Being a moderator is tough! It’s not always easy to deal with the stress and responsibility that comes with the job. While I’ve been moderating in some way online for years, I’m constantly learning and growing from the experience—thanks to the fantastic community at Gematsu, of course!
When you have people who reach out and want to help, that’s always great, but usually people can only help so much. When I first had a chance to chat with Evil Ascendant, I found out quickly just how much he cared about what we’ve been doing here, which is trying to make this community fun and friendly. We continued to have discussions about this community, ways to help, and how we can improve. It was clear Evil cares about this community, and when I learned he was interested in becoming a moderator, I realized he was a perfect fit. Since then, I’ve been working with him to get him into the moderator position, sharing my experience with him, while also slowly bringing him into the fold. Today, I’m excited to welcome him to the Gematsu moderator team.
Evil had this to share:
You know, it’s not very often I feel so passionately about something. But for me, this community elicited those feelings. Sure, we’ve all got our own idiosyncrasies, people who we get along with and people we don’t. But I wanted to help maintain our mostly refulgent atmosphere.
So, I contacted Zero about joining the mod team so I could help out and he eventually told me I was being brought into the fold. Fear and excitement are the two most prominent emotions surrounding this, as well as a sense of pride.
Being brought on has made me very happy, and I hope it makes you happy too. Yes, you! And you! And even you, yes, you. “That” guy.
I hope we all continue to get along! :)
Let’s all give Evil Ascendant a warm welcome in the comments below.