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"J.J. Chambers"

06/07/2003 5:22 AM

[ELECTION] question for the mod candidates

This question is for all the candidates: what makes you think you
would make a good moderator?

I especially would like to hear from Brett O'Callagan and Glenn
Langford on this, because I have doubts about them.

I appreciate that Brett has different views, but I have seen him
come across as very insulting and rude sometimes, and after the
Charles Martin fiasco that's the last thing we need on the mod team
IMHO.

Glenn seems like a sincere person, but too many times in my dealings
with him on modish he's come across as both overdefensive and
accusatory. Is this a quality that makes a good moderator?


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Nyctolops

in reply to "J.J. Chambers" on 06/07/2003 5:22 AM

08/07/2003 4:35 PM

On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 05:22:36 CST, "J.J. Chambers"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>This question is for all the candidates: what makes you think you
>would make a good moderator?
>
I am very difficult to anger and I can generally tell when people are
joking. You can find out a whole lot more by looking up my responses
on Google for the original moderator elections. Just go to advanced
search and choose rec.arts.drwho, Nyctolops, any thread with
Moderator(s) in the title and the dates April 24, 1999 to May 12,
1999.

Nyctolops
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BO

"Brett O'Callaghan"

in reply to "J.J. Chambers" on 06/07/2003 5:22 AM

06/07/2003 2:22 PM

"J.J. Chambers" <[email protected]> wrote:

>This question is for all the candidates: what makes you think you
>would make a good moderator?

>I especially would like to hear from Brett O'Callagan and Glenn
>Langford on this, because I have doubts about them.

Very simply, I feel I am able to separate "personal" (normal posting)
and "professional" (moderator duties) very easily. I am able to go
into "moderator mode" with a different approach than I would have with
my normal posting. I think that's the problem some other people may
have.

Secondly, unlike a lot of people, I am able to "drop it". I don't
especially feel the need to have the last word or "win" a thread.
There's nothing worse than an argumentative moderator IMHO.

Also, just to make it all clear - I have a very low tolerance for
off-topic political/religion threads. As I see it, there is no place
for them in RADWM.

And finally, whilst I spoke against the group before it started (to be
fair to myself, it was also before RADW was destroyed by people 1.
bringing in and 2. feeding all the "flonkers") my entire attitude
towards the group is this - "it's here, let's make it work".



Byeeeee.
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lG

[email protected] (Glenn Langford)

in reply to "J.J. Chambers" on 06/07/2003 5:22 AM

06/07/2003 9:29 PM

"J.J. Chambers" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> This question is for all the candidates: what makes you think you
> would make a good moderator?
>
> I especially would like to hear from Brett O'Callagan and Glenn
> Langford on this, because I have doubts about them.
>
> I appreciate that Brett has different views, but I have seen him
> come across as very insulting and rude sometimes, and after the
> Charles Martin fiasco that's the last thing we need on the mod team
> IMHO.
>
> Glenn seems like a sincere person, but too many times in my dealings
> with him on modish he's come across as both overdefensive and
> accusatory. Is this a quality that makes a good moderator?

Wow, overdefensive *and* accusatory - must start taking those pills
again! :-)

Firstly, I deal with people's behaviour, not with the people
themselves. I have no beef with anyone whose opinion is different to
mine - hey, we're all human. But I don't feel the need to drag
people's names through the mud, nor impugn their opinions or
personalities. I always try to remain even-handed and find the outcome
that will enable the group to move forward.

Secondly, I'm fairly unobtrusive. There will probably be quite a few
people here who don't know me or my name because I don't really post
that often, though I've read the group for over 6 years. I think it
was Alan Wales who noted that I posted quite a bit on modish, and that
was because I have strong views on the way that group, and this group,
should be moderated (or rather, I disagreed with a lot of other people
who were posting their strong views) and aired my views as such.
That's what I like about radwm and modish - people have strong views,
and we are here to discuss them in a reasonable fashion.

I guess it's the last two words that prompted me to nominate myself. I
saw what radw had become (just as bad as the Australian parliament!)
with bickering more often than not. I would like the bickering that is
threatening here, and on modish as well, to stop so we can all talk
civilly to one another about Doctor Who.

Hope this helps.

PS: does this mean you're actually going to send in a legal vote, JJ?
I was reading the thread where you expressed much reservation about
sending your real name and email address to Shannon. Just
interested...

Cheers,
--
Glenn Langford
[email protected] (via Google - posting problems!)


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