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Originally posted by Equinox99
It isn't hard to join the mod squad. Here are the rules:
1. Being a man, freeborn, of good repute and well-recommended;
2. To be one you must ask one
3. A belief in a Supreme Being;
4. Ability to support one's self and family;
5. Of lawful age; and
6. Come to Freemasonry of their "own free will and accord".
Originally posted by Crakeur
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 preference.
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.