So, the contenders are;
Ooh, I think I may apply then. Same as Rachey...
1. This year will be my TENTH year at Dotmusic/Moopy. Anyone else been here longer?
2. I'm online a lot and when I am, I usually have Moopy open.
3. I'm very neutral and rarely have personal feuds with any other posters.
4. I'm pedantic about things like polls so will always be up to edit any ones that have gone wrong.
5. I have experience modding a forum. Albeit the MJ one is very small, when people are being morons I have pulled my finger out and deleted posts and banned people.
One bad point:
* I don't always go into every morning thread or every long personal chatty thread and sometimes miss big things unless someone alerts me to them.
I would also like to apply again!
I am around a lot more (last time this was a factor in people saying they didn't vote for me)
I think I am a good all rounder on Moopy. I get along with 90% of people and can be impartial. I get involved with all things Moopy related and think I have good ideas and suggestions for the site which I happily put forward. (Moopy Gold was one of mine that got implemented) I have also have experience of modding another forum before so have some idea on how that side of things works.
I also think I get involved in lots of different forums and am not afraid to step out of my comfort zone. I have lots of interests which aren't the Moopy norm but think this is great for Moopy diversity!
Plus I love planning events and organising things!
Yeah I think that is it for now!
I'll run again
I've been doing it a year and while I haven't been perfect I do think I'm one of the most involved moderators on the site. I'm constantly doing little things like correcting errors and adding polls at the request of posters. In the mod forum I try to add my voice to as many discussions as possible and I like to think I'm quite open minded and willing to listen to the other side. For example I was initially against a travel forum but ultimately it turned out to be a good idea.
Also I'm online a lot, and at different hours to the office-based crew, and I'm in a lot of forums that other mods don't spend as much time in. Finally, for better or worse, if it wasn't for me we wouldn't have had the Spice Girls Forum, which ultimately had to go (and I accepted that without much argument) but was a huge success for us while it existed, and contributed greatly to our post count. With things like that I feel I represent the voice of a number of posters who are sometimes overlooked because their opinions aren't neccesarily particularly cool.
So yeah I rule vote for me.
I would like to be considered as a moderator because I fink I would be good at it.
I use moopy primarily as a form of relaxation, and if there is something on here that I find annoying/frustrating, or something that I feel would improve the site I have never been one to be quiet about it - For example in my time I have campaigned (hard) for the Food Forum, the Britney Forum and waaaaay back in the day the Pop forum - and whilst the Britney forum might not be the most popular forum on the site - I'm sure most people would agree that all three definitely serve a purpose on here, and moopy is better for having them.
I can't really be fucked with arguments on here because its not really what I use moopy for, and as such I don't really have much of a bias towards people on here, aside from posters that are good and posters that are bad, so I think I will be quite fair and impartial when it comes to making decisions and shizzle.
Also as I mod I think I would be quite good as I'd be happy to split threads off if needed (Not that I would do it ALL THE TIME at all), but nothing frustrates me more on here than there being several conversations going on in one thread (not including daily threads), particularly if they are interesting conversations/discussions as they can often get missed by other posters if they off on a tangent seperate to the topic title and die quickly.
I hope this made sense. Anyway basically I think I would be fair, and not afraid to speak out, also I think I could bring new ideas to the table which could potentially make moopy better, but without doing it for the sake of doing something new.
I hereby nominate myself for a moderator position:
I think I would make a good moderator because I would bring a fresh approach to the role and enhance the development of the site. If elected, I promise to push for new forums, such as a fan fiction forum, re-word thread titles , ban people for posts which use acronyms, delete random posts by the likes of Emma for entertainment value and generally behave like an infuriating tosser.
In summary : a vote for me is a vote for random bannings, campaigns for a Doctor Who forum, random thread deletions, pompous self-promotion, rewriting posts so that posters appear to be insulting other posters, rewriting thread titles, lots of threads about various blonde catamites and general annoyance.
OK, so I think it best for the site (not bigging myself up - well OK a bit), that I should stand. It would be easy to just do a Sheena and let my fame/infamy do the talking. However... I have been involved in the site whether it be pushing Dr Lecter for change, my term as admin or my time since as an unelected mod. I had special mod status, due to by willingness to ban members, but I had this changed I was added to the regular mod team last year. Bannings can be lifted within seconds, hence why we have a team! Anything I do can pretty much be made right! So I feel it's time if I stand up and be counted rather than just assume my position as a right...
Prior to my time as admin, I was probably behind more than 50% of the changes that happened to this site, via my nagging of Dr Lecter. I have always believed it's important that the site moves on and doesn't get stale, which during a period in the first couple of years it was very much looking like... During my short reign as admin, I like to think I put the wheels in motion of what we now know as Moopy and that Star has carried on brilliantly. A fast moving site, that's willing to adapt and change for more than just success, but very much for maintaining quality. I've pushed some times successfully and sometimes less so for things as simple as forum name changes, that totally give a dead forum a new dimension. I believe pulling out topics from Moopy Moop into new lifestyle forums has been a huge success and has increased the broad appeal of the site. Our use of advertising has meant that there hasn't been a need for some time, not *rattle the tin*, meaning we pay for ourselves.
I'm more than happy to rid us of special needs posters. Just because they make 300 posts in a week, we could be losing potential quality posters in the process. It's all swings and roundabouts! Sure making a lot of posts is important, but if it's a 1,000 a day of pure bullshit, what's the point... Moopy is about quality AND quantity!
There's so much else I could say about what I've done and pushed for on this site, but it already feels like bragging! I encourage you all to vote for a varied team. Some of the younger and newer posters on this site have brought a huge amount in the last year or so and I think they desperatley needed to push through ideas and be around to give forums a push in certain directions... While I may be feeling apathetic right now and may well be moving on to pastures new in a few months, I will ALWAYS have my eye open for things that could be changed on the site for all our good!