OT: Question for mods -- how exactly do you divide the work?

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    OT: Question for mods -- how exactly do you divide the work?

    I realize this is a general forum-related question but one that has often popped up in my head, and f17 is the longest I've stuck to a forum so I figured why not ask.

    So the question is how do you mods do a (more or less equal) division of labor? There are hundreds of posts everyday, surely every mod doesn't go through all of them? Is there a pattern that you guys have evolved over time -- say mod 1 picks up posts between 6 AM and 9 AM UTC, mod 2 examines posts between 9 AM and 12 PM etc.? Or something else? What if one (or more) of you is away for an extended period of time, say a vacation.. how do you re-balance?

    I see f17 as a pretty well-oiled machine so I'm curious to know how you guys manage this "distributed computing" efficiently.

    Thanks.

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    Re: OT: Question for mods -- how exactly do you divide the work?

    The division of labor is mainly achieved by having moderators in different timezones so that ideally there is at least one mod watching the forum at all times. Apart from that - we don't really coordinate all that much. And there's the moderator forum where we discuss things and can announce vacations and such like. It's also really helpful if members use the "report post" button.
    While I gladly accept the compliment about f17 being a well-oiled machine I don't think it's very wise to have a discussion about the details of moderation of the forum - be it positive or negative.
    So, sorry, but:

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