How does one become a mod?

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    THIS IS NOT ME WANTING TO BE A MOD--- READ BELOW

    I was just curious on how one becomes a mod? Just for the sake of curiosity. I've been on sites and forums where it all works differently and I never did know how GBAtemp works.

    I've been to sites where you apply for it. I've also been to sites where the staff discusses it behind closed doors. I've also been to ones where a person is chosen randomly by basically drawing names from a hat.

    Again, not trying to make this sound like I want to be a mod, I was just curious for discussions sake.
     


  2. andy26129

    Member andy26129 GBAtemp Fan

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    By not asking these silly questions. Hey mods can I become a mod now.
     
  3. ShadowSoldier
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    Member ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Why is there always one person who has low posts who thinks he's being funny, has to come in a thread and completely trash it?
     
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  4. Clarky

    Member Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    apparently its a waiting game, don't ask them, they will ask you. If ths staff here reckon you are fit for the task based on your normal status on here they will ask you to come aboard
     
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    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Also, what are everybody's passwords and social security numbers? It's not like I plan to do anything with them or anything, I just have that itch.

    As for your question... I think Clarky is right on the money.
     
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    That's what I thought too. So basically, it's a behind closed doors discussion operation. Better than what I thought.
     
  7. Another World

    Former Staff Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    actually, you pretty much don't ask. we are watching all of you, all the time, and paying attention. when we think someone is ready to handle the responsibility, we start a private discussion.

    -another world
     
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  8. ShadowSoldier
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    This is probably the first forum that I've been to that operates decently. The other ones, it was pretty much, if you're a friend of one of the mods, you're eventually going to get a position. Even if you weren't fit and other people were milestones better than you and you just registered on the site, you'd be a mod.
     
  9. Costello

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    what Another World said? that's pretty much it yes.

    but you forgot to mention that before we contact someone to join the staff, the introduction of that new person in the moderating team is discussed in our staff area.
    people vote and if the majority supports the promotion, only then we contact the member about the promotion.

    As an admin I'm not all powerful (more like, I respect the opinions of the staff).
    In the past, I've strongly supported the promotion of certain members, but seeing the reactions from staff I didn't go through with those.

    also in the past, a few people were asked to become mods but they refused. can you guess who? :P
     
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    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    I'll just add that we have a very interesting staff here at GBAtemp.
     
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    Hell no, I barely know who the mods are now let alone who declined.

    But at least this site does it... democratically? I think that's the word I'm looking for.
     
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    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I remember Prowler mentioning something about him turning down a staff position in a KYT session.
     
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    All I know is that it doesn't depend on join date.
     
  14. ShadowSoldier
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    Member ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Well I mean, like if it's a brand new person say me, and I only joined yesterday, honestly, should I even be allowed to be considered for a mod job especially if nobody knew me?
     
  15. Another World

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    it depends in the sense that a brand new user that no one knows is not going to get promoted over night.

    but it doesn't matter in regards to someone who joined 3 yrs ago vs. someone who joined 10 yrs ago.

    -another world
     
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    I can tell you that stupid posts like this won't make you a mod. :P
     
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    Want to be a mod? Do what I say, not what I do.

    Bitch. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    >implying we'd let him in our secret club treehouse
     
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    Black Ice Fo Mod 2012
    ;O;
     
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    Moderator solve problems, deal with argues and get no payment at all, right?

    So, I'm happy as regular user :P
     
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