Originally posted by Palynka
Can't we keep all of the volunteers and create 2 independent mod teams?
That would also help if there was suspicion about a single game mod, as the other team could check him as usual without any conflict of interest.
Also, this could mean more investigations and therefore faster processing on average.
Edit - Please go to Thread 89512 if you have any comments about this suggestion.
2 teams is a bad idea, the team needs to know what everyone is doing.
Gate and Tebb will both make the team with luck. They work great together, but would probably end up on separate teams since they are so experienced. If you have 2 teams, one will always be better suited than the other.
Also, Gate explained his problems with this idea and they are similar to mine:
Originally posted by Gatecrasher
Would it not be simpler if a suspect or connected moderator is recused, and the case investigated and deliberated upon by the remaining moderators?
In the case of two teams, unless carefully coordinated from above (which is unlikely), you could get significant duplication of effort if suspects are reported to more than one team. Wouldn't the evidence gathered by one team be beneficial to the other? The idea just seems a little unweildly, inefficient and impractical.
I often get a PM from a user to add a name. If I add a name to team 2, team 1 may already be working it. Sure we could contact each other and ask, but all the mods working together is the best. Time dictates who to work on, and who to wait on. 2 teams doing this is not an advantage.