View Poll Results: Should manav be made into a moderator?

Voters
50046. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    4 0.01%
  • No

    40 0.08%
  • Can't say

    2 0.00%
  • He should be banned

    50,000 99.91%

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; Umm. Thank you all, that you love me so much, and, want me to stay out of herculian and burdensome ...

  1. #31
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    678
    Umm. Thank you all, that you love me so much, and, want me to stay out of herculian and burdensome task of being a moderator.
    Last edited by manav; 05-29-2008 at 02:55 AM. Reason: Just like that!

  2. #32
    Malum in se abachler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,189
    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude View Post
    Doing it for a power trip never turns out well, and in my experience, that's why most people want to be mods.
    That's why I will never ask to be one, I'd be too tempted to ban one or both of my two favorite people Seriously though, I've been a mod before, it's a mostly thankless job, so unless you have to do it, stear clear.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

  3. #33
    l'Anziano DavidP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Plano, Texas, United States
    Posts
    2,738
    Isn't that the nature of all men in the history of the world? I find it interesting that something that has been repeated time and time again in this world's history is now being discussed on a message board in the context of people wanting to be mods.

    People who desire to be the heads of governments usually also do so because they want power. There are some who don't. There are some who are good leaders of the people. But in most of the world's history the people at the head of the governments have been people searching for power.

    "We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion."
    My Website

    "Circular logic is good because it is."

  4. #34
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901
    quite the analysis. I think the scope of your examples are much different than that of a message board, and the responsibilities have much more serious repercussionss if mishandled.

  5. #35
    C++ Witch laserlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    21,935
    I think the scope of your examples are much different than that of a message board, and the responsibilities have much more serious repercussionss if mishandled.
    manav, would you like to be Myanmar's next Senior General?
    C + C++ Compiler: MinGW port of GCC
    Version Control System: Bazaar

    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

  6. #36
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901
    I have a feeling he'll be writing a tell-all memoir about Myanmar's "Special Dungeon" before he's even retired.

  7. #37
    Unregistered User Yarin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,668
    manav... did you like... hit your head during birth or something?
    A class that doesn't overload all operators just isn't finished yet. -- SmugCeePlusPlusWeenie
    A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. -- Alan J. Perlis

  8. #38
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    678
    - 30 day inactivity, and the thread should be locked
    - remove casual discussions out of some serious topics
    - threads in general discussion will be deleted after, say, they get 6 months old
    - posts in general discussions will not add to the total posts count
    - users inactive for more than 6 months will be deleted
    - remove all animated avatars (my favorite)
    - signatures should not be longer than 100 characters.
    - no pics allowed for signatures

  9. #39
    C++まいる!Cをこわせ! Elysia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,788
    Those are your new rules, "moderator" manav?
    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.

  10. #40
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    678
    Not rules, but that's what I would do myself, if this was a forum created by me. Take them as suggestions/checklist/tips/guidelines.

    I will add more to the list.

  11. #41
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901
    A mod should just post no and lock it.

  12. #42
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    678
    I would have done that long back, if I was a mod

    Would have deleted the whole thread, in it's infancy

  13. #43
    C++まいる!Cをこわせ! Elysia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,788
    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    Not rules, but that's what I would do myself, if this was a forum created by me. Take them as suggestions/checklist/tips/guidelines.

    I will add more to the list.
    That would go to show how little you know about being a moderator.

    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    - 30 day inactivity, and the thread should be locked
    Bumping a thread is generally seen as a bad thing, but there are legitimate reasons to bump a topic too. Busted rule.

    - remove casual discussions out of some serious topics
    That is a very vague topic. Perhaps you care to elaborate?

    - threads in general discussion will be deleted after, say, they get 6 months old
    The stupidest suggestion I've heard ever. There's a reason topics aren't deleted. Because people can search, find and digest the information inside.

    - posts in general discussions will not add to the total posts count
    A post count shows how many posts you've done. If it doesn't count some posts from a forum, it wouldn't be accurate, would it?
    Disabling post counts is an extreme thing that should be done carefully, especially in "special" forums such as places where trash gets moved.

    - users inactive for more than 6 months will be deleted
    And what is the point of this? People register so they can use the board's features, which may otherwise be unavailable. Plus many do read, but not reply, so this would be another grave mistake.

    - remove all animated avatars (my favorite)
    And so you are being unfair to everyone. There's nothing wrong with animated avatars and they can be quite nice. As a moderator, you can instead warn people if they use inappropriate animated avatars.

    - signatures should not be longer than 100 characters.
    And limit the amount of useful information they can put in their signatures? That's extreme. Put a reasonable amount and warn users if their signature is too long.

    - no pics allowed for signatures
    Another unfair and poor suggestion. Signature pictures can lively up a forum, especially when they look nice. You are doing more harm than good, I would say.
    Limit it to 1 picture and put a height/width restriction, but don't remove it altogether.
    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.

  14. #44
    Code Goddess Prelude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    9,796
    >- 30 day inactivity, and the thread should be locked
    I've been on forums where this was implemented. It was terribly annoying.

    >- remove casual discussions out of some serious topics
    Define "remove". Do you mean delete or move into a casual thread? Either way it breaks the flow of conversation and potentially removes valuable information.

    >- threads in general discussion will be deleted after, say, they get 6 months old
    Just because you don't go back and read old threads doesn't mean other people don't.

    >- posts in general discussions will not add to the total posts count
    One can post useless garbage in other forums as well. I don't really see this rule/guideline buying you anything.

    >- users inactive for more than 6 months will be deleted
    That's a fantastic way to lose your members. I've been known to take breaks, and if I came back to find my account deleted, I would be none too happy.

    >- remove all animated avatars (my favorite)
    Animated avatars within reason are fine, IMO.

    >- signatures should not be longer than 100 characters.
    I'd rather have a rule that specifies guidelines for creating a signature. That way you don't limit good people and still have justification for dealing with people who abuse the feature.

    >- no pics allowed for signatures
    See above.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

  15. #45
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    678
    Well... I asked one of the mods to delete this thread, they do not wish to do that, anyways, my replies:

    - I have seen them locking a thread which was bumped after 30 days or so, why not lock beforehand?
    - I will point out as they come from time to time.
    - Since I think GD is for general discussion only, so no useful info therein. I never found any useful stuff.
    - We can set a ranking system, plus, already there is a minimum posts threshold to use some features. In that case useless GD posts would not add up.
    - See this: Threads: 98,211, Posts: 732,871, Members: 31,621, Active Members: 916
    - Be equal for all, plus, this is not a comic book forum or movies forum.
    - People advertise their own systems in their sig, mods do not notice.
    - Sig is part of every post (usually), and pics will divert the attention, again we are not on a love board.

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Difference between Moderator, Super Moderator, Administrator...?
    By cpjust in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-11-2008, 12:11 PM
  2. What the purpose of moderator? From C# Boards...smart?
    By dv007 in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-14-2002, 05:52 PM
  3. Is there a bug in this part of my algorithm for connect 4?
    By Nutshell in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-28-2002, 01:58 AM
  4. How do you become a moderator?
    By incognito in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 01-07-2002, 04:51 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21