This is just something I was wondering about…this is not for a job interview…so no PMs with applications and such
I am just curious about why people would like to be a mod/admin on this forum. I have received several PMs over the years where people ask me if they can apply for the position of moderator/administrator here.
What is it that appeals to people that they want to become a mod here? Is the the lust for power, is it the need for status, is it a way people feel they can get respect from others or do they want to participate in behind-the-scenes discussions?
If you want to become a mod because you want to help other people, you don’t need to be a mod for that…the best way to help other people is answering questions and help others on their way (to earn respect that way beats any other method).
I cannot speak for others, but being a mod here means that you have responsibilities, we expect a lot from our people…it is not an easy task. Furthermore, there are a lot of people misbehaving here…some of you notice (and use the report-bad-post button, thanks for that!), most of you won’t even see it because it is already cleaned up by our wonderful staf. People misbehaving can simply be out of ignorance, but also intentionally rude and for personal gain. To give you an idea, it takes me at least 1 or 2 hours a day to check up on things…not to mention the aggrevation every now and then.
For myself I of course know the answers to my questions above (I would have resigned a long time ago if it was really that bad), but I would like to know what you think, so feel free…won’t hold it against you