Second Moderator Wanted


Jon Broderick
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Jon Broderick
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04/14/2002 1:54 am
We need a second moderator for this forum.

Must be:

member in good standing for at least 6 months
has experience with various styles and techniques
has an even temper (doesn't get in flame wars)

Please email webmaster@guitartricks.com if you are interested.

Mods from other forums are welcome.

We are trying to get two mods for every forum, so when one is on vacation the other is not.

thanks,
Jon


Jon Broderick
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lalimacefolle
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lalimacefolle
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04/14/2002 8:09 am
Cool! A friend!! I'd say that Chris Mood would be a great one... Would you want to be a teammate Chris?
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magicninja
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magicninja
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04/14/2002 7:55 pm
I could've been legendary. I really wish you guys would take a second look at all my tricks.
Magicninja
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Bardsley
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Bardsley
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04/15/2002 2:28 am
I think you must be expecting something much more that it really is. I have edited one post since I have been a mod, and that was a fairly cheeky editing of Fendermonkey's (the other Tone & Effects mod) post to put my self in it. Otherwise, I simply offer advice and make sure everyone is getting their qwuestions answered all right (well, i hope I am, if I'm not doing that, someone tell me). The reason why I like being a mod is because I lke knowing that I am helping out with this site that I think is so great, and so I am prepared to take partial responsibility of it. There is little scope to be legendary. Anyway, Rask posts more than any of us (and that has to earn some kind of legendary status doesn't it?) and he isn't a mod.
"Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year, it's just not that widely reported".
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04/15/2002 2:50 am
Bardsley is completely right, there are no real "perks" to being a moderator dude. It's not like we get money or girls or free guitars. We volunteer to be here a lot to look over things, contribute advice whenever possible, and in very rare cases, manage arguments and keep order. It's not like we're the LAPD or anything.

It doesn't really do anything to increase your status on the board. What increases your status and reputation is the way you conduct yourself here- that is, the amount but moreso the quality of your posts.

All the mods I know have been here a long time. Each has had many months and many many posts before being a moderator was considered, because I think one aspect of being a moderator is being a leader; that is, leading discussions in constructive ways and steering them away from negative ones. That's why the six months period is in place, so you have a chance to firmly establish yourself.

You may well be a good choice man, but I think the six-month wait is a good idea.
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04/15/2002 2:53 am
Oh, one more thing magic. I know you've expressed desire about becoming a host, am I wrong? Well hosts and mods are different things. Moderators of the forum are not necessarily guitartricks.com hosts (that is, people who are featured as having a directory of many unique, valuable tricks and lessons). I'm not sure what the requirements of being a host is, you'll have to talk to Jon personally, or maybe the main page will have info on it. I remember a while ago he mentioned that he was holding off on rock hosts for a while and was looking for some different hosts with different styles, but you'll have to check with him to be sure.

Just wanted to let you know, because some people have gotten confused with this in the past.
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magicninja
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magicninja
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04/15/2002 3:15 am
I really want to help I'm not in it for anything else. I want to do both actually. I haven't been here long that is the truth but I can really help. I'm sure of it. I wish there was some sort of probationary period so you guys could see how I would work out. As for hosting it doesn't seem as great as moderating I would rather help here in the forum. I want to do the songwriting forum because it is a passion of mine. I have great respect for all people on this site and the last thing I would want to do is step on someones toes or piss someone off. I love this site and really want to be involved more. If there was anything I could do to prove my self here I would. I've posted tricks that show I can teach how to write songs and can explain different aspects of the process. I just need to gain some support so I don't have to wait 5 more months and by then all the mod spots are taken. I guess I just have a sense of urgency. thank you guys for your insight I'm really delighted to get such a response from these posts.
Magicninja
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"If it feels right, play it. If it feels wrong, play it faster” - Magicninja
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Bardsley
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Bardsley
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04/15/2002 2:38 pm
People move on, part of the reason why I am a mod is because original mods were finding they didn't have the time to regularly check in here anymore. Basically, if you want to help, you don't need a little title, and you never know when someone might feel that they aren't able to regularly check in here and need to hang up their mod clothes (mine are purple tights and a silver sequined cape).
"Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year, it's just not that widely reported".
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lalimacefolle
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lalimacefolle
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04/15/2002 3:14 pm
I personally moderate naked...
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04/15/2002 4:54 pm

That's nice Lalimace, now everytime I'll see one of your post I'll need to fight to erase the picture of you naked off my brain.


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magicninja
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magicninja
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04/15/2002 4:58 pm
Originally posted by Bardsley
Basically, if you want to help, you don't need a little title, .

Thats agreat point Bards i try even now, but i'd still like to be a mod
Magicninja
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"If it feels right, play it. If it feels wrong, play it faster” - Magicninja
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lalimacefolle
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lalimacefolle
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04/15/2002 5:39 pm
Some senior members are considered as specialists on their field. If you see the 'grizzled veteran' (Raskolnikov) you know he'll tell you something valuable. Chris Mood is always there when you talk about Jazz (be it technique or theory) After a while, people will see you as a serious guy even though you aren't a moderator.
Then, why some of them are moderators and some aren't? Well, be in the right place at the right time. Some people around here could wipe the floor with my face in a technique contest,and I'm not an expert in every style, but I was the one that applied... Be patient...
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