posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:09 AM
SD and Rising Against covered it, pretty much. But some links to help a bit.
These are some dedicated people that were unraveling a ton of
information gathered via some (a ton) of Freedom of Information requests on I believe various subjects as well as some Library of Congress documents.
is a title that goes back quite to before I joined ATS. You will see some people
refer to them as junior mods as that was part of their function (applause, one-line post warning, thread tagging to the top of the forum, etc.).
FSME's can and do applaud (as I have received a few in the past) however, since most FSME's are also mods, the automatic message will be posted from
their mod account.
Not sure if there needs to be a revamping/evaluation of the FSME program or not. While on the one hand it would seem that FSME's should not also be
mods, there are numerous cases of mods that are also FSME's that would be pointless to argue. Byrd comes immediately to mind as an example as she is
without a doubt ATS's foremost expert on archeology/anthropology.
It should also be noted, that quite a number of forums do not have a FSME, and often when new forums are created it takes some time for mods to be
assigned to the forum. Also, there are a few FSME's that are no longer currently active, as in thay have not logged on to the forums in a long
[edit on 6-5-2010 by Ahabstar]