OT - What are requirements to become a moderator?
Posted October 26, 2002 - 07:37 AM
Posted October 26, 2002 - 11:45 AM
First, we have to run 5 miles in less than 30 minutes, then we have to swim 10 miles in less than an 2 hours, then we have to be able to wheelstand for 2 miles, around corners and up hills... after that, we have to strip down and reassemble a WR250 motor, without the aid of a torque wrench, blindfolded, in less than 45 minutes - then, we have to be able to go to each of three local dealers and get the jets we want and bring them back and fit them, once again blindfolded, within 2 hours...
Once the physical is over, we need to prove ourselves in other ways... First, you have to get a 95% pass in a 1000 word spelling list, then you need to be able to recite part numbers from selected pages of the CRF450 workshop manual. Thirdly, you have to write a 10,000 word closed-book essay with thew question "compare and contrast the benefits of fully synthetic oil over mineral oil in low mileage off road motorcycles" complete with references and footnotes.
Once you have passed the knowledge test, then you have to pass the other tests... Setup a copy of Windows 2000 and IIS web server software in less than 2 hours, fully configured, and mirrored, complete with backup routines and name servers and routers.
Once you are accepted to the shortlist, then depending on which forum you are chosen for, you may have to pass brand specific tests... For instance, the CRF forum requires piston and valve replacement skills par excellence... The Cannondale Forums require you have a thicker skin to withstand the ribbing you may get from those who just don't understand...
Finally, when you have spent at least 6 months in an overseas aid agency spreading the word of motocross or enduro (your only elective subjects) to third-world populations, you may be ready to apply... after you drink 12 full-strength beers and walk a straight line for 200 yards... balancing a tennis ball on your head... at night... in force 7 gales... humming the tune from "married with children"... in MX boots...
If you are still keen, the best way is to ask Bryan and Steve... they can start you on the evaluation program...
Good luck, only the strong will make it through...
Posted October 26, 2002 - 01:50 PM
Posted October 26, 2002 - 03:08 PM
Posted October 26, 2002 - 03:31 PM
Any other questions...? LOL
The Navy SEALS respect us...
Remember to walk away from bar fights with a TT moderator...
Posted October 26, 2002 - 04:28 PM
Posted October 26, 2002 - 05:08 PM
We don't brush our own teeth... like Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America", we have girls to take care of all washing and cleaning jobs... including our teeth... Moderators have groupies too you know... LOL
Posted October 26, 2002 - 09:00 PM
Being a moderator is not a bad life at all... LOL
Posted October 27, 2002 - 11:40 AM
Well, she just finished cleaning my WR420, Eric Gorr Big Bore Special, with Q-Tips!! She had to get into those VERY HARD TO REACH spots. The q-tip is nice and soft and leaves the finish VERY SPIFFY. I DO NOT believe in power washing my bike.
Right now, I am sipping a Corona, watching the Las Vegas Open, eating Nacho Chips w/ habenaro salsa, and watching "Bambi" suck on my big toe (very sensual!!) while giving me a foot massage.
Yeah...the life of the TT Moderator.
Tomorrrow, I am flying off to Japan (VERY PRIVATE 727, complete w/ all those T-Shirt Model Bimbo's) for a test ride of the 2004 prototype YZF450, 250 & 125.
The perks to this job...AIN'T ENOUGH!
Posted October 28, 2002 - 05:21 AM
Thanks for all your help guys! We couldn't do it without you. Time and time again, when talking with people about TT, they rave about the tact of our moderators and the lack of heavy-handedness. Of course, our members are a cut above too, so the combination is pretty awesome.