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#1 Mercedes Benzene

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:13 PM

Hmmm... Just a quick question.
How does one go about becoming a junior moderator??

I really want to work hard for that desired position... but I would not dream of such an honor for a long time....

Just wondering if someone could offer some guidance for a young, naive hypographer....

#2 Lancaster

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:16 PM

It would be a good position to aspire to...

#3 InfiniteNow

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:19 PM

How does one go about becoming a junior moderator??

Through certified mail, send a cashier's check in an amount to be determined at a later time to:

InfiniteNow
69 Present Path
Austin, TX 78701


You will then be sent a packet within 1 month of receipt of your payment with paperwork requiring your signature, social security number, date of birth, mother's maiden name, eye color, favorite ice cream flavor, and how old you were when you lost your virginity...

#4 TheBigDog

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:24 PM

The staff periodically extends invitations to members to become mods. Myself, Jay-Qu and CraigD becam JMods the first week of March. Pyrotex, Chacmool and InfiniteNow are the newest JMods. There is no schedule for when this happens.

Post well, stick around for a while, and it may happen for you one day too. :shrug:

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#5 Lancaster

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:26 PM

Through certified mail, send a cashier's check in an amount to be determined at a later time to:

InfiniteNow
69 Present Path
Austin, TX 78701


You will then be sent a packet within 1 month of receipt of your payment with paperwork requiring your signature, social security number, date of birth, mother's maiden name, eye color, favorite ice cream flavor, and how old you were when you lost your virginity...



:shrug: That...

:hihi:

...was good.:hihi:

#6 C1ay

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:27 PM

As a need opens up, mods and admins nominate members to become mods. There is also a Staff Positions forum we created to list solicitations for help....

#7 Mercedes Benzene

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:30 PM

Cool cool.
Good info.

#8 pgrmdave

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 07:53 PM

Don't try to become a Jmod, just be yourself, post intelligently and courteously, and be involved in discussions. It doesn't hurt to be knowledgable, but it is not necessary so long as you are willing to learn.

#9 Buffy

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:15 AM

Be careful what you wish for! :hihi:

Swordsmanship untested in battle is like swimming on land, :phones:
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#10 Tormod

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:18 AM

We recruit moderators as needed, usually when a moderator is promoted to "senior" moderator or administrator, or when a mod has to leave us for a while to do Real Life stuff. The mods and admins then make lists of candidates and discuss it before we vote and send invitations to join the team as Junior Moderators. The J-mod status is a "moderator in training" position and after a month or two they are promoted to full moderator status.

So, as has been mentioned already, simply be yourself, and be active in the particular sections of Hypography that you are interested in moderating, and you *will* be noticed.

#11 IDMclean

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:20 AM

Righteous, I say go for it. I hate authority on a basic priniciple so i would never abide to be such a creature. That is clear warning to anyone listening. If invited, nominated, offered or otherwise indicated I will reject. Stay away from me with your authori-cooties.

#12 Tormod

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:24 AM

If invited, nominated, offered or otherwise indicated I will reject. Stay away from me with your authori-cooties.


If I were you I wouldn't worry too much about being offered any kind of authority here at Hypography. :hihi:
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#13 Tormod

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:27 AM

By the way, believing that the moderators are some sort of elite team with extreme power is silly and misguided. They are an extremely helpful bunch who do everything from cleaning up the dirt after ugly fights, to starting new threads and keeping people in line. They welcome people, answer questions, discuss the forum structure, help out with practical tasks. Without them this site would not exist. They should not be seen as police, but as mentors and guides.

#14 IDMclean

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:38 AM

au·thor·i·ty Audio pronunciation of "Authority" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-thôr-t, -thr-, ô-thôr-, ô-thr-)
n. pl. au·thor·i·ties

1.
1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials: land titles issued by the civil authority.
2. Power assigned to another; authorization: Deputies were given authority to make arrests.
3. A public agency or corporation with administrative powers in a specified field: a city transit authority.
4.
1. An accepted source of expert information or advice: a noted authority on birds; a reference book often cited as an authority.
2. A quotation or citation from such a source: biblical authorities for a moral argument.
5. Justification; grounds: On what authority do you make such a claim?
6. A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent.
7. Power to influence or persuade resulting from knowledge or experience: political observers who acquire authority with age.
8. Confidence derived from experience or practice; firm self-assurance: played the sonata with authority.


I thought I wanted Authority once upon a time, and then I realized it was an unhealthy want, that ultimately led to "rising" above others. In rising one sees fit to oppress. Elitism is one of the things I fight fiercely. It is my pet peeve. It is this fight that got me labelled in psych as a ODD or OPD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).

Anyway. Good luck Mercedes! Your doing a good job so far.

#15 Tormod

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:25 AM

I thought I wanted Authority once upon a time, and then I realized it was an unhealthy want, that ultimately led to "rising" above others.


Interesting how you use authority in a way that seems to attempt to show that you are better than others for *not* having it.

Why bother slandering our moderators with this useless dribble?

#16 Chacmool

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:57 AM

I must admit that the moderators and administrators can seem a bit intimidating at first. However, you soon realise that they're really only here to help and to make things flow smoothly. Now that I'm a junior mod, I see just how much work goes on behind the scenes! :hihi:

Rest assured the the mods and admins are all still bound by the normal rules of Hypography. Also, decisions are often discussed and debated at length before any action is taken. No admin or mod is allowed to act on a whim or simply out of spite. We only have the best interests of all our members at heart.

KickAssClown, I'm sorry that you feel so negative. I agree that authority needs to be challenged sometimes, but don't throw out the good with the bad. Mercedes Benzene, thanks for your interest - just keep up the good posting!

#17 Racoon

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:11 AM

Anyone who decides they want to be a moderator, should immediately be disqualified. :hihi:

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