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mikko
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Forum Moderators

I've often wodered what it takes to become a forum moderator.
Oldjim,(for instance), what was your route to stardom?
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Re: Forum Moderators

He was elected by a vote using a poll open to all members of the forum.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Forum Moderators

I Noice on http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-forum-moderator.htm
that details on what a moderator does are in conjunction with "How to Move to Australia"  Roll eyes
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Re: Forum Moderators

i was voted in too, though not sure it can be called stardom.
Strat was press-ganged into it.

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randpwar
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Re: Forum Moderators

Excellent job they do too  Smiley
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Re: Forum Moderators

Quote from: dvorak
Strat was press-ganged into it.

Indeed he was Roll eyes

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I was made a moderator on a large forum I regularly use - without my knowledge.
I logged on one day to find it asking me to change my password (which I did) then found a plethora of extra buttons to play with. It had been discussed for some time between the other moderators and admins who all decided they wanted me to help out ........
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Forum Moderators

@picbits, So did you become a moderator?
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Yes I'm a moderator on another forum (and not by my choice) - I've been a member of that forum for 12 years so have settled in pretty well anyway  Grin
I also ran my own forums for a bit before I closed them down due to a massive increase in spambots - I was spending more time cleaning up than earning money in the end !
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Re: Forum Moderators

We're lucky to have the moderators we have.  A big thank you to them all.
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Re: Forum Moderators

Embarrassed

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Re: Forum Moderators

Lips are sealed Lips are sealed
kdoug007
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Re: Forum Moderators

I  vote  for  strat  ,  great  guy ....
( is that ok  strat) Wink
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Re: Forum Moderators

I agree, The moderators do a fantastic job in keeping the community spirit alive and well.
They apply the rules (most of the time) with common sense and integrity. But, if there is one rule that I'm grateful that they adhere to it's the 'Use of Quotes'. Makes this board one of the best in folllowing individual threads.

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