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Old 08-01-2012, 03:41 AM
 
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On most forums i participate in the moderators responsible for any given topic are usually listed on the bottom of the section one is in, in this forum if you want to address a question to a moderator you have to spend some time looking for a list of moderators responsible for every section then find the mod responsible for the section in question a task that usually ends up with me just picking any old thread and going to "report this post"even though i'm not reporting the post and hoping i'm talking to the mod i was talking to in the previous query.Is it impossible to include the mods responsible for a section in a quicker to find format?
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Jim
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:18 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Listed under the FAQ heading:

//www.city-data.com/forum/faq/1...ator-list.html
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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It is possible but with how this software works, listing them would limit their powers to these forums only. Global moderators are not listed and that's what we have: so that they can take care of spam all over the forums, not just their own area.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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It is possible but with how this software works, listing them would limit their powers to these forums only. Global moderators are not listed and that's what we have: so that they can take care of spam all over the forums, not just their own area.

and how does one go about contacting a moderator?
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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If you see a post by the Moderator whom you wish to contact, you can simply click on their name and you'll see a list of options, including "Send a Direct Message to ________," in a drop-down box.

If you don't have a handy post by the Moderator but you know his or her name, start by clicking on "My Settings" in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. In the next window, look at the sections down the left-hand side. The fourth one down is headed "Direct Messages," and the second option in that section is "Send New Direct Message." Click on that link, and a window will appear where you can send a direct message. If you just start typing the Moderator's forum handle in the Recipient field, the nifty software will fill in the user names of different CD members whose names start with the characters you've typed, so even if you're not sure whether the person has a dot or an underscore or a dash in their name, you can still find them.

Be sure to include a subject, then type your message in the box below and click "Submit Message."

Be aware that brand-new members are limited on the number of Direct Messages they can send. Once you have been a member for a couple of weeks and have a few dozen posts established, those limits are loosened.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Or you can go to the mi d list and click on the right name.

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Or you can go to the mi d list and click on the right name.
Here: Moderator List
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: In a house
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That list is very helpful, if you know to look in "About the Forum" to find a list of moderators. Most forums don't operate that way, and so most people coming from other forums, might not know to look there.

I didn't know, til I'd been here maybe 6 months, that it even existed. Usually "About the Forum" is the top subdirectory, not the bottom subdirectory. And I didn't know until 3 months ago, that there was a scrolling update below this forum, that showed new posts. I'd never thought to scroll that far down the browser to look, and I've never been a member of a forum that had such a thing, so it never occurred to me there'd be a reason to look in the first place.

A suggestion - to accommodate new members in particular, and add convenience to veterans and us "neither" types:

Have a "Topic Moderator" thread at the top of each topic, that's locked and stickied, that contains simply the names of the current moderators. Have it updated every few months, even if there are no changes, so people know it's kept up to date.

It'd be a simple fix, and it'd definitely solve the issue.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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A suggestion - to accommodate new members in particular, and add convenience to veterans and us "neither" types:

Have a "Topic Moderator" thread at the top of each topic, that's locked and stickied, that contains simply the names of the current moderators. Have it updated every few months, even if there are no changes, so people know it's kept up to date.

It'd be a simple fix, and it'd definitely solve the issue.
Except that the Site Administrator has instructed that there be no more than two permanent sticky threads per forum/sub-forum, and many (if not most) already have that. To add another one as you've suggested would necessitate unsticking one of the current threads.


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Old 08-15-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Maybe the "Announcement" function could be used to link to the ABF forum and the Moderator list.
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