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tha_mattster
01-07-06, 06:14
1. Have you ever closed a topic just cos you dislike the person who started it?

2. What is your best memory as a moderator?

3. What is your most embarresing moment?

4. Do the moderators battle like the gods of olympus?

5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^

6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?

8. What is the most common PM you get from members?

9. If you could change one thing about the forum, what would it be?

10. Are you ever tempted, or have you ever edited someone's post to be rude? :D

tomblover
01-07-06, 07:49
This is gonna entertain me!

ingistefans
01-07-06, 08:00
Humm, I doubt it very much that you'll get any other answer from them than: "Mind your own business" :P

I personally dont think that they would use their powers for evel (metaforically speaking) like make someone look bad on perpose.

And why do you ask who is the uglyes one?? I advice you to change that question, you dont want them on your bad side (just in case).

Well there was this one thing, about a week ago there was a post with a rather inapropriate name and content, something about lara being with a man or som. And the person later apologised, that he didnt relise what he had been doing. Anyhow, they closed the post for obvious reasons and suspended his user account, witch I find a little harsh since he did apologise. Sure it is in the rules but perhaps he simply didnt connect the dots. Thats pretty much the only thing I have disagreed here:P

Well anyways, keep up the good work mods:)

Angel_14
01-07-06, 08:02
5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^

:vlol:

Apofiss
01-07-06, 08:22
1. Have you ever closed a topic just cos you dislike the person who started it?

It's still open isn't it? :mis:

5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^

Me? :cln:

6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?

Whip :( ...but I'm about to level up to M16!

8. What is the most common PM you get from members?

Bribing :D ...people please next time come with banknotes not coins, it gives me hard time re-counting a small change :(

Geck-o-Lizard
01-07-06, 08:56
1. Have you ever closed a topic just cos you dislike the person who started it?
My answer's the same as Apofiss', lol. They're all still open. :p

2. What is your best memory as a moderator?
Ehm...

3. What is your most embarresing moment?
[b]The "Moderator Initiation Ceremony". :(

4. Do the moderators battle like the gods of olympus?
Actually it's closer to that show Gladiators, where we all have giant foam Q-tips to thrash each other with. But yeah.

5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^
Justin! (tlr online) :jmp: (Seriously, no, we haven't all met in real life. I think the admins may have.)

6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?
Wouldn't you like to know? Think of something awful, then multiply it by 5 and add a chihuahua. :mis:

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?
We have to read all your posts. All. Of. Them.

8. What is the most common PM you get from members?
I never get PM's. Everyone pesters Justin instead. :p

9. If you could change one thing about the forum, what would it be?
A Member Sacrifice Altar instead of bans... The server would run much better on fresh souls of miscreants than electricity, I think. :mis:

10. Are you ever tempted, or have you ever edited someone's post to be rude? :D
Of course I'm tempted. :D But if I did, I'd be punished. Severely. And it would probably involve aforementioned chihuahuas, whips, and Gladiator props. :(

jarhead
01-07-06, 08:58
:vlol: :vlol: you mods and your humour:vlol: :vlol:

BlackGrey
01-07-06, 09:00
Don't you just love the mods and their humour? :vlol:

Pipolinne
01-07-06, 09:33
I didn't know you were open to bribings,Apofiss!!Why didn't you tell me;GROK always needs some powerful connections and money isn't the problem :D!

Gecko,remember everytime you need protection from Chihuahas,you may count with a Grok teddy bear to protect you :D ( more bribing :vlol:)!

Apofiss
01-07-06, 10:06
I didn't know you were open to bribings,Apofiss!!Why didn't you tell me;GROK always needs some powerful connections and money isn't the problem :D!


Not that I advertise that loadly :D :cln:


3. What is your most embarresing moment?[b]
The "Moderator Initiation Ceremony". :(


Ahw yesh.. even I think it was too harsh *pets* :( ...well but you survived somehow :D

Raider-Boy
01-07-06, 10:53
Lol! Brilliant thread! Nice answers Apofiss and Gecko-o-Lizard! :D

Anubis_AF
01-07-06, 10:55
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1. That's the most irresponsible thing a moderator can do. So, no.
2. Haven't been one for that long.
3. See 2.
4. Most of the time, yea.
5. I haven't.
6. There're so many :jmp:
7. What Gecko said. Also having to put up with a lot of complains about something so simple.
8. Can you close this thread?
9. Nothing really.
10. See 1.
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Mona Sax
01-07-06, 12:12
1. Have you ever closed a topic just cos you dislike the person who started it?
No.

2. What is your best memory as a moderator?
Umm... discussions with members who are not intimidated by my "moderator" title and treat me like any other member. If you don't agree with us, say so! It's a discussion forum, after all, and nobody's going to ban you or edit your posts for having a different point of view.

3. What is your most embarresing moment?
No embarrassing moments so far, at least none that come to mind right now.

4. Do the moderators battle like the gods of olympus?
Yeah, sometimes. :D

5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^
Haven't met any of the others so far...

6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?
"Close thread". Luckily a simple warning usually does the trick.

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?
As Gecko said, reading every single post.

8. What is the most common PM you get from members?
"Wanna chat?"

9. If you could change one thing about the forum, what would it be?
I'd get rid of postcounts and member ranks - No. 1 reason for spam.

10. Are you ever tempted, or have you ever edited someone's post to be rude? :D
No.

jarhead
01-07-06, 12:24
if i were a mod i would have said yes to question 1 and the last one to spice things up a bit :D

Ampersand
01-07-06, 12:57
Great thread. A little look into the minds of the powers that be. :D

the last one to spice thongs up a bit :D

Erm, don't you mean things? :pi: :p

laracroft2122
01-07-06, 13:16
It would be cool to have a secret mod and admin webcam - What battles are going on with chincillas and whips and gladiators and all of this.

Also what happened at the cermony?

jarhead
01-07-06, 13:16
o year i didnt notice. thanks

tha_mattster
01-07-06, 15:13
Thanks for the replies its been interesting....but seriously you should all meet up and have a meeting. I would love to see it!

TRF: Okay the meeting has begun! (a big gong chimes)
Mona Sax: Should moderators get paid?
Apofiss: Yes!
Anubis: Want to play the secret copy of TR:AE we got?
Mona Sax: Stick to topic
Apofiss: Yay! TR:AE my fav :cln:
Anubis: Lol they thought it was cancelled! The swines!
Mona Sax: This thread has been closed.
Anubis: huh? You can't do that in real life!
Mona Sax: Or cant I? :mad: You have just been banned
Apofiss: where did anubis go? anubis? ANUUUBBIISSS?!!? :(
Mona Sax: mwmahahah haha!

Anubis_AF
01-07-06, 15:17
Oh dear... I never thought Mona would do that :( :D

UNDERTAKER
01-07-06, 15:26
1. Have you ever closed a topic just cos you dislike the person who started it?

Yes. But I always find a good reason to first. If I close a topic without a reason I would have to answer to tlr and Elen :)

2. What is your best memory as a moderator?

The whole build up to Tomb Raider Legend. There was so much media flying around, so many topics and it was so busy! That's the best time to be a mod!

3. What is your most embarresing moment?

When Karima Adebibe knew who I was!

4. Do the moderators battle like the gods of olympus?

No. We all get along really well!

5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^

Nope never met any of them. They are all beautiful people :)

6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?

The 'close' button. There is nothing quite so satisfying as closing an annoying thread.

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?

Having to moderate the newest 'word association' thread or 'story game' thread. Those are so annoying and boring!

8. What is the most common PM you get from members?

Can I have this as a sticky? NO!!

9. If you could change one thing about the forum, what would it be?

I could upload my own avatar myself whenever I fancy a change.

10. Are you ever tempted, or have you ever edited someone's post to be rude?

OH HELL YEAH! I have been tempted but never done it unless I had too.

tha_mattster
01-07-06, 15:31
how would we know though?

Maybe all those crazy posts by members are actually members posessed by moderators! The swines!! :D

(p.s. write your real answers in invisible ink and leave them at the base of the Scot Monument ok? I'll get them next time i'm in princes street :jmp: )

RAID
01-07-06, 15:36
2. What is your best memory as a moderator?
Umm... discussions with members who are not intimidated by my "moderator" title and treat me like any other member. If you don't agree with us, say so! It's a discussion forum, after all, and nobody's going to ban you or edit your posts for having a different point of view.


:D I can't stand people who always quote mods/admins and Say "I agree" or "Well Said :tmb:" or "Interesting post :)" even if the post is nothing special. That's called butt kissing and I hate people who butt kiss.

I for one, am not afraid to speak my mind, even if it means disagreeing with a mod/admin :)

tha_mattster
01-07-06, 15:38
:D I can't stand people who always quote mods/admins and Say "I agree" or "Well Said :tmb:" or "Interesting post :)" even if the post is nothing special. That's called butt kissing and I hate people who butt kiss, especially when they DO become Mods.

I for one, am not afraid to speak my mind, even if it means disagreeing with a mod/admin :)


Prepare to be chained to a rock and pecked for eternity by vultures :D

But generally I would say mods do make more interesting posts than the average member. Because they dont have as much time for useless comments so when they do speak it has a sage like quality. :D

Geck-o-Lizard
01-07-06, 19:19
Tell that to tlr with his 27,000+ postcount... :vlol:

*runs away quickly*:p

Titanium
01-07-06, 21:21
Tell that to tlr with his 27,000+ postcount... :vlol:

*runs away quickly*:p

Oooooo I dont think he's going to like that comment :p

But moderators are still people, just because they can lock threads doesnt made them supreme over normal members. ;)

ELEN
01-07-06, 21:38
Tell that to tlr with his 27,000+ postcount... :vlol:

LMAO :D :vlol:

btw\ can I answer these questions or are they only for the mods?

Clara [CA]
01-07-06, 21:46
I hope you can and tlr too ! Interesting thread :tmb:

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?
We have to read all your posts. All. Of. Them.
This is my favourite answer so far ! I can almost hear the sigh ^^

tha_mattster
01-07-06, 21:55
LMAO :D :vlol:

btw\ can I answer these questions or are they only for the mods?

:o oops I thought all the gods were called moderators, forgot about the titan gods sorry! Of course you may answer these your highness (walks backwards out of thread bowing all the way) :o

Camera Obscura
01-07-06, 22:02
Of course you may answer these your highness (walks backwards out of thread bowing all the way) :o

And bumps into King Pengu who beheads him. :tea:

I would like to see ELEN's and Justin's replies. :D

ELEN
01-07-06, 22:15
1. Have you ever closed a topic just cos you dislike the person who started it?

Never.

2. What is your best memory as a moderator?

It was the period when AOD was ready to get released. Everyone were excited, so there were only good posts.

3. What is your most embarresing moment?

When some members thought that I was 40 yrs old (this happened a couple of years ago).

4. Do the moderators battle like the gods of olympus?

I don't like battling. There are some "arguments" sometimes, but we have never crossed the line.

5. Have you all met each other in real life? Who is the ugliest? ^.^

I have met a few people. They are all brilliant.

6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?

There are some powerful weapons, but the most powerful that you know is banning members.

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?

Apart from reading ALL posts that Geck mentioned, I have to add uploading avatars. Show mercy! Spare me!!

8. What is the most common PM you get from members?

I can't pick one. I receive the following quite often (especially the second one)

Can you make this thread sticky?
Can you upload this avatar?
Am I allowed to do "that"?

9. If you could change one thing about the forum, what would it be?

Adding an avatar library.

10. Are you ever tempted, or have you ever edited someone's post to be rude?

No, no! I could never do that.

Camera Obscura
01-07-06, 22:20
By the sound of it, it seems like uploading avatars is some sort of punishment. Do you always have time for that?

Betal
01-07-06, 22:23
sounds boring to be a moderator. The thing I think sounds boring is to read ALL post:eek:

Titanium
01-07-06, 22:31
3. What is your most embarresing moment?

When some members thought that I was 40 yrs old (this happened a couple of years ago)



Yeah its embarrasing sometimes when they think your that young :D (That was a joke, dont take it seriously :p)

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?

Apart from reading ALL posts that Geck mentioned, I have to add uploading avatars. Show mercy! Spare me!!


Why not give Moderators the power to upload avatars? Or maybe give the power to members you trust to upload there own avatars.

ELEN
01-07-06, 23:37
Why not give Moderators the power to upload avatars? Or maybe give the power to members you trust to upload there own avatars.

Only Super mods can upload avatars. Regarding the members, even if I want that, it's not possible. Either everyone or no-one. It's not a punishment. It's just that I've been doing this for the past 3 years. Not that I have a problem, but even if we had an avatar library, I know that certain members would mail me every day and want their avatar uploaded on the library. So, one way or another, it's the same for me. Net helped me when he was here. You have no idea how much I miss him :D

jarhead
01-07-06, 23:44
where did NET go??

now you mention it he hasnt been online for a while

Titanium
01-07-06, 23:47
Only Super mods can upload avatars. Regarding the members, even if I want that, it's not possible. Either everyone or no-one. It's not a punishment. It's just that I've been doing this for the past 3 years. Not that I have a problem, but even if we had an avatar library, I know that certain members would mail me every day and want their avatar uploaded on the library. So, one way or another, it's the same for me. Net helped me when he was here. You have no idea how much I miss him :D

Oh I see okay. Well the avatar library would be a good idea if the person decides to change his/her mind about their avatar. :)

You and Neteru were like brother and sister when it came to avatar uploading :D

And yes where is Neteru? :confused:

ELEN
02-07-06, 00:03
Net has some personal stuff to take care of. Once he is ready, he'll come back.

Tomb of Legends
02-07-06, 07:31
Who is that other Admin on the Admin list!? There is this random name, he has never posted...I think? Have a look everyone for yourself to see this mystery!

Geck-o-Lizard
02-07-06, 08:50
McJ is tlr :)

I think he didn't want to use vB's default admin account.

Greenkey2
02-07-06, 10:46
6. What is your most powerful moderator weapon?
Wouldn't you like to know? Think of something awful, then multiply it by 5 and add a chihuahua. :mis:

7. What is the most boring thing about being a moderator?
We have to read all your posts. All. Of. Them.
9. If you could change one thing about the forum, what would it be?
A Member Sacrifice Altar instead of bans... The server would run much better on fresh souls of miscreants than electricity, I think. :mis:


:vlol: :vlol: *wipes a tear from her eyes* Oh dear, these have made my day....:D