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Greetings, everyone! 

It has been a great pleasure and honor to serve as the head moderator of DebateArt.com. I have been a moderator for almost 3 years. I decided that it was time for me to step down as head moderator. Over the past few months I’ve been taking a back seat as I am working on my bachelors degree. I will still be in on the mod team as an advisor and will still be on the site. 

Ragnar has also opted to step down. I appreciate the work he has done for the community. 

The new mod team will be 
Head mod: MisterChris
Deputy mod: SupaDudz
Vote mod: Whiteflame 

Over the past 3 years I have made many great friends and feel that I’ve grown as a person and as a debater. 

Thank you, DART for making this a great place. 

Peace and Service.

David 
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It has been a honor working alongside Ragnar and Virt/David over these 3 years. I am honored I was given the opportunity to become a Deputy Moderator alongside my fellow peers, whiteflame and MisterChris, both of which have moderation experience.




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Kind of interesting I guess...
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Thank y’all for your service
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Here’s to a new (hopefully more conservative) era.

Congrats!
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I know that both MisterChris and SupaDudz will do well in their positions. It's been a long time since I've been a vote mod, but I will endeavor to rise to the challenge.

Thank you to both David/Virtuoso and Ragnar. You guys have done a lot for the site, and knowing how busy each of you are elsewhere, it's quite the feat that you were able to persist for this long as moderators. We will continue to appreciate your advice and assistance in the future.
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Hey all! I'm looking forward to serving as head moderator while continuing my debate journey. I'll make a slightly more formal statement once this transition is finalized, but for now just know that I genuinely care about DART and am going to do my utmost to keep this site safe, healthy, and enjoyable for all members.

Thanks to Ragnar and David for their dedication to the site, I wish them the best in their future endeavors.


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Many thanks to Ragnar and to David for their service.  I hope this will translate into greater participation on the site.
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Here’s to a new (hopefully more conservative) era.

Congrats!
what would be the qualities and characteristics of a more conservatives website?
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Not much to congratulate in my opinion, this move is definitely a positive thing for the website though, without a single doubt.
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what would be the qualities and characteristics of a more conservatives website?
Not banning Wylted for dumb reasons 😂
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The site is not gonna turn into a Parlor just because a more conservative moderation is coming into place. I will discuss more when I have some time home later today 

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Sad to see you go. I’m not too active on this site, but you’ve done a splendid job. Good luck with your bachelor’s degree!

When I became this website’s (I think first?) vote mod briefly in 2018, I looked to Whiteflame’s incredible job moderating votes on DDO for a model to follow, and am so glad to see him back at the role on here. 
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I enjoyed Ragnar's posts in the philosophy/religion section a while back. I don't know much about how moderators generally work; Im not familiar with their bans/reprimands. The site is pretty nice and calm (i.e. spamless etc) so I guess I should say thank you for your services. Also, congrats to the new mods.
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The site is not gonna turn into a Parlor just because a more conservative moderation is coming into place. I will discuss more when I have some time home later today 
Good! I was hoping it would be more like Gab

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Don’t listen to RMM.

You guys made the site better. Hope to see you both more active if/when your schedules clear up!
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why was wylted banned?
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You are a person who unironically thinks Nixon was the best US president and that Fascism is morally good... So, forgive me for taking your stance as a compliment since you believe quite literally the opposite of truth regarding who is good vs bad at what they do.
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While moderating this website gave me a chance to practice certain business skills, as I advance in the field it is now far too reminiscent of my current job.

That said, I do care about this place and the people therein. I'll still be around, and will be willing to help out here and there; but primarily as an adviser, rather than as a decision maker.
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Many thanks to David, Ragnar, and MisterChris for your service; congratulations to MisterChris for your elevation to head mod, and to SupaDudz & whiteflame for your elevation to mods.
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Your advice has always been and will always be valued. Thanks
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Moderation is not supposed to be about pushing your ideology.  This should have happened the moment you realized you weren't man enough to separate your emotions from you duties.
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good luck to new mods
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@RatMan

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Now, don't over do it Ratty.

Congratulating doubtless positivity......That just wouldn't do.