New Ninjutsu Moderator *Waves*

Discussion in 'Ninjutsu' started by CKava, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Shibari

    Shibari New Member

    ckava said - "I would also add that I don't necessarily view my lack of Ninjutsu experience to be an entirely negative thing. Modding a forum is not really that related to being a high ranking expert on a topic and high ranking experts do not necessarily make good mods. Especially not ones who are heavily invested in a POV. In terms of Ninjutsu specific disputes I would wager I'm probably more neutral than most Ninjutsu practitioners."

    While your argument has some merit, how about the fact that you won't recognise a subtle attack when it's being made? I don't mean the fact that you're stupid or anything of course. I just mean the fact that us ninjer types are really quite sneaky about sliding subtle attacks into our posts and no offense but outsiders don't often see them for what they are because they don't understand the relationships between organisations etc.

    All that being said, good luck :cool:
  2. CKava

    CKava Just one more thing... Supporter

    That's a fair point Shibari and I can only add that I'll do my best. I think I'd probably recognise most subtle shots simply due to being on here for 5 years and consequently having seen thousands of subtle shots all over the forum (including a fair amount on this forum) however I'm also sure I will miss things. If I miss anything significant though I'd hope that some members would alert me (or the other mods) to the issue.

    Oh and bujingodai, good to see you're still about and no worries about being busy- like I said in my last post life has a habit of interrupting moding duties. As for modding a different sub section I don't think it's necessary... stick around here! 2 heads are better than 1 and all that!
  3. Marnet

    Marnet Banned Banned

    I do BJJ* too.


    *Bujinkan Jujutsu
  4. koyo

    koyo Passed away, but always remembered. RIP.

    I think it is a moderators job to control the TONE of the posts. Sarcastic. insulting or pointless should all be moderated in an attempt to lead everyone toward valuable interaction regardless of what group.

    Someone from outside the specific art shall bring an ubiased approach. I think it is a great idea.

    regards koyo
  5. Shibari

    Shibari New Member

    Koyo said - "Someone from outside the specific art shall bring an ubiased approach. I think it is a great idea."

    Someone from outside the art(s) can have an unbiased approach sure but they will also have an uninformed approach. Ultimately all an outsider can do is moderate according to the literal word of TOS, they can't recognise the subtleties of inter-organizational attacks for example, many of which will skirt round TOS and yet be genuine attacks or trolling attempts.

    Oh well, I'm not losing any sleep over it :cool:
  6. Sgt_Major

    Sgt_Major Ex Global Mod Supporter

    Not recognising subtle attacks is why we have a report post function ;)
  7. Shibari

    Shibari New Member

    Then I for one will sleep soundly in my eBed knowing that the streets are being patrolled by a few good mods :cool:
  8. Hissatsu

    Hissatsu End of the Road: Moved On

    Yeah. It has worked wonders so far... :rolleyes:

    Funny - the exodus wasn't because the mods with X-kan backgrounds.... :cool:

  9. Hissatsu

    Hissatsu End of the Road: Moved On

    Recognizing that subtle attacks aren't specifically called out in the TOS means that the report function might as well not exist. :bang::bang::bang:

    The report post function seems to exist for the same reason we have airport security - for the illusion of safety and control. Once you find out that it goes to a group of people who don't know when someone is digging at someone else - or if it is just petty politics means that reporting it is an exercise in futility. If it really is subtle - you won't do anything about it - cause you just don't know anything about this group - on purpose... :bang::bang::bang:

    Can I recommend a kick boxer, and a Chinese weapons form specialist, and a cappoera-ist to round out the mods around here?

  10. CKava

    CKava Just one more thing... Supporter

    Hissatsu, might I suggest waiting to see what actually happens before concluding that the sky will fall down and all sniping will go unnoticed? Getting worked up about a potential problem that hasn't occured doesn't seem very productive to me.

    I would also add that I haven't found, on my time on MAP, that Ninjutsu sniping is any more subtle than the sniping in any other forum. I have noticed however that it can be more frequent and at times is painfully obvious.

    I also think that the people suggesting that a non_ninjutsu practitioner could never understand the in-fighting between organisations are overestimating the complexity of the situation. Ninjutsu doesn't seem any less or more fractured to me than any other martial art and I really don't feel that it's very difficult to get a handle on the different organisations and posters. In fact I'd say that I have already got the basics down from when I first ventured to read discussions on this part of the forum and had to do research to work out who was who and what people were arguing about.

    Anyway... time will tell I suppose.
  11. Topher

    Topher allo!

    Just stop whinging! CKava is a good mod. Anyone who has been here a while will know he will be unbiased and will review situations on their own merits. If a decisions goes against you or anyone, you'll know it was nothing personal again you/your sensei (or their master)/your ninja guild/or ninjutsu itself...
  12. Sgt_Major

    Sgt_Major Ex Global Mod Supporter


    He has the full backing of all the senior staff.

    And we all know it wasn't the mods that caused the exodus, just a bunch of users who wanted the area all to themselves, and anyone not in the art not allowed in, mods included.

    That is why they went and created their own ninja only forum after all ;)
  13. Topher

    Topher allo!

    ...and I'll add that if the mod who took action was a ninja practitioner themselves from another clan/club then that will likely make things worse as it may be taken as a personal vendetta against "teh en3my!"

    Then again, I guess that may be why they don't like the thought of a objective mod with not emotional ties to ninjutsu... it renders any deceleration of shenanigans null and void!! :D
  14. Shau

    Shau kurai okami

    Are calling us dumb? Was that a subtle attack? :evil:
  15. Sgt_Major

    Sgt_Major Ex Global Mod Supporter


    I guess it depends how close it hits to home ;) :p

    No seriously, for some people instead of complaining about the dark, maybe they should light a candle and help us rather than ridicule and scoff and cause trouble to see how we cope.
  16. seattletcj

    seattletcj Valued Member

    Agreed !

    As long as there is a moderator, willing to This section is plagued by junk posts. From the inside, and out.

    So far you seem to be level headed and fair. Good luck.

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