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Unread 10-11-2017, 10:06 AM   #11
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A chat admin needs to see everyone. Everything else is ridiculous. That does not mean the admin needs to interact with everyone, but that is another matter.
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Unread 10-12-2017, 07:28 PM   #12
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I'm a former CST moderator and chat moderator, so maybe my post will hold some sort of worth.

I'd hope you would consider that we are all human and deserving of support, so, whatever our titles, self-care is still a thing. Moderators and administrators have to look out for #1, too. Just because a moderator is in the chat, doesn't mean they are obligated to always be "moderating". At times of need or just not feeling up to it, it's a bit much, maybe they just want to be on as a regular chatter. This is one of the reasons I stopped.

I do understand and appreciate the indifference to a moderator putting someone on ignore though, and how one-sided and unfair it might at times feel, however, it's not necessarily quite so black and white.

I'd like to think this particular case with Moreta wasn't down to (un)favoritism, but was a case of the moderator needing self-care for whatever reason.

The best thing to do in a situation like this, IMO, is to contact either a different moderator or (and this is probably a better option) contact an administrator to explain the issue; this keeps things private and avoids publicly singling people out, whether referring by name or not.

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Unread 10-12-2017, 08:05 PM   #13
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I'm a former CST moderator and chat moderator, so maybe my post will hold some sort of worth.

I'd hope you would consider that we are all human and deserving of support, so, whatever our titles, self-care is still a thing. Moderators and administrators have to look out for #1, too. Just because a moderator is in the chat, doesn't mean they are obligated to always be "moderating". At times of need or just not feeling up to it, it's a bit much, maybe they just want to be on as a regular chatter. This is one of the reasons I stopped.

I do understand and appreciate the indifference to a moderator putting someone on ignore though, and how one-sided and unfair it might at times feel, however, it's not necessarily quite so black and white.

I'd like to think this particular case with Moreta wasn't down to (un)favoritism, but was a case of the moderator needing self-care for whatever reason.

The best thing to do in a situation like this, IMO, is to contact either a different moderator or (and this is probably a better option) contact an administrator to explain the issue; this keeps things private and avoids publicly singling people out, whether referring by name or not.

Take care of thine self.
The problem, Ichy, is that regular chatters can't put mods on ignore so we are forced to deal with them even when we might wish to put them on ignore for self-care. I've seen mods say terrible things and behave in very inappropriate fashions and I can't put them ignore, so my only choice is to leave chat. Why should the mods get preferential treatment to be able to ignore the chatters? That seems hugely unfair to me and an abuse of power.
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Unread 10-12-2017, 08:24 PM   #14
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I just hosted Depression and Anxiety Chat and it happened to me too: someone wasn't showing up on the Users List (at the right of the screen) but nevertheless still active in the chat room. Tamster and I both had that experience. Seems like a glitch in chat.
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I just hosted Depression and Anxiety Chat and it happened to me too: someone wasn't showing up on the Users List (at the right of the screen) but nevertheless still active in the chat room. Tamster and I both had that experience. Seems like a glitch in chat.
Yes, as I mentioned in an early comment, I think what happened to me was a glitch in chat because the mod was trying to chat with me, just couldn't see my responses.

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Unread 10-14-2017, 02:03 PM   #16
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You make a very good point there. If you run into those issues, be sure to report it to an administrator, with times, the room, and paste the applicable part of the chat.
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Sees i totally agree it is why i never block or ignore a member how can i do my thing if i can't see yours. and Binky you are right too, Mods are just human and sometimes are not all there in the room, they have a life at home and sometimes chat can get laggy and you loose focus.
Anywho thats it i just wanted to give you a pat on the back for seeing how things can get in the rooms.
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