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With how much this community has been growing, the need for moderators has been long over due. Also with how smooth this community is running, its something we would like to maintain. For that reason we brought on Chilli and Porsche2018.

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Sounds like a good move to me.

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Really good moderators lend a bit of their own character to a good forum, I've found. I'd like to propose a couple simple rules to that end; and thank volunteer moderators for their future efforts.

1. Moderators are themselves never to engage in contentious, belittling, chastising ('grow a thicker skin') or superior ('know-it-all') language.
2. If perceived by any forum member to be violating rule #1 (by invoking the phrase "moderator, moderate thyself"), moderator will immediately and without further comment, explanation or argument recuse themselves from that thread.

I should think anyone volunteering for, and suited for, the moderator role would be willing to accept and live by these rules. What do others think?
 

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Today we added a 3rd and final moderator for now. Please welcome Viffermike!
Thanks, @718Admin!

Everyone else: Recent thread squabbles aside, I'm quite stoked to be a forum moderator again -- and on a forum that represents my 'dream car' to boot. Y'all'll get the version of me with the detente mode on 'high' going forward. 0:)

For some insight on how I generally work on forums, see my activity under the same S/N and avatar on Bimmerpost -- particularly 2Addicts.com, where I've been dubbed a forum deputy of sorts by the regulars there. My formal moderator experience was quite a long time ago on forums dedicated to the first-gen MINI Cooper and the Suzuki SV650 motorcycle, but the same basic stuff applies, of course.

If anyone has an issue, question, concern, or beef, don't hesitate to PM me, @Chilli, or @Porsche2018 -- though since two of us are in Texas, a little Lone Star State brown-nosing won't hurt anyone involved, hehe ... :D
 

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Really good moderators lend a bit of their own character to a good forum, I've found. I'd like to propose a couple simple rules to that end; and thank volunteer moderators for their future efforts.

1. Moderators are themselves never to engage in contentious, belittling, chastising ('grow a thicker skin') or superior ('know-it-all') language.
2. If perceived by any forum member to be violating rule #1 (by invoking the phrase "moderator, moderate thyself"), moderator will immediately and without further comment, explanation or argument recuse themselves from that thread.

I should think anyone volunteering for, and suited for, the moderator role would be willing to accept and live by these rules. What do others think?
Everyone deserves a second chance and a clean slate going forward, and our thanks for volunteering some time/effort towards our forum. But let's be clear, one or more of our new moderators have been regular violators of Golden Rule #1 above -- no amount of self-deprecating humor and smilies allow the rest of us to forget that.

So let's give them a chance....an immediate first test will be if our moderators can constrain themselves from responding defensively to this post (Golden Rule #2). That would be a good first step to building up trust with the community.
 

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Really good moderators lend a bit of their own character to a good forum, I've found. I'd like to propose a couple simple rules to that end; and thank volunteer moderators for their future efforts.

1. Moderators are themselves never to engage in contentious, belittling, chastising ('grow a thicker skin') or superior ('know-it-all') language.
2. If perceived by any forum member to be violating rule #1 (by invoking the phrase "moderator, moderate thyself"), moderator will immediately and without further comment, explanation or argument recuse themselves from that thread.

I should think anyone volunteering for, and suited for, the moderator role would be willing to accept and live by these rules. What do others think?
Please don't take this to be anything other than a statement of fact & an attempt at some clarification. Speaking for myself I didn't actually volunteer as such, but was approached by 718Admin & asked if I'd assume a role. I didn't just accept straight away, as I had some strong reservations & made clear that I would only do so if I could be provided with the full training, support & guidance I felt I required. It should also be pointed that although you won't personally be able to access them, there are already a very full & comprehensive set of moderator rules in place. Neither Viffermike, Porsche2018 or myself have had any influence in setting those rules, nor do we have any more authority than yourself to attempt to alter them, but we do all need to comply. If going forward you feel any of us to have acted at all in an inappropriate manner then personal message the other moderators or 718Admin & the issue will be looked at & addressed if so required. Thank You & Kind Regards Chilli.
 

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Moderator, moderate thyself.

Whether or not what you intended, I feel from your post the following: argumentative, responding defensively, getting in the last word, self-important, self-aggrandizing.

Whether you volunteered or were invited (based on post count alone) matters not; perhaps you are not suited by temperament to be a moderator. I appreciate your added content as a frequent poster, sometimes less so the attitude it comes with. I think you know (for the same reasons as you elected to quit the forum momentarily) your style creates friction. I can live with that in a fellow member -- I don't want it in a moderator.
 

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Moderator, moderate thyself.

Whether or not what you intended, I feel from your post the following: argumentative, responding defensively, getting in the last word, self-important, self-aggrandizing.

Whether you volunteered or were invited (based on post count alone) matters not; perhaps you are not suited by temperament to be a moderator. I appreciate your added content as a frequent poster, sometimes less so the attitude it comes with. I think you know (for the same reasons as you elected to quit the forum momentarily) your style creates friction. I can live with that in a fellow member -- I don't want it in a moderator.
Ohhh, the response that you will receive will force me to go make a batch of popcorn! >:D>:D>:D but I like it!
 

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Congratulations to all 3 Members!
 

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Moderator, moderate thyself.

Whether or not what you intended, I feel from your post the following: argumentative, responding defensively, getting in the last word, self-important, self-aggrandizing.

Whether you volunteered or were invited (based on post count alone) matters not; perhaps you are not suited by temperament to be a moderator. I appreciate your added content as a frequent poster, sometimes less so the attitude it comes with. I think you know (for the same reasons as you elected to quit the forum momentarily) your style creates friction. I can live with that in a fellow member -- I don't want it in a moderator.
I think we have a group of very knowledgable people on this forum and I have to say Chilli is, in my opinion, one of the best in that regard and an undeniable asset.
 
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