Hey, we have Father's Day (gotta get that electric knife @ Target), Grandparent's Day, Groundhog Day, Flag Day-- why not have a Moderator's Day here at the Raven?
I imagine that our Mods have a pretty involved job, what with browsing the threads, making salient comments and the occaisional hand slap ala Catholic nuns with a ruler! They keep this forum clean 'n' lean, keep subjects from running amuck and keep weirdos out (well, most of us anyway). They are the Raven's BOUNCERS, PEOPLE! And like Mohan who wields his mighty, mighty axe handle and is at Marion Ravenwood's beck and call to use it, they should be respected. And thanked. And tipped. Well, at least thanked.
I'd like to declare Monday, June 28th MODERATORS DAY. On that day I'll make a Official Moderators' Day thread here which everyone can post on to thank our Mods. And as a "gift," it would be nice if people who are so moved to donate $10 (or any amount) to theRaider.net.
But now, who will be keeping up the memory of ex-Mods around here?
You know, the ones of the rough days who worked on lousy hours, agreed on everything the admin-man said, tried to keep order even on boards that were not under the assigned duties by simply sheer good will and then got nothing in return... my heart cries blood for these brave pioneers who paid a big price for their efforts.
It's because of the sudden responsibility and position of power.
tell me you wouldn't push some people around if you were a mod? For example if we start talking about something completely off topic you wouldn't come in and say "sorry guys, but if you don't shape up...I'm gonna have to write you up"
It certainly is a learning experience. One I chose with much consideration. I look at it as a way to give back to Gilles, for providing all of us Jones fans a forum with which to talk about Indy. Mistakes will be made, to be sure, but they were made before.
I just didn't want to be a passing participant, when the opportunity to serve came knocking on my door.