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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 10-15-1999 05:03 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

How does one get to become a moderator and what does their job entail? Thought I'd ask as I spend a minimum of 4 or 5 hours a day on this site and read every poem in Open poetry as well as alot of the stuff in the other sites.

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Michael
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1 posted 10-15-1999 10:48 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Hoot Owl,
Well, first you have to go through moderator boot camp. First step is mental preparation, when all existing moderators get to gather around you and badger you with unanswerable questions for three days or so, unless of course you snap. Then there's the physical endurance preparation, basically you can run a standard triathalon followed by a military obsticle course or just swim across the Pacific without benefit of a shark cage. If you wish, you can knock out both tests at the same time by taking a three day bus ride to Washington D.C. singing "I'm Off To See The Wizard" the entire way.

Of course, you might just ask Ron, the qualifications today may not be as stringent as the were for me.

I believe he is looking for help all the time and with you spending that much time on the forums anyway, I'm sure he could use your help.

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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.





[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-15-1999).]
Poet deVine
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2 posted 10-15-1999 08:20 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Being one of the first moderators, my experience was much different than Michael's! First there was the begging on bended knees, there there was the crying..then I told Ron to please stand up and stop that! Then I said yes....then I was crowned..a wonderful ceremony with a lavish banquet afterwards. Then I got the keys to my "moderator mobile". There! That's it!
hoot_owl_rn
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Laughs...okay you two, I've communicated with Ron on the subject and I just think he may take it a bit easier on me, what with being a nurse and all, never know, he may need one someday....LOL
Ron
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4 posted 10-16-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Bite your tounge! Never been sick a day in my life... (besides, hoot, my daughter is also a nurse )
hoot_owl_rn
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Oh, can see it may take some bribary....LOL
Nan
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6 posted 10-16-1999 05:12 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...But once you get the job, things change drastically - I have to spend all my time keeping Michael and Balladeer in line. Did you ever try to do something like that? They're both in totally different parts of the country from me... They both have very different idiosyncrasies (you all know what they are)... and they're both MEN!!!

I mean just think about it - I'm doomed.. It's an impossible job from the start... Michael isn't too bad, but Balladeer is another story. I'm considering banishing them both to the adult forum (but they'd probably both thank me) - but then life on OP#3 would be much too boring, I'm sure....

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