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Should manav be made into a moderator?

This is a discussion on Should manav be made into a moderator? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Manav was asking because he was tempted by the moderation capabilities, not because he wants to help out as a ...

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    Manav was asking because he was tempted by the moderation capabilities, not because he wants to help out as a moderator (I believe that was secondary).
    Plus I think all have seen manav's behavior, and it is hardly appropriate for a moderator.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    IMO its better than waiting around your whole life waiting in silence hoping for something you want that aint going to happen cos no-one knows.
    True, but if it is one of your life goals to become an internet forum moderator, then that is pretty sad. I've been around these forums for 8 years now and never asked.

    Manav was asking because he was tempted by the moderation capabilities, not because he wants to help out as a moderator (I believe that was secondary).
    Plus I think all have seen manav's behavior, and it is hardly appropriate for a moderator.
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    Yeah personally I don't want to be a moderator, but if I did I'd ask. I just wouldent do it publicly.

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    Well. I do not mind so many Nos.
    I tried. At least.

    Getting powers is not my motto.

    My behavior is not good for a mod?
    Oh come on! What is the fear on your mind?

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    It may not be a bad thing to become a moderator since you'd be willing to help out the forum in some ways. But the way you've done and how you act and behave is not appropriate for a moderator.
    You didn't even specify WHY you want to become a moderator and WHY they should consider you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    > Oh come on! What is the fear on your mind?
    You hate me for one

    Vote -1 manav

    BTW, I'm not sure being a mod is fun and games. How many times have you seen a mod close a thready happily?

    oh yay!
    You're so naughty, thread closed.
    Doesn't happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    Oh come on! What is the fear on your mind?
    For some reason I fear you will abuse all these functions

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    - If I post and just after seeing it I delete it, will mods be able to see it later?
    - Similarly, if I post something and edit it, will mods see the original post?
    - If I change my online status to be hidden, can mods still see me?
    - Do mods know my email, even if I chose not to display it to any body?

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    I don't see any harm in someone asking for moderator powers, provided, the person really wants to help out and not abuse his powers. As for manav, he has been on cboard for hardly 6 months. I definitely wouldn't want someone like him to be a mod

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    Generally people that ask to be moderators aren't fit to be one. Most moderators I've seen on forums were presented the option of becoming one by other moderators because they acted like they could handle the task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    Generally people that ask to be moderators aren't fit to be one. Most moderators I've seen on forums were presented the option of becoming one by other moderators because they acted like they could handle the task.
    Or at least, you have some sort of close connection with the other moderators and/or site admin/owner and you ask privately. That is what I did on another forum - and only because I noticed a lot of spam turned up when I was online, and no other moderators were around [due to timezone spread etc]. But I had already met the site-owner (and admin) in person at that time. And I sent an e-mail to site-owner suggesting it. Not because I wanted to become a moderator as such, but rather because I thought it made sense to have someone who covered "my shift hours".

    Asking privately avoids, at least, the rejection in public.

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    I don't get the fascination anymore, to be honest. You get to see a few hidden things and inherit a lot of responsibility which, to me, means a completely different feel. I'd be more proud if I read the mods board one day and found out they didn't talk about me badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    I don't get the fascination anymore, to be honest.
    Aye.
    Speaking of myself, the last thing I would want was to become a moderator. There's a civility to it that doesn't fit with my general conduct. I'm biased and act according to my bias regardless; I tend to make sure those I don't like are aware of it; I'm quick tempered; I like to jump on bandwagons; I love a good or bad fight equally... The list is perhaps too long, so in short I'm not that type of material and I certainly wish not to be.

    As for manav... This thread is too stupid. Guess I proved my point.
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    I voted no .

    Being a moderator is extremely difficult (I'm a moderator on our college board, have been for the past 4 years). And too be honest I'll be glad that this schoolyear is almost over (so I can give up the moderatorship)... It seems you can never satisfy everyone, either decision you make; it'll make some unhappy ... and on the other hand you start feeling like police in the long run (although this depends on how many manavs you have on your board ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Perhaps they'll have to make him admin then?
    No, Super Admin, then I can get that date with Joey Gunn because Hell would have frozen over. Sad to think my sex life depends on manav making admin
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    >Should manav be made into a moderator?
    In all seriousness, you don't strike me as good moderator material. You seem too hotheaded to be properly objective, and I can easily see (possibly unintentional) abuses of power that make the rest of our jobs harder.

    >On some forums if a person asks to be a moderator they are disqualified from being one.
    Asking is the best way to let people know that you're interested. However, after working as a moderator on multiple forums, I can now honestly say that anyone who asks is stupid. Being a moderator is a pain in the ass, and one should only take the job if they genuinely love the forum and want to be a part of making it better. Doing it for a power trip never turns out well, and in my experience, that's why most people want to be mods.
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