"Fake" user?

Discussion in 'Member and Staff Management' started by Blake, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Blake

    Blake Regular Member

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    Do you, would you, make a fake user and post spam, break rules, etc to test your moderators?
     
  2. BabyDesigner

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    No, I think that's lame really. I trust my moderators, which is why they are moderators to begin with.
     
  3. Chani

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    Agreed.
     
  4. BananaQueen

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    not telling anyone ;)
    no, i wouldnt do that, i trust the mods :)
     
  5. Nick

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    This is interesting. I've never thought of this, actually. Sometimes I'm curious to know how a new moderator would react to a certain situation, but I agree that this is kinda lame. I'd never do it unless I didn't trust a new moderator; in which case, I probably wouldn't have hired them in the first place. :P
     
  6. MrThomas

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    I wouldn't create a fake user, however a trouble maker once in a while is good to keep people alert and ready to go. After all, what's good about being a moderator and never getting to use your powers?
     
  7. Blake

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    Hmm interesting.
     
  8. Dave

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    Not something i would do...


    I use the moderator logs to track what they do and watch how they cope with given situations as they arise...
     
  9. mcrickeo

    mcrickeo Regular Member

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    I think maybe to start out if your desperate for mods and it's a new forum and you have to hire anyone then fair enough.

    However on a large established community there is no need for this as like others have said you should be hiring trusted members only anyway :)

    Rick
     
  10. Grizzly

    Grizzly Regular Member

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    On top of that, what happens if they IP Ban you?
     
  11. MordyT

    MordyT Grand Master

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    Non of the mods on my phpbb site can IP ban....
    But if they do, visit thought a proxy and unban yourself.
     
  12. Grizzly

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    Doesn't work if they've banned your account as well.
     
  13. MordyT

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    Are you saying they banned my admin account? if they ip ban my "fake account", i visit through another ip, login with admin, unban IP. Done.
     
  14. Grizzly

    Grizzly Regular Member

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    Yeah, I think forum admining 101 should include immediately creating another admin account besides your main one you use if you have other admins. However, good thing about IPB is I can set a group that is immune from bans, and admin is the only one.
     

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