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Why are the mods black with a line through?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Stackpole_The_Hobbit, Feb 26, 2004.

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  1. Syntax

    Syntax Jedi Knight star 5

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    This does not seem to be an issue at IGN, as all moderators obviously have to already be subscribers at IGN anyway (and that means credit cards are alredy being billed) or actual IGN employees (ie, ZeroSleep)

    That doesn't sound right... I don't believe that Mods had to PAY and specifically become IGN subscribers in order to become Moderators at TFN. If that were true, no one would become Mods. I mean, who would pay money to get a volunteer job that consumes massive amounts of time with no rewards?

    Edit - clarifying post.
     
  2. TripleB

    TripleB Jedi Padawan star 4

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    TripleB, are you saying that all the mods here do/did pay? If their CC info is in the system, then their personal info is already known.

    No, I am talking about the Moderators at IGN.COm message boards, which are pretty much the same design as here at TN.Net. Over there, the standard is you HAVE to be either a Premium Member or an IGN Employee in order to be a moderator. The mod's I have talked to have no idea what I am talkinga bout as far as TFN goes, and told me that there is some sort of Liability issue; and that as Premium Members, our CC pmts somehow 'cover them' if something happens.
     
  3. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks for the clear up.
     
  4. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    now that I didn't know, because to my knowledge its been by invitation by other mods are you saying this knowledge is false then?
     
  5. Cheri

    Cheri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow. I woke up, and I wasn't sure if it was a dream or not. Guess not. It's so ODD to think of going to 3SA without seeing the yellow and black. Well, good luck to the remaining mods, and any mods to come. I hope everyone will remain civil and not make a bad situation worse. I was tempted quite a few times last night to curse, but a cooler head prevailed. For once.
     
  6. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good call Cheri, no sense getting banned on top of it all.
     
  7. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I wonder why people rely on the * button to substitute for cursing so much.

    Typing !#$*&$!#*&O*&@#%^ is much funnier and more creative :)
     
  8. Ton_G

    Ton_G Jedi Master star 4

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    If people do act up, all that will result will be the closing of the JC. Things have been pretty civil so far, despite a few threads.
     
  9. Cheri

    Cheri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nice obit notice. I don't know, I'm pretty conflicted here. I'm considering just leaving the site. I know it won't do anything, but I don't know if I want to be somewhere where people are forced to give up information they don't want to, just so they can stay and do something they care about. I'd miss everyone here, but I can get my info elsewhere. I really don't want to provide any cash to this guy, if he's selling my info, or getting money from ads I click.
     
  10. Syntax

    Syntax Jedi Knight star 5

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    now that I didn't know, because to my knowledge its been by invitation by other mods are you saying this knowledge is false then?

    As I stated, I believe Modship at TF.N is invitation-only. Modship on general IGN boards may be different (and may require payment).
     
  11. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    After all has been said and done, now my biggest peeve is that the demoted managers/mods don't even get the courtesy of VIP status. That's a hell of a slap in the face.
     
  12. LoyalJedi

    LoyalJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Yep...that it is KJ. As if all the hard work to become mods meant nothing....sorry
    What's really eerie is still seeing sapes name as a forum moderator here.
     
  13. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It is, Katya. It really is.

    Who all is left anyway?
     
  14. Ton_G

    Ton_G Jedi Master star 4

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    And Jeff and JP in the Games, haunting, isn't it?
     
  15. Syntax

    Syntax Jedi Knight star 5

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    I don't think their time here "meant nothing". They contributed things to this forum, and I'm sure people will still remember it, even if Philip Wise chose not to acknowledge it with VIP colors.
    To think that their efforts "meant nothing" is to let Wise win. If anything, we should remember what the demoted Mods DID do, and what that meant to us.
     
  16. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Katya_Jade, do VIPs have to send in details? :eek:
     
  17. Spike_Spiegel

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's a hell of a slap in the face..

    Yes. Yes it is. At least WE can give them titles.
     
  18. Darth-Floyd

    Darth-Floyd Jedi Master star 4

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    demoted managers/mods don't even get the courtesy of VIP status

    Can´t that be done, when things are worked out?
     
  19. KrystalBlaze

    KrystalBlaze Jedi Master star 5

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    This is so stupid.

    You're completely right, Katya. At least VIP status. Mods have done so much, and then this?

    Arr.

    -Krystal
     
  20. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thank you Cheri :)

    One way to go about all this is to not go to Philip's other site, rebelscum.com. I am an active SW collector, and I deleted his site from my list of favorites.

    It's not much, but it's something.
     
  21. TripleB

    TripleB Jedi Padawan star 4

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    As I stated, I believe Modship at TF.N is invitation-only.

    Yes, that is what I am of the impression of

    Modship on general IGN boards may be different (and may require payment).

    There used to be a grandfather claus, where if you were a moderator before IGN became a paid service, that you could keep your modship. BUt the mods I talked to at IGN say that in order to be Invited to become a moderator at IGN, that you HAVE to already be a Premium Member, which means you are already paying for a monthly subscription; or you Have to be an IGN employee (ala, ZEROSLEEP, whom posts at these boards as well). That means they already have whatever it is they need to have on you on file via a Secure server.

    I imagine, that if you are a moderator at IGN ,and your credit card gets cancelled or stop making payments, that they would remove you from being a mod, but I am not sure about that.
     
  22. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Katya, that's probably because Philip didn't know any better, because he's practically never benn here.
     
  23. Syntax

    Syntax Jedi Knight star 5

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    demoted managers/mods don't even get the courtesy of VIP status

    Can´t that be done, when things are worked out?


    I believe some Admins TRIED to give them VIP colors, and Philip Wise explicitly told them not to give them colors.
     
  24. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    I see why NiubNub's Universe is now hosted by galactic hunter.com.I still can't believe what an *** Wise is. He gives new meaning to the term Wise-***. [face_plain]
     
  25. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah do the famous VIP like authors and actors have to give their info too? If they do, all hell will really break loose if the Mod boards are as leaky as they say. Quick someone get me Peter Mayhew's addy.[/sarcasm]

    Syntax, if he is here as little as everyone says, just wait until this blows over and do it.

    Well, "He" just posted to a private message board...
     
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