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I totally disagree with you canchin.
I totally disagree with you canchin. What on earth make you think all or most moderators are like you said? Do you really think a human being cannot do a job and also have opinions... and keep the two separate? It's only a message board, not like a danger of a surgeon operating on his own wife or something.|
I was a moderator on a bbs once, I had a username I used as mod and a separate name for me as a member. I did a perfectly fine job as mod, it was not difficult at all to remain objective when I was in "mod mode". And it didn't take away from my time to participate. If the mod is getting paid, doing it from an office with a set time, then sure, s/he should only do his/her job (though it only takes a minute to write a short response), but if it's possible to mod from home too, or at any time, then, like I did, a mod can read through everything, respond if he wants, and when he sees something that needs to be dealt with, deal with it, then go back to reading.
It's no big deal. It is very totally possible for mods to contribute with no ill effects. Heck, when I was mod I even deleted some of 'my own' posts and those of 'friends' after rereading them the next day & realizing they were going off topic. I even banned a person I used to joke with because he went WAY too far with someone else. He never knew I was mod, and he was always nice to my screenname, but I had to do it. He came back with a new name, continued joking with me, left the other person alone, and life went on uninterrupted, no big deal.
[ Last edited by freakyqi at 2007-3-29 10:50 PM ]