Hello everybody. I believe I am highly qualified to moderate here. I have been involved with poker since playing my first hand in 1986. I have worked in many cardrooms, including El Cortez, The Las Vegas Hilton, Binion's, Union Plaza, Mirage, Wendover Resorts, Sam's Town LV and The Bellagio. I have also worked as a casino shift manager at The Nevada Hotel and Gambling Hall in Ely NV. I have worked as a dealer, a shift supervisor, a brush and as a consultant.
From 1998 until 2006 when the Port Authority Act with a rider declaring online poker illegal passed, I developed and operated several websites geared toward poker. Pokersearch.com was an online directory of B&M poker rooms in the US. Pokerclan.com was a forum for poker players, when I took it down I had near 1500 registered users and over 20,000 posts. At the height of things the sites had over 300,000 unique visitors monthly.
Have been a professional Poker Player filing taxes as such.
I am an experienced moderator and have a multifaceted understanding of the poker industry. I will do you all a good job here as a moderator.
- How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?
Depends on the nature of the comments generated and the question and answer. Each case would be different. Of course I would write the user, see what was up and see if we could improve.
- How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc. a question that you feel shouldn’t have been?
Generally I will assume other mods know what they are doing and will give them their space. If I strongly disagreed that a post should not of been removed, I would either vote to reopen or discuss it with the other moderator and maybe convince them to reopen the question.
- In your opinion, what do moderators do?
Clean up spam, deal with inappropriate content, stay active on the site, give people their do, lead by example, and don't let it go to your head.
- A diamond will be attached to everything you say and have said in the past, including questions, answers and comments. Everything you will do will be seen under a different light. How do you feel about that?
I am comfortable with that. I have ran a forum of my own in the past, and did not find a lot about being in that position particularly uncomfortable.
- In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep?
I think it is important to step up when one has the experience and qualifications to do a thing well. I love poker, and I love being here at SE Poker. As a moderator I feel I can bring more to this place then I can as a user. It is important to do duty.