posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 08:11 AM
Now that some of y'all have had your fun, allow me to explain the process of finding moderators.
First, all mods come from the pool of members.
Every so often, as we grow or as some of our current staff feel the need for a break from their moderating duties, we begin discussions on
adding/replacing moderators. The admins are alerted to the need for new staff and then, behind closed doors, the admins and owners run the moderator
suggestion software which is a proprietary software designed by a group of former government hackers. This software will give the admins and owners a
list of anywhere from 3 to 10 names. The admins and owners then scan the posting activity of these members to ensure that MOSA (MOderator Selection
Algorithms - the software) didn't make any mistakes. Then, we turn the entire file over to some friends at a remote location that I cannot divulge.
These friends work for a group within the government. Well, not within the government. They're more like the guys behind the guys. They've got
the ear of everyone and nothing gets done without their stamp of approval. We're not keen on it but this is the protocol we were told to follow when
the Gov't gave us the funding 3 years ago.
Anyway, the names are submitted and the guys at the head office do their background check to ensure our selection to staff will work within the
guidelines provided by the Federal Internet Security and Tactical Awareness (FISTA). They, in turn, provide us with a list, in decreasing order of
The owners and admins review the list and an invitiation to join staff is sent to the first name on the list. If the member declines, an invite goes
out to the next name on the list.
Once you accept, there's a whole new set of steps to ensure the security and safety of our staff and our operation.