How are Moderators chosen on this site?

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Sep 17, 2004
  1. DeMoN
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    Member DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Do you have to know KiVan? I doubt it. I mean what are the requirements? Are there age limits, etc. Or does it depend on how long you've been here? How long you come here each day? I'd like to be a support crew memeber at least. *shrugs* [​IMG]
    P.S. What are the differences beteween?
    Moderators
    Support Crew
    Admins
    Global Moderators
    (am I missing any)

    Edit: Should'nt Adim and Supervisors be a different color, to show supremacy?
     
  2. jumpman17

    Former Staff jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Moderators: Have power over a couple of sections.
    Support Crew: Have access to a special section to give ideas.
    Admins: Ultimate power. Can do anything.
    Global Moderators: Has power over all sections.
    Supervisors: One step below admin, just a couple less powers.

    You have to be a member who gives to the community, sets a good example as a member, has proven himself/herself many times, etc...
     
  3. Tempest Stormwin

    Former Staff Tempest Stormwin Kweisatz Haderach

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    Banned > Suspended >> Members > Support Crew > Moderators > Global Moderators > Supervisors > Admin, with Validating somewhere in limbo.

    It's not a promotional chain, for instance -- I think I'm the only staffer to have his name in every color above (Orange was the old Magazine Staff group color before that was disbanded), and we've got a lot of staff.

    We select members for the support crew based on how dedicated to the community they are, and if they set a good example (amongst other things, but that's the basics). Responsibility and trustworthiness, along with dependability and availability, dictate the other positions.

    Roughly. We try not to shuffle stuff around too much, since that causes inevitable confusion. Still, we try not to be TOO static, since any healthy organization needs change periodically.

    By the way, asking to be part of the staff isn't a winning strategy. Typically, those who do not want power are those who can be trusted most with it.

    Hope that explains some stuff. If you still have questions, we're happy to help.

    -Tempest out.-
     
  4. cruddybuddy

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    To become apart of the staff here you cannot commit comic mischief on a regular basis.
     
  5. Opium

    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    comic mischief within reason [​IMG] Although I don't think I'd trust Cruddybuddy as an Admin [​IMG]

    As tempest said: The best way to get on the gbatemp staff is to never ask to be on the staff, you'll be contacted. If you've asked to be on the staff you've already done something wrong.

    Being on the staff requires regular commitment, as i'm sure myself and many of the other staff can tell you. It's quite a strain.
     
  6. cruddybuddy

    Banned cruddybuddy Group: Banned!

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    I would have to agree with you. That's why I turned down the position when it was offered to me.
     
  7. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    ^ Funniest post of the day.

    I thought it was a random thing like the lottery [​IMG]
     
  8. Dragonlord

    Member Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    i don't think this would turn out well if you would choose admins by lottery [​IMG] ...

    would be like let's roll dice to see if we lock this topic... [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. DeMoN
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    Guys I just wanted to know how Mods were chosen. When the heck did I say, "OMFG CAN I BE A MOD PLZ???????"

    Oh yeah CruddyBuddy: Dice was being sarcastic. His sig's a joke. When was Shaun gone? He's still here.
     
  11. AshuraZro

    Member AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    I dont think that any of them said that you said "OMFG CAN I BE A MOD PLZ???????".

    This is just my opinion, but I don't think ppl in any of those positions flip out at the drop of a hat.
     
  12. Asha Kai

    Member Asha Kai GBAtemp Regular

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    you did however say..
    "I'd like to be a support crew memeber at least"
    the "at least" part implying you'd like to be more... [​IMG]
     
  13. DeMoN
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    Member DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    "like" and "want" are two completely different things.
    Edit: none of this really matters, because I would never be offered an oppurtunity here. *cries*
     
  14. AshuraZro

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    The context you used the word "like" in could be defined as that you already were in that state of power, or you wanted to be in that state.
     
  15. gunner6666

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    so you want to be a mod eh? well dont make topics like "make me a mod!"
    just be nice and helpful and maybe one day when they need more mods(i doubt they will) you will be contacted
     
  16. Dragonlord

    Member Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    easy bros...

    i understood it also a bit along the line of "beeing a supporter is great if nothing else works". nothing bad about that though.
     
  17. ZeminkoX

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    I've had a lot of experience as a staffer on other boards, and I've been the main Admin many times. The biggest tip I can give to people wanting to be a staffer - is to not ask for it. You will be denied.

    Believe it or not, staff members will notice a promising and worthy member when they see one, the staff don't go about the forum with their eyes closed. That doesn't mean it you're promising and worthy that you'll be promoted though, 'cause it all depends on position vacancies. [​IMG]
     
  18. Dragonlord

    Member Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    otherwise... do a bit of arithmetics and calculate
    staffcount / membercount... kinda slim ratio there [​IMG]
     

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