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Mod Squad Changes

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  • #1958
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I’m sure it’s not escaped attention over the years that a lot of our core moderating team has moved on for one reason or another. It’s currently down to schnee, staplermofo, millera9, and myself, and I’m probably the main face of the mods at this point. This is not something I’ve been comfortable with for awhile. I’ve shifted decisions to be more community and consensus driven these days, but I’m still concerned there’s a possibility (or even reality) that people might think I’m calling all the shots. Given I’m also a Fark mod who still participates, I don’t like that notion.

    Soooo schnee, staplermofo, millera9 and I have decided it’s time to revitalize the moderator team here. There are a lot of active, enthusiastic folks here, some of whom are already functioning as moderators for all intents and purposes. Therefore, we have extended mod status to our Boobies poster team–linguine, Morningbreath, sleeping, and swampa–and to Kestrana who has been kicking ass and taking names with the themes board. These folks have been doing work for the community, so it’s past time they be recognized for it.

    Next we will be adding “At Large” mods from among a group of people who have been long term active posters here. We looked at folks who had been here at least 18 months and who had at least 750 posts to their credit (and recent posts at that). From that list, the following people have said they have the time and interest to join the mod team: Curious (who was a mod previously), lokisbong, NoBigDeal, olavf, orionid, SilverStag, and U-Man.

    Finally, in spite of my deep sentimentality for our Founders and history, it’s time to retire the mods we know aren’t coming back–monkeybort, Klahanie, and veruca. They’ll be given a special title (Moderator Emeritus or something), and maybe even a board to memorialize them in some way. Look for this change in the coming days.

    I just want to say thank you to everyone for what you add to Farktography, and a big thank you to the new mod staff for what they’ve done for Farktography to this point and will continue to give to the community. Fear not, the community driven consensus ideal isn’t going away, but we think adding some fresh meat–er–new folks will help revitalize the boards and community, as well as diffuse any undue influence (real or perceived) for my part.

    [Edited to add Curious who accepted the modship]

    #32229
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    I for one welcome our new Farktography Mod overlords!!

    #32228
    olavf
    Participant

    muahahahahaha

    #32227
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    In other news, uh, NoBigDeal should have gotten the invite, but I fucked up my list. In other other news, the culling of old theme threads has changed everyone’s post counts so they don’t match my list now 😆

    #32217
    Farktographer
    Participant

    muahahahahaha

    😯

    #32215
    CauseISaidSo
    Participant

    Welcome to the new mods and thanks again Els for all the time you must invest in this!

    #32226
    ennuipoet
    Participant

    My only advice to the new moderators is rule through terror. Good luck, hire reliable henchmen.

    #32225
    orionid
    Participant

    My only advice to the new moderators is rule through terror. Good luck, hire reliable henchmen.

    Ha!

    I mean…. mwahahaha!
    /Are you for hire?

    #32224
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    In other news, uh, NoBigDeal should have gotten the invite, but I fucked up my list. In other other news, the culling of old theme threads has changed everyone’s post counts so they don’t match my list now 😆

    Sniff Sniff…Thank You, Thank You very much. First I wanna thank The Academy, and Jesus and my mom and Canon and Nikon…

    My only advice to the new moderators is rule through terror. Good luck, hire reliable henchmen.

    Sooo… when do we get our ban hammers? I would like mine in platinum with large spikes on the end!

    #32223
    Kestrana
    Participant

    In other news, uh, NoBigDeal should have gotten the invite, but I fucked up my list. In other other news, the culling of old theme threads has changed everyone’s post counts so they don’t match my list now 😆

    All the reason to post more!

    *cough*

    #32222
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    lol!

    Sooo… when do we get our ban hammers? I would like mine in platinum with large spikes on the end!

    You boys and your ban hammers! Or ban cannons as linguine says.

    #32221
    Kestrana
    Participant

    Ban tasers?

    #32220
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I really do like the sound of “ban cannon”…thankfully our little corner of internet is quiet enough we haven’t had to use those very often.

    #32219
    lokisbong
    Participant

    I like Ban Hammer. I think that might be some Norse blood showing itself. Ban cannon would be cool also. But really I prefer to use my Canon for more peaceful uses.

    #32218
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    lol good points there, lokisbong 😉

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