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Another Birthday Thread

tangerine_dream
05-13-2005, 09:35 PM
It's clay season, just before RG and the grass season starts up. I think now is probably a good time to revisit the issue of forum moderator, which we originally discussed several months ago.

Many of the player forums here have moderators, people who oversee specific forums (the FAQ's definition of a moderator: they generally have the ability to edit and delete posts, move threads, and perform other manipulations. Becoming a moderator is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating.)

As we all know, the Roddick forum is one of the most popular player forums at MTF. Being the star that he is, he is subject to not only attracting fans but also lots of trolls, idiots, haters, jerks, and other losers that we experience here on a day-to-day basis. The upcoming grass and hardcourt season will also bring troll season along with it.

So I am putting forth this poll to ask you all here a simple question: do you think we need a forum moderator? Vote yes or no. That's it.

For those who are concerned, be assured that moderators who abuse their power could get in trouble with the MTF administration and have their status revoked. But first I want to see if you guys think a moderator is necessary or not. If the majority answer is "yes", then we will deal with nominations for moderator at a later point.

Please note that trolling or personal attacks in this thread will result in posting priviledges possibly being revoked in the A.R. forum.

Thanks. :)

Carito_90
05-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Yes and Deb. That's all :p

Tytta!.
05-13-2005, 10:50 PM
I second Caro :)

Jennay
05-14-2005, 12:07 AM
Yes, I strongly think we need a moderator.

My top three choices:
Deb (Debstah)
Q (MisterQ)
Jace (Jackson)

Thanks for making the thread, Tangy. :hug:

williaer
05-14-2005, 01:34 AM
Yes and Deb. That's all :p
you read my mind!

Black Adam
05-14-2005, 09:58 AM
Yes, I strongly think we need a moderator.

My top three choices:
Deb (Debstah)
Q (MisterQ)
Jace (Jackson)

Thanks for making the thread, Tangy. :hug:
I agree with that list :yeah:
Debstah is so nice with everybody here and she has always got loads of interesting Articles :yeah: :worship:
Mister Q.......knows everthing there is to be known in the world :rocker2: :lol: Would be fun having him as a moderator ;)
Jace ( Jackson) Would be also great :) :worship:
I don't know who to vote for, because they are all great candidates :)

roisin
05-14-2005, 02:58 PM
i vote yes :)

zoltan83
05-14-2005, 04:21 PM
I vote yes too.

Black Adam
05-14-2005, 05:47 PM
Strange that Mister Q and Jace are the only one who have voted NO .........maybe they are too nervous ;)

MisterQ
05-14-2005, 08:09 PM
Strange that Mister Q and Jace are the only one who have voted NO .........maybe they are too nervous ;)

This must be because we defy authority and embrace chaos! :devil: :smoke:

allanah
05-15-2005, 06:44 PM
I voted yes but not nominated anyone - coz I don't really know who's who yet (apart from Tangy).

I'm usually anti-censorship but I guess with a forum this big, you can't trust people to get the fact a forum dedicated to a specific player is for fans. It's like going to a Madonna concert because you hate her :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
05-15-2005, 06:45 PM
It's not about censorship, it's about anti-troll :p

allanah
05-15-2005, 06:49 PM
ok, I don't know what a troll is, but I take your point ;)

tangerine_dream
05-15-2005, 06:51 PM
Hi allanah :wavey: Welcome to MTF. I noticed that you bravely stepped into GM and promptly stepped into their bullsh*t. :lol: Don't worry, you'll soon learn how to deal with the haters well enough. :devil:

And just wait until grass season rolls around, then you'll get a good look at the kind of trolls that invade this place. ugh :scared:

Deboogle!.
05-15-2005, 06:52 PM
I see we have had another visit friom one of our faves today in fact :o

allanah
05-15-2005, 06:57 PM
Hi allanah :wavey: Welcome to MTF. I noticed that you bravely stepped into GM and promptly stepped into their bullsh*t. :lol: Don't worry, you'll soon learn how to deal with the haters well enough. :devil:

And just wait until grass season rolls around, then you'll get a good look at the kind of trolls that invade this place. ugh :scared:

Hey Tangy :wavey:

Yeah, it was kinda like walking thru a lush green meadow and then stepping into a big pile of cow pooh.

You learn very quickly who's got something interesting to say and who to ignore, so don't feel too bad for me ;)



ps. Andy for President!

Deboogle!.
05-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Yeah, it was kinda like walking thru a lush green meadow and then stepping into a big pile of cow pooh. um.... HOLYCRAPDEATH! :spit::haha:

You learn very quickly who's got something interesting to say and who to ignore, so don't feel too bad for me ;) That's quite true - my ignore list grows every day it seems ;)

Welcome, btw!!! :wavey::hug:

allanah
05-15-2005, 06:59 PM
Ty Deb :)

Deboogle!.
05-15-2005, 11:27 PM
For anyone who may have a concern for a moderator having too much power, I checked with Amanda and this is what she said:

a forum moderator can do the following:
Edit/Delete posts.
Edit/Delete threads.
Create forum stickies.
Open/Close threads.

All moderator actions are logged by our system. So mods can be held accountable for any abuse of power. (this also applies to admins too; even my actions are logged)

So that's all. And absent from that if you notice is banning a user. So anyway, I was just passing along the info. Plus, it might be kinda nice to have stickies!

Carito_90
05-15-2005, 11:34 PM
Yeah, it'd be nice to have stickies, like for the thread of the current tournament Andy's playing at... or the chit chat thread since it never gets too old and honestly, having to search for it through the forum is not so nice sometimes. (Alright ignore that last comment, that just shows my lazyness.)

Carito_90
05-15-2005, 11:35 PM
Yeah, it was kinda like walking thru a lush green meadow and then stepping into a big pile of cow pooh.

:haha:

Consider yourself welcome ;).

star
05-16-2005, 03:27 AM
nah. Power to the People. :yeah:

star
05-16-2005, 03:36 AM
oh, btw, you can have stickies without having a moderator. That's what's happened in the Coria forum. :)

Becarina
05-16-2005, 04:25 AM
yes and MrQ because he is knowledgable and objective :yeah:

Black Adam
05-16-2005, 09:02 AM
Create forum stickies.
sorry but what are these stickies? :confused:

Deboogle!.
05-16-2005, 01:09 PM
stickies are threads that stay at the top of the forum for like important stuff or whatever.

I mean, that'd be just a nice perk, I don't think anyone who voted yes for a moderator did so b/c of stickies :lol:

star
05-16-2005, 01:15 PM
yes and MrQ because he is knowledgable and objective :yeah:

And because he doesn't want a moderator! :rocker2:

joske
05-19-2005, 05:45 PM
no harm in having a moderator is there :)

Fumus
05-19-2005, 06:47 PM
MrQ...don't you know everything is good in moderation? Why not the Andy forum?

liptea
05-19-2005, 11:05 PM
Debbles! I vote for the girl with the dark chocolate!

MisterQ
05-19-2005, 11:15 PM
MrQ...don't you know everything is good in moderation? Why not the Andy forum?

I'm an extremist. ;)

*drinks today's sixth cup of coffee :coffee:

guida
05-20-2005, 12:07 AM
:lol:

Mods: :cool:

blosson
05-21-2005, 01:13 PM
I like a bit of controversy. Trolls are sometimes fun and bring the spice to this forum + it's when the 'best' of us come out (then you realise how much you like your favourite player).

At the other hand, I'm a democrat so if the majority wants a moderator, I'm fine with it. Bring on the 'head master(ess)! But if your post is cut in half, deleted or changed you know who did it. :)

allanah
05-21-2005, 01:46 PM
At the other hand, I'm a democrat so if the majority wants a moderator, I'm fine with it. Bring on the 'head master(ess)! But if your post is cut in half, deleted or changed you know who did it that it was me. :)

Teeny tiny edit, Blosson ;) :D

heya
05-21-2005, 02:54 PM
I like players not because I am positive that they lack great talent or I have to pour out unconditional love to them.
I like them 'cause I know they have much more to prove & they have personalities I love. Not stalking, just rooting for them.
I don't see entertainment when trolls flood every forum with fan and player bashing threads that are disguised as worship threads. 21-35 year-olds form their BS alliances, so they can kick other fans out of MTF.
If Andy could realize this, he'd get revenge & piss the rats off. :mad:

MisterQ
05-23-2005, 12:09 AM
Naldo and Debstah: are you willing to fill this position if elected? :)

Deboogle!.
05-23-2005, 12:10 AM
sure:cool: lord knows I'm here enough to respond to concerns :haha:

Havok
05-23-2005, 01:47 AM
Naldo and Debstah: are you willing to fill this position if elected? :)
Sure, but there's not a whole lot I can do these days since I'm working full time. I'm not on as much as I used to be so I don't know if I'm the best bet.;)

MisterQ
05-23-2005, 01:58 AM
thank you, fine candidates, for your prompt replies. ;) :)

blosson
05-23-2005, 09:17 AM
sure:cool: lord knows I'm here enough to respond to concerns :haha:

You should be working at his official site and put that thing in order :D

Deboogle!.
05-23-2005, 11:17 AM
You should be working at his official site and put that thing in order :D:scared::bolt:

no friggin way. If they'd gotten it in order like I emailed them to months and months and months ago before it really deteriorated, maybe. But now I almost think it's beyond the point of no return.

Plus I like you all much better :p

blosson
05-23-2005, 12:41 PM
So, I should give up hopes to see that site fixed then. :)

Tangy
How the moderator voting will take place, will it be another poll?

Fee
05-23-2005, 07:14 PM
Deb gets my vote, mainly because I am most familiar with her. Was anyone else interested in the position, or will she have a co-moderator?

Richie_Roddick
05-23-2005, 07:56 PM
I think Deb could be a good moderator :)

Becarina
05-24-2005, 05:16 AM
I think Deb could be a good moderator :)


agree, unless you ban me or anything I say ;)

tangerine_dream
05-24-2005, 03:38 PM
How the moderator voting will take place, will it be another poll?
I sent a PM to everyone who voted. If you didn't vote, you didn't get a PM.

Fee, there will be only one moderator.

tangerine_dream
05-26-2005, 05:41 PM
Whoever hasn't replied to my PM yet and named a mod please do so by the end of the day today.

tangerine_dream
05-31-2005, 02:54 PM
Thanks to everyone who voted.

The votes have been counted, wtn_amanda has been informed, and we will soon have a new moderator: Debstah! Congrats to Deb. :yippee: We all know you'll do a terrific job keeping things organized, squashing the bugs and being the cheerful Cruise Director that we know you to be, in the best forum at MTF. :D

MissFairy
05-31-2005, 04:15 PM
Yay for Deb!! :woohoo: :dance:

Tytta!.
05-31-2005, 04:35 PM
Way to go :banana: :woohoo:

Deboogle!.
05-31-2005, 04:38 PM
:o

I'll do a good job, I promise :p

guida
05-31-2005, 04:43 PM
Congrats, Deb! :clap2:

allanah
05-31-2005, 04:53 PM
Ditto. Yay Deb! :yippee:

MisterQ
05-31-2005, 05:20 PM
Expecting a duckland security bill... :o ;)

snaillyyy
05-31-2005, 05:21 PM
:lol: :lol: Q

Congrats Deb :D:D:D ;)

acoffeygirl
05-31-2005, 05:26 PM
I want to join in on the fun! YAY for Deb!!

Deboogle!.
05-31-2005, 05:38 PM
LOL Q :ras:

Yea, I'm gonna charge $350/hr :haha:

aceit
05-31-2005, 05:50 PM
Yay Deb! :) Congrats. :yeah:

MissFairy
05-31-2005, 06:05 PM
LOL Q :ras:

Yea, I'm gonna charge $350/hr :haha:
Deb, you've become corrupt already :sad: :p

tangerine_dream
05-31-2005, 06:09 PM
Did I mention that we counted the votes in Ohio? ;)

Breakaway
05-31-2005, 07:01 PM
Congrats Deb! :bounce:


Yea, I'm gonna charge $350/hr


She has to pay for that couch and her shopping sprees some how. :o

Golfnduck
05-31-2005, 07:19 PM
Congratulations Deb :aparty: :hug:

Richie_Roddick
05-31-2005, 07:32 PM
Congratulations Deb! :bigclap:

blosson
05-31-2005, 08:09 PM
:aparty: happy birthday :D

andyroxmysox12191
05-31-2005, 08:10 PM
Congrats bubla!!!!! :kiss: :banana: :woohoo: Told you you'd get it :D

zoltan83
05-31-2005, 09:18 PM
:worship: Congrats Deb! You rock :aparty: :)

surfpinky
05-31-2005, 09:22 PM
:hug: Congrats Deb! :dance: :aparty:

Deboogle!.
05-31-2005, 09:33 PM
:o stop guys, this is not a big deal lol :p. Hopefully having a mod will make us not really need one, y'know? :p

williaer
06-01-2005, 12:09 AM
:o stop guys, this is not a big deal lol :p. Hopefully having a mod will make us not really need one, y'know? :p

congrats deb! (i voted for ya...)

and i agree with what u said about hopefully not needing one. you'll prob be intimidating enough, so no duck hunters will ever set foot in notre threads!

oh well... i can dream... :o

J. Corwin
06-01-2005, 03:24 AM
oh man deb in a power position :p I'll have to be on my best behavior :angel:

congrats! :rocker2:

Fee
06-01-2005, 04:48 PM
I'm already afraid, very afraid...