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Forum Maintenance and moderation RRS feed

  • Question

  • It's been a week since Darin Smith departed from the WGA Forums, and in that time as far as I can tell there has been no Moderator presence (apart from the visit lists) in the WGA forums.

    There are only two Answerers there - myself and Carey Frisch. Therefore necessary maintenance is backing up.

    Are these forums being allowed to wither on the vine, or what? 


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth


    Saturday, July 7, 2012 7:24 AM
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  • Can you post links to these forums?

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Sunday, July 8, 2012 4:34 AM
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  • Sunday, July 8, 2012 6:52 AM
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  • Who from the community should be the moderators, and why?

    What about for moderators to be added...

    You - http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/noel%20d%20paton

    Carey - http://social.microsoft.com/profile/carey%20frisch

    For Answerers to be added...

    Cbarnhorst - http://social.microsoft.com/profile/cbarnhorst

    George - http://social.microsoft.com/profile/george1009


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, July 9, 2012 11:44 PM
    Owner
  • I'd rather not comment about others in public :) ( I did email you  a few days before I posted this thread)

    As for myself - I'd be happy to moderate the WGA forums, given that I've supplied around 50%+ of the answers there for the past year or so :)

    I believe I can bring a necessary even-handedness to moderation (which isn't often required in those forums, they aren't exactly hotbeds of strife as a rule!), and have the skills to judge when a response is good and when it isn't, whichever way it's been marked.

    Since there would ideally have to be two moderators, I'll state a bald preference without explanation - George1009

    If you'd like to email me - either track me through my website, or use ngsATcrashfixpcDOTcoDOTuk (throwaway account) in the first instance.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:23 AM
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  • Hi Ed -

    I would be more than happy to moderate the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forums.  I currently moderate the following subsets:

    • Genuine Advantage Offers - Eligibility Issues Forum
    • Genuine Benefits
    • Feedback and Comments

    I need to be added as a moderator to:

    • Windows 7 Genuine Advantage Validation Issues
    • Windows Vista Validation Issues
    • Windows XP Genuine Advantage Validation Issues

    Also, I am currently an experienced and diligent moderator of the Windows 7 IT Pro, Windows Vista IT Pro, and Windows XP IT Pro Forums in the Windows Client Forums. I have undergone several Microsoft training sessions for both the TechNet and Microsoft Answers Forums and understand the requirements for forum moderation and adhering to the Moderating Microsoft Forums Guide.  The MGA Forum is regarded as a fairly sensitive area since it involves an underatanding of Microsoft software licensing, product keys and adherence to confidentiality.  It really requires just one outside moderator.

    Thank you for your consideration!


    Carey Frisch



    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:02 AM
  • You mean added back as moderator - after you were demoted for cause.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:53 AM
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  • Noel, I can't find your email. I hope it didn't go to my spam. Would you mind trying again? It's edprice at Microsoft. Thanks!

    And thanks for responding, Carey!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:06 AM
    Owner
  • Done  - I'll try sending it from  my gmail account as well, just in case.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:12 AM
    Answerer
  • Carey,

    Could you email me?

    It's edprice at Microsoft.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:19 AM
    Owner
  • UPDATE: Building a list and value for a proposal.

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:27 AM
    Owner
  • Hi Ed -

    Done!


    Carey Frisch

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 1:54 AM
  • Hi Sly !

    Do you have any better candidate for that particular  or you think yourself as a better candidate then send it to Ed Price rather than discussing it here. Usually we encourage people to participate in forums and have a healthy discussion here, but since your arrival in this thread its losing the value of it.

    If you have concerned over some Moderator you are always welcome to bring our attention to it, but everyone does mistakes Moderators are not always perfect they do mistakes but when identified they make corrections to it, as we all welcome criticism. Also tell us what is the percentage you think, they (do not follow rules / make wrong decisions) out of their overall activities.

    You might not like this post from me, but if you think you are a better candidate than "Noel" and "Carey" than let us know why you should be Moderator of "Microsoft Genuine Advantage" Forum. Tell us your positives and your achievements here at Forums (Online) and Offline community.

    You can also name someone else who you think should be better for these Forums.

    Now i want to hear back from you is how many times "Noel" and "Carey" make mistakes during their activities in these Forums. Be more specific with the percentage.

    Who else you think should be Moderator their. (Provide reasoning to it).

    Just to mentioned one thing, i don't know "Noel" and "Carey", i just see them here in this thread. Also please avoid posting posts from other thread in here as it doesn't add any value.

    Hope you would take some time before replying back and think why we all are here (obviously to help each other out and make things easier for each other not the other way around).

    Thanks, Hasham Niaz

    Friday, July 13, 2012 6:51 AM
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  • ...and just who are you to judge that?


    It is repellent attitudes like you just demonstrated that gave me cause to post to this thread in the first place.

    So there you have it, Ed.


    Hi Sly !

    If you think you are contributing to this particular thread, then why don't you care to answer my question. You think just by criticizing someone else you will get the attention of Forum Moderators, you will have to put some reasoning in it.

    In my reply i wanted to hear back from you on below points;

    1) Now i want to hear back from you is how many times "Noel" and "Carey" make mistakes during their activities in these Forums. Be more specific with the percentage.

    2) Who else you think should be Moderator their. (Provide reasoning to it).

    But you never answered on these 2 points, rather you decided to put questions on my behavior here.

    This particular thread is created to find a new Moderator for WGA Forums, or help identifying possible candidates. So the value of this threads relates to those posts which help the cause of creating this thread.

    Thanks, Hasham Niaz

    Friday, July 13, 2012 9:22 AM
    Moderator
  • To do... request forum owners.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, July 16, 2012 6:30 PM
    Owner
  • UPDATE: Request for Owners sent.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, July 16, 2012 6:46 PM
    Owner
  • Thanks for tidying up a bit, Ed!

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, July 16, 2012 6:58 PM
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  • Thanks for tidying up a bit, Ed!

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    This thread? I think close to a dozen people chipped in to clean it up (including a few of the people who posted deleted their own replies). =^)

    I understand Derosnec's concerns, but he can start a new thread or email me directly to discuss.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)


    Monday, July 16, 2012 7:06 PM
    Owner
  • No - in the Win7 WGA forum :)

    (thanks everyone for tidying up here! )


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, July 16, 2012 7:19 PM
    Answerer
  • On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 07:24:31 +0000, Noel D Paton wrote:
     
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    >It's been a week since Darin Smith departed from the WGA Forums, and in that time as far as I can tell there has been no Moderator presence (apart from the visit lists) in the WGA forums.
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    >There are only two Answerers there - myself and Carey Frisch. Therefore necessary maintenance is backing up.
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    >Are these forums being allowed to wither on the vine, or what?
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    >Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
     
    It's now been a month....
    No forum Owner
    No moderators
    No SPAM deletions
    No threadcare (almost)- apart from me tagging my own posts as answers
    (eventually, and against better judgement) as well as a small number
    of others.
     
    Is anything happening yet, Ed?
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:52 PM
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  • I'm out on vacation until next week. I'll pick these back up after I get back and get you an update.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:17 PM
    Owner
  • Thanks, Ed.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Friday, August 3, 2012 7:29 AM
    Answerer
  • Anything yet, Ed?

    Interestingly, I bumped into an MS trainee in the Answers forums yesterday, who is actually doing some training in MGADiag reading...... the mind boggles :)  (he wouldn't give me the training materials, though - spoilsport<g>)


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:24 PM
    Answerer
  • Nothing yet.

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:27 PM
    Owner
  • I added this wiki article to help me track order of priorities for these requests: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13037.answerermoderator-requests-on-technet-and-msdn-forums.aspx

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, September 3, 2012 7:14 AM
    Owner
  • UPDATE: Noel was added as a Moderator on 6 of the forums. George and Colin were also added as Answerers to the Windows-version forums.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:25 PM
    Owner
  • Thanks, Ed

    The spring-clean is under way :)


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:35 AM
    Answerer
  • Thanks, Ed

    The spring-clean is under way :)


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth


    Yeah, I move in spurts. =^)

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:54 AM
    Owner