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Dear Community Members,

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our team of dedicated site moderators. Our ideal candidate is dependable, reliable and willing to help all members of the community. Our moderators are leaders within the community and our community members will be reliant on you for advice and knowledge.

You will be expected to help prevent and remove spam or other unwanted activity within the forum while helping new members. As a moderator, you will be working closely with the other moderators to keep the forums friendly and inviting to the community.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:
  • Participated in the forum for at least 1 year
  • Frequent posts and replies with other members in the forum
  • No history of rules violations

If you meet our expectations and are willing to continue to actively participate in the forum, we would like to discuss joining our team of volunteers. Feel free to contact us directly or reply to this thread to submit your candidacy.

Please note, we only have a select number of openings available at this time. We may consider others for future openings when they become available.

Your Community Management Team
 

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... or the "joke du jour" thread joke du jour

Either way, they still won't get it.
 

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Interesting. I thought a couple here thought it was a grand idea to get rid of the good moderators we had. But then it allowed them to harass and run whatever good members were left here til this place was pretty much a ghost town. Which was too bad this used to be a great community.

Well the “Shang” thread is still a great civil place, which was what drew me back to contribute, though a few think it’s terrible. Unfortunate.

personally, I’d ban political/religious threads altogether. Who needs it? Any of the few busier forums still running today don’t allow them for good reason, and is more inviting to people.
 

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Old member from over the big pond ( Flanders, Europe) chiming in again:
EHMac used to give thorough technical advice. That is how I found you in the 1st place.
When it watered down to political quabbling, I just gave up.

Was just checking in right now, will keep this up for awhile and see how things turn out.
Amazed at the revamping you've been doing, nice!

Would like to meet some of my old friends here, though...

Good luck!
 

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Was just checking in right now, will keep this up for awhile and see how things turn out.

Say hexdiy, it's nice to know that you are still around, but your posts have been rather infrequent. Yes I know, it's a far cry from what the site used to be so no point getting mixed up in all the surplus non-Mac crap IMHO.

I hope everything is well with you and you are keeping safe and healthy.


- Patrick
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Hi Patrick, so nice to know you are still alive and kicking!
So am I, only, I kicked the bucket with EhMac because of too much politics involved.
Will give it a try again presently. Miss you all, even if we may not see eye to eye politically.
Never mind, we are all humans. Mustard seeds under the Corona crisis.
Love, Hexdiy.
 

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It’s always the same story here. They let a political troll run the place pretty much and it just keeps people away. I tried to say it 7 years ago and I got jumped on so I left. I came back here recently and it’s still going at it. Nothing will change, no moderators will solve it. This is a technology site not some political trolls personal dumping ground. They should just light a match on ‘those threads’ as they accomplish zero.
 

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+1, Groovetube! On MacFreak.nl ( a Dutch speaking site with fairly polite contributors), this issue has been solved by creating a "Macfreak Café" for all non- Apple topics. Set well aside from the rest of the forums.
Nudge nudge, wink wink?
 

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On some of my old client website communities I’d help and admin etc the old VB form admin backends there was this function I think it was called “tachy goes to Coventry”, it was kinda fun because it would set a problematic member so that they can post and read etc but no one else would see them or their posts. We’d bet on how long it’d take before they figured it out. :)

my how things have changed.
 

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I'm cooking something up, just wait and see.
MacFreak.nl English support Forum. Benelux forum, but well versed in English and specialising in Apple support.
Hope I will get there for you all...
 

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+1, Groovetube! On MacFreak.nl ( a Dutch speaking site with fairly polite contributors), this issue has been solved by creating a "Macfreak Café" for all non- Apple topics. Set well aside from the rest of the forums.
Nudge nudge, wink wink?
How does that differ from "Everything Else, Eh?" which is for all Non-Apple topics?
 

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I had a look at some still existing Mac forums that are still relatively well visited, macrumors puts a heavily moderated forum in it's own category and keeps their general chat clean of it. It allows those who wish to chat off topic to avoid 'those threads'. it appears that AppleInsider doesn't allow partisan political content, at all. I checked a couple other running Mac technology sites, they don't allow political content whatsoever. One thing I noted, is trolling behaviour, and we all know that one, is strictly not tolerated. Even if the member trolling pretends to be civil. Interesting...

Probably the best idea if political stuff is allowed, contain it somewhere in another category, because it sounds like many members would contribute but don't because they hate the political threads. Regardless of 'who's fault it is'. But this isn't ideal for someone interested in trolling. And will likely be resisted strongly. ;)
 

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How does that differ from "Everything Else, Eh?" which is for all Non-Apple topics?
Well, most non- Apple comments are not there, right? Question of sorting subfora?

Speaking of which, most fora on EhMac tend to be non- Apple, lately, right?
 

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You're right, hexdiy, that a lot of the activity is non-Apple lately. However, it keeps people checking in and contributing to the Apple forums that they see as they visit.

It's quite shocking to watch a simple request for volunteers bringing out the authoritarian in people trying to remake EhMac in their own image. Let's wipe out entire sub-forums that we've enjoyed and participated in for 20 years; let's ban members; let's limit their ability to post — all out of a primitive need to control others?
 

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oh come on macfury, stop being so passive aggressive, we all know what and who you're referring to. You've had your 7 years to prove to everyone how great your experiment really was. All it resulted in, is everyone leaving, and no one, is coming in to 'check in and contribute' to the apple forums. It's dead as hell here. I see your continued trolling, pretending to be civil, (everyone saw it and left) other members starting their posts with "bigot", and nothing but toxic nonsense. That's what your suggestions have resulted in. Face it. It's a failure.

What I suggested, is not authoritarian, stop being so overly dramatic. I didn't say to ban anyone, you are being ridiculous. I merely suggested exactly what all the other remaining Mac technology forums (even ones vertiscope runs) are doing successfully. Member after member have clearly said they'd like to participate more but they don't because of all the political bickering. You can't try to blame me because I haven't been here in 7 years. You can try to blame everything under the sun.

But the solutions are clear, and proven. Im sorry that suggesting them, upset you.
 

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Well, most non- Apple comments are not there, right? Question of sorting subfora?

Speaking of which, most fora on EhMac tend to be non- Apple, lately, right?
there is only one off topic (Macs) category right now. What other still running forums do, is they separate the controversial stuff and heavily moderate them. If, they even allow it, several Big Mac forums have banned it altogether. They seem to be doing quite well and and are very busy. It's a pipe dream to think that continuing to allow a few toxic political threads on a technology site is going to magically make people participate, in fact, clearly it's done the complete opposite.

Id love to participate more, but like many others, Im tiring of it as well. The old 'just ignore them' thing doesn't work because often the notorious ones will follow you into the other threads and goad you as that has happened a few times here lately.
 

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How does that differ from "Everything Else, Eh?" which is for all Non-Apple topics?
There have been two heavily moderated Canadian Apple discussion forums launched to compete with EhMac: MacDiscussions and MacMagic. Both forums closed due to lack of posts. EhMac continues to generate posts. Which model failed and which succeeded?
 

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Sorry macfury, we’ve been over this multiple times, you’re like a broken record it’s kinda sad. I didn’t own either forum. I merely helped out in a technical admin function and there were other moderators who actually did the moderating. And I will point out that both forums also made the same mistake as this one, they allowed political squabbling in the middle of other peaceful off topic discussion. Both forums closed down as the actual owners no longer wanted to pay for and run the forums as servers costs were expensive. I could put you in touch with both to confirm. But they too generated as much as here, which looking around is very little. If I stop contributing that’s going to go right down the hole! So, nice try. It’s what you do!

l’m using the examples of existing successful forums. Well known ones, with real traffic for eyeballs on advertising.

i do realize that political trolls prefer more attention however. I’m happy to post in those types of threads somewhere where it won’t disturb the others.

ultimately, it’s the decision for the owners. You might convince them to give you another 7 years to use political squabbling threads to lure magical numbers of members and eyeballs on the forum. My suggestion again, isn’t authoritarian, or banning or any such dramatic nonsense. Just what others have done with success. And you get to continue in a political squabble as you always have, with whomever decides to come in for that particular period!

But tell ya what macfury. Im tired of squabbling with a troll. Just as many others have said. So, have your way. I tried to contribute here a lot, as it was dead as hell here, but you can have your 'web address'. Adios!
 

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I don't really understand how the political threads would turn anyone away. You don't have to look at them or participate. In the good old days of ehMac I was rarely in the everything else thread at all and would have no clue what was going on between members. Outside of that it seems civil and respectful for the tech side of things here. I don't think the political threads or any thread non apple related have pushed the mass numbers that used to frequent here away, the enthusiasm is gone, Apple itself is not the same company and is very off putting now with their rhetoric to a lot of people, myself included.
 
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