgehee New Member

    This forum does not have hard and fast rules on who can become a moderator. Essentially, those that participte and volunteer become moderators. The Snitz forum only has one level of moderator and administrator.

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  4. satya Moderator

    One community ... one aim with similar ideas, working as a team and not for name.

    Satya SKJ
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  5. Madhivanan Moderator

  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    As Brad said, in the end it all boils down to your forum software and personal preferences. <br />Here in Snitz software there are only the hard coded roles of "forum admin" and "moderator" available. Both have special extended functionalities. "Forum admin" is comparable to sa in SQL Server as he can virtually do anything with the forum, while "moderator" is kind of db_owner. Only the forum admin can change a members status to moderator or revoke it. This is no automated process that might depend on the time being member of the community or the number of posts you've done. I'm not sure if there can be only one forum admin, but as you see there can be many moderators. There is no such things as a "super moderator" ot other things in between these both roles. I have tried several other php based forum software packages, and I think this is a quite common classification. <br /><br />One might think the first job of a moderator is to watch out for things like inappropriate language, move threads to the right location and all of these administrative tasks. However, you will observe *very* few inappropriate postings here with respect to language and/or style. This is a phenomenon, btw, you will observe in almost all SQL Server related communities. Members behave very professionally here and there. This is not self-evident. I've been a long time on Java and some other open source lists, where people got regularly flamed and bashed. Those lists clearly would have benefitted from moderators. It was up to some of the regulars there to try to enforce some kind of etiquette. Not always they succeeded. <br /><br />The main job here for a moderator is to provide help. This help can be manifold. It can be a direct answer to a question, but it can also be a reply just to bring the thread back to the active topic lists, so it again has the chance to catch some attention. <br /><br />Finally, I really think Brad has established a good working forum policy. Though it might also work with fewer moderators, it doesn't hurt anyway. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  7. satya Moderator

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