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Should Moderators take part in debates?

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ALB
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Should Moderators take part in debates?

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moderator1 wrote:
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Am I breaking the rules if I suggest that it is unwise of you to intervene in a debate under that name to express a point of view?It means that you cannot later intervene as moderator should this be necessary.  Haven't you another hat to wear to take part in debates?

No you are not breaking the rules, but you should have PMed me.  There are now 3 moderators so if any problems pop up on this thread the other's can deal with it.

Even Moderator1's reply here suggests that he is replying as moderator as the rules say that if you've a beef with the moderator you should pm him, which you don't have to do with other forum members.

I hate this sort of discussion but I think moderators should only intervene to moderate, not to take part in the debate. If they want to do that they should put on another hat.

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Seeing as you mention it. No they should not be entering into discussions with the moderator hat on. The guidelines advise against this. If moderators want to discuss they can log in with their personal account and do it that way.

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Yeah....i think  a certain Vin would agree it is about time to ban Mod1 from posting cheeky

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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Posts #4 to #12 have been moved to the "Moderators Suggestions" thread, which can be found in the Website/Technical section of the forum.


lindanesocialist
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Who are the three moderators. Are they on the IC and do they agree with the  Vin's  (SPGB member) permament ban from party forums, lists ?

 

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lindanesocialist wrote:

Who are the three moderators. Are they on the IC and do they agree with the  Vin's  (SPGB member) permament ban from party forums, lists ?

 

Stephen Davison, Brian Johnson (myself) and Alan Johnstone are the three moderators and yes we are all on the IC as per terms of reference.  As for Vin's permanent ban I know I'm in favour of it and so it seems are the EC according to the last minutes.

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15. Queries or appeals relating to particular moderation decisions should be sent directly to the moderators by private message. Do not post such messages to the forum. You must continue to abide by the moderators’ decisions pending the outcome of your appeal.

Mod2- When in doubt about the interpretation or application of the rules, moderators consult with other moderators. That is the position at the moment. We are presently discussing events that had taken place prior to the appointment of two of the moderators.  

I will also remind the forum of our other rule 

6. Do not make repeated postings of the same or similar messages to the same thread....

Mod2- You have waited this long and since you have now asked a direct question of us, you will get an answer...in due course. 

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# from 16 to 30 with the exception of #22 have been removed to the 'Off-topic' section of the forum.

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