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Multiple Questions for Mods concerning Moderatorship

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posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 10:19 PM
reply to post by Osiris1953

Nice to meet you too Osiris
Yes, your thread has answered some questions I've wondered about as well. I don't know why anyone would voluntarily choose to be a mod, unless it's that "do good works, help people whenever the opportunity presents itself thang". It seems like a difficult position to be in, to suspend one's personal beliefs in favor of keeping the peace. Of late, I've enjoyed seeing a mod or two posting on threads with their own evidence of things, and I think that's a favorable thing for all of us, as well as helping us noobs to get to know the various personalities.


posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by Osiris1953

Of course, you realize that a self-believe of NOT being insane is a primary variable amongst those that are.

Or, put another way, you're in good company.

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 10:29 PM
reply to post by MemoryShock

aaaa-HA! Thus I can conclude [without emperical evidence] with absolute PROOF [what a whackamole] that my previous theorum [whaa? it wasn't even a weak hypothesis] regarding self-diagnosis of insanity [now you're just making stuff up] is a furtive prerequisite of MODhood!!! SWISSSSSSH! Nothing but net [and that's what you'll be captured with in due time]

Night all...... was fun
Good to see your inhuman sides

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 10:31 PM
Can Mods date each other. Dare I say marry each other and have little mod children?

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 10:51 PM
Ugh.. soo many have it soo wrong... :shk:

- register as a member

- contribute your thoughts, ideas, responses, and or stance in accordance with the Terms & Conditions

- post in a manner which is respectful of others and perhaps even incites their response in return

- refrain from attacking or attempting to smear, draw into question, a fellow member's character or person.

- be helpful to others in whatever capacity you feel yourself capable

- attempt to enlighten fellow members with regards news and or happenings in the world around you

- abstain from profanities and or vulgarities in posts unless absolutely necessary to get your point across*.
* emphasis on Absoultely Necessary (censor circumvention)

- be yourself

If you're ever chosen, tapped, or asked... just cast the above aside like caution to the wind and you'll fit right in


We may seem a mad lot at times but we do our best to ensure a good and fair time had by all.

your mileage may vary, though.

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by NGC2736

Well your little game sound like fun. I might try that. That would make questionable posts with poor spelling much more entertaining to read.

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 11:20 PM

Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Can Mods date each other. Dare I say marry each other and have little mod children?

The real question is whether or not the little mod child(ren) would be considered the "chosen one" in ATS circles. Would conspiracy angels come and herald in the birth of this very special child? Would trumpets sound? Would this child be able to had out warnings and relocated threads to BTS with but a thought?

Now these are the real questions.

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by argentus

I maintain that I am not insane... I only gnawed off my own left arm because it is delicious and filled with candy. I swear, no insanity here.

"I don't drink to have fun, I drink to stop the voice in my head."

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 11:24 PM
reply to post by Heike

It's certainly appreciated. You might want to start preparing your thread soon... because the van out front that has a big RATS on the side is either the exterminator, or the mods have already found me. Either way I won't be sleeping too soundly tonight.

Edited to fight off the typing gremlins.

[edit on 12-8-2008 by Osiris1953]

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 11:26 PM
reply to post by 12m8keall2c

Thank you for your input. I actually always abstain from vulgarities, unless of course yelling at my computer counts. That usually stems from a fried power supply or the like, but occasionally it's due to a thread.

Anyhow, I appreciate your POV on the matter. Thanks again.

posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 11:31 PM
Since we have a several mods contributing here, I have another question. Not so much related to my previous questions, but there is still something I'm curious about.

What are your individual pet peeves concerning members on ATS?

Also considering mods are people to who have personal responsibilities to attend to, how do you ensure that there are mods moderating at say 3 AM?

[edit on 12-8-2008 by Osiris1953]

[edit on 12-8-2008 by Osiris1953]

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 12:19 AM
Just remember, Crakur and Chissler are the same person, Elevatedone & kleverone are one and the same. Fact of the matter is, there are only about 4 mods on this board.

(Im still trying to figure out how to classify intrepid)

And one more thing, Byrd is scarry.

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 12:29 AM

Originally posted by Osiris1953

What are your individual pet peeves concerning members on ATS?

Mine is people who lose their cool and flame other members. Sometimes it's provoked, sometimes not (whatever)... the flaming bugs me a lot. There's enough strife in the world without bringing it in here.

how do you ensure that there are mods moderating at say 3 AM?

There's mods from all around the world. The different time-zones help in that department.

Great thread, btw.

sp. edit

[edit on 13/8/08 by masqua]

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 12:39 AM
How to become an ATS Moderator, the true version.

Step 1: Be manufactured. That's right, you must be manufactured. Simply being born out of the union of an egg and a sperm cell will not do. You must be created as a mindless robot first.

Step 2: Get caught in a tornado, and be whisked away to the land of Oz.

Step 3: After landing in Oz, you will see a Yellow Brick Road to your left. Following it will take you to a city made of emeralds, ruled by a guy who can give you a brain, a heart, and some courage. These might sound like useful things for a mindless robot to get, but it's not what you're here for. Ignore that road, regardless of what all the weird short people and the MILF in the bubble tell you. The MILF in the bubble is wearing a red lace thong. Knock her out and steal it.

Step 4: Turn to your right. You'll see a black wooden walkway. You'll follow this walkway. It leads to a castle built of onyx, and inside is a furry little gnome with a big goiter and a Viagra T-Shirt. He'll turn around suddenly. You'll need to duck.

Step 5: Tell the gnome you'd like to purchase his goiter puss. He'll ask for a trade. Fortunately for you, he has a crush on the MILF in the bubble. Offer him her stolen red panties (for God's sake, don't tell him you attacked her!) In return, he will poke his goiter with a fork and collect some of the puss in a bottle for you.

Step 6: Start making your way back to Yellow Brick Road / Black Wooden Walkway Junction. When you get there, you should find that all those weird short people are nearly comatose. They'll be alright, they're just on a major sugar crash. None of this is important, I just thought I'd tell you so you wouldn't freak out and call 911. Anyways, take three of their lollypops and dip them in the Goiter Puss.

Step 7: Head down the Yellow Brick Road (Finally.) You're looking for a lion, a scarecrow, and a tin woodsman. There might be some dumb girl and a dog tagging along with him; these two spares are expendable and can be executed if you feel like it. The other three have recently acquired important items from the Wizard of Oz, which would never have been willfully given up to anyone seeking to be an ATS Moderator.. (ATS banned the freakin Wizard for "hoaxing" after the Wizard said he could do magic and it turned out he was just a guy behind a curtain... how smart was that?)

Step 8: Once you locate your targets, take out your Goiter Pops and offer them the candy. They fall for it every time. Once they eat the candy, the scarecrow will puke his brains out. The tin man will puke his heart out. The lion will puke his courage out. Steal the brains, the heart, and the courage.

Step 9: You're going to need to steal some shoes now. I don't think it matters whose shoes really. Rumor has it they need to be made of rubies, but I'm pretty sure the value of those would put that theft squarely into Felony territory. Just beat up some schmuck and take his Reeboks.

Step 10: Click your feet together and say, "There's no place like home!" Or say "Bloody Mary." Or "Beetlejuice." I don't really care. They won't tell you this, but it's the clicking that does it. Oz has a real problem with tap dancers vanishing into thin air.

Step 11: You'll return to Kansas (or Pennsylvania, if you're really unlucky) and be able to log into ATS at the nearest computer. Now that you have a heart, you have serenity. You have a brain, so you have wisdom. And you have courage, which I would think is necessary anyways to basically rip off the entire freakin' continent of Oz. But I digress.

Step 12: Open your U2U's. You'll see a message from Admin or one of ATS's owners that says:

"You have been granted the Serenity to accept the things you cannot change, The courage to change the things you can, and the cool Edit, Ban, and Warn buttons to destroy anyone that figures out which is which. Oh, and we just had you steal that guys brains because our pet zombie was hungry. Peace out, new Moderator."


...No, I am not on meds...

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 12:57 AM
reply to post by mattifikation

How come you don't have writer status here?

(dang, this is off-topic... where's that delete button again?)

Is this a 1-liner still?

Now I'm confused and can't

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 01:19 AM

Originally posted by Osiris1953
What are your individual pet peeves concerning members on ATS?

I have none and in my experience, I can speak for the other staff.

As in real life, people are people and they do many different things on a daily basis. It's never the same.

I may avoid people in real life...and I may even offer suggestions to people in real life. But my pet peeves do not tramslate to the next day, because I can find a silver lining in most well as reason.

We are ATS Staff. We are not a static entity.

Oddly enough...that works when dealing with a non static ATS membership.

Question for you Osiris...what did you think of Alarmists' threads?

If you have to go back and read them, please feel free. His presence here reminded me that he is one of the more interesting new members...
...and it seems fair for you to provide your opinion regarding ATS after having encountered such a prolific response...

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 02:23 AM
Just simple statistic question. (Just Curios)

Mod numbers by nationality:


Alien? (Non Earthling)
Non Alien?(Earthling)

(PS. The last 2 categories is just a joke of course)

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 02:27 AM
I'll let others chime in for themselves, but I'm Canadian. You'll find there's quite a few that fit that 'other' catagory.

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 08:11 AM
I'm proudly the only Mod from the African continent. Which means I get to do the graveyard shift. But I don't mind. We have more fun that time of the day.

posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 08:36 AM

Originally posted by searching_for_truth

Just simple statistic question. (Just Curios)

Mod numbers by nationality:

Alien? (Non Earthling)
Non Alien?(Earthling)

(PS. The last 2 categories is just a joke of course)

Are you sure about that? I mean...really, really, REALLY sure about that?

Just because I say I'm from the Northwest US, that really doesn't neccessarily make it soooo...

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