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AnimeKami wrote:

For the lack of the best example, say chrome she (I believe) has a great relationship with the mods. I wouldn't know through the professional front if a new user (who just got premium membership) would be treated. I would say favoritism amongst users (of premium accounts) would not be the best idea.

I would think favoritism is already in place just a bit more discrete and not openly discussed to be put forth.


I'm sure it is and I am sure many of us prime users benefit from that discrete practice of favoritism. We disagree with an overt form of favoritism though, I'm all for it. People have gotten far too used to getting things free on the internet. I'm confused when I see complaints about advertisements from users that use the site for free...

Anyway, just because I think it would be a great idea doesn't mean it would.


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Concur.

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Kippu wrote:


AHTL wrote:

...I'm not sure if I ever had a childhood hero.



Isn't it kind of sad? I got a little depressed knowing a little pooh bear had no real life hero in her life.
Oh well, I guess having a cartoon hero is still better than no here. There must have atleast been a cartoon character for you, Hugo.


What about the creators of said cartoon hero?
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Groundskeepers would be a more fitting analogy.

Hey, no one sees them too much, but you see work done.
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Groundskeepers would be a more fitting analogy.

Hey, no one sees them too much, but you see work done.


I believe the word you are looking for Zendude is "Janitor". Which is exactly what a Forum Moderator is. It is someone who comes into a room, sees a mess created by someone else, and cleans it up for them since they can't (or won't) do it themselves.

Meanwhile I have seen what happens to a forum that doesn't get it's messes cleaned up. All you are left with are the users who created the mess in the first place and everyone who wanted a clean forum leaves. I certainly hope no one actually wants that. I know a great forum for those who want that type of environment though, it starts with the number 4 and ends in the letter N.



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Karkarov wrote:

I believe the word you are looking for Zendude is "Janitor".


"Janitor" has the negative connotation to it, so that's why I opted out to using it. I've heard the titles "maintenance technician", "sanitoral manager", and all these fancy words for it.

Anyways, "groundskeeper" has a cool ring to it like Groundskeeper Willie or something like Hagrid; there are some muscle and girth to the sound. Basically, it's more rugged than just pushing a mop around and cleaning the toilets. "LAWL"
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I like the title "Exterminator" better. Yeah, I'll go with that one. Silly bugsies and verminies making a mess of the forums. I will squish you all!
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zendude wrote:
"Janitor" has the negative connotation to it, so that's why I opted out to using it. I've heard the titles "maintenance technician", "sanitoral manager", and all these fancy words for it.

Anyways, "groundskeeper" has a cool ring to it like Groundskeeper Willie or something like Hagrid; there are some muscle and girth to the sound. Basically, it's more rugged than just pushing a mop around and cleaning the toilets. "LAWL"



I LOVE semantics! WOO!

Janitor only have negative connotations if you believe that being a janitor is something negative. If you believe that being a janitor is not something to be proud of, well then Houston we have a problem. Place as many flowers you want on job, but it doesn't change anything but deluding yourself.


If you want to think of yourself as a special flower that we moderators trim - by all means. Knock yourself out on the fertilizer...

Being a janitor is more than a glorified toilet cleaner. They have a large variation depending on the work place. Be it anything from fixing sinks, leakages in the pipes, fixing the electricity, making sure the security works and making snow explode.
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AHTL wrote:
Being a janitor is more than a glorified toilet cleaner. They have a large variation depending on the work place. Be it anything from fixing sinks, leakages in the pipes, fixing the electricity, making sure the security works and making snow explode.


I love making snow explode myself.
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Karkarov wrote:


AHTL wrote:
Being a janitor is more than a glorified toilet cleaner. They have a large variation depending on the work place. Be it anything from fixing sinks, leakages in the pipes, fixing the electricity, making sure the security works and making snow explode.


I love making snow explode myself.


How about "Domestic Engineers"?
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AHTL wrote:

Being a janitor is more than a glorified toilet cleaner. They have a large variation depending on the work place. Be it anything from fixing sinks, leakages in the pipes, fixing the electricity, making sure the security works and making snow explode.


Differing cultures and such and such are which that "derogatory" meaning stem from; plus here, there's that swaying from the word "janitor" being taught to kids. It's to put a bit of respect to the ones holding the position making minimum wage.

Anyways, most of those jobs from the cleaning toilets and trash (lower paid) to the building maintenance crew fixing stuff (higher paid) are separate positions; well, at least, this has been the case in a lot of the buildings and plants that I've worked in.

It's probably different there; I don't really know your location's system. But as for me personally, I rather not use the word “janitor” to address the minimum wage help. I got in a little fray with the custodial crew before and an earful from teachers, plural, when I was younger with that word. So that's why my use of "Groundskeeper", but then again, that probably means different somewhere else. “LAWL”
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