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What would you like to do?

With this, I add myself as a RO Candidate to SOCVR.

I have been around SOCVR for approximately 1 year and gained some experience on the dynamics of the room. I'm also one of the core developers of Queen and with that a founding father of the SOCVFinder chat room, now renamed to SOBotics since multiple others bots are joining in to be trained by people in room.

How do I see SOCVR?

To me SOCVR is an overall moderation room (not just CVR) and probably should endorse even more other moderating activities as editing posts, NATO etc.

In chat room people need to have fun (no one is paid) but the fun should not be on the expense of others. I have taken on a personal battle on SO to fight the "snarky" comments on posts, since I see no added value and despise when “Strong” hits “Weak”.

I think "be nice" and "treat people with respect" is the key word on all interaction on SO and to me RO's main task in SOCVR is to use this concept to correct behavior of other users.

My only reservation to my RO nomination is that if you are only considering 1 more RO, I personally think that Kyll is guy this time.

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ArcticEcho commented Sep 29, 2016

With regards to having fun in chat:

  • At what time(s) do you feel having "fun" would not be appropriate in the room?
  • How would you determine if a member has crossed "the line"? What signs would you look out for?
  • And finally, let's assume there are no ROs present and two users go overboard having "fun", what would you say/do to said users?
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jdd-software commented Sep 29, 2016

At what time(s) do you feel having "fun" would not be appropriate in the room?

We hatezzz fun
but we also have different definition of “fun”, my fun is that you have fun doing the activity of SOCVR (moderating post, helping users etc), so it is always appropriate, sometimes instead, a lot of frustration builds up in users who do not have fun doing this activity and normally it better to just take a break.

How would you determine if a member has crossed "the line"? What signs would you look out for?

The FAQ has 22 rules, SO has it’s rules, but common sense is always the best sign.

And finally, let's assume there are no ROs present and two users go overboard having "fun", what would you say/do to said users?

There is no auto-comment for this and the options are many all depending on users and context, from simply talking to users,, trash messages (which is my favorite), freeze room to kick users. The last should only be used in very clear case where a user is trolling or being clearly intentionally offensive.

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Tiny-Giant commented Sep 29, 2016

What is one thing that you would add to, change in, or remove from the current guidelines or FAQ?

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jdd-software commented Sep 29, 2016

What is one thing that you would add to, change in, or remove from the current guidelines or FAQ?

We could continue to add ruelz like "Don't ping moderators in chat for moderating reasons", "Pass only constructive comments on post" but the more specifici you get the less common sense will apply, the last 22 rule seems like we are missing this.

If we like to improve we should find the fundamental rules (be nice, ask for votes, moderate post not user, format cvs-pls with valid reason), move'em up and the we can have some nice secondary rulez like "no-one boxing" etc, that is not end of world if they are broken.

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Tunaki commented Sep 29, 2016

Simple (and explicitly open-ended) question: what is a room owner and what does that title imply in your opinion?

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jdd-software commented Sep 29, 2016

Simple (and explicitly open-ended) question: what is a room owner and what does that title imply in your opinion?

Welcome to SOCVR, please do not post duplicate question on multiple nominations, read 1 answer and if you still have doubts leave a comment once you earn enough reputation. If the nomination is not a duplicate then tailor the question to the nomination.


A room owner is responsabile that room is managed correctly related to rules and expectations of SE/SO and the other RO's.

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rschrieken commented Sep 29, 2016

I assume "be nice" and "treat people with respect" are in quotes because you have no idea, just like me, how that should be implemented effectively. Nevertheless, can you give it a try in explaining what those words mean in the day to day operation of the room?

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jdd-software commented Sep 29, 2016

I assume "be nice" and "treat people with respect" are in quotes because you have no idea, just like me, how that should be implemented effectively. Nevertheless, can you give it a try in explaining what those words mean in the day to day operation of the room?

I'm not sure if this is why I quoted "them", probably more a random "action", but I'm pretty sure someone needs to set example and someone needs to follow. Someone needs to understand if something is not nice or respectful and in some way communicate this to the other in such a manner that a moment 22 is not created..

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