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Message 459205 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:46:54 UTC


I'm setting up an experiment that will automatically assign some new moderators based upon a few criteria that have been chosen to (I hope) give an indication of a persons commitment to the project.

I'm going to start out with 20 new mods. We'll see how it goes.

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Message 459207 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:52:13 UTC - in response to Message 459205.


I'm setting up an experiment that will automatically assign some new moderators based upon a few criteria that have been chosen to (I hope) give an indication of a persons commitment to the project.

I'm going to start out with 20 new mods. We'll see how it goes.

Eric


Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?



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Message 459208 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:53:04 UTC

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Message 459209 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:53:22 UTC - in response to Message 459207.


I'm setting up an experiment that will automatically assign some new moderators based upon a few criteria that have been chosen to (I hope) give an indication of a persons commitment to the project.

I'm going to start out with 20 new mods. We'll see how it goes.

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Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?





No, it's "automatic" Fuzzy...


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Message 459211 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:56:48 UTC - in response to Message 459207.


I'm setting up an experiment that will automatically assign some new moderators based upon a few criteria that have been chosen to (I hope) give an indication of a persons commitment to the project.

I'm going to start out with 20 new mods. We'll see how it goes.

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Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?




And I forgot, BrainSmasheR will be a good choice also, he's being picked on all the time, and being a moderator he can defend himself and be in control. And he will behave as a moderator should do being a moderator.

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Message 459212 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:56:53 UTC - in response to Message 459207.


Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?


The database decides based upon a method that I can't disclose for fear people might try to increase their rank through nefarious means... It has chosen at least one person from the list above. Maybe more. All I saw was a list of 20 userids (21 actually since one of the existing mods was already on the list.)

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Message 459215 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 20:59:41 UTC - in response to Message 459212.


Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?


The database decides based upon a method that I can't disclose for fear people might try to increase their rank through nefarious means... It has chosen at least one person from the list above. Maybe more. All I saw was a list of 20 userids (21 actually since one of the existing mods was already on the list.)

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So when will I get my tag then? ;-D


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Message 459216 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:00:55 UTC - in response to Message 459212.


Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?


The database decides based upon a method that I can't disclose for fear people might try to increase their rank through nefarious means... It has chosen at least one person from the list above. Maybe more. All I saw was a list of 20 userids (21 actually since one of the existing mods was already on the list.)

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When 1 mod was on the list then I conclude the others didn't make it :o)
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Message 459219 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 459215.


Can I suggest Misfit, CR, Tom Koenig, Beethoven, Champ, and, of course, myself?


The database decides based upon a method that I can't disclose for fear people might try to increase their rank through nefarious means... It has chosen at least one person from the list above. Maybe more. All I saw was a list of 20 userids (21 actually since one of the existing mods was already on the list.)

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So when will I get my tag then? ;-D


Me too, me too


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Message 459223 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:05:38 UTC - in response to Message 459216.


[Sherlock Holmes]
When 1 mod was on the list then I conclude the others didn't make it :o)
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Yep, by the criteria the DB uses we only had one qualified moderator. And it wasn't me.

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Message 459226 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:07:09 UTC - in response to Message 459223.


[Sherlock Holmes]
When 1 mod was on the list then I conclude the others didn't make it :o)
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Yep, by the criteria the DB uses we only had one qualified moderator. And it wasn't me.

Eric

How come you do this toward the weekend instead of on a Monday?
Maybe so you can run for cover over the weekend? :-)
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Message 459232 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:16:15 UTC

Hi there Matt

An interesting way to give an unbiased selection for the new Moderator team. They will certainly have one advantage on the rest of us, because they will exist on a computer twice.

First: in their user ID;

Second: in their computer-generated Moderatorship.

An excellent way to go, and I would guess and completely unbiased selection who are quite likely to keep the Forums in order.

Good on you -- excellent approach, and I commend you for it.
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Message 459237 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 459226.
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How come you do this toward the weekend instead of on a Monday?
Maybe so you can run for cover over the weekend? :-)


It's getting to be winter. The flames will keep me toasty warm.

As I said it's an experiment. No guarantees of success.

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Message 459238 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:20:22 UTC - in response to Message 459232.

Hi there Matt

An interesting way to give an unbiased selection for the new Moderator team. They will certainly have one advantage on the rest of us, because they will exist on a computer twice.

First: in their user ID;

Second: in their computer-generated Moderatorship.

An excellent way to go, and I would guess and completely unbiased selection who are quite likely to keep the Forums in order.

Good on you -- excellent approach, and I commend you for it.


And they can watch over each other for any kind of bias. That will be the best that has happened to this board for a very long time.



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Message 459240 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:22:49 UTC - in response to Message 459237.


How come you do this toward the weekend instead of on a Monday?
Maybe so you can run for cover over the weekend? :-)


It's getting to be winter. The flames will keep me toasty warm.

As I said it's an experiment. No guarantees of success.

Eric

LOL!! Have you written to the government about your new proposed source of renewable energy? ;-)
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Message 459242 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:23:09 UTC - in response to Message 459237.

BTW, new mods aren't on the mod mailing list unless they ask me to put them there. Mods can mail me at < my last name > @ < ssl dot berkeley dot edu > if they want to get the list.

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Message 459243 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:24:06 UTC - in response to Message 459237.


How come you do this toward the weekend instead of on a Monday?
Maybe so you can run for cover over the weekend? :-)


It's getting to be winter. The flames will keep me toasty warm.

As I said it's an experiment. No guarantees of success.

Eric

What about the ones that didnt ask to be a Mod, They will get a mailbox full
of wa wa waaaas.....
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Message 459252 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:27:06 UTC - in response to Message 459237.


How come you do this toward the weekend instead of on a Monday?
Maybe so you can run for cover over the weekend? :-)


It's getting to be winter. The flames will keep me toasty warm.

As I said it's an experiment. No guarantees of success.

Eric


At least there will be less complaints to the financial supporters. I think...

But let's see where this takes us.



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Message 459300 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 22:07:13 UTC

?? So when do I start ?

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Message 459324 - Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 22:37:11 UTC - in response to Message 459243.


How come you do this toward the weekend instead of on a Monday?
Maybe so you can run for cover over the weekend? :-)


It's getting to be winter. The flames will keep me toasty warm.

As I said it's an experiment. No guarantees of success.

Eric

What about the ones that didnt ask to be a Mod, They will get a mailbox full
of wa wa waaaas.....



Conscription eh. He he he.

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