Paragon of Bacon
Orange Room Supporter
again forums are first and foremost a reading experience and not a writing one.Good points but I beg to differ.
Moderation mostly and directly affect members contributing content. Spectating members are marginally affected, and should have less of a say into who is fit to moderate. They do not experience the effect of moderation first hand on their contributions, interactions and ideas, because they do not contribute. The fact that posting is not a requirement to register and login does not give one the right to vote, the two are not linked. Moderation directly affects the active community, and the active community should be the one voting for them - This is not a parliamentary elections, and citizenship rights
If someone takes a hiatus for 6 months, it is not the end of the world, because within another 6 months or so, they will get to vote if they are active and contributing again. Besides the thresholds I suggested are very reasonable.
a thread will be formed by 20-30 people debating an idea and will be consumed by 1000s reading them.
when u want to maintain a nice user experience u think first about those who are reading and how to make them come back.
if it means u moderate in a way that makes 2 of the 30 contributors disgruntled then by jove you do it.
i know this is hard to read JL but its the truth