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Staff Checkup: Feedback / Recommendations / Suggestions ?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Sam, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. Sam
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    We have done this before, but it has been a few months (and a few thousand members) ago...

    I just wanted to give everyone the opportunity to tell the staff (Admins, Super Mods, Mods and Rescue Squad) how we are doing with our jobs here. Leave the News Team alone, they didn't do anything to deserve this. ;)

    We would rather you not single anyone out publicly (though we would love to know in a PM if you have had specific issues with a certain staff member) for doing something wrong, but if you want to make a generalized observation about the staff, this would be a good opportunity. Please don't be afraid to step on anyone's toes. We need the feedback in order to do our jobs properly, and we decided the best way to do that would be to ask all of you for an honest opinion. ok, in truth, I decided that it would be a good idea.. I might get some flack for this little stunt. ;)

    Do you think we are doing well as a Moderating staff?
    If not, how can we improve?
    Can you give any suggestions or ideas to help us do our jobs more thoroughly or fairly?
    Do you think we are overstaffed/understaffed?
    Any suggestions for organization?
    Are we approachable enough?
    Anything else?

    Whatever you can think of will help us. I'll close this down after a while to give us time to work on the topics/issues that are brought up, then likely reopen the thread in a few months as another checkup.

    Thanks to everyone in advance for your feedback!
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    I'm sure I speak for the other Squad members on this but feel free to offer any suggestions for us as well. We talk often on things we can do to improve the Squads service and welcome any suggestions from the members.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    OK, well.. All is fair I guess. ;) Fire away!
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    There goes J speaking for the rest of the group again... Geez...

    He's right though! Feedback is feedback, and we want some too!
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    updated the OP with Rescue Squad included
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    I am truly amazed by the job you moderators do here. This is by far the busiest forum I've ever been a part of, and you guys do a remarkable job of keeping it clean and appropriate.

    I have only one suggestion for the forum, but I don't know if its even possible...

    Can the forum automatically find and delete the string, "Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk" from posts? It's pretty obnoxious to see that in every couple of posts in a thread. Nobody cares who's using what to browse the forum; the app's developer is just trying too hard to popularize his app.
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    When you use the app, you can delete that string before you make the post, but it's there the very next time you reply to something, so it gets old quick deleting it.
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    Though I generally don't participate much on this forum, it has been a tremendous resource for all things Droid. This forum is basically where I get most of my information, and I think that's possible because of the effort demonstrated by the entire staff here. You guys keep the site clean and do your best to keep the information relevant. So for me, it has never been a problem searching this site for an answer to a question or problem. You guys also keep this forum civilized, and I know a big part of that is due to this community as a whole, but the staff also does a very good job at moderating by allowing constructive criticisms and opinions yet knowing where to draw the line and prevent, for a lack of a better word, drama. Overall, 5 stars. Keep up the great work!
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    This forum has been a godsend for many people who need help. It really has.

    I've been here for a long time now and I enjoy my time here, mostly. Generally speaking it does get old to see the same posts repeatedly, but eventually you just come to realize it's part of being on such a massive forum board.

    When it comes to the mods, I think they do a fairly good job at keeping this place mostly contained. If I had one gripe, it would be that sometimes a mod will come through and shut down a thread, only to have another mod start one of the same nature up shortly afterwards.

    I know it doesn't happen often and I realize it's usually a topic that is going to get out of control, but it does irk me a bit.

    I do like this whole merging of threads that I've seen you guys doing lately, that makes it nice and you can keep most of the threads in tact and put them together. That makes me happy :)

    Other than that, I think the mods do a pretty good job!
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    Actually you can go into settings and remove it, have a custom one or say sent from my Droid. I think we are just too lazy to change it.
    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Well you learn something new every day!

    Still can't sleep... Guess I'll just stay up!
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    I view as many Droid forums as I know exist but I always save the best for last due to the vast amount of reading that needs to be done on DF to get the info you are looking for.
    While DF has ALL the info some threads do get a bit out of hand with different members posting the same questions over and over every ten posts.
    The Mods do an excellent job of keeping the threads on topic most of the time (I know this is not an easy job) but the redundant questions need to be discouraged and possibly just deleted IMO... once this starts getting done more users would probably either start using search or reading the entire thread to get the info they are looking for. As it is now I DO read the entire thread (new posts) several times a day just to stay caught up with posts and any important info that may have been posted overnight or while I'm working.

    One nice thing that I have seen lately is the OP being updated with the latest info so I know I can go to the OP on a topic and see if any changes or updates were done.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone (and the compliments!).. Keep those suggestions coming!
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    you guys are absolutely horrible i want to pull my eyes out with a spoon........ j/k


    but in all seriousness you guys are doing a wonderful job don't change anything. I've owned/ran over 10 different forums ranging from 500-30,000 members so i know how hard it is not only to keep order from your members but to also have good/trustworthy people to be mods/supermods/asst-admins and you guys are keeping order without being overbearing or a power trip.
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    I'd like to respond to this post. I agree with you, as you may have seen I made a thread of a list of posts I'd never like to see again. I want to pull my hair out every time I see a battery post. But I think some things you have to live with. The reality of this is that new people and some old ones post up without searching. However when you tell somebody that their first response is I did search. It makes it difficult to shut down those threads when the purpose of the Forum is to help each other.

    We'll definitely take this and see if there is a better way to handle these posts. I'd sure like to see one. I do have an idea I'll present to the rest of the mods.
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    I agree that you all are doing a great job! Hook, perhaps one suggestion might be to every so often (once a day :rofl3: ) re-post your posting on How to Search.
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    This.

    Hook, what did you have in mind?
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    I have had a rough last two weekends with you guys. That doesn't take away from the great job that you do day in and day out. My only point is..... If 80% percent of the trouble is able to be pin pointed to one topic, person and or thread/section why keep it?
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    because only. 00005% of the total membership base is causing thar particular problem.

    That's why we will be forced to instate the 30 day suspension. We've been around the block on that issue one too many times so suspensions will be levied out from now on.

    Plus its not fair to punish the majority for what the minority is doing. We will simply eliminate the problem and restore peace.

    There is a sticky across all the forums on the flaming so its time to enforce it.


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    I guess the request for opinions good or bad, you guys really meant only good. cause the first one with any opposition got a good backlash.
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