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just thinking

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by simply james, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    how do you pick who is going to be a moderator on here,no im not looking for a job and what do you look for,as i was wondering how buzz got the job he must of been ok at some time ,im not having a go at any one im just trying to see what went wrong in this case,honest im interested
     
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    simply james Banned

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    come on mods there must be one on here tonight to answer my question ,its a honest request from a honest guy
     
  3. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    All your questions can be answered here....just click on the link.
    Internet forum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Moderator
    The moderators (short singular form: "mod") are users of the forum which are granted access to the posts and threads of all members for the purpose of moderating discussion (similar to arbitration) and also keeping the forum clean (neutralising spam and spambots etc). Because they have access to all posts and threads in their area of responsibility, it is common for a knowledgeable and trustworthy member to be promoted to moderator for such a task. Moderators themselves may have ranks: some may be given mod privilege over only a particular topic or section, while others (called 'global' or 'super') may be allowed access anywhere. Common privileges of moderators include: deleting, merging, moving, and splitting of posts and threads; closing, renaming, stickying of threads; banning, unbanning, warning the members; or adding, editing, removing the polls of threads.
     
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    moderation status is given only to the most sensible and intelligent members like me :wave::D
     
  5. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

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    All true, except for the sensible and intelligent references:p
     
  6. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    thanks for that andy ,i was just wondering how some one got that much trust ,then was banned i wasnt trying to cause any trouble i just like to know how things work ,you have explained it well mate thanks
     
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    ooh davey you naughty chap
     
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    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    There is something not quite right about that statement :confused: can't quite put my finger on it :D;)
     
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    hmm-maybe it was the post about what A1 likes to do when he's bored!:flame:
     
  10. a1gunner

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    who needs central heating:D
     
  11. Margaret13

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    :confused: How comes Moos not one then.... but her other half is :p
     
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    Easy one that, apart from he knows more about guns than i ever will, he is the computer buff of the two of us. I'm good on sage and word and excel, but thats about it. (i'm better at everything else though :D:D)
     
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    :D Off course you need to know lots about guns etc ...if it was only needing to be sensible and intelligent there would only be me and you :D
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: ....:rolleyes: yer right:D
     
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    I am samrt:rolleyes:....doh:D
     
  16. MOO

    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    Quite right, you have to let them think they are sensible and intelligent, (we know better :D;))
     
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    I thought you didn't drink,or have you found some of those mushrooms again :p
     
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    What a great idea! A lady moderator! Like I don't get enough rules and discipline already!:(
     
  19. simply james

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    id be up for a lady moderator,i get on well with the opposit sex and find them very intelegent.
     
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    You behave yourself or your good lady and me will both thud you ;):D
     

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