Originally posted by Silk
reply to post by jplaysguitar
To reply - and put simply - anyone who wants to be a mod and pesters to be one probably has an agenda they want to push or an axe to grind.
That would be my take anyhow
edit on 1-9-2012 by Silk because: (no reason given)
I can understand this. You definitely have a great point, that someone itching to become a mod likely has some motive behind it. That motive could be
innocent -- the desire to be staff for a site which they love... or it could be a little more sinister. I would think that if an outstanding and
seemingly objective member were to indicate interest in a mod position, without being a nag, etc, they wouldn't be barred from ever getting a position
just for the fact that they asked, itself....
I was offered a moderator position on a site once. Key word "offered." I was one of the older registered members, had been on the site for a few
years (on a site with a very high turnover rate) and I caught the attention of mods, admins (and allegedly the site owner) for being intelligent,
outspoken, and genuinely having in-depth knowledge of the forum's subject matter. It was also noted that while I sometimes am opinionated and would
speak passionately (and at length) on a number of topics, I was usually one to keep a cool head, did not flame, did not violate board rules, etc.
I think this is the recipe for baking Moderator Pie.
You just have to remember to set this all up, and put it QUIETLY in the oven, on a timer. Do not try to peek before the timer is up.
A watched pot never boils.
A sqeaky wheel gets the grease. But some people would just throw the sucker out and buy a new one.
So carefully pick and choose when it's best to squeak.
Okay... I'm just rambling now...
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