Becoming a moderator



  • What does it take to become a mod? (except sending tons of mails to Andrew ;) ) I don`t expect to become a mod any time soon or something, I was just wondering. And what is good about being one? (except that the fate of spam and such is in your hands...)

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  • I doubt sending tons of email to moki is the way to do it. :p
    Mmm....moderator perks. ;)

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  • I've been around for a while, and I've seen moderators be made and unmade. Here's how I think it happens:

    1. If you bombard Andrew with emails, you won't become a mod. That's the kind of person who definately should not be a mod.
    2. Posting well thought out, helpful, and intelligent posts will help you a lot. Helping newbies or directing them to FAQs without swearing can get you a long way.
    3. Don't spam too much. To become a mod, you really can't spam at all, although it seems that you can spam quite a lot before being un-moded. (Octoberfost)
    4. There has to be an opening. Either the board is expanding, and another moderator is needed, (Cythera board) or an old moderator is been dethroned (or two, in the case of the EV:B+:cool:.
    5. A good deal of luck. If you're kind too people on the boards, you can get Andrew's favor, though it seems being noticed helps just as much.

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    Originally posted by Talos:
    **1. If you bombard Andrew with emails, you won't become a mod. That's the kind of person who definately should not be a mod.
    2. Posting well thought out, helpful, and intelligent posts will help you a lot. Helping newbies or directing them to FAQs without swearing can get you a long way.
    3. Don't spam too much. To become a mod, you really can't spam at all, although it seems that you can spam quite a lot before being un-moded. (Octoberfost)
    4. There has to be an opening. Either the board is expanding, and another moderator is needed, (Cythera board) or an old moderator is been dethroned (or two, in the case of the EV:B+:cool:.
    5. A good deal of luck. If you're kind to people on the boards, you can get Andrew's favor, though it seems being noticed helps just as much.
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    1. Ever so true.

    2. I think you'd make a good moderator Talos. :)

    3. OctoberFost was de-throned only because too many people complained about him. Spamming really doesn't help win andrew over to approving you as a moderator though.

    4. Well, seeing "andrew" on the moderator list tells you right away that there is an opening. Andrew is a moderator for everything regardless of whether or not his name shows up (he's an administrator). You could always ask for his slot, if your e-mail has a really good argument as to why you want to be a moderator.

    5. A good deal of luck eh? Being kind helps, as does a well-orginized and spell checked e-mail. Sending two e-mails might work, or not, but beyond two....your chances of becoming a moderator rapidly diminish.

    Rogan, I take it you're planning on becoming a moderator. I can't tell you what all the advantages of being a moderator are, beyond the obvious control of spam and such, because Andrew has sworn us to secrecy, but I can tell you that you would get {It's a secret! --Slayer}

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    (This message has been edited by Slayer (edited 12-11-2000).)



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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **{It's a secret! --Slayer}

    **

    Hehe. :)

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    Originally posted by Slayer:
    **{It's a secret! --Slayer}
    **

    Oops, heh. :redface: :)

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  • I don`t know if I would be a good mod, but I never, ever bugged andrew with lots of mail and I think of myself as a good member of the web board.

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    originally posted by Avatara:
    **4. Well, seeing "andrew" on the moderator list tells you right away that there is an opening. Andrew is a moderator for everything regardless of whether or not his name shows up (he's an administrator). You could always ask for his slot, if your e-mail has a really good argument as to why you want to be a moderator.
    **

    Yes, andrew is the administrator and controls the whole board anyway, so...

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    (This message has been edited by Rogan (edited 12-12-2000).)



  • Try writing a snail mail letter if you really want it. That would be more official and impressive. Also, if you show interest in increasing interest/developing for Cythera, that would probably help.

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  • I mailed Andrew. He said the webboard didnt need any more moderators, but when it does hell keep me in mind.

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    Originally posted by Rogan:
    **I mailed Andrew. He said the webboard didnt need any more moderators, but when it does hell keep me in mind.
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    That means you're probably near the top of his list of alternates. If one of us dies (or Andrew), you become moderator in their place. ;)

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  • Damn! ;)

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **If one of us dies ...

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    Damnit! What are you doing?!?! ::speaks in hushed whisper:: Don't you know the first rule of moderatorship? It is said that if a non-Moderator wishes to gain that vaunted position of Moderator, all he has to do is hunt down a current Moderator, kill him, and return to Andrew with his head.... ::dashes away, looking furtively around::

    ;)

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  • LOL!

    buys weapon

    Oh, and Talos: "Rudness is not rewarded" ;)

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    (This message has been edited by Rogan (edited 12-16-2000).)



  • How come there is no harry forum¿ :frown:

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    Originally posted by Blackfern:
    **How come there is no harry forum¿:frown:
    **

    Please post questions like these in forums in which they would be relevant(i.e. Ambrosia Banter).

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  • I am sorry I am new here and I didn't know that. :redface:

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  • Don`t worry, we all make mistakes.

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