From technology to politics to video games; these are the random thoughts of a geek with too much time on his hands
Published on February 8, 2008 By Zoomba In OS Customization

Another Friday, another series of questions from the community answered by our moderation staff!

This week, we hear from WOM, Koasati, Starone, Zubaz, Quentin94, Fuzzy Logic, Hankers, Jafo, Erk and Snowman.


Question 1 -

Is there anything you miss about not being a moderator (i.e. a regular user) (HG_Eliminator)

Wizop WOM
  Yes, not having to watch what you say when people piss you off.
Super Wizop Koasati
  No, not really.
Wizop starone
  no.
Sir Zubaz
  Believe it or not, but I actually edit my thought (if not my spelling) when dealing with the jerks that crop up once in a while here.  I sometimes wish I could say what I wanted.
Wizop Quentin94
  Miss? definitively not
Overseer Fuzzy Logic
  Yes, skinning. Since becoming a mod I just don't seem to have the time. 
Moderator Hankers
 

Nope, nothing at all.

Admin Jafo
 

Being [relatively] able to call someone an arse publicly and have it only reflect poorly upon myself [and not the site as well].

Wizop Erk.
I kinda miss being able to fire up Photoshop anytime I want to, but thats also due to my real life work commitments as well.
Super Wizop Snowman
  No, not really. I'm still the same

Question 2 -

What do you like the most about the community?  (CarGuy1)

Wizop WOM
  For the most part, how people interact with each other.  How you can develope friendships without even seeing one another.
Super Wizop Koasati
  The friendly folks.
Wizop starone
  Kinship.
Sir Zubaz
  I'm an Army brat and we have a tendency to create "family" where we can.  This place is my family.  Thankfully, when compared to RomanDA, Island Dog, Jafo, and Zoomba, I'm the good-looking, smart one.
Wizop Quentin94
  The community itself, the friendship and the fact every people (or close ) try to help everyone in needed, regarding softwares, skinning or personal issues.  When you are in need here there are always someone to help you.
Overseer Fuzzy Logic
  The way people come to each other's assistance. It's great to see that kind of support here and I don't think I'm going OTT to say WinCustomize has the very best people. Someone is always there for you when you need them.
Moderator Hankers
 

The friendship and willingness of members to assit each other in a myriad of ways (skinning, computer setup) and most importantly the caring for our fellow man/woman when they are in need (due to some medical or personal reason).

Admin Jafo
 

The sense of 'community' itself.  Very few people have met others in person [real life - tm] yet create genuine lasting friendships through the common interest/s of skinning, etc.

Wizop Erk.
  The kinship ... plain & simple. We have a rockin' bunch of people, and I think there's not a bettter place on the net  to be.
Super Wizop Snowman
  The concept of "the community" has changed with the disappearance of more and more skin-sites.  In the "old days" The Community were the interaction between uses on different sites.  Today any one site is considered a 'community'.  To me "the community" died along side the original Skinz.org.

Question 3 -

If you could change one thing for the betterment of the community, what would it be? (CarGuy1)

Wizop WOM
  Instantly vaporize the Rippers.  Hehe.
Super Wizop Koasati
  That's a tough one...... I'm afraid if I answered this one, I'd open a can o' worms.
Wizop starone
  Hum, well, no strife, no rips, no porn coming up for moderation (instant wipe out, so to speak).
Sir Zubaz
  I wouldn't change much.  We really are a self-policing bunch.  I'd like to find a way to get more lurkers involved more.  We have a ton of members but there are probably less than 30 "regulars" in the forums, IRC, and galleries.  I know they have something to offer . . we just need to get them out there. 
Wizop Quentin94
  See more people come here and make their place in. In few wordsl: See More of the currents members talking in forums and Get some new blood.
Overseer Fuzzy Logic
 

More support for some of the smaller sites. I would hate to think the community would end up being just one or two large sites.

Moderator Hankers
 

I'd like to see more participation in the forums from a greater number of members/subscribers.

Admin Jafo
 

There are many...but one of them would be to wave a magic wand and have all countries world-wide respect, adhere-to and enforce Artists' copyright to the point of pulling the pins of sites which fail to comply. [would save Koop a lot of heartache].

Wizop Erk.
  I'd like to see more interaction from folks who are members/subscribers, as I think ALL input is valuable and everyone's opinions/thoughts/ideas are welcome ...[so c'mon all you lurkers ...get to it!]
Super Wizop Snowman
  See #2

Question 4 -

Are you a mod at more than one site? (w4xpl4y3r)

Wizop WOM
  Yes, Skinning Dot Net.
Super Wizop Koasati
  Nope, just here.
Wizop starone
  No, just mod here.
Sir Zubaz
  I used to mod elsewhere but this place gradually has taken over my on-line life.
Wizop Quentin94
  Nop here only.
Overseer Fuzzy Logic
  No. WinCustomize is quite enough of a handful!
Moderator Hankers
 

Yes, Skinning,net

Admin Jafo
 

No, not as such, though was an admin at skinz.org many years ago...and am still a 'senior member' at Deviantart [though that's more about age, really]...

Wizop Erk.
  Nope... just here.
Super Wizop Snowman
  Yep.  Wincustomize, Skinz.org, LotsOfSkins.com
I used to be admin on Skinbase too, but the management of the site went in a direction I just couldn't accept, so I desided to leave.

Question 5 -

Have you met any other mods, or even community members, in person? (Ranger375)

Wizop WOM
  Yes, 1 mod and 1 community member
Super Wizop Koasati
  Not yet. Hope to meet Zubaz someday, since he frequently drives within a mile of my house.
Pictoratus lives about an hour away, maybe we'll get together someday.
Wizop starone
 

Met one.  Wish I could meet them all.

Sir Zubaz
  I've been lucky enough to get a bit drunk with Zoomba.  (well . . maybe more than a bit) but that's the closest I've gotten.  I drive through the town Koasati lives in a few times a year but never get a chance to stop (or make the effort ).  If anyone in the community is in Houston give me a PM, maybe we can hook up for lunch or dinner or maybe a drink.
Wizop Quentin94
  Unfortunately not.
Overseer Fuzzy Logic
 

Not met anyone. I have had a phone conversation with BoXXi a few years ago (um, five years...). I was in hospital for an operation and Bryan was kind enough to phone to see how I was doing.

Moderator Hankers
 

Not as yet but there are a few that would be great to meet.

Admin Jafo
 

Not mods, no.  Closest I'd have come to that was talking directly with Alexandrie once.  One skinner I did 'hang out' with...a bit....was Grimspoon ...fellow Melbournian.  He was into Litestep, Winamp, etc...and [though they are unlikely to admit it] started Devart's involvement into commercial prints. [I saw some commercial/professional grade prints of Nuvem's artwork at Grim's place once.....brilliant stuff].

Wizop Erk.

Not yet, but I have family who live just oustside Melbourne ...and one of these days I'm just gonna drop in on Jafo right at 'beer o'clock' with a nice cold slab of ale.. 

Super Wizop Snowman
 

No, not yet, but Aussie-land and/or USA be warned.....
One day I might be knocking on a few mates's doors


Comments
on Feb 08, 2008
Zoomba and questioners . . thnaks for this.  it's been fun answering.
on Feb 08, 2008
cool... Is interesting to see how the answers vary from one person to the next..
on Feb 08, 2008
Is interesting to see how the answers vary from one person to the next
Zoomba has a randomization algorithm to "prove" that we aren't clones.
on Feb 08, 2008
No, not yet, but Aussie-land and/or USA be warned...


Bring it on matey

Interesting read. Thanks for that.

on Feb 08, 2008

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Woah... now there's a fella I haven't 'seen' in a loooong time - far too long....
How ya doin' Scarebear?!

I'm still waiting for ya on MSN

on Feb 08, 2008
Thanks guys and gals .. very informative !!  
on Feb 09, 2008
One of my wishes is to be wealty...so I could come make a smelly visit to all of ya.  

Leo has managed to drive down from Denver to pay me a visit...he said it would be for a 'pie and a pint'.When I said huhwhat?,we switched it to Country Buffet.  
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