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!
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.
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".
I always appreciate all the greenies who hang around Off Topic! Off Topic fam!!
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.
Wyndsaid: 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. lmfaowhoever is humming the jaws theme is gonna get slapped
- Last edited on 24-Feb-2018 10:00:45 by Southeaster
Stoat Kingsaid: 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