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Old 2007-08-16, 18:52   #1
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Default loss of moderator access to GIMPS Wiki forum

I've noticed that Fetofs and myself no longer have moderator access to the GIMPS Wiki forum (in other words, "plutoed"). Was there any reason for this change?
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Old 2007-08-16, 22:24   #2
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We have a chart that shows moderator activity, which is very cool because it is color-coded and stuff, so it is really simple. If a moderator doesn't do anything or fails to log in for a period of time consistently, then we nuke their moderator status.

All this is just a precaution against hackers. The fewer moderator accounts we have the more secure the forum is. This way the terrorists cannot win.

Unfortunately, the real Wiki hasn't had anything added or edited in ages. If something real strange happened, like something got added or edited, we'd know, because we fruitlessly check it every morning.

Plus, the added moderator pay was starting to cut into our profits.

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Old 2007-08-17, 01:51   #3
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All right, thanks for the explanation.

A PM notice would have been nice, though.
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Old 2007-08-17, 02:04   #4
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A PM notice would have been nice, though.
Yeah, we probably dropped the ball there.



We've been kind of transitioning from the individual moderator mindset to the super moderator mindset. As the forum grows there is less of a need for most sub forums to have a moderator and more of a need for an omniscient and omnipotent super moderator team that can fix things anywhere at anytime.

The small projects need individual moderators but in reality we could just create a group that has read/write/edit access to that sub forum and assign people to that. It would probably be much simpler, too.

Plus, once you toss the moderator title in the mix the salary negotiations begin and you know how that turns out…

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Old 2007-08-19, 00:22   #5
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It appears that I still have administrator privileges on MersenneWiki, and my last contribution was on May 7th. It also appears that nobody contributed to the wiki the last 30 days.

Last fiddled with by alpertron on 2007-08-19 at 00:24 Reason: fixed typo
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Old 2007-08-19, 01:08   #6
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The wiki itself has alpertron, fetofs and ixfd64 assigned for sysop access. We're not even sure what a sysop can do but the title sure sounds impressive.

Now all we need are editors.

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Old 2007-08-19, 03:11   #7
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First of all we need to know if there are readers out there, in order to continue writing.
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Old 2007-08-19, 04:23   #8
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First of all we need to know if there are readers out there, in order to continue writing.
We keep, of course, very detailed logs going back several years.

Code:
$ nice bzcat www.200708* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   27876
$ nice bzcat www.200707* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   41055
$ nice bzcat www.200706* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   26619
$ nice bzcat www.200705* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   44426
$ nice bzcat www.200704* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   54096
$ nice bzcat www.200703* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   85740
$ nice bzcat www.200702* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   29249
$ nice bzcat www.200701* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   38138
$ nice bzcat www.200612* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   69245
$ nice bzcat www.200611* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
  107813
$ nice bzcat www.200610* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   59468
$ nice bzcat www.200609* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   42370
$ nice bzcat www.200608* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   26364
$ nice bzcat www.200607* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   33841
$ nice bzcat www.200606* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   29440
$ nice bzcat www.200605* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   56155
$ nice bzcat www.200604* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   44030
$ nice bzcat www.200603* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   50741
$ nice bzcat www.200602* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   40906
$ nice bzcat www.200601* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   77915
$ nice bzcat www.200512* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
  156520
$ nice bzcat www.200511* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
   62001
$ nice bzcat www.200510* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
  115713
$ nice bzcat www.200509* | grep mersennewiki | wc -l
  152058
A hit counts as any page or image request, and we do have a lot of images. We could generate a more advanced report but we're lazy.

However, these numbers indicate that someone, somewhere is reading something.

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