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What type of mod would you be?

Senior Issues Editor
17
10%
Forum Mod
56
34%
Game Mod
34
21%
Forum Admin
12
7%
Technical Admin
7
4%
Site Admin
14
8%
Roleplay Mentor(I know they're not mods but they should be on this list)
25
15%
 
Total votes : 165

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Big Jim P
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Founded: Antiquity
Father Knows Best State

Postby Big Jim P » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:06 am

Tergnitz wrote:
Big Jim P wrote:
But then the regular mod crew would spend the next five years trying to fix everything the temp mods did. Just because someone has been here a very long time doesn't mean they are good mod candidates. Some of us are right bloody-minded cusses.

Eh, restrict their powers to only giving out warnings. All warnings can be overturned and the record of said action removed.

The length of time on NS doesn't confer immediate maturity or wisdom, but it is generally a good barometer of said traits. Players with older nations are more likely to be older themselves and are thus less likely to go on a random troll/ flaming spree. Yet I digress, it was simply an interesting idea, not a practical plan of action, heh.


Interesting, yes, and I would like to think that the worst that would happen would be whatever joker got tagged as mod of the month would go on a random warning spree just for shits and giggles. *Not me. I would NEVER do such a thing. 8)*

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Lamoni
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 6217
Founded: Antiquity
Democratic Socialists

Postby Lamoni » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:07 am

Forum Mod or Admin. Not that the mods would ever look at me for such a position... no.....

*Points at II Mentor tag* ;)
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Ardchoille
Retired Moderator
 
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Founded: Apr 18, 2004
Democratic Socialists

Postby Ardchoille » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:52 am

Jerusalem and Damascus wrote:... but I'd prefer to avoid the possibility of drama in any way I can. So sticking to games would be nice.

:rofl: Oh, there's no drama gameside. None whatsoever. Never-ever-ever. No way. No. It's always vewwy vewwy quiet. They put the older mods on it because it's so undemanding, just like the old folks' home.

EDIT: Sorry, J&D, I didn't notice your join date. To explain my reaction: gameside is where defenders and raiders hang out, where people go to hide their WA multis, where regions have massive snits with other regions, where folk recruit and spam and flood each other's regional events and scribble on their World Factbook Entries and troll on somebody else's Regional Message Board and make mocking flags and send abusive telegrams and try to sneak in swastikas and porn and, and ... yeah.
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Jerusalem and Damascus
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Founded: Oct 29, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Jerusalem and Damascus » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:54 am

Ardchoille wrote:
Jerusalem and Damascus wrote:... but I'd prefer to avoid the possibility of drama in any way I can. So sticking to games would be nice.

:rofl: Oh, there's no drama gameside. None whatsoever. Never-ever-ever. No way. No. It's always vewwy vewwy quiet. They put the older mods on it because it's so undemanding, just like the old folks' home.


I've seen what goes on with you Game Mods, trust me. I lurk. I know your depravities. But it still beats being a forum mod to me.
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Rainara
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Founded: Apr 01, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Rainara » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:01 am

I would abuse my power and scream "LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL" :P

Well, to be honest, I would quit, cuz I'm too lazy to do it.
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Jerusalem and Damascus
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Founded: Oct 29, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Jerusalem and Damascus » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:06 am

Jerusalem and Damascus wrote:
Ardchoille wrote: :rofl: Oh, there's no drama gameside. None whatsoever. Never-ever-ever. No way. No. It's always vewwy vewwy quiet. They put the older mods on it because it's so undemanding, just like the old folks' home.


I've seen what goes on with you Game Mods, trust me. I lurk. I know your depravities. But it still beats being a forum mod to me.


Now that I think about it, if given the choice, I'd not be a mod at all. The first few times were headaches enough (literally -- they made my migraines worse)
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Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00

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AiliailiA
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Founded: Jul 20, 2011
Ex-Nation

If I was a mod ...

Postby AiliailiA » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:44 am

I would resign.

If there is one thing more stupid, frustrating, and wasteful of time and spirit than paid work ... that would be unpaid work. I don't like work. I would resign.
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Astrolinium
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Founded: Mar 05, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Astrolinium » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:31 am

You know, on second thought, probably it doesn't matter what kind. My first act would be refusing the post. I've been in that sort of position many times on other sites, and I always fail miserably. I'm not a person who does well with being counted on in an online setting, where I can be lazy and procrastinate and have the option of just disappearing and not having to face anyone I've let down.
So, yeah, I should never, ever be made a mod under any circumstances. I've been there elsewhere and know I'm not a good candidate for the job despite how I may or may not seem to others and regardless of the fact that I do seem to be doing okay with staying on as Chief Justice of The South, although that is a fairly low-maintenance position.
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IL Ruffino
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 449
Founded: Oct 29, 2005
Ex-Nation

Postby IL Ruffino » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:05 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:If anything, being a moderator limits what you can do here more than enhances it, and anyone who's held the position with any degree of seriousness knows that.

Yeah, it must suck not being able to talk shit on your blog anymore. :(

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Shadowlandistan
Diplomat
 
Posts: 703
Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Shadowlandistan » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:09 am

Senior Issues Editor :clap:
Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.54

You are an anarcho-collectivistic.

Cosmopolitan 43%- Nationalistic
Secular 104% -Fundamentalist
Visionary 72%- Reactionary
Anarchistic 76%- Authoritarian
Communistic 34%- Capitalistic
Pacifist 47%- Militaristic
Ecological 16%- Anthropocentric

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Dread Lady Nathicana
Retired Moderator
 
Posts: 26053
Founded: Antiquity
Ex-Nation

Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:54 am

IL Ruffino wrote:
Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:If anything, being a moderator limits what you can do here more than enhances it, and anyone who's held the position with any degree of seriousness knows that.

Yeah, it must suck not being able to talk shit on your blog anymore. :(

Beats the hell out of whining about not being able to talk enough shit here. ;) Old news is old. If you'd take a moment to remove that burr you've got there, you might be able to relax and actually enjoy yourself more, Ruffie.

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Nazi Flower Power
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 21112
Founded: Jun 24, 2010
Ex-Nation

Postby Nazi Flower Power » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:09 pm

Tergnitz wrote:An interesting social experiment would be to give every nation who has been on NS for say, five years, and is willing, mod-ship for a month. Your feet in their shoes so to speak.


In addition to the age of the nation, you would also want to require a minimum post count for forum mods to make sure you don't get someone who's been answering issues for years, but is new to the forums. Zephie created a nation in 2005 or so, then came on NSG in late 2010, trolled all over it, and insisted he never heard of OSRS.

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Socialist States Owen
Minister
 
Posts: 2721
Founded: Nov 23, 2010
Ex-Nation

Postby Socialist States Owen » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:39 pm

This is a dramatisation of my original post here. So its like BBC's Supervolcano. With cheese.

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There was once a time when NS was a wasteland, scorched by the fires of douchebaggery and wank. They say that the Great Mountain of Stickies was made of the degraded corpses of fallen Generalites, killed in the Battle of Abortion Debate, circa 1904. The moderation army, unable to contain the enemies advancing on all fronts, needed hope. They needed recruits. So they pooled from the general populace, selecting and training individuals to fight for the cause. In the future, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, Tom Cruise Socialist States Owen was one of these 'Newfag' moderators. They thought they had hired a saviour.

He was a tyrant.

The Great Max Elder once said that some men just wanted to watch the world burn. SSO was one such man. When he was appointed mod, the short equilibrium of peace was broken. Wannabemod, one of the latest moderation additions, found himself impaled on a pike, a pike made of the magic of the Kiss Mods Arses Demon, with a tip made of solid Serious Business steel. In a swift move, SS0 - newly titled Archduke of Shawaddywaddy - collated a diverse force of warriors, lying in wait in the deep caverns of the Sanc Valley and Legion Hills. When the great Lord Master of the Legion Hills Huerdae was not appointed mod, they were turned from the good side. Initially they searched for a leader, but no man stepped forward, and they settled with 'that random dick' SSO. Ok, some did. I had four! AT LEAST FOUR!

By now it was too late for the old order. They underestimated this new threat greatly. Kat attempted to intercept the Shawaddians at the Dark Gates of Moderation, but she was swept aside. The Shawaddians passed the gates front, changing course for The Great Rifts of NS Sport. The Royal Lord Protector of this sanctum of sporting revelry Archregimacy sent out his armies valiantly, but no shots were fired – they simply could not risk the haven of the Rifts. A peace deal was agreed in exchange for the newbery of NS Sport. With great irony, they were executed by the Great Guillotine of 1-2-3 Easy Scorinator. The Old Boys Club looked on, having appeased the bloodthirsty Shawaddians. This would be the only time that the Archduke SSO would show peaceful tendencies.

The movement through The Mountain of Glo’Bal Eco’Nom’Ikes was swift and versatile, cutting away the poor storefronts. This opened the way to the Heartlands of Moderation, as the Dark Gate of Moderation was too heavily guarded…now the moderation stared down the barrel of this newly dominant mod. They engaged, charging like lions towards the Shawaddians. But it came to no avail; cut down like rats, the moderation fled, hoping to gain counsel and strategy from the Great Elder Max himself.

Nonetheless, it was too late for these mere mortals. The missiles rained on the Barren Devil Plains of Forum Seven, destroying the insult to human existence that it was. Next the great Archduke turned his attention to the Rolling Fields of General, where the Generalite herds flocked to nurture their young and feed their elderly. Strategic outposts such as the collated topic stickies and Fort Rules Thread were destroyed. They now invaded, combing through the Generalites in a bloodlust fuelled massacre. As the Generalites screamed the Shawaddians gained pleasure, SSO screaming with delight as he cut through the Mac-using anime hipsters and their Anarchy and Civil Rights Lovefest hides.

He knew no mercy, nor compassion. Finally in his sights was the most populated area, the MTArchy of International Incidentia, a colourful tropic region home to several large cities. The godmodders spurned forward against the compact, professional cluster of Shawaddians. They attempted to autohit but to no avail – the Shawaddians simply cut them down with automatic ignore cannon fire. The Archduke SSO himself had used his mighty Delete Sword to change the course of battle, having wiped away the raiders, F7’ers and most Generalites with its fearsome blade, and this battle was no different. As the godmodders, noobs and metagamers felt the rein of his blade, it was feared no-one could stop him. Offered a deal on year long RP’s which amounted to six posts of people with vaguely fantasy themed names having dull conversations, the best roleplayers, the Elites of the Guild of Roleplaydom, backed down. While Hataria and his likes burned, The Great Lord Jenrak and the Mentor Guards watched on with cold pleasure.

But the Great Elder Max had regrouped his forces at the Dark Gates of Moderation, hoping to finish off the exhausted Shawaddians. SSO led his troops in one last desperate charge, incurring losses on those who still opposed their vigilante cleansing of the douchebaggish infection in the realm of Nationstates. Finally they were slain, and the Archduke disappeared into the mist. No-one knows what happened to him after his mod status was removed. As some reacted positively to the wholesale deletions of groups, and others cried over the horror that had been the Great War, the Great Elder Max shook his head from the top of Barry Mountain.

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

…and that is what would happen if I became a mod.
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Ardchoille
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Ardchoille » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:51 pm

Shaking their heads, the WA Ambasssadors united in a unanimous Condemnation of SSO and a record-breaking 11,293 to 1 vote in favour of banning member states from ever allowing such militaristic byplay to interrupt their deliberations.
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Astrolinium
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Founded: Mar 05, 2011
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Postby Astrolinium » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Ardchoille wrote:Shaking their heads, the WA Ambasssadors united in a unanimous Condemnation of SSO and a record-breaking 11,293 to 1 vote in favour of banning member states from ever allowing such militaristic byplay to interrupt their deliberations.


Indeed. Image
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Socialist States Owen
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Founded: Nov 23, 2010
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Postby Socialist States Owen » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:22 pm

Ardchoille wrote:Shaking their heads, the WA Ambasssadors united in a unanimous Condemnation of SSO and a record-breaking 11,293 to 1 vote in favour of banning member states from ever allowing such militaristic byplay to interrupt their deliberations.


I would DEAT a third of NS by the time the sun set.

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Abruzi
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Founded: Jul 20, 2009
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Postby Abruzi » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:38 pm

NS would suddenly get very very gray because as Uncle Jo once said, "Life is becoming better, life is becoming grayer!" That means lots of bans for trivial yet obviously counterrevolutionary breaches of Party Discipline.
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Milograd
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Founded: Feb 10, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Milograd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:41 pm

Socialist States Owen wrote:
Ardchoille wrote:Shaking their heads, the WA Ambasssadors united in a unanimous Condemnation of SSO and a record-breaking 11,293 to 1 vote in favour of banning member states from ever allowing such militaristic byplay to interrupt their deliberations.


I would DEAT a third of NS by the time the sun set.

WE WORK QUICKLY IN THE HIVE.

And by hive you mean #Sanc, correct? o/
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Socialist States Owen
Minister
 
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Founded: Nov 23, 2010
Ex-Nation

Postby Socialist States Owen » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:47 pm

Milograd wrote:
Socialist States Owen wrote:
I would DEAT a third of NS by the time the sun set.

WE WORK QUICKLY IN THE HIVE.

And by hive you mean #Sanc, correct? o/


Of course. o/
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