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How does one become a moderator? And what do they usually do as a mod?

Last posted Oct 09, 2011 at 08:38PM EDT. Added Aug 31, 2011 at 10:09AM EDT
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There are two main different kinds of mods you will usually see and a few subsets and combinations of them.

There is the Entry Moderator, who is able to edit, confirm, deadpool, and delete entries, as well as remove images (edit: only sr. entry mods can do this) and edit descriptions of entries.

Then there is the Forum Moderator, who is able to lock threads, change options about them (such as when they autolock, if the OP can edit their post, if it is featured, that sort of thing), they can delete and edit other users’ posts (to get rid of spam, porn, gore, etc), and they don’t have a limit on when they can edit their own posts.

The Database Moderator is a combination of both of those, having the combined power of an entry moderator and a forum moderator.

Currently, Resident Advisors like OGW and Captain_Blubber are the same as Database Moderators, except they can ban users.

There are also Image Moderators, although they are less needed now that Entry Moderators can remove images also, but they still provide the important function of removing unrelated images, gore, and explicit images.

As to how you become one, you need to show exceptional interest in memes and helping this site, whether it be through helpful posts on the forums, lots of image uploads, cleaning and fixing of entries, or anything else beneficial to the website.

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Aug 31, 2011 at 10:26AM EDT
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I believe they are chosen based on their work and help with the site. For example, I was chosen due to the number of memes I created and helped with, and I suppose Forum Mods are chosen based on their help in the forums, like responding to peoples messages and question politely and helpfully and so on.

What you do depends on your job. Entry Mods edit and work on other peoples memes (and create their own as well of course), to try and get them to a confirmable state, and deadpool and hide terrible/spam pages. Forum Mods can lock threads and should lock them if they’re either spam or pointless (and yet we never lock the Karma Whore thread, sigh) like when it just becomes arguments. They also advise people on what to do and just generally manage the forums to try and keep them quality (pffft, a hard job around here),

Oh, and the older mods can also ban members and remove images, but we can’t do that.

Hope that answers your questions.

GAAAAAAAAH, ABRA!

Aug 31, 2011 at 10:29AM EDT
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One day someone will recognize my greatness…

Aug 31, 2011 at 01:00PM EDT
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@Drpepperfan Founder of the Osaka Army

You surely meant the number of meme “entries” you created.

Aug 31, 2011 at 02:24PM EDT
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I still don’t know why the fuck I’m an entry moderator, but I’ve been around long enough to be a “Senior Entry Moderator”. Yaaaaay being old-ish

Aug 31, 2011 at 02:50PM EDT
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What about Brad, who’s a “Community Manager”?
And do “Internet Scientists” get any special privileges?

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Aug 31, 2011 at 03:39PM EDT

Brad hasn’t updated his title for (???) reason. Technically, he is the lead editor for KYM. He’s listed as “editor” on our “about” page, with Don listed as “Sr. Reporter.” So brad do WHAT HE WANT

Internet Scientists don’t get special privileges, aside from super sexy screen time in the episodes ;)

Aug 31, 2011 at 03:47PM EDT
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Dinner wrote:


One day someone will recognize my greatness…

I know that feel, bro.

Aug 31, 2011 at 04:39PM EDT
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THEY TOLD ME I COULD BE ANYTHING

BUT I DECIDED TO STAY A COLLECTOR

Aug 31, 2011 at 06:39PM EDT
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Is it true that if you take the heart of a mod their souls will belong to you and the power of the mod will be transferred to you.
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Aug 31, 2011 at 11:28PM EDT
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Derpy Vazquez wrote:

Is it true that if you take the heart of a mod their souls will belong to you and the power of the mod will be transferred to you.
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[photo:169140]

It’s actually more like Highlander; if you slay a mod in combat, you inherit all their abilities.

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
…along with several others.

Aug 31, 2011 at 11:59PM EDT
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Doc wrote:

It’s actually more like Highlander; if you slay a mod in combat, you inherit all their abilities.

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
…along with several others.

Good things I own several swords.

Sep 01, 2011 at 12:46AM EDT
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Tomberry wrote:

Good things I own several swords.


You better run, Tomberry….

Sep 01, 2011 at 01:43AM EDT
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If the position ever becomes open again, I wouled like to become a forum moderator.

Even if I have to fight Alex or Red Syndicate for it, LoL!

Sep 01, 2011 at 03:36AM EDT
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To become Entry Moderator, Forum Moderator, Database Moderator, Resident Advisors nor Image Moderators is hard, is just like Xbox Achievements here lol.

Sep 01, 2011 at 05:06AM EDT
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Ryuki Satzuki I'mJustADamnCentaur wrote:

To become Entry Moderator, Forum Moderator, Database Moderator, Resident Advisors nor Image Moderators is hard, is just like Xbox Achievements here lol.


I just feel like I should point this out.

Sep 01, 2011 at 06:17AM EDT
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@ȒưȿȿǐǟƞƑǣɗǿɍą

COME AT ME BRO

Sep 01, 2011 at 10:18AM EDT
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I look at the job section of most websites just in case that they might some extremely easy job that doesn’t require me leaving the house or paying tax.

Sep 01, 2011 at 05:57PM EDT
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Ryuki Satzuki I'mJustADamnCentaur wrote:

To become Entry Moderator, Forum Moderator, Database Moderator, Resident Advisors nor Image Moderators is hard, is just like Xbox Achievements here lol.

That “nor” right there really threw me off and confused me.

Sep 03, 2011 at 01:08PM EDT
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People like this shouldn’t become Moderator. They have yet to learn the meaning of a meme.

Sep 03, 2011 at 02:34PM EDT
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Ryuki Satzuki I'mJustADamnCentaur wrote:

“Nor” means combine with “and” and “or”.

(Although Brucker would handle this way better than I could)
Nor does not mean and/or. Nor is used in a sentence when there is already a negative such as “not,” “don’t,” etc, and you want to combine two ideas which are negatives (what a terrible explanation, I hope I’m doing this right).
Example: “This is not hard, nor is it easy.”
What you were trying to do is combine two ideas into one sentence in which case you would use “and,” “or,” “but,” “because,” etc. If you wanted to say “and” and “or” just say “and/or.”

Am I grammar nazing? Maybe, but you really confuse people when you use “nor” incorrectly.

Sep 03, 2011 at 11:28PM EDT
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You kiss ass to become a mod. Then you abuse your power ban everyone and delete everything.
YEAH!

HAHA DISREGARD THAT I COOK SOCKS!

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Sep 04, 2011 at 04:50PM EDT

rapturjesus wrote:

You kiss ass to become a mod. Then you abuse your power ban everyone and delete everything.
YEAH!

HAHA DISREGARD THAT I COOK SOCKS!

I’m not abusing, you fucking asshole. I’m using for good, not bad.

Sep 05, 2011 at 06:27AM EDT
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rapturjesus wrote:

You kiss ass to become a mod. Then you abuse your power ban everyone and delete everything.
YEAH!

HAHA DISREGARD THAT I COOK SOCKS!

Mods can’t ban people.
Admins can.

Sep 06, 2011 at 12:57PM EDT

Here’s the official word from the higher-ups:
Database Moderator: For moderators with entry, forum, and image powers.
Research Moderator: For moderators with entry & forum powers.
Sr. Entry Moderator: For moderators with entry & image powers.
Sr. Forum Moderator: For moderators with image & forum powers.
Entry Moderator: For moderators with entry powers.
Forum Moderator: For moderators with forum powers.
Image Moderator: For moderators with image power.

  • Custom titles will stay reserved for database moderators and staff

For those wondering who can and can’t ban users, Database Moderators, Research Moderators, and “Sr.” titles have that ability.

As for how you obtain these titles, they are assigned by the staff to the users who’ve shown that they can effectively utilize the abilities to manage the various sections of the site.

What we usually do: Act like everyone else.
What we do when we need to step in: Fix the problem.
What we’re supposed to do: Manage the site.

So that’s how it works. I hope this clears up any confusion.

Sep 06, 2011 at 05:21PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

If the position ever becomes open again, I wouled like to become a forum moderator.

Even if I have to fight Alex or Red Syndicate for it, LoL!

Sep 06, 2011 at 06:26PM EDT
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>mfw I can’t ban people even though I’m database mod.

Sep 06, 2011 at 10:39PM EDT
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Although the titles are mostly accurate, there are some weird oddities that aren’t reflected in the title (such as banning, unlike what Shadowfury said, i think).

KYM Admins

Current Staff: All mod powers + more (featuring, blog posts, deleting comments, deletion of images straight from the server, etc.)

Former Staff: All mod powers + some of the aforementioned powers.

KYM Moderators

0 Gen:
Captain Blubber – Image, Entry, Forum, Ban, Blog Posts

1st Gen:
Frketson – Image, Entry
Horseeater – Image, Entry
Blah-tan – Image, Entry
Tomberry – Image, Entry, Forum, Ban
Jostin Asuncion – Image, Forum
Shadowfury / Fandroid – Image, Forum, Ban
Mellow – Former Staff powers

1.5th Gen:
Watcher – Image

2nd Gen:
Christopher the Pimp Abra – Image, Entry, Forum, Ban
Ogreenworld – Image, Entry, Forum, Ban
Trick Lobo – Image, Entry
Doc – Image, Entry

3rd Gen:
Jumpstyler / Sav – Entry
Drpepperfan – Entry, Image
Brucker / Every name ever – Forum
Jack Candle – Forum
fuckyeahalbuquerque – Image

4th Gen (stolen from Mister J two posts down from me, give him karma >.>): [Edited 10-9-11]
RandomMan – Entry
Hiroman – Entry
Syndic / DrPepperfanfanEntry
Cyber6x – Entry
00CLANK – Image

All mods and admins are channel operators at #knowyourmeme at irc.freenode.org if they register their nick.

Edit [10-9-11]: I believe that all moderators with image moderating abilities have been extended to also have video moderating abilities.

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Sep 06, 2011 at 10:59PM EDT
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Guess that means I’m 4th Gen.

Hell yeah.

Last edited Sep 14, 2011 at 06:14AM EDT
Sep 14, 2011 at 06:13AM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

If the position ever becomes open again, I wouled like to become a forum moderator.

Even if I have to fight Alex or Red Syndicate for it, LoL!

You’ll have to fight me, too. I want in!

Sep 14, 2011 at 06:59AM EDT
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Come on guys. Being chosen as a mod isn’t a race or something. Most of the time, Staff members are very busy discussing on who to pick up when it comes to new mods. It’s not an easy choice.
Saying that you want to be one next won’t help at all.

Sep 14, 2011 at 07:55AM EDT
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Cyber6x wrote:

Guess that means I’m 4th Gen.

Hell yeah.

>4th Gen

(Also, welcome onboard the mod train)

Sep 14, 2011 at 08:24AM EDT
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I forgot to ask this:
What about Olivia G’s title? Does she get any OG privilege?
Like discounts for yayo? or +10 hood respect?

Sep 14, 2011 at 08:36AM EDT
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Olivia Gulin wrote:

I get bitches and money




Sep 14, 2011 at 12:58PM EDT
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I just noticed that now both Drpepperfan and Drpepperfanfan are mods.
Protip: The next batch of mods will include anyone named Drpepperfanfanfan. I have cracked their code!

Sep 21, 2011 at 10:41PM EDT
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on another note, how does the ranking system work? (not mods) i am a gold member and i dont know how i got here, is it for my comments and pictures? and how do i rank up to researcher (which i heard is the highest rank before being a mod)

Oct 08, 2011 at 10:02PM EDT
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Not Nathan wrote:

on another note, how does the ranking system work? (not mods) i am a gold member and i dont know how i got here, is it for my comments and pictures? and how do i rank up to researcher (which i heard is the highest rank before being a mod)

Oct 08, 2011 at 10:30PM EDT
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Captain Badass wrote:

(Although Brucker would handle this way better than I could)
Nor does not mean and/or. Nor is used in a sentence when there is already a negative such as “not,” “don’t,” etc, and you want to combine two ideas which are negatives (what a terrible explanation, I hope I’m doing this right).
Example: “This is not hard, nor is it easy.”
What you were trying to do is combine two ideas into one sentence in which case you would use “and,” “or,” “but,” “because,” etc. If you wanted to say “and” and “or” just say “and/or.”

Am I grammar nazing? Maybe, but you really confuse people when you use “nor” incorrectly.

I could, and I will.

I do believe that the term DrThundercritic was looking for was “and/or”, which is a conjunction that I see used very seldom, despite its usefulness.

Now, to address your atrocious post (which I feel I must always do when I spot someone being a grammar Nazi and yet failing to use proper grammar in their post):

Your first sentence needs a period, even within parentheses.

“Nor” is the negative form of “or” and is usually preceded in a sentence by the word “neither” as in “This is neither hard nor is it easy.” Note than in my explanation, the words I am explaining the meaning of have been enclosed in quotation marks to avoid confusion. This is not a hard-and-fast grammar rule, but it is highly encouraged, and is often known as “the use/mention distinction.” Example: It’s easier to understand the meaning of

It depends upon what the meaning of the word “is” is.

than

It depends upon what the meaning of the word is is.

unless you’re a Republican, of course.

It’s also important to specify (although most native speakers of English probably already understand this) that it’s not quite when “you want to combine two ideas which are negatives” but rather that

Neither this nor that.

is equivalent to

Not this or that.

but different than

Not this and that.

which is a questionable grammatical construct anyway.

Since you put the phrase, “what a terrible explanation, I hope I’m doing this right” in parentheses in the midst of a larger sentence, you don’t need to capitalize it nor* do you need a period, but since the phrase is made of two independent clauses, you have technically committed the sin of “comma splicing,” and should have used a semicolon.

Final note: The term should be spelled “grammar Nazi-ing” as “Nazi” is a proper noun, and if you’re using it as a present participle gerund, it tends to be the rule that neological constructs like this should be hyphenated, especially with a doubled vowel. Spelling it “grammar Naziing” might be semi-acceptable, but “grammar nazing” is definitely wrong, and I would suggest the better clarity of

Am I being a grammar Nazi?

The answer to the above question would be a clear, “Yes!”

  • See what I did there?
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Oct 09, 2011 at 07:18PM EDT
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