How did Mods get to be?

TheMonarch

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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 :)
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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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?
 

Jaffa Cake

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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... ;)
 

dcv

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May 24, 2005
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Blue Velvet said:
*what's a good name for a plural of mods?
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?
 

mpw

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Jun 18, 2004
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mad jew said:
If edesignuk is a mod mini, should we also have mod nanos?
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.
 

Chaszmyr

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mpw said:
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.

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

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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Chaszmyr said:
But nanos have more power than minis. Besides, shouldn't we replace Mod minis with Mod nanos? ;) :D :eek: :rolleyes: :cool: :p
Yar! Be ye' sayin' that the mods be disk-less wonders, lad?
 

mpw

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Chaszmyr said:
But nanos have more power than minis. Besides, shouldn't we replace Mod minis with Mod nanos? ;) :D :eek: :rolleyes: :cool: :p
How about a DELL mod that everyone hates.
 

Lacero

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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.
 

IJ Reilly

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Jul 16, 2002
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Chappers said:
Power mod G5 next week
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...
 

neocell

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dietcokevanilla said:
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?
One more:

a murder [crows]

Definitely like the engineer one (is it true?)

How about
A murder of mods?
 
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