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    I'm trying to decide whether it would be a good idea to be a moderator. What are some of the benefits?
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    You get to be like a teacher and tell people off/warn them for whatever you feel like, whenever you feel like.
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    Do they get paid?
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    A Moderator for TSR?
    When you've had like 15 posts?

    Erm okies, I always thought the mods were here since back in the 05 days onwards? Meh.

    All the best with it.
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    (Original post by Nayberay)
    A Moderator for TSR?
    When you've had like 15 posts?

    Erm okies, I always thought the mods were here since back in the 05 days onwards? Meh.

    All the best with it.
    In the 05 days I was 11/12, I like to think I wasn't here then, nor were a few others modded after joining in 08/09

    You don't apply for being a mod, you get asked dependant on how active you are, your warnings, what your reporting habits are like and if you are a positive member of the board. With 15 posts I think you'll need to be around for a lot longer.

    As for being a mod there are benefits, like the thought of doing something for the site plus the mod 'community' is pretty awesome. There are downsides too but other mods try and help you sort them and work as a team
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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
    In the 05 days I was 11/12, I like to think I wasn't here then, nor were a few others modded after joining in 08/09

    You don't apply for being a mod, you get asked dependant on how active you are, your warnings, what your reporting habits are like and if you are a positive member of the board. With 15 posts I think you'll need to be around for a lot longer.

    As for being a mod there are benefits, like the thought of doing something for the site plus the mod 'community' is pretty awesome. There are downsides too but other mods try and help you sort them and work as a team
    LOL :facepalm: - I kind of did realise that after typing that, that the timescale was abit unrealistic :ahee:
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    The good
    A sense that you're doing something to contribute and help
    Being in a position to actively make a difference to the site
    Being able to fix things you spot that need dealing with
    The mods are a great bunch
    Very flexible in terms of when you're online, how much you do etc
    Looks good on your Personal Statement/CV if you choose to mention it

    The bad
    Members automatically despise you and **** you off :p:
    Can be stressful and time consuming
    Sometimes have to deal with unpleasant things (suicide threads, porn etc)
    Less time to post and use the site in a non moderating capacity
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    (Original post by Nayberay)
    Erm okies, I always thought the mods were here since back in the 05 days onwards? Meh.
    I joined in March 2008 and became a mod that October. So not long at all.

    I had more than 15 posts of course :p: More than some experienced members. You still need enough posts to establish yourself as a respected and helpful member.
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    (Original post by fleur de lis)
    The good
    A sense that you're doing something to contribute and help
    Being in a position to actively make a difference to the site
    Being able to fix things you spot that need dealing with
    The mods are a great bunch
    Very flexible in terms of when you're online, how much you do etc
    Looks good on your Personal Statement/CV if you choose to mention it

    The bad
    Members automatically despise you and **** you off :p:
    Can be stressful and time consuming
    Sometimes have to deal with unpleasant things (suicide threads, porn etc)
    Less time to post and use the site in a non moderating capacity
    That's a bit generalising!
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    (Original post by cz100)
    That's a bit generalising!
    it might appear that way, but there are a lot of people who think we are corrupt and those who don't like authority. not to mention jsut generally disagreeing with us because they've been in the wrong and they've received a warning point.

    we know there are people out there, but we see the generalisation as being fairly accurate to a large number of the people we actually have to deal with. rather than you nice bunch of people who we don't really have much contact with.
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    (Original post by daniel_williams)
    it might appear that way, but there are a lot of people who think we are corrupt and those who don't like authority. not to mention jsut generally disagreeing with us because they've been in the wrong and they've received a warning point.

    we know there are people out there, but we see the generalisation as being fairly accurate to a large number of the people we actually have to deal with. rather than you nice bunch of people who we don't really have much contact with.
    Is that not like a prison officer coming to the conclussion that everyone in the country are thugs because they deal with them all day? :p:
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    (Original post by fleur de lis)
    The bad
    Members automatically despise you and **** you off :p:
    Isn't that only sil3nt_cha0s?
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    (Original post by Crazy Paving)
    Isn't that only sil3nt_cha0s?
    Heh. I think Sil3nt_Cha0s actually doesn't mind me? In fairness, as others have said, it is a generalisation and doesn't apply to everyone. Sometimes it just feels like it though :p: Even the thread someone started in here to say we do a good job ended up descending into mod bashing :p:
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    I don't hate fleur :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Idiot-Finder)
    Is that not like a prison officer coming to the conclussion that everyone in the country are thugs because they deal with them all day? :p:
    well thats a bit presumptuous, because of your username i could assume you only have idiots for friends. its far from it. we know what the general userbase is on TSR and we know they behave the rules. we just know that the majority of people we deal with have a strong disliking for us... and really wo likes a prison officer or a traffic warden....
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    (Original post by daniel_williams)
    it might appear that way, but there are a lot of people who think we are corrupt and those who don't like authority. not to mention jsut generally disagreeing with us because they've been in the wrong and they've received a warning point.

    we know there are people out there, but we see the generalisation as being fairly accurate to a large number of the people we actually have to deal with. rather than you nice bunch of people who we don't really have much contact with.
    Well if you were sort of elected in the first place some people must like you!
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    (Original post by cz100)
    Well if you were sort of elected in the first place some people must like you!
    But that was before you become a moderator. Also, moderators select new moderators - there's no election process. Nominations can be put forward, but mods have the final say. :yep:
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    (Original post by Crazy Paving)
    Isn't that only sil3nt_cha0s?
    I was going to say that. :giggle:

    I wish I was a mod. So he could hate me too. :daydreaming:
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    It's sort of like that but not quite :p: After the nominations we'll look through the list and discount anyone who's obviously unsuitable (usually people with really colourful warning records), then we look at each of the candidates and discuss their suitability together. Mods can object to candidates but there has to be a good reason, it can't be 'I don't like them' or 'I just dont think they'd make a good mod'. Most often, we're able to come to either a unanimous decision or a majority decision with the others not objecting but abstaining as they don't feel able to comment or have neutral opinions. If someone has a major objection then obviously we have to take that into account and decide whether it's a valid reason and whether it's worth modding someone when there are doubts over their suitability. If there are doubts, we may mod another more suitable candidate or hold off and keep an eye on the person. Equally though, we may decide that the issue is solvable or can just be monitored and go ahead and mod them. So although mods can object to candidates, an objection from one mod doesn't automatically mean they're vetoed.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I see, nice in-depth reply. :yep:

    Now we are on the subject, has there ever been an instance where a member turned down an offer to be a moderator?
    Yep, there's definitely been at least one that I can remember of. The person turned it down because they didn't like mods/Acumen and didn't want to associate themselves with us :p:
 
 
 
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