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We need the people reading the articles on this site just as much as the ones editing them, and the most important things for a chat mod are that they are, one, responsible and generally able to handle disruptive behavior (and certainly not cause it), and two, active on the chat so that they actually accomplish this. Nothing to do with being a site editor. If that were their passion, they would apply for a main site staff position.
 
We need the people reading the articles on this site just as much as the ones editing them, and the most important things for a chat mod are that they are, one, responsible and generally able to handle disruptive behavior (and certainly not cause it), and two, active on the chat so that they actually accomplish this. Nothing to do with being a site editor. If that were their passion, they would apply for a main site staff position.
</div>I do recall mentioning said argument in the OP. Why should that mean they shouldn't contribute to the site? Just because they don't have a job related to the main site doesn't mean they shouldn't be told they have to earn their keep to get it.
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</div>I do recall mentioning said argument in the OP. Why should that mean they shouldn't contribute to the site? Just because they don't have a job related to the main site doesn't mean they shouldn't be told they have to earn their keep to get it.</div>
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I didn't say they shouldn't contribute. But they certainly shouldn't be required to, because it's completely unrelated to the job. If anything, it would be a distraction from it. Explain to me how the two are related and how being a frequent editor assists one in being a mature and responsible chat moderator, if you will.
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I didn't say they shouldn't contribute. But they certainly shouldn't be required to, because it's completely unrelated to the job. If anything, it would be a distraction from it... and there's really absolutely no reason someone who frequents the site as a reader rather than a contributor can't make a perfectly good chat moderator. It's a matter of maturity, not edit count. Explain to me how the two are related and how being a frequent editor assists one in being a mature and responsible chat moderator, if you will.
   
 
To me it just sounds like the use of an ulterior motive in getting people to edit more. Like passing a law that those training to be firefighters must also know how to work a cash register because the economy is short on grocery clerks.
 
To me it just sounds like the use of an ulterior motive in getting people to edit more. Like passing a law that those training to be firefighters must also know how to work a cash register because the economy is short on grocery clerks.

Latest revision as of 22:02, March 19, 2014

Princess Callie wrote:
Xelrog T. Apocalypse wrote:
I have no problem with the shutdown or that higher standards be placed on mod-ship, but I really don't think there's any obligation for a chat mod to be actively editing articles and be a prominent contributor on the wiki. That's not really related to the job, and is there really any risk of this site just disappearing due to lack of people editing articles? I certainly don't foresee one.

We need the people reading the articles on this site just as much as the ones editing them, and the most important things for a chat mod are that they are, one, responsible and generally able to handle disruptive behavior (and certainly not cause it), and two, active on the chat so that they actually accomplish this. Nothing to do with being a site editor. If that were their passion, they would apply for a main site staff position.

I do recall mentioning said argument in the OP. Why should that mean they shouldn't contribute to the site? Just because they don't have a job related to the main site doesn't mean they shouldn't be told they have to earn their keep to get it.

(A full day of drama later)

I didn't say they shouldn't contribute. But they certainly shouldn't be required to, because it's completely unrelated to the job. If anything, it would be a distraction from it... and there's really absolutely no reason someone who frequents the site as a reader rather than a contributor can't make a perfectly good chat moderator. It's a matter of maturity, not edit count. Explain to me how the two are related and how being a frequent editor assists one in being a mature and responsible chat moderator, if you will.

To me it just sounds like the use of an ulterior motive in getting people to edit more. Like passing a law that those training to be firefighters must also know how to work a cash register because the economy is short on grocery clerks.

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