questionswhy do moderators always become power hungry and…

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For the most part most moderators are level headed, responsible and respectful people. That is how they get the job. As with any position, occasionally you will have an individual who may abuse or overstep his or her authority. It happens.

The real downside to being a moderator is that most folks don't know how much time and effort they (the mods) put in, and how much (insert naughty word here) they have to put up with. Spammers, complainers, whiners, people who ask overly generalized questions... you get where I am going with this.

I wouldn't wish a moderator position on anyone.... it is rough work...

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@iggz: Are you speaking of a specific incident?

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@jsoko: Yeah every time I comment it gets deleted, and I'm not even talking about my occasional comment that may deserve being erased.

This is just because some ultra-sensitive mod can't handle their job.

Hey mod, you should quit if you can't handle the heat.

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@tarasadies: Ohhh wahhhhhhh my job is sooo tough.

Sorry but moderating a place like this is not hard.

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@barnabee: yeah I made 3 harmless comments last night and come back today and they are gone

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lol wtf?

@barnabee did you erase your comment? Or was it the overly-sensitive moderator?

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@iggz: I didn't want to upset you any more, so I erased my previous comment. I didn't get to see what you said on @gmwhit's "Overkill" question. I now see that your final comments are gone. I take it you must have had some "constructive" comments about the new website format? I'm sorry you are so upset.

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@iggz You may want to read woot's Terms and Conditions. Or not. Especially relevant is "Prohibited Conduct."

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@barnabee: Sure you did, you don't have to lie. I know it was the overly-sensitive mod who did it. You don't have to protect them.

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@gmwhit: Sorry, those aren't for reading.

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@iggz: Are you my long, lost Uncle Zeke?

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@iggz: Uncle Zeke? I guess not. Well anyway, I see you have quite a fan club here

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@barnabee: They love me, they just don't know how to show it.

And they really thinking these internet points mean something.

I bet they never tried to buy a beer with that reputation.

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PS, watch out for the herd mentality here.

If you ever want to study humans behaving like animals, this is the perfect place.

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@iggz: Wait, you didn't get your reputation beer?

Man, no wonder you're so angry all the time.

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@gatzby: No I didn't get no damn beer

AND I'M NOT ANGRY, I'M JUST OVERLY AGGRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY VOCAL, OKAY

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@iggz: Does it still count as vocal if it's text?

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i can offer reputation hugs.

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@iggz: Boy, did you call it with the whole "humans behaving like animals" comment...

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@gatzby: OF COURSE IT DOES, THE LITTLE GUY INSIDE YOUR TINY HEAD IS SAYING WHAT I WRITE ALOUD TO YOUR TINY MIND, CAN'T YOU HEAR HIM?

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@pemberducky: SORRY I'M A GOOSE KIND OF GUY

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If the mods were as bad as you say - none of us would have seen this question.

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@mtm2: YOU ONLY SEE WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO SEE, REMEMBER THAT MY CHILD.

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@iggz: No, man! I smothered him with reputation beer HOURS ago!

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@pemberducky: PS, YOU HAVE A NEW TWITTER FOLLOWER, DON'T LET ME DOWN

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@gatzby: WELL THAT REMINDS ME. IT'S TRIVIA NIGHT TONIGHT. I'M GOING TO GO KILL MY LITTLE GUY TOO. FEEL FREE TO ERASE THIS AWESOME QUESTION LIKE YOU DO TO ALL MY OTHER ONES. I KNOW IT'S NOT WORTHY FOR ALL THE POSH'ERS AROUND HERE.

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Whole lotta caps up in this thread.

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It's okay.. some of my posts gets deleted too but I still forgive my moderators.

<3 moderators.

Well, I see why they pick on you though.. (looks at above posts)

What are mods supposed to do anyways? They're like white blood cells cleaning up all the messes.

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Has plenty of caps but it needs more bold and maybe some italic. But for the real kill go for the

ALL CAPS BOLD ITALIC

That sends me to the corner crying and rocking.

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I'm an old guy, and I've found a few truisms.
You are what you do.
Being anal is caring enough to do it right the first time.
After the first impression you are responsible for all the rest, also.
If you don't profanity deleted you don't get caught.
Turn around and look at your friends- yeah you're one of them.

You've already admitted you're an profanity deleted - why are you complaining about being treated like one?

Wedit. profanity deleted

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Can someone please get this guy his medications... like right away?

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@joshobra: You'll have to ask @Gatzby for the rep beer.

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I enjoyed my rep beer. Thanks @gatzby!

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Thank you for the wedits! It only seemed fair. The point is still valid and clear.

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western music starts playing enter wootfast stage right
"This here town's only big enough for one troll."
wootfast lifts up his staff badge and reveals a tattered, worn out troll badge underneath
somewhere a rattlesnake rattles

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@wootfast: @barnabee thinks @wootfast has been sampling the reputation beer. somewhere a prairie dog hiccups

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wootfast spits out some chewing tobacco and fires a warning shot in @barnabee's direction
wootfast holsters his water gun safely back in the front of his pants
"This heres between me and Iggz. Go on back to Community Deals Barnabee. I might be here a while."
in the distance a Crow crows
"C'mon out Iggz, ya varmint! I got a bone to pick with you."
wootfast spits all the chewing tobacco out of his mouth because it's gross. In the process he accidentally spits out his toothpick and scrambles to pick it up dust it off and put it back in his mouth.

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@wootfast: Aw gee, you sound just like my mother. I'll go back to Community Deals, but it won't be any fun. I miss out on all of the good stuff. It's not fair!

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A quiet bystander observing the show at the Not-OK corral. Unarmed, harmless & not interferring...hoping there's not a rattlesnake nearby.

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days had passed. still no sign of @iggz
"Rattlesnake musta scared him off..."
turns to leave...

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suddenly out of nowhere iggz grabs @wootfast by the arm and spins him back around
"I ain't scared of no rattlesnakes, boy, rattlesnakes scared of me."
then iggz bends over, scrapes @wootfast's dip off the dusty ground and puts it in his lip
"It takes a real man to troll and all I see is a little chuckecheez boy."
winks, grabs @wootfast's toothpick out of his mouth and flicks it away

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*buzzards are circling overhead--waiting, just waiting

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iggz spits a wad of chew spit on @wootfast's shiny cowboy boot
"I knew you weren't a man."
turns around and beings walking away
leaving @wootfast lying in the fetus position crying for his mommy