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Resolved: A new ruleset for Chat Moderator applicants was approved

Please excuse me if this topic appears from out of the blue, but I have had some thoughts on this topic for sometime now and I feel that the best thing for me to do is to share my thoughts with the community.

Ever since the creation of this thread, there has been some discussion between myself and other users of Chat, us believing that Chat has enough Chat Moderators due to the fact of there being three active Chat Mods and two active Administrators on Chat, thus making us feel that Chat Mod requests should be closed. But, after some thought, we have decided that we were wrong in thinking that and thus the discussion came to an end.

Until recently, however, we have come to the realisation that some of the rules that are set for Chat Mod requests are a little too easy, thus allowing any user to apply for the role of Chat Moderator. That is why I have decided to propose a new and improved ruleset for those who are willing to request themselves to become a Chat Moderator.

Please note; This is a draft of what I have came up with here, and if I'm being honest, I just tweaked a couple of the rules that are already set.

Minimum requirements

  • Be an active user of Chat (on chat every day, or nearly every day) for at least four months.
  • Having a fair knowledge on how Chat works and the rules of using Chat.
  • A good record of civil behavior - if you have been told off for messing around or are constantly bringing up heart-touching (i.e sensitive topics) or inappropriate topics, then you are not ready for this.
  • Having good English skills is a necessity as English is the only language allowed on main Chat.
    • Spking liek dis meens ur not rdy 2 bcome Chat mod.


I cannot stress this enough, but I feel that Chat Mod requests have to have stricter rules for applying, as do many others in Chat. Please let me know what you think on the proposed ruleset, and hopefully we can come to some compromise for a new ruleset. Beds (parlare - da leggere) 17:07, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

I really like the idea of this new rule. As you may see, users like Sgt. Me, and all that, were banned from chat multiple times, and I think this will do The Sims Wiki a lot of good. :)

Fangirl(Go ahead! Talk!Don't even bother looking here.)

Beds, why aren't heart-touching topics allowed? I was wondering if we're not allowed to bring up things that are important to us. Me!-Bwahaha! 17:30, August 10, 2013 (UTC)Hurhsbr

By heart-touching topics, I mean topics that are too fragile to talk about. I'm not going into detail of the meaning of that. Beds (parlare - da leggere) 17:33, August 10, 2013 (UTC)
I'm mostly in support of this, with one or two possible changes or questions. First, it might be worth loosening the requirement on the first point... saying 'using Chat daily' could be interpreted literally - if you miss one day in a four month period, you're ineligible. I'd suggest it be worded something like "Be an active user of Chat (on chat every day, or nearly every day) for at least four months." I do(derp) also am a bit curious about what 'heart-touching' means. However, if the general idea of that rule is to limit offensive topics, then I'd support it within reason. Overall, I think this rule proposal is good. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 17:41, August 10, 2013 (UTC)
I understand your concern with the first rule, I too was also a little bit iffy on the rule itself, but I guess we can tweak that rule by what you said. Beds (parlare - da leggere) 17:51, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

Seems like a good solution to the issues we've faced. I'd support LiR's idea of replacing "using Chat daily" with some sort of broader activity definition but overall I think this will work. Lost Labyrinth Flag united kingdom england (c)(b) 23:38, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

Okay, so I changed the first rule to what LiR suggested. And to define "heart-touching" topics, I meant topics that other users in Chat would find hard to discuss either with the thought of the topic or if they had experienced whatever the topic would consist of. Beds (parlare - da leggere) 13:24, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with the definition of "heart-touching" as you've stated it, but it probably should be clarified in the rule itself to avoid any confusion later on. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 17:18, August 13, 2013 (UTC)
Alright, I've taken note of what you said LiR and I added the part of sensitive topics in brackets. Does that define the meaning of "heart-touching" topics well enough? Beds (parlare - da leggere) 17:54, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

I'm totally cool with this, I think it will help enforce chatmods to have higher expectations and there to be a strict chat which could help with stopping people saying "heart-touching" things. Jason (Talk) {{{1}}} 19:49, August 24, 2013 (UTC)


Ok, this discussion has reached a consensus, and the rules have been accepted. Archiving the thread now. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 21:08, August 24, 2013 (UTC)

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