Re: Post your moderator related comments here
posted at 5/5/2014 6:00 PM EDT
In response to Mod2's comment:
Good discussion. Speaking only for myself (ie I have not discussed this with Moderator 1), it is not my intention to remain anonymous forever. The reason I prefer to remain so for a while is so that the job I am doing here can be judged by my fellow posters without any positive or negative bias that might be associated with how I post on the forum under my other username. In the end, as I said before, if the consensus here is that we are better off with outsourced mods (someone will be moderating here) thats fine with me. On the other hand, if the consensus is that we are being fair and doing a reasonably good job, I will ask the Globe to double my salary.
As for some other points raised here: Bill, this thread is going nowhere. I read it every day and welcome input. Input from this thread has already changed my views in two ways: first (and this related directly to you Bill): your political inserts into your Red Sox posts are viewed by many other posters as flaming and while they don't bother me personally, they cannot be tolerated here any longer. Second, most posters want politics completely off limits on the game thread, so thats the way its being managed.
The issue of discussing politics here has also been brought up in this discussion. I will post again something I wrote on page one-and mention that this originated not from me, but as a general direction from Teresa Hanafin before she moved on to another position:
This is YOUR forum. If you would like to discuss non-baseball topics in a congenial manner from time to time we believe that is fine. Some non-baseball topics have gathered a lot of interest and have resulted in some very good discussions. Individuals who do not wish to engage in such discussions can certainly find a host of other threads in which to participate.
Finally, JBay is correct: the contract mods have been asked to lay low for a while. Posts that are deleted are being deleted by us. While there are fewer deleted posts, some of the personal stuff is still being removed, and some of the deleted posts you see are because a poster has been banned, though that has happened to only two individuals since we started here.
Keep the comments and criticisms coming!
I have remained anonymous for a while now. It was tough to try and moderate while the outsourced company was still working, as it seemed I was forever correcting everything they were doing. They didnt know the other posters like I did, and made a lot of bad decisions because of that. Now that we are taking the lead here, Myself and Mod2, I have no question that this forum will improve. will it be perfect? no. will everyone be happy all the time? no. But the same rules will
apply to everyone, no matter what happens when we are under our other usernames, and We will
be fair no matter who the poster is. I know I can, and have been be unbiased, and I know that Mod2 will be as well.
We'll see what happens in the future, but for now, remaining anonymous is the best way to go IMO. That way we can be fairly judged on our performance. Thank you all for your opinions, criticisms, and thoughts. This forum is for all of us, so your input is encouraged.