*Mods claim to be 'ordinary players' - Would they want the status if it gave you no crown visible to other players? No they would be unhappy because they 'want' other players to know they are mods - hence they do it for the status. Many who then achieve modship then revert back to the 'its not my problem' routine.
Mods are ordinary people. Some want the job for status, others for genuinely making the game better by reporting and dealing with rule-breakers. It depends on the player behind the keyboard.
Correction- Most want the status so your arguement is null and void on this issue. Take that little silver crown away and how many will still want it? Hmmm this is still an issue you supporters of mods have yet to comment on. I wonder why.
*Why give status to people who will gleefully report others - In my mind you get status for hard work, not at the expense of others (PVP excepted). I find this 'looking for trouble' element of it distasteful as it encourages players to snitch, rather than use common sense.
Because that's what a player mod is suppose to do, police the RS world...If there's no one to snitch on you, you might be more incline to vent your frustration through offensive language
As I have previously said, we should encourage snitching? Great that really solves the problem.
*Why do they insist on giving lectures to players instead of fact? When a mod is around it is permanently littered with mod chat.
It depends on the player behind the keyboard... Not all mods are attention seeking sickos.
Yes you know what you're so right, I must write the names down of the one or two who aren't.
*Why, when questioned about how they got their modship do they instantly tele or block a player? - Something to be scared of?
Like someone else already mentionned, probably sick of having to answer the same question again and again. Heard a rumour it's supposed to be kept secret and Jagex doesn't want the community to know how the process unfolds... this is speculating wildly so I'll leave it at that.
I see. So the status is good for a while until they get 'sick' of it. Well boo hoo doesn't it come with the territory? Or is it just when they feel like it?
*Why get shirty with players like myself who will disagree with a mods knowledge, yet threaten to mute me for it because I dare to disagree. Happened on more than one occasion. I don't need to be told off like a child or spoken to as if I don't know what I'm doing.
Might be the way you disagree with them (i.e. offensive language...) or you genuinely argued with mods that shouldn't have the status. As I have no proof of either one, I'll have to stay neutral on this.
You obviously havent the top of the post about my thoughts on rule breaking. I would suggest you read more closesly.
*The main issue of bots has been dealt a serious blow by the limit to trades, not by mods.
I have never heard something suggesting the contrary, if a mod told you that, he or she was probably highly intoxicated at the moment...
It's an excuse dished up by many a mod when asked about their modship, even the ones who acquired modship after the g.e. It's often used a way out of explaining that they reported bots instead of players for gain modship. Apologies if I was not clear about this issue.
I have the feeling that underneath this rant lies a jealousy of not having modship status. Why would you really want to know how they got promoted to mod if not for the reason that you obviously want to be one? Just keep in mind that behind every player (mod or ordinary) is a unique person and generalization of them can lead to unjustified hatred.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Jealousy!! I wouldn't associate myself with mods, let alone become one! Would I really want to become the very thing I think should be gone??!! No, because again you haven't read the top of the post! As far as the generalisation is concerned again I point you to most of the other posts who agree its a status thing. That tells me a lot about a player who will report others at all costs to gain a little crown, rather than exercise some common sense.