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yordan

Just a suggestion, but ...What about promoting TavoxPeru as a moderator ?He is very helpful toward other forummers, he is honest and very often has good ideas.Despite all, his post count is 666, very magic number... yordan


docduke

Another Suggestion: How about promoting wutske to moderator? He has 1153 posts, I've seen a lot of helpful posts from him, and currently he is trying to keep an eye on newbies who don't understand the guidelines around here. [i don't say rules -- I explain below.]

 

I have gotten two emails from the system which he originated, both concerning zigot. I guess somebody else fixed one of them, because the link is now dead. The second one is: How To Check Our Linux Distributions. Anyway, unless someone has a problem with him, I think wutske has the right kind of motivation for a moderator.

 

Now, about Rules. Wutske pinged on zigot because he was copying stuff from other websites, with attribution. Zigot prefaced the post with a link to the source. I conclude that zigot is simply uninformed, not malicious. However, I went to the Rules, and found nothing relevant. The closest is a rule against duplicate posts. I'm sure the warning is around somewhere, perhaps in the instructions on how to earn your keep, but it isn't in the Rules!

 

Speaking of which, I'm currently feeling that the "Moderator" tag is above my pay grade. I just posted to a thread Need A Free Iso Editor, in order to add files to a CD iso by yordan, and it informed me: myCENTs:NEGATIVE[-232.31]. According to Negative Mycents, that only happens when posting to a thread that gets deleted, but I haven't done that.

 

One of the new items I just discovered My Assistant | The Moderating Team which, if correct, tells me there are only five Moderators for all the activity on this board. I believe we should be inviting more!

 

I'm getting old -- my mind wanders -- can't stick to one topic! Anyway, I submit these items for consideration by an Administrator!


yordan

Now, about Rules. Wutske pinged on zigot because he was copying stuff from other websites, with attribution. Zigot prefaced the post with a link to the source. I conclude that zigot is simply uninformed, not malicious. However, I went to the Rules, and found nothing relevant. The closest is a rule against duplicate posts. I'm sure the warning is around somewhere, perhaps in the instructions on how to earn your keep, but it isn't in the Rules!

No, the story is worse than that.

Zigot posted about 20 directly copied topics.

I warned him, I quoted the text of two copied topics, and sent him mails and PM's explaining that he has to quote the copied text and he has to give the source.

He modified some of his topics adding his source, but without quoting.

I told him again that he has to quote the copied text, else it's pure cheating with the credit system.

First of all, 20 copied topics are of zero interest for our forum, and could make us poorly rated by the search engines.

And for our members, posts starting with "this is probably very dangerous, do it at our own risk" are really useless infos.

 

Concerning Wutske, yes, I agree, it would be great if he could join the moderating team, I vote for him.



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