#1 Edited by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio

PM ALL MODS (for anything you can NOT flag or contact an individual Mod about)

Moderator. "A moderator is a person who moderates"... and after stating that obvious piece of information let me explain to you what the purpose of this thread is.

Until a user accumulates enough points (1000) to gain the ability to make live edits to the site, that user's submissions will go through a moderation queue that is monitored by the Comic Vine staff, as well as a team of volunteer moderators from the community. -- Comic Vine's FAQ

Of course that is not all we do on the site. We edit post that need editing, we ban those that need banning, we help those in need of direction and we talk comics with comic book-fanatics (We all do that last one, but I just thought it was worth mentioning it). There's a lot that a moderator does, which is why it takes a handful of us to complete that task.

A small complication that seems to be surfacing lately is the fact that most of you don't know which Mod to approach for your problems and concerns. Each Mod has an area of expertise and sometimes your questions might be directed to the incorrect Mod. We are all scattered around the world, which means that sometimes we are not around when you need us because we don't share the same time zone.

After much deliberation we have found a solution for this. Although you do have the option to PM Mods all at the same time, we thought that this would be a more "amusing" solution. This thread will now be your guide to everything you need to know about Comic Vine's Moderators (time zone, taste in comics, moderating activities, etc.)

Periodically I will be updating this post with a different Mod, (all posted in a chronological order in which we became Mods) but to start us off we will begin with the most "experienced" Mod:

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Shatterstar
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Reddish Brown
  • Eyes: One brown, one glowing orange for no apparent reason
  • Age: Crickets in the background...
  • Language(s): English, Spanish and a little French
  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
  • Moderates: Wiki, images and sometimes forums
  • Taste in Comics: Little bit of everything, mainly indy books and whatever I can get for free

General Information:

  • Mod Name: fesak
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Green
  • Age: 31
  • Language(s): English and Swedish
  • Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
  • Moderates: Wiki and some forum except for Battles, RPG, Fn-Fic and Artist Show-Off
  • Taste in Comics: Everything and anything

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Buckshot
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 23
  • Language(s): English primarily but I'm also fluent in logic, reason, sarcasm and deceit.
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Battles
  • Taste in Comics: Well told stories and interesting ideas.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Gambler
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: Immortal
  • Language(s): English and Spanish.
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Forums and sometimes Wiki
  • Taste in Comics: DC Universe for life.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: aztek the lost
  • Gender: Pure Testosterone Baby!
  • Hair: The Color of Promiscuity
  • Eyes: The Color of Seduction
  • Age: Legal to Partake in Coitus
  • Language(s): English... the superior language!
  • Time Zone: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6)/(UTC-5...Daylight Savings); although, since I work nighshift, this doesn't really mean anything.
  • Moderates: Wiki and Forums excluding whining children who are bickering amongst themselves.
  • Taste in Comics: If it has Vertigo on the cover I'm there... also; other stuff.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: xerox-kitty
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Age: Mind your own business
  • Language(s): Brummie et une petite peu nihongo
  • Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/ British Summer Time (BST)
  • Moderates: Wiki Edits and Forum Threads except for Battles, Off-Topic and RPG
  • Taste in Comics: Mostly New Mutants and X-Men related.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: jloneblackheart
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Soul: Black
  • Age: 12/24/80. You do the math.
  • Language(s): American. From the South. Y'all.
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Wiki and New Releases. I'll try to help anyone with anything.
  • Taste in Comics: Marvel Cosmic, Fantastic Four, Green Hornet and various others

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Blue_Shield
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 34 (for 8 more days) Some time ago.
  • Language(s): English and learning Sign Language
  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
  • Moderates: Wiki
  • Taste in Comics: Anything but primarily Marvel.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: KillerZ
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Gray
  • Age: 26
  • Language(s): Estonian and English.
  • Time Zone: Eastern European Time (EET) +2
  • Moderates: Wiki Edits and Images
  • Taste in Comics: Mostly everything Top Cow and Chaos! Comics, also few other random comics.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: pixelized
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 21-Forever
  • Language(s): English and Spanish
  • Time Zone: Honestly, not really sure.
  • Moderates: Wiki and Forum
  • Taste in Comics: I'm a Marvel kid, mainly the X-Men (when not written by Fraction or drawn by Land). do enjoy my Avengers in all their varieties. Oh and Spider-Man has been rather delicious...

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Icarusflies
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Light Brown
  • Age: Since time is relevant, does age mean anything?
  • Language(s): English and enough French to confuse people.
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Wiki and Forums (Except for Battles, Artist Show-Off and anything to do with Manga/Anime)
  • Taste in Comics: Umbrella Academy . Anything by Geoff Johns or Grant Morrison , anything with Batman or Flash and anything with my favorite characters in it.

General Information:

  • Mod Name: sora_thekey
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Light Brown
  • Eyes: Brown/Hazel
  • Age: Old enough to legally drink anywhere in the world except the US
  • Language(s): English, Spanish, American Sign Language and Mexican Sign Language (Although I doubt those last two would help here on the site)
  • Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
  • Moderates: Forums (I spend a lot of time in the Artist Show-Off threads). I also take a look at Blogs from time to time.
  • Taste in Comics: I read a little bit of everything and a lot of Marvel Comics. If written by Grant Morrison or Jim McCann - I'll love it. If written by Brian Michael Bendis or Gail Simone - I'll enjoy it. If written by Geoff Johns or Matt Fraction - I'll have to get back to you on that...

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Morpheus
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 23
  • Language(s): English, French, Greek
  • Time Zone: Eastern European Time (EET)
  • Moderates: Battle forums
  • Taste in Comics: Marvel, DC, Vertigo

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Vance Astro
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 25
  • Language(s): English
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Battle Forums
  • Taste in Comics: I will read just about anything but my favorites are the Marvel Knights (Daredevil, Punisher, Cap, Elektra etc.)

General Information:

  • Mod Name: The Poet
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Age: It's impolite to ask! :P
  • Language(s): English
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Wiki and Fan-Fic
  • Taste in Comics: I like DC comics plus anything with a whimsical nature...

General Information:

  • Staff Name: k4tzm4n
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Age: 26
  • Language(s): English & poorly structured American English
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Battles, Off-Topic
  • Taste in Comics: Marvel, DC, IDW (TMNT), Dark Horse (Star Wars, Alien/Predator)

General Information:

  • Mod Name: Mercy
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair: Reddish brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: 22
  • Language(s): English, Innuendo, Sarcasm
  • Time Zone: EST
  • Moderates: Forums and Wiki
  • Taste in Comics: Marvel (X-Men), DC, Image (Saga)

General Information:

  • Mod Name: RazzaTazz
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair: Raven
  • Eyes: Non X-Ray or Telescopic
  • Age: I am presently trying out the Mayan calendar for time keeping, but I heard it doesn't end well.
  • Language(s): English or French
  • Time Zone: The minuscule and forgotten Atlantic time zone (+1 of the Eastern Seaboard of NA)
  • Moderates: Wiki and forums (in that order). Also kind of the de facto Wonder Woman forum moderator.
  • Taste in Comics: Wonder Woman, Soranik, Voodoo, Calie Liddle, Samantha Darren, Sydney Savage, Britney Water, Dejah Thoris.
  • Mod Name: Deranged Midget
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Glowing red when angered
  • Age: 20
  • Language(s): English, Serbian, French(partially)
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Moderates: Forums, specifically Battle Forums
  • Tastes in Comics: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse
  • Mod Name: pikahyper
  • Gender: Other
  • Hair: Red
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: It's not polite to ask a lady her age
  • Language(s): English, CSL, above average (for an American) in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Dutch, Tagalog, Spanish and Portuguese, just enough Cherokee & Navajo to get in trouble and a dash of Croatian
  • Time Zone: PST (but I don't sleep much)
  • Moderates: Wiki & Unofficial tech support
  • Tastes in Comics: I'll read anything once
  • Mod Name: god_spawn
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair:Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Age: It's 20
  • Language(s): English, Spanish, Gaelic
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time
  • Moderates: Battle Forums
  • Taste in Comics: Will read just about anything. Prefers Marvel, mainly X-Men related comics.
  • Mod Name: Faeye
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair: Dyed
  • Eyes: I Can't See Them o_O
  • Age: Older Every Year
  • Language: English and whatever Google can translate that into
  • Time Zone: Western Hemisphere
  • Moderates: Wiki and anything where enjoying comics is a prerequisite
  • Taste in Comics: Read a little of everything, always looking to try new things
  • Mod Name: SC
  • Gender: Genetically Male (despite my my preference for female characters in avatars)
  • Hair: Darkish Brown
  • Eyes: Greenish Hazel
  • Age: Biologically 22
  • Language(s): English and Confusion
  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC+12:00
  • Moderates: Forums
  • Taste in Comics: Comics with dysfunctional characters. Comics with interesting, original and developed characters. Comics with quirky and quaint plots. I like a lot really.
  • Mod Name: CitizenBane
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Coiffured
  • Eyes: Piercing
  • Age: 21
  • Language(s): English, Hindi, French, German, crude Italian
  • Time Zone: GMT +5:30
  • Moderates: Battles Forum
  • Taste in Comics: DC, Marvel, Vertigo, Dark Horse.

So there you have it Viners. Now you have a tool that will help you direct your questions to the correct Mod.

There might be some updates here and there on the information we post, so don't stop checking back in to this thread. If there's anything else you would like to know about us Mods then comment below and we'll see what can be done about those requests.

Other stuff:

-- Geo ( sora_thekey) long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, Moderator on Comic Vine and Anime Vice and 24/7geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey

--Poet, long time crazy person, blog editor -- Follow ME on Twister (I'm really quite good!)

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#2 Posted by Mercy_ (92075 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a freaking awesome idea. 

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#3 Posted by rogue_mar1e (19831 posts) - - Show Bio

Great idea :)

#4 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: @rogue_mar1e: I'm glad you guys liked the idea. I'll comment down here every time there's an update.
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#5 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shatterstar is:
"Beliefs: A little bit evil"
 
Bwahahahahaaaa....!
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#6 Posted by ComicMan24 (147014 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice idea.

#7 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, its a cool idea and pretty helpful

#8 Posted by CATPANEXE (9366 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to meet you Shatterstar! ^_^
Theres crickets in your house? O_O

#9 Posted by Bigheart711 (2180 posts) - - Show Bio

Very great idea! :)

#10 Posted by Shatterstar (4437 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @Shatterstar is:
"Beliefs: A little bit evil"
 Bwahahahahaaaa....! "
How dare you.
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#11 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shatterstar said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
" @Shatterstar is:
"Beliefs: A little bit evil"
 Bwahahahahaaaa....! "
How dare you. "
You can't handle the truth!
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#12 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
Updated!  
fesak has been spotlighted!
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#13 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@sora_thekey said:
" Updated!  fesak has been spotlighted! "
Cool!  Hercules approves of this post :D
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#14 Posted by ZombiePie (105 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8751 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this is an awesome forum. We need to give respect to people help make the site and those are the moderators. 

#16 Posted by CATPANEXE (9366 posts) - - Show Bio
@ZombiePie said:
" People who moderate Whiskey Media sites are not sane people. "
i qualify to be a mod?
#17 Posted by Jake Fury (17922 posts) - - Show Bio

What's the initiation ritual like for becoming a mod?  
 
Walking over hot coals? Spending the night in a haunted house? Cleaning the toilets at the Whiskey Media offices?
#18 Posted by inferiorego (20577 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:

" What's the initiation ritual like for becoming a mod?   Walking over hot coals? Spending the night in a haunted house? Cleaning the toilets at the Whiskey Media offices? "

When I was a mod, a couple years back, you had to pay G-Man
 http://www.comicvine.com/inferiorego-vs-g-man/112-293/
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#19 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATPANEXE said:
" @ZombiePie said:
" People who moderate Whiskey Media sites are not sane people. "
i qualify to be a mod? "
Who knows?
 
Aztek was amazed when he was asked to be a mod. I have no idea what the qualifications are.
#20 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@ZombiePie said:
" People who moderate Whiskey Media sites are not sane people. "
You've only just noticed?!  ;) 
 
@Jake Fury said:
" What's the initiation ritual like for becoming a mod?   Walking over hot coals? Spending the night in a haunted house? Cleaning the toilets at the Whiskey Media offices? "
I could show you on the doll... But it brings back too many traumatic memories...!
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#21 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego: I sometimes still do...  
@Roxanne Starr: I'm still amazed I became a Mod... 
@Jake Fury
said:
" What's the initiation ritual like for becoming a mod?   Walking over hot coals? Spending the night in a haunted house? Cleaning the toilets at the Whiskey Media offices? "
Cleaning the toilets at the Whiskey Media offices might not make you a Mod but cleaning Tom Pinchuk or inferiorego's bathroom might!
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#22 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I'm quite sure I'll never be asked.
 
I don't post enough and I stopped racking up points when I ran out of friends to write bios about. :-)

#23 Edited by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio

I CAN WEAR A HAT ON MY HEAD!

#24 Posted by ZombiePie (105 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:  What between wanting to spoon my eyes out with a spork while moderating images on Giant Bomb or dealing with the various porn spam attacks I'm so down the rabbit hole I'm not even sure if I could be classified as a functioning human being. The internet is an interesting place.
#25 Posted by KRYPTON (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice

#26 Posted by CATPANEXE (9366 posts) - - Show Bio

the rumor i heard was fesak was never made a moderator of Cv, he was born one.
thats how hardcore fesak is.

#27 Posted by Vortex13 (12156 posts) - - Show Bio
@Roxanne Starr said:
" @CATPANEXE said:
" @ZombiePie said:
" People who moderate Whiskey Media sites are not sane people. "
i qualify to be a mod? "
Who knows?  Aztek was amazed when he was asked to be a mod. I have no idea what the qualifications are. "
I'm amazed Aztek was made a mod to haha.
#28 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
@ZombiePie said:
" @xerox-kitty:  What between wanting to spoon my eyes out with a spork while moderating images on Giant Bomb or dealing with the various porn spam attacks I'm so down the rabbit hole I'm not even sure if I could be classified as a functioning human being. The internet is an interesting place. "
The internet is Wonderland!  
Don't worry dude, I understand! 
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#29 Posted by Mercy_ (92075 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATPANEXE said:
" the rumor i heard was fesak was never made a moderator of Cv, he was born one. thats how hardcore fesak is. "
LOL. That's awesome and true.
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#30 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
Updated!  
Last one I'm posting today...  Spotlight on: Buckshot
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#31 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome job, Sora!

#32 Posted by Theworldbreaker (1642 posts) - - Show Bio

Xerox-kitty shall be my persenal moderator! i feel like i need one to keep me in check  /:
 
on a side note why can i not put a thread in the battle fourm as well as in the character's own fourm so it does'ent have to be moved to that fourm?
#33 Posted by Mercy_ (92075 posts) - - Show Bio
@Theworldbreaker If you do it as a blog post you can associate it to that characters page and it will show up at the top with the news and trivia questions but you'll still be able to elect to post it in the battle forum.
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#34 Posted by Theworldbreaker (1642 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress:
 and what if i want to make it a thread?
#35 Posted by PRINCESS_PEACH (6 posts) - - Show Bio

These sound like really nice people. We should bake them a cake!

#36 Edited by aztek_the_lost (30740 posts) - - Show Bio
applauds
 
shatterstar, fesak, buckshot > me
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#37 Edited by Lance Uppercut (23245 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:

"   

applauds
 
shatterstar, fesak, buckshot > me

 "

I know, right? 
#38 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" yawns 
 
when do we got to the real moderator? "
We'll got to them when we got to them. xP
#39 Posted by Mercy_ (92075 posts) - - Show Bio
@Theworldbreaker: Then there's no way to associate it to that characters page and post it in one of the main boards. You'd have to do it as a blog post to do that. 
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#40 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
@PRINCESS_PEACH: Cake! n_n
 
@aztek the lost said:
" yawns when do we got to the real moderator? "
Sorry dude but I'm the last one in the list!
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#41 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@ZombiePie: "Functional human being?"  What is this concept you speak of?  (Pleased to meet you, BTW :)
 
@sora_thekey:  You're doing a great job!  Thanks for all your work on this :)
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#42 Posted by fesak (6994 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATPANEXE said:
" the rumor i heard was fesak was never made a moderator of Cv, he was born one. thats how hardcore fesak is. "
Haha, true. Though i wasn't really born since i'm a robot.
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#43 Edited by aztek_the_lost (30740 posts) - - Show Bio

my posts have been abused! this is what I'm talking about...they are mad with power!!!!!! I'm ComicVine's last hope! 
 


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#44 Posted by ComicMan24 (147014 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: Don't do anything crazy!!! lol
#45 Posted by Lance Uppercut (23245 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" my posts have been abused! this is what I'm talking about...they are mad with power!!!!!! I'm ComicVine's last hope! 
 

"
It's clearly a conspiracy. 
#46 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
Updated!  
Spotlight on: Gambler 
 
@aztek the lost said:
" applauds
 shatterstar, fesak, buckshot > me "
lol!
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#47 Posted by sora_thekey (8105 posts) - - Show Bio
Updated! 
Spotlight on the Mod who took the time to answer each part of his guide in a humorous manner: @aztek the lost:
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#48 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

I can appreciate what the mods do and I don't mean to be a jerk but isn't this glorifying the mods a ittle bit?

#49 Posted by Owen_Porter (83152 posts) - - Show Bio
@IrishX said:
"

I can appreciate what the mods do and I don't mean to be a jerk but isn't this glorifying the mods a ittle bit?

"
Yup
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#50 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler:
Hey as long as someone can admit it. Les Grossman was the best part of that movie for sure.