Well, if you’ve been following the various threads around here, you probably already know a fair amount about me.
Why should you fear me? You shouldn’t – as long as you don’t post spams or ads, flame people terribly, abuse the system, use excessive profanity, etc. If you do that, then TubaDiva has given me permission to kill you. Oh, wait, she was joking. I think…
While I’m obviously a new moderator here, I’ve been moderating message forums for years (I think it’s been about a decade, actually). If anybody is familiar with FidoNet, that’s where I spent my time 'til I decided it was mostly dead and moved on. At one time or another, and for varying numbers of years, I moderated the POLITICS, SCI&TECH, SKEPTIC, MUSIC, FMS (False Memory Syndrome), CHURCH&STATE, and some other conferences; I was even Asst. Mod. of the UFO conference! I was also the net coordinator and net echo (conference) coordinator for this part of Illinois, meaning I not only had to deal with people on conferences, but various Sysops as well. Fun.
In other words, I’m rather used to moderating hotly-debated areas. Frankly, even including the trolls around here (and I know I’m setting myself up on this one), so far this group is 100% more well-behaved than the Fido folks. (It wasn’t nicknamed “Fight-O-Net” for nothing, I guess. )
So, any other questions?