Not to try and be that guy or anything but some of the frihost moderators seem to be in the negative points. And when I say negative I mean some are at -680.
Now before I start getting flammed and told to worry about my own business and all that can I just nicely suggest maybe moving some of these people to retired moderators. Some of these people havn't posted since this place first opened in 2005.
I'm not suggesting new staff. I'm not suggesting getting rid of staff. All I am suggesting is that maybe you mark some of the staff members that havn't been here in a while as a retired member.
Its just my suggestion let me know what you guys think
I may be wrong, but as far as I can see Bondings is extremely loyal to his Moderators, once a Moderator maybe a friend for life? All of the Moderators (friends) basically have tenure on Frihost. I can't see Bondings changing the status without that suggestion originating with the Moderators themselves. Also, Bondings does not seem to sweat small stuff. Those "labels" are probably not a big deal in the total context of running Frihost?
As deanhills mentions, I rarely remove the moderator/staff status. Usually I only change the status to retired, if requested.
I was/am planning to make it impossible for the staff to go below 0 points, but I've never found time for it and it's not really that important anyway.
You never know sometimes... Occasionally a user who's been gone a very long time will come back.
On my forum, this happened with a moderator who left for over a year, but came back.
And on Frihost, there have been a few instances of (non-staff) users coming back with extremely negative points, just look back at any post requesting that points be reset.
Yea i see your point. The not being able to go below 0 would be a good thing.
It's also worth noting that you can still moderate without posting (and therefore getting points). There's no reward for locking, moving or deleting threads; or for resolving things by PM.
I think moderators should not be able to get below 0 points. They should have 0/45/nvt points and not be able to lose any. Though they should get an email every month they haven´t logged in to remember then frihost still exists (just like the -5 points mail does now).
This way it doesn´t look as bad (a mod with negative points looks bad), and mods/admins will still get the mails.
Maybe is best to don't show moderators points in any way. If they work some other things for frihost instead of posting then just disable points. Zero is also good solution but disabling is better for me.
It could be hard to implament. It would probably be easier to just make it so that they don't go below 0. Then we would know any mod that was under 0 was un/active at that time
That could work too ocalhoun i like that idea the best. Seems like a simple fix aswell.
Hmmm, showing 0, 14 or hidding points for moderators will produce an new problem. How we can know which one is acitve and which one is not active. For example if I send to some moderator with 14 points some PM I can wait two month or more for answer if this moderator is not active.