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I guess this is a question more directed at the mods than anyone else. Have you ever had to "fire" anyone from their mod position?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4246 points ) January 29th, 2013

If so, what was it for? Abuse of power, not adhering to fluther standards or something else. If you want to mention names that’s ok too, but if you’d rather not I understand. I’m mostly just interested in the situation.

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augustlan's avatar

At least one mod has been fired in the past, if I remember correctly. I myself haven’t had to fire anyone, but I have asked a few people to step down from the mod team. Some weren’t modding often enough (life got too busy), some just weren’t suited to the position.

wundayatta's avatar

Delicately stated, @augustlan!

Yeahright's avatar

Is it not asking someone to step down a way to fire them? Specially if some just weren’t suited to the position. What is the difference? Some would say it is nicer to ask them to step down as opposed to fire them. But I think it is possible to fire someone in a nice and polite way, or ask them to step down in a harsh way. At the end of the day, you are asking them to leave the position.

wundayatta's avatar

@Yeahright As I said, @augustlan was stating things delicately. You say it like that, and you don’t actually have to fire someone. But as you see so clearly, it’s the same thing.

Yeahright's avatar

@wundayatta I understand. Thank you for clarifying.

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