Even as jokes, statements like that can be annoying. Look, nobody expects moderators to become "GMC nuns" without private lives. But you weren't forced to accept your position, so joking that your time here is "wasted" falls flat.
It makes members question your interest, and only encourages them to demand more moderators. I know you were joking... but it sends the wrong message.
Point taken. Thanks.
It's nice of you to put things simply. The irony of course is that no mod has explained the situtation to the community that brought up the topic.
Is this an issue already being looked into, or did it require prompting?
Perhaps people would welcome Takagi's input in this topic. This is a matter of what problems need to be dealt with and how much time is required to be put into moderating to solve them.
It isn't as though certain problems appear at set times. It is perfectly reasonable for a moderator to check on events/circumstances after a certain time has elapsed.. because there is no set time when problems occur.
If a week and a half is too long, how often does Takagi allow this to happen? If not often, then it is a one off and no more moderators are required.
If Takagi feels he is not up to the job, he can talk to the other staff and arrange to retire so that he may rejoin.
1.5 weeks may be too long, but 2 days or 4 days may not. Therefore, there is no reason for people to work in shifts.
Well, I don't have Takagi added on Facebook or places I can contact him other than the GMC, that said, I do know he's studying medicine (I think) so I can imagine he's remarkably busy. In general we can't really predict how mod's lives will pan out.
That said, I do believe there's a need for a new mod in GD&D and we are talking about new staff members so I'm sure the new mod can be added to GD&D.
The way I see this topic:
We need more moderators. Ahem, I'm free. NO I AM. NO ME. LET MEEE MODERATE. FAPFAPFAP.
Staff members should have an 'Instant +1000 rep' button for posts like these.