posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 02:39 PM
reply to post by DBCooper71
-So mods what do you get out of being a moderator on ATS?
A great sense of pride in the success of ATS.
-Are there any perks too being a mod?
The abillity applaud well composed member contributions is definitely a perk.
-Do you get paid or get any freebies for your time and effort?
Nothing of fungible value, no. It is a lot of fun, however, and that fun translates into relaxing downtime, which is definitely a form of payment in
an otherwise hectic world.
-Do you enjoy being a mod?
-Are there any drawbacks to being a mod?
Certainly. The primary one is that, contrary to what some members may believe and say, you basically leave your partisanship at the door when you
become a mod. Of course we each have our own political opinions and positions, but in the grand scheme of things, everything we do is done with
respect to the T&C policy, not our partisan leanings. It is somewhat humorous to find, on the same day, one thread discussing how
"liberal/socialist" the Staff is and another thread discussing how "Conservative/neocon/fascist" we are. Definitely a statement on how individual
perception often trumps logic and reality.