Thread: New Feature!
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So, we have a new update that supports the ability to add moderators to individual threads.
When you navigate to the sub categories page, you will see a new "moderator" column that lists assigned moderators to their individual threads.
At the moment when you go to the thread "How much mithril do you have?"; you will notice the moderators are Thorin Oakenshield and Taz. Both have access to all of the normal moderating features such as Bump Thread | Delete Thread | Lock Thread and the ability to edit and or delete any members' post other than council members. That power belongs to our one and only Fraggle King.
Over the next few weeks, Council members will be observing threads closely for quality and interest. We will contact members who we feel may like to contribute to Planet-Tolkien by taking on the role of moderator.
Forum moderating is a great way to contribute to the PT community! We hope that you are as excited about this new feature as we are.
(Like is 'Geoff' moderating 'The Khazad-Dumish Inn' or the entire forum)
It's a great idea!
I want that power....
Maybe just give thread owners the option to delete threads?
Great idea for local moderators. It will help preventing unwanted spam and let's face it: children are browsing around here, so certain language must be restricted and removed as fast as possible. I believe it to be good idea, that only most devoted (those who are able to spend enough time) to be given such power (responsibility). For example: I have opened an Elven Guild Thread, but I am (unfortunately) not as active as I used to be, so obviously I can not oversee it efficient enough.
The idea still looks great, I am looking forward for its fulfillment.
But what I really mean is that the moderator for a thread should be the most active/respected (i.e. Grondy in the KDI)/appropriate member on there. And if there isn't really one, then the role can just be given to the creator of the thread.
But Thorin's right. Leave it up to the powers that be.
There is a bar, the first ever to dangle from a crane. A Dwarf, A Southron and a Boromir walk into the bar. The Southron says 'Ouch', it misses the Dwarf, and the Boromir simply walked into the bar, and absorbs the impact for the other 2. Then he dies.
That was... randomly morbid.
Council (Grondy, Rednell, Etc)
Sub-Council (Example; Thorin for the RPGs)
Thread Moderators (Example; Fornad for ADFTN, and ADFTN Planning)
1. Taz, the All-Powerful Great Ruler of our Planet,
2. The Council, his board of advisors and secondary commanders,
3. Thread Moderators, the new bureaucrats and editors,
4. Members, the 'loyal' subjects of Taz,
5. Visitors, the strangers and foreigners that pass through here.
I think that just about sums it all up.
I know all will work out for the good of the community.
Although, my grandmother once told me to be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
Ugluk is winning the 'Who would you like to read you the LOTRs' Poll.
Now that is strange!
when will this new feature be implemented fully?
That part has nothing to do with me, I just write the code and do what the Council asks. It is they who will be deciding on the moderators.
Moderating whole forums is basically what the Council have to do, and they're obviously struggling with it
In all my long years here, I've never noticed this. They've done a pretty good job so far.
Council members, actually, do a lot more than moderate the forums. The content in the biography and help section have been written by council. We look for problems on the site and report them to Taz so he can fix them. We are also full of suggestions for our Fraggle King.
Although news has been a bit scare lately, that has also been a role of council. I expect there will be a lot more news in the coming year.
Moderating the forums has not been a struggle for the last few years since the Lord of the Rings hype has died down. Grondy and Amarie have done an amazing job. We are anticipating a lot more traffic once the Hobbit gets into production and we can't wait. We had a lot of fun and made a lot of great friends back in the day.
It is rewarding to moderate and to participate in busy forum and we would like to have more time to contribute to the content. We are proud of what we do and this new feature will allow us to share the fun and maintain the quality of the website.
(Considers changing Username)
I am now the Emu King.
We need to hurry up with this before this site gets popular. Sort it out on the popular threads (All Current Game threads and the current RPGs) with the OPs or whatever soon.
The longer version, but with pictures: Visit this page from AmariŽ's ancient and porly made website
I hadn't visited that page before and now I've saved all the fraggle images as I had lost them