Thank you everyone for the funny, witty, scary, personal and thoughtful replies. They say a picture speaks a thousand words so I can see why asala has
made it to the giddy heights of Super Moderator with a suit like that. I for one welcome our pink, armoured Super Moderator overlords.
My (hidden but well-meaning) intention for this thread was to learn more about the people who make this place possible and I consider it mission
accomplished in that respect.
Frighteningly wonderful answer! I think I'd expected more work than you appear to not have to do. (That's not an insult but I can't word it better
for some strange reason!) It's good to know that you do get a chance to look at the stuff that interests you. I suppose I thought Mod's were reading
every thread as standard work practices, which in itself sounds like a humongous and daunting task.
Thanks for the kind words. I figured an end of year Mod appreciation thread was in order, in spite of my short time here. I hadn't expected to get
anywhere near the response I did.
You and me both don't like the sight of blood
Mainly my own, but that's another story...
I'm actually not looking to having a job (should that ever happen again) as it will mean I will miss so many threads and discussions here.
probably could "get away" with accessing it from work but I don't think I would like to try unless it was really quiet. As for apologies, I've not
yet seen any evidence that it is necessary but we are all human.
Thanks for the detailed "day in the life" report.
You hit a nail on the head I think. So much well researched info and good discussions here. It's almost like a library. I mean, you could spend all
day reading here and never commenting, so vast and wide is the range of topics. I can imagine that having a good sense of humour helps greatly in the
Mod work. And indeed, self re-education. That is what it is all about for me too, along with having a little fun on the wonderful animal threads (I'm
an animal lover) and the chance to engage in some well informed anti-cruelty talk really does crumble my cookie quite nicely. Cats Are Alien
Camcorders was also one of the funniest and well thought out threads too.
Hilarious response but I do hope for your sake that none of your colleagues see your post. You might wake up on the wrong side of that correctional
(Plus its nice to hear what you guys do for a living) I can't say I've yet come across your posts (in contrast to maxmars and
getreadyalready) but if sport is your thing then an old and out of condition person like myself...well, I'm sure you get the picture. I'm not even
an armchair sportsman. I smoke too much (a nasty habit that seems like I might as well be a heroin addict at times), drink too much and move too
little. Maybe I should move the fridge a little further away. Motivation is hard to find... You have a wise quote in your sig and anyone with a link
to "O RLY?" is kinda win imho.
Thank you for your honesty. It is nice to know that incredible power is also "in-house" should the need arise. I am in awe! Well, actually I'm
quite scared but I will be sure not to anger you.
What a lovely story. I also try to help out a little in the Computer Help forum when I can although desktop support is not something I have been doing
work-wise for a while now. Thanks for your reply. Another great example of the nice people here.
Thanks everyone! It's been quite a blast.