The Great Moderator Meltdown of 2012 Greetings folks! I’m sincerely sorry I’ve been so short with the whole mod thing, and just in general lately! I’m in meetings all week and I’ve got a client going live next week which I’m not going to be here for, so I’m bringing a colleague up to speed on the client and blah blah blah blah etc….and the fiance and I leave on the cruise Friday to get married. So…without further adieu, an explanation.

As anyone on this page is aware we’ve had some issues with mods – probably due in a large part to myself. There are times when I’d log on late and find the room modless, so I’d see someone in there that I’d seen regularly for a little while and give them mod. Then, being that I gave them no instruction otherwise, they might do the same thing and give someone else mod, and then it’s just the snowball effect from there and we end up with undesirables as moderators. That is why we nuked the current mod roster. There were just too many cooks in the kitchen. It’s worth noting that a LOT of them are great frickin’ cooks, too! I’ve had badtzninja’s lobster ravioli – ITS AMAZING! Our ultimate goal has been, and remains to be, to get a bot that allows room users the ability to moderate via vote functionality similar to the script that J-Step was running locally. We abandoned that due to the stability issues we faced regarding up-time (I think Chrome will only retain a connection for 12 hours – plus that shit required J-Step to leave his machine running 24/7 for the sake of the bot. Very selfless of him to give us the option to begin with!). So now we have Dalton’s bot, which lacks the votekick funtionality, but we are still working toward getting this back.

The only true reason we need mods is to get rid off the random jackasses the come into the room and ruin things for everyone, or the folks that get pulled away and distracted and go AFK. With an option to use votekick this allows room users to moderate without being mods. But…we do not currently have that functionality. In an effort to simplify things and minimize the number of mods we have we’re going to initially give mod privileges to a select few people that we believe should be able to provide, collectively, mod coverage for the room on a 24/7 basis. IF you’re in the room and there’s consistently no moderators present between some specific hours please let us know and we’ll find a solution together.

Soma 350 Mg For Sale Not everyone that was previously a mod in the room will be made a moderator again. Please know that this is not a decision that was made for personal reasons! 95% of our mods do a great job of moderating the room, and we all greatly appreciate the effort you all put forth. Some of you will be made mods again, possibly not right away, but in time as we identify gaps.

In closing one thing that I think we can all agree is critical, until puts something in place to allow us to moderate the moderators of our room – If you are a mod we ask that you, under no circumstances, give anyone else mod privileges without first speaking to the rest of the modstaff. This should help us prevent running into similar issues in the future.

Thank you all very much for your time to allow me to address this, and your continued support and participation in the room we have all helped build and grow.



I, Holly Robots

     The Connect The Songs bot is named for Holly Roberts, a DJ who became an AFK  Mod and hijacked the room for a weekend. A long time ago (read: months ago in TT time), you could be modded by virtue of being in the room the longest, and there could only be one mod. Everyone decided to change their names to Holly and play songs with ‘Holly’ or ‘Roberts’ in the title. Silliness!

Issues Lo(l)g

Issues Log: User Issue Defendant/Rebuttal Issue Status
#1 Severen Severen has officially taken issue with the song Two of Hearts by Stacey Q. “I have to take issue with this…who likes this song and why? How old are you?” Let the record reflect that Severen insists that “It’s not a question of taste.” n/a Closed
#2 JDubb JDubb has taken issue with the artist Cut Copy. Everyone knows cut and copy are useless without paste! This is a travesty! Cut Copy Pending review
#4 @youandyourband It has been implied that @youandyourband has taken issue with the fact that 2 productions by The Lonely Island were played within 2 hours of each other. His angst and frustration were on full display for all to see at ~2:13PM (EST) 7/22/2011. Implied, not confirmed
#3 Mixie Styx Mixie Styx has officially taken issue with individuals informing others of their bowel movements and has declared it as TMI. Christie Lou: Well, I officially take offense to those who do not appreciate the beauty of a healthy bowel movement and firmly support solidarity in this daily action Confirmed
#5 Kezza Kezza: I OFFICIALLY want to take issue with the use of “remix”, “live”, or “feat.” to connect songs unless it’s a FEATURED part of the song title or band name Issue confirmed. Added to rules page. Closed
#6 Eric I lost my shoe. I think the superuser took it on their way out. Untied
#7 livwho I’m officially taking issue with the maintenance crew. Thanks for fucking up the queue and causing twenty minutes of anarchy. (: What the eff happened? Closed.
#8 LoneStarBeerDrinker LoneStartBeerDrinker would like to officially take issue with the fact that one is not allowed to imbibe the beer at work. But he is not an irrational man and as such has moved that it be deemed acceptable for an individual to consume 1 (one) beer on Tuesdays as well as Thursdays. We uh..we can’t really do anything about this but offer moral support.
#9 AJStriker Do not go AFK if you are the moderator. It leaves us all powerless to fend off terribles and spammers…(Not gonna name names…) Was this me? I was there most of it, but as soon as I turned away for a couple of mins and there was a momentary issue. Sorry. – Lauren Control Broke my own issue…damn – AJ FAIL
#10 Eric This came up yesterday: Let’s say I play a song with “by you” in the title. Could the next person play the song “Born on the Bayou?” JDubb: Bit of a stretch. I’m gonna go with no. Kinda like when Pete used Imagine to connect to Imogen. would only make things more complicated than they need to be and give people more inane shit to argue over CLOSED LIKE A BOSS
#11 LaurenControl Less of an issue than an alert. Anyone come in at 8 am EST before? It’s chaos! No mods, no list, lots of smack talkin’, Riyanna is playing, and even the rythym of her music can’t keep up with the spam in the chat box. I think we need to start an award system for them (we can call it our breakfast clubber award). I’m sure it’s like this in security too; it’s the night guards that are the real party animals. JDubb: It all depends. It’s hit or miss in the morning. Lots of the time we’re totally empty. I get in to work at 8:30 to bring order to the chaos, though NOBODY CARES!
#12 Eric I think it should be added to the FAQ or rules that if a song gets lamed because no one likes it, if the next person didn’t get a connecting song in time, to just start a new connection. People sometimes start freaking out. Page updated! ALSO CLOSED LIKE A BOSS!
#13 aoirokuma I, JDubb, am taking issue on aoirokuma’s behalf. The issue is having to take half an hour to explain to LoneStar where the new issues log is. He probably can’t even find his keys in his inebriated state! Looked at LoneStar and shook head in disappointed fashion, instilling shame.
#14 aoirokuma I officially take complaint with people asking to be named hero of the day. End of story. M. Night Shyamalan has better stories, IMO.
#15 Thad the Impaler Suggestion: If someone who can edit the queue comes into the room please pass moderator to him/her if he/she asks. If it is going to go to someone who is AFK tell the queue-master that and work with them accordingly. It makes life a hell of a lot easier. Lisa Potato: There is currently no way to “pass mod” to anyone. It goes to the person who has been in the room the longest, or to the creator of the room if he is there. Closed: TT now allows mods to be appointed
#16 LaurenControl Taking issue with the 2-3 letter word exception. Connecting the word “me” when the song is: We Laugh at danger and Break All the Rules – Against Me! is an automatic lame in my book. We are breeding stupidity. Chris Easy: I concur with this situation. Maybe there should be a maximum word count for the 2-3 letter word exception to be valid.
#17 DJ crackerspv wants to know if the four letters can be on different words. person before played “sweet hoME ALabama” and he played a song called “MEAL ticket” Chreasy: I told him I defer to JDubb JDubb has updated the rules page to reflect this. Approved; Closed
#18 Thad the Impaler The “How to Deal with Asshole” section is outdated now that we DO have the option to appoint mods. Perhaps a list of mods should be added to it? Fixed! Closed