October 20, 2014 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #613959
I came to the recent realization that the MODS are probably regular humans, and therefore probably have regular thoughts and feelings. Which got me thinking… Who are they? What do they think when they think a poster says something stupid–do they just grit their teeth and post it. They allow a surprising amount of posts, even those which make fun of the MODS or YWN.
They know everyone’s names–do they spy on everyone; have huge ma’arachos behind their backs?
“Hey, 147. How are you? Guess who I saw in shul today. Popa Bar Aba.”
“He davens in our shul? What does he look like?”
“You know, that tall guy who’s always getting into fights with everyone.”
“Oh, him. They tried to give him g’lillah the other day and he started screaming.”
If they feel the coffee room is too boring, do they post some controversial subject under a different name? How many posters are really MODS? Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only real poster, and everyone else is a MOD in disguise. (Bishvili nivra ha’olam…)
How does the night shift work? You noticed that at all times of day, posts get posted? Do they take turns doing the night shift? Do they have MODS in Israel to do the night shift? Do the nighttime workers wonder who in their right mind is up at night posting on the YWN Coffee room? (You woke me up to say LOL? Just get a life and leave me alone. Grimace. Sigh. Allow the post.)
Are they reading this now, rolling their eyes that yet another thread is devoted to them. Or do they like it? Or do they not care one way or the other, so long as they get their paycheck? Is anyone still reading this?
And sometimes, as the thread goes on and on, you could lose track of the subject. Do they have to continuously read the same thing over and over, to see whether the latest post, which is is response to a much earlier post, is appropriate? Do they work from home or an office? Is it a side job or full time?
I’m thinking about researching the matter thoroughly. I think it’s an extremely important subjext. You think I could get a doctorate for this?October 20, 2014 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1154450
P.S. I don’t really think everyone are MODS, only a few of the main characters.October 20, 2014 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1154451
Hey, I got a subtitle for this? Without even having to ask?October 20, 2014 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #1154452
P.P.S. I think they like joking around, also. Maybe that’s why the changed my username from the original.October 20, 2014 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #1154453
Oh do I have what to say. See,<DELETED!!>October 20, 2014 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #1154454
lol Little Froggie, did you ask the mods to do that?October 20, 2014 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #1154455
No, every time mods come across anything I write, they<<Edited>> – We don’t censorOctober 21, 2014 1:07 am at 1:07 am #1154456
scared driver delight that was hysterical! Mods come on, he didnt even get a reply for all that???October 21, 2014 1:10 am at 1:10 am #1154457
“You noticed that at all times of day, posts get posted?”
Maybe day, not night. I noticed that posts only get approved till a certain point, usually about 11:00. Then at one am, more posts are approved. Then at like 3 am, more are approved. And then not til the “real” morning 🙂October 21, 2014 1:49 am at 1:49 am #1154458
cozimjewish: how to you know all this? ur up till 3 every morning?!October 21, 2014 1:53 am at 1:53 am #1154459
“cozimjewish: how to you know all this? ur up till 3 every morning?!”
yes I am often up til 3 am (not EVERY morning though) as I mentioned on a different thread, I think Childhood traumas not sure. Also, keep in mind I may or may not be living in AmericaOctober 21, 2014 2:27 am at 2:27 am #1154460
cozimjewish: Thank you 🙂 And thanks for your vocabulary–I assumed there was a better word than, “allow the post”. or “posts get posted
‘October 21, 2014 3:30 am at 3:30 am #1154461
cozimjewish, I tried answering some of the most important secrets of the inner workings of the CR moderation council bu<<ZAPPED>>October 21, 2014 6:06 am at 6:06 am #1154462
OUCH. A little froggie getting zapped?? That’s gotta hurt…..October 21, 2014 7:11 am at 7:11 am #1154463
“Or do they not care one way or the other, so long as they get their paycheck?”
There appears to be a machlokes of poskim but I believe the mods are volunteersOctober 21, 2014 8:04 am at 8:04 am #1154464
You don’t have to be a mod to do it – just read this:
Mod (and audience):
We don’t censor
Oh? Who did this, then?
[Note: My posts in that thread weren’t censored, I just thought it would be funny to stick that at the bottom. I didn’t even realize the original wasn’t in parentheses until now…]
The mods don’t answer this kind of question. It may be a policy,
or it may be so that no one can ever pester them with questions.
Also, I haven’t seen those 3 AM post approvals. Maybe it’s only on some nights.
Scared driver delight:
They know everyone's names
No, they don’t. They know your e-mail address at most.
(If you send YWN [or anyone else] an e-mail from your account, that will give them your name, though. I suggest having an anonymous e-mail account or two.)
How many posters are really MODS?
I don’t think there are many mods running around.
100 and 29 came on in November of 2013, and other than 42, they are the only mods known to be currently active, so I think it’s safe to assume they were hired because they were needed.
That makes a total of 3 mods, unless the Editor also mods.
It would take some work for them to run multiple identities
to make a tumult while moderating everyone else as well.
But if they were posting under other names, why would they ever post as themselves on non-moderation topics, which they do?
(Maybe just so people would say that…)
Actually, I think 100 only posts about moderation, or if he’s addressed. Maybe 29 and 100 are the same person, and 100 is his moderation-only name, while 29 is used for conversational posting?October 21, 2014 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1154465Patur Aval AssurParticipant
Randomex, since you have just linked to the forest thread multiple times, have you seen that I finally divulged what the original question was?October 21, 2014 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #1154467
Ok, just in case you haven’t realized, it was little me that wrote that entire post. Both times. Welcome to me.
Oh…October 21, 2014 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #1154468Patur Aval AssurParticipantOctober 21, 2014 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #1154469
PAA: I’m sorry, what are you talking about? (Just kidding.)
I assume “Oh…” was your edited-in realization that you’d put your post up in the wrong thread? You could’ve changed the post
to a request that it be removed and then posted it again in the right thread.
Listen, I’ve known that for a long time, but the mods block virtually all posts about your former identities! I was trying to think of a way to tell you so in that thread that they would allow. Maybe they’ll let you answer cozimjewish’s question here (tell her I sent you):October 21, 2014 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #1154470
cozimjewish: why would anyone volunteer?October 21, 2014 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1154471👑RebYidd23Participant
I’m not a mod.October 21, 2014 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #1154472
SDD – Idk, I guess theyre just good souls 🙂October 21, 2014 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #1154473
“Maybe they’ll let you answer cozimjewish’s question here (tell her I sent you)”
What’s the matter, Randomex? Aren’t we on speaking terms anymore?October 21, 2014 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #1154474
I ‘hear’ you, Randomex.
About the other question… Hm… what would you say? Could be I don’t know. Maybe try asking mods shlita. Taka a shvere kasha. ????. (mods yetaretz..)October 21, 2014 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #1154475
I have another very important question. The time underneath each post indicates when the poster typed it or when the MOD approved it?
When you posted it – 29October 21, 2014 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1154476
Here’s a good question for Mods
Do Mods know users by their User Name (displayed) or by their Log On (url) name.
How about altered User names? Is there a record of the old one if that was also altered?October 22, 2014 3:31 am at 3:31 am #1154477
I guess no answer is my answerOctober 22, 2014 3:57 am at 3:57 am #1154478
mods can you change the “0”s in my name to “o”s?October 22, 2014 4:33 am at 4:33 am #1154479
no answer is a good answerOctober 22, 2014 4:35 am at 4:35 am #1154480YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
The answer is 42.October 22, 2014 6:48 am at 6:48 am #1154481
Is that a threat?October 22, 2014 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #1154482
Here’s another edited post:
This post appears to disprove my theory that 29 and 100 are the same person (it could be just to maintain the illusion, but it would be going a bit far).
In your original post, “147” is mentioned as a mod. Actually, she’s just an ordinary user, and there’s no profile for a Mod-147.
The answer to part of your question about names is that to begin with, the URL and displayed name are the same, so unless the displayed name is changed twice, no record is needed.
As for “42,” that being “the answer” is a reference to a series (originally) of books called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.October 22, 2014 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1154483
Your request has been granted, but your name now links to your old account, which had that name as well. I’ve made a note of that (or at least attempted to) in the “changed usernames” thread so people can still keep track of you in your current account.October 22, 2014 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #1154484
So, mod, will you admit that sometimes you (or rather the other mod/s) change posts instead of completely rejecting them?
I wish that would happen to mine more often…October 22, 2014 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #1154485
What's the matter, Randomex? Aren't we on speaking terms anymore?
Sigh… It’s time for another “make people look stupid” post:
“the mods block virtually all posts … Maybe they’ll let you answer cozimjewish’s question here
It should have been obvious that I had tried to answer, but my
post had not been approved. I’ll try again now – Those are two
separate accounts, though as far as I know they belonged to the
same person.October 22, 2014 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1154486
I’ve realized that your “Oh…” might have been just to make it look like your posting in the “wrong” thread was intentional, but
you might actually have posted here instead of in that thread so that at least some people wouldn’t know what you were talking about. That you haven’t also posted it in that thread makes me think you were trying to keep it private (or maybe you just specifically wanted me to know for some odd reason – such as the interest I’ve expressed in the subject in the past).
Speaking of which, I am aware of all the identities you gave initials for in a certain post, but I don’t know who the “etc.” was for. Will you give me those initials too?October 22, 2014 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1154488
The reason my last five posts aren’t together is that I wasn’t sure if they’d be approved. In fact, post #6 was blocked.October 22, 2014 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #1154489
If you really want to know more about the mods’ side of things, my brother’s idea is to create your own moderated WordPress>bbPress forum.October 22, 2014 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #1154490
Okay, that last one was post #6, except that it used to include my idea, which was rather more dramatic (and possibly illegal).
Wow, 6/6! I guess I’ve learned where the lines are (mostly).October 22, 2014 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #1154491
Randomex: That was one of my questions to the Mighty Mods. Do they, for instance, know I once had a (modified) User Name “New Kid On The Block”?
Oops. I just revealed to you what one reference of etc. stands for.
(I guess I have to modify that question now for the mods – do they know now that I had such a user name)October 23, 2014 2:35 am at 2:35 am #1154492
I wrote earlier:
“The answer to part of your question about names is that to begin with, the URL and displayed name are the same, so unless the displayed name is changed twice, no record is needed.”
For the mods, anyway – I assume they can see your profile URL. For normal users, the profile URL linked to next to your posts will usually be the same as your current name.
This is why my “Changed usernames” thread exists, though it won’t help if a name is changed another time after it is recorded there, and it works only through the efforts of volunteers…
Do you modify your own screen names? I see “New Kid On The Block” turned into – well, I can’t post it, can I – and someone has to have modified your current username.
I could see the mods doing this one to identify you for others, but you mentioned repeating “your self”).October 23, 2014 3:20 am at 3:20 am #1154493
sheesh randomex, you knew i had an old account?
and btw my old account was with a “S” and my new is with a “s”. my profile page the sameOctober 23, 2014 4:10 am at 4:10 am #1154494
Randomex, how did you see that name? Is EVERYTHING about me open, public?!?
H E L P !!!October 23, 2014 6:32 am at 6:32 am #1154495
I didn’t know until I tried clicking on your new name to see if I needed to add you to the “Changed usernames” thread. It was simple to notice that the last post from that account was a year old.
btw my old account was with a "S" and my new is with a "s". my profile page the same
I’m not sure what you mean. If it’s that your profile pages also differ in the matter of having a capital S or not,that’s true.
Your profile addresses are essentially as follows, though:
Old account: theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/profile/showjoe
New account: theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/profile/sh0wj0e
(Because YWN URLs are not case-sensitive, you don’t need to type a capital S to see the profile named “Showjoe,” even though that
is how the link appears next to your old account’s posts.)October 23, 2014 7:33 am at 7:33 am #1154497
Well, I must admit defeat for the moment. Google doesn’t
seem able to get your scent…October 23, 2014 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1154498
“It should have been obvious that I had tried to answer, but my
post had not been approved. I’ll try again now – Those are two
separate accounts, though as far as I know they belonged to the
I totally had no clue what you were on about, I didn’t chup you were referring to the question I asked lil froggie!! 😀
Btw Randomex, what was my prev username??October 23, 2014 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #1154499
A post of mine was rejected. I’ll try to get back to you.
I totally had no clue what you were on about, I didn't chup you were referring to the question I asked lil froggie!! :D
But I linked to it!
Maybe they’ll let you answer cozimjewish’s question here (tell her I sent you):
As for your previous username, I didn’t know you had one. Can you give me any kind of clue, or should I start digging through the music threads (no time for that, by the way)?October 23, 2014 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm #1154500
“But I linked to it!”
I’m a bit slow on the uptake
Prev username, I thought it would be fun to see what you’d come up with, but I feel bad for you, so I’ll save you the trouble: No I never had one 🙂
“should I start digging through the music threads”
Wonder why you would think I would post there….? 😉October 23, 2014 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #1154501
And seriously I am so curious why you think I am not American!! Please will you answer Randomex!!!
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.