Say Hello to Your New Moderators

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
say hello to your new moderators

Attention keyboard warriors: your moderators have been selected.

Hit the jump to find out who they are and what they’ll be doing. Go on now.

First, I want to say thank you to the many people who volunteered themselves to be moderators for the community. Almost all of you were deserving of the honor considering your histories of being TTAC’s most level-headed commenters.

However, when these two people volunteered, the decision was easy.

Without further ado, your new moderators are Kyree Williams and Adam Tonge (formerly bball40dtw). Starting today, these two thick-skinned people, in addition to the normal TTAC staff, will be keeping an eye on the conversation.

Now, before you say TTAC is going down the road of censorship and thus killing the community, there’s something you should know.

Unbeknownst to some of you, TTAC’s comments have always been moderated, but we’ve just not discussed it openly. Users receive emails from time to time, and sometimes bans are handed out (though rarely). Even with that moderation, there’s been no complaints about TTAC acting with a heavy hand. So, there you go.

In the future, this light-handed approach to comment moderation will continue. I’m not wanting to take away your opportunity to oppose writers and other commenters in lively debate. However, the ad hominem attacks and personal insults must come to an end. You are dubbed the Best and Brightest for a reason, and these changes are merely aimed at ensuring that label continues to hold true.

The moderators’ main job will be to keep an eye out for infractions in line with our current commenting policy, until such time that TTAC’s commenting policy changes (which will happen soon). It will not be the responsibility of moderators to remove commenting privileges. That responsibility will still fall on me, and me alone.

That said, please welcome TTAC’s new moderation team, and thank you to Kyree and Adam for stepping up to take on what will surely be a thankless job.

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