ZAP - You're Gone!
April 15, 2019 8:35am CST
A few years ago one of my friends on a now defunct site revealed to me that she was the mother of one of the founder's sidekicks. During the last months of the site's life she asked me if I'd like to help out. The owners had lost interest somewhat and members were complaining that nothing was being done about posts that had been reported. She gave me a code which enabled me to delete inappropriate posts if I saw fit, and even to delete the offenders' accounts. They were mainly scammers or people trying to promote their businesses, though there was the occasional offensive one. When I saw anyone complaining that posts were still there after they'd reported them, I told them about a supposedly 'hotline' that I'd come across. If they used it instead of reporting in the normal way, those posts would get the attention they deserved. In effect this hotline came straight to me, but I was asked not to divulge that. I did enjoy dealing with those scammers though - ZAP - goodbye!
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• United States
Myself and another lotter used to be a part of a chat site and we became moderators. Actually, I think myself and two others sort of suggested to the administrator that he (this lotter) would make a good moderator. He logged in one day to find that he was a moderator. It's been so many years I can't recall the specifics. It always felt so nice to get rid of those annoying scammers or spammers.
I had similar powers on another site, where I was an editor. I have since stopped going to that site and actually closed my account down. I found that although the pay (points system) was nice, the work was a bit more then I bargained for.
• El Paso, Texas
There are a few that call me that I'd love to zap. But it's just what's happening these days ..... I still remember those sales people that went door to door trying to sell things like brushes, vacuum cleaners or encyclopedias
• Midland, Michigan
I didn't realize you knew anyone or that any members were helping in any way. I'm guessing that was the infamous B site? If I knew the mother of the sidekick, I didn't know of that either. They could have had many more zappers that's for sure.