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How do you become a moderator?

Sorry about asking so many questions but I just love this site.

I'm not looking to be a moderator but I am curious how all you guys became moderators.

I know John T. Haller created the site so of course he would be a moderator.

So how did all the other people like Marko Moeller, Patrick Patience, Ryan McCue, Steve Lamerton, and Tim Clark become one of the moderators?

Thanks.

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Simple

Most of us (if not all) became moderators with some basic qualities. Fairly long-time member, around a lot, generally nice to members, contribute often, good looking, etc, etc.

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patrick? good looking!? (runs

patrick? good looking!? (runs back to mental assilam)

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Um...

Good looking? Is that why Pidgin crashed the day you put your picture as you IM logo? Blum

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Be nice Jacob...

We all can't be born with good looks...
*cries when he realizes he is included in the "no good looks" side of things*

Anyway, it's not just time related. It mostly has to do with how helpful you are, if your polite, and so on. If it was time related, Patrick would be stuck with me and the other non-mods.

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Pish-Posh

I was always here. It's only been summer when I've been working a lot. Smile

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good looking?

I am going to say nothing in fear of being banned for my statements. Blum

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Wow,

I just want an official app:P
The only thing I remember is that John got you an official app after you did this: [A mod may delete this portion at will and make it seem that I'm a smart aleck or something]
Oh BTW, what exactly is sarcasm? Wikipedia didn't provide much :'(.

[link deleted by mod Tim]

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Sarcasm

Is when you say something but mean something else (Almost always the exact opposite), and is usually pretty obvious.

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Okay. Good Lo0king

If all you had to do is be good looking then I'd be a moderator already.

No offense to all you ugly people.

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Well,

everybody calls me fat and I still got a great looking photo ID card :D.

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Wooo,, *Stares at something and doesn't believe it*

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
How in the world did I get on the first page out of 1767 pages?

https://portableapps.com/profile/profile_portable_device/USB%20Flash%20D...

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And how?

Am I the first on the list?

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O.o

No, you're second.

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??

I wonder if this list changes by person. I just now rechecked it and I'm still first with a Mr. John T. Haller following at second. Here's the first page that I see.

People who use USB Flash Drive or Thumb Drive
Jacob Mastel
Stickies
Sophomore
United States
English (US)
John T. Haller's picture
John T. Haller
Firefox Portable
Web Developer (and portable app guy)
United States
English (US)
lamer
Programmer
Israel
Russian
alphatsui
Hong Kong
Chinese (Traditional)
Gizmokid2005
Thunderbird Portable, Pidgin Portable
United States
English (US)
millarrp
DOSBox
Internet Tech Support
Canada
English (US)
taneth111's picture
taneth111
7-Zip Portable
Student
Australia
English (US)
Warhawk
United States
English (US)
gluxon's picture
gluxon
Mozilla Firefox
United States
HTML, CSS, AND JAVASCRIPT., AND NO, I DO NOT HAVE CAPS LOCK IS NOT ON.
English (US)
Ph4n70m's picture
Ph4n70m
Firefox
Brazil
Portuguese (Brazilian)
The MAZZTer's picture
The MAZZTer
Mines-Perfect Portable
College Student
United States
English (US)
nmanguy
Virtualdub
United States
English (US)
rokweiller
United States
English (US)
cataath
United States
English (US)
uzman1243
Sri Lanka
Synell
Pidgin Portable
United States
English (US)
solanus
The GIMP
Finding things out
United States
Peeing in the pool of General Knowledge
English (US)
rob-bob45
Firefox
Canada
English (US)
kai.inouye's picture
kai.inouye
^^^All The PortableApps^^^
United States
English (US)
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Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition
Student / Computer Science major
United States
English (US)

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You're on the 3rd page...

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People who use USB Flash Drive or Thumb Drive
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ZachHudock
Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition
Student / Computer Science major
United States
English (US)
skeleto
Bulgaria
English (US)
r.andom's picture
r.andom
Germany
German
digitxp's picture
digitxp
Mozilla Firefox
Student, Web Programmer,
United States
Skating, Portable things, simple scripting, the Internet, School, Google, F horns, Integral Calculus, insane ideas, tkd, faster flash drives.
English (US)
USBman
United States
English (US)
aksu65
Finland
Finnish
alphatsui
Hong Kong
Chinese (Traditional)
Kevin Porter
Firefox Portable, Xenon Portable, Pidgin Portable, Stellarium Portable
Student
United States
Reading, programming, math, biology, economics, PortableApps, tech, literature.
English (US)
John T. Haller's picture
John T. Haller
Firefox Portable
Web Developer (and portable app guy)
United States
English (US)
g12josue
Costa Rica
Spanish (Latin American)
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MrElchbau
Germany
German
infinitystuff08
United States
English (US)
ShalowUser
France
French
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Bobert
United States
English (US)
ALEN
India
English (British)
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Dagenham
Opera Portable :)
Developer
Hungary
English (British)
djb1492
Firefox
United States
English (US)
neoteam2
Turkey
Turkish
millarrp
DOSBox
Internet Tech Support
Canada
English (US)
wilzonmj
Peru

I think it's frequency of posts...

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lol

It changes. The list is different for everyone look at the copy past I did. I'm first on that one. I'm not even on the page you posted. Blum

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Never understood why people

Never understood why people want to be a moderator
More Work, No Glory,

There are really only 2 advantages to being a moderator:

1. You can edit your own post after someone has replied Smile
2. You have a slightly better chance that John will reply to your e-mail Blum

The rest is just work Sad

Think about it,
Deleting Spam
Deleting Links to illegal software (after determining that it is)
Deleting Duplicate posts
Fixing Links
Closing Tags

The most important things are the things you can do NOW.
Be helpful,
Be polite,
Be welcoming,
Don't attack,
Reply with a gentle heart heart,

be "Moderate" Smile

Oh, there is one more thing you can do as a moderator,
You can move someone else's Topic from one forum to another,
Which it appears is what happened with this Topic Blum
It wasn't done be me though, I would have told you Smile

Tim

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RE: Never understood why people

O.o

Do you get paid? Smile

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Nothing Hefty

Just a grand every few weeks, I still need to keep my day job.

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Haha

Poor Patrick Smile

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Was that sarcasm?

It sounds realistic considering JOhn's hosting plan...
And great reponsibility comes with great power.
I just figured that the Admin Mods have the ability to lock the whole site (Mwahahah! I'm going to ask Ryan to delete the site!!! }:P)

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O rly?

Never understood why people want to be a moderator
More Work, No Glory,

Lets not forget the chicks...

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Lets not forget the chicks...

How many?

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Hmm

Like I can even count them all anymore...

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0 too big of a number for ya?

0 too big of a number for ya? jk jk

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No, You just can't count 0 of

No, You just can't count 0 of something Biggrin

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lol...well he did imply that

lol...well he did imply that he couldn't count how many....

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Lol

don't forget the description of PA.com:
PortableApps.com caters to a mostly male audience. The average PortableApps.com user reads LifeHacker and buys software from SnapFiles.com.
I don't know many forum users around here that are female other than Granny Geek (and online dating is just plain barbaric EEWWW!)

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I read lifehacker....don't

I read lifehacker....don't buy from snapfiles though....why would i buy any software that has an open source alternative that is just as good or maybe even better? not all OSS is a great as it's proprietary counterpart, but saving $ is worth a few missing features.

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Tricksta No Understand-o?

*Cries when he can't figure out what anyone is actually talking about*
"I'm not on the list, so... is that good or bad?

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because
"WE! print the money"
"WE! tell you how to spend it"
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"Um...Forget that last part about the super soilders"
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i have no idea what that list

i have no idea what that list is for....nothing at all related to being a moderator though...

Tim said this in one of his posts

The most important things are the things you can do NOW.
Be helpful,
Be polite,
Be welcoming,
Don't attack,
Reply with a gentle heart,
be "Moderate" Smile

That's probably the best advice. Other things that help would be having a general understanding of how portableapps.com apps work, being active in the forums, and a willingness to contribute to the portableapps.com community.

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Chicks?

Can I eat them when they grow up?

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chicks = english slang for

chicks = english slang for girls

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RE: chicks = english slang for

chickens = english slang for womens

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LOL

chicks= english slang for HOT women that are apparently undertaking surgery to make themselves look attractive :P.

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oddly enough....it's usually

oddly enough....it's usually fox not chicken lol....

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When were you born?

The 60's? I'm in high school and I have never heard anyone (in real life) call a woman a fox.

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87 lol.....i have heard

87 lol.....i have heard it....not often though

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That's a good one

That's a good one Blum

(gluxon, check my bio at https://portableapps.com/user/62656 )

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hehe.

I never thought that I would meet another eleven year old here.

Bye the way.
Are there any females here? It seems like the site is filled with males.

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Hmmm...

Maybe, but you have to feed them with your credit cards Wink

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Well...

I would say something semi-helpful, but it seems that Tim's already got it exactly right. Wink

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O.o

How in the world did this forum start from talking about moderators to chicks and foxes?

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Patrick's Fault

Look up and read Patrick's comment then the ones falling behind it.

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oh yea...blame the good

oh yea...blame the good looking ones Blum

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that's why

that's why it's called off topic. It's what we do best.

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