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Target13Productions
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#1

Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:33 PM Edited by Target13Productions, 07 January 2014 - 07:33 PM.

Becoming a Mod/Forum Leader sounds great, You get to lock topics, People respect you, Your posts become valuable, You get to edit other's posts, etc.

 

But what's the downside?

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:44 PM Edited by Fireman, 07 January 2014 - 07:45 PM.

People respect you, Your posts become valuable

 

Yeah.... No.

 

Downsides are a lot of people hate you and you become greedy for power, until your admin gets removed and then you're just an asshole,instead of an asshole with power.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

Not everyone respects mods, so there's dealing with all the haters. And if someone were to decide to start spamming the forum with tranny porn, guess who has to clean it all up? Then there's all the whiners and other bullsh*t that has to be dealt with, so being a mod really isn't as great as it sounds.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:47 PM Edited by Kalvin, 08 January 2014 - 04:27 PM.

People respect you, Your posts become valuable,

Now that isn't really true, the whole "posts become valuable" isn't true at all actually. But the "people respect you" is slightly true, but that doesn't matter if you're a mod - it just depends on the person, how they act - etc to have people respect them.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

People hate you and send a lot of hate mail for locking a topic
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

Yeah, but think about all of the free cheese. You guys get free cheese right?!?
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

Yeah, but think about all of the free cheese. You guys get free cheese right?!?


Yes

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:53 PM Edited by Raavi, 07 January 2014 - 07:53 PM.

 

Yeah, but think about all of the free cheese. You guys get free cheese right?!?


Yes

 

 

 

Shttt don't tell him we forum leaders only get spray cheese!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:55 PM

 

 

Yeah, but think about all of the free cheese. You guys get free cheese right?!?


Yes

 

 

 

Shttt don't tell him we forum leaders only get spray cheese!

 

But they told me it was real cheese.... :(

 

Seriously though, the only downside would be cleaning up a load of spam which occured while you were offline or something - You can easily ignore the haters comedians :pp

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

People respect you

I don't respect any of the mods or forum leaders. They're all terrible.

 

All hail Big Brother.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

Being a staff member is a bit like being a meth addict.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

People will criticize you, say you are powerhappy. Sometimes that is true, but in most cases no.

Also, you'll have no fun and will be Waddy's bitch... started by taking a bath with him.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:04 PM Edited by RoadRunner71, 07 January 2014 - 08:13 PM.

That you can get a letter with anthrax if somebody gets banned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding, I love you all, let's have sex.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:19 PM

You get hate mail for ruining everyone's fun.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

let's have sex.

No.


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#16

Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

 

let's have sex.

No.

 

Nobody asked you, you are just a dirty peasant, not a mod. Go back to work the lands of our leaders.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:23 PM Edited by theadmiral, 07 January 2014 - 08:37 PM.

What down side? You are more or less above the rules in all but the most extreme circumstances, you can close threads, warn, and ban people at will, you can associate with like minded people and act smug towards the plebs of the forum, you can act on your personal vendettas against various members, et cetera. Your personality immediately changes when you are bestowed with this magnificent gift and there is no looking back.

 

That goes for any forum.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:38 PM Edited by PaletoChickenCapo, 07 January 2014 - 08:38 PM.

Not everyone respects mods, so there's dealing with all the haters. And if someone were to decide to start spamming the forum with tranny porn, guess who has to clean it all up? Then there's all the whiners and other bullsh*t that has to be dealt with, so being a mod really isn't as great as it sounds.

 

I wouldn't care if the trolls hated me, and I love tranny porn.

 

 

Vote for me, PaletoChickenCapo as moderator 2014. :^:

 

Spoiler


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

The downside? Having to deal with people like theadmiral...

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

People respect you,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

The downside? Having to deal with people like theadmiral...

 

LOL! It must be tough dealing with rule abiding, good natured posters who make topics that are harmless but not to your liking. You have my sympathy. You could always just ban me for no reason if it was that bad. I wouldn't be mad or hold a grudge.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:06 PM

There is no downside if you're Kirsty. She's perfect, even if she does try to kill me in my dreams. <3

 

theadmiral, you just present yourself as the ultimate troll. I'm pretty sure that's why. 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

^user warned for that post.

 

Cheating on me with Kirsty dreams eh? .. I've been defeated. I'm a broken man..


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

People respect you

Yeah, especially if you moderate a forum like the GTAV section. Oh wait... I don't even know how many complained about me having locked their precious topics, and that in a matter of just a couple of weeks or so. It's a 50/50 thing. Many respect what the staff is dealing with on daily basis, but there are plenty of haters that make up for it. Personally though, I don't really care. I'm nonetheless trying to be friendly and it seems to work most of the time.
 

Shttt don't tell him we forum leaders only get spray cheese!

But they told me it was real cheese.... :(

No wonder, you wouldn't have agreed with the promotion otherwise.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

The downside? Having to deal with people like theadmiral...


Downsides? Becoming bitter rubbish. :sly:

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:17 PM Edited by Panz, 07 January 2014 - 09:18 PM.

^user warned for that post.

 

Cheating on me with Kirsty dreams eh? .. I've been defeated. I'm a broken man..

..."even if she does try to kill me in my dreams."

 

I ain't leaving you baby.

 

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On Topic: I'm assuming the hate mail and porn can get old pretty quickly. 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

The only downsides are having to clear up the occassional porn spammers and deal with kids who got angry over a lock. Other than that, everything is great.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

Being a forum leader..... I would think having to deal with whiny little brats and spammers/hackers

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

<3 same place tonight right, Panz? ;)

 

There is no downside, I can get all up in your profile! Although perhaps sometimes most of your online time is spent looking for rule breakers or tending to reports etc, rather than getting to read and post. Gore and porn spam are the least tasty to deal with and of course when you ban someone and they re-register with KirstyIsAfa**ot :D (secretly fun).

 

You see people in a different light too. Respect is a part of it only when you're dishing out warnings, if you don't respect the caution you are getting, then you don't respect GTAF rules and that means you can get into my bad books. At the same time, I don't like the thought of someone treating me differently when I enter a topic and join the conversation or whatever. A blue name doesn't mean I try to lord over people. If you're a fair mod, then there are no downsides.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

 

The downside? Having to deal with people like theadmiral...


Downsides? Becoming bitter rubbish. :sly:

 

I'm not sure what his deal is anyway. I've never met him, posted with him, or had any interaction with him. LOL. I could see Otter saying it maybe. Not even sure who that guy is to be honest!





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