I'm curious: whats the attraction to be a mod on any forum? It's volunteer is it not? I can't see a reason to do it given the significant effort required, headaches, and inevitable interpersonal conflict - even if your passionate about the specific forum and want to give back to it. What am missing?
If you own, or part-own, a company you can get paid through "distributions". This is technically not getting a salary. So you can say you "work for free" but you actually do get paid.Mods are part owners?
How does that work?
Buy into ownership and get a mod-ship as a perk?
I have no real idea other than what that mod said while banning the lot of us over the 24 hr period.B.S. TGP does $6M/yr. No way mods are working for free.
They may be "working for free" but taking profit distributions as part owners.
People are mostly stupid a-holes out there in the wild world.I once volunteered to be on the BOD for a regional off-road Jeep club, to help with planning events etc. Part of that position included being a mod on the club's forum.
One of the things the forum software would do is send an alert to mods if multiple users signed in through the same IP address. Within a week of taking that BOD position, I got an alert that a member had signed in on his ex-girlfriend's IP. Which actually meant that she had kept his password and was signing in under his name to spy on his messages. She also happened to be the fiance of a different, quite prominent, member who was a known enemy of the first member (they'd gotten in a fight at an event before).
Long story short, a shitload of drama ensued, the girl got banned, her fiance quit the club, the first guy found out the ex had kept multiple passwords and was spying on many other things, and my first week of being on the BOD of this little Jeep club was a nightmare because of a stupid IP address alert.
So yeah, props to those who volunteer for this task. I'm a bit turned off from it.
In my case?I'm curious: whats the attraction to be a mod on any forum? It's volunteer is it not? I can't see a reason to do it given the significant effort required, headaches, and inevitable interpersonal conflict - even if your passionate about the specific forum and want to give back to it. What am missing?
There are halfway-reasonable discussions in certain parts of that forum.TGP has been a known quantity for at least the decade since I’ve been here and playing Fractal stuff. Just from this forum I know to never go there and I haven’t. So my questions are 1 - Why is anyone still going there and B - Why TF are we still talking about it like it matters?
I understood they sold memberships (can't understand why someone would buy one, but that's another "what am i missing" thing).
Yeah, just use uBlock Origin, voila: no ads. It’d be one thing if ad companies could 100% guarantee they’re not selling adware to malicious parties. But they can’t.One thing people can do is to NOT be a paying/supporting member of TGP.
I wondered where you went!Hey y'all Fractal dudes.
I too was banned forever from TGP after a decade of contribution.... for a stupid general poop joke.
Yes, the moderators there are very swift with the hammer, all it takes is some cuckoo to use the Report button and whine how "offended" they are by your post, and you're gone.
You totally can’t tell someone by their posting style. Absolutely not. No chance.If a "new member" comes along; they will have an air of posting familiarity about them. Even if they don't say the same things they did before; you can tell by how comfortable they make themselves from the jump. New people usually lurk for sometime before posting. Alts jump right in and pretend they are someone new that happens to immediately know the landscape.
I wondered where you went!
In the world of guitar, a lot of people cannot really play guitar. They cannot write music. They cannot mix or engineer music. The next best thing is to be a moderator on a website where you can pretend you're some bigshot, when really all you actually do is play terrible covers in a not-quite-as-good-as-a-shit-wedding band, band.I'm curious: whats the attraction to be a mod on any forum? It's volunteer is it not? I can't see a reason to do it given the significant effort required, headaches, and inevitable interpersonal conflict - even if your passionate about the specific forum and want to give back to it. What am missing?
The mods are buffoons, all of them. None are capable of critical thinking, none are willing to have a discussion. It’s BAN BAN BAN.I was one of the first casualties of NDSP's purge plan on TGP.
NDSP think they can fix years of lying by enforcing damage control with even more dirty actions like forum moles, they are in for a big and long lasting surprise.
Regarding the 'Report' button; if a single mole can manipulate the mod team to ban a dozen people in one day, there is something fundamentally broken in how the mods handle reports.
Actually, no. Not really.So you accept the abuse? That's Stockholm Syndrome, kid. "He beats me because he loves me"?