reply to Bubba
Re: Through the eyes of a penguin ...
said by Bubba:Umm...Actually moderators are (at least at the other forums I moderate at) moderators first. The most important to a moderator should be the site, not what the members want. The moderator places the value of the site as a whole ahead of whatever individual nitpicky things a member wants. It is my belief that the moderators here are chosen not because they are buddy buddy with other mods, not because they are really helpful, but because they are capable of putting the value of the site as a whole ahead of the value of the members, and share the same vision for the site as the site creator. The members are not always going to like decisions made by the management. I know I always haven't. However when the management makes these decisions, it is (or at least should be) because they believe that the decision will help make the site a better place to be. Basically improve the environment and try to make it as unintimidating and as a friendly of a place to be as possible. Sometimes what the members want isn't always what is best for the site, and it is the job of the management to decide what is best for the site. We are allowed input via several forums including this one to help the management make their decisions. I'm not saying that the management is always going to be perfect, but rather they try to do what's best. Sometimes they screw up, sometimes something new doesn't work at first, but it works again later, but that doesn't make the management super evil people who are out to get you and screw us all. I think that they really do care, otherwise this thread wouldn't be here right now.
said by DeeC:Perhaps I'm looking at that statement with a shallow mind but I'm sure your aware that there are "users" making the MVM selection now. Sure....the "users" I'm speaking of come from the ranks of MOD's, Hosts or justin himself. All of these "users" are Members first and these "users" are in no way "too dumb to pick the truly helpful people".
You are basically saying the "users" are too dumb to pick the truly helpful people
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