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    I have a question. So how did all these moderators and super moderators come to be? Were they regular members that eventually rose to the rank of moderator after they proved their dedication? Or was there an application which they used to apply for the position? Are some of these super moderators paid? Or does everyone here work on their own time? I imagine there's quite a bit of money involved here. Running this place alone is a serious expense.

    I'm just too curious. I've never been able to comprehend how big forums like this one came to have the moderators they do. It is beyond my imagination, unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farewell, friend View Post
    I have a question. So how did all these moderators and super moderators come to be? Were they regular members that eventually rose to the rank of moderator after they proved their dedication? Or was there an application which they used to apply for the position? Are some of these super moderators paid? Or does everyone here work on their own time? I imagine there's quite a bit of money involved here. Running this place alone is a serious expense.

    I'm just too curious. I've never been able to comprehend how big forums like this one came to have the moderators they do. It is beyond my imagination, unfortunately.
    I know the answer to some of those questions, just because I have seen some other users ask them.

    If there is a need for a new staff member, there will be a thread for applications. Sometimes, but not very often at all, a user will be asked to be staff without an application.
    I am not sure if admins get paid though.

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    Everyone is different. I rose to my position from a regular user.

    It's all non-paid voluntary work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi View Post
    Everyone is different. I rose to my position from a regular user.

    It's all non-paid voluntary work.
    You are a body-guard?
    Hmmmmmmmmmm................. that's a pretty respectable job.
    I will not deny being one has never crossed my mind but I have a better mental & musical fort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farewell, friend View Post
    I have a question. So how did all these moderators and super moderators come to be? Were they regular members that eventually rose to the rank of moderator after they proved their dedication? Or was there an application which they used to apply for the position? Are some of these super moderators paid? Or does everyone here work on their own time? I imagine there's quite a bit of money involved here. Running this place alone is a serious expense.

    I'm just too curious. I've never been able to comprehend how big forums like this one came to have the moderators they do. It is beyond my imagination, unfortunately.
    there are a couple ways one can become a staff member. Firstly, there have been multiple staff drives, which numerous staff members can point to as when they were hired. Others were hired because sections were either undermanned or just starting and needed someone to oversee them. Basically, it all boils down to need. If a section is deemed in need of more moderation, the staff will find someone new to step in.

    and no, no money.
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    Interesting stuff. I enjoyed reading this.

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    Thank you everyone for the replies, it helped me to better understand how this whole process works :)
    It's quite interesting, really. But i imagine that it took a long time to get everything settled like it is now.
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    Except for some really old Moderators like Evil Figment and of course our Web Master Archaic, nearly everyone on the list started out as a normal User.

    And I can also attest, no one here gets paid to do this, we all volunteer our own efforts into the site. ;3

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    Sweet. Nice to know that no one in the Staff is a super-elite-wonderperson-with a phD in richness-smugleaf smug XD. Everyone seems friendly and I've only friended one mod so far in the few weeks that I've been here but hopefully I can be on good terms with you all! The Staff's done a good job in running the biggest Pokemon wiki/a very good credible news source and a great forum to go along with all this!

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    This is really neat. I like knowing the people behind the names. @Saturn Yoshi. Michael Phelps and Lady Gaga? Nice. Although I don't see why Lady Gaga would need a bodyguard. I'd a thought most people would be too freaked out by her to get close enough to attack. Lol. Just kidding.
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    Wow, everyone's so young! It makes me feel so old and inexperienced in comparison.

    Thanks for reading.
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    I only wish we got paid for our efforts. As a college student, I could use the income.

    But facetiousness aside, I do enjoy my job. And yes, I did start as a regular old user.
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    I not only started as a normal user, I was a user of questionable personality XD We're a rather eclectic bunch.

    Evil Figment (7:59:44 PM): Ryuu, however shakily you started, I've got to hand it to you that you earned my respect the hard way.

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    well you are unusual ryuu. your the mod who has been tortured 1001 times :D

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    It's really great to get to know all those that keep this place running in full swing. In all honesty, I respect, & most of the time, even look up to these people.

    Frankly, I just hope that I can be on good terms with most of them, as I had a bit of a rocky start when I first started at Sppf. I'm hoping that the same thing doesn't happen to me here...

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