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should mods in forum be paid

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by forumrating, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Arkserver

    Arkserver Banned

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    #21
    I would say performance. Who wants to pay someone that doesn't do anything? :confused:
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    Arkserver, Dec 29, 2007 IP
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  2. Karen May Jones

    Karen May Jones Prominent Member

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    #22
    Yes, they should be compensated in some way :) If it's money, you should pay monthly starting 2 weeks after they begin working.
     
    Karen May Jones, Dec 29, 2007 IP
  3. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #23
    Normally moderators aren't pay as it is quite a privileged to be chosen to be a mod especially for a big forum. Some administrators are paid because they do extra coordination work.
     
    wisdomtool, Dec 29, 2007 IP
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    jjpmarketing Peon

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    #24
    that is how i am paid. monthly.
     
    jjpmarketing, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  5. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #25
    Paid as a moderator?

     
    wisdomtool, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #26
    If the forum is making the owner a lot of money and the mods are really helping out, then why not! :)

    I don't pay my mods but I have offered to buy link packages for them :)
    None have taken me up on it, but I tried...lol
    I use to run a forum that had the points system in place and I would send the mods an occasional point bonus.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    jjpmarketing Peon

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    #27
    yes. i am being paid monthly to be a mod for another forum. violations are not that often, but sometimes i do have to yell, "you will respect my authori-tie!"... as cartman would say. :p
     
    jjpmarketing, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    #28
    I was meant to be paid $400 a mth as a mod on one forum but I guess they got someone cheaper...LOL..oh well..you can't get quality by offering beer nuts...hehehehe :D
     
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    jjpmarketing Peon

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    #29
    i'm only getting $150. Enough to buy domains and stuff like that with. Or buy my groceries if its a slow month... :eek:
     
    jjpmarketing, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  10. Nick_Mayhem

    Nick_Mayhem Notable Member

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    #30
    My own forum is not so big so I don't pay them right now. But yes I am a mod on other forum and officially I am not a paid mod but still I get gifts :D

    It is not that my morale would go down if I am not paid but it keeps a person happy even if it is a gift of $1 or $10.
     
    Nick_Mayhem, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    lpstong Notable Member

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    #31
    Yes I would pay depending on what type of forum it was and how much maintenance it really needed and how many mods I have.

    I would pay monthly and by their performance. Some just slack off to slack off. Some take on the job cause they were great at one point, than power took over, than comes the great boot. Some remain loyal, true and honest. Some have to move on due to personal situations and have to find a new mod. So yes pay monthly and by performance.
     
    lpstong, Dec 30, 2007 IP
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    TenPercenter Well-Known Member

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    #32
    I pay the Mods with points... and the points in turn can be spent on real items in our "store." The store is an advertising vehicle for a psonsor, who basically shares the cost of the points.

    I pay other emembers in a similar way. using the Vbux "paycheck," various group members get various number of points per month. Review drafters, article writers, mods, etc... all get something.

    Then, I use points even further by offering large bonuses for site-specific work, like a major graphics overhaul, or for a vbulleting upgrade. We even use them for advertising promotions of seasonal, quarterly, or annual contests. People love the points... it's either s status symbol like Rep is, or they spend it on the geasr that they really care about (because it's a niche site with the same niche gear in the store).
     
    TenPercenter, Jan 2, 2008 IP
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    #33
    i used to do it for a banner, but now i have moved to a flat rate per week
     
    peter_anderson, Jan 2, 2008 IP