Subject: Add Responsibility field to Mod list
agentcom wrote:This is what we came up with:
koontz did a great job of tracking everything down and putting this together.
Give a brief outline of just what being a moderator means, perhaps in the forum, perhaps as part of the instructions.
List some basics of what being a mod entails and what they do.
How much time is required of a mod?
Are mods "overall mods" or are their duties limited to specific forums, etc.? (perhaps with the exception for "extremes" -- such as any mod who happens to see porn might be able to shut the thread down/edit it, but generally only forum mods moderate forums)
Exactly what can and cannot a mod do. For example, I believe mods can issue short bans, but usually longer ones have to go by administration.
Of course that mods are volunteers, getting free premium, but little (or nothing) else.
This will improve the following aspects of the site:
It will just offer clarity.
I see mods often explaining their limits, etc. Some people obviously just don't care. They are like toddlers who get told "no" and plain don't care about reasons. Still, a good many DO care. Just the fact that moderators are volunteers is not something people know at first.