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Old 05-06-2021, 16:43   #1
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Hats off to the moderators...

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1. Patience of Job.
2. Sense of humor.
3, Thick skin.
4. Extensive skill or knowledge in some or other sailing topic.
5. Willing to work long hours for free.
6. Good arbitrator.
7. Generally possess good people skills.
8. Willing and able to use the " delete" button.
9. Must be able to see both sides of an argument, yet remain neutral.
10. Must devote hours of time plowing thru' endless, often meaningless topics.

I don't know how y'all do it....who picks you ??? What motivates a mod to accept this long hour, no pay job.

Y'all have my undying respect and admirations.

Good job !!!
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What motivates a mod to accept this long hour, no pay job.

Good job !!!

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Old 05-06-2021, 17:10   #3
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Requirements:

1. Patience of Job.

2. Sense of humor.

3, Thick skin.

4. Extensive skill or knowledge in some or other sailing topic.

5. Willing to work long hours for free.

6. Good arbitrator.

7. Generally possess good people skills.

8. Willing and able to use the " delete" button.

9. Must be able to see both sides of an argument, yet remain neutral.

10. Must devote hours of time plowing thru' endless, often meaningless topics.



I don't know how y'all do it....who picks you ??? What motivates a mod to accept this long hour, no pay job.



Y'all have my undying respect and admirations.



Good job !!!


Agreed. This site is quite civilized.
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Agreed. This site is quite civilized.
Seen the Covid-19 containment forum, have you?

Seriously though, yes, the mods here are awesome. It’s a thankless job and no matter what a mod does someone is unhappy.

Kudos, team.
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Yup....this is an excellent site. Thank you, Mods for all you do!
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Re: Hats off to the moderators...

agree 100%. they do a great job, for no reward and without good moderators we would not have a forum

thanks heaps to you all !

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Completely agree, the mod-squad does an amazing job. I've long said they should get paid. After all, this is a for-profit enterprise.
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Good job !!!
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Yes - cheers to all those on the

wait for it ....
wait for it ....

Mod Squad!
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Completely agree, the mod-squad does an amazing job. I've long said they should get paid. After all, this is a for-profit enterprise.
What a GOOD idea, Mike! Would you like a part time job as an agent for us?

Seriously, if we got paid, well, it would be a job, would it not? And I gave up jobs and working and all that to go to sea many years ago, don't see a reason to change that status now.

But thanks to everyone for the kind words. They help take the sting out of some of the PMs that we get from less grateful folks.

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I don't know how y'all do it....who picks you ??? What motivates a mod to accept this long hour, no pay job.....

The existing mods pick the new ones.

We are motivated by masochism. I was a sailor before taking the gig so it was something I was already into.
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Yes - cheers to all those on the

wait for it ....
wait for it ....

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Completely agree, the mod-squad does an amazing job. I've long said they should get paid. After all, this is a for-profit enterprise.

The most rough estimate of the site’s traffic this past month at 1.8 million visits a month and 4.1 page views per visit, assuming $1 per 1000 ad impressions puts this site at approximately $80,000 annual revenue before expenses.

Very crude estimate.

BUT! You can cut that number in half to $40,000 as a more typical revenue. Boats are hot right now due to it being boating season in the Northern Hemisphere and their popularity due to pandemic issues. As recently as November 2020, the traffic was half what it is today.

From a $40,000 more average annual revenue, they have some hosting to pay, some ads of their own to place so they drive traffic to the forum from people searching for things like “yanmar” and whatnot. Probably $5k? I’m not sure that cost.

But they do have contributing members that pay an unknown amount to the site.

Then the site owner has to live so taking a salary would be important. Anything left after the salary is subject to business profits taxes. Any salary taken is subject to income and employment taxes.

I’m not sure there is room in an ad revenue based model like this to pay the mods anything that wouldn’t be more insulting than just volunteering.
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