Welcome to our newest moderator, Agent-P!

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  1. annk Administrator

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    Please join me in welcoming a new moderator to our ranks! The new volunteer, who is an experienced member of our community, will assist users, enforce forum rules, and help us set site policies.

    Our new moderator Agent-P has been a member since December 6, 2009, and lives in Colorado.

    The goal of the administrators and moderators is to keep the forums enjoyable and useful for both forum members and site visitors. Enforcement of the rules is based on twin goals of consistency and fairness.

    In this particular case, a new moderator joining now has to deal with a more complex situation than previous new mods have had. We've just switched to XenForo; despite the test period, both staff and members are still in the process of getting to know the new platform, and figuring out how things work. For that reason, Agent-P will be learning the new ropes gradually. But you'll be seeing more and more of him in his new role!

    We're glad that this outstanding forum member, whose helpfulness over the years you may already have noticed, agreed to join our moderation team and continue his service to other users in an official role. We are grateful to all of our moderators for their assistance to the site and for accepting so much responsibility on your behalf.

    Welcome, Agent-P! :)


    The selection process

    The selection of moderators is a slow, careful process. We start with recommendations from the current moderators, looking for users with the right personality and instincts: helpful, friendly, rational, fair, those whose participation has consistently been a benefit to their fellow forum members. These we choose excel in many ways and are well-suited for the role we ask them to take as moderators.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Looking forward to getting a hang of things with the redesign
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Well done! Way to represent Colorado!
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    Don't make us move the thread to PRSI :p

    Welcome, Agent-P!
     
  7. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Haha, I guess we can allow other locations to be represented too. Wouldn't want all of you to be jealous.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    ...and that makes two of us!

    Welcome, Agent-P!
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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  10. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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  11. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Especially with the new subforums.

    @Agent-P: Good that MR has now a new moderator. It is certainly a very difficult job, sometimes.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Congratulations Agent-P. I'm sure you will be a great moderator. Best of luck.
     
  13. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Good going! I'm sure you will be able to handle all the tasks!
     
  14. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We're very glad to have Agent-P on the team. And his avatar certainly makes it apparent that he's keeping watch on the forums!
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Good luck with your new job.
     
  16. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I feel like I should bake all of you some virtual cookies as thanks for being so welcoming. (unfortunately my real life baking skills aren't anything to brag about)
     
  17. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Well I'm a bit of a Cookie Monster, so I wouldn't say no, but with fellow Mac users in mind I'll allow some confusion about Sesame Street characters and imagine you giving us virtual Oscars.
     
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    The very best of luck with your new position and well done, Agent-P; I'm sure you'll make an excellent Moderator.

    Given the massive numbers who are members, - spanning a wide range of views, opinions, ages, regions, levels of tech expertise, along with the need to strike a balance between allowing discussion to flow yet keeping the tone and content civil, overall, the Mods on MR tend to do a very good job - one which is not always a cakewalk.
     
  19. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the kind words! Though speaking of cakewalks, I could go for some cake right now.
     
  20. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    What's in it for moderators? Is it a paid position?
     
  21. redheeler macrumors 603

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    They're volunteers, so no.
     
  22. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    I get volunteering for charity, helping at your child's school etc., but why would anyone give-up their own free time to help a profit-making website moderating the comments made by a bunch of random people you'll never meet?

    The mind boggles.
     
  23. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Some of us just like the abuse. :p
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    In all seriousness we like to help out and be a part of a group that tries to keep this site operating smoothly. :)
     
  25. stridemat Moderator

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    I for one do it to give back to the community that I joined a number of years ago, enjoyed and stuck around.
     

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