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AxelWolf
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August 2nd, 2021 at 5:42:42 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thank you for your interest, Mission. For the record, I do not request those conditions and happy to give you a new beginning. It should be noted that I see forum members socially often. I do my best to avoid favoritism, but if it still exists, so be it. If anything, I think I'm harder on those I know personally, to avoid a perception of favoritism. BBB also has many friends on the forum and I never had a problem with that.

The biggest favor you could do for Mission would be to reject his application. Sorry Mission, I think you are a good MOD, but I think your time is better spent doing other things.
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Mission146
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August 2nd, 2021 at 5:45:16 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

The biggest favor you could do for Mission would be to reject his application. Sorry Mission, I think you are a good MOD, but I think your time is better spent doing other things.



I don't know. I think being effectively obligated to visit the Forum every day would help keep my head in the game so I can get my writing (and other profitable gambling-related things) done. I'm not going to lie; I could probably use a little bit of structure.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 2nd, 2021 at 5:57:32 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Why not you? I think you would make a good MOD.


If we are going to nominate folks...I nominate DRich. He is retiring right? He would make for a great moderator.

It will be nice to have Mission's name green again. It was weird when his name went from green to blue a few years back.
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August 2nd, 2021 at 6:40:04 PM permalink
I think that Mission is the nicest and most polite person on the forum. Does anyone disagree?

And he runs the NFL Picks contest and puts his own money in to make it +EV for everyone else. And then he lays down by doing a very sorry job of making picks. I mean, what a guy!

I dislike that he is vowing to never go to WOV Spring Flings or any other get-togethers. But If I should ever meet him, I'll guarantee him some of those free beers that he deserves. I'll leave the "naked cheerleaders" to some of you other men about town.
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OnceDearMission146
August 2nd, 2021 at 6:42:09 PM permalink
I asked this question years ago and never got an answer. I assume this is an unpaid position. Why would anyone want it? Itís a lot of work and itís almost completely thankless.

Is it actually a paid position?
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August 2nd, 2021 at 6:49:20 PM permalink
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Greetings!

For the record, I wasn't aware that this thread was going to be created or that I would be involved in any polling options. The question of my becoming a Moderator again, full disclosure, has been brought up in the past---but I didn't know that this thread was going to be created.

To be clear, I'm not terribly concerned if I am made an Administrator again, or not. It would seem that some people think that I did a good job in that role, and even when I did resign, many of them did not wish for me to do so. In any event, that was over three years ago.

As a result of this poll (I assume) I will state that I have been asked to become an Administrator again---and I conditionally accept.

My condition is that not a single Member in good standing, with a Join Date on or before 1/1/2020, raises an objection in this thread within the next seven (7) days. If even a single Member objects to my being an Administrator during this time, then I will not do it. I do not wish to be an Administrator again unless the opinions of active Members are either unanimously in favor and/or unopposed.

There will be a few things I will do differently if I am Administrator again, which are as follows:

1.) I will not talk to anyone from this Forum outside of these Forums, with exception to two people who have become close personal friends to whom I speak (via text or call) almost every single day. One is currently my best friend IRL, at this point, and the other is someone who I regularly advise on AP-Related matters.

In both cases, neither of them post here very often.

2.) In order to facilitate #1, I do have ongoing business with two different people from this Forum, which I will conclude as quickly as possible.

3.) An exception to #1 is anything that I have to do to handle the payouts for the WoV NFL Picks Game.

4.) Another exception to #1 is Facebook and any interviews that I do with people for the purpose of articles.

5.) I will not socially meet anyone outside of the Forums (except those covered by #1) for any reason.

6.) I will not meet up with anyone in a casino (other than those covered by #1) for any reason.

7.) I will not attend any WoV meetups of any kind.

That should prevent any future perceptions of bias in terms of my moderation. In general, I'm also much less inclined to meet people than I used to be, so this will not have a negative effect on me whatsoever.



I don't think#7 is necessary. Those meetups don't result in any real cozy cozy type of situation in my experience.

It's basically just pizza, some gambling and some chip n dip in a suite where people play pinochle
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August 2nd, 2021 at 6:49:36 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Is it actually a paid position?



It is an unpaid position. It's a thankless job where every grievance leaves at least one party disgruntled with you. The main benefit is you have a hand at making the forum a better place. Of course, it's a lot easier to sit comfortably at home and complain.
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Mission146
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August 2nd, 2021 at 6:54:36 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I asked this question years ago and never got an answer. I assume this is an unpaid position. Why would anyone want it? Itís a lot of work and itís almost completely thankless.

Is it actually a paid position?



I think that the rules make the Forum better, so my goal when I was an Administrator before was to try to help make the Forum better. It is unpaid.

Rules without any enforcement are nothing more than suggestions.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 2nd, 2021 at 6:56:15 PM permalink
ill do it for money
Mission146
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August 2nd, 2021 at 6:57:33 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I think that Mission is the nicest and most polite person on the forum. Does anyone disagree?

And he runs the NFL Picks contest and puts his own money in to make it +EV for everyone else. And then he lays down by doing a very sorry job of making picks. I mean, what a guy!

I dislike that he is vowing to never go to WOV Spring Flings or any other get-togethers. But If I should ever meet him, I'll guarantee him some of those free beers that he deserves. I'll leave the "naked cheerleaders" to some of you other men about town.



Thank you for the compliment!

I can be very polite when I choose to be, but I donít think Iím the nicest or most polite person here. I have an intellectual arrogance streak a mile long, but people who genuinely ask questions and are willing to accept math will not usually see it.

My picks are awesome. Variance has simply not been on my side. Lol. JK

Iím afraid that I donít drink alcohol anymore, but if we meet (which means I am not an Admin) I do like Dr. Pepper, on occasion.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219

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