I'm really hoping to see more a pro active prescence round the forum from mods. It doesn't have to be massive, but seeing that continuity is kept with regard to how everyone takes part and mods their sections is important.
Also is acting quickly when threads need moving/merging/splitting etc. Or posts deleting.
I know I am banging on about it, but I really want to step away from the forum and do some work on the main site and get that up to speed and running smoothly again, but I can't as I am having to give so much time to the forum. Not just modding wise but from PM's that really could go to mods, behind the scenes maintenance etc.
I also still tend to scan way too many threads on the forum to keep an eye on things. Some things are slipping through and I've picked up a number of things and done them while browsing round the forum. Maybe I should have said to the people covering those sections, but by the time I do that a day or two could have passed and it then makes modding them moot. So I acted on them when I saw them. All dealt with
I'm confident if you ladies spend time getting up to speed with how to do stuff this week it'll be fine. But I really need to know you know what you are doing and are actively doing it before I can step away. Otherwise I won't be able to relax.
So please, everyone who needs to, take some time, even if its just 10 minutes here and there to look at the mod control panel (will be shown on top right above the main thread listing page of the sections you mod) as [ Moderator Control Panel ]
above the Go To Page
breakdown selection. Just get familiar with things there before you attempt stuff if it helps. Look round, investigate. So long as you don't take the final step of finishing a modding (ie clicking YES or SUBMIT at the final stage to merge/move/split etc) you can mess around in the panel. Once you get to know your way round it, it really should start to feel a bit more doable and you should gain in confidence. If you really have problems let myself or MM know and we shall try to help to get you up to speed.
Sorry if it seems a little harsh about the control panel, but it is important. I need to be able to leave MM with a team of people who can support her fully and actively. I don't want MM to struggle having to take on more than she already does by having to pick up other peoples sections if they are not able to moderate them fully. So please be honest with me if things are too much. If you really cannot get to grips with how to do things then I won't be offended at all if you decide to step down as a mod. I'd rather everyone were on the same page and happy with what they are doing than stuggling on. Being able to use the mod control panel is vital and there will be plenty of occasions when it will need to be used. More often than not in General and when its busy, the Tour section, but other areas also.