Have you ever been on chat and then suddenly everyone starts talking about something exciting and then everything stops... and five minutes later... I think this happens way to much and it gets so awkward especially for new users who want to get to know the community better. That is why I am suggesting a new requirement for mods: Must be able to make conversation. That would make it so where it isn't awkward and uncomfortable. Mods are so supposed to be people built around moderating chat where many new users go to when first coming to the wiki. It shouldn't be uncomfortable for them because mods are technically supposed to be the helpers in chat and not people who sit around until something bad happens. What are your thoughts on the new requirement?
- Strong oppose. I don't want to have rules on when I have to speak. -Cligra Join the redlink war!
- Strong oppose - I don't get how we'd quantify or enforce such a rule. Also, you'll find most mods in chat are just "idling" anyway, as in they are editing or doing something else and just have chat in the background, so wouldn't be there to start the conversation... Basicly, I appreciate the sentiment of the idea, but don't see how it would ever be feasible. ~ CJC 17:35, December 28, 2012 (UTC)