But I definitely agree. Mods needs to open up about any serious problem they have with other people, Especially other mods. We are supposed to be a team and withholding bitterness and spite towards peers that trust them is not conducive at all to this teams consistency and stability
Random 21 wrote:
And I’d also like advice from other mods as well,it’s nice for my fellow mods to be honest about me and my style of moderation.
Let me start off with that then. Mod reviews by mods are still reviews, so it doesn't clash with the replies thing mentioned in the OP post.
Overall I agree very much with Harshwinny/Moon.
You are, even now, a good mod. Don't question that. You post well, stay on topic, and make well constructed posts. Arguments are there, you respect the opinions of others, and are open in discussions. You also have a good sense of humor, but more your own style which doesn't match with JFF's general type of humor.
Your moderation style is overall very passive, which is a good and bad thing. You don't act on the spot and won't let your emotions decide your decisions, but you can give users too many chances. Trolls will be trolls, and require swift taking care off. But you know what's good for the site, and for example during the NSFW Guidelines discussions your input always made certain we would cover as many cases as possible (although you wanted too much detail imo).
That said, you can't deal with criticism, you are just really poor with it. You show you have an issue with it, will complain a bit, but at the end mostly run away and never deal with it. Learn to stand your ground. That whole giving up your mod powers was just one big pile of unnecessary drama.
Going to keep this short, as your site acitivity has dropped quite a bit.
Cool-headed, swift, no bullshit, you know how to act and stand your ground.
That said, I believe you are too strict. You have no lenience and will jump to extreme measures right away. You rather directly suspend than wait or warn, you rather ban at a second offense than another suspension, and will prefer to just hide all entries instead of deadpooling.
Look more into the case and don't assume the worst right away.
The final boss of the KYM forums, you aren't one to mess with and that what I like about you being a mod. If someone fucked up, you will let them know, regardless of their status on the site. Before you were a mod you were the rare person who really called the mods out on their shit, and you were damn good at it.
That is the thing you shine in: Keeping everyone in check. You know how to read people, how to hit them hard, and get them to improve.
Your general forum activity is the usual as we know from you. Good in discussions, fun in games, and your general uncaring personality makes it that you never get emotional. You like to have fun, sometimes slightly at the expense of others, but you know your limits.
Sometimes however, your ways tend in keeping people in check tend to be too hard and can seriously hurt people. But whenever this happens, you have no pride standing in your way, and will admit your wrongs and apologise. I respect that.
Blue Screen of Death:
The people's mod, that's the best way to describe you. Easy-going in nature, likes to hang around everyone on the site, you're really enjoying your stay here and make others enjoy theirs as well. Your posts are fun, albeit the original shitpost, but we all have those so I'm not going to judge you for that. And on top of that you are even a quality addition in discussions, with well thought out arguments while leaving aside the shitposts. This then also makes it so that you will be a mod when it's requested from you.
But sometimes you like to have fun in a place where you should act as a mod. When a thread is diverting into shitposts and getting off topic, sometimes you actually promote his, whereas other times you do act as a mod and go with the lock. I believe you have some personal bias in your decision on what threads you want to lock, and will semi-avoid locking threads you enjoy as well.
Spam banner extreme, thanks for those as always.
You haven't been a mod for too long, so it's not easy to get a lengthy review rolling.
For how far you have been a mod, you're doing a good job. Your long experience with the site makes it so that you know how the site works and act responsibly on it. Sometimes you do have a sort of self-acclaimed oldfag mentality though, in where you will let the age of your account function as an argument.
But you also understand that the past isn't something that we shouldn't overglorify. You know what went wrong then, and how it can be improved on now.
Not going to lie here, but sometimes I question how did you ever make mod? Because in all this time I don't recall ever seeing you act as a mod, and you even say that you're an useless mod like it's something to be proud on
You have gotten very inactive in the moderator duties, and the biggest acitivity in it that I still see from you is the ocassional ban in the banlist. I can't really give an opinion as most of your modding was from a time I don't remember much off or can't remember at all (you were already a high tier mod when I started on the site).
So yeah, post more I guess.
Very much like Twilit, but with much more mod experience yet less recent activity.
Your entry writing was ok when you still did that, you know your way around the site and understand how it works. The rest is mostly the same as Twilit.
It can be said, you've shown the most improvement as a mod since you started out as one.
When you first started as a mod your entry writing skills were still passable at most, and you showed bias in your confirm suggestions. On the forum you tended to hide a bit, not always certain about your posts, and a bit held back so that we never really got to know you.
But as I said, that was the past. Nowadays you've improved quite a bit. You're a lot more active on the forum, discuss more stuff and make well constructed posts, and in general just have become a lot more open.
Your entry writing skills are good. You still tend to specialize in subcultures, but we need those folks as well. You understand the flaws in entries, and know where and how they should be improved. You no longer are biased in what should be confirmed, and have become more understanding in what is quality and what not before it can be confirmed.
You don't lack the balls to speak against the staff, and that is something I respect. Your activity in the mod mail is also always nice to have. In general I'm just very positive towards your increase in activity as both a mod and a user.
You're a general nice person to people and interact with them often. Your humor is fun and can make for some good comments on images. You know how the site works and how to act as a mod. The time you spend in the galleries has certainly helped us deal with quite some issues on both images and image uploaders.
Biggest issue I might have with you is that your activity is too restricted: Pony image gallery, pony thread, comment sections. Outside of those areas you just seem very non-existing, which is a shame and also makes it difficult for me to give any further feedback, so you'll have to do with this.
Quality, that's what all your entries are. You are knowledgeable in your area of expertise, will show the right arguments and possible evidence when replying to someone in a thread, and you understand how the site works.
It's difficult to think of much more here because your general activity is exactly that.
So in general:
I'm very positive towards our current active moderators. There's a good understanding in how the site works, we commonly share a consensus when making joint decisions, and during arguments we respect each other. There is also not really an ego present amongst the mods, which I'm really glad for. We don't let the power get to our heads, but will respect the users, and don't expect to be given status priveleges because we are mods (hell, a lot of us even dislike being overglorified for being mods).
My main concerns are mostly the lack of speaking up. Everyone in the mod team has an opinion or can complain about the site in some way on what it can lack, but nobody ever really has the balls to bring it forward and suggest a solution. When it comes to actual mod or mod/staff discussions, they are very non-existant, because only a rare few of us actually use the mod mail and discuss stuff through it.
Either make mod discussions more public through for example Site-Related, or actually use the mod mail. On the areas where we're really asked to act as mods, nobody is super active, and most of these "discussions" are instead only taken care off half-baked on other platforms. When you then suggest to bring it forward in the mail or make a Site-Related thread, it's often a "Yeah I'll go do that" only you never will.