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Guardian
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By Ephesos:
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3) Many, many other people are more likely to be chosen on the grounds of ... sanity...
Presence or absence? Or maybe it depends on whether or not you are a mod of General.

Don't listen to their lies perpetrating the current system, arghhhhhhhhh! Let us take up arms and overthrow the oppressive Moderator class! CITIZENS OF EXILE, UNITE!

(Hey, someone has to take up the slack now that TM's gone...)

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Cartographer
Member # 995
Profile #26
the Reflexive Rule of Authority in Private Groups applies here as well as it does to most other forums, chat systems, MMORPGs, etc:

"If you ask to have authority, you're not going to get it."

And it's corollary:

"If you feel a need to ask for authority, you were never in line to get it."
Posts: 206 | Registered: Thursday, April 18 2002 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #27
Darn it, I just had a long and drawn out, in depth, and absolutely true answer to all your questions, arghhhhhh, but when I clicked the post button, it told me I had too many images in my post (smilies?) and to click the back button, where it promptly erased everything I had written. No!!!!!!

But anyway, in short, you must make it to the top of both the administrator and Spiderweb communities list to become a moderator when such a rare opportunity shows itself. Tough task.

Oh, and creating your own forum is easy here or here. Getting members to join and post on a regular basis is the hard part.

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 13:50: Message edited by: the benalizer ]

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Infiltrator
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The novelty of a new forum without lots of members does wear off.Look at CSM look at RIFQ.

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Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #29
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Originally written by Rei:

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Originally written by *i:

Moderator selections are done by consent of the moderation staff.
I guess that explains Misc's mods :P

That was quite the exception. There were secret cabals, elections, and backroom dealings.

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BANNED
Member # 6554
Profile #30
is a moderator lower then a administrator?

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Profile #31
ALL MODERATORS LOOK AT THIS!
i know i have been begging to be a moderator or something,
but how about this!
you make me a moderator for the month of april on april fool's day!
it can be the fool's day prank!
unleashing me on the members!
(cackles deviously)

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Infiltrator
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Profile Homepage #32
An admin has complete control.A mod just has powers to punish us and no offense ,but the odds of you becoming a mod even for a day are quite unlikely my friend.

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Posts: 462 | Registered: Tuesday, June 21 2005 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #33
Actually, the cruelest would be to appoint a Moderator of the Day, but announce it the following day. That does assume that most people don't repeatedly check the Mod Room to see if they can get in.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Too Sexy for my Title
Member # 5654
Profile #34
Nice going Salmon, now you're going to have all the newbies trying to get in the mod board all day.
Edit: as a matter of fact, if it stops them from spamming...

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 18:01: Message edited by: Rei ]
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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #35
Somebody needs to take a chill pill.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
E Equals MC What!!!!
Member # 5491
Profile Homepage #36
quote:
Originally written by arghhhhhhhhh:

ALL MODERATORS LOOK AT THIS!
i know i have been begging to be a moderator or something,
but how about this!
you make me a moderator for the month of april on april fool's day!
it can be the fool's day prank!
unleashing me on the members!
(cackles deviously)

I've got an even more awesome idea!

STOP SPAMMING! :)

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
Posts: 1861 | Registered: Friday, February 11 2005 08:00
Master
Member # 1046
Profile Homepage #37
*sigh*

Noobs will be noobs. Stupid argh.

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Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #38
I never got to be moderator on April Fool's Day. :(

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Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Agent
Member # 3364
Profile Homepage #39
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:


Don't listen to their lies perpetrating the current system, arghhhhhhhhh! Let us take up arms and overthrow the oppressive Moderator class! CITIZENS OF EXILE, UNITE!

(Hey, someone has to take up the slack now that TM's gone...)

Not even close... Now stop encouraging the noob to be noobish.

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 18:48: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #40
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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Wait for one of the current ones to pass on, then bribe Drakefyre...
I suppose you can help speed up the "passing on" bit, but I'd warn you that Spiderweb mods, as a rule, are tough as nails, are bred to survive, and are proficient in various martial arts. :P

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They are also people who start topics only when they make sense, who keep their calm in the midst of flamewars, whose powers of spelling and grammar is beyond part, and whom you would implicitly trust even if you dislike them. Based on this, I really have my doubts you'd fit in the group.

There are also occasional mod elections. Occasional might be the wrong word, since there have been a total of two in the history of this board. On another note, Kelandon had a proposal for the next mod elections last year.

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His Mighty Tentacle
Member # 627
Profile #41
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Originally written by When in the course of Nathan Ashby:

I suppose you can help speed up the "passing on" bit, but I'd warn you that Spiderweb mods, as a rule, are tough as nails, are bred to survive, and are proficient in various martial arts. :P

**Points to signature**

Vlish Fu.

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Posts: 1104 | Registered: Tuesday, February 12 2002 08:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
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That proposal is astoundingly weird. Not bad, necessarily, but really weird. Why sift the votes around like that from one candidate to the next?

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The point of it is so that if someone votes for an unpopular candidate, they're not wasting their vote, since the vote will just go on to whoever that candidate prefers rather than being thrown away.

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Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
Profile #44
I'm not the only one who finds this member hilarious, am I? You all seem so annoyed by him, whereas I am nothing but amused...

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Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #45
I am of the opinion that there need not be moderators. Anarchy will work just as well.

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Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #46
tDavid Amusing, yes, but more annoying than anything.

[ Friday, March 10, 2006 21:35: Message edited by: Spring ]

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Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #47
quote:
Originally written by Sir David:

I'm not the only one who finds this member hilarious, am I? You all seem so annoyed by him, whereas I am nothing but amused...
You, Sir, are not alone. His work has been found to be highly amusing and was indeed the inspiration for my first true signature. Wonderful advice, and from an expert in the subject.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #48
quote:
Originally written by Slartucker:

That proposal is astoundingly weird. Not bad, necessarily, but really weird.
The proposal is weird because it was an attempt to create a vaguely fair voting system that would have just the right level of chaos, not too much, not too little. It's a revision of Alec's rather bad rules for the last General mod election, which is another contributing factor to the weirdness.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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I third the motion. Argh is amusing, at times. Today was not really his best day, though...

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