How do Mods get chosen?

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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:05 PM
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I am not asking because I want to be a mod someday in my ats life time, that job seems really hard.

Anyways after this new Pope thing I wondered how are ats mods chosen? Their are so many of them it would seem difficult to keep track of who's doing what. Is there a process? a face to face interview? A resume that needs to filled? back ground checks? Secret meetings with Skeptic Overlord?
Any answer would be great even if you cannot go into detail. Thanks!




posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:07 PM
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Complete random, roll of the dice, throw a dart at a dartboard full of avatars.

OR....there could be a method to the madness, not sure which one.



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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You have to agree to things that would even make Jodi Arias blush.



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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reply to post by Agent008
 


It's who you know, and whose nephew you are, and then there are the ones who get chosen when they're not looking. So never turn your back or when you turn back you'll be a mod!

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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:12 PM
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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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reply to post by Signals
 


Oh man.....I had pictured the mods as old men and women in evening wear drinking brandy in a huge library. Not so much anymore.....




posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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reply to post by Agent008
 


Q: "How do Mods get chosen?"
A: Secret Conclave



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
 


Instead of white smoke a white ufo appears over the ats headquarters



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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As a former mod all I can say is that it is a long and tough process.
You have to master everything from hand to hand combat to evasive posting tactics.
There's also an extremely humiliating hazing period not for the faint of heart.
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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:33 PM
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They meet with Rigel4 ... and he explains to them
that resistance futile.



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:42 PM
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reply to post by Agent008
 


They agree to give their First Born to SO. Said Child, is then raised by current MODS to fill in positions in the future, as ATS is growing faster than originally anticipated.

Des



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:45 PM
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reply to post by projectvxn
 


Sounds intense

Hand to hand combat eh? No weapons to fight off trolls? They are huge you know



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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My guess you would have to be the following...
1.Politically correct,which I am not.
2.Know the T&C rules inside and out,I forget them a time or two

3.Have experience in dealing with difficult children since the board
can be compared to a school ground.
4.Be fair!
5.Put your feelings on the back burner.
6.Have a genuine love for the site.
7.Be prepared to spend many hours online keeping the peace and
controlling the trolls.
You do have some rewards...
1.The ability to scare others when you suddenly pop up in a heated thread
promising to pass out warnings.Then everyones halos start glowing and the bad
ones scatter offline like roaches when a light is turned on.
2.You get that really neat title under your ID!



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:04 PM
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and yet,..
not a single word from the mighty lords of ATS..
keep quiet peons



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:33 PM
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reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
 


Indeed!
First Rule of ATS Moderator Don't talk about ATS Moderator. I really do hope one of them gives an answer.....we shall see....



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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They're all in the break room, raiding the fridge of SO' cream cheese and banana sandwiches.....

Des






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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:40 PM
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First rule of mod club.

Don't talk about the mod club.

The process involves water boarding, NSA COSMIC security clearance, a few blood rituals and an audit by a qualified Scientologist.

After that you get an interview, pending that success you can then move towards the final task.

After that, you should be OK to join the mod club, as long as you are ok with the full year of hazing involved.

Ok kidding aside.

Mods are selected by the staff, by unanimous decision. There are no applications and asking to become a mod is a sure fire way to not become one. We tend to choose members who are active on the boards and level headed in discussions.

There are a variety of factors that are looked at and once a final decision has been reached, that member is asked to become part of the staff. Some say yes, others say no.

Afterall, we are volunteering our time for this, there is no pay, no benefits. Just the memories of all the things above, prior to the kidding aside note
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~Tenth
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posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:50 PM
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Awesome! Thank you. I can't imagine the poop you and your "Mod Club" have to shovel aside. You are good people and should get medals (or paid
)

Any hilarious stories that Mods tell around the virtual water cooler?



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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Cream cheese and banana sandwiches? is SO pregnant? Because that sounds weird....





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