Next is our very own Hiroman!
HM: Yo Kalmo so I heard you wanted an interview?
KYM: It’s a good time for me, so sure!
HM: Aight! Bring it on.
KYM: Ok, so how do you feel being a moderator?
HM: (no intro or anything lol)
KYM: Oh no, I am including that whole “You say you’re ready.” I mean, yeah you don’t get one. Because we all hate you.
HM: Oh too bad, lol. Haters gonna hate. Well, answering your question, I feel being a mod is kind of a responsibility. Before, I didn’t submit a pile of entries. Mind you, I wanted to have rather good standards. Now, well, I feel the commitment of not only submitting good entries, but helping the site overall. I like this responsibility, though.
KYM: How many entries have you worked on since you were admitted?
HM: Hard to tell. Do deadpooled entries count?
HM: Of course, my deadpooled entries are because I deadpooled them lol. Ok let me check. (A few moments later) I have worked in about 30.
KYM: Wow. That’s quite a few.
HM: Quality over quantity, my friend.
KYM: Continuing, what entries do you feel the most proud of?
HM: Obviously, the ones I authored that get frontpaged. For example, the Hokuto Hyakuretsu-ken / “AH TATATATATATA”, Birds with Arms, and others. Some like the Madoka and Wonder Drug entries have a special place in my heart, along with the numerous Touhou ones.
KYM: You don’t seem to post in the forums quite as often. What have you been up to?
HM: Sometimes IRL tasks catch up, but sincerely I did not notice that I posted in the forums less often. But, now that you mention it, maybe before, when coming to KYM before being a mod, I only lurked and checked the forums. Now, I am checking which entries need revamps and also checking the numerous (yes, a lot) of suggestions we receive. I try to read them all and then apply corrections ASAP. So, you might say that my KYM forum time might have been reduced.
KYM: Memes these days seem more and more media based. They used to be inside jokes that not many internet users knew of. Do you feel there is still hope for originality, instead of dozens of deadpooled entries to burn in order to keep us warm in the Winter?
HM: I do believe that there will always be hope for originality, because IMHO more people will get involved in creating content. Yes, there will be more junk and derivatives, but among those numerous “creations” based on mainstream media, some might be gems. Take, for example, the Yo Dawg or Inception comics. Media based? Of course. Lulzy? For me, yes.
KYM: Is there any type of advice you would like to give to users who may want to become entry moderators (even though it isn’t a real title).
HM: Watch over quality and take suggestions constructively. Modship comes with responsibility and an image to take care of. Also, the search for truth is more important than self-ego, because we don’t want wrong or embarrassing facts in these entries. And lastly, have fun with memes. They can make your day.
KYM: Well I think that just about wraps up our interview. Thanks for your time, Hiroman!
HM: No problem! It was a pleasure. Keep on lurking.