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Title: Suggesting a change in policy


Williamson - August 8, 2007 06:52 PM (GMT)
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The revealing of the private identities of the Cybernations moderation and other staff is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban.


The only person that can originally reveal the identity of the moderator is the moderator himself, so they should be banned on the spot for revealing their own identity. Since that will never happen though, if you don't want people knowing who you are, why don't you just keep your mouth shut about it?

Justitia - August 8, 2007 07:01 PM (GMT)
Seriously, guys :rolleyes:

Fine, make a suggestion to reword it so even the dummies understand it.

BenPG - August 8, 2007 07:16 PM (GMT)
It's a fair point, unless someone makes some unbelievably lucky guess, the only way to tell the IC identity of a mod is if they tell someone. It's not fair to expect people to say nothing when it's apparently such a valued secret, especially when the mod staff themselves appear to be letting a few individuals know anyway.

In other words, you're not blameless and it's only fair to stop acting that way. What that means for your policy I don't know, you guys make that.

Williamson - August 8, 2007 07:19 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Justitia @ Aug 8 2007, 01:01 PM)
Fine, make a suggestion to reword it so even the dummies understand it.

Actually, I was suggesting you stop banning people for 'revealing' moderator identities, because the moderator himself would have to reveal it originally.

e: BenPG is much more elegant than I.

andyt2k - August 8, 2007 07:51 PM (GMT)
Actually some moderators might actually trust the individuals they talk to but not want it spread around in public.

I think if you betray the trust of a mod like that you deserve to be banned

Williamson - August 8, 2007 09:03 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (andyt2k @ Aug 8 2007, 01:51 PM)
Actually some moderators might actually trust the individuals they talk to but not want it spread around in public.

I think if you betray the trust of a mod like that you deserve to be banned

As I said in the OP, if you want your identity kept private, don't go around telling people. It's your own fault if you tell people your identity and somebody else finds out.

Tlatelolco - August 9, 2007 08:18 AM (GMT)
I'd like to see a fairly good reason why it's a bannable offense in the first place. Or, provided one is available, I'd like to see a fairly good reason why that is still the case today.

(In other words, let's have a response from a mod without a lock on the whole thread. This "I have the last word and am 100% certain that no one on this whole board could possibly be successful in refuting it, and therefore now close this thread before dicussion can occur" thing is more than a little ridiculous)

onbekende - August 9, 2007 08:34 AM (GMT)
Some mod identity's are easely guessed, or are already known, still prohibits you from telling who is who. Life with it, if a mod trusths you to say who he is, keep it to yourself.

Tlatelolco - August 9, 2007 08:41 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (onbekende @ Aug 9 2007, 03:34 AM)
Some mod identity's are easely guessed, or are already known, still prohibits you from telling who is who. Life with it, if a mod trusths you to say who he is, keep it to yourself.

If it's a bannable offense, then clearly the mods aren't supposed to be traceable to players. So why shouldn't the mods be accountable for their own identities? What you said is, "it shouldn't not be prohibited because it's prohibited." And it doesn't make sense to have it prohibited. Mods should be capable of keeping such a simple secret, since they're obviously supposed to be competent enough to moderate a gigantic community such as this.

It's simple. If a mod doesn't want people to know who he or she is, then he or she shouldn't say anything about it. Removing the prohibition on discussing mod identities might get them to be more motivated about keeping it a secret, since they can't just ban the person who squeals.

AVFC1 - August 9, 2007 03:29 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (onbekende @ Aug 9 2007, 09:34 AM)
Some mod identity's are easely guessed, or are already known, still prohibits you from telling who is who. Life with it, if a mod trusths you to say who he is, keep it to yourself.

Well mods say their identities shouldn't be revealed, yet they reveal them.

Even if people guess who the mods are unless they can prove it, the mod can just deny it.

Sword of Estel - August 9, 2007 03:31 PM (GMT)
This isn't open for discussion and rest assured, those of you continuing to harass players you believe to be moderators will get your bans soon.

I don't want to see another topic about this matter, period.




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