Announcing the mods

DMZ · December 7, 2007 at 1:12 pm · Filed Under Site information 

Hey all — some time ago, we put out an open call for people to help us with the comment moderation, and I wanted to follow up, because I realized it’s been well over a month. We got a great bunch of volunteers, names you’ll likely recognize from their contributions in the comments: Graham MacAree, Jeff Nye, Mike Snow, and Jim Thomsen. As a group, they’re about 4x more qualified to be moderating comments than I am.

So far, it’s been going swimmingly: I don’t ever log in to see 35 comments in the moderation queue, for instance, and no one’s gone insane with power.

I am happy and grateful to them, and to everyone who volunteered to pitch in, for their help in keeping the site manageable as it grows in fits and bursts.

Now to find some tech help!


60 Responses to “Announcing the mods”

  1. smb on December 10th, 2007 3:30 pm

    Perhaps we can fill the Indians’ need for a good LH bat for use in a platoon at first…maybe we can get that kid Cabrera in return, I hear good things about him, seems to be a little under the radar still…maybe they don’t know what they have and we can pull the proverbial wool over their eyes.

    Oh, wait.

  2. Graham on December 10th, 2007 3:42 pm

    We didn’t trade Cabrera for Broussard.

  3. HamNasty on December 10th, 2007 4:10 pm

    52- We some how managed to trade less then Broussard for Cabrera.

  4. smb on December 10th, 2007 4:59 pm

    Kudos on your deduction, good sir, as my thinly veiled irony can be tough to detect. You’re right, we traded Cabrera for Perez, who is now out of the league. I facetiously posited that perhaps we could trade Broussard to Cleveland to get Cabrera back, but of course they’d have to be REALLY STUPID to accept that trade, wouldn’t they? Kind of reminds me of a certain team I root for…

  5. MKT on December 10th, 2007 6:11 pm

    29: “What you all need now are some Lambrettas,
    and a bunch of rockers with bike chains.

    And Sting to lead them!”

    An Ace Face starter would certainly help the staff. But why would we want John Rocker?

    (The American Cinematheque just had its annual 1960s Rock Film Festival titled “Mods and Rockers”. )

  6. joser on December 10th, 2007 6:54 pm

    I had a friend who, after that movie was over, wanted to know why the kids on the scooters chanted/sang “We are the muds”? The accent was throwing him. But in the case of the M’s, it would be appropriate.

    “Sting” would be a bad-ass nickname for a fastball pitcher, though. Well, it would’ve been had it not already got associated with jazzy-adult-contemporary VH1 muzak.

  7. WardP on December 10th, 2007 8:25 pm

    Thank you, mods..

    What kind of tech help are you looking for?

  8. HamNasty on December 11th, 2007 9:13 am

    Some good Felix gouge over at THT. It is about Fantasy value but the first half of the article deals with analysis if you are not the fantasy type.

  9. msb on December 11th, 2007 10:05 am

    “Are you a mod or a rocker?”

    “I’m a mocker.”

  10. Evan on December 11th, 2007 10:51 am

    My name is Mok.
    Thanks a lot.

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