New Community Moderation Program
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-06-2012, 03:28 PM
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I was going to write something long but I will boil it down to this. I'd advise you to give all player moderators anonymous forum handles. Otherwise, this is a recipe for "Forum Politics" that has a high potential to explode.
A player who "complains against complainers" because they are tired of all the negativity on the forums is one thing. But openly granting that same player moderation power over others would be disastrous.
The only way I see this working is for player moderators to be anonymous and indistinguishable from Official Cryptic & PWE Moderators. Otherwise it's just going to end up with attacks on known "Cryptic Defenders" who now have been granted "more forum power" because they have been Pro-Cryptic in the past.
Yeah, you definitely want to be giving people special "gold/yellow" names for forum duties. Otherwise, as Mirror-Master hints at, it's a recipe for a disaster for those few fortunate enough to get the posts.
Unless you get someone like me! Who's already universally despised! lol
Oh wait.. I'm despised by the devs, not the forum-goers :p
"Man, that ******' Varlo. Ban that sum*****!"