Okay since you guys are still all getting butthurt at each other I may as well chip in again.
A lot of people here seem to be reacting to this whole idea based on reasons of personal interest. Most of you guys are either flaming each other, fucking around, or whining because some one you don't like is getting votes.
I think what's really going on is a lot of you guys are more worried about a change of /social status/ than the actual meaning behind being a mod for these forums. And I for one /DO/ believe we could actually use another mod - maybe two more even, just to keep things a little more active and clean.
Xaviar and Nate are not useless, they do actually perform their duties here at a reasonable level of frequency. However, they have lives, and they're just two guys - and I haven't even seen the other mods even LOG IN since I've made my account here, save for Alcar every now and then. The last three spam-trolls who showed up since the last two weeks stuck around for several hours before anyone was able to respond to the reports - forgive me if I'm remembering wrong, but I think the first of the three multis stuck around for like a day.
I'm not saying this place needs to be air-tight, but really, how would having a new mod ACTUALLY HURT the forums? That's the thing here that NO ONE seems to give a good argument towards. Everyone against this is just like "Muueeeaarrrrr but whats the point lol were so SHIT and SMOLL and DED theres no hope lel". And honestly it's hard to sympathize with that attitude.
A mod may not necessarily spark activity in the /community/, but just a little extra help would at least make things a bit more professional. And just look at this thread... Imagine how embarrassed we as a community should be - Lorne would roll his eyes so hard at all of this that his eyeballs would roll down his skull and come out of his asshole.
I think at this point Alcar and the others should decide on specific individuals that they themselves feel would ACTUALLY make good, logical candidates, and just make us vote for them, and screw all the third party voting because apparently we can't handle it without devolving into a bunch of shit posts. Fuck the third parties.
Come on, sing it with me.
#Fuck the third parties!
#FUCK THE THIRD PARTIES!!!!
FUCK THE THIRD PARTIES IN THE A, AND HAVE A NICE DAY!
Originally Posted by Vlam
J_Dude and Lanning being Facebook "friends" is totally irrelevant. A moderator is like a janitor. Nothing more, nothing less. Yet, those who are supporting J_Dude want him to be more than that which is a good reason to discard him.
Also, this makes no sense to me and I think it proves my point that everyone here is just butthurt at each other. Sure Jaydee being friends with Lanning doesn't necessarily mean he should /automatically/ be our mod, but it's a plus, isn't it? It does tie us together with OWI a bit better and it could potentially give us more leverage and influence over the future of Oddworld. The only reason you say it's totally irrelevant is because you don't like him - if you were friends with Jaydee then you'd be using this as an example of why he's a better choice.
Lorne does apparently read the forums after all, he looks into our wants as the fans to decide what kind of product to give us.
"Wanting Jaydee to be more than a janitor is dumb and we should discard him because of that" isn't very convincing. I'm more sympathetic towards him now honestly because he seems more mature here. And that should be our main point to consider for this job - maturity.
Even if someone is very "opinionated", that wouldn't matter if they were fucking mature and would be able to put this drama bullshit behind them enough to get the job done, and avoid being an asshole or abuse the power somehow. Maybe all this drama bullshit is all the more reason we need more mods.
EDIT: Looking at the way the votes are going, Jaydee's probably just gonna win because of this thread anyway. But I think this should all be a lesson for us - we can't handle third parties without going ape shit. And that's really fucking sad....