Being a Moderator...

By Vehementi ยท 45 replies
Feb 9, 2002
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  1. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Erm gunner... me????

    Argh. Wheres me post count and special forces outfit guys ;)
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Re: Erm gunner... me????

    Patience my friend, patience.
  3. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Re: Erm gunner... me????

    muwahahahaa..... ;)
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379


    I concur ;)
  5. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 302

    they're not tech supports in any way. they're not even paid (as mentioned many many times).
    and (also mentinoed many times), 3DS forums is community driven. questions are asked by members and are answered by members.
    and as mentioned so many times in this thread, moderators tend to be members who're established and experienced with computers (check the profile). so they spend a lot of time here answering the questions. they'll answer the Q if they want to, and they won't if the don't (just like any other member).
    difference between a mod and a tech support:
    a mods' job isn't to answer the questions, it's to keep the forums clean.

    as for post counts, :rolleyes:
    it's how much you made yourself heard, not how much you've helped people.
    even just a short "lol" can be counted as 1 post.
    you could even quote someone and without any further reply, be counted as 1 post.
    they tell nothing.
    for instsance:
    3DS Julio : 204
    3DS Thomas : 634
    Mr.Garibaldi : 613
    look at me, i've got 1000+ posts already! (with hundreds of "lol" and "concur" posts) :rolleyes:
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Quality, not quantity.
    Or even better quality and quantity :)
  7. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    haha, that's ok, with every one of your posts, we see a hot chick in your signature :D :grinthumb
  8. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 156

    post... :D
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Nice quality post ToRN
    Its a very bold post.
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,667   +988

    I think we could be adding up moderators (now that there are even more boards ;) ) as time passes and we feel the need of them, also, moderator power is given to users that have shown loyalty through time to 3DS and its community.
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Through time...dang...I've only been using 3DS for a couple weeks...

    And I'm already an Ensign...Man, my frequent posting must be annoying :p
  12. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166


    ...have you stepped down? are you not a mod anymore?? yer name's not listed in the mod column of the openboards page...
    ...whadda bout bobes? what about...?
  13. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Of course Unc's a mod...Heck, he's more then that, he's 3DS Elite! :giddy:
  14. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    oh hehe..... he stepped UP :D :rolleyes:
  15. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Guess so. I'm not surprised...Unc's a pretty cool guy :grinthumb

    38 replies...this must be a pretty disputable subject...
  16. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    I believe most or even all of the moderators are helpful and also they have been with 3DS for quite some time already. That's why you see most of them having many post.
  17. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Re: Re: The "REAL" uncleel

    Even in real life, over my short life of experience i have seen and heard some adults having immature or childish attitudes.
  18. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 302

    check Forum Leaders. 3DSThomas, Unk, Phantasm and cobra are super mods.
  19. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

    I just cannot put the same amount of time into moderating that the other moderators do. Believe me, they do a lot of good work. I actually forfitted moderatorship quite a while ago, Arris took my place moderating the old hardware forum :)
  20. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    I thank thee for including me in such honoured company :)

    But your point is very valid...
    It's not about how much you're posting, but the quality in your posts...

    And for me both have dropped after I took a little trip out of this world... ;)
    (Never knew I'd get so far in the Conservative Youth movement so fast, and how much work it really is... But, by golly, it's great fun! :D)
  21. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    Basically the way it works is, "We notice you!"
    You are recruited due to the:
    * Quality of your posts & answers.
    * Your attitude. (friendly, helpful, & genuine)
    * Your forum leadership & management skills.
    * Your loyality to 3DS.

    Then we discuss your profile & your potential on the Famous secret tread everyone is talking about... We might chat w/ you Via PM or ICQ, get to know you. Then if the majority of Forum Leaders agree, you're admitted to PDF & "in the pool" from which mods are drawn.

    Bobes decided being a mod was taking away from his staff duties as Senior Hardware Editor. Most importantly, you must have the time & the dedication to devote to the "job" of being a mod.

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