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    How do you feel about being a mod.

    It occurs that this is the internet and it is one of the last uncensored places. Where people can go where they want and do and say what they want.

    It occurs that a lot of the people who come here may have many figures of authority in their lives. Those may may be bosses, parents or teachers. For them to come here should be a liberating experience, where they can express themselves.

    It occurs that your job is to enforce the rules, where necessary using special powers given to you, to make sure those rules are followed. In effect you are Policing the forum.

    How do you feel about being an authority figure. Who can take away people's right to post what they want. In exceptional cases you can remove them from the board and deny them access to their friends altogether.

    I just wondered.

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    Believe me, it's not as fun as it's made out to be.

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    I never thought of you to be the person to start a flamewar.
    Guess I stand corrected.

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    I think he was actually being serious, I don't think this is flame-bait.

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    Wait and see.
    If it isn't, I'll stand corrected once more.

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    I don't see it as flame bait either.

    JP, sometimes it's fun, you know, the easy stuff like moving around threads and such.

    Other times it can be very taxing, and we do get a bad rap at times for doing our jobs, but we took on the responsibility, and do it the best we can.

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    It doesn't read like flame-bait.

    Being a mod really and truly is probably one of the biggest pains that someone can do on the Internet. Now, I'm not a mod here, but I have been elsewhere. And people are constantly PMing you to whine and bitch. Or do something for them. And then there's the overt favourtism of the admin, and abuses of power by the admin's favourites (because they can Do No Harm). I'm not sure if that's how it is here, but that's been my experience.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Are you accusing me of trolling.

    Please point out which part of my thesis is designed purely to draw flame.

    As my friend pointed out it is a serious question. Have you never thought that ?

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    I might need to pay this topic a visit again in a week or two, I'm too new to answer it honestly. However, any assumptions that I would enjoy doing anything to hurt someone else are totally wrong. I do however enjoy being part of the forum B)

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    How do you feel about being an authority figure. Who can take away people's right to post what they want. In exceptional cases you can remove them from the board and deny them access to their friends altogether.
    I think it is this paragraph that could be taken the wrong way, but I would imagine that Ron realises it's not flamebait now.

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