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    Quote Originally Posted by Tziva View Post
    You get paid in love and adoration from the forum community.

    Oh wait, no, that's not right.
    Actually that's right... unless you're Darsithis... you will get paid with fear and hate from the forum community... but well that's what happen when you're a Killer Penguin

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxilian View Post
    Actually that's right... unless you're Darsithis... you will get paid with fear and hate from the forum community... but well that's what happen when you're a Killer Penguin
    IDK about that... I find Darsithis to be a sweet little thang. :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxilian View Post
    Actually that's right
    It's not though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baekhyun View Post
    It's not though
    It so totally is.

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    well, for me, i might not seem active by post, but im sertenly on mmo-c many hours a day lol, and i just wish i culd be a mod so i culd ban those jerks there are in here :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by laggspike View Post
    well, for me, i might not seem active by post, but im sertenly on mmo-c many hours a day lol, and i just wish i culd be a mod so i culd ban those jerks there are in here :P
    Yeah, sorry, but the other posters on the forum you would moderate need to be able to know who you are. That means posting enough to have given people a chance to get to know you, and Sunshine a chance to look at your posts to see if you are fit to be a moderator, and know your stuff enough to moderate a forum.

    And it's not just being known on the forum either. Moderators are expected to take a leading role in creating discussion by offering up good discussion points, and creating threads with good topics. It's not all just about swinging the banhammer, and that can only be seen if people post!
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  7. #327
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Yeah, sorry, but the other posters on the forum you would moderate need to be able to know who you are. That means posting enough to have given people a chance to get to know you, and Sunshine a chance to look at your posts to see if you are fit to be a moderator, and know your stuff enough to moderate a forum.

    And it's not just being known on the forum either. Moderators are expected to take a leading role in creating discussion by offering up good discussion points, and creating threads with good topics. It's not all just about swinging the banhammer, and that can only be seen if people post!
    true that, that's another aspeckt that i cant fit in :P

    But tbh, i dont mind not being an mod anyway

    its just the "i wish i culd ban him" kinda feeling y'know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Nonsense. You have to know the class, and some working knowledge and insight about class mechanics (i.e. you need to actually play the class and realise what changes do) but you certainly don't have to be a "pro" at it. It's much more important that you know how to differentiate between a good post and a bad post, and when to jump into discussions and tell people to stay on topic, and equally when not to be overbearing and let people discuss matters on their own.

    There's enough top flight players in the forums that can lead the discussion and do the theorycrafting and make the guides and fill the pages with arguments and counter arguments for us to ever worry about that. We simply need to moderate the forum and make sure those discussion stay on topic and friendly. As long as you are a good moderator and can accomplish that then you can be as casual about your playing as you want.

    It would probably surprise you how often class forum moderators play at a low level, play a different class as their main due to raid circumstances, or even not have a running subsctiption for a while due to lack of fun or lack of money. None of it matters as long as you know your class and know how to be a good moderator, and have some posting presence in the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laggspike View Post
    true that, that's another aspeckt that i cant fit in :P

    But tbh, i dont mind not being an mod anyway

    its just the "i wish i culd ban him" kinda feeling y'know?
    Well if you want to feel like that then just report any bad post you see. If it really is bad the moderator handeling it will infract the post, meaning you sort of had a direct help in the process. It's not the banhammer itsself, but it's like lighting the bat-signal that will call down the mod wrath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Yeah, sorry, but the other posters on the forum you would moderate need to be able to know who you are. That means posting enough to have given people a chance to get to know you, and Sunshine a chance to look at your posts to see if you are fit to be a moderator, and know your stuff enough to moderate a forum.

    And it's not just being known on the forum either. Moderators are expected to take a leading role in creating discussion by offering up good discussion points, and creating threads with good topics. It's not all just about swinging the banhammer, and that can only be seen if people post!
    Not only that... but it looks kind of bad if someone wants to swing the banhammer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Not only that... but it looks kind of bad if someone wants to swing the banhammer...
    Dunno. I think it's more the WHY you want to swing the hammer that counts. If you want to do it to combat forum trolls and bad posters then it's okay. If you want to swing it for the sake of being able to, for the power it gives you over other people, in other words to use it when it's not supposed to be used, then it's bad I agree.
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    anyone with no sense of humor and the ability to detect intent and sarcasm from emotionless text on a screen should apply, they're the most qualified

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    Quote Originally Posted by laggspike View Post
    true that, that's another aspeckt that i cant fit in :P

    But tbh, i dont mind not being an mod anyway

    its just the "i wish i culd ban him" kinda feeling y'know?
    As a mod you have to control that feeling though, you can't just go and abuse your power, banning those who you don't like. With great power comes great responsibility and have to treat everyone equally with that power.

    Quote Originally Posted by coldrain View Post
    anyone with no sense of humor and the ability to detect intent and sarcasm from emotionless text on a screen should apply, they're the most qualified
    Hmm, I'd say a good sense of humor is required, some posts/threads/discussion/whatever are so bad you just have to laugh with it.

    Anyway, good luck to everyone that is applying.
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    Good Luck to everyone who's applying. I will not be applying since I'm more of a lurker and less of a poster. I WILL BE WATCHING!!!!
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    I am quite interested in applying to a forum, but I have not written 100 posts there in the past 90 days. Is there a way around it?
    I am a moderator at one of the biggest swedish gaming communities and my philosophy is if you have nothing good to post, you don't post at all.
    Hence, I have a low post count even though I am very active.

    If an admin or moderator has the time, feel free to contact me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battlebeard View Post
    I am quite interested in applying to a forum, but I have not written 100 posts there in the past 90 days. Is there a way around it?
    I am a moderator at one of the biggest swedish gaming communities and my philosophy is if you have nothing good to post, you don't post at all.
    Hence, I have a low post count even though I am very active.

    If an admin or moderator has the time, feel free to contact me
    I'm sure you could quickly up your post count if you peruse more subforums, especially the more active ones.

    Gen OT always has stuff going on. I've found a large community and discussion-oriented group of people within the computer forums, helping suggest computer parts/computers for people every day. The WoW General Discussions subforum is active beyond reasoning, but hey, it's a WoW site.

    Or even participating in the Fun Stuff/Chat Zone subforums, while the post count doesn't go towards your big number under your avatar, it does still count towards those forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battlebeard View Post
    I am quite interested in applying to a forum, but I have not written 100 posts there in the past 90 days. Is there a way around it?
    I am a moderator at one of the biggest swedish gaming communities and my philosophy is if you have nothing good to post, you don't post at all.
    Hence, I have a low post count even though I am very active.

    If an admin or moderator has the time, feel free to contact me
    While I cannot speak in definitive terms on behalf of MMO-Champion in this regard, I feel that one has to draw a metaphorical line somewhere. The reason the post count-limit is there is to make sure people have been active. To make sure other posters have had a chance to see this person be active there.
    It's also a thing about making sure people stay active, you know. So that people won't just drop out after half-a-week.
    Know who he is, so that people won't go "Hey, who the hell is this guy coming out of nowhere banning me for things I've been doing all the time".
    I am not unfamiliar with Swedish gaming communities and I share that philosophy. Despite this, there are always topics where people ask for help or ask questions. They could be fairly easily answered to increase ones post count should one have the desire to do so.

    Exceptional people are always interesting of course, but preceding experience can only go so far in some cases, and I'm thinking this is one.
    Good luck with your appliactions, people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    IDK about that... I find Darsithis to be a sweet little thang. :3
    Never say that again

    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Know who he is, so that people won't go "Hey, who the hell is this guy coming out of nowhere banning me for things I've been doing all the time".
    I got promoted to a board once and that happened:

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1086290-moderate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Never say that again
    You are so cute though.

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