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Drugs-Forum Staff Interview with Kitts

By Phungushead, Jan 28, 2015 | Updated: Mar 5, 2015 | |
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    Kitts

    Member since 2012
    Staff member since 2013

    This is the third in a series of interviews with members of the Drugs-Forum Staff.

    You can find a listing of all of them here:
    Exclusive Staff Interviews - Your Questions Answered!

    Stay tuned, new ones will be posted regularly!


    View attachment 42623 Alfa asked...

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    How did you find Drugs-Forum? How did you arrive at DF?

    Kitts:

    I spent a lot of time reading and researching online and kept finding myself at DF. All of the quality information was here and you didn't have to trawl though pages of nonsense to get to it. Eventually it came to a point where although I had a whole load of info and had learnt a lot, I wanted answers to specific questions, so that's when I made an account and joined.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

    View attachment 42637 How long have you been a staff member?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    8 months.


    View attachment 42635 Nosferatus asked...

    View attachment 42637 How exactly did you become a staff member?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    I had a message from Alfa about it.


    View attachment 42635 Nosferatus and - View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

    View attachment 42637 How much of your time do you generally spend on moderating duties?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    I'm here a few hours a day.


    View attachment 42635 Nosferatus asked...

    View attachment 42637 What motivates you to do this?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    DF captured my attention in a big way when I joined. I got a lot of help here. I always wanted to do something to help. It's good to get stuff done and be part of a team.


    View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

    View attachment 42637 Does becoming a Mod involve changing your DF posting style at all?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Not so much my posting style, but I now post a great deal more and can't spend as long on each post or be so hesitant. I'm surrounded by these amazing writers and it's made me look at my writing and want to learn to express myself better so I can post and move on. It's a work-in-progress. I've a long way to go.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

    View attachment 42637 What is your favorite part about being a member of DF staff?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    The variety. Plus everyday something good happens.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

    View attachment 42637 What is the hardest part about being a staff member?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Reading all the posts that come into R&A each day. There are a LOT.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

    View attachment 42637 What is your favorite everyday moderation task?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    I like the post reports. They are usually uncomplicated and there is a clear end point. I get a nerdy sense of achievement when their status changes to "Solved".


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

    View attachment 42637 Now, name one moderation task that you legitimately dislike.

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Putting line spaces into posts which have none. My eyes go all blurry. Throw in some txt tlk 2 & I h8 it.


    View attachment 42623 Alfa asked...

    View attachment 42637 What do you like most about DF?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    The sense of community over the whole site and also the support, especially within R&A. It still surprises me how supportive our members are to each other and to anyone new who shows up needing help.


    View attachment 42632 LuLu81 asked...

    View attachment 42637 What is the one question that people ask, that makes you scream, no not again UTFSE!!!!??

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Luckily there aren't any.


    View attachment 42631 Joe-(5-HTP) asked...

    View attachment 42637 How many times per day are you in danger of losing your temper?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Haha I would have to quit if I felt like that. I do get a little rattled about once a month...


    View attachment 42634 Nickelass asked...

    View attachment 42637 Is it hard to balance being a mod on this site while dealing with other non-DF aspects of your life?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Well at first it was a bit of a disaster. Balance isn't my strong point. I think I spent about 3 days online when I first started. I'm still trying to get in to a routine, but DF actually helps with that - you have to pace yourself and plan ahead.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

    View attachment 42637 How long do you see yourself sticking with DF, whether as staff or a regular poster?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Until the internet breaks.


    View attachment 42628 DeepGreenSea asked...

    View attachment 42637 What have YOU learned from being a mod/advisor?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    How much goes into running DF. I had no idea. And I feel like I'm learning more about addiction and recovery.


    View attachment 42633 Name goes here asked...

    View attachment 42637 What drugs do you use?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Only really prescription drugs these days.


    View attachment 42624 beentheredonethatagain and - View attachment 42625 Booty love asked...

    View attachment 42637 How many smoke cannabis and how often?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    I don't smoke at all anymore.


    View attachment 42638 TheBigBadWolf asked...

    View attachment 42637 Are you modding when under the influence?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    No.


    View attachment 42632 LuLu81 asked...

    View attachment 42637 If you could choose only one drug to be legalized, what would it be?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Cannabis.


    View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

    View attachment 42637 By nature, do people consider you an outgoing person or a reserved one?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Outgoing with hermit tendencies.


    View attachment 42634 Nickelass asked...

    View attachment 42637 PC or Mac? And why?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Right now I would gladly take either! But if I had to choose I'd say PC because Mac for me, is a little expensive and somewhat limiting. That's not to say I wouldn't like a nice MacBook if I already had a good PC set up instead of the cobbled together pieces of junk I usually end up with. But not for gaming. This is a tough question. Both. Can I have both please.


    View attachment 42630 hookedonhelping asked...

    View attachment 42637 If Alfa was a Muppet, which one would he be?!

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Kermit. He starts the music and lights the lights.


    View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

    View attachment 42637 Kitts, is being a Co-Mod challenging? if so, how?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    In some ways. I hadn't wandered far out of the R&A section when I started, so I used to get quite lost at first. There is a lot to learn. Also I'm on a tablet so that can be annoying. I have to make sure I stop work before I fall asleep because it's a touch screen. You can imagine the carnage.


    View attachment 42627 D0pe asked...

    View attachment 42637 What is one of your non computer related hobbies?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Music is a big hobby for me. I could do it all day.


    View attachment 42623 Alfa asked...

    View attachment 42637 Where do you see DF in 5 years?

    View attachment 42678 Kitts:

    Bigger, even better and more influential. This is an exciting time to be part of something so special. I can't wait to see what happens.


    Thanks from all of us Kitts for your work and dedication! The R&A forums would not be the same without your gentle, supportive kindness.

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