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Louiellen

Louiellen

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I would like to briefly discuss about the subtopic raised on the last page of the predecessor thread. That a forum mod may feel bad if he/she is not complimented as often as his/her peers. For me personally, based-on my experience with the fmod team -- doesn't happen at all.

As part of this role, Jagex employees have reminded us time-and-time again not to take things here on a personal level. I myself is willing to play as
the devil
, as long as I can help keep this forum in peaceful and orderly situation. When I see troublemakers getting-out of their way to flame me, that means one thing - that I'm effective with my role.

People chosen for this role have to have thick skin, strong will power and the most important: our heart is in the right place. In other words, if you're a chicken - prepare yourself to be roasted by forum trolls the very moment you go public: a forum mod candidate will not survive fmodship if he/she is chicken.


02-Apr-2013 18:51:44 - Last edited on 02-Apr-2013 19:01:44 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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DieHunted said:
= Louiellen doesn't suck = snip

~DieHunted


Cannot quote your very long post, but from the bottom of my heart - thank you.

Jagex was very much aware that I'm their critic, before modship and even during modship. IMHO, credits belongs to Jagex CM - because they are open minded, they go beyond the visible crust when recruiting fmods. The speculative odds of me being picked for forum moderator here in RS is almost a miracle:

* I've never been a member
* I post what I feel, regardless if that post favors Jagex or criticise Jagex.

The reality speaks for itself, Jagex CM gained and lost Jmods throught the years. Basically, staff came and went throught the years -- but the basic premise remains the same:

They want fmods to be his/her own man/woman, they aren't picking someone that sucks-up to Jagex.

Edit: be ready for future debates and long discussions, not because you posted a long compliment here for me, I'll start favoring all your posts/threads:P

05-Feb-2014 01:19:23 - Last edited on 05-Feb-2014 01:42:50 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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This thread is a great read, definitely helps me when I'm in a not so good mood. RSOF, especially the General forum moves very fast - and I'm not someone that can bump threads consistently 24/7. I lost 3 longtime threads in the last 2-months, and I cannot blame anybody but myself:P

As a thread author, it is really frustrating to lose long time threads. Even as a forum mod, I'm powerless as well if so many spam threads pushes legitimate threads to their death. My intention is hopefully helping more with regulating RSOF, especially general forums so that regular folks there don't have to experience losing threads because of some naughty people posting garbage there.

22-Apr-2014 07:45:24

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Pixma1000 said:
HAPPY MODIVERSARY
to
Trenmor
and to
Tuffty
! :D

They have been FModding for a whopping 9 years! :D

Both of you are amazing! TYVM! :D

(ofc, all the other FMods are amazing as well :P)

Enjoy your days :)


Been forum moderating for near 5-years and it feels like an eternity already - I cannot imagine 9 years.......lol

Moderator or not, if you are a foruming here in RSOF for 9 years - can you demand for a retirement benefit already? As we can consider them the senior citizens of RSOF:P

07-May-2014 01:30:37

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Pixma1000 said:
Louiellen said:
Pixma1000 said:
HAPPY MODIVERSARY
to
Trenmor
and to
Tuffty
! :D

They have been FModding for a whopping 9 years! :D

Both of you are amazing! TYVM! :D

(ofc, all the other FMods are amazing as well :P)

Enjoy your days :)


Been forum moderating for near 5-years and it feels like an eternity already - I cannot imagine 9 years.......lol

Moderator or not, if you are a foruming here in RSOF for 9 years - can you demand for a retirement benefit already? As we can consider them the senior citizens of RSOF:P


Lol :P

Haha thats a good idea! :D Create a thread in Website and Forums Suggestions :P Although I can't really think of any retirement benefits atm... :P


Be a veteran ingame, and you have veteran cape. But a veteran forumer gets nothing, you get the idea;)

My idea is for have parity, an ingame veteran gets something - a forum veteran gets nothing:P

08-May-2014 00:53:51

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Jokku23 said:
Tufftypower and Tranquillity are the best mods

Sorry that you had to lock my rant thread, Tuffty. But, I'm like how you didn't ban me and told me where to post. Some other mod could have acted otherwise.


I posted it somewhere else in this boards, but I'll repeat it here for information of more people. To be honest on all of this -- an fmod as much as possible don't want to apply a forum mute. If we can reason out to the player or if a thread lock/post hide will work for him, the better for us. The muting system and its use is a complex process, we literally have to jump a lot of hoops to make it. This was maybe designed that way so we can really be very careful with applying a forum mute against an alleged erring forumer.

Besides it is not our whims that tells us if an alleged erring player deserves a forum mute, we have a document we use to based-on our actions - the fmod guidelines.

13-Aug-2014 01:08:22 - Last edited on 13-Aug-2014 01:10:02 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Southeaster said:
Louiellen said:
I posted it somewhere else in this boards, but I'll repeat it here for information of more people. To be honest on all of this -- an fmod as much as possible don't want to apply a forum mute. If we can reason out to the player or if a thread lock/post hide will work for him, the better for us. The muting system and its use is a complex process, we literally have to jump a lot of hoops to make it. This was maybe designed that way so we can really be very careful with applying a forum mute against an alleged erring forumer.

Besides it is not our whims that tells us if an alleged erring player deserves a forum mute, we have a document we use to based-on our actions - the fmod guidelines.

Not true, I have seen forum mutes given without any warning of any sort.


There are instances that mutes can be applied on-the-spot - since the case was very critical for a Jagex mod to receive it ASAP. For those rare instances giving a warning is a terrible idea and going against the fmod guidelines. The jmod receving a high profile forum report from an fmod (mutes comes with attached report) usually applies a permanent forum ban for those troublemakers. I cannot go into much more detail, we can further discuss this once you join the fmod team;)

Southeaster, truth is truth regardless if you choose to believe it or not. The truthfulness of what I stated here is not dependent to your belief.

17-Aug-2014 17:37:44 - Last edited on 20-Aug-2014 00:35:58 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Chief Elf and Lady Zion, thanks for the good reviews.

The reality here is I serve both ways, I represent the forum community to Jagex - and I help communicate Jagex's message to the forum community.

I am one of the first people to feel bad everytime a Jagex project goes down, it is because of this awareness that there will be Jagex employees that lose their jobs in the process. I'm also one of the first people to say to Jagex if there is an opportunity that they haven't realised yet - there are lots of ways for Runescape to further grow beyond the status quo, yet Jmods aren't seen it yet.

I am not a yes woman, I can say -- Jagex will not indoctrinate you once you got chosen as a forum mod. A forum mod candidate is chosen because of who she/he is. The very first reminder a forum candidate receives the moment the invite is accepted is "don't change the way you deal with people at rsof". You are chosen being yourself.


Edit: Chief, I don't hate my android phone. I was annoyed by Runescape Companion app not working on my Android Kitkat phone, and that was documented in the Runescape Companion subforum.

04-Jan-2015 06:25:12 - Last edited on 04-Jan-2015 07:42:58 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Aeroxmaster said:
The new part to it that I noticed (relatively new to my eyes anyway) is giving an option for an unlock. Most of the time this option is not offered from what I have seen and the thread has to be started all over again with the feedback taken on board, losing discussion which already took place on the locked one.


Our formal protocol is no fmod can formally reverse what another fmod did. I gave a clear consent for the thread be unlockable by a FH fmod if the thread author can commit that the change requested will be conformed which he did. In other words, it is a reversed-psychology catch-all:) The FH fmod was given delegated power to reverse my lock due to my consent.

In that instance, the true credit should go to the thread author. He made a thread that has valid topic, with only a small problem that is easy to fix from his side. And most of all he committed to cooperate.

So in other words, the credit is not mine. I hope more forumers are willing to cooperate, there is always opportunity for that.

19-Mar-2015 00:38:11 - Last edited on 19-Mar-2015 00:42:51 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Kurai Haruna said:
I've probably written this in the past, but this
girl
above me. ^

One of the more uncommon Forum Mods who freely speak their minds in a respectful manner, and do not keep away from topics that might seem controversial or could somehow endanger their perfect control (if this makes any sense). Assertive, collected, and open; not restricted to matters/topics that
she
knows
she
is cold-right on and those alone.

Kudos, Lou.


For the record, I'm a woman.^_^ Thanks for the comment.

06-Jul-2015 23:32:39

Louiellen

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Epicus said:
I certainly enjoyed some of the responses some the the old Forum Moderators, who are no longer with us, provided. I use to have a laugh with quite a few of them! I remember one time, I intentionally created a thread, just to get it locked and get a funny response out of one of them. Succeed nonetheless. Never forgotten!

Thank you all for putting your time and effort into the community, understanding peoples situations and providing a bit of light when dealing with situations! It's certainly appreciated by many.


Personally, my main driving force is seeing great awesomely written threads.

The more quality threads, the longer I spend time being here is RSOF. I cut short my forum time when I genuinely feel that the thread quality posted that day is very low.

21-Oct-2015 15:23:51

Louiellen

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Epicus said:
In other news; it's nice to see that password is now finally uncensored! Many years of continuous bumping and support from the community, including Forum Moderators for attempting to stretch the thread to Jagex Moderators. Thank you everyone! You're all amazing people~


Good to hear, the proposal had common sense as its foundation - it was a piece of cake to support it. It took a while but better late than never.

05-Sep-2016 18:29:18 - Last edited on 05-Sep-2016 18:29:58 by Louiellen

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Epicus said:
Louiellen said:
Epicus said:
In other news; it's nice to see that password is now finally uncensored! Many years of continuous bumping and support from the community, including Forum Moderators for attempting to stretch the thread to Jagex Moderators. Thank you everyone! You're all amazing people~


Good to hear, the proposal had common sense as its foundation - it was a piece of cake to support it. It took a while but better late than never.


Oh definitely. I might not be around now to use it for what I was trying to get it uncensored for, but at least it's now uncensored for those who do use it to help others out!


And this is a great legacy that you may left Runescape:)

Yes, we had our innumerable disagreements along the way, but this one proposal that I strongly backed-up from the get-go. All of us one-way-or-another wants legacy with whatever undertaking they do, cheers to this historic legacy, Epicus.:)

27-Oct-2016 18:03:54

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Malua, there is still need to have regular housekeeping in this board: however the demand is less intense nowadays. The players we typically see here still posting in RSOF are mostly loyal forumers with thousands of posts. Increase of forum traffic shall create a need for new fmods, which is not present today.

08-Mar-2018 15:36:22

Louiellen

Louiellen

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I can post on the sticky thread in General forum to express this message. But I want it to be more permanent, hence I'm posting this here.

I express my gratitude to all those former fmods that recently left the team. A couple of them were my mentors in this duty, and I have nothing but sincere appreciation to all their help when I was new.

The years of forum moderating experience of them all collectively can easily exceed 50-years. This level of service is something that money can never pay for. Thank you very much.

09-Mar-2018 03:20:36

Louiellen

Louiellen

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Dong U Dead said:
Tophurious said:
Louiellen did a good job today. Very nicely done.

I know, she's getting quite a good reputation as of lately :D


Took me a long time to see this post, was not expecting any compliments lol. Thank you, seems like the world is ending -- as the fmod that was accused as one of the most evil and heartless was commended.;)

Serving RSOF since Dec 2009, I had a lion-share of critics and super tiny number of compliments. But regardless, my time here has been very memorable and highly cherished. We'll 10-years of service will be a huge milestone for any fmod: only 16 months to go to celebrate that:)

17-Sep-2018 19:39:10 - Last edited on 17-Sep-2018 19:41:02 by Louiellen

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