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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 03:37:55 am »
Do you feel that a referee who is more involved with the overall circulation of information and ref occurrences inside Wftda would be in a more advantageous  position to be a moderator on ZH  ? ?

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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 04:09:37 am »
That's an interesting question.  I think the goals of a moderator are to facilitate and keep conversation going on ZH.  It would be erroneous to place a person in the role of a moderator as a greater authority on a certain issue unless their specific credentials speak to that.

A moderator is, in my view, separate from a person who speaks as an expert on the matter.

So when I said earlier to vote for the person who would be the best moderator, vote on what you want a moderator to be.  Any of us would do a solid job, I'm certain.
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 05:33:24 am »
It would be erroneous to place a person in the role of a moderator as a greater authority on a certain issue unless their specific credentials speak to that.

As someone who has received unofficial guidance on a "star pass issue" from two wftda committee members which were complete opposites of each other I wonder if anyone has any authority to actually answer questions authoritatively.  That's actually a serious question.  Anyone?

From the number of "I speak only for myself not the wftda" disclaimers I see I'm thinking not - but then again I get "corrected" because "some people are more correct than others" and I'm meant to know who.

From out here - it's hard to tell who.

What I would like to see from a moderator:

I do respect the need to keep threads on topic but I would rather see a moderator who would split threads verses suppressing discussion.  Like Murder said, the "mistakes" pivot question I posted spawned two other very interesting questions.  I would have liked to have seen them spawned.

We're all sensible, respectful folks 99% of the time (and that 1% is usually misunderstanding).  I see a moderators role on this website as being more about facilitating than control.
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2010, 06:14:54 am »
Murder is one of my favorite dudes, and has a lot of responsibility within WFTDA.  He's very visible to refs both in and out of the organization, through his work on Certification Committee, his reffing of tournaments, and his participation in online forums.

In general, when a position like this opens up, I like to see it go to someone who hasn't yet had such opportunities.  I think both Clique and Bishop are qualified, and should have the chance to hold a position within our community, and prove themselves as leaders.  Both of these guys are classy gentlemen with cute accents, they both wear their passion for reffing on their sleeves, and have both been very active members of Zebra Huddle for a long time. 

Clique and Bishop, jump in here and tell me who should get my vote!
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 05:06:10 pm »
As someone who has received unofficial guidance on a "star pass issue" from two wftda committee members which were complete opposites of each other I wonder if anyone has any authority to actually answer questions authoritatively.  That's actually a serious question.  Anyone?

From the number of "I speak only for myself not the wftda" disclaimers I see I'm thinking not - but then again I get "corrected" because "some people are more correct than others" and I'm meant to know who.

From out here - it's hard to tell who.

noidd,

On some things, some people are indeed more correct. On other topics, maybe not so much. And that's with the exact same participants.

It is often hard to tell from within the other side of the gated community, too.  >:(
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2010, 05:29:50 pm »
In general, when a position like this opens up, I like to see it go to someone who hasn't yet had such opportunities.  I think both Clique and Bishop are qualified, and should have the chance to hold a position within our community, and prove themselves as leaders. 

....cute accents.... 
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Is there a line somewhere in your opinion that, prior to being crossed, allows some off topic-ness and, when crossed, needs to be shut down?  If so, can you elaborate on what and where that line is?


actually, it'd be nice if all three could take a swing at this one.

Foremost it needs to fall within the Zebra Huddle policies
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2010, 06:28:41 am »
When I requested that my name be added to the mix of candidates, I wasn't sure that there would be any really qualified applicants.  I am pleased to see that I was wrong about that.

In the traditional sense of qualifications, I am the least qualified candidate.  I have the least amount of experience in terms of length of service than the other candidates.  I'm not certified and I'm not from a WFTDA member league.  The vast majority of my officiating experience falls squarely into the "backwater" derby catergory.  My online presence and decorum, as is well documented by this site, is a work in progress.  That being said, I think all of those qualificaitons save the online decorum, are irrelevant for the position.
       
As one of Zebra Huddle's most active members, I do have opinions about what I think is important for the Moderator position.  I think more thread splitting is necessary for users to be able to locate specific topics quickly.  I think that care needs to be taken when locking a thread as it can be viewed as a way to suppress dissenting dialogue.  I think it's important to remember that most users on here are learning so off-topic discussions are naturally going to crop up.  Therefore, I think a light touch is in order and that posters should be given the benefit of the doubt. 

However, more than any of this, I think that the WFTDA officiating community at large would benefit from having more leaders and more potential voices of influence.  Basically, I agree with Stego in that the position should go to someone who is not already part of the establishment.  In fact, I think a lot of referees think that way too.  Unfortunately, two of the candidates fall into that catergory.  Rather than dilute that pool, I'd like to respectfully request that my name be removed from the list of candidates.     
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2010, 01:09:55 pm »
With that, I'm going to go ahead and start the voting. I will start a new thread momentarily, which will contain the poll.
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2010, 01:21:13 pm »
Please go to the voting thread to place your vote. Thank you.
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Re: Moderator candidates
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2010, 07:00:37 pm »
Vote for Cliquework! 

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