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Author Topic:   General Discussion Of Moderation Procedures 12.0
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Message 161 of 199 (423749)
09-24-2007 7:56 AM
Reply to: Message 159 by Jon
09-24-2007 6:53 AM

Re: The Nature of an Admin
And, so, here I am, in the Moderation thread, asking all the good folks here what their opinion is on the duties, responsibilities, and/or privileges of being an admin. Is it solely a position of responsibility? Is it solely a position of privilege? Or, is it somewhere in between?

Discretionary powers. There's quite a bit of adminning behind the scenes with regards to spammers and serial re-registering trolls and the like, but moderating on the boards, Percy put it best in Message 36.

I wouldn't say it particularly privileged, there aren't many bonuses to being a moderator here. Checks and balances here are fairly good. If a moderator acts, they may well be criticised vociferously for it. I see no balancing factor to make it a privileged role. The sole privilege is in knowing that sometimes I have the opportunity to serve the community I am a member of.

It is a position of responsibility, but it is not a position of obligation. Of course, if you don't actually do anything, or are disruptive you may lose your 'privileges'.

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