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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by trainguy77, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Random question for you guys. :) Did you guys all know each other before coming mods? Did you meet each other in person before becoming mods? I have wondered if you guys are all old time friends running the site...and doing an excellent Job at it. :D
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No, we haven't all met. I've only met three of the other mods/admins in person...two before I became a mod and one since.

    It started out with arn and blakespot and grew organically from there as people were added based on areas of expertise, demonstrated dedication to the site, and knowledge of the secret handshake.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    And is best to remember to wash you hands afterwards ... especially if you plan on eating.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea i forgot that once and was well not feeling too good
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    I've actually only met Wildcowboy and Longofest personally. And that was in this past year. I do know blakespot personally - a high school friend - but he's not involved much in the day-to-day.

    arn
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I met up with two mods and others last night for a drink or two. We talked about the rest of you. ;)
     
  8. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    I've met eyelikeart (who isn't really active on here anymore) but have yet to have the pleasure of actually meeting face to face with the others. We've had a few multi-person video chats, though, which helps put faces with pseudonyms. Hopefully we can all make it to macworld or something similar and meet up - I have my fingers crossed for this year.
     
  9. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    haha thats what i thought ;)
     
  10. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You don't choose modhood, modhood chooses you. ;)

    Basically, when the mods feel that their numbers need bolstering they decide amongst themselves who to offer the role to. They'll no doubt consider things like length of time people have been members, general helpfulness and attitude towards others... basically, those posters who have proven themselves to be good and respected members of our online community are those who are liable to be asked.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    And they have to be able to afford the steep union dues.:p
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I hear large cash bribes can work wonders. :p ;) :D
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :eek: Just you wait, the American members will strike back:p:D
    *Ducks as Brits throw stuff*
    Naw...that's all too logical. It's got to be some kind of secret phrase that gets you chosen:p

    I just hope that MR Mods Local 6502 doesn't go on strike with the writers:eek: Could you imagine?:eek:

    All joking aside, I do agree with the OP; y'all do a great job.:)
     
  15. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    So you don't know Mudbug? :eek:
    I had assumed the three gods had known each other since before the genesis of the site...


     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Don't forget that the Mods are spread all over the world. It would be hard to get them all together.
     
  17. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but two of the gods live in the same city, the other not that far away... I had assumed they had known themselves before and one of them moved out, or something to that extent.

    (I actually have no idea if this post was a reply to me :) )
     
  18. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good point. I never really looked at where you guys all were.:rolleyes:
     
  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    arn and blakespot are a couple of hours apart, and as arn said, they go way back. But Mudbug is well over 1,000 miles away from them. Doctor Q is over 2,500 miles away, and Knox is across the Atlantic. So the gods/admins are quite spread out.
     
  20. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    And I live at the center of the earth at 6380km (the only reason i have that memorized is because of my physics class) away from all of you. Of course this doesn't matter yet as my modship papers are lost between some tectonic plates or some bullcrap the postal service told me.
     
  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Plus the Mods are picked more by what they have done in the forums rather then in real life so they don't necessarily need to meet.
     
  22. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I thought Doctor Q was in LA and Arn was in SF/Bay Area?:confused:
     
  23. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  24. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :eek::eek:

    I honestly thought he was here in the Bay Area.

    I guess you learn something new everyday!:eek:
     
  25. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Too much tracking of cash, easier to send hookers and beer. :(
     

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