Become a Moderator

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posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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Is there any way of becoming a moderator and if so, what is it and what does the job require?




posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:11 PM
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Any moderators care to share how they got there positions?



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:13 PM
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Well some qualification are to have been here for a while, participate in the community, be over 18 I think oh and don't ask about becoming one. lol



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by SecretMuffinNinja
Is there any way of becoming a moderator

Moderator appointments are only through invitation by senior site staff and/or ATS owners.



what is it and what does the job require?

Never asking to be a mod.



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:08 PM
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I wont just out of interests sake then what is it that you do?



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:01 PM
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Out of curiousity, why would you want to be a mod? Do you like drama? Is it an ego thing? Power-tripper? I was a mod on other BBs, and it was the worst experience of my life (not really). I hated having to be the bad guy. It sucked. I got sick of being called a Nazi. My hat's off to those that put up with it.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:10 PM
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Mods are picked by running their posts through a special software utility, called "the 8-ball."

It gives a one-time statement about whether a given member should ever recieve the accolade of mod:

a) "As I see it, yes."

b) "No."

c) "ask me later."

Mods are very busy, scanning posts for unseemly content, while they await the chance to greet another soul that has "passed over" to the angelic choir, of which they are all members.

They also draw the chariot of the Sun thought the underworld each night, and then greet the dawn.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:17 PM
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As for a recent appointment, scroll down to SkepticOverlord's post for the halloween contest here: www.abovetopsecret.com...


[edit on 1/11/06 by redmage]



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:25 PM
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I see this question a lot.


Honestly?

Don't ask
Conduct yourself in accordance with the rules
Don't be afraid to ever say you're wrong
Try for quality posts (over quantity)
Keep your cool even when in heated debate
Help others when you can
Be honest (yes, sometimes there are tests)

There are probably a few more, but that is off the top of my head. People Do get noticed following these step and others get noticed NOT following these steps. Bottom line is if you really, really want the job...you're probably not cut out for it.

And time is not a factor. Some have been asked to Mod that haven't been here as long as others.

After that....invite only.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by Dissension
Out of curiousity, why would you want to be a mod? Do you like drama? Is it an ego thing? Power-tripper? I was a mod on other BBs, and it was the worst experience of my life (not really). I hated having to be the bad guy. It sucked. I got sick of being called a Nazi. My hat's off to those that put up with it.


Sure, we make sure the rules are followed.

But, we also get to welcome and help new members. Abort drama. Mediate. Help keep D-egos in check. It's an overall positive experience.

And, if you think you want to be a mod...DON'T ask, like SO said.
The best way is to be a good and responsibile member.
However, I don't think most of us mods ever came to ATS with the desire to become a mod. I know I didn't



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:30 PM
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do i have to have a minimum # of posts?



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
I see this question a lot.


Honestly?

Don't ask
Conduct yourself in accordance with the rules
Don't be afraid to ever say you're wrong
Try for quality posts (over quantity)
Keep your cool even when in heated debate
Help others when you can
Be honest (yes, sometimes there are tests)

There are probably a few more, but that is off the top of my head. People Do get noticed following these step and others get noticed NOT following these steps. Bottom line is if you really, really want the job...you're probably not cut out for it.

And time is not a factor. Some have been asked to Mod that haven't been here as long as others.

After that....invite only.

can you even get into a heated debate in a forum?



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:42 PM
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Sure you can but follow the rules. No name calling, no flaming, no baiting etc.



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
...There are probably a few more, but that is off the top of my head.


Yeah, like being the winner of a sick and twisted game/contest that drove many ATS members to the brink of sanity, including myself.

I think that game/contest was some kind of psyops in disguise.

Peace



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:53 PM
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Yeah, like being the winner of a sick and twisted game/contest that drove many ATS members to the brink of sanity, including myself.


Good thing you stopped at the brink. Driving you all the way to sanity could have caused you to leave. That would be bad.



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by Razgriz
do i have to have a minimum # of posts?


I dont think that matters like what Zedd Said Your posts should be about Quality not Quantity And from my experience on tons of forums You should never ask Just Make nice strong posts and act like a sane person and maybe you will get noticed

[edit on 17-1-2006 by Thug69]



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by Razgriz
After that....invite only.

can you even get into a heated debate in a forum?

Are you kidding?
Most of us have and will do so ona variety of topics. As Intrepid pointed out, you have to stay within the boundries of the Terms and conditions. Wait till you see staff arguing opposites sides of a heated issue



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 02:33 PM
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Learn to bake a delicious selection of pies, desserts and strudels.

FYI; I'm an apple pie man.



posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Wait till you see staff arguing opposites sides of a heated issue




*Looks Nerdlings way and throws a punch*




posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

Originally posted by FredT
Wait till you see staff arguing opposites sides of a heated issue




*Looks Nerdlings way and throws a punch*



*ducks and sets off a maple flavoured smoke bomb to confuse the canuck*





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