I have added a few clarifying words to my original post, but I will add some stuff here too. I appreciate your feedback thus far and I’d like to encourage you to continue to make comments.
I would like to add that the reason I started this thread was to aslso ask all of you for your comments and sugguestions about how you want the
“Living in Taiwan” forum organized. Let me
give you a little sneak preview of what’s coming. I cannot tell you much, so you’ll have to be patient. There are going to be some new features added to ORIENTED soon. These features will allow us moderators to organize some of discussion threads in each of our forums. For you there will be an added search feature, recommending popular topics, and more. Basically it will become easier for you to find information you want quickly.
I cannot tell you when this will be introduced
so please don’t ask. I am personally pretty excited about this. Don’t worry the basic format on ORIENTED WILL NOT be changed, just some added things to help YOU! Ok I know I didn’t tell you much, but maybe you can use your imagination a bit.
Okay now let me answer some of the questions that were proposed earlier in this thread.
wolf_reinhold Before wading in, I would like to know how much time you feel you ought to devote to moderating, how much time you realistically can give, how often you look at all the posts, and if you have a secular bias. I say the last part because I have heard from several corners that you have a severe...er...problem with anything stronger than "gosh" and that may stem from your religion, which, in turn, may color your moderating.
I would also like to know how long you have lived in Taiwan.
Wolf as far as how much time one should spend to be a moderator depends totally upon the person moderating. Because I am not allowed to use the I
Internet at work for personal stuff I do all my stuff at home. Some of you have the freedom at work to do personal stuff. I look at the posts at least once a day.
I do not have a bias, and not wanting foul language in my Forum is my rule. Each moderator has there own style. If you heard me in a pub with my friends I think you’d be surprised what words I use. However, in a public forum I’d prefer you avoid using them. Recently I have been more relaxed about the language simply because it takes too much time to edit all that junk out of the posts. After reading some of the comments above I am getting a general sense that people would prefer not to see foul language on the boards.
And how long I have lived in Taiwan is
irrelevant to being a moderator. But just for the record I have been here more than one year but less than 10.
Okay keep your comments coming!! When I am able to get more infomration to you about the new features, I will.