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Old 10/04/2013   #61
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I wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations of me for Sm(ex)od (c wut i did thar?) earlier but honestly felt uncomfortable because...well, because I was flattered and embarrassed and all. Everyone nominated would make a fine mod, I truly believe this, and I'm pleased to be in the running with such persons. I look forward to the chase! *runs off with boobs bouncing*
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Old 10/04/2013   #62
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Dawnbreaker wrote: *runs off with boobs bouncing*
Campaigning already, I see.
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Old 10/04/2013   #63
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Ooh didn't see this until now!
Prince Lex wrote: In particular, I'm looking at you fangu. I can respect your decision if you really don't want to be a mod, but remember that people nominate you because you see beyond a pissy post and look for the reasons someone is doing it, and you've always got valuable input. Whether people have agreed with that or not, there's a reason people want you to be a mod - you'd do a good job. The only reason I didn't nominate you the last time or this time is because I know you don't want to do it, but just... think about it .
Lex <3 Well, I wouldn't mind being a mod and I wouldn't object to it if people wanted it - but the thing is, and I'm gonna sound like I'm scheming some grand master plan here, and/or that I'm a sneaky minx - I like working in the shadows. Not as in manipulating people into anything, I'm pretty sure you guys who know me know I never kiss and tell, what people tell me stays with me. And I never try to sway anyone's opinion, I merely talk to them to find out their feelings regarding a matter. But, I feel that having the Mod title slapped on your name, make some people see their relation to you as imbalanced, which can sway their opinion about you before they haven't really gotten to know you. I don't know if that makes sense? I'm a team player that knows both the mods and a good part of the member mass, and I sometimes feel I'm in a better position to mediate when I don't have the formal title. Sometimes it might lessen the gap between the 'big bad mod team' (I don't think anyone sees it that way now but it has been so in the past) and the members, if you have someone who knows people on both sides.

I don't know if this sounds schemy or if it's really just very obvious, but I feel I contribute more without being credited for doing so, if you know what I mean? Not that I'm saying anyone with a title is being treated uneven or is generally seen as "a person of elite/power", and this opinion of mine might be very Norwegian (seeing as people in Norway prefer a flat structure and are likely to be less respectful towards authorities) but it's how I've been thinking all along - you don't need to be mod to help out to keep things neat. If this is something that sounds strange then I'm probably being too much Norwegian at heart, but I'm gonna have to ask you guys if what I'm saying sounds valid or not.

This is something I threw together right before packing my stuff for that cabin trip (when my mother comes in the door she's gonna be all WHY HAVEN'T YOU PACKED YET just like old times aaw <3) so I'm probably not explaining it very well or I sound like a biatch but anyway.

Edit: The last time I declined because I didn't think I was the mod TLS needed. We needed people a certain group of members could trust. I think I mentioned that as well, even though I didn't name it as the main reason. I felt if I was voted in as a mod, I wouldn't be able to contribute as much as someone the user base who left could trust.
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Old 10/04/2013   #64
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Well, I've joined this forum recently and I'm not familiar with everyone yet, but I must say Lex and Tres somehow stand out for me Shademp and Alex would be great too!
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Old 10/04/2013   #65
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Hawkeye wrote: Campaigning already, I see.
As mods of BFF, we bounce our boobies everywhere.
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Old 10/04/2013   #66
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Dawnbreaker wrote: *runs off with boobs bouncing*

Perfect banner in the making <3
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Old 10/04/2013   #67
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Great post Fangu.

While we're on the subject of mod-ship and titles, I can confess that one of the primary reasons I stepped down as the formal "Site Director" is because the title itself weighed heavy on me. I stressed myself with the responsibility I associated with the title. Now with that title gone, I am much more at peace. Granted, a mega-huge amount haven't changed, but just lifting off that mental weight has done wonders.

The same would be if I had a forum mod title. The responsibility would be integrated into my daily thoughts and I would worry and stress. In order to be an official moderator, you need to know that the task won't sacrifice your inner peace.


I also like the idea of working in the shadows, to some extent.
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Old 10/04/2013   #68
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I ALWAYS work in the shadows, even when I'm right in front of you
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Old 10/04/2013   #69
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I swear to god we're surrounded by ninjas! LOL

And oh Tres? What Carlie said. <3
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Old 10/04/2013   #70
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Fangu wrote: I don't know if this sounds schemy or if it's really just very obvious, but I feel I contribute more without being credited for doing so, if you know what I mean? Not that I'm saying anyone with a title is being treated uneven or is generally seen as "a person of elite/power", and this opinion of mine might be very Norwegian (seeing as people in Norway prefer a flat structure and are likely to be less respectful towards authorities) but it's how I've been thinking all along - you don't need to be mod to help out to keep things neat. If this is something that sounds strange then I'm probably being too much Norwegian at heart, but I'm gonna have to ask you guys if what I'm saying sounds valid or not.
Well, your Norwegian sensibilities have swayed me. Endorsement withdrawn!

Nah, I still totally would back you and think you'd be great. Honest to God, though, until we actually talked about it in this thread, I forgot you weren't a mod, so I think you've been fulfilling whatever capacity is uniquely yours perfectly.

Shademp wrote: In order to be an official moderator, you need to know that the task won't sacrifice your inner peace.
I'll let you in on the secret. The key is being able to indulge in cba-ness guilt free.

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Old 10/10/2013   #71
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So I guess I'll start this in a day or so if no one has any more nominations. Fangu, should I consider you as accepting or not accepting the nomination?
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Old 10/11/2013   #72
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Nah, I've decided I think I'll stick to the tech stuff. I'm trying to decrease the amount of Stuff I pay attention to, and not gain more
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Member of the Year, Best Site Contributor (2nd), Best Newcomer, Hottest Female, Bounciest Boobies (3rd), Member You’d Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Most Improved (3rd), Best Drunk/Stoner, “Needs to Spend Less Time on TLS” Award (3rd), Best Ship (1st, Avengu) (3rd, Sprexanghululock), Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (3rd), Most Likely to Save the World, Most Suited to Be on Cosmos’ Side (2nd)

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TLS Lifetime Achievement Award (3rd), Best Site Contributor (3rd), Hottest Female, Biggest Non-FF Geek (3rd), Most in Need of Daylight (2nd), Member You'd Most Like to Meet in Real Life, Member You'd Most Like to Bone (2nd), Horniest Member (2nd), Best Drunk/Stoner (3rd), The TLS Literature Prize, Most Talented (Art, Writing, Music, Etc.) (3rd), Best Ass (3rd), Most Fervent TLSer, Most Likely to Go the Extra Mile (3rd)

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Old 10/12/2013   #73
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Why do you need a mod if there is nothing to moderate?

ACF needed mods because there were hundreds active on the site at its prime. This site has only a group of 10-20 actives. Actives who aren't 13, but rather 30.
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Old 10/12/2013   #74
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Staff do a lot more than just deal with rule-breaking posts here. They also work on settling disputes between members, drive activity by planning events and keeping the forums updated with news, and various other things that might not be considered typical staff work.

Anyway I'll probably start a voting thread in a bit
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the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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