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Date Resolved: July 12, 2014
Result: Community favors changing the process, but still needs more discussion.
There has been a number of issues with chat moderators, some who have been promoted very quickly, and then later removed as chat moderators. It has been great that we have gone this far without a chat moderator request process, but is it time? Or should we just impose minimum requirements? There are a few options I have listed below.
Here are the options:
Option A - keep the chat moderator appointment process as it is now, allowing administrators to appoint chat moderators as they see fit.
Option B - impose minimum requirements for chat moderators (we would need a follow up discussion), but still allow administrators to appoint chat moderators if they meet those requirements.
Option C - impose minimum requirements for chat moderators and require everyone who wishes to be a chat moderator to go through an application process, just like administrators.
No matter what happens, all current chat moderators will remain chat moderators, as long as they follow the rules.
This discussion will end on Friday, July 11, 2014 at midnight, eastern time. — AMK152 (Wall • Contrib) 03:33, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Keep the chat moderator appointment process as it is now, allowing administrators to appoint chat moderators as they see fit.
Support - I support C, mixed with A. Keep the requirements as they are, but let Chat Moderator requests be a thing. Adventuretimesbiggestfan2000 (talk) 03:36, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Strong Support - i Pick A Cause Adding Requirements isn't going to help anything Tominator777 (talk) 03:39, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Neutral - - Yeah, I wouldn't mind this although the process still isn't particularly smooth. --Spongebob456talk 06:14, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Neutral - Meh. This one isn't bad but I think it's fair that some requirements are set. ZeoSparkTalkContribsEdits 14:27,7/4/2014
Neutral - I think some requirements should apply. TanHamMan 16:55,7/6/2014
Impose minimum requirements for chat moderators (we would need a follow up discussion), but still allow administrators to appoint chat moderators if they meet those requirements.
Strong Support - I stronly support Option B. Pretzel📪🔎
Strong Support - - Yes, completely agree with this one. A formal application process is a bit excessive, but I do feel we need a way of defining who would make a great chat mod. --Spongebob456talk 06:14, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Okay, this may sounds crazy, but how about this: We demote all Chat Mods, and then reappoint those who we deam fit. This will help us clean up some of the drama mess, and then we can have a straighter path to move foward. I still support option B, but I think that we need to have a freash start with the chat mods. Pretzel📪🔎
That is an idea. That would mess up the user rights log a bit, but it is worth a try. It is worth pointing out that AMK said no one is getting demoted unless they break any rules. :) --Spongebob456talk 06:14, July 4, 2014 (UTC)