Let’s cut to the title
I see a lot of people bonding and talking with mods but how do they form a good bond??
Like you would with any other person on here you just talk to them
I just don’t want to interrupt there work…
They talk in a kind and professional manner and are respectful to them. So if your kind and nice to them they will be kind and nice to you in return. Also people that have been on the forum for a couple of years or more have bonds with them because some of the current staff used to be moderators so they have a bond with them.
So who’s the most likely to be up to a chat?
Well really any of them but if you ask @Ondrejj it would be @ewanfleming. It’s up to you, but don’t bombard them with messages as they already have a pile full of flags to deal with so they might not respond.
Here’s the deal:
Treat everyone equally with respect and kindness. If you only treat Moderators and Staff with respect it won’t do you any good.
We got many great community members here, and of course our Mods and Staff are a big part of it. It’s easy to get in touch with people around here, because we all share the same passion. Browse through the categories, post some answers and comments. When you engage with the community, the community engages with you. And it helps you getting to know all members, including Mods and Staff 😊
Another thing to remember: Don’t be offended if you don’t get an answer right away (especially with Staff). They’re all super busy, we got ten-thousands of users around here. They’re all human beings and sometimes they miss something like we all do.
Looking forward to further see you around here Matt!
You know they don’t bite. You make ‘bonds’ because you hear that misha is a unicorn, ewan can read peoples minds, Tyler is just… Straight to the point. Also @Qantas094 ewan would give up flags to PM me :)
Don’t bond with mods or staff; instead build relationships with people. Your ‘bonding with mods and staff’ sounds like it’s all about you, while building relationships with people is something mutual.
I very much subscribe to what @Marc said earlier.
Reach out to everyone, and we will all grow and get better.
Don’t go out of your way to try and make bonds with any of us. Each one of the mods/staff live extremely busy lives, and constantly tagging us & messaging us without any good reason is probably going to slightly annoy us.
Rather than trying to force a bond with anyone, simply go around your business on the forum as best you can. If you make a good impression on a community-wide scale, chances are we’ll start to like you.
Having said that, don’t avoid messaging us if you need to ask a question! We all have very diverse lives outside of Infinite Flight, and whilst being bombarded by notifications is just a little annoying, we’re literally here to help people and have interesting conversations, and we take great pleasure in seeing others doing the same.
I have a good bond with Misha but it’s not this quick instant thing. There’s no recipe but just be nice, have a laugh at the right time and don’t be afraid to PM them if you need something. This takes time, sometimes multiple years, there’s no quick passage
MaxSez: “Bonding” Bonding typically refers to the process of attachment that develops between romantic or platonic partners, close friends, or parents and children. This bond is characterized by emotions! (Wiki). Think about it! Do you really want to form an emotional attachment with those in positions of power? One sez “don’t be afraid to PM them if you need something”! What’s your Bonding goal?
. Just Sayin… G’day Max
(See @ewanfleming comment above)
They’re people, just like the rest of us, treat them as you would treat anybody else, but remember, they are quite busy, so don’t go annoying them :)