We also follow a pretty common rule-of-thumb around the Internet: Wanting to be a moderator is the surest way of never becoming one.
I was dragged into it kicking and screaming....the Admins can testify to that. :biggrin.gif:
The point is, don't try to earn anything by trying to be the best "moderator" you can be....that'll just earn everyone's ire. Rather, just be the best member you can be, and let fate work out the details.
(I would shorten LightWarriorK's name, but I don't know an appropriate one, I was thinking of Light or Warrior)
"LWK," that's how I do it. ;-)
The applications are still ongoing. It's just not something that will be rushed through.
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They just seemed to have...faded away.
Oh well, I didn't have my hopes very high anyway. I get into arguments too much to be a good mod.
Being argumentative isn't a bad thing, it just needs to be tempered with patience and, in many cases, a heart of stone. Be objective. For example: viewtopic.php?f=1020&t=225629#p3234055. Everyone who posted "old" in that thread got a Warning, and many also received Bans. I could have said a lot worse than what I did, about how can we expect the new users to behave when they see users with a few hundred posts acting like that, and could have blamed them for many of the woes we have around here....but that may not be true, so I just followed the Rules. They were spamming, and that's all there was to it.
people like me should get a chance, i am finding too many inapropriate/offensive posts to keep up with, and would enjoy if i could lock the topics myself, instaed of having to wait for a moderator to fix it for me.