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Which of the three people would you like to have as a moderator for Diglis.com?

susan
jerry
Sam

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Forum moderator required
« on: October 31, 2013, 11:39:37 PM »
I've not had time recently to keep moving posts that have been posted in the wrong topic so I'm looking for a volunteer to become the official Moderator of Diglis.com

If you are interested then please post a little about yourself and what you can bring to the Diglis.com site.

Thank you

susan

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Re: Forum moderator required
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 12:25:13 AM »
I've been a member of diglis.com since August 08, 2012 and although I can't physically help in any outside events I would like to give some of my time toward helping this site run smoothly. I used to work as a sales representative and feel that my experience would allow me to interact with other members of this site. I do realise that some posters will try and ruin the work that has gone into this site and its upkeep and I would deal with them in the appropriate manner.

I consider myself as fair but I can be firm when the occasion arises.

What would I be expected to do and how if I was selected?

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Re: Forum moderator required
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 03:04:51 PM »
I would like to apply for the moderators position. I have been a moderator on a forum like this one before so I do know the ropes. I also would like to make a contribution to this web site because I see it is useful to the community to have a site like this. It is a fulfilling and challenging position and if I'm selected I would be fair and help keep the boards in order without causing offence.
 

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Re: Forum moderator required
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 11:25:10 PM »
I would like to throw my name into the hat. I have a little experience working on the back end of forums and a good working knowledge of backing up data bases (MYsql) and doing general forum maintenance.

I treat people like I would want to be treated but if needs be I'll ban without any trepidation.

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Re: Forum moderator required
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 04:11:18 PM »
Thank you all for applying for the role of Moderator, because I'd like to keep this site as democratic as possible I've put in place a poll to allow the Diglis.com members to have their say.

susan the role would mean you must have a working knowledge of the format of this site and be able to do general maintenance, back up the data base every night just after midnight, check the moderators box to see if there are people waiting for a reply because they have applied to become a member of a member only group, try to stop people posting in the wrong topic, check that there's no trolling or bumping and generally help members who may ask for help. There's more, of course, but that will come in time.

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Re: Forum moderator required
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 12:50:28 AM »
Voting has now finished and jerry has been selected. I've been in touch with jerry and he's still willing to take on the moderators role.

Susan came a close second so having discused it with jerry I contacted her and she has expressed her interest to become acquainted with what the role entails, she will then be in a postion to take over the moderators role if jerry is away or unable to carry on the role.

Sam, thank you for putting your name forward I hope we can draw on your experience with mySQL in the future if needs be?

Thank you all for voting.

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Re: Forum moderator required
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 06:56:18 PM »
Thank you all who voted in this poll especially those who voted for me. I realise I only just scraped in by one vote.

I intend to moderate the Diglis.com site by concentrating on general maintenance and daily backups of the database. Apart from that I have put in place forum posting rules which can be read below

I hope that everyone will conform to these necessary rules.

Forum Language
 
The official language to be used with all postings on these forums is English.
Posts or titles should not be written in ALL CAPS.
The use of swear words, disguised swear words or attempts to avoid the swear filter are not permitted.
Potentially libelous comments are not permitted and will be removed.

Avatars, signatures and Display Name
 
Avatar size is limited to 80x80 pixels and a maximum file size of 40kB.
Use of unauthorised brand icons or logos is prohibited.
Signatures should be no more than 5 standard lines of text, including blank lines. Image based signatures should be no larger than 100x560 pixels with a file size of 40kB.
The moderators reserve the right to remove or amend any signatures and avatars not falling within these limits.
Any display names that are inappropriate, disrespectful or are an attempt to impersonate another user are not allowed.

General Forum Etiquette

Bumping is adding to a thread just to push it back to the top of the board. This is not permitted, with the exception of the Chit Chat board.
Quotes are a useful way of showing which post/partial post you are replying to.
You should not quote a full post unless; (i)It?s not the post immediately prior to your reply or (ii)Your post is the first on a new page
You should always think before using quotes as they can make a thread difficult to follow.
All posts reported to the moderators are reviewed, they may not respond to the person making the report each time.
Multiple reports of the same thread, duplicate reports or frivolous reporting will be deemed as abuse.
Emoticons are a good way of adding some fun in to a post. Overuse (more than 2 or 3 together) is not required.

Attitudes towards other users
 
Differences of opinion will happen, however we will not tolerate these turning in to arguments, personal attacks or bullying. This includes but is not limited to:
Inappropriate language
Personal attacks either on the forum or via Personal Message
Trolling of other users / threads
Impoliteness towards other members, moderators or staff

Posting Rules

Spamming is the act of posting multiple responses that add little to the ongoing discussion, this will not be tolerated.
Cross-Posting of the same issue across more than one thread should not occur.
Some threads will deviate from the original topic or discussion, this is accepted. Purposely posting something unrelated to the discussion or posting off-topic responses is not permitted. This rule is more relaxed in the Chit Chat board.
Posting inappropriate content such as sexual, racial, religious abuse or explicit material is not tolerated.
Discussion of how to illegally file share, stream or bypass copyright is not allowed on these forums.
Sexually explicit or pornographic posts or image are not permitted and will be removed.
Personal details are not to be posted on these forums, this includes the content of private message unless permission is obtained from all parties.

Moderator actions

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Removal or editing of posts/threads 
Moving posts/threads to correct areas of the forum 
Warning of users where they breach the rules 
Banning of users, both temporarily and permanently where required. Bans are the last resort, however they are occasionally required to keep the forum a place for the majority to enjoy. 
Moderators notes will be added to posts where they have taken action. These notes are not to be removed or edited unless by a moderator 

Objectionable and disruptive posts
 
Everyone on this forum will have different beliefs, thoughts, viewpoints. We want this to be a place where everyone can come to talk and join in with conversations. Therefore anyone deeming to be disruptive, or posting objectionable content will be spoken to by the moderation team and if their posting style does not change, this may result in further sanctions and ultimately a ban from the forums.

All members should note that the use of these forums is entirely at Diglis.com's discretion and should be viewed as such.