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  1. Canadian Bacon

    Canadian Bacon New Member

    how do you become a moderater? so you just have to be a member for a period of time? back in the two other forums i had a bunch of names, Erikas Brother, THE WATER WIZARD, The Water Wizard, Irok, Canadian Bacon; i have been to this site off and on for the past 3 or 4 years. i didnt come back on for about a half a year after i was kicked off for something stupid that i didnt even do. how do you become a moderater?????
  2. :rolleyes:
    You don't become a moderator. Why would you ever want to be one? Moderating a place this large isn't exactly an easy or fun task.

    Right now, the moderators are doing an excellent job. There's no need for more.
  3. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    Moderators are called on, not applied for.

    If/when there is the need for another moderator, it comes under discussion privately among the current board administrators/moderators. Board members who contribute to the community, have no history of bans, and who we feel would work well with the rest of us are considered, and from there we make our decision and ask the person if they would be interested in joining the team.

    Unlike other boards, the 'Gym is moderated mainly by adults who have shown their value to the community by their day-to-day posts. A mod position on the PokéGym is not a popularity contest, nor an opportunity to show off/misuse one's powers; we pride ourselves in keeping the 'Gym friendly to all ages, and a board we have no problem in recommending to any parents of Pokémon players we run into at events like the Sandstorm Prerelease.

    Hope this helps...
  4. Canadian Bacon

    Canadian Bacon New Member

    i wasnt wanting to become a moderater exactly. i just wanted to know.
  5. BJJ763

    BJJ763 Trading Mod Supervisor Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    I helped 'Pop complete his 1st ed. Fossil set...... :D
  6. dkates

    dkates New Member

    I know I wouldn't want the moderators' job. But you guys do it so well!
  7. Joshman

    Joshman New Member

    Sometimes it is a lot easier to speak your mind when not in the confines of an expected role for the community.
  8. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    joshman: so true, there have been many things I'd love to say, but cant because of that little "Administrator" word under my name :/
  9. RainbowRichards

    RainbowRichards Active Member

    and that was relevant how??? :)
  10. He owed him a favor.

    *wink wink nudge nudge* ;)
  11. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Bah, say 'em anyways. I, for one, don't really care that what's under one's name should influence what they say.

    Which might be why I'm officially an idiot. :p
  12. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    If only it was that easy.... I've been yelled at for a couple comments I've made in the past month :p If this was my board (as a few of you may remember from the PokeIsle), I'd say things things that I cant get away with on here ;)
  13. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    The ISLE!!!!!

    *sniffs, wipes a tear*

    The Kid in the Pika Suit/Legend of King Pika thread, anyone? :lol:

    *sigh* Good times, indeed...:(

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2003
  14. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Say, do you still have that kid in the Pika suit logo anywhere?

    That sparked a really fun thread!

    And Mods/Admins have some restrictions on how they express themselves because anything we say carries a lot more force to it than what a regular member might say.

    We (I, anyway) view all of you like clients and try to treat you as such.
  15. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    Sure do; I even have the thread itself saved, too (but can't read it too often, as it makes me sad...:( *sigh*

  16. Skywolf1

    Skywolf1 New Member

    Ah, the memories of the King Pika thread. I don't think I have laughed that hard since!

    The good ole days! :)

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2003
  17. Canadian Bacon

    Canadian Bacon New Member

    You know what, i think this post could be used as a big Admin/Mod meeting place. Where they can just talk about how they feel about being in thier possition.

    What is it with this King Pika and Pika Suit thing. I think that i just wasnt here during the PokeIsle thing. I came in the Pokegym era :D . Please post the old posts of these so i can laugh too! I feel so unloved (boo Hoo)
  18. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    King Pika :D Ah, the fun times.

    The PokeIsle was during the WizPoG era... middle of it actually. The PokeIsle started in early of 2001, and ended sometime early/middle of 2002... we had just celebrating our first birthday when I had to shut things down :( I kinda miss those days.

    I'll get the King Pika thread and image uploaded for show. Pika kid became the PokeIsle's logo in late of 2001, and ended up on the various shirts that I sold (which I still have :))

    I dont think you'd really understand many of the jokes that are in the King Pika thread, unless you were there and knew what was going on in the community at the time.

    When it comes to myself as an admin, I kinda wish that everyone would view me on this board as a normal user, not as someone in the community with "power". I personally don't like being restricted to what i say because of a little text under my name.
  19. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    And to all those interested, check for the King Pika thread!

    [edit : I modified the location, thanks to the permission of PokePop. It is no longer using up my personal bandwidth :)]
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2003
  20. Broken Lizard

    Broken Lizard New Member

    First the old Gym, then the Ruins, then the Isle...

    That was back when we all had fun together. Back when there was real community. Back before Mewtwo sought to destroy us all by unleashing his pet human on us...
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