Congratz to you both! At first I read that as JonahtheBeard but Bard makes much more sense for you!
If this were a paid gig, I wouldn’t be interested. It’d be a job, and it would be one more task on my plate. Instead it’s something I can contribute to a community I care about, with the flexibility to spend what time I have available.
To be clear, there ARE professionals at SGG that monitor the boards. The volunteer mods are just another layer of support.
Two new people to make excuses for the greed and lack of concern for the customers. Hope they treat you better than they treat us cash cows!
runs back to find a banana he can throw around a bit
I compare volunteer mods to people carrying around fire extinguishers. For a huge fire you call the fire emergency number ( stopping report flag abuse/ forum behavior requiring banning ). For tiny fires a volunteer can extinguish it before it becomes a big fire ( reversing flags/ chilling conversations/ organizing posts ).
Volunteers are especially helpful for night hours and general organizing ( forums have a lot of clutter and replies quickly go off topic ).
As for pay. Ugh. My MMO BoH only has a single Dev left after near bankruptcy so they started paying mods. The fighting among mods over pay was ridiculous ( I deserve more than X, Y didn’t mod at all in English chat, Z silenced a player and started a player vs mod flame war that lasted two weeks in PvP Chat , etc.)
Volunteer mods are paid in praise and taxed in grief. The pay is too low and the taxes too high!
If I may, I vaguely remember volunteering for another company (which shall here remain nameless) many years ago and had no where near the amicable relationship we do here.
SG has always been great, fellow mods have always been great, fellow players have also been great! I love volunteering here.
Thank goodness it’s not a zoo! Lol
You deserve the best.
I just hope your new responsibility as the forum moderator… doesn’t take you away from what you do best… from what we used to know about you.
Congratulations to you as well, @JonahTheBard.
Congratulations to E&P community for having you both.
Kerridoc? Your avatar as a moderator, will it be Wilbur?
Ask and ye shall receive.
You can, and have, contributed to the community without being a moderator. What you can do now is better help a company that has revenues of more than 100 mil. USD / year (guessing, from an older article) while refusing payment.
Congrats then for becoming a moderator!
Always love hearing from you guys.
I have switched in game too, which threw of few allies momentarily
Just the game related ones please; you’re on your own with relationship stuff. You can’t blame the summon gate for that pull
wtg on leveling you two!
Keep the great support hats up
Oh, I thought that avatar looked familar even though the name didn’t!
Thanks for taking on the (often thankless) work of keeping the forums going along nicely!