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I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Internetmeme » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:36 am UTC

XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Inspired by the celebration at Kingdom of Loathing every February, I have taken the liberty of starting 1st annual XKCD Mod Mental Awareness Month! Mods spend all year long, fending off trolls, punishing thread necromancers, and opposing general jackassery! After a quick look at the "post in this thread and get banned" thread, I knew it was a time to start this (not to incur the wrath our demon-mod *holds up a crucifix and fills a super-soaker with holy-water*) thread!

Alright, so celebrations to take our mods' minds off of the constant stress are going to be:


Febrary 14 in the "Forum Games" subfora whole of the fora: Mod-abuse thread (if I can get approval from a head-mod or Randall), Exterminatus is declared on the whole of the forum (aside from a select few*) where mods can abuse any of their powers (aside from bans for more than an hour). Let editing, random-deleting, and general chaos ensue! The mods deserve some time off for enforcing the rules all year!

February 16 in the "General" subfora: Mod of 2008 elections, including:
-Best mod
-Funniest thing done by a mod (like our demon-mod's "post in this thread and get banned" thread)
-Best mod story
-Best private PM (mod to mod or mod to user) conversation

February 23 in the Fora: Chaos theory day! Mods get to mess with the filters (again, with permission from a head-mod or Randall) to create awesome Mad-libs/conspiracy-libs in the fora!

February 28 in the "General" subfora: End-of celebration awards-the following awards for the 1st annual XKCD Mod Mental Awareness Month:
-Funniest action by a mod
-Funniest quote by a mod
-Coolest (or funniest) Mad-lib/conspiracy lib
-1st annual XKCD Mod Mental Awareness Month King
-1st annual XKCD Mod Mental Awareness Month Queen


That's all folks! I hope to see you all there! Even mods need a break every now-and-then.

2/12 EDIT: I have just gotten approval from Belial! This is going to go off!
2/13 EDIT: The fora seems to have decided to have the Mod Madness in the entire fora.
In unrelated news: The forums have been declared Exterminatus by the Emperor of Mankind on his golden throne on High Terra.
Moderator abuse scheduled for 00.00.14.02.009.M3.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Jesse » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:11 am UTC

Go for it!

What a good idea.

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby roc314 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:15 am UTC

Does this include Moderators Emeritus?
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:21 am UTC

What a stupid id-DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS!
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby hermaj » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:24 am UTC

ZOMG I WILL BE LEGITIMATELY ALLOWED TO CHANGE EVERYONE'S POSTS TO PONIES INSTEAD OF RESORTING TO PERSUADING DAVEAN TO ENACT TEMPORARY WORD FILTERS AND THAT ONE TIME WHEN I DID IT ANYWAY AND ALSO I CAN PROBABLY USE ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME!!!!!!! EXCITEMENTS!!!!!!

Really though, this is an incredibly awesome idea. :D



EDIT: Also, someone beat me to the caps! EVERYONE LOVES THEIR SHIFT KEY SPREAD THE CAPS LOVE WORD

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby ethraax » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:30 am UTC

hermaj wrote:EVERYONE LOVES THEIR SHIFT KEY

Yeah, FUCK caps lock.
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Postby Meowgan » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:52 am UTC

I like this plan.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby apricity » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:17 am UTC

I am excited and I feel loved, even though I'm not all that active a mod anymore :)
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Postby Babam » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:18 am UTC

Sounds awesome.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby poxic » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:27 am UTC

I hereby support this motion, even though I quake in my slippers for what might happen to me on Feb. 14.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Hammer » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:16 pm UTC

Hehehe. Sounds like fun!
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Postby ACU-LP » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:28 pm UTC

I whole-heartedly endorse this plan.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Moo » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:36 pm UTC

Boo, I'm out most of Feb 14th! However I am consoled by the knowledge that I will be in the company of a Mod. Myself and the others xkcders in attendance will celebrate his mental health in person on all of your behalves.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Quadropus » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:56 pm UTC

*Waits for forum-wide chaos*
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Decker » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:05 pm UTC

My name is Decker and I support this message.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby 22/7 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:56 pm UTC

Good idea, kids. Now to see if we can get one of said "head-mods" to sign off on it.
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Postby Hammer » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:29 pm UTC

22/7 wrote:Good idea, kids. Now to see if we can get one of said "head-mods" to sign off on it.

Belial already has.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Alder » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:43 pm UTC

Sounds interesting...

Plus it's led me to spot two mods that I hadn't noticed before. :D
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Postby Chfan » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:20 pm UTC

Looks cool.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Jos » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:34 pm UTC

Brace for misquoting, ban's ECT.

Say that a mod would hack/stop/whatever the clock at feb something something. Would that consume the forum for all eternity?
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Postby thefiddler » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:40 pm UTC

Oh my god.

Can someone please fix my computer before, umm... Saturday?

I WANT TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN.

*pouts*

If (and dammit, that is a big "if") I am able to participate in the festivities, can I at least have some sort of "Thank you for participating, even though you didn't win" award?

Since, face it people, there is NO WAY I will ever make any of the notable things. :(

Grawr. Looking forward to Saturday. ;)

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Jessica » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:03 pm UTC

Sounds fun.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Alder » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:20 pm UTC

Alder26 wrote:Plus it's led me to spot two mods that I hadn't noticed before. :D

Correction, three mods I hadn't noticed before... 8)
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Postby OmegaLordX » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:22 pm UTC

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Freiberg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:43 pm UTC

I HATE CAPS LOCK, IF ANYONE CARES!

But seriously, I endorse this idea. Tacos will be made in overabundance for the prizes.

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:48 pm UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:What a stupid id-DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS!

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Freiberg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:56 pm UTC

TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:
Alpha Omicron wrote:What a stupid id-DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS!

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Pure brilliance. You get a gold star.

And if anyone here posts in the "count to a million" thread, what do you think the odds are of a mod deleting 1 post from somewhere near the beginning, and completely screwing up every page topper in existence?

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Shakleton » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:58 pm UTC

I do very much approve of this plan!
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Belial » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:58 pm UTC

Freiberg wrote:
TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:
Alpha Omicron wrote:What a stupid id-DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS!

Spoiler:
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Pure brilliance. You get a gold star.

And if anyone here posts in the "count to a million" thread, what do you think the odds are of a mod deleting 1 post from somewhere near the beginning, and completely screwing up every page topper in existence?


Appreciably higher, now.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Luthen » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:34 pm UTC

This looks like it'll result in Lovecraftian-chaos lots of fun.

Shakleton wrote:I do very much approve of this plan!
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Also I don't think the OP colouring is helping the mods' mental health, it hurt my eyes.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Freiberg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:59 pm UTC

Belial wrote:Appreciably higher, now.


No way that they did not already think of that.

And if not, sue me.

On second thought, don't. Have a cookie instead.

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby existential_elevator » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:44 am UTC

Let the games begin.

I'll just be over here. Cowering. In abject terror.

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Postby Mmmm, Pi » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:04 pm UTC

I think it could be good fun for all actually. Mod away!
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby rnew » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:44 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
Freiberg wrote:
TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:
Alpha Omicron wrote:What a stupid id-DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS!

Spoiler:
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Pure brilliance. You get a gold star.

And if anyone here posts in the "count to a million" thread, what do you think the odds are of a mod deleting 1 post from somewhere near the beginning, and completely screwing up every page topper in existence?


Appreciably higher, now.

Please please pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease do this! I will sacrifice my page toppers just to see th look on Bart's face*

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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Felstaff » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:26 pm UTC

We could have a special day where RealGrouchy becomes RealHappy and dispenses gumdrop giggles and magical pixie dust.

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Postby ACU-LP » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:54 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:We could have a special day where RealGrouchy becomes RealHappy and dispenses gumdrop giggles and magical pixie dust.

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Postby JayDee » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:57 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:We could have a special day where RealGrouchy becomes RealHappy and dispenses gumdrop giggles and magical pixie dust.
For some reason that frightens me far, far more that anything else mentioned in this thread.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby Felstaff » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:20 pm UTC

existential_elevator wrote:Image

You've just won. Whatever 'it' is, you just won it.
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Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Postby existential_elevator » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:28 pm UTC

Really, it needs some pixie dust photoshopped in. Then it would be perfect.


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