What’s it take to be a mod?

Slightly off-topic here, but…

Is it just me or does it seem like zeph is doing like 90% of the mod work? No offense to the other mods, I just don’t see them around nearly as often.

As an ex-mod, I can testify to it being a pretty intense ride. It’s difficult to maintain a high visibility over weeks and months.

They are all about in one way or another but have real commitments and jobs to squeeze in too.

@zephyr1 is certainly doing a lot of heavy lifting.

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I know, I wasn’t trying to call out the other mods or anything. I’ve been a mod on other forums, and held leader / officer roles in multiple guilds / alliances over several games.

I know it’s hard to imagine someone as goofy as me being in charge of anything, but I actually do have a serious side and can put aside my silliness for a few minutes when necessary. It really is a lot of work, though.

Just thought I’d give a special bit of appreciation to zeph for being patient with me and all the other lunatics here. :grin:

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Keep up the good work and you might get the call :wink::+1:

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Hah! I’m not sure that would be a good idea…

Not saying I’d turn it down if offered, I just don’t know if I’m a good fit for that. My knowledge of higher level heroes is very limited, I’m not a big spender, I’m temperamental…

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Well I ticked two of those when I got the job :slight_smile:
Just the temperament to work on :yum:

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If I was a moderator, I could always moderate myself when I get out of line :grin:

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I wear two hats, and the one doesn’t imply the other.

As a Game Specialist I know lots about the game mechanics and history.

As a Moderator I try to keep the cats herded. (@Rook, being a cat, is very good at this.)

If you can herd cats and like reading the forum obsessively, you can be a good mod.

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The mods do mostly great work. And lots of it is thankless.

It must be particularly challenging when some of their clan mates seemingly take liberties and put them in awkward positions.

The worst situations I think are when you are actively engaged in the discussion as a player, and then need to interject some moderation into the thread. That can look a lot like censoring out people who have a different point of view, even if the moderation is actually needed and unbiased.

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Moderator/Game Specialist/Evil :rofl: :rofl:

The mods in here do a really good job. Honestly for all the bs posts and screwing around they seem to have the patients of Saints lol. I don’t always agree with their game play ideas but respect them enough to take in consideration their opinions on heroes and mechanics.listening too there game advice will never steer you wrong. Truth probably is that they make a lot more happen for us with SG then they get credit for or admit as well.

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I am really curious… How do you moderate those topics, for foreign languages?

Do you have a spy inside for every language? :rofl:

Well beside the fact that they get paid in potatoes, not even from Idaho, and have no 401k or vacation time. It’s something you invest in for love of the game and the willingness to help others.
Think of it as a 2nd full time job that has absolutely zero benefit to your real life.
This is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the best run forum I’ve ever seen. The fact that it’s 99.9% free of trolls is almost impossible considering the amount of players in this game.

P.S It would be 100% troll free but yet here I am!!

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In #foreign-languages we mostly rely on posts getting flagged and Google translation. Some mods and staff are reasonably proficient in a second or third language, though.

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If you need in the future some translation from Romanian or Turkish, you can count on me :slight_smile:

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Yeah, that’s the truth. And not everyone even realizes a) you’re a mod b) you’re a player and c) you’re not w SG.

It’s a tough call. I do it on photography boards - but with a LOT stricter hand than y’all are able (or want) to use.

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We have moderators? News to me lol jk

They all do pretty well

Zeph is a freak of nature and i truly don’t know how he juggles it all. But that’s part of the reason i was hopin he would get the gig in the first place

Rook, kerri, and garawyn do quite a bit too but think zeph is just more all over the place

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Blacklisted! :rofl: :rofl:

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OK, I’ll blacklist myself :rofl:

@zephyr1 doesn’t wear a watch. He decides what time it is.

Fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia. Fear of small spaces is called Claustrophobia. Fear of @Kerridoc is… just normal.

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