Quoting ♥ B ♥ Sauce: <blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b> i disagree w/ the notion that you need to ... [snip!] ... voted wrong on. Constantly. Its annoying. I would like to know how you think that some newb could possibly know this site.
if they become a moderator, they are given the full sheet that defines what is abuse.
not to mention the fact that each flagged item is checked as to why it's been flagged.
we have more issues w/ non-mods flagging spam erroneously than anything else.
and i have no way to judge boxes of rocks vs. members, so i'd rather they prove their mettle.
when we have time to test the mods, then we'll be heading into moderator-exclusion-land like so many of you've been longing for--but for now, to think that being a moderator is an index of your specialness on the site is ridiculous. the truth is: being a moderator is an index of your
investment in bg-- as you've taken the time/money to achieve that status, nothing more.
you're only special if you're a super-mod, b/c then you actually know how to vote.
i have no issue w/ stupid mods-- either they'll learn, or they'll never ever have any impact as your voter power drops in parallel w/ your status as a moderator (e.g. "in training" vs. "expert").
it's not perfect, but it's been running very well.
placing arbitrary time constraints on who's qualified to be a moderator and vote is the least of my concerns, honestly.