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Accepting moderator applications

Discussion in 'Site News, Updates, etc' started by Briansol, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    Hello HondaSwappers,

    We are ramping up a bit and are considering adding a few staff members to the team. We've lost a few staff members over the course of the year due to 'growing up' and having other priorities in life. No one has been 'fired' and there are no hard feelings involved on either side. It has just become time for them to move on from HondaSwap to take care of other things in their live's right now.

    Tab and Mike Bergey are no longer on the staff. I'm sure you haven't seen them around lately. I haven't either :) We may have a couple others faze out as well, but nothing is official except these two members.

    Thus, we are looking to replace/add at least 2-3 positions at this time.


    If you are interested in joining on, please know the following:

    • moderator positions are un-paid. There are a few perks, but a paycheck is not one of them
    • You will be expected to be on your best behavior in ALL threads at ALL times. You will represent US as a site, not just your self or your own opinions.
    • You are expected to be on the site at least once a day most days and peruse all forums, not just the sections you are interested in.
    Daily duties involve killing spam, moving mis-categorized items, acting as a leader in topics, and keeping the membership as a whole in order and non confrontational.

    Additional tasks may be assigned or asked for volunteers at random depending on what comes up.


    Requirements:

    We are looking for solid, respectable community members who have contributed a lot to the site over the years and plan to continue to do so in the foreseeable future. If you have 20 posts, please don't waste our time. If you have infractions/negative rep/negative itrader feedback, please don't waste our time.


    To apply, please send me a PM short essay containing at LEAST the following:

    • about you/your background in cars/swaps/etc
    • Why you want to be a moderator
    • what you like about HS
    • what you dislike about HS and how you think you can better it
    • age, timezone/location, average hours on the site or can be on the site (ie, on and off from 9am-5pm, and 9pm-11pm)
    and with "Moderator Application" as the subject line.

    Yes, you WILL be judged on your writing style. No, this isn't English class, but it will act as a sample of your ability to perform a required task. Since all aspects of this site involved writing and reading, writing correctly is a big part of being a successful staff member.

    I'm expecting a LOT of pm's many have asked over the years for this opportunity and i'm sure i will have many applications to go over. Thus, I most likely will not be able to reply to all applications, so don't be offended if you do not hear back from me. I appreciate everyone who applies.

    I will likely narrow the field down to 5 or so applicants and then bring the current moderators in for the final nominations.

    I will be accepting applications for the next week. Tues, 10/29/2009 at midnight i will not accept any more and discard any sent in after that without even reading them.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you chose to apply.

    -B and all the HS staff
     
  2. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

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    I nominate Brutal and Ahhhvtec.

    i know this isn't a democracy, but i'm still advocating the selection.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    damn.
     
  4. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    There should be a PM in your inbox, in case you miss the alert.
     
  5. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    same here pm sent
     
  6. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I would apply but i'm not on here often enough :( good luck and congrats to who ever gets a mod spot.
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    I'm in a good time zone to give coverage, but I'd make a better instigator than moderator.
     
  8. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    id apply but i probably wont get it because im gay
    B if i have a chance let me know
     
  9. riceracerex

    riceracerex D-Series Ninja

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    a Vote for INJEN78 is a vote for...

    [​IMG]

    I nominate INJEN, converting noobs since October, 2007.
     
  10. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    everyone has an equal chance. keep them coming. i've received far less than i expected i would.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    well i submitted my application..hopefully it goes well..id love to help out on the site..even if i can only move threads to the appropriate place
     
  12. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Can we nominate people?

    I would apply, but, I'm not on here as much as I used to be(though I still frequent Member's Lounge a lot)....and I hate writing essays. :p
     
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    riceracerex D-Series Ninja

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    Dare I Say, Start a Poll? We have rights too ya know, but if INJEN does not qualify I demand a recount. lol
     
  14. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    well B i think you should start a poll for those who dont want to be mod but would like to nominate..
     
  15. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    errrr... wrong answer .. try again.. :ph34r:
     
  16. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    i dont see why a poll would be bad..
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    cause it's not a democracy its a monarchy
     
  18. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    you dont?.... look what happened w/ Obama.. :ph34r: :hide:
     
  19. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    im not saying a poll to decide who could be mod..im saying to nominate members...so really it wouldnt even be a poll,,it would be a???
     
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    +1
     
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