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    Hmm...I see Gorbash, Lilly and Alarra are now mods. Interesting...

    Well, to get to the point, it was a good idea to add a couple more mods to help maximise freindlyness on the boards, but I would just like to know how were they chosen.

    Was it amount of time on the boards, most valid posts per section or what? Not that I'm questioning your choice of new mods Giant, but I'm just ever so curious as to how you came up with them.

    (Seriously, this topic was made out of pure curiosity)
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    It sounded like they were recommended, and Rich monitored their posting on the board. I imagine it involved checking to see if they posted anything intellegent, which I usually don't. That's what I figured disqualified me, as well as not being of the board as long as those who were chosen. That's my thoughts, and it helps to put it out there, since I was passed on the job. I'm sure they will do a fine, no, great job.
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    Wow, that's cool, congratulations to ye four
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    Curiosity, sure...

    *cough* Jealous *cough*

    Seriously though, I think it's because they've all been around for a long long time, they are all nice, and they always seem to post something that is both relative and informative. Before, if you had asked me who I believe would make great mods, I would have listed the four people selected. I really don't think anyone has a problem with the new mods, unless they wanted to be one themselves. And, if everyone behaves, they won't need to exercise their new powers.

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    Suckers! Er, I mean, Congrats! :P
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    Everybody behaves? OMG, ROFL. Like that will ever happen. I am happy with the choices, especially with the clearer head I have this morning (1 beer and 1 hard liquior drink will do it for me.). And I've already seen one mod post in red, so I know they will do a great job. Peace, out!
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    Gorbash has done Mod-ly stuff for a while, just voluntarily. The Message Board Codes comes to mind, and there are a few other things.

    Grey_Watcher has been here forever. I mean, honestly, he was here well before the Gaming threads, and I think the World-Building...

    And obviously they are all civil, good, kind, smart, paladinic, etc.

    Anyway, I'm wondering how they were assigned to the Boards they were.

    Well, actually, no I'm not. I was, but then I thought for a few seconds.
    Nevermind.

    (I think it'll be really good to have someone to help Bogotter with Gaming. Not that he's doing a bad job, it just seems like such a large domain for such a small mammal.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HempRope
    Grey_Watcher has been here forever. I mean, honestly, he was here [u]well before the Gaming threads, and I think the World-Building...
    I wasn't aware a bit over two years constituted the history of existence. ;)

    And obviously they are all civil, good, kind, smart, paladinic, etc.
    Me? Paladinic? I'd like my high school guidance counselor to see that one!

    Anyway, I'm wondering how they were assigned to the Boards they were.
    Good question. Since I think I'm the only person to post regularly to Features, that may have had something to do with me being assigned there. As for Friendly Banter, he probably figured Features was barely any work at all. But I actually know nothing as to what informed his decisions. Those are just my guesses.
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    The number one characteristic I was looking for were people who were already helping other members of the board, and were already deeply interested in the various activities around here. Posters who were answering gaming questions accurately and helpfully, and posters who were involved in some of the ongoing message board projects. Some were recommended by other mods, some volunteered. None were picked unless all the other existing mods gave their "thumbs up".

    As far as who got what, that will remain a secret, except to point out that as the only mod involved in the World-Building project, Alarra was a natural fit for that board.
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    I'm not though. Lilly is also an advisory board member on that project if you'll remember.

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    EDIT: Sorry misunderstanding never mind.
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    I wasn't putting myself down. I was merely saying that I am not the -only- mod involved in the community world building project.

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    Oh, Alarra, your so Modest!

    Haha, get it? Mod-est!

    Whew, I crack myself up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarra
    I wasn't putting myself down. I was merely saying that I am not the -only- mod involved in the community world building project.
    Ahhhh. I didn't realize that Lilly was also involved (I'll be honest, I don't really read that board!), but as it stands, I guess that means we have a back-up should you need to take a break.
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    You be apprised, Grey_Watcher, that for much of that post, I was joking... particularly "forever," and most of all "paladinic."

    (In fact, I kiid of threw that in there after all of the rest as Adams did when describing the useful items a Strag would happily loan a Hitchhiker after discovering they had a towel; you know, flask, tin of biscuits, toothbrush, clean underwear, spacesuit, etc.
    Though I didn't have that in mind when I wrote it.
    Sorry, I'm in a bit of an Adams rut right now.)

    Giant, did you seriously not tell people they were becoming Mods? I would hate to wake up one Sunday and suddenly find that I had a big responsibility to 2000 online gamers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HempRope
    Giant, did you seriously not tell people they were becoming Mods? I would hate to wake up one Sunday and suddenly find that I had a big responsibility to 2000 online gamers!
    To quote Zapp Brannigan, from Futurama

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    Heh, I didn't even notice it had happened until GW sent me an instant message.

    Rich had told me that he was going to make me a Mod, just not when. ;)

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    Thank you all....This episode (of surprize you're a mod) is going to show up in one of my next Vampire the Requiem session I a GMing :) just needs a touch of tweek.

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    So shiny new spots under the "The Giant" link upcoming I expect? Nice work guys and gals :).

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    Hey! Great to hear. I don't think I would have picked anyone differently (except maybe myself, but I don't blame you for not.) It's almost two weeks late, but congrats to the new mods!

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