What exactly is junior modding?

I reported a post that I believe was junior modded, specifically an admonition to follow the rules in GQ by another member. Nothing happened so maybe it wasn’t junior modding so I looked around at the stickies but didn’t see ANY definition of moddable junior modding. Did I miss it somewhere or is it a nebulous, “we know it when we see it”?

Stop asking questions.

From the Rules:

[li]Junior Modding – Do not Junior Mod. If you feel a post is in violation of the rules, please report the post and let a moderator deal with it. If you are not a moderator do not act as one.[/li][/quote]

I addressed this in a previous thread here:

From the rules:

While the rule is admittedly not very precise, basically junior modding is acting as a moderator when you are not one.

I saw your report. It was in reference to this post:

Since it was framed as a request rather than an instruction, it did not seem to me to rise to the level of junior modding.

On the other hand, you seem to be hijacking the thread to argue over a technical nitpick after other posters have informed you of the practical realities of what you suggested. This doesn’t seem to me to be very productive with respect to the OP of that thread. I’ve posted a note to discontinue the hijack.

Furthermore, telling people to be factually accurate isn’t the province of the mods in the first place. Speaking for myself, I don’t know any more about the precise power structures between the Monarch of the UK and Parliament than anyone else does, and I suspect that the same is true of the other GQ mods. So if someone’s making a factually incorrect statement about the monarch and Parliament, I can’t correct them. But if someone among the Teeming Millions does happen to know about that subject, then they can. That’s the essence of how GQ works.

Would it be possible to get a link to the thread in question? I tried searching for "
Please stop spreading factually inaccurate information in GQ" but the search function doesn’t seem to work (HTTP error 500).


There ya go


Next time, “it’s near the end of the thread” would be helpful information to reduce eye glaze. No warning issued.

IMHO, I don’t think comments like “Please stop spreading factually inaccurate information in GQ” are even in the same category as moderator instructions. Such an interpretation is in my view a misreading of what is really meant, which is simply “what you’ve posted is wrong”. In this case, the comment came from a knowledgeable poster who had spent a good deal of time making detailed informative posts, and was getting a little frustrated with the other poster’s lack of subject knowledge. It was, nevertheless, a correction of fact, not literally a formal directive intended to govern the poster’s behavior.

That’s the issue I had with his comment. Pedantically my statement was correct. The response was that the Monarch wouldn’t for political reasons but what I said was not factually incorrect.

Let’s put it in US terms. Suppose I state that legally Congress could issue letters of marque if we went to war with China. Is that factually incorrect? If you respond that Congress would never do that then you are correct to but does that make me wrong?

Specifically in that thread I was thinking of Winston Churchill being appointed PM in 1940. I don’t think he won any votes or had a majority of MPs formally saying “We want him” but he was clearly the best choice for forming a government so King George VI appointed him using the Royal Prerogative. That was what I had in mind and I think answers the OPs question at least in those unique circumstances.

This is ATMB, which isn’t the place for that kind of thing.

It’s the place for this kind.

Whelp, the OP has had his question answered, so we’ll just close this now.

Go ahead, get it out of your system.

Moderator Note

Let’s not re-argue the question here.

I’d just like to point out that if I ever start instructing people on what they should do…at my age it’s senior modding.

Maybe this will help you: While you may ask posters to get off your lawn, you may not tell them to get off your lawn.

Meh. They’re standing in dog shit, I’ll just keep quiet.