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Old 18-06-2024, 07:38   #1
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So how do the Mods get picked ??

There has been recent discussion regarding the mods, so I thought I would pen the question.

How do the mods get picked ? Who does the picking ?
How long is mod tenure ?
Can Mods be sent to the sin bin ?

I know that it is a "volunteer" job is about all I know, and Mods appear to be from all around the planet, so clearly a time difference involved regarding a Mod response.

Just curious ....
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Old 18-06-2024, 08:18   #2
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

Probably attend some type of Mod Boot Camp where you have to endure a 12-hour marathon of The Wiggles without completely losing your sh*t.
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

They randomly sent everyone a bean. Anyone who received a black bean was forced to become a mod.

Most ungrateful volunteer duty around. Thanks for all who are mods (on any forum).
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

I always wonder how anyone could be so foolish to get roped in
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Yep, like trying to herd cats....need the patience of a saint to do the job...
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

I was asked to be a Mod when the board was brand new, but declined, donít have the right aptitude I guess. Got a few warnings later bad jokes or something , one of them a lifetime warning, bad dude..
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

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There has been recent discussion regarding the mods, so I thought I would pen the question.

How do the mods get picked ? Who does the picking ?
How long is mod tenure ?
Can Mods be sent to the sin bin ?

I know that it is a "volunteer" job is about all I know, and Mods appear to be from all around the planet, so clearly a time difference involved regarding a Mod response.

Just curious ....
Mods are recruited from among the membership and go through an extensive vetting and training process.

Moderation decisions are made by collegial discussion and consensus.

And if I tell you any more than that I'll have to kill you.
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I always wonder how anyone could be so foolish to get roped in

We do sometimes, too.
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They randomly sent everyone a bean. Anyone who received a black bean was forced to become a mod.
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

Not sure what the process is, but I've been asked to join the team three times now. I've always felt honoured, but have declined, in part, because I know how much work it entails, and also because I think I'm more of a libertarian than CF policy would like.

... and, I want to get paid.
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Re: So how do the Mods get picked ??

"People say", that every so often the smart guys pick a dive bar for a meeting. The first one(s) to pass out are designated as mods.....

Seriously, mods here are VERY good. I have been "modded" and have to agree when they called me on something.

If you want a full on S-show (someplace where you don't have to bleep the cursing) go to Sailing Anarchy. Candidly, SA has some incredible sailors who will call anyone for posting BS; unlike CF where just wrong things (like telling someone to recut a jib without all the facts) is tolerated.

So to the OP- HTFU


(wonder if this post gets 'moded'?)
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