Never been the sitting and watching kind. Neither are you. :)
I can understand the reasoning behind thinking a moderator should pretty much be a robot but I disagree with it. As long as they are objective in carrying out their duties I'm totally fine with them saying what's on their mind like the rest of us.
I could never even begin to have the time to be a moderator. I come here a couple of times a day hoping to have a good conversation with somebody. Life doesn't allow enough time. You guys would fire me in 2 days.
I'd be on the unemployment line with you. :)
I get it. I'll probably be happy to in a couple of years, I'm 52; no worrisome issues yet. I know that it's coming soon though. Time is just the blink of an eye; life goes by in an instant.
You'd spend that instant?
In some extreme instance maybe, but, other than that no.
So why not still?
Better for you.
Liar. :). You are still better off.
I'd have no problem with it. You just have to keep the 2 parts of you as separate entities. User and Moderator, and don't ever let one make use of the other. Someone pisses you off as a user, don't turn around and stalk them, alter their posts and comments, or just pull their posts altogether; just because you can. Then you aren't a moderator, you're an abusive shit.
Been there and done it. Never would again. :)
I've noticed that when a moderator (not only here) speaks their mind, people then accuse them of favouritism (since they're agreeing with someone else by given a similar opinion). Not every moderator does that. But I know I would get tired of that reasoning if I was a moderator.
I don't have a problem with a moderator speaking their mind. If they don't let it cloud their judgement of their duties, go ahead. They're people like everyone else.
I'd have no problem speaking my mind, but it's a thankless job and more often than not, you can't please anyone.
Hahahahahaaaa, yes, I am a moderator.
I actually made my own messageboard, so I could moderate it.
I got kicked off all of the other ones.
So far I have moderated nothing :)
God of your own barren domain? Cool. :)
Hahaha we get a few wasterils come along for the ride :)
Yeah, they are all a pretty good bunch. If you can imagine a bunch of Kiwi distillers talking shit :)
Hell I can barely handle one. :)