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Liebster
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Hiya,

just had a chat with a forum mod. Maybe you are right, Miles Prower and an xp lamp for reaching a certain post count would do the same job. I mean - if you post spam you can still be excluded from the forums through a ban and it has already been said so often: The RS communilty (should have) has grown up. ^_^


Cheers!
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20-Dec-2018 14:19:17

Louiellen

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Liebster said:
Hiya,

I'll reply to your posts first and then vent some frustration.


@ Wilf: Every post should be read by an Fmod. That's my honest opinion. And Jagex could recruit new Fmods. Maybe in two waves. First make an announcement on social media and the runescape.com that they want the forums to give xp and need more fmods for that and that people should start posting now. After three months recruit the first bunch of new fmods and then send every player an inbox that they need new fmods and after three months then recruit the second bunch of new fmods and then release the update.


You opened a huge can of worms with that auxilliary suggestion. Mod Meadows already spoken earlier, RSOF does not need more fmods in its current status. Recruiting more people to the team, just for the sake of handing-out 'votes' for free exp is an evolutionary change of direction that I don't think any current fmod will agree with.

20-Dec-2018 15:26:38 - Last edited on 20-Dec-2018 15:26:59 by Louiellen

Liebster
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Hiya,

this wasn't really what I was suggesting. IF the forums give XP there will be many new players and the forums would still need to be moderated. IF THERE IS A POINT SYSTEM then there would be need of more fmods since someone has to read all the posts. You stated before that the team was too small to be able to deal with reading all the posts and voting if there were XP for foruming. Therefore I suggested a huge recruiting of FMods before giving players the ability to get XP from the forums. The forums need to be moderated.

But honestly it is not my decision and I'm not bringing any question of new fmods to poll. I was just stating that IF there was a point system for XP then many players came and we needed more FMods that have to be recruited before. But I'm here suggesting something to bring new players to the forums, which if it works slightly touched the question if there's a need for more FMods then. But only if my suggestion would be set on the list for an update then Jagex would need to discuss with the Fmods on the Mod forums who can deal with what and is there a need of more fmods.

I hope this clearifies my "auxiliary suggestion" ^_^

Cheers
Liebster
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20-Dec-2018 15:37:30 - Last edited on 20-Dec-2018 15:40:19 by Liebster

Louiellen

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Fmod recruitment is highly dependent on the current traffic RSOF has. There will be no recruitment, let alone massive recruitment if there is not enough traffic to justify for it. Artificially bloating our numbers for the reason you are proposing in this thread is very far-fetched, it will negatively impact our team dynamics. You will have a tough time to even convince one fmod who will agree with this idea.

20-Dec-2018 15:41:53 - Last edited on 20-Dec-2018 15:52:26 by Louiellen

Loki
Sep Gold Premier Club Member 2011

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Liebster said:
@ Wilf: Every post should be read by an Fmod. That's my honest opinion. And Jagex could recruit new Fmods. Maybe in two waves. First make an announcement on social media and the runescape.com that they want the forums to give xp and need more fmods for that and that people should start posting now. After three months recruit the first bunch of new fmods and then send every player an inbox that they need new fmods and after three months then recruit the second bunch of new fmods and then release the update.
No, FMods should not have to read every single forum post - they are
volunteers
and should be able to pick and choose what threads they wish to read, unless following a report on FH.

As for new FMods and doing an announcement on social media - no thanks. This'll just bring in suck up and status collectors looking to add another title to their collection. While some new FMods would be nice, I honestly don't think there's a need for any at the moment.

Liebster said:
@ Aorox: I respect this attitude. I used to have the same. The title would be a nice thing. But I guess it won't make the forums become more alive.
Yeah, it wouldn't make the forums become more alive, but it's a nice title for those who use the forums and are proud to be apart of such a community.

The only thing that will make the forums alive again, even if the outdated system isn't updated, is JMods posting updates and interacting with players on the forums
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20-Dec-2018 16:51:42

Wilf

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"Then there's the idea of having more JMods here and Jagex releasing more information only on the forums. This is in a way ridiculous. Jagex is where the players are. And the players are on Twitter, Facebook and reddit. And with always the same people posting on the forums for ages there really isn't a need for that much Jagex presence. Jagex already has us in the bag. We know who they are, we are emotional about RuneScape and many forumers also have twitter or reddit or facebook."

The reason the players went there is because the forums have been neglected in terms of usability improvements and moderation levels year in year out and failed to keep up with what is considered basic and reasonable everywhere else

during recent years social media became all the craze for businesses wanting to connect with their customers so naturally they started to use it not to mention them citing it being easier to use reddit and twitter than the forums due to security they then also bandwagoned on the we're going where the players are reason although they failed to take into account that the forums are actually very busy as when tallied lat year they were getting 35k+ posts a week which was more than reddit




Anyway in response to your post that was addressed to me I think you've absolutely no chance of convincing anybody that fmods should read every post or that there should be mass recruitment of them not to mention that they will be deciding on who gets the xp etc

20-Dec-2018 17:11:55 - Last edited on 20-Dec-2018 17:14:58 by Wilf

Wilf

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Could work although if the intention is to encourage users to spend time here it would stand to reason the amount of xp given would need to be huge as even if you were to focus on forum games it would still take a while to amass thousands of posts


But as an idea I like it plus we really should be championing an ingame title in itself

20-Dec-2018 17:31:00

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