~goes into emcee-mode~
Let's try to stick to some things we can all agree on, shall we?
In the past year, the v/Guitar sub has turned into a brilliant and active community of Goats.
At the end of the day, this is Voat - and we're goats. But, someone (and I've forgotten their name - so can't credit them) once said that they appreciated this sub because it's pretty much the only sub on Voat where we concentrate on something we love, as opposed to something we hate.
We do, too! We're pretty fucking awesome, I'll tell you that much!
We're awesome because of you. We're awesome because of you folks who do contribute. We're awesome because each and every one of you gets to say, "Fuck you. I'm a rock star."
It's in that spirit rock star spirit that I formally welcome @crazy_eyes to the moderation team on v/Guitar.
Which means, I don't have to justify it to you. Frankly, it's not your decision. If you don't like our addition to the moderation team, you can fuck right off!
Ah, just kidding!
Let me enumerate the reasons that I think this choice is a valid choice. Let me tell you why, exactly, I think he's an excellent choice for this position.
- It's not actually a respectable position!
- @crazy_eyes was in the very first of the weekly guitar threads.
- He's been involved in nearly every weekly guitar thread.
- No matter what else is going on his life, he's always a joy to be around.
- He has contributed more tracks than anybody else - I'm pretty sure. He's always got something to share.
- He makes me giggle.
- Every one of us have lived vicariously through him, at least once.
- If you poke him long enough, he'll tell you a story - and it's often pretty awesome.
- He didn't ask for the position. He didn't even indicate he wanted it.
- He demonstrated my point with his very first point of contact after accepting the position. He asked, "What are my duties?"
I think that makes him pretty fucking qualified. His contributions to this sub have been way over the top. He has given us more than we deserve. His ability to interact with people that share his passion is brilliant.
His passion is palpable, as is his lust for life (and beer, and women, and the never-ending quest to perfect the art of the bitchin' solo).
I'll even go so far as to take a moment to thank his wonderful cast of NPCs. of whom we know surprisingly rich details and see them at their most precious moments. They, as well as our much-appreciated crazy_eyes, have continued to provide us with a window into their lives and something sometimes resembling music! They're pretty fucking awesome, as well. Thanks, Chris and Verle. You are appreciated.
And, really... 'Snot actually like he's getting a community plaque. No, he ain't winning any speeches from the mayor. He's getting the ability to sticky posts. That's actually pretty much all a moderator needs to do. 'Snot like we've got a very tough job - you all pretty much take care of yourselves. 'Snot like we're banning people and removing comments. We don't actually do that whole post-deleting thing. We are goats, after all.
@MrHarryReems (our gracious host, who was supportive of the idea to assign this role to crazy) and myself are not always here on Friday nights.
That means, crazy_eyes has sometimes opened the weekly guitar threads - 'cause both MrHarryReems and I are sometimes performing or otherwise unable to attend to this matter. To do this entirely, that is without our intervention, requires that he be a moderator.
And that, folks, is why he's been promoted to that role. Yup... He got this grand award so that he can sticky posts. 'Snot the greatest of recognition awards, no... No, not really...
Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure this isn't actually a promotion. Being available on a Friday night kinda cramps his style. Fortunately, he's pretty passionate - and he finds a way to fit it into his schedule. He's literally telling multiple women to go the fuck away, 'cause hs'e gotta open a weekly guitar thread.
That's right... He pretty much swats women away, like flies - just so he can get the weekly guitar thread open!
"Fuck you. I'm a rock star."
Alight. I'm on a time-budget. LOL That's all the speech you're getting, @crazy_eyes. You're not getting a ticker-tape parade or a medal for being a National Treasure - but you would be if this world had any justice!