At first I thought I was imagining it. Then I thought it was just a coincidence. But it's not! When people become mods, they... change. It's subtle at first, but it's there. It's like getting a job. Or getting married to someone who disapproves of your friends. Moderation is too much work. It may seem fun to have that kind of influence, but that's how it sneaks up on you. People who've been active before become sluggish. People who've waxed poetically and spent time mulling over long meandering posts start blurting out short unrelated witticisms, or dry, formal jabs. They are too busy scouting the threads in pursuit of spam and harsh or offensive language to participate in the interesting threads, or to contribute as much as they used to. "Come play with us, mthr!" "Not now, sweetie, mthr has to work." My God! Becoming a mod turns people into mature, responsible individuals before our very eyes! It's like they got a job and can't play with the rest of us any more. Every time, without fail! Look at what it does to people! I think that if Shadowboy ever became a mod, he'd stop watching hentai! Global admins, stop taking people away from us by promoting them to mods!