Author Topic: Interested in being a mod?  (Read 12147 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Meg

  • Message Board Extraordinaire
  • Moderator
  • Man in Gorilla Suit
  • *
  • Posts: 2069
  • Are you rapier than me?
    • Brilliant Gameologists
    • Email
Interested in being a mod?
« on: April 25, 2011, 11:53:45 PM »
I'd like 1 more mod to round out responsibilities.  You'd work primarily with Prime32 who really is handling almost everything alone now.  Chris pops in but the others have really moved on.  

2 voices also are better to check with each other that they're making the right choices and to challenge each other.  So ideally, someone with a fairly different viewpoint from Prime so they can engage in healthy debate.

It doesn't need to be someone on all the time. That's fine.

If interested:
-- you must have presented yourself extremely maturely
-- you must be respected by members here
-- you should be "elected" by your peers

So if anyone is interested, post here and everyone else chime in.  No one is perfect of course.

OR- if you want to nominate someone- maybe they wouldn't nominate themselves but if a bunch of people came in and said "I think XYZ would be great!" then maybe XYZ would be encouraged to apply.

Pay is lousy. Benefits are crap. But the rewards can be unmeasurable.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 03:52:40 AM by Meg »
All of my updates are on twitter! 

This is my angry voice.  Text written in red, by me, is  an official moderator "suggestion"

Want to meet me or the other Gameologists?  Check out where we'll be on the Conventions, Meetups and Events board!

Solo

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 2684
  • Solo the Sorcelator, at your service
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 12:04:11 AM »
I guess I'll nominate... Sinfire Titan?

"I am the Black Mage! I cast the spells that makes the peoples fall down!"

The Legend RPG, which I worked on and encourage you to read.

AleksanderTheGreat

  • That monkey with the orange ass cheeks
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Dumbass. o_o
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 12:05:37 AM »
I nominate JaronK, Agita, veekie, Sinfire Titan and Lycan... for now. Those are people who I respect, who contribute and who should have more then enough respect from this boards users.
If Prime wasn't already a mod, I would nominate him. :P
Quote from: Sephirothsword117
Quote from: Solo
Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

Agita

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 5465
  • SFT is mai waifu.
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 12:11:29 AM »
Prime has asked me once or twice if I'd become a mod if asked, so I guess I'll throw my hat in? I've little way of knowing whether I fit the requirements, of course. I think the most wonky one is the first, though. :p Consider also that my point of view probably isn't too different from Prime's.
That aside, I can third the nomination of mai waifu Sinfire Titan, I guess. Veekie's chill too.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2011, 12:14:10 AM by Agita »
It's all about vision and making reality conform to your vision. By dropping a fucking house on it.

Agita's Awesome Poster Compilation
Lycanthromancer's Awesome Poster Compilation

Prime32

  • Administrator
  • Organ Grinder
  • *
  • Posts: 7534
  • Modding since 03/12/10
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 12:24:46 AM »
Phaedrus seemed willing last time. How often is he on nowadays?
« Last Edit: April 26, 2011, 02:40:48 AM by Prime32 »
My work
The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

Tshern

  • Clown Prince of Crime
  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 5726
  • Aistii valoa auttavasti
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 02:37:36 AM »
2 voices also are better to check with each other that they're making the right choices and to challenge each other.  So ideally, someone with a fairly different viewpoint from Prime so they can engage in healthy debate.
I like this idea. Two minds think better than one.

Quote
Pay is lousy. Benefits are crap.
Sounds like a standard part-time student job to me.

Time to lean back and watch the fireworks, hopefully a good candidate can be found.

Edit: Just because I was bored I decided to check PhaedrusXY's history. Seems he was online on the 24th, but has posted only once in April.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2011, 02:59:07 AM by Tshern »
Ja vuosia myöhemmin
kalvas kaksikko lattialla motellin tihrustelee,
kun sama keiju katossa leijailee.
Kyselevät: "Mikä päivä nyt on?
Tiedätkö sen?"
Kuiskaten laulaa keiju:
"Tämän elämän viimeinen."

Handy Links

archangel.arcanis

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 2938
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 04:30:36 AM »
As I said in the other thread I'm willing to do it and am on most of the time during the day (central time US), even if I'm not posting or reading every thread. I also act as a mod on a different forum as well, but that is mostly cleaning up after spam bots.

I'd also like to add +1 to PhaedrusXY and toss out RobbyPants as possible choices, should they be willing and able.
Clerics and Druids are like the 4 and 2 in 42. Together they are the answer to the ultimate question in D&D.
Retire the character before the DM smacks you with the Table as the book will feel totally inadequate now.-Hazren

AleksanderTheGreat

  • That monkey with the orange ass cheeks
  • ****
  • Posts: 290
  • Dumbass. o_o
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 04:50:35 AM »
I am more then willing. *wink*
Quote from: Sephirothsword117
Quote from: Solo
Optimizing is the antithesis of roleplaying because it takes focus away from the important parts of the game.
I'm inclined to disagree. People work hard on there characters, there personality, back ground, appearance, so forth. No one wants there character that they have invested time, energy, thought, and probably emotion in to be killed because they didn't take strong enough feats or skills or spells or what have you.

Bozwevial

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 4497
  • Developing a relaxed attitude to danger.
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 05:06:41 AM »
I'll support Agita, veekie, Sinfire Titan, and PhaedrusXY.

Sinfire Titan

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 5697
  • You've got one round to give a rat's ass.
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 05:20:20 AM »
Prime has asked me once or twice if I'd become a mod if asked, so I guess I'll throw my hat in? I've little way of knowing whether I fit the requirements, of course. I think the most wonky one is the first, though. :p Consider also that my point of view probably isn't too different from Prime's.
That aside, I can third the nomination of mai waifu Sinfire Titan, I guess. Veekie's chill too.

You're avy's on the fritz. Just fixed mine.

4 nominations all ready? Granted, they're all from people from threads I frequent.


[spoiler][/spoiler]

veekie

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 9034
  • WARNING: Homing Miko
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 03:04:01 PM »
Prime has asked me once or twice if I'd become a mod if asked, so I guess I'll throw my hat in? I've little way of knowing whether I fit the requirements, of course. I think the most wonky one is the first, though. :p Consider also that my point of view probably isn't too different from Prime's.
That aside, I can third the nomination of mai waifu Sinfire Titan, I guess. Veekie's chill too.

You're avy's on the fritz. Just fixed mine.

4 nominations all ready? Granted, they're all from people from threads I frequent.
I think its more that the handful of us outpost any twenty other people combined.
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, basilisk ouranionon.
Epigenentheto, apoleia keraune hos timeis pteirei.
Hekatonkatis kai khiliakis astrapsato.
Khiliarkhou Astrape!
[/spoiler]

There is no higher price than 'free'.

"I won't die. I've been ordered not to die."

RobbyPants

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 7139
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 07:06:04 PM »
As for nominating other people, I'd throw in a vote for Veekie.  He's on often and remains calm and mature.


I'd also like to add +1 to PhaedrusXY and toss out RobbyPants as possible choices, should they be willing and able.
Aww.  How much work does this entail (as in hours per week)?
My balancing 3.5 compendium
Elemental mage test game

Quotes
[spoiler]
Quote from: Cafiend
It is a shame stupidity isn't painful.
Quote from: StormKnight
Totally true.  Historians believe that most past civilizations would have endured for centuries longer if they had successfully determined Batman's alignment.
Quote from: Grand Theft Otto
Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
Quote from: CryoSilver
I suggest carving "Don't be a dick" into him with a knife.  A dull, rusty knife.  A dull, rusty, bent, flaming knife.
Quote from: Seerow
Fluffy: It's over Steve! I've got the high ground!
Steve: You underestimate my power!
Fluffy: Don't try it, Steve!
Steve: *charges*
Fluffy: *three critical strikes*
Steve: ****
Quote from: claypigeons
I don't even stat out commoners. Commoner = corpse that just isn't a zombie. Yet.
Quote from: CryoSilver
When I think "Old Testament Boots of Peace" I think of a paladin curb-stomping an orc and screaming "Your death brings peace to this land!"
Quote from: Orville_Oaksong
Buy a small country. Or Pelor. Both are good investments.
[/spoiler]

Meg

  • Message Board Extraordinaire
  • Moderator
  • Man in Gorilla Suit
  • *
  • Posts: 2069
  • Are you rapier than me?
    • Brilliant Gameologists
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 03:44:51 AM »
It requires whatever you'd put into it. It would be best to be available for a period of time regularly so if something important comes up, you're available to jump in and help.  So someone who only can get online on weekends for example probably isn't best.  But it's not like you have to be on all the time- you need to know what's going on, who's who, and be able to make good, informed decisions.

So if you're interested, let us know how often you come on and about how much time you are here as it is. I would only add 1ish hour total per week to that number honestly.

Prime- what would you say?
All of my updates are on twitter! 

This is my angry voice.  Text written in red, by me, is  an official moderator "suggestion"

Want to meet me or the other Gameologists?  Check out where we'll be on the Conventions, Meetups and Events board!

bhu

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 6783
  • Convincing the rich whale fat enemas are healthy
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 03:57:38 AM »
What would the mods be doing other than stepping in when people go over the line (i.e. what everyone sterotypically perceives as beings a mods job)?

Meg

  • Message Board Extraordinaire
  • Moderator
  • Man in Gorilla Suit
  • *
  • Posts: 2069
  • Are you rapier than me?
    • Brilliant Gameologists
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 03:58:34 AM »
Added a poll for people here who were nominated. No worries if you're not voted for- being a mod is VERY different than being a poster. You can't get down and dirty if you're a mod like you can if you are just a poster.

I am more then willing. *wink*

You're not ready.
All of my updates are on twitter! 

This is my angry voice.  Text written in red, by me, is  an official moderator "suggestion"

Want to meet me or the other Gameologists?  Check out where we'll be on the Conventions, Meetups and Events board!

Meg

  • Message Board Extraordinaire
  • Moderator
  • Man in Gorilla Suit
  • *
  • Posts: 2069
  • Are you rapier than me?
    • Brilliant Gameologists
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 04:01:22 AM »
What would the mods be doing other than stepping in when people go over the line (i.e. what everyone sterotypically perceives as beings a mods job)?

Step in. Help suggest improvements for the boards.  Lead the charge.
All of my updates are on twitter! 

This is my angry voice.  Text written in red, by me, is  an official moderator "suggestion"

Want to meet me or the other Gameologists?  Check out where we'll be on the Conventions, Meetups and Events board!

Solo

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 2684
  • Solo the Sorcelator, at your service
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2011, 04:21:15 AM »
I am more then willing. *wink*
117 posts.

Yeah, no.

"I am the Black Mage! I cast the spells that makes the peoples fall down!"

The Legend RPG, which I worked on and encourage you to read.

skydragonknight

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 3297
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 04:28:48 AM »
Probably Bozwevial, Archangel Arcanis or Sinfire Titan. Veekie and Agita rate on the Respectometer, but they have more overlap with Prime32 than the first three.
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

trappedslider

  • Bi-Curious George
  • ****
  • Posts: 392
    • Email
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2011, 04:35:35 AM »
It requires whatever you'd put into it. It would be best to be available for a period of time regularly so if something important comes up, you're available to jump in and help.  So someone who only can get online on weekends for example probably isn't best.  But it's not like you have to be on all the time- you need to know what's going on, who's who, and be able to make good, informed decisions.

So if you're interested, let us know how often you come on and about how much time you are here as it is. I would only add 1ish hour total per week to that number honestly.

Prime- what would you say?

Do i have to be paid cuz due to my odd predicament if i got paid i'd end up losing my current  health benefits...on the bright said i am only unavauible on saturday morining to early after noon ( 8 am to 5pm MST) due to gaming,otherwise i'm wide open
All the above statements are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in somesense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense.


Solo

  • Organ Grinder
  • *****
  • Posts: 2684
  • Solo the Sorcelator, at your service
Re: Interested in being a mod?
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2011, 04:36:59 AM »
I doubt you would be paid to moderate.

"I am the Black Mage! I cast the spells that makes the peoples fall down!"

The Legend RPG, which I worked on and encourage you to read.