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didds
15-06-18, 18:06
what it says in the title.
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didds

SimonSmith
16-06-18, 00:06
I believe I am one.

Deffo a Mod, probably an Admin.

Can I help?

didds
16-06-18, 09:06
Just interested Simon.

I think ianC is one also?

:)

didds

crossref
16-06-18, 09:06
And Phil E and Simon Thomas

L'irlandais
16-06-18, 12:06
For my money, Robbie was the admin on this forum, has he really been replaced in that function? Take for example the requests to add or remove a sub-forum; no one here appears to genuinely be in a position to do so. Or if they are, they have been keeping quiet about it up to this point in time.Admin: Manage the technical details required for running the site. Responsibilities include: to promote and demote members to/from moderators, manage the rules, create sections and sub-sections, as well as perform any database operations, such as database backup, etc., make forum-wide announcements, change the appearance, etc. May also act in the capacity of a morderator.

Moderator: Manage the day-to-day affairs of a forum or board. Have access to the posts and threads of all members for the purpose of moderating discussion, keep the forum clean, neutralizing spam and spambots, answer users' concerns and general questions, Common privileges include: ‘deleting, merging, moving, and splitting of posts and threads, locking, renaming, stickying of threads, banning, suspending, unsuspending, unbanning, warning the members, or adding, editing, removing the polls of threads.

The most basic way to understand this is to see it as a hierarchy, or a three-tier pyramid. The base of the pyramid or hierarchy is the users. They are abundant. Some of these users will be chosen to become the moderators, or some people from the outside will brought in to moderate. These moderators become the second tier of the pyramid, where they have to watch over and control the users. The admins are the top of the pyramid. They either own the group, have made the group, or have been assigned as the admin of the group. They basically have all the power in the group and are the authority figure. The watch over and control the moderators and the users.

Remember when this (http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?20095-Forums-hacked/) happened? Who sorted it out in the long run?

crossref
16-06-18, 12:06
I agree. The way I see it

- we no longer have an admin - although Robbie is still around somewhere to fix things in an emergency
- we have a slightly shadowy group of mods, exercising a slightly unclear mandate

- but there is an active RR.COM twitter feed! (Robbie)


It's time RR.COM got some tender loving care
- get rid of the 10th anniversary banners, replace with something fresh
- archive off the articles, wiki, blogs and gear sections and recognise what we are - a forum
- rationalise the number of different forums we have
- try and find a technical admin (volunteer anyone?)
- write a behaviour policy
- can we do anything clever with other sites - working with say rugbyreferees.net

that sort of thing.

didds
16-06-18, 14:06
ah - I ghet the nuance. I meant the mods then :-)

crossref
24-06-18, 08:06
So out of curiousity .. what is the answer to didds question .. who are the mods?

Taff
24-06-18, 09:06
On the motorbike forum I subscribe to (£1 a month) the Moderators have a banner under their forum name.

I think there are a number of "Mods" but some are more active than others.

L'irlandais
24-06-18, 10:06
So out of curiousity .. what is the answer to didds question .. who are the mods?
Short answer: check out Robbie’s post (http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?17152-New-Warning-System-in-Place&p=259846&viewfull=1#post259846), subject to minor changes, as it is 5 years old.
But then you may recall that discussion, since you asked the same question back then. (http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?17152-New-Warning-System-in-Place&p=259758&viewfull=1#post259758).

crossref
24-06-18, 10:06
No I don't recall that, but it was back in 2013.
The mods back then were


US/Canada:

Bryan
ddjamo
SimonSmith

Europe:
Davet
DrStu
Phil E
OB..
Simon Thomas

Oceana/Asia:
Robert Burns
Dickie E
Ian Cook

Who are the mods now ?

L'irlandais
24-06-18, 10:06
Why donít you ask Robert Burns?

Dickie E
24-06-18, 11:06
I am still a mod ... is there something you want modding?

crossref
24-06-18, 11:06
No, I was curious about who the mods are, nowadays

L'irlandais
24-06-18, 13:06
One has to be an admin to add or remove moderators.
The site admin posted that list shortly before he left for bigger and better things.
Many on the list had already been moderating for years at the time the list was put up.

Apart from those on the list who are no longer active, why on God’s earth do you think it might have changed in the meantime.

davsas
23-09-21, 17:09
!!! BUMP !!!

guys just bumping this, as there is some interesting questions/answers in here.

So Robby has asked me to take over as Admin in the day to day back in running of the system, and im working hard in getting things fixed.

If there is stuff we need fixing and/or changing let me know please.

Robby is still around but busy with work/life, so as a mate of over 30 years im helping him out.

Dave

crossref
23-09-21, 17:09
!!! BUMP !!!

guys just bumping this, as there is some interesting questions/answers in here.

So Robby has asked me to take over as Admin in the day to day back in running of the system, and im working hard in getting things fixed.

If there is stuff we need fixing and/or changing let me know please.

Robby is still around but busy with work/life, so as a mate of over 30 years im helping him out.

Dave

- can we have the like and dislike buttons back ?
- the structure is so last century : we ave far too many forums, no one does like that any more -- I still like my idea from 2018 ...

https://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?21089-Re-organisation-idea

I'll bump it..

And .. if you are the admin now ... who are the mods left now?

davsas
24-09-21, 08:09
The buttons plug-in crashes the site, I’m in the process of updating it to bring it back. I’m also putting old unused threads in the archives.

I’ll let you know the mods soon

crossref
24-09-21, 08:09
The buttons plug-in crashes the site, I’m in the process of updating it to bring it back.

like :)

will we get our like/dislke counts back ? I hope so ...