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Postby Sam » 24 Sep 2016, 23:30

Ask me anything :D
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Scouten » 25 Sep 2016, 00:34

Why is your name not Mas? :D
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Sam » 25 Sep 2016, 01:41

Scouten wrote:Why is your name not Mas? :D


Don't want to be associated as a representative of Malaysian Airlines.... :P
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby sherryinutah » 25 Sep 2016, 05:19

Do you enjoy being a moderator?

What are your community moderator responsibilities?

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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Sam » 25 Sep 2016, 05:41

sherryinutah wrote:Do you enjoy being a moderator?

What are your community moderator responsibilities?

Thank you. :wave:


Absolutely. Wouldn't be a staff member of ForumCoin if I did not enjoy it or I didn't think the community has a lot of potential. :)

Duties: Removing Spam, Encouraging high quality posting, Moving Topics/ Posts, Making suggestions and generally helping members on the forum (especially when they have questions in the ForumCoin discussions area).
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Fergal » 25 Sep 2016, 09:47

Do you have any plans to start providing hosting services again?
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Sam » 25 Sep 2016, 10:00

Fergal wrote:Do you have any plans to start providing hosting services again?


I have the perfect domain for it:
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... and I did investigate starting something up again (with a lot of lessons learned from holderhost). At the moment, however, I have to be focused on other things. :)
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Angie10 » 25 Sep 2016, 10:17

What is the biggest challenge you face as a community moderator here at ForumCoin?

TIA :)
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby skysnap » 25 Sep 2016, 11:32

1. Are you a student or working?

2. Are you a programmer?

3. Have you tried making money online? like say blogging or tutoring or video?
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby IcyFirefly » 25 Sep 2016, 12:01

Do you find it stressful overseeing spam on ForumCoin?

What sorts of things you like best to do to de-stress?
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Sam » 26 Sep 2016, 00:09

Thanks for all your questions- Keep em coming! :D

Angie10 wrote:What is the biggest challenge you face as a community moderator here at ForumCoin?


Giving negative reputation. I'm happy to give out both positive and negative reputation but a member or two hasn't taken too kindly to it.

skysnap wrote:1. Are you a student or working?


Student studying Commerce (Finance & Accounting) and Science (Computer Science).

skysnap wrote:2. Are you a programmer?


I wouldn't consider myself one (yet). I know OOP Python and have been learning web development languages (javascript and PHP). I'm actually still doing a stage 1 computer science paper (I'm doing my final stage 3 Finance and Accounting papers this semester).

skysnap wrote:3. Have you tried making money online? like say blogging or tutoring or video?


I ran a very small hosting business that had >300 clients and a decent amount of revenue to match. I've tried other things in the past and after that. None of which have been particularly successful. I do plan to do some web development stuff.

IcyFirefly wrote:Do you find it stressful overseeing spam on ForumCoin?


Not particularly. It's often reported and very easy to remove.

If by "spam" you mean Low Quality Posting... then yes that's a little more difficult because you have to arbitrate a standard.

IcyFirefly wrote:What sorts of things you like best to do to de-stress?


I've found this video to be particularly good:



I also read, go to the gym and go for a walk when I am feeling stressed out.
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby sprite1950 » 26 Sep 2016, 05:59

How long have you been with ForumCoin and how did you discover it?
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Fergal » 26 Sep 2016, 06:24

Sam wrote:I have the perfect domain for it:

That's a great domain Sam, sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy at the moment. I hope your studies are going well and that you are still enjoying them.
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Angie10 » 26 Sep 2016, 09:16

Sam wrote:Thanks for all your questions- Keep em coming! :D

Angie10 wrote:What is the biggest challenge you face as a community moderator here at ForumCoin?


Giving negative reputation. I'm happy to give out both positive and negative reputation but a member or two hasn't taken too kindly to it.

Thanks for your speedy answer, @Sam :) I imagine giving a negative reputation is not something you enjoy doing, but which sadly comes with the job. In your position, you obviously just have to put your foot down in some instances and that's inevitably going to upset some people. But let's face it, you can't please all of the people all of the time. You can't always win, but you do have a job to do.
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Re: Ask Sam

Postby Sam » 26 Sep 2016, 23:50

sprite1950 wrote:How long have you been with ForumCoin and how did you discover it?


I joined Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:47 am (NZT). :D If you look at the member list, I was member number 10. memberlist.php. Fergal invited me on ForumPromotion. He explained the concept of ForumCoin and asked about me selling hosting for FC$. :)
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