Moderators

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Moderators (also known as mods) are shackers who have been assigned the task of making sure the chatty is enjoyable by everyone. They primarily do this by banning users who violate the posting guidelines posted on the website and informing fellow Shackers of any changes in the guidelines. They may also modify the guidelines as they see fit (usually to identify new topics to ban). They may also relay information from Gamefly to the masses. New moderators are also only chosen by current moderators.


Moderator Duties

Enforcing Guidelines

The main purpose of a moderator is to keep order within the comments so that everyone can use it without going insane. Mods generally enforce the rules as displayed on the official Guidelines page. However, mods also enforce other rules that are not documented on the website. Most of the other rules are in an unofficial list of forbidden topics that will result in the author being temporarily or permanently banned and their post nuked.
Shackers should be aware that there may be certain times when moderators temporarily decrease tolerance levels for certain topics. Posts made during these controversial times may come under extra scrutiny during these periods. For example, during the 2008 US Presidential election season, insensitive or inflammatory posts made regarding political figures may be nuked even if they were normally looked over in other times.

Address Questions and Problems from fellow Shackers

If any Shacker has a question or issue regarding the community, they are free to contact any of the current mods. In theory, the mods will try to help you out where possible. Communication is done via Shackmessage.

List of Moderators

Out of date list pulled from the Guidelines page on November 30th, 2014.

Active

Shacker Status Service Start Service End
Ajax Former head mod
bitchesbecrazy
busdriver3030
Dante
Deathlove Feb 2, 2012
degenerate
drucifer
edgewise
filtersweep
Frozen Pixel Head Mod Feb 2, 2012
geedeck Head Mod
helvetica Head Mod
hirez
kaiser
Morgin Feb 2, 2012
multisync
ninjase Formerly known as sexninja!!!!
Paranoid Android
Portax
Rauol Duke Former head mod
redfive
Serpico74 Feb 2, 2012
Sexpansion Pack
thaperfectdrug
thekidd
zakk


Retired

Shacker Status Service Start Service End
Steve Gibson Sold Out Beginning of Shack time When GameFly
acquired Shacknews
Maarten Goldstein Retired Shortly after beginning
of Shack time
Shortly after GameFly
acquired Shacknews
Clay Retired a while ago
edlin Retired Feb 2, 2012
genjuro Retired Feb 2, 2012
king_darius Retired Feb 2, 2012
lacker Retired Feb 2, 2012
pupismyname Retired Feb 2, 2012
tomservo Retired Feb 2, 2012
UtilityMaximizer Retired Feb 2, 2012
brickmatt
carnivac
Cygnus X-1
dognose
enigmatic
haiku
jokemon
mikecyb
sgtsanity

Shack Staff also have mod powers but they do not actively moderate the comments.

See Also