It appears Boonex is finally taking a step towards enabling some form of moderation at Unity from some regular members rather than all or pretty much Boonex staff or employees.
This probably should have happened a long time ago, so I am kind of leaning towards it's a step in the right direction. I do have some concerns. Mostly I hope they pick some truly unbiased people that will not hide a bunch of posts. For some people the status of moderator or pundit can go to their head and they can become a bigger problem. It's too early to tell, and they seem to be just beginning the process of making their moderator picks. Hopefully it works out for the benefit of all.
As for the pundits I don't quite get what it's all about. Just a fancy title barely above a standard member I guess. To me sort of honorable mention maybe. I have seen very little information on what exactally a pundit would involve. I can only guess that a pundit might get more messages or complaints from fellow Boonex Unity members.
Boonex themselves states:
That being a Pundit is more of a burden than a privilege, and this assumes doing more than others. So, I invite the new pundits with high hopes for the invitations to be accepted.
I am not exactly interested in a title that assumes doing more than others just for a title.
I was a moderator of a very big name site with an alexa traffic rank of much less than 20,000 which is comparable with boonex traffic rank. What it involved was a lot more work than I had bargained for. This was full moderation status including deleting posts.
As a pundit, maybe there is not as much pressure and stress involved as a moderator.
I just don't think that some people realize how much extra work that this can be.
I am also wondering how much communication might be done with the Boonex Staff or Admins and the Moderators. If you don't know what you are allowed to do or not to do it creates a lot of confusion and more stress for the Moderator.
It still seems to be in the developing stages yet, and hopefully it all works out.
I have been named as a possible Pundit, but it is something I will meditate on for a while. I'm not so quick to jump into something I am not totally sure about these days. It's definitely something I need to think about for awhile yet.