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    I once had a passing thought about becoming a mod and asked about it... Now I think it would make me very cynical and I like this forum too much for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodle View Post
    I once had a passing thought about becoming a mod and asked about it... Now I think it would make me very cynical and I like this forum too much for that.
    Nah. Only if one is thin-skinned. It's not that difficult to take out the trash, as needed. Tiresome, tedious, overflowing with patience beyond the measure one would expect from such a basic task, sure ... but, not that bad. Little different from general society, where only the criminals are the truly bad ones; and, that needn't sour a person on the idea of defensive weaponry. The ugly ones (on forums) are short-lived, particularly of the Mod group is communicating well and stay on the same page. BTDT, myself, elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Nah. Only if one is thin-skinned. It's not that difficult to take out the trash, as needed. Tiresome, tedious, overflowing with patience beyond the measure one would expect from such a basic task, sure ... but, not that bad. Little different then in general society, where only the criminals are the truly bad ones; and, that needn't sour a person on the idea of defensive weaponry. The ugly ones (on forums) are short-lived, particularly of the Mod group is communicating well and stay on the same page. BTDT, myself, elsewhere.
    thats part of the reason I started this thread, to see what DC looks for in a mod, was thinking of volunteering for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Are you wondering how members are chosen to be moderators here?

    When it is decided that additional Moderators are needed ~ Mods will nominate candidates they they feel may be suitable and then other moderators will either voice specific objections to individual selections - or approve those nominees for a vote.

    Those names then go into a virtual hat.

    And then depending on how many Moderators are needed we will cast a vote for two or three and the nominees with the most votes get contacted in order to find out if they are interested or not.

    In short there is no way for members to request a Moderator position in order to become a forum Moderator.

    Choices are decided upon based on

    > How much a member participates.

    > The value of their past postings.

    > Their demeanor and how they treat fellow members in general.

    > And lastly ~ Our superior intelligence, our impeccable ability to remain cool under fire, and finally our exceptional good looks.
    Also have to be humble.
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    You mean someone actaully voted for ME to be a Mod?

    Holy COW! It must have happened at 2AM in the morning when only two Mods were awake....you know, kind of like Congress does when they pass a law....otherwise I might not have made it.

    And all this time I thought it was because of my ability to speak the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Oh well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You mean someone actaully voted for ME to be a Mod?

    Holy COW! It must have happened at 2AM in the morning when only two Mods were awake....you know, kind of like Congress does when they pass a law....otherwise I might not have made it.

    And all this time I thought it was because of my ability to speak the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Oh well...
    kind of like, "we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it?" Lol. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You mean someone actaully voted for ME to be a Mod?

    Holy COW! It must have happened at 2AM in the morning when only two Mods were awake....you know, kind of like Congress does when they pass a law....otherwise I might not have made it.

    And all this time I thought it was because of my ability to speak the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Oh well...
    It's like going to a board meeting and finding out that when you missed the last one they voted you President...and you weren't there to say NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    It's like going to a board meeting and finding out that when you missed the last one they voted you President...and you weren't there to say NO!
    That seriously happened to my wife. She got a phone call several months ago from the president of our shooting club. They had a problem and needed all board members to attend an emergency meeting. When asked why he was calling her, he said you are the clubs VP.

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    If my memory serves me correctly I believe that I just voted "Present" for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You mean someone actaully voted for ME to be a Mod?

    Holy COW! It must have happened at 2AM in the morning when only two Mods were awake....you know, kind of like Congress does when they pass a law....otherwise I might not have made it.

    And all this time I thought it was because of my ability to speak the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Oh well...
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    Re: Mod criteria

    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You mean someone actaully voted for ME to be a Mod?

    Holy COW! It must have happened at 2AM in the morning when only two Mods were awake....you know, kind of like Congress does when they pass a law....otherwise I might not have made it.

    And all this time I thought it was because of my ability to speak the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    Oh well...
    Worse than that, some psycho actually nominated you to start with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You mean someone actaully voted for ME to be a Mod?
    If my memory serves me correctly I believe that I just voted "Present" for you.
    HG, you're the gift that keeps on giving.
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    If my memory serves me correctly I believe that I just voted "Present" for you
    Reminds me of a guy from Illinois that used to vote "present" all the time instead of "yeah or "nay".

    Oh wait....he's the President now.

    Worse than that, some psycho actually nominated you to start with...
    Wow...all this time I thought it was you? But you're not psycho...are you? Then again, you were in the Marine Corp....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Reminds me of a guy from Illinois that used to vote "present" all the time instead of "yeah or "nay".

    Oh wait....he's the President now.


    Wow...all this time I thought it was you? But you're not psycho...are you? Then again, you were in the Marine Corps..
    hey, I represent that, wait, resent that. Lol. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    > And lastly ~ Our superior intelligence, our impeccable ability to remain cool under fire, and finally our exceptional good looks.
    well geeze, I should've been a mod right off the bat just on that last qualification alone.


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