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Old 06-02-2007, 07:26 AM   #1
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We're pleased to announce a new addition to our moderating staff today. Now, in trying to decide the next candidate for the mod squad, we reviewed the usual criteria list: a mature attitude, an evident sense of responsibility, a desire to help others and keep things running smoothly, plus a general playfulness and friendliness to tie it all together. In a bizarre twist of fate, however, the list suddenly included a hand-scribbled addition at the end, saying simply: "wears loud shirts". Hmmm. I'm positive that was never there before, but I must say, it made the selection a WHOLE lot easier.

And so we welcome stepurhan into the fold, having pitched him the idea by emphasizing the tremendous respect and admiration the job brings. He will, of course, soon learn that when we said "respect and admiration", what we really meant was "hassles and headaches". But now's not the time to quibble over semantics.

I should also mention that there is no truth to the rumour that stepurhan will be required to moderate entirely in sonnet, though we wouldn't actually bet against him doing it.

Unfortunately, as one emerges, another departs, so we bid adieu to Kurufinwe today, too. Kurufinwe stepped in at a time we really needed him, and we're grateful for all his efforts. But now he claims the job has crushed his spirit and driven him to a life of booze, drugs, and debauchery... no, wait, that's me! Um, yeah, apparently it's just time for him to focus his attention and energy onto other personal endeavours, so we wish him all the best, and remind him that he'll always be welcome at AG.

So, please join me in welcoming stepurhan aboard, and bidding a fond farewell-but-not-goodbye to Kurufinwe!

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Old 06-02-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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congratulations, stepsie!


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in your new role.
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Congratulations Stephurn.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:17 AM   #4
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #5
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We're pleased to announce a new addition to our moderating staff today. Now, in trying to decide the next candidate for the mod squad, we reviewed the usual criteria list: a mature attitude, an evident sense of responsibility, a desire to help others and keep things running smoothly, plus a general playfulness and friendliness to tie it all together. In a bizarre twist of fate, however, the list suddenly included a hand-scribbled addition at the end, saying simply: "wears loud shirts". Hmmm. I'm positive that was never there before, but I must say, it it made the selection a WHOLE lot easier.
As my first actual use of the moderating tools I've taken the duplicate it (emboldened in this pre-edit quote) out of your first paragraph. No need to thank me. Just doing my job.
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And so we welcome stepurhan into the fold, having pitched him the idea by emphasizing the tremendous respect and admiration the job brings. He will, of course, soon learn that when we said "respect and admiration", what we really meant was "hassles and headaches". But now's not the time to quibble over semantics.
Why quibble over antivirus software?

Oops, sorry. Misread that.

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I should also mention that there is no truth to the rumour that stepurhan will be required to moderate entirely in sonnet, though we wouldn't actually bet against him doing it.
I would. I know I make it look effortless but that stuff isn't easy you know.

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Unfortunately, as one emerges, another departs, so we bid adieu to Kurufinwe today, too. Kurufinwe stepped in at a time we really needed him, and we're grateful for all his efforts. But now he claims the job has crushed his spirit and driven him to a life of booze, drugs, and debauchery... no, wait, that's me! Um, yeah, apparently it's just time for him to focus his attention and energy onto other personal endeavours, so we wish him all the best, and remind him that he'll always be welcome at AG.
Fortunately I am confident that modding will not drive me to such a life (that's pretty much what I do already. )

Sorry to see you step down Kurufinwe (Possibly more sorry than I realise when I really get down to modding properly) Hope to keep seeing you around the forums.

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Aw, shucks. (Hey you missed the "l" out of "welcoming". Modding assignment number two coming up, )
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If you're going to use your moderating skills to fix people's typos, you'll be here all day.

I'll help you out by spell-checking my own post. Welcome!
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Welcome to the illustrious glamorous interesting job of moderator!

Remember to quote and not edit. That little button should be colored differently (yes I've edited accidentally ).

Here's your and Welcome!!
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If you're going to use your moderating skills to fix people's typos, you'll be here all day.
I know. Those two just seemed too good an opportunity to miss though.
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Remember to quote and not edit. That little button should be colored differently (yes I've edited accidentally ).
It happens to all moderators eventually, I assure you.

My condol- erm, I mean: Congratulations, stepurhan!
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Oh no, not again!

Ah well. Congradulations, Steppy.



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I know. Those two just seemed too good an opportunity to miss though.
He'll have to fix his own typos first, though!

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:17 PM   #11
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Hey you missed the "l" out of "welcoming". Modding assignment number two coming up,
Dude, typos totally don't count on a Saturday morning. I'm pretty pleased if there were only two considering I typed it with my eyes still closed.

Apparently someone forgot to mention that your first mod duty is to get everyone else coffee. Now you see what happens when you don't.
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Dude, typos totally don't count on a Saturday morning. I'm pretty pleased if there were only two considering I typed it with my eyes still closed.

Apparently someone forgot to mention that your first mod duty is to get everyone else coffee. Now you see what happens when you don't.
Yes sir! Right on it sir! Cream, sugar and little biscuits sir?
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Congrats stepurhan, and sorry to see you go Kurufinwe.
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And Thanks Kurufinwe for a great job. I remember you were the first person I contacted when I first came to these forums. I didn't know anything about places like this and needed help with quoting.
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Congrats, step!! This moves ME up further in the moderator nomination standings!! Now, I'm ahead of the half-eaten ham sandwich and right behind the moth-eaten scarf!! WOOT!!

And sorry to see you step down, Kuru!! I'd MUCH rather see the sandwich go, so I can eliminate my competition.

*slips back into his sweet sweet hallucinogenic world*
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Congrats on the new job, Stepsie. As third order of business, I suggest you lock "Thread Must Die."
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Accidentally deleting it would be more fun. That way, no one would ever know who killed it.
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Fortunately Stepurhan hasn't got the devious mind that you have, Squinky!

Congrats, Step! Have fun!

Kurufinwe, Au revoir! Bon Chance, et adieu!

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Fortunately Stepurhan hasn't got the devious mind that you have, Squinky!
Which is why Jack has had the good sense not to make me a mod.
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