We've reached 9 000 000 players on Urban Rivals last week and our community is growing fast. The moderation team needed reinforcement.
Let's welcome our two new moderators : Yami Prem and wasteroftime
Don't hesitate to make them understand how big was their mistake to accept the "job" by spamming their mailbox
Two other moderators will join the team in few weeks, they just have to finish repainting my living-roo... errrr.... their special training first
Few things you have to remind :
- You won't become a moderator by asking. In fact it's worse than trying to divide by zero.
- There are no set criteria for the moderator position except the changing ones constantly created by my weird and sick mind.
- People are not selected because of their levels, guilds, ELO ranking or colour of their socks, it's far worse than that and I won't tell you more about it or it will wake Cthulhu up. He is always very grumpy when he wakes up and it's not really a good thing.
- Believe me or not, moderators are players who volunteer, they don't get massive super powers, they can't change water in chocolate milk nor tell you what will be next collectors. They are nice people with a big quality : they are very patient. And is some cases, it's a bigger power than changing water in chocolate milk.
And now, let's spam
Two things. First of all Euzebe has ignored my post (number 65) where I clearly stated that I wanted answers..do mods have a life or is FM a modbot designed to kill chocolate cookies??!?!?!?!?!?!?
The second thing. Do mods pick mods or do admins pick mods? or both?
Kate would be a crappy mod, like someone is. *clasps hands behind head, is facing FM*
*cough* I'm not pointing no ELBOWS or anything -Traxxxion
Trying to hit someone publicly hinting they are crappy without justification and proof is a bit low in my opinion.
I think of people who think of me this way as the ones who likely get "repeatedly" caught by me for breaking the rules over and over then gets blacklisted and can't accept the fact that they did something wrong and that I am actually doing a good job as a Mod to keep this game user friendly for everyone. I will not get into a debate or into an argument on this publicly with a repeat offender who seems to be unable to post here anymore for a long time. I know and everybody here who follows the rules know that I am not crappy when it comes to being a Mod. I strictly follow UR's terms, conditions, its rules, and guidelines..I suggest you start following them as well. If you want to talk to me about anything, my mail will be open for you once you are able to send messages again.
Firstly, we are all modbots, none of us have real lives and we survive by consuming motor oil. Personally I have nothing against chocolate cookies, but I can't speak for FM...
Secondly, we all just randomly appeared one day and are unsure about who came first. It's somewhat of a "Chicken or the Egg" scenario.
A somewhat late congrats go out to Yami and WOT for their modship, I can tell you guys are going to be great editions.
Some Mods are real people with life. Some are half fish-half human, some like me are Mod-bots, I know of an Admin rumored to live in a pineapple under the sea..and we even have a Corn as a Mod!
Who picks who? Darts..the almighty darts picks who becomes Mods. Staff / Admins are merely the ones who holds and throws the darts but it is the darts who determines who gets picked. Mods are the ones who keep the dart boards on top of their heads while on the choosing process.
@Trippie - yes FM is designed to get rid of all chocolate cookies. Which is why I store mine deep in the blue see (now why did I just reveal the location of my cookies! The horror!)
Ah the darts method - I thought that was the big secret. Now they all know what's our "fun thing".
FYI - we do have a life... The BOT life.
Wow Trippie.. You started up an avalanche...
Soon all the modbots are going to go into a vicious infinite cycle and self-destruct!!
Then anarchy can rain down upon the world of UR!!
And once that happens.... Oh man.... Once that happen you can expect some great new leaders to appear!!
Such as Sunnyjimbob or Svon!!
OK those two are kind of like the globumm and Ogoun Kyu of the game... Not really used for anything.. But make great novelty gifts!!
I am one of the latest models of human-modbot hybrid. i am URmodbot2011.
I come with the capability of automatic forum moderation using the most sophisticated filter system
I am also programmed to answer questions using an extensive database of pre-packaged answers.
like other modbots, i too live off cookies, preferably oatmeal
this post is also a pre-determined response from the database if you are wondering.
I think the Moderators are doing a hard job well. Trying to keep UR a safe, fun environment is not always easy with the way a handfull of players act. We have all seen examples. Compared to other online environments, UR is an Amazing game and Social network combined. I have seen a lot of computer environments, some before the internet was invented when we were still using paper tape readers, which is before most of you were born.
At least that is my opinion
Thanks for the great job Mods-
Packrat-TCA (Grandpa UR)