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Old 12-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Question What does "Premium Member" mean?

Hello. I've been using this wonderful site for a while now but just recently noticed some members with a "Premium Member" sign over their name.

What does this mean? Why do some members have it? And how did they get it?

Also, just out of plain curiosity, how are moderators chosen?

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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I think you have to sponsor the site to get one. Andy R has one, I clicked on it, and It said that.

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Its a paid sponsorship by a company. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/payments.php shows the different options for sponsorship.
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Cool, thanks. What about the Mod thing? I'm just curious of how the moderators on this site were selected.
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Moderators are selected from mentors in most instances. They are people that have consistently shown good advice and posting practices on the site. The staff votes on who they want to become moderators.
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And then when they get chosen to be a mod, they stop posting/helping! (Except for BigJim, that is)
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Thanks guys for answering my questions!
They were just a few things I've always had in the back of my mind since I joined this site.
Thank you.
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And then when they get chosen to be a mod, they stop posting/helping! (Except for BigJim, that is)
BigJim is a mentor.
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I'm not aware of any Moderators that have stopped posting and helping. They do have some additional duties to what the Mentors do, and if they see good advice has already been given may bypass a thread.
So I'm hoping you meant that 'tongue-in-cheek'.
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And then when they get chosen to be a mod, they stop posting/helping! (Except for BigJim, that is)
I dont know. I see alot of good posting by our mentor`s and mods.
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