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#46 astropheed

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:22

Just want to point out something as I get the feeling you may not realize it, you realize that when it comes to the moderators and supervisors, it is not anyone's "job" correct? That all the staff except for the few that run the site are volunteers and get paid nothing at all. In fact most of them have regular full time jobs and do this on the side. So while I get the point you are trying to make, kinda sorta, this is really no ones job as you claim, so yeah, a little thanks is in order to be quite honest, as all of these people are volunteering their time in order to make it a better place for everyone else. And as pointed out, in most cases they already have some sort of "real world" job.

About the only people one can say get perks are the news staff, and even then, they have to review any "perks" they may get. And in fact most of the nicer stuff is only for review purposes and needs to get sent back.


Yes, I figured the majority of them do it for free. The word "job" has no implication to there being a strictly economic gain. As I stated before it wouldn't be done if there wasn't some benefit to them. No one works for free unless they're mentally ill, a martyr, or are being led on/scammed. Although, I could argue that if the reason were martyrdom than there could still be the benefit of becoming the martyr - which as I studied in psychology years ago - is actually something martyrs would strive for the opportunity to be (a martyr).


#47 Stoffel

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:42

I've been here for a while now and still no run in with any staff member, feels good.
Thanks guys for the amazing job you all do!

#48 sundayx

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:41

Just doing a bit of re-stocking...

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#49 vetSpyder

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:44

love the image Neobond lol

#50 Hum

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:46

Just doing a bit of re-stocking...

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So, that's where the paid subscription money goes ... :s

#51 Eric

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:47

Just doing a bit of re-stocking...

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WTH? Where am I supposed to put the margarita mix?

#52 Nick H.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:53

I received a couple of PMs the other day about this thread, and I have only just found it! :laugh:

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the members of the community. I've said it time and time again, we cannot be everywhere at once and your support and reports are greatly appreciated.

On a slightly unrelated note, I've noticed this on the original post:

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Is that related to the number of likes that the post has received?

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I've just never noticed it before...

#53 +jamesyfx

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 16:44

It's because posts don't normally get liked so much. If it hits a threshold then that will appear. :p

......... I think.

#54 Yusuf M.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 16:54

Every time I read new posts in this thread, I feel like Oprah Winfrey. You get a like! You get a like! You get a like! You get a like!



#55 Xilo

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 17:05

Just doing a bit of re-stocking...

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Where's the real beer at?

#56 Marshall

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:53

I've been here for a while now and still no run in with any staff member, feels good.
Thanks guys for the amazing job you all do!


If you would like, that could be arranged. :p

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments, they're much appreciated. (Y)

#57 Dashel

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 16:19

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#58 katherine1990

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:41

Haha, hilarious! Of course nobody per say loves moderators, but I appreciate you! (I'm usually the cat I think)

#59 Growled

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 18:56

Maybe we need to have a moderator of the month and have a bit of Q&A from forum members. The moderator is randomly chosen to be featured. Then we are allowed to submit questions for that mod to answer.

#60 Marshall

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 22:23


Maybe we need to have a moderator of the month and have a bit of Q&A from forum members. The moderator is randomly chosen to be featured. Then we are allowed to submit questions for that mod to answer.


That doesn't sound like a "thanks" that sounds like work. :p

Nonetheless, I would be game for it.