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Drugs-Forum Staff Interview with Shampoo

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  1. Phungushead
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    Shampoo

    Member since 2007
    Staff member since 2008

    This is the seventh of 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...

    View attachment 42637 What attracted you to DF?


    Shampoo:

    Investigating research chemicals - which as recently as 2006, was far from the open-field for discussion that it is, today - led me here when I noticed the degree of novel exploration (Illuminati_boy et al) and knew this was a place to find people truly interested in exploring a field I had hardly dipped my toes into.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

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


    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    5ish years


    View attachment 42635 Nosferatus asked...

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


    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    I took on the role after writing the original wiki entry for Cannabis, a large undertaking that made me feel like I could contribute to a substantial part of the framework here.


    View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    It meant that I split my time between moderating/behind-the-scenes posting and the type of posting I had previously done, which was largely an investigative process.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    Being reminded regularly of the amount of work and cooperation that goes into fostering a community like this to exist and thrive.


    View attachment 42636 Phungushead asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    Upset users who seem wholly unaware of the above when they launch abuse towards the moderators of this site.


    View attachment 42623 Alfa asked...

    View attachment 42637 What do you like most about DF?

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    The willingness of people to learn, especially with regards to the responsible exploration of novel molecules. Comparatively, there is not a lot of reckless behavior on this site in the realm of pushing the boundaries of the altered-states experience.


    View attachment 42635 Nosferatus asked...

    View attachment 42637 What motivates you to do this?


    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    Giving back to communities that have helped me has always been a priority for me. I have had enough generosity come my way in my lifetime that I truly appreciate the concept of "paying it forward."


    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 42757 Shampoo:

    "I heard about (insert drug for which there is a great deal of information available) from a friend, can you tell SWIM everything you know about it?"


    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 42757 Shampoo:

    Often, 0


    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 42757 Shampoo:

    Indefinitely.


    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 42757 Shampoo:

    Yes.


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

    View attachment 42637 How many smoke cannabis and how often?

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    I have been and will, for the foreseeable future, remain a regular consumer.


    View attachment 42634 Nickelass asked...

    View attachment 42637 PC or Mac? And why?

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    Mac. Long time user; habits die hard. Also, aesthetics.


    View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    Not sure. "What others think of you is none of your business"


    View attachment 42632 LuLu81 asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    I believe that as a whole, psychedelic/hallucinogenic drugs should be legalized for personal, recreational use. The cost/benefit ratio for this of any class seems to be the most favorable. On the other hand, legalization of more societally damaging drugs such as opiates or psychomotor stimulants would make a more substantial impact on reducing the harms of drug abuse/addiction on society.


    View attachment 42630 hookedonhelping asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    He's definitely Dr. Teeth - at heart, the true band leader, but he spends most of this time trying to keep Animal from smashing the drumset into splinters and wrangling Floyd, Jandice and Zoot back into line.


    View attachment 42626 Beenthere2Hippie asked...

    View attachment 42637 How do you get along with all the other Mods? Which of the DF staff inspires you the most? Is it difficult to bury your humor when wearing your Mod hat; and if so, how do you keep from calling tried and true idiots, idiots?

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    Aside from the idiots, we all get along well.


    View attachment 42635 Nosferatus asked...

    View attachment 42637 Who generally makes the best staff member? An active heavy drug user? Someone who’s drug experience is in the past? Or someone who’s knowledge of drugs is largely or entirely academic? Does one have to be a current or former drug user to be a staff member?

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    To the latter question: no. To the former: I do not think there's such a formula - I get the impression that success as a moderator has to do more with your personality than your particular relationship with drugs.


    View attachment 42623 Alfa asked...

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

    View attachment 42757 Shampoo:

    I see DF continuing to expand steadily over the years - future feature expansions will continue to enhance the user experience, and I believe integrations with new technology will help people integrate the information here into a more fluid user experience. I see DF acting as more and more of a database over time, with the conversation enhancing and informing to continuously refine all of the content here.


    Thanks man, for the great amount of knowledge you've given back to the forum over the years, as well as the time you make in your crazily busy life to help out here! I don't know how you do it.

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Comments

  1. Shampoo
    I'm happy to field additional questions, here - looks like there has been quite some interest in these!
  2. Joe-(5-HTP)
    It's a beautiful picture you draw here. I know we'll do our best to make it happen.
  3. Alien Sex Fiend
    Thanks Shampoo! I always loved your avatar! Do you still drink Shampoo by bottle?
  4. Shampoo
    How else could I possibly stay this clean?
  5. hookedonhelping
    Had I known the original thread Phungy started was going to apply to all mods and not just one, here are some questions I wish I would have added to the original thread for all mods:

    What does your avatar say about you?

    How do you like your sex?

    What is your favorite drug?

    What is your least favorite drug?

    Does moderating this board impact your monthly income each month?

    What other hobbies do you have besides moderating drugs-forum?

    Do you own pets and if so, what kind?
  6. Alien Sex Fiend
    YES! Go Shampoo
  7. LuLu81
    I just want to say how amazing these interviews have been. I haven't been a part of DF for long, but it really helps to see a side of DF and the Moderators, that many of us might not have seen. Anyone reading these should feel really special to be part of an amazing site.
  8. Shampoo
    I am a scientist.
    Plentiful and honest.
    Apples and oranges. I don't play favorites.
    Ketamine.
    No.
    Floating in the aether.
    A cat. Glass frogs.
  9. best
    @Shampoo
    Did you name yourself Shampoo in knowledge that you would become a moderator and keep threads clean?
  10. Beenthere2Hippie
    One question only: did you expect such a thunderous response to your "I'm happy to field additional questions" comment?
  11. beentheredonethatagain
    shampoo what does your signature line say? are they dance steps?
  12. trdofbeingtrd
    To the above question, please allow me to answer.

    It's a code to give you 30 extra lives.

    Contra

    Nintendo
  13. beentheredonethatagain
    @ trd
    oooh thanx mate, good to see ya !

    you knew exactly.. I thought dance steps from or to the member BA

    seriously no clue
  14. Potter
    Going to demand pics of your glass frogs!

    GIMME FROGGIES!!!
  15. Shampoo
    If only I had been so clairvoyant.
    Nope.
    Indeed, it's the Konami code.
    I'll see what I can scrounge up.
  16. Alien Sex Fiend
    :) :vibes:
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