army of nobunaga wrote:
edwinissweet wrote:Anything that's so urgent that needs immediate attention probably wont be in the jurisdiction of a mod. I think its kind of funny that people think there needs to be a mod "on call"
Why does it have to be urgent?> Who made the rule up that I should only contact a mod in an emergency. Its about customer support. I shouldn't need a frigging emergency in order to have a mod for a particular need visible and not hiding from his responsibilities.
I don't think he is saying that you should only be able to contact a mod in an emergency. I think he is saying that most of the moderators, like me, edwin, forgivenone, etc, don't have the ability to do most of the things that you would need a mod to do right that second.
If you want a thread to be moved or locked, PM a mod that is in control of that section of the forum. It will get done within a day, so there is no reason for you to need to see their online status, just so your thread can get locked a few hours faster.. It's not the end of the world if it takes a little bit longer to get dealt with.
Now, you are continuously saying that a mod hiding their online status is shirking away from their responsibilities. That is not the case at all. I hid my online status, so that players couldn't see when I last logged on. I run many tournys, but with my games and my moderating of the forums, as well as my casual posting of the forums, I do not have the time to update them every day, or send out the next round games immediately. If a player in one of my tourneys notice I've been online but not updating, their constant PM's or wall posts can get aggravating, I update them once a week on average, that is a fair enough amount of time.
But tourneys arent the only reason I hid my status. I have kept my status hidden after becoming a mod because I don't want people PMing me to do come look at a Q&A thread, or to move a thread that's been placed in the wrong spot. After reading that sentence, AoN, you are probably thinking 'He is hiding from his responsibilities', when that is not the case. I do not want PM's telling me to do my job 'faster'. Each night, I end up reading all sections of the forum that I casually post in, as well as the forums that I moderate. Why should someone PM me and tell me to do something that I am on my way to do already?
In the case that you were referring to, where you wanted your thread locked, you put '****HI Mod Lock MEeeee =D *****', on Mon May 17, 2010 11:21 pm, and posted this thread on Mon May 17, 2010 10:47 pm... So you made this thread, and then
put it in the title.. And if you would have just PMed a discussion mod immediately after wanting it locked, it probably would have been locked much faster then making this thread, and you would have no reason to complain..
And in case you didn't notice, I have used the word 'hid' instead of 'hide'. This is because my online status is now visible.. Although I don't think it should be required for a mod to show their online status, I think in some rare cases it could be helpful, so I changed it.