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  2. Firstly I would say thank goodness for this development as I think some moderation is desperately needed. Not to detract from Wiv at all - he's a fine mod and a good dude but he can't do it all and not for lack of trying. • What is your Stake username? JackStraw42 • How much time on average do you spend on Sports-Chat every day? Lol probably as much or more than anyone if I'm being honest. Forced retirement been great for finding time to hang around in chat all day. To put a number on it... 14+ hours/day • Can you briefly explain what the job of a moderator is? Enforce rules so as to maintain a civil and safe chat environment for all users and assist those users when necessary. Wiv seems to often serve as sort of a level 1 support to lighten the load of stake staff support. • Why do you want to become a moderator on this chat? This is probably where I'd stand out or at least differ from other folks interested in the position. I only want stake chat to be the best possible version of itself that it could possibly be. Do I often call out passive begging and blatant sucking up to high rollers? yes - but only because I've seen how online communities can deteriorate to the point where no one is interested in being a part of them. I'm not interested in shaming bad behavior to inflate my own ego or make myself feel superior. I just want the members of Sports Chat who actually contribute to conversation and debate to feel like they are heard and a part of a community and not drowned out by constant nonsense or irritated to the point that they are not interested in attempting to participate in the first place. To be clear, I don't think the job of a moderator is to serve as a moral adjudicator or police the chat to the point where saying 'nice slip' makes one feel uneasy or at risk. We all know there is a line and most of us can see when that line has been crossed. • Have you ever been warned, muted, or banned? I've been muted but the last time has to have been over a year ago. I can't be sure but its been a long long time. Also, that mute was for a total accident. • Have you ever been a moderator on any other platform? I mod two twitch streams including the stake support staff stream. I also host my family's weekly zoom call. I'd like to add that I'm sure my name isn't the first name to come up when discussing this possibility but do consider the intentions behind my chat behavior which I've touched on above. It's easy to recall me being rather harsh to beggars in chat because I often do so in a comical way but if my chat logs were thoroughly reviewed, they would reveal that on a daily basis I am welcoming to new users, helpful to folks with honest questions, and friendly to the regulars that call sports chat home. I recognize there is a difference between chatting as a regular user and as a representative of a company. I've worked in the legal field for the better part of the last decade and know how to be professional when the occasion calls for it.
  3. Stake username: JackStraw42 ESPN username: JackStraw42 Bracket Name: SportsContestChamp
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