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Food For Thought About Begging for Modship

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 AM by mystletainn

It's an age old rule on PC that if you make it obvious you want to be a mod, it's not going to happen. Now let me dissect what this "rule" means. There's a difference between showing enthusiasm for a forum, showing you want to help it and making the staff realize you would affect it in a positive manner.

Now how do you do this?

By dedicating yourself to that forum while showing an interest for PC as a whole. Making smart, intelligent and contributive posts and threads that allow a discussion to blossom and grow. Making concise reports in a non-condescending, helpful tone. Getting to know the current forum's staff members and showing you would make a good addition to our team while not coming off as a brown-nosing know-it-all.

Now how do you take yourself out of the running you ask? I'll tell you what turns us off!

Trying to start a hash tag on Twitter. Constantly reminding people you mod/admin on another forum (seriously this means jack poop to us.) Sending us reports like "Why hasn't this thread been taken care of seriously!?" Fighting and bickering with the staff in a non-helpful manner. Being an egotistical prick who talks about how funny, likeable and how much of a role model you are now (this comes after being promoted DUH. Wait for your time!) Jumping from forum to forum based on when a mod quits in hopes of getting attention and finally promoted. Seriously we pick up on trends. We're not oblivious. If we see you posting in forums that recently had a moderator quit, we'll pick up on it.

So for all of you interested in being a mod on PC, here you go! A look into the mind of one of the people who helps decide on the forum's moderators and what I personally look for when looking for a candidate. While everyone else's criteria varies slightly, we all pretty much look for similar stuff.

I don't want you all to start changing who you are just because of this blog. Some people just aren't cut out to be on the PC staff. And that's fine. If it happens, it will. SO STOP TRYING TO MAKE HASHTAGS ON TWITTER TO PROMOTE YOURSELF FOR A MOD POSITION SERIOUSLY
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    TwilightBlade's Avatar
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:38 AM by TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    @luke Make me a mod plz. I'll throw hoards of cute gay men your way, I swear!
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Anybody who uses hashtags in the first place should just stop. They're stupidly stupid.

    If you don't want to become a mod (which looks like quite hard work btw and requires lots of dedication), beg people that you want to become a mod.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 10:55 AM by Actor Actor is online now
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    Olli's Avatar
    Blog of forever.

    But seriously, good going Luke.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 11:03 AM by Olli Olli is offline
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    Bravo! [css-div="display:none"][/css-div]
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 11:40 AM by Cordelia Cordelia is offline
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    Logiedan's Avatar
    Someone had to say it.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 12:06 PM by Logiedan Logiedan is offline
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    Riku's Avatar
    For the sake of whatever sanity I have left, bless you, kind, fabulous, orange man. Bless you.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 12:21 PM by Riku Riku is offline
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    seeker's Avatar
    God damn it Luke you caught me
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 12:39 PM by seeker seeker is offline
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    LORD ANTE's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TwilightBlade View Comment
    This.

    /I'm original, obviously
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 12:45 PM by LORD ANTE LORD ANTE is offline
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    Gonzo's Avatar
    I'll do everything Kura can and I'll send you my nudes XD
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 01:34 PM by Gonzo Gonzo is offline
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    Pokestick, good times.'s Avatar

    Thank you, I can finally get my sanity back <3
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 02:24 PM by Pokestick, good times. Pokestick, good times. is online now
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    Meganium's Avatar
    Your words. omg. I applaud. Bra. Vo.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 02:31 PM by Meganium Meganium is offline
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    droomph's Avatar
    Thanks! I always knew that I would never be a mod, but it's nice knowing why.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 03:06 PM by droomph droomph is offline
    Updated July 23rd, 2012 at 03:22 PM by droomph
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    Squirrel's Avatar
    This is why blogs need a 'like' button.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 06:34 PM by Squirrel Squirrel is offline
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    Stormbringer's Avatar
    Obama gif +1 to everyone.

    Luke 2012
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 07:03 PM by Stormbringer Stormbringer is offline
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    Aquacorde's Avatar
    Yes thank you Luke.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 07:25 PM by Aquacorde Aquacorde is online now
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    Hikamaru's Avatar
    I see what you mean there...

    Guess I gotta change my personality again.
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 07:41 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
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    Originally Posted by Hikari10 View Comment
    I see what you mean there...

    Guess I gotta change my personality again.
    Apparently you don't...

    "I don't want you all to start changing who you are just because of this blog. Some people just aren't cut out to be on the PC staff. And that's fine."
    Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 08:02 PM by
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    Overlord Drakow's Avatar
    An informative and entertaining read!
    Posted July 24th, 2012 at 07:23 AM by Overlord Drakow Overlord Drakow is offline
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    Posted July 25th, 2012 at 08:59 PM by Team Fail Team Fail is online now
 

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