posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 08:53 AM
Originally posted by mayabong
With any position of power I'm sure being a mod can also give you a power trip.
I think we should be able to vote mods out of office once a year.
The matter of "voting them out" has already been addressed, but I'd like to respond to what you said about "being a mod can also give you a power
Having been a mod on another (unrelated) site some time back, I can tell you that far from being a power trip, it was an exhaustion
I spent most of my time on the site just moderating: fixing links in posts, removing OT posts, moving posts to correct threads, advising members of
the right way to do things, docking points or adding points, responding to PMs (often 20 or 30 a day), discussing "problem" members with other mods
and/or admin, setting up code to block the IPs of identified trolls, yadda yadda yadda.
And all this in two languages as it was a bilingual site...
I had very little time to simply do what I did before I became a mod -- namely enjoy the site -- and I expect many mods here have found that it's the
same for them. I take my hat off to them, especially because they are doing it on their own time, unpaid and often unthanked.