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2_Tron

2_Tron

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What kind of expectations do you have of future volunteers?

What should a volunteer job do contain, minimum requirements?

Do you like to see them take part in some kind of storyline gameplay developed by Jagex?

Let me hear your thoughts. :)

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23-Feb-2018 13:53:29

Wynd
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Wynd

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Forum Moderators have been continuously criticized for their presence here on the Forums. However, I have noticed that this has been drastically changing for the last few months. I have been spotting F-Mods that I hadn't seen in years and this simply means that they are becoming more active. This makes sense because Jagex Moderators haven't been seen in these places. Taking F-Mods into consideration, I just wish for them to stay active so that the community does not lose hope in them. Furthermore, I would like for them to keep engaging in many discussions around the Forums like I have seen lately. It gives them a human image and reassures the members of this community that we haven't been abandoned, to some extent.

As for P-Mods, they are always accused of violating their power, but what people do not know is that as soon as a P-Mod sends a report, they are also reporting themselves because all of their actions are reviewed by Jagex. This has already been stated before, but players still come to the Forums complaining that their account has been wrongfully muted by a P-Mod and that they should be demodded. I believe a little more advertising would help, like adding it to the lobby screen when you log in. Also, having P-Mods form part of community events so that they can engage more with the community would definitely be greatly appreciated.

The idea of adding Community Helpers has worked tremendously as these individuals are very dedicated to their respective forum(s) and players tend to listen to them. I believe the tools at their disposal have been excellent as it allows them to function properly. As it is now, Community Helpers are doing an outstanding job and I do not see them slowing down!

Just for fun: There are over 1,500 Player Moderators, 61 F-Mods, and 40 Community Helpers! (Source: Our 2017 - insights & stats)

23-Feb-2018 14:44:34

Wynd
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Wynd

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What should a volunteer job do contain, minimum requirements?

Moderators and Community Helpers are already provided with guidelines and tools that most definitely aid them in assisting the RuneScape community. With that being said, I firmly believe that these players should not be given minimum requirements to be met because they are simply volunteers and it should stay like that. When you add more responsibilities to a volunteer position, it simply means you are no longer a volunteer. You are now an employee and as such, you must be compensated for your work.

Moreover, I am certain that Moderators would not want to deal with the extra workload. The basis of their position is that it is voluntary and that they can take action when and if they desire. All in all, I do not think it makes sense to try to fix something that is not broken.

23-Feb-2018 14:44:40

Wilf
Jul Member 2019

Wilf

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"I have been spotting F-Mods that I hadn't seen in years and this simply means that they are becoming more active"

Yes I've noticed the influx of semi inactive/totally inactive fmods posting but I don't think it is a coincidence that it coincides with the new CM team jagex have set on.

If I was being cynical I'd say they were threatened with being removed from the team unless they showed more activity


On the matter of the thread I expect mods to use common sense over letter of the rules and not inflict their opinion on us as though it were the rules and also that they should all check forum help

23-Feb-2018 22:30:43

Chief Elf
Apr Member 2017

Chief Elf

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What kind of expectations do I have for volunteer moderators?

To be honest, just have fun, play the game, come have a chat with us/interact with the community and just be a decent person. I believe that Jagex have laid down a set of guidelines for them that is clear to understand and practical enough to follow.

It's true that there have been cases of Pmods abusing powers but it's a classic case of a few rotten apples spoiling the basket. Jagex are not omniscient, there is always a chance that after copious amount of background checks on the account that the player might turn out to be the opposite of what they had expected. Regardless, Jagex does their best and have processes to minimise such occurrences.

Fmods are human and are prone to mistakes. Sometimes their actions may not have been the best but the good thing about these forums is that it's very visible and that's why we have the FMR.

Sometimes I do feel bad for the moderation team because of the unnecessary amount of vilification over the years. They're just players like us but volunteered to have additional responsibilities to maintain a safe space for the community.

My only request for the Mod team (Fmod team in particular) is to continue playing the game and posting on the forums like you would without the mod status. I just want to reiterate what players have long echoed in these forums and that is "more interaction than policing".

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24-Feb-2018 01:55:20

Stoat King

Stoat King

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I'm not a big fan of the structure of moderation in the RSOF to be honest and never have been.
But thats a different subject and in any case a matter for JMods, not players.

What expectations do I have about future FMods?
I think there should be two fundamental rules for FMods:
- Dont be an ass.
- A good yardstick for if someone should remain an FMod is: "would this person still post at all on these forums if they werent a mod".
If there's even a doubt, then I feel something has gone wrong.

24-Feb-2018 06:13:34

Southeaster
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2014

Southeaster

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Wynd said:
Forum Moderators have been continuously criticized for their presence here on the Forums. However, I have noticed that this has been drastically changing for the last few months. I have been spotting F-Mods that I hadn't seen in years and this simply means that they are becoming more active.

lmfao
whoever is humming the jaws theme is gonna get slapped

24-Feb-2018 10:00:32 - Last edited on 24-Feb-2018 10:00:45 by Southeaster

Southeaster
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Southeaster

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Stoat King said:
What expectations do I have about future FMods?
I think there should be two fundamental rules for FMods:
- Dont be an ass.
- A good yardstick for if someone should remain an FMod is: "would this person still post at all on these forums if they werent a mod".
If there's even a doubt, then I feel something has gone wrong.

This^.
whoever is humming the jaws theme is gonna get slapped

24-Feb-2018 10:04:47

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