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How does one become a self righteous fluther moderator ? does it take special training or is just being an asshole suffecient ?

Asked by ruthfluther (73 points ) February 13th, 2010

are fluther moderators all self righteous assholes ?

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ubersiren's avatar

I’ve not encountered this self-righteousness. But that’s a pretty knee-jerk observation considering you’ve been here one day. If you’re having a problem, go to the top of the page and click “Contact.”

gemiwing's avatar

Yes, they are all assholes and hate every single one of us. It’s a by-product of them being given millions of dollars, free soda and a magic flying cape when they sign up to moderate on Fluther.

chyna's avatar

Or click “delete my account”. None of the mods are ass holes.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@chyna, you are very wise.

You know, relatively few users have an issue with the mod system. I guess we stumbled upon a bridge because you certainly seem like a troll.

AstroChuck's avatar

What a dick question. Why is it still up? Stop this moderator bashing shit. If you don’t like the site then get the fuck off it.

Dog's avatar

Hi @ruthfluther
I see that this is your first question. I also note that you have only written one quip response to a question which was removed because it was inappropriate and trollish.

You should know that Fluther is not like other places on the internet. We are here to learn, educate and have quality dialogue. We do not tolerate trolling.

We have some current members who started off just as you have right now- assuming that Fluther was just another site to vent the worlds frustrations upon or stir up like an anthill. Then they realized that Fluther is a place to expand your mind. Once they joined in and dropped the hostility they have become members who contribute positively and are respected.

It is your choice if you wish to exercise your mind and join us. But if this is all you have to offer there are a lot of other sites out there that I am sure you find are more to your suiting.
If you do stay please read our guidelines before posting anything further. They will give you an accurate idea of what Fluther is about.

marinelife's avatar

Welcome to Fluther. Perhaps you need to spend some time lurking to get the feel of the place.

I have had answers removed and even questions moderated. It is not something to take personally.

Perhaps if you stick around for a while, you will like it.

J0E's avatar

Asking questions like this helps…

andrew's avatar

All fluther moderators undergo rigorous asshole training, including a multipart course on “How to Stifle Free Speech”, “Abusing Your Power”, “Playing Favorites: Beyond Nepotism”, and a 3-hour master class, “Making New Users Suffer”.

syz's avatar

@andrew Don’t forget “Obscure Grammar Rules 101” (Shall I mention the OP’s lack of capitalization? Misspellings? ) and “How to say mean things nicely: Advanced Passive Aggressive Techniques”.

janbb's avatar

Why do newbies to Fluther feel that they can come on and start pontificating about what’s wrong with the site before sticking around and learning the culture?

tinyfaery's avatar

You seem to be on your way to fulfilling all of the supposed requirements of being a mod.

AstroChuck's avatar

Everyone can stop posting. @andrew pretty much nailed it.

tinyfaery's avatar

I can post if I want. Sticks out tounge.

janbb's avatar

@AstroChuck Yeah, who died and appointed you asshole—moderator? JK :)

SuperMouse's avatar

@andrew if being a self-righteous asshole is the first qualification for being a mod then I don’t know why I am not a mod yet. I can ace all the classes you offer! I think you’ll find I am head of the class in “Abusing Your Power” my children will attest to this if it helps my case.

@ruthfluther I have never, not one single time as a Jelly, had any experiences that would remotely qualify any of the mods as assholes, self righteous or not. I find it difficult to believe that, after answering a single question, you have come to this conclusion.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I agree with @SuperMouse. You know nothing about this site, but yet you come on here & spout your crap. I guarantee one thing, people aren’t going to be beating down your door to add you to their fluthers.

AstroChuck's avatar

I also agree. @SuperMouse is an asshole.

AstroChuck's avatar

@SuperMouse- J/k, of course.

SuperMouse's avatar

See! It came from no lesser authority than @AstroChuck! I am an asshole!

janbb's avatar

@SuperMouse Hey, there is no greater accolade on Fluther than being called an asshole by @AstroChuck. Kudos to you!

chyna's avatar

There was a squirrel, a 5 year old, a mouse and a penguin in a bar…

tinyfaery's avatar

If @SuperMouse Is an asshole, then I must be a total dick.

chyna's avatar

^^doesn’t have a dick, nor is a dick.

AstroChuck's avatar

@chyna- I’m six, dammit!

chyna's avatar

@AstroChuck But you don’t look a day over 5!

Axemusica's avatar

SUPER GA @andrew!! Who better to crack a joke at this obscure question than the 1 of the founders himself. Bravo!

Besides, I’m the super-ultra-mega-asshole. I mean just look at my hat! It’s reign has to be recognized as asshole-ish!

janbb's avatar

@chyna I’m waiting to hear the rest of that story.

marinelife's avatar

@tinyfaery Watch out! John Powell will punch you!

AstroChuck's avatar

@Axemusica- Hey! Super-ultra-mega-asshole is copyrighted and belongs to me! Cease and desist usage or face my attorney!

janbb's avatar

Who knew how much fun this question would turn out to be? I nominate us all for mod status!

SuperMouse's avatar

@Axemusica that is some asshole-ish hat for sure. Have the powers that be on this site seen that hat? If they have, you are a shoe-in for the next open moderator slot.

chyna's avatar

@Axemusica Just for owning that hat, I added you to my fluther.
I hope you all noticed Molly’s bow.
<—-

Axemusica's avatar

@AstroChuck oh yea? Where’s your hat?

@SuperMouse if it makes my resume look any better I also have the shoes to match!

Jeruba's avatar

I suspect that this user isn’t new but just has a new name.

tinyfaery's avatar

Me, too.

chyna's avatar

My first thought, too.

SuperMouse's avatar

JackAdams is this you?

janbb's avatar

Who’s dat walking over my bridge?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I know who the squirrel, the mouse & the penguin are. Who’s the 5 year old?

SuperMouse's avatar

Psst, @jbfletcherfan the 5 year-old is @AstroChuck.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Huh-uh…he’s 6!

janbb's avatar

@jbfletcherfan And like Bart Simpson who stays 10, @AstroChuck stays 6 forever!

SuperMouse's avatar

@chyna must have missed his birthday!

Wouldn’t it be fun if we could claim every single trollish thread and turn it into more fun than a barrel of monkeys just like we did with this one?!

chyna's avatar

I did miss Chucks birthday. Sorry! Yes, it’s better to have fun than to roll with the Troll.

Dr_C's avatar

@ruthfluther the mods aren’t assholes… they are just smarter, better looking, more articulate, cooler and more popular than you… which makes them better people and therefore qualified to judge any and all comments.~

EmpressPixie's avatar

@Dr_C You accidentally put a tilde at the end of your true statement.

Dr_C's avatar

@EmpressPixie well obviously that tilde does not apply to you!

wundayatta's avatar

Whoa, whoa! There’s something fishy here. How come I never heard about the obnoxious moderator school? I mean, I’ve been here for two years or so, and nobody ever told me that you could go to school to be a moderator. It’s just not fair. I mean, those guys make twice the salary as moderator compared to what I make as a jelly.

So why wasn’t I informed? DO you think I wouldn’t have qualified for a scholarship? Or is there a plt? An evil plot to keep Wundayatta from obnoxitude? I demand a recount!!!

chyna's avatar

Wait just a minute. You are getting paid to be a jelly? WTF? I’m not getting a dime. Why am I not getting paid to hang out here and give my highly qualified answers?

jonsblond's avatar

I knew I was too nice to be a mod.

dammit I need to grow some balls!

wundayatta's avatar

@chyna Did you give Andrew his valentine, yet?

chyna's avatar

@wundayatta No, is that what it will take? hmm, thinking on a gift.

wundayatta's avatar

@chyna Just make sure you tell him who set you straight. I need my cut of the chocolate.

DeanV's avatar

Why haven’t I found this question before?

Lol4rl.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t read questions with naughty words in them.

AstroChuck's avatar

@YARNLADY- But isn’t that what you just did? I’m so confused. Ow, my head.

augustlan's avatar

Since I’m the manager, I wonder…
If being an asshole makes one a suitable moderator, what must I be.

wundayatta's avatar

@augustlan Now there’s a question!

ruthfluther's avatar

thank you for all your answers. it just proves one thing to me…...
some people have a sense of humor and alot of people are psuedo-intellects
who have a sense of SELF IMPORTANCE !
to all the funny answers…thank you, to all the “SMART”? people
GET A LIFE !!

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Dr_C's avatar

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are looking for examples of self importance please read the two above answers. That is all.

SuperMouse's avatar

@ruthfluther please clarify for me. I gave a SMART answer and a couple of funny answers, am I self important and in need of a life or do you thank me for my answer?

tinyfaery's avatar

Yay! I love this thread.

syz's avatar

Shouldn’t that be pseudo-intellectuals?

KatawaGrey's avatar

@SuperMouse: I always thank you for your answers!

Now taking bets, how long do you think @ruthfluther will hang around?

breedmitch's avatar

fuckin mods

YARNLADY's avatar

@SuperMouse Ummmm, which is which? I never can tell

Jeruba's avatar

Ssh, @syz, this OP doesn’t want to be mistaken for a literate person.

ruthfluther's avatar

I LOVE YOU SUPERMOUSE

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DeanV's avatar

I sense a common theme…

jonsblond's avatar

This is starting to look like the CIA thread…

rangerr's avatar

I love you, you love me.
We’re a happy community.
With a great big mod and a ban from me to you..
Won’t you stay and argue too?

syz's avatar

Arghh, not Barney!

Dr_C's avatar

Well since I’m just an ass-hole but am not self-righteous I’m only a lowly chat mod. I’m practicing and have been reading the self-righteous/passive aggressive handbook that @andrew distributed during orientation, so maybe someday I’ll be able to wield the power of mod all the while being self-righteous and better than everyone else. Right now I’m only better than most people so I still need some practice.~

BTW I think it’s important that you all know that… Resot of comment removed by Dr_C

Val123's avatar

@augustlan You said, “Since I’m the manager, I wonder
If being an asshole makes one a suitable moderator, what must I be.”
How many times do I have to tell you you are the GREATEST A! snicker!

YARNLADY's avatar

I think the first part comes from your upbringing, and the rest comes from interacting with too many users.

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