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    As of Monday, August 19, 2013, mmsbls has been promoted and instated to the position of Super Moderator.

    We are very grateful for all of his contributions to the forum.
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    I didn't know Sr. stood for "Super". I always thought it meant "Senior". Live and learn....

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    Congratulations !
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    This is a good thing (probably ). mmsbls possesses excellent judgement, communication skills - and a sense of humor.

    Probably.

    I am hedging a little in case we have a run-in; don't want to undercut my arguing position.

    I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people don't like me anyway.

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    What is the role of a super moderator, as opposed to a moderator?

    Is your role affected by this change Krummhorn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayd View Post
    What is the role of a super moderator, as opposed to a moderator?

    Is your role affected by this change Krummhorn?
    Hah. I'm going to give you my version of this.

    A Super Moderator has Super Powers, in that he/she can take certain disciplinary actions without conferring with Supervision. Granting this Super Power makes Kh's job easier - as long as the Super Moderator doesn't screw up. All of these ascending ranks: moderator > super moderator > assistant administrator . administrator, carry with them increased potential for screwing up.

    Please note the emphasis on potential. If Mr. Magle is doing his executive chores perfectly, actual screw-ups will be statistically insignificant.

    There may be other ways of looking at this. Looking at the Dark Side increases the potential for pleasant surprises.
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    Congratulations to @mmsbls.
    Maybe he can explain now what's the meaning of his nickname!.

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    I'm very thankful to the forum staff for all their support.

    A super moderator simply has a few more capabilities within the forum software. Nothing else changes.

    My username is an old (30 years or so) username that I've continued to use because I'm so familiar with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmsbls View Post
    I'm very thankful to the forum staff for all their support.

    A super moderator simply has a few more capabilities within the forum software. Nothing else changes.

    My username is an old (30 years or so) username that I've continued to use because I'm so familiar with it.
    So... reticent about that moniker, eh?

    The 'mms' obviously refers to the abbreviation for 'manuscript'. It's the 'bls' that's a problem. Bulimia doesn't fit... and the 'l' in there may remove the possibility of a comment about the manuscript... so a concerted attack on the problem by all and sundry is clearly imminent. I've done my part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayd View Post
    What is the role of a super moderator, as opposed to a moderator?
    We will, whenever possible, promote from within the ranks of our forum members. All staff positions are appointed.
    We do not accept applications from the membership to join the staff.

    A Moderator is generally assigned to specific areas in the forum to monitor ... they have the necessary tools to deal with spammers and can issue warnings and infractions.

    A Super Moderator oversees all of the forum areas and can also act as a mentor to Moderators. The Super Moderator has extended powers and permissions as well as some access to the "back stage" areas of the forum.

    Is your role affected by this change Krummhorn?
    My appointed role as an administrator doesn't change ... As the administrative staff are in charge of (and responsible for) the day to day operations of this forum, my "role" remains the same.
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    Ah, thanks for the clarifications - particularly the info that a moderator can issue an infraction on his/her own initiative. Means I can't be all the time blaming you.

    One question: Do you actually get members applying for a moderator job? There are possibilities there that raise my guard hairs.
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    Well shucks, no 'edit' function in this forum... so looks like you'll have to do the delete. Sorry for the goof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Ah, thanks for the clarifications - particularly the info that a moderator can issue an infraction on his/her own initiative. Means I can't be all the time blaming you.
    It is never me ... it's "Talk Classical Messenger" ... our anonymous bot that does that dirty deed; we just tell 'him' what and who and 'he' handles the rest.

    One question: Do you actually get members applying for a moderator job? There are possibilities there that raise my guard hairs.
    Yes, we have gotten a few ... we received one at the time when my wife and I were the Magle's house guests in 2010 ... Frederik and I just about split a gut and rolled on the floor laughing when we saw who it was ... sorry, I can't say who.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Well shucks, no 'edit' function in this forum... so looks like you'll have to do the delete. Sorry for the goof.
    No problem ... I have to earn my keep anyway ... sweeping up with a broom was my last paying job, so I can do it pretty well.
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    So how exactly do you get to be a mod?

    (But, you know, I'm not exactly asking for myself, or else you and Magle, as well as the rest of TC, may just split a handful of guts and roll all over the forum laughing. )

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    CONGRATULATIONS
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