Increase in the number of Moderators - SailNet Community
 49Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 05-06-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,082
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Increase in the number of Moderators

I am starting this in the General Discussion area as I believe its relevant to our whole Sailnet Experience and will receive comments by most SN participants vs. the OTH area in which many don't even look in. If the MODS determine that it needs to be moved so be it

As a long time member of SN I have huge respect and admiration for the MODS and their volunteering to " police" and "preserve" the integrity of our site. They are diligent, work together, and have seemed IMHO to be evenhanded. In addition their is enough balance among them to ensure a good decision.

Recently there was a thread which created a fair amount of controversy where there was an obvious personal attack and violation in terms of our rules and TOS. It stood visible for a fair amount of time. A couple of hours at least if not more.

As it was handled and eventually disappeared from view some of the MODS comments were that they had real jobs ( like I do ) and did get to it right away. That plus the difference in time zones our MODS live in have lead me to conclusion that having a few more MODS may help decrease the burden and share the load we have put on them.

None of this is meant to imply on any level that I think they don't do a good job or am criticizing their decisions. In fact nothing can be further from the truth. They do a great job. I just think having a few more may help increase coverage and prevent a long gap in time passing when something of importance needs to be addressed quickly.

In this spirit....drumroll.... I nominate Wingnwing. She may not be available or certainly will longer be my friend as I haven't consulted her before posting this, but what the hell she'd make a great MOD. She also represents a segment of our community mainly the live aboard one, which needs to be represented.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
Call me Ishmael
 
blowinstink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 574
Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

When one of the overworked Mods makes it here and skims this - COULD YA PLEASE MOVE IT TO OT!

TY!

(you coulda started it there too Chef )
chrisncate and BentSailor like this.
blowinstink is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 33 Old 05-06-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,082
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

Quote:
Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
When one of the overworked Mods makes it here and skims this - COULD YA PLEASE MOVE IT TO OT!

TY!

(you coulda started it there too Chef )
With all due respect....how come you have decided to pick on my posting. I noticed you didn't ask to have the " Donations to Smackdaddy" moved to the OTH category. I think I detect a personal bias.

I thought it was relevant to sailing and the site, so I started it here. If others object I understand it being moved. I think I stated that. I think this is small minded.

That's not the issue of the thread though

Keep up the good job of monitoring threads and where they belong and hope you will apply your criteria to all who post now


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner

Last edited by chef2sail; 05-06-2013 at 04:13 PM.
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,469
Thanks: 35
Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

I'm entirely unsure that this will end well.

But, it's gonna be SPECTACULAR!
bubb2, PCP, Captainmeme and 6 others like this.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,201
Thanks: 21
Thanked 103 Times in 86 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

This forum, as many have noticed, is a very agreeable place. That has to do with a good work that is provided by the moderators. It is not only a not paid job but one where it is needed an unusual those of patient. Cheers to all of them and to the great job they have done!!!

Cheaf, it is ok to express our own opinion but proposing someone for moderator, not kidding but in a serious way it is very awkward to that person and the moderators themselves. It is them that should judge the ones that they seem more fit for the job and the ones that they want to work with.

Saying that I purpose Smackdady We need more fun around here
JimMcGee, chef2sail and Jgbrown like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by PCP; 05-07-2013 at 01:06 PM.
PCP is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 41
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

Would seem to be a perfect thread for the "Announcements and Suggestions Box".
blowinstink likes this.
SolSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
Tartan 27' owner
 
CalebD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,739
Thanks: 4
Thanked 107 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

And I nominate BL Honez (that is spanish for Jones).
He has never offended anyone on this forum nor has he ever caused anyone to get banned. His sense of humour is appreciated by all members and he represents a niche of us sailors who are cheapskates, diy rum drinkers sailing old boats.

Seriously though, I thoroughly endorse the current level of moderating.

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 5
Thanked 96 Times in 84 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

I think the Moda earn every penny (nickel in Canada and Oz) they earn. Seriously, I think they do a first rate job.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
killarney_sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 33 Old 05-06-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,048
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

First I'll say the mods do a great job, and are a wealth of sailing and sailboat experience. Kudo's for all you do.

However, I don't think we need more mods and the ones we have should not be expected to referee grudge matches between personalities. For the most part, they have not had to do much of that over the years I've been frequenting this site. It just seems that every few years a few folks can't help but get hyper-sensitive to anyone that disagrees with their point of view, or poo-poo's their sailing resume, or some other offense that gets them wrapped around the axle to the point that everything is "personal". This is the internet folks. Nothing is personal. Life is way too short to get emotionally involved in an internet forum. Contribute, lurk or don't participate if your sensibilities are offended, but attempting to bend the internet to your will is a loosing proposition.

As it might be summarized on another un-named sailing site, HTFU.

PalmettoSailor
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36

Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 05-06-2013 at 07:09 PM.
PalmettoSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 33 Old 05-06-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,082
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
And I nominate BL Honez (that is spanish for Jones).
He has never offended anyone on this forum nor has he ever caused anyone to get banned. His sense of humour is appreciated by all members and he represents a niche of us sailors who are cheapskates, diy rum drinkers sailing old boats.

Seriously though, I thoroughly endorse the current level of moderating.
Ha...BJ has tweaked me a few times...but I would agree.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moderators/Admin. DelmarRey Announcements and Suggestions Box 14 09-08-2010 07:42 AM
Dear moderators brak Electronics 4 07-22-2009 02:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome