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We are all volunteers.

(There are some occasions when I believe we should be eligible for combat pay ... but moderators and admins are not paid)
 

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We are all volunteer.
We, well I for sure, do it because I like the site.
I like the people who come to fellowship.
I work in the construction industry. The guys in it are as coarse and common as they come. Petty tyrants to young kids just trying out this thing called adulthood.
So I come here to relax.
Also my wife and I like exchanging ideas. We do it regularly between ourselves and look for other opportunities with others to do this as well.

But communities on the internet need leaders. People who truly look out for others and help them discuss ideas too.

We have everything from spammers, trolls, emotional vampires, paid "grass root" idealogs, and people who wish to change subjects to what their agenda is.

So we simply help keep the tempers in check and lead by example. We try our best to engage others and get them thinking. Because we like it all and think others enjoy it as well.

I have learned things and had others learn from me about stuff. It's part of this type of community that this sort of things happen... From England to Australia, the Phillipines and Canada I've gotten friends from the whole world because of these types of websites.

I think that it's wonderful and exciting to exchange ideas in this fashion. And when I get asked to help I understand completely what is needed and why.
"Someone needing to do something" becomes "I need to do something".

So I do.
 
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The staff here appear to do an excellent job; I cannot state that I have seen many actions performed by staff, however I am fairly new.
This site remains friendly and I assume this is due to the excellent team of members which become the staff as an entity.
Finally, thank you for the work you do here and behind the scenes staff!
 
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The staff here appear to do an excellent job; I cannot state that I have seen many actions performed by staff, however I am fairly new.
This site remains friendly and I assume this is due to the excellent team of members which become the staff as an entity.
Finally, thank you for the work you do here and behind the scenes staff!
Once, on a couple of other forums, I was a moderator and the best of them work in the background for the greatest part and only the offender knows they have even noticed the offense.
 
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Once, on a couple of other forums, I was a moderator and the best of them work in the background for the greatest part and only the offender knows they have even noticed the offense.
This is true here too. We have a policy that we don't discuss moderator actions concerning members with anyone other than staff or the affected member. And the discussions with staff mainly help us to make sure we are staying fair and balanced or to get advice on something we don't know how to handle. So a big part of what we do is never seen by the general public. I think this is a good thing and really the only descent way to do it.

I was surprised and honored when asked to be a moderator here. It had given me a sense of accomplishment and a sense of giving something back to help improve the site that I had enjoyed and learned a lot from. That was my pay!
 

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This is true here too. We have a policy that we don't discuss moderator actions concerning members with anyone other than staff or the affected member. And the discussions with staff mainly help us to make sure we are staying fair and balanced or to get advice on something we don't know how to handle. So a big part of what we do is never seen by the general public. I think this is a good thing and really the only descent way to do it.

I was surprised and honored when asked to be a moderator here. It had given me a sense of accomplishment and a sense of giving something back to help improve the site that I had enjoyed and learned a lot from. That was my pay!
To give an idea of how much goes on behind the scenes, in our moderator forum we currently have 90 pages of discussion threads with about 20 discussions per page. I personally very much appreciate each and every member of our staff for the work, the time, and the dedication put into making CFnet what it is. Thank you all!! :thumbsup
 

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Definitely a volunteer position. :dietcoke Sometimes if you're fortunate :dietcoke you can parley a volunteer position :dietcokeinto very lucrative deals by sponsors who appreciate your work. :dietcokeI'm not a sell out, though. :dietcokeI do this for the love of faith based discussions; :dietcokenot because any corporation pays me for product :dietcokeplacement. I would never :dietcokedo that.

Doesn't everyone feel like taking a trip to your local grocery store and taking home some refreshing Diet Coke? :dietcoke
 
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Definitely a volunteer position. :dietcoke Sometimes if you're fortunate :dietcoke you can parley a volunteer position :dietcokeinto very lucrative deals by sponsors who appreciate your work. :dietcokeI'm not a sell out, though. :dietcokeI do this for the love of faith based discussions; :dietcokenot because any corporation pays me for product :dietcokeplacement. I would never :dietcokedo that.

Doesn't everyone feel like taking a trip to your local grocery store and taking home some refreshing Diet Coke? :dietcoke
Uh no.
 
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Definitely a volunteer position. :dietcoke Sometimes if you're fortunate :dietcoke you can parley a volunteer position :dietcokeinto very lucrative deals by sponsors who appreciate your work. :dietcokeI'm not a sell out, though. :dietcokeI do this for the love of faith based discussions; :dietcokenot because any corporation pays me for product :dietcokeplacement. I would never :dietcokedo that.

Doesn't everyone feel like taking a trip to your local grocery store and taking home some refreshing Diet Coke? :dietcoke
LOL!