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    That is not to mature PAK! What are you doing? LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    I want to be a mod so i can sort out information in that forum. I think that not abbrieviating stuff will be a lesson for me to sort out my sentences. (LOL) I think this would be a great expierence for me. And no i dont think that i would e alot higher or "Better". Also i think since i thought of it i should sorta have some athourity (not trying to be rude or anything.) I think it would be fun. With the time i spend on the forums i dont think anything will be a big deal for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Also i think since i thought of it i should sorta have some athourity (not trying to be rude or anything.)
    That is exactly the mindset that does NOT fit with being a mod. Good mods are not mods because they want power. They do it because they genuinely love the plants and serving the CP community. I have spoken to many of them off forum and I can tell you that every single mod I talk to regularly has expressed that they never requested, and even refused the positions when offered. Personally I would be extremely suspect of any mod who wants the job for the sake of the "authority" they think it will gain them. IMHO RESPECT is the prerequisite of authority, and no title will gain you respect, that must be earned through hard work and dedication.

    Just my opinion.
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    I think its the difference between the attitudes, "What's in it for me?" and "Will it be in OTHER's best interests?"

    When people respect something, they unconsciously, or consciously, try to be like it. I think this principle applies here. People would jump at the chance to obtain what they *think* is the most desired.

    My two Lincolns.

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    Well Jamie

    First off, the Budget CP thing isn't broad enough a subject to warrant a forum of its own. It might make a good topic in the General Forum if you'd like to start one for it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Secondly, we do not want the boards to get too heavy with Forums. It is already lengthy as it is. We don't want there to be sooo many that you have to scroll for 3 minutes just to see them all. Forums need to kept to something that is broadly appealing to a large segment of people and encompasses a singular interest. So I don't think it likely that your idea will become a forum. Like I said...it would make a great topic where people could post their ideas. Why don't you try that?

    And moderators don't really have "authority". We are here to help Phil. We have opinions and suggestions sometimes, but we bow to the Head Guy...Phillip. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] He IS "The Authority"...The Terminator...Zeus....Rambo...Ben Hurr...King Tut...The Dr. Phil of CPs....uhh...you get the idea. (Actually Phil is a VERY nice, sweet guy who works hard and has a good, kind and generous heart. Love my bossman.). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Mods help out and participate, but are also kinda in the *BACKGROUND* for when someone needs help. Its not the kinda thing where you are constantly "sorting out information." You let topics fly on their own basically.

    So relax. Think about how you'd like to word your "Growing CPs on a budget" topic and post it. (Watch spelling and punctuation!) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'm sure there are people out there with interesting ways to save time/money.

    BTW...there is a BIG difference between "TOPIC" and "FORUM". Those are not interchangeable words. I see this mistake a lot. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]



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    Hey, it wouldn't be a bad idea to pin such a topic in the general forum so people could post hints and tips there, and always be able to see it.

    Capslock

    PS: Jamie, keep putting your time in. One day you will be a respected CP authority, and people will want you to be a moderator. Just keep on truckin, keep helping people, keep learning, do a lot of listening, and it will happen all by itself. Come to think of it, that's how all of life works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Just keep on truckin, keep helping people, keep learning, do a lot of listening, and it will happen all by itself. Come to think of it, that's how all of life works.
    Did you ever read the Death of the Salesman, I'm reading it now and this might be also irrelevant to this post. But this made me ponder, not all of it is ture on how life works.

    Willy, the father of Biff and Happy says the way to life is to be well liked and has morals for everything.

    But Charley his neighbor isn't well like, but he's rich. and Charley explains that in life, you don't have to be well liked, its just how to suceed.

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    Hey Jamie

    Here's a thought. Why don't you collect some ideas from people, write it up into an article, and submit it for review to be posted in the Articles Forum? You can show off your ability to "manage information." As with any submission by anybody, it would have to be *well written*, informative, helpful and of enough value to warrant being posted for a period of time. But there is no guarantee it would be accepted and posted. However its worth a shot if you like to write, gather information and organize it. You could ask Phil if its ok to do that.

    Just a thought. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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