December 4, 2008 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #588804
The moderators have made it clear that they lurk (and post) under alternate identities. Chances are you’ve had a conversation with a mod and didn’t know it.
If you were going to find out the identity of a mod (funny to use that word in relation to a screen name), which poster would you most want it to be? Which would you most NOT want it to be?December 4, 2008 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #652909
Ha! Funny topic!
Please be aware that this thread will be monitored very carefully for Lashon Hara.
YWModerator-99December 4, 2008 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm #652910
joseph for sure works for ywnDecember 4, 2008 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #652911
and yanky 55December 4, 2008 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #652912
hey squeak, maybe YOU ARE YWMODERATOR-99!!!!!!!!!!!!
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!December 4, 2008 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #652913
they are the best they are just doing their”JOB”
give them a breakDecember 4, 2008 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #652914
you think rabbi of berlin is one? seems like he’s joseph’s best friend!December 4, 2008 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #652915
The Big OneDecember 4, 2008 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #652916
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief – I hereby assert that I am not a moderator. But I would place a bet on gavra_at_work. But that’s off topic.
And bestdriver: no one is giving them a hard time, so I’m not sure what you are protesting.December 4, 2008 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #652917
I can’t take the pressure. I admit it, I’m the Editor.December 4, 2008 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #652918
Hey! I said that first. You stole it!
You are not a moderator, at least I hope not.December 4, 2008 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #652919
i don’t think that yanky55 is caus part of one of his comments were deleted my a different mod.December 4, 2008 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #652920
Wait. I thought I was YWModerator-99.December 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #652921
I would hope that Rabbi of Berlin is one. he seems sincere and seicheldig. I would not venture to mention whom I absolutely hope is NOT a moderator a) because if I am wrong and they actually ARE, my posts will mysteriously disappear and b) it’s not nice to embarrass someone with an obviously mean comment.December 4, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #652922
Oh, can I be a YW Moderator?December 4, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #652923
my family really, really dislikes YW Moderator-72. they say he spends too much time moderating and not nearly enough time doing anything else. :o(
:o)December 5, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am #652924
anyone notice that we hear mostly from moderators 72 and 99? are there really that many or is that a fancy way of saying “moderators 1 and 2”?!?!?!December 5, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am #652925
i have a sneaking suspicion that NEITHER Joseph OR Rabbi of Berlin are really moderators. i may be wrong but they’re probably friends from before and made a deal not to tell anyone that they’re just regular mambers on this site… especially since people are always hinting that they think they’re moderators…
what do you think? i could be totally off… but for some reason i think not…December 5, 2008 1:36 am at 1:36 am #652927
squeak: I’d like to personally thank you for raising such a vital and important topic with this thread. I’m not sure how we all survived the raw thrill of speaking to a mod and not even realizing it!! I hope that at least when you DO know you are speaking to a mod (like when he is officially logged in as such), you do so with much awe and intrepidation, and at least have decency and kavod to stand at your monitor when reading or replying to his messages.December 5, 2008 1:49 am at 1:49 am #652928
Now here are my nominations:
1) jO jO is DEFINITELY one. Half of his new threads are immediately made sticky. And even more incriminating, everyone (besides the Editor and mods) has the word “Member” linked under their screen name,on the left of each comment in the coffee room. Well a few weeks ago, instead of saying Member by jO jO it said “Shmendrik”.
2) Joe Schmo. He is the oldest registered user on YW, besides the Editor. See: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/profile/4 (Registered users are given sequential number in the order of registration. Change that number and see. Good hack, eh?)
3) jphone. This is an educated hunch.
This comment is likely to be edited, deleted, or get the whole thread closed or removed. But hey, thats life. 🙂December 5, 2008 2:32 am at 2:32 am #652929
Ok Ok. I admit it. I moderate once in a while too. 🙂December 5, 2008 2:37 am at 2:37 am #652930
Am I gonna get anymore votes?
Editor, we need to talk about a raise. I’ve been working overtime deleting many kefiradika and apikursidika comments, especially made by commenter [DELETED BY JOSEPH-100: EVEN YOU — I MEAN ME — ARE PROHIBITED FROM LOSHON HORA/NAMING NAMES!]
(Reminder to #72 & 99: Don’t forget to delete all critical comments of me that are sure to follow this message.)December 5, 2008 2:51 am at 2:51 am #652931
joseph not one of us!!!December 5, 2008 3:04 am at 3:04 am #652932
see what i mean? joseph’s trying too hard to get us to think he’s a moderator. he’s either and idiot or he’s brilliant. so, joseph, which are you?!December 5, 2008 3:30 am at 3:30 am #652934
beautiful hack. how’d you find it?December 5, 2008 3:34 am at 3:34 am #652935
One thing he is not, is a moderator for YWN.
Just wanted to set the record straight here.December 5, 2008 3:37 am at 3:37 am #652936
wow will hill i see your fbi skills are great!!! by jo jo it says member since 2006! that’s a ywm member, not coffee room right? the coffee room wasn’t around back then right?December 5, 2008 3:38 am at 3:38 am #652937
thanx editor for clearing that up!!!December 5, 2008 3:55 am at 3:55 am #652938
wow i am number 1949December 5, 2008 3:59 am at 3:59 am #652939
so what did i say about joseph?!? i’m so brilliant i could probably learn gemara! (i’m JOKING! and if a wasn’t i would save it for another thread :-))
except for one thing. will hill, i got into joseph’s and he’s been on here for two years and he posts on every thread. you’d think his profile would be full, no? well it’s EMPTY! what does that mean???December 5, 2008 4:08 am at 4:08 am #652940
The Big OneParticipant
Chacham: How’d u figure out your #?December 5, 2008 4:18 am at 4:18 am #652941
brooklyn19, Must mean he’s even more brilliant that either of us thought possible. 🙂December 5, 2008 4:23 am at 4:23 am #652942
Editor, When was I fired? Is it because I let rabbiofberlin’s questionable message get posted? I’ll be more careful next time!December 5, 2008 5:19 am at 5:19 am #652943
I can tell you this much, it’s not just me and 72 that moderate, but we are the only ones (and our boss) who post comments using the moderator label on a consistent basis.
(Although I think 86 posted not that long ago.)December 5, 2008 5:26 am at 5:26 am #652944
lol really! ok so moderators 1, 2, and 3 and their boss. who taught you how to count?!
so who else? i checked on a couple of others. so far joseph is the most suspicious. how DID he get in and clear his profile?!December 5, 2008 5:30 am at 5:30 am #652945
btw there are a few that i can’t get on to. like WILL HILL, for example. AHEM!December 5, 2008 5:40 am at 5:40 am #652946
oh scratch that. i got into will hill. and i got to see joseph’s profile. had to go backwards for both of them.December 5, 2008 5:44 am at 5:44 am #652947
well, well, well waddayaknow?!?! joseph posted on this thread 22 minutes ago. but the last post in his name was over an hour ago! AND the only one who posted 22 minutes ago was… YW MODERATOR! so you don’t even have to log out, mr moderator?
you are reading it wrong. The last post by Joseph was 3 hours ago. the last post on the thread was several minutes ago. YW Moderator-72December 5, 2008 5:45 am at 5:45 am #652948
hey mr moderator, scratch that last one of mineDecember 5, 2008 5:50 am at 5:50 am #652949
Now I’m really busted. I’ll have to come up with a new one.December 5, 2008 5:52 am at 5:52 am #652950
Can we just get the FBI in on this to solve it conclusively, once and for all?December 5, 2008 5:58 am at 5:58 am #652951
poor joseph is being persecuted. how much fun would it be to find out that one of my brothers was really joseph??? then at least it would not have been in vain…December 5, 2008 6:00 am at 6:00 am #652952
or you could give yourself up by walking in to the nearest police headquarters 🙂December 5, 2008 6:11 am at 6:11 am #652953
I can understand your fascination with who is a Moderator, afterall who else could have such a glamorous job. look at the fun we have it is now slightly after 1AM and I am reading and deciding on such issues as is “so and so” a Moderator.December 5, 2008 6:56 am at 6:56 am #652954
dont have internetMember
ok people heres what i figured out
-the yw editor has been a “member” since may 12 2006
-joeschmo has been a member since may 21 2006-the eirliest i was able to find(very complete resarch lol clicking on random peoples names then going to anything posted 5 months ago and clicking on more random names—-okokok i know i need a more exciting life)
-emesvyatziv has been a member since june 27 2006
-and headinthesand it says blocked under his name not member hhhmmm? yes i know the editor could go change that now to confuse us…..but u knowDecember 5, 2008 7:13 am at 7:13 am #652955
The Big OneParticipant
umm, who cares who the mods are? is this site so important in the grand scheme of things?December 5, 2008 7:54 am at 7:54 am #652956
There obviously isn’t more than 2 moderators (78 & 99?) considering the long times it takes posts to be reviewed/approved.December 5, 2008 8:02 am at 8:02 am #652957
Joseph & Rabbi of berlin clearly know each other (although never agree) & Joseph mentioned on a different thread that he learned in Chaim Berlin. He also mentioned that he & RoB go way back, so it seems pashut to me that RoB must have learned with him in Chaim Berlin – hence – Rabbi of Berlin.
It’s probably an inside joke from their days in elementary school.
Elementary my dear Watson!December 5, 2008 8:18 am at 8:18 am #652958
love the line: ”such a glamorous job”!!!December 5, 2008 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #652959
Who’s 78? There’s 99 and 72 and 86 – that’s 3. I agree that there aren’t many moderators otherwise posts would go up quicker.
Maybe there are no moderators and it’s all the Editor, but since he’s so busy posts take a long time to go up. But to make it look bigger and larger then it is he posts under different names. Maybe no one in the forum is a moderator.
Just a thought.
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