Hello fellow mods.  I'm new to this mod thing and I just wanted to get some pointers, tips, on what we should be doing.  I've moved some discussions around, blocked one user for spam, and that's about it. Should we have an ongoing thread dedicated to the changes we're making as mods?

Thanks for the input!

-Justin

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could be a good idea, especially for common or recurring problems. i don't think it's worth sharing every tiny thing each of us do but if we pool our knowledge, i'm sure things'll run smoother.

i've done the same as you so far - blocked a user for spam, moved some threads to a more appropriate forum. that's pretty much it!
It also seems like this thread is available for the public to view...???? Perhaps I'm wrong, but I tried another browser and I wasn't logged in and I could read all of this.

Perhaps we should close this off to non-mods?
A work in progress. They know that it's public, so yeah.
We should probably have some kind of Rules thread. I don't know if you can "sticky" those sort of things on here or not. But if we had that in place it would sort of be a guideline for what the users should and shouldn't do and what we should or shouldn't take action on.

Also, how can I tell which members are moderators? I know it lists Karl and others as admins, but other than just knowing who they are or seeing them in this thread, how would we know? I guess that isn't as important as the latter though.
I agree with both.

Since the beginning I was wondering how it would be distinguished. I also wonder if you edit someone's post if it says "last edited by Jeri" loll but you know can't really figure that out yet ... ethically...
we have the revised board guidelines, which i posted on the old version of .com in prep for the forum relaunch. basically read them over and it'll give you an idea of what sort of posts require mod actions.

it's mostly common sense though - spam, spambots, unrelated/off topic threads, trolling, porn, etc. should all be removed.
You may have noticed I figured out a way to "sticky" the forum guidelines. I created a new sub-forum basically and turned off the ability for users other than admins or mods to post in it. I tried to minimize it's presence as much as possible. I named the sub-forum "(Please Read This Before Posting)" and kept the title "Official Weezer.com Guidelines" as the solitary thread in that sub-forum, I did it that way so the guidelines title would be in bold. I moved it to be the first thing you see on the page so it appears like a sticky thread.

I basically copied the old guidelines from the old page just now, so feel free fellow mods/admins to edit that discussion if the guidelines need alterations. Probably should refrain from any further posts in the thread though, so it's only about the rules/guidelines and nothing else.

Hopefully you guys approve? If not feel free to get rid of it. I just thought I'd go ahead and take the initiative since it seemed like a good idea.

Hayley [Weezer_Child] said:
we have the revised board guidelines, which i posted on the old version of .com in prep for the forum relaunch. basically read them over and it'll give you an idea of what sort of posts require mod actions. it's mostly common sense though - spam, spambots, unrelated/off topic threads, trolling, porn, etc. should all be removed.
good idea.

also, might be an idea to insert the names of the mods somewhere in the thread. i've had a couple of PMs from people asking who all the mods are and, as even i'm not 100% sure, maybe we could list them in your 'sticky' post so people can see at a glance who the mods are in case they want to contact one?

Daniel [bleed0range] said:
You may have noticed I figured out a way to "sticky" the forum guidelines. I created a new sub-forum basically and turned off the ability for users other than admins or mods to post in it. I tried to minimize it's presence as much as possible. I named the sub-forum "(Please Read This Before Posting)" and kept the title "Official Weezer.com Guidelines" as the solitary thread in that sub-forum, I did it that way so the guidelines title would be in bold. I moved it to be the first thing you see on the page so it appears like a sticky thread.

I basically copied the old guidelines from the old page just now, so feel free fellow mods/admins to edit that discussion if the guidelines need alterations. Probably should refrain from any further posts in the thread though, so it's only about the rules/guidelines and nothing else.

Hopefully you guys approve? If not feel free to get rid of it. I just thought I'd go ahead and take the initiative since it seemed like a good idea.

Hayley [Weezer_Child] said:
we have the revised board guidelines, which i posted on the old version of .com in prep for the forum relaunch. basically read them over and it'll give you an idea of what sort of posts require mod actions. it's mostly common sense though - spam, spambots, unrelated/off topic threads, trolling, porn, etc. should all be removed.
Yeah, if everyone actually does it, then it might be good at the end before the =w= to put "Your forum moderators and admins are:" then each person can list their name, since only mods/admins have access to editing the page. *shrug* I don't want to do it unless I know everyone is going to do it or it'll just look funny to only have a few names...

Weezer.com mods and admins are:
karlophone
bleed0range
berry rydell

and then nobody else posts haha.

berry rydell said:
good idea.

also, might be an idea to insert the names of the mods somewhere in the thread. i've had a couple of PMs from people asking who all the mods are and, as even i'm not 100% sure, maybe we could list them in your 'sticky' post so people can see at a glance who the mods are in case they want to contact one?

Daniel [bleed0range] said:
You may have noticed I figured out a way to "sticky" the forum guidelines. I created a new sub-forum basically and turned off the ability for users other than admins or mods to post in it. I tried to minimize it's presence as much as possible. I named the sub-forum "(Please Read This Before Posting)" and kept the title "Official Weezer.com Guidelines" as the solitary thread in that sub-forum, I did it that way so the guidelines title would be in bold. I moved it to be the first thing you see on the page so it appears like a sticky thread.

I basically copied the old guidelines from the old page just now, so feel free fellow mods/admins to edit that discussion if the guidelines need alterations. Probably should refrain from any further posts in the thread though, so it's only about the rules/guidelines and nothing else.

Hopefully you guys approve? If not feel free to get rid of it. I just thought I'd go ahead and take the initiative since it seemed like a good idea.

Hayley [Weezer_Child] said:
we have the revised board guidelines, which i posted on the old version of .com in prep for the forum relaunch. basically read them over and it'll give you an idea of what sort of posts require mod actions. it's mostly common sense though - spam, spambots, unrelated/off topic threads, trolling, porn, etc. should all be removed.
Hayley has informed me that she is working on an updated version of the guidelines so for the time being I'm removing them until someone can post the updated version.
hay hay rocks!

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