How does one become a moderator?Dave my favorite.He’s nice,somewhat.

Send an inquiring e-mail to Ed Zotti or TubaDiva.

There are a limited number of slots for moderators, basically one per forum. TUBADIVA is in charge of us, so if you’re interested, send her a “resume” or similar explanation of your worth.

However, there are no openings at present.

You couldn’t pay me enough to deal with jerks like me all day.

Is “Moderator” a volunteer position, or what does it pay? and how much time do you spend doing it?

Is there a uniform you have to wear when you post? Does it have epaulets?

And shouldn’t you be called extreme-ors or something like that?

Vanillanice, my favorite poster on the whole message board, said:

Your main question has already been answered, but I just wanted to let you know: Kissing up will get you nowhere. Now cash, on the other hand… :wink:

Keeves asks:

Volunteer. No monetary pay, just the wonderful feeling of basking in the glow of a good job.

Way too much. But seriously, it depends. The moderator of “Comments about the Mailbag” obviously has less to keep track of than the moderator of General Questions.

Ike asked:

Yes, but we’re not allowed to divulge that information.

Ohhhhhhhh, David, NOW you’ve done it!

Yike…can’t hold off a mental image of TubaDiva in a snappy usherette costume, complete with white gloves, fishnet hose, and pillbox hat…

Well, about pay… I got an official mug from the CHICAGO READER, and a certificate of appreciation signed by Cecil and Ed, and some very soggy brats (the wurst, not the children) at a BBQ during a rainstorm.

But that’s because the MAILBAG forum is easier to moderate than this one. You callin’ me a wuss, David?

And stiletto heels.

your humble TubaDiva
It’s the accessories that make the outfit!

Dex said:

Hey! Where’s mine?! Hmph.

Never! Well, at least not to your face…


Stiletto heels?! You told me to wear jackboots!

[[your humble TubaDiva
It’s the accessories that make the outfit!]]

Whoa, I read that as “it’s the accordion that makes the outfit.” Damn fine outfit that would make, too.

[[Hey! Where’s mine?! Hmph.]]

Don’t worry, David. You’ll get yours.

CKDextHavn, were the autographes on your certificate of appreciation of cecil and ed in the same handwriting? L look close! (regarding a question of mine in general catagory “is cecil real”) :smiley:

The wisest man I ever knew taught me something I never forgot. And although I never forgot it, I never quite memorized it either. So what I’m left with is the memory of having learned
something very wise that I can’t quite remember. -George Carlin

I ain’t a handwriting expert, B-Line, but NO, they are definitely not the same handwriting. Ed’s is a legible handwriting, nice slant, probably Catholic school training. Cecil’s is a scrawl, almost verticle, almost illegibobble.

Oh, if it makes you happy . . .

your humble TubaDiva
But I’m not loaning mine, getcherown!

Hey! HEY! You know the rules!

Play the accordion, go to jail . . . IT’S THE LAW!

your humble TubaDiva
Lady of Spain be damned!