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How Do Moderators Not Get Sick of This Place?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. BreaknBrix

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    I've been going through goals in my head for 2016. Just casually rethinking priorities and looking how I spent my time in 2015. And I haven't looked at my webtimer in months. But today I did. And noticed I spent a disgusting amount of time on BHW this past year.

    Too embarrassed to even say.

    Then I realized there are people who probably spend 10, 50, 100xs more time on this forum.

    Either for business reasons, social reasons... or a mixture of both. And it got me thinking about mods. At which point I had a weird thought which I hope doesn't sound offensive.

    But if mods had webtimers, and I could see just 1 of their timers, I would probably throw up. I'm just that selfish & intolerant. If I had to do what they do for just a month I'd be cursing out people, shadowban'n members who ask what PBN means or how to do SEO. I'd intimidate, threaten their whoever. I'd be the worst moderator this forums ever seen.

    On a forum like this... spending hour after hour doing what mods do... when 99% of members aren't even aware... very few thanking them... I imagine they have to deal with FAR MORE bullshit than positive. So really, where are the reinforcing elements that keep them sane?

    What prevents them from just snapping and going apeshit on the whole forum? I realize temperament plays a big role. But day after day, all the negativity and bullshit... week after week month after month year after year... how does that not build up?

    I see this rare "gene" in nonmods too. Like Zwelietch (sp?). It's easy to overlook him just cause he doesn't get involved in bs. He lays low. Yet when you look at his makeup, he's one of those people. Is it maturity? Emotional intelligence? These types of people are very rare and I'm just wondering what keeps them so "chill"?

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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not reading all that, its too early to give myself a head ache

    But the answer is they love us all
     
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  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I drink regularly.
     
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    Aww, you guys. I suspect the other mods have the patience of saints and a good sense of humour which keeps them sane. For me, I love it here. There are some super clever and interesting people here and it's a mix of banter, curiosity and lack of pretension that over compensates for the less good things about it.

    That explains why you're so good at it - wish I could say the same!
     
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    hahaha...EPIC :D

     
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    no , they don't
    they eat pain killer everyday
     
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    One of the main sections I read on here is the shit list, not because of some sadistic pleasure but because I like to see justice served.

    Just simply reading it daily make me want to put my fist through the monitor on more than one occasion each day. I just want to scream WHHHYYYYYY!!!!!!! when somebody sends a noob with 5 posts $400 for some service and then cries when they lose their money.

    Obviously other sections can be stressful as well but I can't imagine any of the mods being teetotal if they are moderating the SL!
     
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    I'd imagine they are all drunk on the POWER!!!!! ;)
     
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    Agree with you OP, always amazed at the tolerance, restraint and professionalism shown by Mods, especially as they rarely get the recognition that they deserve.
    They probably have a Mod section with a "Fucktard of the week" thread. Wonder how many times I have appeared in it?
     
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  10. Society Girl

    Society Girl Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Well, when it get's too much for me...
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    But nah, you guys aren't that bad. There are far worse forums out there!
     
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    This is Me if i was a moderator here. Especially shit list thread. Damnn they have to read hundreds pages of skype logs.

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    Mods life is really hard. :angel10:
     
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    Generally the members on here are well behaved, the idiots who aren't are soon brought to task.
    The image of certain mods sat at their desk with a bottle or 2 of Scotch next to their laptop does make me smile.
     
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    Patience shown by these MODS at times are praiseworthy when we ourselves feel that we did ask for an infraction :D
     
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    BHW is a pretty decent forum, one of the favorite for sure. ppl here tend to be useful most of the time. there are issues, but hiding behind a computer and ip address gives many trolls the idea of wasting their time and other ppl time the best they can.

    anyway, thumb ups to those mods and let´s do 2016 bhw even more awesome
     
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    I don't know but I bet it has something to do with pewep and his magic.
     
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  19. HoneyHelper

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    You are sick of this place and Yet you posted thread about it in here!

    That shows how much you love this forum :D
     
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    That was funny...............