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How does one become a Forum Moderator?

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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Happy New Year.




posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Aggie Man, only because the real answer is:

There is no answer.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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OK... here goes:


Originally posted by xynephadyn
I was wondering how one becomes a Forum Moderator on ATS. Is it done by posts, stars, or flag accumulation?


No, but dedicated involvement on the boards coupled with a civil manner can be a help. On the other hand, a few staffers who were notoriously 'difficult' originally did finally make it onto staff. Also, some who are starved of posts, stars, flags and applauses made the grade as well.


Is it a referral by another moderator or done by individual request?


It is handled via concerted consultation and effort on the part of all staff and NEVER done by personal request.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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reply to the current moderators threads.

post on the first or second page something that gently massages their ego.

repeat.

then go buy some knee pads with a lifetime warranty, you'll know what to do when the time comes.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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That may be the case, yet no mod has come straight out and made that statement. Goofing off is fun, heck I do it too. However, after I've made my snarky comment, I follow it up with "seriously...." and then try to contribute constructively. That seems to have been absent in this case.

Y'all can now go back to your regularly scheduled goofiness. I digress...



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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I'm guessing you didn't read my post above.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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reply to post by masqua
 


Thank you!

Much respect,

Aggie Man



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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How about a tissue


Come on, it's all in good fun. And the OPs question has been answered several times.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
I seem to be taking the gold ring here.


If so, Happy New Year from the exception that proves the rule.




posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Hey? Are you a former mod? How do you know our secrets?



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by vermonster
 


Hey? Are you a former mod? How do you know our secrets?


I am you, in the year 2034.

I have nothing but this worthless screen name with a few points, a small dwindling internet fan club, and a crappy bottle of sunshine. ATS sucks now. It is all one large pop up after another, I am actually clicking off pop ups while I type this.

Oh, also Aliens now rule the planet. We now use bleu cheese for fuel and turns out JFK was actually satan, and we killed him, thank god.

I'll fill you in on the details later, i gotta run, I have a few pies in the oven and my 3 chihuahuas are barking up a storm.

Chow
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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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Lol....Well, at least I didn't type pentagram, or pentacost!


I see your primate is all dressed up. He's not applying for a new job, is he?



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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That was one of the best posts of all time..



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by A boy in a dress
The poo-flinging thing... does one wear gloves?
I have a thing about stuff getting under my long red nails.


Just buy a very big fan... because you know what happens when the brown smelly stuff hits the fan



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
im saying this coz over the years the people who become mods are always stand up members of the local ATS community.


Actually the main reason I'm here is because of a horizontal encounter with a lady mod.

ATS rox



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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Too funny!



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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no comment.................



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Oh... you're such a tattletale.

Darn it, whaaa. You said you'd never tell. Now the world knows our little secret.




posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by masqua
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Oh... you're such a tattletale.

Darn it, whaaa. You said you'd never tell. Now the world knows our little secret.



Did you tell your wife? I told mine and she loaded the .38! Bit dicey for a few days!



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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Interesting question, as one could wonder how to become a moderator. The solution should be obvious, as many of the moderators, I would imagine are like judges in most aspects, having to remain neutral and keep the peace. They can not take sides, and have to look at both sides of all posts. They must decide if the op in a posting is with in the rules or not. And ultimately must sometimes make the decision to step in, when posts have denigrated down from the original topic. It is important to remember that above all else, how one becomes a moderator, is to think about how a person becomes a pope. A cardinal may want to be pope, but the moment he states such, he is out of the running.



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