The problem with GiantBomb.com is....

....that its too damn popular. The site recieved 20,000+ submissions on day 1 of launch, with around 8000 users signed up. That number hasn't decreased one bit and while the moderators and staff all pitched in and got the turnaround for submissions down to the 24 hour mark. It sure as hell hasn't stopped the submissions queue from rising. But we shall persevere and try to maintain the 24 hour turnaround time.

It's been pretty awesome so far and i have had a fun time reading some of the submissions as some of you write entire essays with the skill of Shakespeare while others are more underhanded and think by copying an entire Wikipedia entry we won't notice. However some people fail to remove the links, especially when they link you back to the original Wikipedia entry :P. Don't copy and paste stuff guys, be original, be creative and write you're own submissions. If you aren't the best writer then don't worry because submitting written articles to the Wiki will help you improve you're writing skills and over time the quality of you're writing will get better and hopefully more of you're articles will be accepted :D!

I have to admit  though one of the best things about the submissions is just chatting to the staff and other moderators in the IRC channel. Its sort of cool to just go "hey Brad, enjoy those sardines?" or have Jeff answer your questions regarding submissions and then proceed to tell you his favourite drink in a bar. You sort of feel apart of the "team" so to say and even more so when you've been allowed into that team from the start of the project. Then of course we have moderator talk about users, yes we talk about you, where we compare notes and stories concerning submissions or forum posts and its just humerous to see what some of the users on this site talk about.

Definately the highlight from IRC channel lately was seeing the comment someone put with their submissions which was something like "Hi, i think Ryan is pretty cool and i'd love to go out for a drink with him one day!". It just made us all chuckle really, but what makes us sad is when you leave no comment in the comment box. It makes a difficult job even harder :(...

Peace out Bomb Squad!

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Posted by Hamz

....that its too damn popular. The site recieved 20,000+ submissions on day 1 of launch, with around 8000 users signed up. That number hasn't decreased one bit and while the moderators and staff all pitched in and got the turnaround for submissions down to the 24 hour mark. It sure as hell hasn't stopped the submissions queue from rising. But we shall persevere and try to maintain the 24 hour turnaround time.

It's been pretty awesome so far and i have had a fun time reading some of the submissions as some of you write entire essays with the skill of Shakespeare while others are more underhanded and think by copying an entire Wikipedia entry we won't notice. However some people fail to remove the links, especially when they link you back to the original Wikipedia entry :P. Don't copy and paste stuff guys, be original, be creative and write you're own submissions. If you aren't the best writer then don't worry because submitting written articles to the Wiki will help you improve you're writing skills and over time the quality of you're writing will get better and hopefully more of you're articles will be accepted :D!

I have to admit  though one of the best things about the submissions is just chatting to the staff and other moderators in the IRC channel. Its sort of cool to just go "hey Brad, enjoy those sardines?" or have Jeff answer your questions regarding submissions and then proceed to tell you his favourite drink in a bar. You sort of feel apart of the "team" so to say and even more so when you've been allowed into that team from the start of the project. Then of course we have moderator talk about users, yes we talk about you, where we compare notes and stories concerning submissions or forum posts and its just humerous to see what some of the users on this site talk about.

Definately the highlight from IRC channel lately was seeing the comment someone put with their submissions which was something like "Hi, i think Ryan is pretty cool and i'd love to go out for a drink with him one day!". It just made us all chuckle really, but what makes us sad is when you leave no comment in the comment box. It makes a difficult job even harder :(...

Peace out Bomb Squad!

Posted by Aarny91

It's a pretty good website

Posted by MsCortana

It sounds to me, like you are enjoying yourself and I'm thrilled you are getting to experience this....

Posted by Origina1Penguin

*wishes he was a mod so he could chat with gaming celebrities*

Oh well, guess I'll just keep working on the image moderation help tool.

Posted by MagusMaleficus

Just don't start thinking that you're above us, and everything will be lollipops and gummy bears. 


Oh, and a quick little FYI: some folks here talk shit (OK, maybe not shit per se, but definitely... stuff) about the mods in various off-site forums/channels. So I guess you dudes are even.
Posted by Player1

haha. I envy you being able to talk to those guys everyday

Posted by Hamz

Haha sorry to anyone who felt i was trying to say i'm better than regular users, it wasn't my intention believe me :P

And MagusMaleficus i didn't know we were in competition? People are allowed opinions, its one thing i strongly stand by as a moderator, so its cool they talk smack about us. We allow it here on GiantBomb, i just don't see why they feel they can't do it here?

Posted by MagusMaleficus

Hamz, I'm just messing with you. Nobody is shit-talking or talkin' jive about you guys (that I know of anyway). Seriously, you guys are doing a damn good job. 

Posted by Hamz

lol thanks, i appreciate it. But if users ever feel the need to talk smack about GB mods, i'd much prefer them to do it here. I mean after all we promote a liberal and free forum, we wouldn't moderate users for expressing their feelings or concerns regarding the mod team :P! We aint that harsh lol

Posted by NathHaw

Hamz, you lucky, lucky mod, you.  How fun it must be to talk to the guys nearly all of us appreciate.  I was happy to have my two PM's answered by the guys.  They actually did answer.  It's so different in ways than was GameSpot.  Though I loved the site at one time, I nearly never received a response.  I can't imagine having an actual online conversation with Ryan, Jeff, Vinny, or Brad (although I always got so stoked when they sometimes read my questions on the old shows...lol).

Posted by AmericanPegasus

Talking to the staff and having them knew/thank us is defiantly the best part of being a mod

Posted by zeus_gb

All the mods are doing a good job, thanks for giving up your free time to keep the submissions flowing.

Posted by Caddy

ZOMG! I hate the modz on forums, they always ban me! ....

So anyways, I hate sitting in queues that never seem to go down. I sent over a 100 submissions in the other day and they were all accepeted nearly at once, so the time is definitely improving! Thanks you to all the crazies that work in those queues. :)

Posted by Schizoid

That sort of makes it seem like you're bragging that you get to talk to them.

Posted by Sweep

"Peace Out Bomb Squad"

T´is a puzzle to be sure.

Moderator
Posted by L

I *always* leave a comment for the mods. ;)