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A recent comment asked "I wonder what happened to EndangeredMassa"?

So, I followed the breadcrumbs, and found someone with a moderator diamond and 188 rep points. So now I'm confused.

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"How is moderator formed?" –  random Dec 15 '09 at 3:03
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When a Jeff and Joel love each other very much... –  Joel Coehoorn Dec 15 '09 at 4:34
    
From a stork​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Dec 15 '09 at 4:38
    
from moderator town. –  OMG Ponies Dec 15 '09 at 4:42

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Moderators are nominated and voted on by the community.

Either through the blog or on Meta itself.

All moderators of SO, SF and SU are also Meta mods.

Meta only mods Joel Coehoorn and EndangeredMassa were transplanted from UserVoice.

Meta only mods Kyle Cronin and Tom Ritter were subsumed, brought in, after having created sites of their own that went out of the way to provide SOFU support/discussion.

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Joel Coehoorn and EndangeredMassa were from UserVoice, but Tom Ritter and myself were selected when Meta was created –  Kyle Cronin Dec 15 '09 at 5:08

First you need an epic norse god as the father Techno Viking

Then a popular internet figurehead as the mother boxxy

Then you incubate for 9 months, and out comes a moderator!

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Boxxy is your mom? You's trollin'. –  GManNickG Dec 15 '09 at 6:11
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... Who's Boxxy? –  C. Ross Jul 7 '10 at 15:29

When Jeff and the community love each other very much .....

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Joel said that. In 2009. Don't take credit, it's not nice. –  rlb.usa Jul 7 '10 at 16:45
    
@rlb I changed it slightly. And I actually didn't see it lol. –  Tyler Carter Jul 7 '10 at 17:21

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