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Old 10-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Fake Moderator/Admin on site?

So, as some of you might know, last night WI was attacked by a group of 6 or 7 trollers. If you don't know what that means, it means they were going around the site posting spam, curse words and many, MANY innapropriate pictures []

Anyways, after they were cleared up it got me thinking. These guys know that the only time they can begin to troll is when there is no admin/mod on the site, otherwise they'll get cleared off right away. Usually this is only at night when not a single admin/mod is on.
It got me thinking, that maybe if WI had a fake mod or admin, a random username in bright red or blue ALWAYS online, that appeared when trollers quickly checked the 'Who's Online' list, they would see that a mod/admin was on and they wouldn't attack the forum.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, the programming would allow it or if the trollers would buy it.
Would it be worth a shot?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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There is always a mod or admin on. Justin said that before. They are probably invisable, so people won't bug them, haha. But there is at least 1 on at all times.. either that or he just said it so people wouldn't do that. But I really do think there is. What if something really bad happens? There has to be. And they are in different time zones I'm sure, or have different lifestyles, so it's possible they all take turns with shifts. (;

I didn't know about those people. O:
Where they old members or just a bunch of random people who just joined? ._.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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There is always a mod or admin on. Justin said that before. They are probably invisable, so people won't bug them, haha. But there is at least 1 on at all times.. either that or he just said it so people wouldn't do that. But I really do think there is. What if something really bad happens? There has to be. And they are in different time zones I'm sure, or have different lifestyles, so it's possible they all take turns with shifts. (;

I didn't know about those people. O:
Where they old members or just a bunch of random people who just joined? ._.
I guess it's true that they can be invisible. The problem with that is that if the trollers do see no one is on, they go all in. I have been witness to periods where there have been points of half hour or more without moderation, and a troller going around the forum. I know they do have busy lives, which is why I'm suggesting a phony one. Just to be on, and scare away the trollers.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
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lol well now if they read this they'll know.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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Remember not to discuss why members were banned and what went on last night.
Just a friendly reminder. We don't want to bring up the "bad memories" I think the mods and admins that saw it along with the members would rather not discuss such things again. Also, its against the rules to discuss why members were banned.
Anywho...

I do think that's a good idea.

But I agree with Ali too.
I'm sort of torn between the two options. LOL.
I mean I think its a great idea to have it look like one is online, but like Ali said one might be online. I do think that there are times when no staff members are online. Because everyone has different schedules and people need to sleep sometimes! xD
Also, if it did work wouldn't trolls figure out (if they were watching it) that its a fake?
They might read a thread like this or something and realize its a fake.

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I think that's a good idea.
I also would add that if trollers ever start their garbage, just IGNORE THEM. They are looking for a reaction. Just totally ignore them.. no comments at all. Just report it.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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View Post Originally Posted by Blythe
Remember not to discuss why members were banned and what went on last night.
Just a friendly reminder. We don't want to bring up the "bad memories" I think the mods and admins that saw it along with the members would rather not discuss such things again. Also, its against the rules to discuss why members were banned.
Anywho...

I do think that's a good idea.

But I agree with Ali too.
I'm sort of torn between the two options. LOL.
I mean I think its a great idea to have it look like one is online, but like Ali said one might be online. I do think that there are times when no staff members are online. Because everyone has different schedules and people need to sleep sometimes! xD
Also, if it did work wouldn't trolls figure out (if they were watching it) that its a fake?
They might read a thread like this or something and realize its a fake.
I know, I was thinking about that last one, too. A) This thread will probably be lost in a tangle, and who honestly wants to search for that? XD
For the last part... I really don't know. If they truly are just a bored group of friends, and they found a site, I doubt they'd watch the forum for like a week 24/7 XD
My guess is that they would move on to a mod-less forum. Of course, I can't be sure, i'm not a troller, but that would seem more convinient, I guess?
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Ah, yes. But we must applaud the Mods and Admins for the great jobs they've been doing! I mean, they do have RL to deal with, and being a staff here is completely voluntary. I think what they are doing are up and beyond what any of us can do. So I have a lot of respect for them.
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I just think having a fake mod or admin, other than admin (lol) would be weird. I mean, we wouldn't know she\he was fake, and we'd leave them comments and everything. It'd be kind of weird, you know? (:

I guess so, but I'm sure a mod\admin checks out the site every chance they get. Plus, if they aren't on, there's a good chance Justin is, or Wendy, or past mods. c:

As long as someone reports them, the damage is already done, and mods or admins will come and clean up as soon as they can. I guess it's a god idea, I'm pretty sure it'd be weird though. Haha. xD
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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View Post Originally Posted by mickey26
Ah, yes. But we must applaud the Mods and Admins for the great jobs they've been doing! I mean, they do have RL to deal with, and being a staff here is completely voluntary. I think what they are doing are up and beyond what any of us can do. So I have a lot of respect for them.
They do a brilliant job =) I completely and utterly agree with that XD
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