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#1 Edited by RonGalaxy (4659 posts) -

They can't be doing this for free. Do they get any compensation?

Edit: Also, let this ridiculous thread be a thank you to the mods. You guys do a really good job of keeping this place the opposite of IGN (filled with shit posts). I've found the threads here very rewarding to follow, and it's all thanks to you combing through them and weeding out the crap.

THANK YOU!!!

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#2 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

Why can't they do it for free?

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#3 Posted by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

@naru_joe93: Of course they get paid.

...in priceless Brad Bucks.

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/5/57365/1802111-brad_buck.png

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#4 Edited by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

Though, you may be more likely to recognize the newer version of Brad Bucks, good toward any Dairy Queen or Cici's Pizza purchase.

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/5099/1802696-bradbuck.png

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#5 Edited by RonGalaxy (4659 posts) -

@funkydupe: I don't know, it seems like moderating a board as big as GB would be semi-difficult/time consuming. They really don't get anything, not even premium membership?

Edit: Also, I know ign actually hires moderators as paid workers. I know, apples to oranges (ign is a much bigger site), but I figured GB gave some sort of compensation (not necessarily money)

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#6 Posted by RonGalaxy (4659 posts) -
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#7 Edited by TobbRobb (6037 posts) -

Moderators dont get shit except the love of the community, which we show in the most demeaning and obnoxious of ways. <3

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#8 Posted by dudeglove (12498 posts) -

They do not get paid, although Marino does as he got brought on as staff during E3 or whatever and spent all day uploading videos.

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#10 Posted by RonGalaxy (4659 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: COUNTERFEIT. It should say "In Bradley We Trust".

Also, it looks like you taped a poorly cut out picture of brad onto a penny....

CONTERFEITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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#11 Posted by Kinapuff (267 posts) -

The slim to no compensation isn't exclusive to GiantBomb, that's generally the case over on other online communities as well.

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#12 Edited by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

#TEAMBRADBUCKS

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#13 Posted by joshwent (2897 posts) -

What's the conversion rate of Brad Bucks to Steam Cards?

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#14 Edited by ShaggE (8343 posts) -

Every year, Jeff visits the mods at their homes (on a random day and unannounced), says "Way to be!", raids their fridges, and leaves.

Well, not Jeff himself, but a guy who once met Jeff.

Well, not "met" so much as knows a guy named Jeff.

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#15 Posted by falserelic (5770 posts) -

Interesting maybe one of these epic mods will tell us. Who will it be chazer,sweep,zombie, gamer? who will reply first to this thread..

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#16 Posted by Hunter5024 (6698 posts) -

No but I'm sure it's rewarding in many ways.

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#17 Posted by sissylion (677 posts) -

@joshwent said:

What's the conversion rate of Brad Bucks to Steam Cards?

Brad Bucks only work with Dota 2 microtransactions and bottles of single malt scotch.

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#18 Posted by Red12b (9360 posts) -

MB collects on behalf of all mods,

But all complaints should be filed with Hamz...

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#19 Edited by Petiew (1413 posts) -

No, but their overall e-peen increases with each lock or ban so it's worth it.

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#20 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2535 posts) -

Being a forum moderator is one of the most stressful voluntary jobs on the internet and I have nothing but respect for forum moderators everywhere. These guys and girls are under-appreciated. They have to be stringent in their decisions, yet friendly and accessible. Personally, I could not do that. I'd probably lock every second thread for douchebaggery of some kind.

I guess watching a forum brimming with activity is one of the implicit rewards for the mods.

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#21 Posted by Sweep (10160 posts) -

In smiles and handjobs.

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#22 Posted by gkhan (847 posts) -

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

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#23 Posted by The_Grindilow (484 posts) -

I can't imagine the mods here get paid at all. We rely on their dedication however, they take on a tough task. Thank you moderators! 25 Brad Bucks to each of you

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#24 Posted by Sweep (10160 posts) -

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

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#25 Posted by Gamer_152 (14476 posts) -

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

That reminds me Sweep, you still owe me from Wednesday.

Thanks for all the kind words though people, you make me very happy.

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#26 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

Those are the best kind.

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#27 Edited by Akyho (2119 posts) -

The main thing they get is if they go to PAX they get a mod meetup which last time was forwarded by Dave I think. Which also means the rest of the GB crew swing buy get drunks hang out if time permits. Thats if they get to PAX at all.

So the general payment aside from community love/respect/hatred is if they ever encounter anyone of the GB crew they can do a fancy handshake to them and maybe be known by their real name.

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#28 Posted by johncallahan (848 posts) -

First off. Thanks mods for all the awesome work you do. Don't get to say that enough.

Second. I want to run my life solely on Brad Bucks and Bit Coins going forward.

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#29 Edited by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

I thought that said Slappy handjobs. Was going to say that sounds kinky.

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#30 Edited by TheHT (14261 posts) -

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

Thus making the smiles that much worse.

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#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

What makes them sloppy? Lack of hygiene or poor technique?

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#32 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

What makes them sloppy? Lack of hygiene or poor technique?

Lack of a firm, sensual grip.

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#33 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Some of them do have real jobs, and some of them get paid for those jobs.

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#34 Posted by falserelic (5770 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

What makes them sloppy? Lack of hygiene or poor technique?

Lack of a firm, sensual grip.

Like in scary movie 2?

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#35 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

@video_game_king said:

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

What makes them sloppy? Lack of hygiene or poor technique?

Lack of a firm, sensual grip.

Like in scary movie 2?

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I was thinking more along the lines of...

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#36 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@falserelic said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@video_game_king said:

@sweep said:

@gkhan said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

Good handjobs?

Sloppy handjobs.

What makes them sloppy? Lack of hygiene or poor technique?

Lack of a firm, sensual grip.

Like in scary movie 2?

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I was thinking more along the lines of...

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Yeah, definitely more Spongebob than Scary Movie.

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#37 Posted by Sweep (10160 posts) -

Some of them do have real jobs, and some of them get paid for those jobs.

I totally have a real job as well as this fake job.

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#38 Posted by ZombiePie (6870 posts) -

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

I don't get paid with handjobs. I offer them.

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#39 Posted by Tireyo (6713 posts) -

@red12b: I don't think Hamz is mod anymore... =-|

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#40 Posted by Sweep (10160 posts) -

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

I don't get paid with handjobs. I offer them.

And my answer remains the same; No thank you.

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#41 Posted by Tireyo (6713 posts) -

@sweep said:

@zombiepie said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

I don't get paid with handjobs. I offer them.

And my answer remains the same; No thank you.

I think you tempt him because you like to flash your pickle you naughty hamburger. =-P

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#42 Edited by ZombiePie (6870 posts) -

@sweep said:

@zombiepie said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

I don't get paid with handjobs. I offer them.

And my answer remains the same; No thank you.

And as I continue to inform you, you are a hypocrite. "I want to be inside you," what a load of poppycock!

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#43 Posted by Tireyo (6713 posts) -

@sweep said:

@zombiepie said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

I don't get paid with handjobs. I offer them.

And my answer remains the same; No thank you.

And as I continue to inform you, you are a hypocrite. "I want to be inside you," what a load of poppycock!

I think he prefers sex and perform a 69's on people instead of a handjob. =-P

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#44 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5654 posts) -

@sweep said:

@zombiepie said:

@sweep said:

In smiles and handjobs.

I don't get paid with handjobs. I offer them.

And my answer remains the same; No thank you.

And as I continue to inform you, you are a hypocrite. "I want to be inside you," what a load of poppycock!

You gotta stand up for yourself, dude. Let him know that a handjob only means a handjob and nothing more!

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#45 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (7920 posts) -

I made it rain Brad bucks up in a strip joint last night.

The strippers were not pleased.

Thank you all for the kind words, but seriously, Zombie's reacharounds? The best.

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#46 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Thank you all for the kind words, but seriously, Zombie's reacharounds? The best.

Wouldn't it be Sweep's job to do the reacharounds? I mean, he wants to be inside people, right?

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#47 Edited by sparky_buzzsaw (7920 posts) -

@video_game_king: You ever had a hamburger give you a reacharound? You get ketchup and relish everywhere, not to mention the "mayo."

Ugh. OK, now I've disgusted myself enough for one day. I'm gonna go throw up now.

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#48 Posted by Sweep (10160 posts) -

Just to be clear, because some of you seem confused: handjobs are something that happen externally.

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#49 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@sweep said:

handjobs are something that happen externally.

What about the ladies, Sweep?

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#50 Edited by ZombiePie (6870 posts) -

@sweep said:

Just to be clear, because some of you seem confused: handjobs are something that happen externally.

Making love to a hamburger is external. Making love to a pie is always internal.

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