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Poet deVine
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0 posted 05-21-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome! If you are a ‘newbie’ on the forum and have found your way to this discussion, I am glad to see you.

I thought you might like the opportunity to ask us some questions…since some of us have known each other a year or more, we KNOW all there is to know about Passions and the forums…

For instance, do you know what a Moderator does? Do you know how they are chosen? Do you wonder if there is merriment abounding in the Moderator Forum? Do you think you’d like to be one? Have you registered to receive the Digital Passions Newsletter? Have you been to the main site?

So…there, I’ve got you started….let’s get to know each other….

Sven
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1 posted 05-22-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Well, although I'm not a newbie, I have always wondered if merriement truly does abound in the Moderator Forum. . . knowing some of you as I do, I think that it does!!!

Would like to know more about that... and remember, you asked!!!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Nan
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2 posted 05-22-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

In my personal experience... The Moderators' Forum abounds with lots of SilliNess - tempered with an appropriate amount of SeriousNess.....

Next question???
JOY 14
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3 posted 05-22-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Well, I'm not new either, but...
How do all these wonderful moderators we have here get chosen or should I say have gotton chosen?  

Joy
Poet deVine
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4 posted 05-23-2000 12:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Why don't I send them all a message asking to let them 'tell their story'...that way we can get everyone's first hand account of the 'big selection'.....and I'll come back and edit this with my story..

I will tell you that a commmitment to the Philosophy of Passions in Poetry is one of the factors in being chosen.

Christopher
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5 posted 05-23-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well, except for me... I just kinda snuck in when no one was looking. I pretended to be nice until it was too late for them to ditch me.  
X Angel
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6 posted 05-23-2000 03:02 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I knew Nan from the dark ages back on another poetry site, and then I met Ron and was very impressed...came over and test drove the forum and fell in love (with THE SITE). Contrary to the way some people feel, I really enjoy the moderated aspect of the forums, because it keeps people accountable and nice (now go play nice kids!). That was 6/27/99, and I used to post under the alias IsabelleSkye, now I use my real nick
}X{Angel}X{, so my time here looks like less than it really is . I have often wondered why Nan would want me as a moderator, and then Ron LOL, but so far I still got the job eh? (Looking around rather nervously).
I don't see it as any sort of *power* but as a helper job, some people are absolutely natural at it too! They have a wonderful personality that makes them ideal for this position. It is a position that should never be abused or used for personal gain in any way (like lording it over people..but I've never seen any of our moderators do that anyways ).
I enjoy being a moderator cuz it's like being part of a family, and yes silliNess always abounds in the MF, BUT when those suicide poems etc get posted everybody gets serious so fast!
Thanks for the idea PdV
~Heather

 "Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
--William Shakespeare


Nan
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7 posted 05-23-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I have to reiterate what PdV says...

Commitment to the philosophies of Passions is without a doubt, the single most important factor.  Moderators have to believe in the standards we maintain around here... Of course, I don't think that's too hard.  Fairness and integrity are really all it's about.

It's important to note that there are several people that we'd love to see as moderators who prefer not to hold that position.  Conversely, there must be exponentially more people that we don't know about who would like to be considered.  The final appointments, of course, are always made by Ron..

Hopefully this thread will pull some of you out of the woodwork!!!....
epoet
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8 posted 05-23-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for epoet   Email epoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for epoet

what is the difference between a member and a member emeritus?  also, when will we be able to submit poetry to be published again?  would love to be a resident poet and recieve your newsletter, how do i sign up?


 P. J. Kotrch
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Nan
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9 posted 05-23-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hi epoet...

You asked a lot in those two short lines...      

We go from New Member (fewer than 10 posts) to Junior Member (fewer than 50 poets) to Member (more than 50) to Senior Member (more than 500) to Member Emeritus (2000 posts) - That's the last report I know of, anyway... Is that still right, Ron???

You can submit your poems for permanent posting on the main site directly from your forum posts, once you've reached 100 total posts (combined originating and comments).

You can sign up for the FREE NEWSLETTER here...      







[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 05-23-2000).]
Severn
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10 posted 05-24-2000 03:15 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well - I am very very new at the Moderator thing...like a week!

But I have been at Passions for...wow - nearly a year now...and I consider this place my second home.

I co-moderate the English Forum with Chris and I guess I was approached to do so because I spend a lot of time there (and like to think I know what I'm talking about - HAHAHAAAAA...)

K


Sudhir Iyer
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11 posted 05-24-2000 12:38 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Hi,
(Following the last question from epoet)
I have about 300+ posts in all so far. Now the question is how do I get to post one of my poems for permanent posting on the main site?

How do I become a resident poet?

Thanks in advance ,
Regards, Sudhir.

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
ESP
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12 posted 05-24-2000 12:39 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Well, I am not so very new anymore....but I do have one question. How do all the moderators chosen match their positions so perfectly? They all do such a great job....just curious who is the "match-maker" between forum and moderator?

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Nan
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13 posted 05-24-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Sudhir - On the bar at the top of your post there is a row of icons. One of them is a yellow envelope with a blue arrow on it. Click on that, and it will take you to the submission page.

Lizzie - Ron chooses carefully among the people who'd like to be moderators - making sure they believe in his philosophies and will represent Passions accordingly.  All final Passions decisions are his...
eMoTiOnS oVerLoAd
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14 posted 05-28-2000 04:36 AM       View Profile for eMoTiOnS oVerLoAd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eMoTiOnS oVerLoAd

hello everyone! im veryyyy new ...actually i just found this today.
well as some of you might have noticed i already threw in a few replys...i love writing poetry...i love putting my input in everything...giving advice...and all that other good stuff lollollol.
ok well i just thought i'd say hi! =)

*veronika*

p.s. if anyone could take the time out to tell me a little about the forums...i would really appreciate it...thank you =)
Kit McCallum
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15 posted 05-29-2000 11:04 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Hi everyone .. thanks for starting the discussion Poet Devine.  I promised I'd start exploring some of the other forums, and I've been meandering about of late.  

You've built a wonderful world here, and as I said to Nan not long ago, I watched and admired from a'far for a very long time.  I was always amazed that my meager 5 posts to Ron's main site back in March 99 continued to generate such wonderful direct e-mails from so many unknown sources reading poetry from the main site.  They would always start my day with such a smile ... now I find I'm receiving that daily, each time I post to the forums. What a wonderful "home" for feedback and inspiration.  I've written more in the last few weeks, than I have in the last several months.  Anyway, I'm rambling ... but I'm really quite impressed.

I do have a question regarding moderation though.  I've seen a few of you in swift action recently, once when a somewhat critical remark was posed and another when a very delicate subject arose.  Your support for each other's remarks cleared the air quickly, and I was wondering, is someone assigned to ensure there is constant 24 hour type-monitoring at each forum? Do you actually work "in shifts" and/or advise each other when a problem then arises?

Thanks in advance,
/Kit
Poet deVine
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16 posted 05-29-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Vernika, send me an email, I'll tell you all you want to know!

Kit, Moderators don't have 'assigned' shifts. But as we are located throughout the world, we are on at different times. We are a pretty good team, work well together and support each other. Most of us have ICQ and we are available to each other when problems arise.  

Other memebers are more than welcome to use that feature also..if someone is reading a poem they feel is not suitable, most Moderators are just a message away in ICQ (we have those blue daisies!). Once a month we try to get together for an ICQ chat..you can imagine the fun that is! We talk about issues that members raise, or that we think are important to the forum.

And though we are all volunteers, we feel pride in our position, honored that Ron chose us.

If you'd like to know more, please ask..either here, in an email or on ICQ! Thanks.  
Kit McCallum
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17 posted 05-29-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thanks Poet deVine ... sounds like wonderful teamwork!  I was forgetting that everyone's bedtime's are scattered about the globe ... that certainly uncomplicates matters.

I can understand the pride in your involvement ... you have all created a very warm and inviting site. Thank you for ensuring it remains so.

Much appreciation from a formerly "timid" newcomer who feels quite at home now,
/Kit
Alle'cram
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18 posted 05-31-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Hi; Pretty new, still learning......the story about granny's on the computer ya know...

How do I stick smiles on my post?
PPlease don't send me to a instructional book. Is it a simple thing to learn? Like, step one, two, three?   I want to add a smiley and a green TOOTH smiley, also a rolling smiley. Thanks, Marcy
Jeffrey Carter
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19 posted 05-31-2000 11:08 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Alle'cram,

if you look just below the submit reply button you will find a bar that says

quick view help/ available smilies/ available images etc...

click on available smilies and it will explain how to put all those wonderful images on your post

                    



 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep


Nan
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20 posted 06-01-2000 06:28 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

.... and once you understand THOSE smilies...
miriam
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21 posted 06-02-2000 12:51 AM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

ok...let's see if i got this right...Ron and Nan go around looking at everyone's work and from what they see they choose a moderator?  Do they just email people and ask them if they want to help...or is it something you have to apply for???  I might sound like a dweeb...but really im not...it's just that this whole moderator thing is confusing. Thanks for the question on the little smiley things, i never knew they were there.

  miriam coronado


Jeffrey Carter
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22 posted 06-02-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I just want to say that if there ever is an opening in the moderator dept. I am available
Anything but CA or Prose or Phylosophy...not really my cup of tea...LOL

but seriously I would like to put my name in the pot...so to speak  

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

MagnoliaBlue
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23 posted 06-10-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for MagnoliaBlue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MagnoliaBlue

I don't have the little
yellow envelope with the
blue arrow thingie...
Are they for sale?... LOL  


MAgnoliaBlue


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Poet deVine
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24 posted 07-02-2000 09:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Bumping this up...


How about a little assignment. If you want to be considered for the position of Moderator, please respond here with your 'homework'.

Finish this statement:

"I would like to be a Moderator at Passions because....."


There are no restrictions on length!  Thanks.

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