How did Mods get to be?

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  1. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    So how did Mods get to be mods? Is there some type of voting system? Or money? Or what? :confused:



    I'm just curious BTW :)
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    If we told you, we'd have to kill you...





    But, mods seem to be self-selecting by either themselves or Arn... guessing though.

    Last time a bevy* of mods was selected, they also elevated one edesignuk who had expressed a desire to be involved. I think a longish well-behaved and helpful history of posting on the site, being a contributor, and having a particular area of expertise all helps but these are just guesses.

    To paraphrase: Best not to meddle in the affairs of mods for they are subtle and quick to anger.

    *what's a good name for a plural of mods?
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    A while back, some members were elevated to Mod status to help maintain the growing community here – basically, they were folks who really contributed to the forums in terms of being helpful and generally being all round good eggs.

    Others just hinted mercilessly until the powers that be gave in... ;)
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    A muddle of Mods? :D
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    some of my favourite collective nouns....how about:

    an abomination [monks]
    a babble [barbers]
    a convocation [eagles]
    a flange :eek: [baboons]
    a gaggle [geese]
    a geek [engineers] <- surely this is a winner :p
    an intrusion [cockroaches]
    a mischief [mice]
    a murmuration [starlings]
    a rabble [rats]
    a scourge [mosquitoes]
    a superfluity [nuns]
    a ubiquity [sparrows]

    or quite simply just a mob. the mob?
     
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    well you see, when a mommy Mod and a daddy Mod really love each other...
     
  8. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    They were Elves once. Taken by the Dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life. And now... perfected! :D
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If edesignuk is a mod mini, should we also have mod nanos?
     
  10. mpw Guest

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    Yeah! How about a Mod nano where their powers are restricted to just correcting others spelling or grammar but can't ban or lock threads.
     
  11. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if we are going to have mod nano's then we darn well better have mod shuffles too.. Can't let the new kid on the block have all the fun. :)
     
  12. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    With the power to to close down threads and ban users at random? :D
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No, with the powers of a normal mod but with everyone blocked so they can't actually see what they're doing. :p
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Fair enough, I'll go along with that... :p
     
  15. zelmo macrumors 603

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  16. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    But nanos have more power than minis. Besides, shouldn't we replace Mod minis with Mod nanos? ;) :D :eek: :rolleyes: :cool: :p
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yar! Be ye' sayin' that the mods be disk-less wonders, lad?
     
  18. mpw Guest

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    How about a DELL mod that everyone hates.
     
  19. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I would make a terrible mod. If someone disagreed with me or said something that didn't make any sense, they'd get banned. Ah well, that's just me.
     
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  21. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    If Pecking Orders are weight based, ham_man should be a win, place or show bet.
     
  22. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    With dual cores?

    BTW, normally I detest animated avatars, but yours made me LOL. I looked at it for a long time. I am feeling sleepy. Very very sleepy. Your wish is my command...
     
  23. solvs macrumors 603

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    Modi? Moduses? Moderrati?

    Maybe it's just mod... like with moose (plural).
     
  24. neocell macrumors 65816

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    One more:

    a murder [crows]

    Definitely like the engineer one (is it true?)

    How about
    A murder of mods?
     
  25. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    We did... :/ um... "special" favors for arn ;)

    ::runs away in in tears::
     

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