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#51 2019-06-09 15:32:13

Map-Finder
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Registered: 2018-12-11
Posts: 136

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Lets resume:

1.

2019-06-04 22:03:58
Map-Finder
I suggest to wait for bigger participation before making a decision.
I am in touch with some more active (on mapping) members so that they will take part in forum.
Be patient.

2.

2019-06-05 03:35:09
hariskar
I would suggest we take into account only votes from known members in Greek forum...

3.

2019-06-05 09:29:41
Map-Finder
All this conversation reminds me the way that in primary school we were making elections.
We must follow a procedure.
1st: Who wants to be a moderator.
2nd: There should be a participation above of 4 members. There are users that watch the forum but they dont post on it. Let's make them active. We should not act like a clique.
So, be patient.

4.

2019-06-05 09:39:52
hariskar
I suggest, we should not accept votes from new, unknown, "activated" users, because they could be new accounts of an already existing member who votes himself.
Someone who has not participated in the forum yet, should not vote.

harikar accused my that i am a cheater,
As wisely nikospag writes later.... but, ooops, he does't make any comment for this, but on my reply on this!!!!

5.

2019-06-06 22:41:03
Map-Finder
1st of all, who wants to be moderator?
I didn't see yet any candidacy.
Till now 3 friends voted each other, like school kids.

So, if we will work like this, I vote as moderator the user "mappas".
A user with specific project, that watches the forum and he didn't take part in any quarrel in the forum.

@ika-chan!:
Please ask hariskar to let us know his "conspiracy theory". It's shame on him to blame other users that they act like he may act in his real life.

6.

nikospag
What????? Accusations about a person's real life??? (without even knowing his real life)???????
After this respond, i officially (and publicly) ask from admin kocio to BAN Map-Finder, and i believe i speak in the name of all Greek community.
And because we have democracy here,  i ask to our community to please post if you agree with this.

PS. Besides the above, user mappas is a good mapper and he is doing a fine job until now, but he doesn't want to participate in this situation. And i understand that.

hariskar accused me that I will create accounts to vote me, HE ACCUSED ME THAT I AM CHEATER and nikospag accused that I accused hariskar for his real life?
Are we serious here???
when harikar sait it, i was a fact, when I replied it was an offense???
All people see 2 people that are trying to turn white to black.

BESIDE i never asked for BANNING on these 2 persons that periodically made BULLYING ON ME!
I should have done it and see who is the good guy here

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#52 2019-06-09 22:03:02

JayCBR
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Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 219

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

@ika-chan! i checked most of those motorway links and you are the one who named them this way..anybody can see this in way's history

changeset 70611653..15 days ago
Way History: 330548831 the name Έξοδος 50 appears 1st time in version #21, edited by you

@map-finder what hariskar said was not personal, he doesnt mention your name anywhere..your response says it all (κοινώς, τσίμπησες!)

Last edited by JayCBR (2019-06-10 22:45:51)

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#53 2019-06-10 03:55:35

nikospag
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From: Piraeus, Greece
Registered: 2012-03-08
Posts: 196
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Please stop irrelevant posts, There is an other very serious issue here.

JayCBR, do you agree to BAN Map-finder?

ika-chan!, do you agree to BAN Map-finder?

And i expect just a positive or negative answer, and not an analysis.
Just answer straight and clear.!!!

Last edited by nikospag (2019-06-10 04:41:01)

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#54 2019-06-10 14:07:44

kocio
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From: Warszawa
Registered: 2013-09-04
Posts: 3,277
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Hi, all!

It seems that there is more fundamental problem in the Greek community than just appointing forum moderators. It makes sense to me that people who agree to act as moderators tell if they want to take this role. For a start it would be good enough to have just one person supported (or just not distrusted) by everyone here. Currently it looks like JayCBR met with 1 vote against, but nikospag and mappas were not downvoted (correct me if I'm wrong), so I would ask if it's OK for now to appoint them as moderators and if they agree?

The most of communities in the forum are rather small, so I don't do a full process with counting votes, I feel that lack of opposition and at least some support is enough. It works for all the other subforums, so I don't see the reason to make it harder here, especially when you want a tool for resolving practical problems.

We can resolve all the other conflicts later, probably in a separate thread.

Is it OK for you? Please stay as close to this subject as possible, short answers are enough to see if we can find consensus here.

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#55 2019-06-10 15:12:15

hariskar
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From: Geece/Kavala
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Posts: 133

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Who is mappas? He is not active in the forum.

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#56 2019-06-10 16:10:09

Map-Finder
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Registered: 2018-12-11
Posts: 136

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

hariskar wrote:

Who is mappas? He is not active in the forum.


Θα τον μάθεις σύντομα!

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#57 2019-06-10 18:18:04

JayCBR
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Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 219

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

so someone who has one vote from map-finder, has no participation in the forum, no contact with other editors, someone who didnt even say he wants to be moderator gets to be one?how is this fair??

it is my opinion too that map-finder is mostly responsible for this mess, every time we try and have a conversation, bad things happen..we still dont know his openstreetmap username and he does not care sharing it

i dont think i can work with him any more

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#58 2019-06-10 18:25:15

hariskar
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From: Geece/Kavala
Registered: 2015-01-01
Posts: 133

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

I agree, someone who does not participate in the forum should not be a forum moderator.

Last edited by hariskar (2019-06-10 18:57:45)

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#59 2019-06-10 19:10:38

nikospag
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From: Piraeus, Greece
Registered: 2012-03-08
Posts: 196
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

I totally disagree with kocio.
First of all JayCBR was not down-voted. The user who down-voted him at first, changed his/her vote later with a newer post . All posts with votes are right here in this thread. You can count them

Second. There never was a "fundamental problem" in this community, that's why we never needed a moderator (for many years). The problem appeared lately, and has a name: Map-Finder.

Third. About user mappas i have already answered in a previous post. He is a good mapper, but he is not a member of this forum, because he doesn't want to be. That's his choice and that is his right. And of course, someone who never participated in this forum can not be a forum moderator.

PS. And i wonder if Map-Finder even asked for a permission before mention mappas name in here!!!! That's another reason to ban this person.

Last edited by nikospag (2019-06-10 22:57:45)

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#60 2019-06-11 00:32:00

kocio
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From: Warszawa
Registered: 2013-09-04
Posts: 3,277
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Thanks for pointing out - I'm not following closely that heated discussion and now it seems to me that no proposed person (out of 4) has been downvoted. So their propositions still hold up (everybody can propose anything), but next question is if they want to be moderators? That's the right moment to answer this - I believe at the moment all propositions are still void, because nobody agreed. And to vote against, if you feel this is not the right person for this role, whatever the reasons are (including not being active on the forum) - we're not judging the mapping efforts, only if do you think this is the right person for this exact role.

Please, speak short but direct. I understand that for example call for a ban would be indirect veto against somebody being moderator, but I'm not gonna to solve puzzles. In my opinion it's better to shortly repeat yourselves than let me find, guess and make mistakes. Really, please.

And yes, if there are ban calls, DWG call and accusation of ruining community, I consider it to be a fundamental problem. This tension might make the moderator void, at least for now. If you think this is the case, please also tell it directly.

So - please, respond all these questions:
1. Who from the proposed people agree to be a moderator at all?
2. Who do you think should not be moderator (for whatever reasons)?
3. Do you think moderator election should be cancelled now, until ban calls etc are resolved?

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#61 2019-06-11 05:11:23

hariskar
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From: Geece/Kavala
Registered: 2015-01-01
Posts: 133

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

1. I would agree
2. Map-Finder, because his bad behavior is the cause we are asking for a moderator
3. No

Last edited by hariskar (2019-06-11 08:03:09)

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#62 2019-06-11 07:34:43

kocio
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From: Warszawa
Registered: 2013-09-04
Posts: 3,277
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Thanks for replying, but let me be clear - 1. is about proposed people agreeing (or not), not proposing anybody again, 2. it's also against anyone proposed for moderator, not against anybody on Earth...

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#63 2019-06-11 08:04:02

hariskar
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From: Geece/Kavala
Registered: 2015-01-01
Posts: 133

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

I corrected my post.

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#64 2019-06-11 12:18:32

kocio
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From: Warszawa
Registered: 2013-09-04
Posts: 3,277
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Hi again,

Since I have received personal message that moderator election should postponed, I hereby close this thread now, because not everybody agree that it is the right thing at the moment. We can go back to this later, of course.

And since some of you requested DWG help, I also hand over the process of dealing with community problems to them. I hope you will be able to find some suitable solution.

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#65 2019-06-11 12:35:34

hariskar
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From: Geece/Kavala
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Posts: 133

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Who sent you personal message? I don't agree to postpone it, we need a moderator now. Greek osm forum is full of off-topic posts. They have to be deleted..

Last edited by hariskar (2019-06-11 12:40:57)

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#66 2019-06-11 13:07:18

nikospag
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From: Piraeus, Greece
Registered: 2012-03-08
Posts: 196
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Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

kocio wrote:

Hi again,

Since I have received personal message that moderator election should postponed, I hereby close this thread now, because not everybody agree that it is the right thing at the moment. We can go back to this later, of course.

And since some of you requested DWG help, I also hand over the process of dealing with community problems to them. I hope you will be able to find some suitable solution.

WHAT????
THIS IS THE END (of me here).
And there is no problem, i BAN my self. That's how communities are ruined.
PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

Last edited by nikospag (2019-06-11 13:08:40)

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#67 2019-06-11 13:12:27

JayCBR
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Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 219

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

1. i agree
2. map-finder
3. no

i dont know who told you to postpone the vote, we need to tidy up the forum now

we can decide together the responsibilities of the moderator (for starters transfering off-topics, having distinct topics and not allowing personal attacks)

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#68 2019-06-11 14:58:05

woodpeck
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Registered: 2009-12-02
Posts: 871

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Hello,

I am a member of the OSMF Data Working Group and we have had several complaints about this discussion here (offtopic, bullying, toxic etc.etc.)

We are not normally involved in policing the forum but will do so if nothing else helps. I've discussed this thread with the forum administration and they've asked us to step in.

In general, there seem to be a couple of misconceptions here.

1. Off-topic postings are generally not something that *needs* a moderator. If one person posts off-topic and the rest of the community is disciplined enough then that shouldn't be such a big issue. If the community is united in finding Map-Finder's posts not worthy of a reply, then don't reply - instead of calling for a ban. Bans should remain reserved for people who are abusive, not for people who are just (perceived to be) a nuisance.

2. A forum moderator's job is not to make sticky posts with tagging instructions. A forum moderator who does that abuses their position. The wiki (where everyone has equal edit rights) is the canonical place for tagging documentation. Sticky posts in the forum can be about forum rules, or important events, or perhaps they can include a few frequently asked questions, but they are not there to explain how to tag toll booths.

3. A forum moderator does not have to post frequently on the forum. In fact, it can be better if it is someone who is usually *not* involved in discussions. Someone who is often involved in heated discussions would have it very difficult to be a good forum moderator.

4. Ideally, in a healthy forum, a forum moderator makes use of their privileges once or twice a month. The job of a forum moderator is not to tell everyone what to do all the time!

5. Being a forum moderator is not a position of power or a reward for good deeds; it is a position of service to the community. A forum moderator must be respected by the overwhelming majority of the forum or else they will not be able to do a good job.

(As a side note, I noticed someone writing that "we don't know Map-Finder's OSM user name" but what about https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Map-Finder?)

So, please everybody calm down, and we'll see what we can do about that moderator question.

Bye
Frederik

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#69 2019-06-11 15:11:00

JayCBR
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Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 219

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

the main problem is there are several different posts with similar, even identical topics

tagging instructions belong to the wiki 

about personal attacks etc, the moderator could warn the perp to avoid confrontations

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#70 2019-06-12 12:41:57

woodpeck
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Registered: 2009-12-02
Posts: 871

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Hello,

the DWG has decided that we'll ask the user mappas to serve as an interim moderator on this forum, until the community is able to peacefully and calmly select one or more moderators in a yet-to-be-defined democratic process.

The DWG has no members who can read Greek, hence we cannot take this job ourselves. I have the utmost confidence in mappas to be impartial. I know that some of you have doubts because mappas has not participated in the forum in the past, but I think this makes him a better candidate for the post because he has not "taken sides". mappas is an experienced mapper and a long-standing member of the Greek OSM community and I trust that he's going to help everyone to calm down and make the forum a place where everyone can make a positive contribution again.

mappas has the DWG's full support in taking any measures necessary to stop unpleasant conversations, including closing threads that spin off into off-topic discussions, blocking users for a short time if they don't follow his requests, or deleting posts if necessary.

I would be happy if you didn't test his patience right away, and try to behave well. For those of you who post a lot, try to limit yourselves a little - if everybody tries *not* to be the person with the most posts in any given week, then much is gained already. Nobody is so important or so clever that they need to say their opinion on every single topic, or possibly say the same opinion 10 times wink

Please join me in welcoming mappas to this new role, and please extend to him the same trust that I do.

Bye
Frederik

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#71 2019-06-12 12:47:14

hariskar
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From: Geece/Kavala
Registered: 2015-01-01
Posts: 133

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

I suppose this is good news, welcome mappas. I hope you will make our small society overcome the problems we have lately!

Last edited by hariskar (2019-06-12 14:56:30)

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#72 2019-06-12 15:01:33

JayCBR
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Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 219

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

mappas was proposed only by map-finder who obviously knows him..well done for not choosing sides

he didnt even comment on his "candidacy"

your latest decisions are tearing this forum apart..nikospag is already out and one of my feet is already out the door

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#73 2019-06-12 16:20:02

woodpeck
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Registered: 2009-12-02
Posts: 871

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

JayCBR wrote:

mappas was proposed only by map-finder who obviously knows him..well done for not choosing sides

I was well aware of this previous contact but this was a result of mappas trying to make contact with many different mappers. Map-Finder and mappas do not (to my knowledge) have any acquaintance prior to that. Please stop questioning my decision. I would not have gotten involved if you had been able to sort this matter out yourselves.

JayCBR wrote:

your latest decisions are tearing this forum apart..nikospag is already out

nikospag has announced over 6 weeks ago that he was leaving (https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtop … 59#p746259) so you can hardly attribute that to events of the last few days.

JayCBR wrote:

and one of my feet is already out the door

I would prefer if people could just be friendly & work with the new moderator instead of complaining on day one, but those who prefer not to work with the new moderator are of course free to leave. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Bye
Frederik

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#74 2019-06-12 16:44:19

JayCBR
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Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 219

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

nikospag wanted to leave because of map-finder, who is the reason we need a moderator anyway

and now you appoint as moderator someone he proposed

btw where is mappas?he didnt even acknowledge his candidacy, what he plans to do with the forum

is this how you decide things? what i have to say i say it in the forum for everyone to see, not personally

Don't let the door hit you on the way out

nice attitude there

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#75 2019-06-12 19:43:36

mappas
Moderator
From: Athens, Greece
Registered: 2019-05-22
Posts: 10

Re: Proposed moderator for Greece forum

Thanks for the welcoming messages smile

I would also like to thank kocio, forum administrators, the DWG and Frederik for their time and effort to help the Greek forum.

Please be patient as I get to know how things work on a technical level.

You can help me by sending suggestions on what needs to get done. I am going to read every thread, to see if I can spot the most urgent needed actions.

woodpeck wrote:
JayCBR wrote:

mappas was proposed only by map-finder who obviously knows him..well done for not choosing sides

I was well aware of this previous contact but this was a result of mappas trying to make contact with many different mappers. Map-Finder and mappas do not (to my knowledge) have any acquaintance prior to that. Please stop questioning my decision. I would not have gotten involved if you had been able to sort this matter out yourselves.

Just to confirm this: In the last couple of weeks, I have sent messages to some users (forum regulars, and users editing the map close to my location), in order to meet face to face. It just so happened that Map-Finder was the only one that was available. We met for a coffee, and we may cooperate on some project in the future. That's all.

So... let's get things done everyone smile

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