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Soul, How Do You Pick Moderators?
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Soul, How Do You Pick Moderators?

Well, I'm curious.

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RE: Soul, How Do You Pick Moderators?

Bump.

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Bump. Gonna keep bumping until I get a response from her.

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You do realize, if I need to I can remove your posting privileges...right? If I do, I would do it under the fact that you could be considered spamming the forums.

Pretty Much my only signature...I'm mainly a lurker....you can find me on the IRC (or on DnE and their IRC).

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Ah, could you at least answer on how you got moderation abilities, Chanku?

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Soul, How Do You Pick Moderators?

If you ask Soul what criteria she appoints mods based on, you may be disappointed by the result. I think she just picked people who stay around for awhile, are pretty active, and most importantly, won't get carried away with the privileges and responsibilities.

To me, it's a few extra buttons and a means of getting rid of undesirable users. Useful, but not worth the glorification.

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(04-06-2014 01:01 PM)DoA Wrote:  If you ask Soul what criteria she appoints mods based on, you may be disappointed by the result. I think she just picked people who stay around for awhile, are pretty active, and most importantly, won't get carried away with the privileges and responsibilities.

To me, it's a few extra buttons and a means of getting rid of undesirable users. Useful, but not worth the glorification.

Thank you, DoA. I've been wondering it for some time as many of the moderators have different abilities.

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RE: Soul, How Do You Pick Moderators?

(04-06-2014 01:01 PM)DoA Wrote:  If you ask Soul what criteria she appoints mods based on, you may be disappointed by the result. I think she just picked people who stay around for awhile, are pretty active, and most importantly, won't get carried away with the privileges and responsibilities.

To me, it's a few extra buttons and a means of getting rid of undesirable users. Useful, but not worth the glorification.

I'd say I fit the first 2 but for the last...
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Vote YES on Gwedin for uber mod 2014!
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(04-06-2014 02:13 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  Vote YES on Gwedin for uber mod 2014!

Approved.

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No, Gwedin shouldn't be a mod. His good looks alone can turn away unwanted visitors and keep active posters; he's too powerful already.

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Soul, How Do You Pick Moderators?

I consult the voices in my head, and they tell me who to pick.

I go with my gut now. I ignored it about SS matters before, and that worked out terribly, so I'm gonna try trusting it and see how that works out.

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Voices in your head you say?

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