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Chris Deeming as Moderator?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by DRE, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Can you consider making Chris Deeming a moderator? He has been really great with both xenforo and addon support but is not so nice that he's a push over. He's online a lot, almost as much as Brogan, speaking of Brogan, thanks for promoting him back as moderator Mike. Before you say 'Brogan is all the moderator we need' please consider this observation I've made about Brogan and Jake Bunce, who are both great moderators. Brogan and Jake Bunce made excellent resources and probably would've made more if Xenforo drama wasn't such a burden. Although the lawsuit is over, Xenforo will now have increased members and spammers. Speaking of spammers, that's one thing I saw Jake being burdened with a lot last year, so much that Kier had to make a thread about it in Announcements.

    But yeah that's my suggestion and the reasons behind it. I hope that Chris Deeming as moderator would balance Xenforo even more than it already is and propel it to having the best support out of any forum software possible. It's easy to say 'Oh we already have a great support community' but even better to say 'our staff is the ship!' Right now Xenforo Staff isn't the ship just yet. We're just now getting our captains back. Some members might think you're the ship but when you've got moderators who gets 'Where is Waldo' type threads cause no one can find them and other moderators who get sonned so bad they lock up their own threads then you need some DeemIt in your life.
     
  2. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    There's nothing stopping Chris (or any of us) offering technical support at the minute. All that making him a mod would do is mean he'd have to deal with closing threads and warning people and I'd rather Chris spent time making his great addons :)
     
  3. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    He already acts like one, he's lightening fast at jumping on peoples issues and solving them

    I second it, but I think ultimately, it's his choice (I believe he may have been asked).. but not everyone wants to be a mod


    Angry Bird (Chris) 4 Moderator
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  4. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    He has to code nice addons for us. :whistle:
     
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  5. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    On my site, any "consider user 'x'" for staff positions automatically removes 'x' from any consideration for a staff position.
     
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  6. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I once had a person recommend creating a whole new forum - suggesting that he could be the moderator of it since he knows about the topic. lol. No thanks.
     
  7. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Chris is an asset to this community and he has helped so many of us. But wouldn't the fact he is a developer and sells paid-for add-ons be a conflict of interests when it comes to moderation?
     
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  8. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    I have never, ever let the membership suggest who should, or who should not be a moderator. I drag who I feel is the most qualified kicking and screaming into the position. Staff positions are the type of thing that the staff running the site should determine, not the membership.
     
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  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Shelley can you please make a Party Pooper smilie and/or custom mood?
     
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  10. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I hand-picked most of my staff and my staff has also suggested a couple. That one person I mentioned above was the only time I've had someone try. But my site is quite small (28,906 posts; 4,295 members), and hasn't been as active as it was a couple years ago.
     
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    So on your site you don't let members suggest should or should not be a moderator but here you are giving input on why somebody should not be a moderator? :cautious:
     
  12. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Didn't say Chris should be considered one way or the other. Just stating that IMO, it's a staff function, not a membership function.
     
  13. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    That won't be possible. :)

    As for Chris Deeming as a moderator here and if this were to happen I think xenforo would only benefit from him on staff. A genuinely kind Guy, helpful and always helping people out. Win!!
     
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  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    lol

    I'll make one.
     
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't be a conflict of interest. You know Jake Bunce puts donate to his paypal links in some of his resources right? Would you say Jake Bunce putting his paypal there as being a conflict of interest? How about Slavik who has both paid resources and an upcoming xenforo optimized hosting service? They are still moderators.
     
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  16. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    In Slavik's case I actually think there is a conflict of interests but I assume that KAM have okayed it.
     
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  17. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    There is a difference between someone who markets stuff and someone who says donate if you want....
    big difference...
     
  18. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Good points either way. I like the guy a lot, so was really just "asking the question" to help define what we all consider as acceptable for the moderation side of things. And yes, ultimately it's down to KAM to decide whether anything is a conflict of interests. I guess you could find things with any of the moderators and consider it a conflict if you look hard enough - Slavik setting up paid-for hosting for example.
     
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  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Word.
     
  20. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I guess with the conflict of interest thing...let KAM handle it if it ever becomes a problem. Right now, I don't see there being a problem.
     

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