Hi, I'm Michelle. I moderate a community made for My Little Pony fans (Yes, I'm a brony/pegasister. Don't sue me. xD), and it's quite a wonderful job being able to interact with people who enjoy the show and also being able to see the wonderful art and other things people post to the community.
As a little backstory for how I became moderator of that community... it's a shortie. I was a regular poster to the community. I posted a "What Does The Fox Say" picture which also included Rainbow Dash in a fox-like costume. For reasons unknown, the post was deleted. At first I was a bit hesitant to contact the mods, but after a bit I decided to contact them about it, explain the issue, and ask if I may have a reason as to why it was deleted. No mod who has commented there knows why it was deleted, so we figured it was either a glitch in the
Google+ system or a mod who was lying. The owner, +Alexandru Trucu
, seemed impressed by the maturity of how I handled the situation, and invited me to a Hangout chat, where he talked to me and offered mod status. It took a bit of convincing as I didn't exactly feel like I'd do a good job, but eventually I accepted.) (You can see the post where I questioned the deletion, with all it's comments and such, here: http://goo.gl/e1MUR4
As a mod, I think it is quite fun. On posts that don't violate the rules set out in the community, I occasionally like to joke about pretending to delete, report, and such, posts. So far people seem to notice that I'm more of a light-hearted person when it comes to post removals and bans, so often unless I can obviously see it breaks the rules, I tend to either report it to the other mods or leave it be. Some have also noticed that I try to be one of the nicer mods in the community, and that I don't like to ban people. In fact, I actually prefer to kick them and let the other mods do the banning. When it comes to post removals, I try to be understanding and kind, and thus comment appropriately. For example, if it's a new person to the community, I might say "Hey, sorry, I'll have to remove this post because [reason].
Since you're new here, maybe you forgot to read the rules, which you can find here: [link to rules]." Stuff like that.
Also, I find it kinda fun acting like a regular member. I've even ended up having to remind myself that I'm a mod at times because I get so into having fun. It's like that with people like +Erich HimmelFreude
too: Try to have fun with people in your community, but when it comes time to assert authority over troublemakers, don't bring it down too hard on them.
...wow, I just realized how long I made this. Sorry if I babbled on for a bit. I tend to do that when I talk about stuff. ^^' Anyways I just thought I'd introduce myself to the community and see what you guys think about me. (Just expect a bit of joking here and there, haha)