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Would you like to be an A_B Moderator?

Due to ongoing time constraints, puppetmaker40 has stepped down as moderator. Thank you, puppetmaker40, for your time and input while you were a mod!

Thus, we are once again asking for a volunteer to take on the sometimes challenging and frequently time-consuming role of an A_B mod.

If you would like to volunteer, please reply to this post using the form below.

Time in A_B (how long have you been here?):
Hours Available, please specify your time zone or put in GMT (about what times will you be available to help?):
Moderation Experience, if any (please share with us where and what you have moderated before):
Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?:

If you see someone fill out the form and you agree they'd make a great mod, please reply to their comment and let us know why!

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anninator
Sep. 16th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Time in A_B (how long have you been here?): I have been around A-B since early 2009, mostly watching and reading beware and advice posts
Hours Available (about what times will you be available to help?): I am available 6-8:30am then 6pm-12am M,T,F
11am-12:30 pm, then 10pm-2am T-Thurs
Saturdays I am usually available all day though some Saturdays I work 10-3pm
Sundays all day.
Moderation Experience, if any (please share with us where and what you have moderated before): No Moderation Experience
Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?:
I would like to volunteer for A_B because I believe it's a wonderful community not only for buyers but sellers as well. It offers advice and a means to keep others informed of poor (or sometimes awesome) business conduct
kerstin_orion
Sep. 16th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for breaking the ice by going first!
What time zone are you in? (forgot to put that in my post, originally)
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drone_dragon
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
Time in A_B (how long have you been here?): I've been here since early 2011. Only had to post here once.

Hours Available, please specify your time zone or put in GMT (about what times will you be available to help?):
My time zone is CST: Central Standard Time.
Sundays: All day.
Mondays and Tuesdays: 2PM-12AM
Wednesdays: 2PM-6PM
Thursdays and Fridays: 2PM-12AM
Saturdays: 11AM-12AM

Moderation Experience, if any (please share with us where and what you have moderated before): I've been the active moderator and maintainer of the metal_furs community for 4 years.

Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?: I would like to volunteer for A_B community because I find it to be a very informative, useful, well-known location for a wide diversity of people. With my background being in psychology I would be able to provide a very sound, un-biased, neutral presence as a moderator in the A_B community. I'm very big into rules and regulations- as I believe it is the rules that create a fun and plentiful (entry-wise) foundation for the entire community as a whole. As a moderator I would be sure to maintain healthy boundaries and retaining a friendly and safe online environment the with fellow members and other moderators. Thank you for your consideration.
mazz
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Time in A_B (how long have you been here?): Since the community first started. I love how it grew into what it is today.

Hours Available, please specify your time zone or put in GMT (about what times will you be available to help?): M-W usually. I work 2 or 3 days a week and they usually fall between Thursday and Saturday. This week I'm off Friday. It's weird. I am gone in the afternoons for D&D at a friend's house but am usually available Sundays.
I check the internet daily. Mountain Time.

Moderation Experience, if any (please share with us where and what you have moderated before): artistrecommend realmailxchange vorexchange
I was also a head administrator on on Furtopia.org a few years ago but stepped down when I got sick and was doing full time college.

Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?: Like artistrecommend I find this community to be one of the best places to check on an artist before I spend a great deal of money on something. I've also found it very helpful in showing a few artists where they need to stop and change how they handle business. I've seen this community help many artists change for the better when they get to a point where things may be getting over their heads.
I'd love to be a part of the community and I have the ability to be impartial regardless of personal feelings when it comes to enforcing rules and proper behavior.

lurkerwisp
Sep. 16th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Mazz does a great job on RMX. She'd be pretty fantastic here I think. :)
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snowhawk
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Time in A_B (how long have you been here?): Off and on, with various journal accounts for about 6 years? Its been quite a while.

Hours Available, please specify your time zone or put in GMT (about what times will you be available to help?): Saturday- Tuesday, any time. Wed-Friday, varies by work schedual. Eastern time zone.

Moderation Experience, if any (please share with us where and what you have moderated before): Former fchan moderator, under the name Samiya. Various small communities/forums over the years.

Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?: I want to help this community continue to improve, and move away from the old reputation it once had.
sigilgoat
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
Time in A_B (how long have you been here?): I believe 2 years

Hours Available, please specify your time zone or put in GMT (about what times will you be available to help?): EST and pretty much every day save for Tues-Thurs when I have school. I also sleep between 1 AM and 10 AM ish. I'm at my computer all the time and my email is tied into my phone, so I get LJ notifications there as well.

Moderation Experience, if any (please share with us where and what you have moderated before): I've done some LIGHT forum moderation and MUCK/RPG moderation. I've taught panels at conventions and put together a large scale folio project so I do have a lot of people-experience. I was also a manager at a call center for a while, but that's IRL moderation ;D

Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?: This community has been of great value to me and many other artists and I would be happy to help keep it running! I am very very happy that it's around.
mazz
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
I think Sigil would be a good asset to this community.
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puppetmaker40
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
I would like to encourage anyone sitting on the fence to give it a go.

I found my fellow mods very supportive and on the ball.

It is a group effort so you will have lots of help.

I stepped down due to work that has consumed and will be consuming my life so I couldn't give this community the attention it deserves.

I am proud of my time as a moderator here and again encourage anyone who wants to to help.
mazz
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
It is sad to see you step down but I've been there. I like the staff in this community.
spiffystuff
Sep. 16th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Time in A_B: years... email comment trail says since mid 2007
Hours Available: central time, usually available in the evenings (6-9pm'ish). My availability does tend to vary wildly, though.
Moderation Experience: I made and maintain the girlgenius_lab
Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?: Just thought I'd offer to help out!
marus_puppy
Sep. 16th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Girl Genius yay!

That is all. :) Except that I think you'd do a pretty good job as a mod too!
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shukivengeance
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
Time in A_B (how long have you been here?): March 2010 at the very least, that's the date of the earliest post I made to the community so lets go with that.

Hours Available: I'm currently unemployed so I'm free and available almost constantly. My timezone is GMT -8.

Moderation Experience: Currently I'm a maintainer of the furrytrainwreck community. I know that helping to run a snark community may not put me in the best light here but I entirely understand that the rules here are stricter and that the different natures of said places are reflected in how they are run. That is something I would entirely respect. Through modding FTW I have learned the basics of how to use LJ in a mod capacity, screening posts etc.
I have also modded and been an administrator at several internet forums over the years. Dealing with people from a position of 'authority' is nothing new and I have always done my best to be fair and exhibit as little bias as possible.

Why do you want to volunteer for A_B?: A_B has been a WONDERFUL resource and helped me resolve at least three situations in the past, all with favourable results. If I was chosen as a mod I would love the opportunity to give something back. I'm an active poster already and try to contribute helpfully when I have something to offer.
The current mods, Kayla-La in particular are all wonderful and reasonable individuals who I would fully emulate in both enforcing the rules fairly and being willing to listen to suggestions.
crssafox
Sep. 17th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
I wanted to toss in my two cents and say I think that Shuki would be a good mod for this community.

While snark communities might have loose rules and different intentions than A_B, you sometimes have to deal with people that come in expecting to be rude or sarcastic and as a mod there, you have to know where the blurred line is and when it is appropriate to take action. For what it's worth, FTW has seemed more organized and more community-oriented than other drama/snark communities I've browsed in the past, using more of a "play nice or go home" mentality. Compared to that, modding on A_B may be a bit easier in that the rules here are pretty cut and dry, and in a way possibly easier to "not take crap from anyone" because of that.
spartanwerewolf
Sep. 17th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
Time in A_B: Since 08 or 09, at least.

Hours Available (Mountain Time): That's really variable. I work nights, but I'm often up during the mornings or late afternoons as well. So pretty much whenever. Let's say 11pm-11 am, for an average.

Moderation Experience: I mod lol_typo, ficreviewrants and repeat_that_plz, and have since the creation of those comms.

Why do you want to volunteer for A_B: Because I love this place, I think it's a great resource for artists and buyers, and I want to throw my shades in the ring to help keep it up and running smoothly.
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