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The Moderator by Allison-beriyani The Moderator by Allison-beriyani
And Now for a Special installment of the Internet fauna series: The Moderator.

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Also Known as the Admin, or Staffies, the Mod is one of the few creatures on the internet that actually hunts trolls. As an apex predator, it actually feeds on drama of all kinds, and patrols vast stretches of internet in search of food. These territories are so large that it is rare for a Mod to actually be present at the site of a troll attack or other disturbances.

It hunts by watching for scuffles to arise between internet denizens and charges in while they are distracted, swinging the hard bony end of it's powerful tail, commonly known as a "banhammer" it's not a precise tool, however, and the troll's prey and innocent bystanders are likely to be hit as well as the trolls themselves.

While extremely powerful, the Mod is not invulnerable- Other Mods can and often do take them out, either to gain their territory or to stop the spread of God-syndrome, which is a fatal disease that causes them to behave excessively aggressively.

***Obligatory Parody Notice: This is a parody done for laughs, not referring the DA staff or any member of DA.***
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:icondashie89115:
dashie89115 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
i dont know y but this collection reminds me of silent hill
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:iconfirespraymando:
FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol.
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:iconthelovelyvocal:
TheLovelyVocal Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do admins of groups count as Minor Moderators?
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
They're of the smaller species of the same Genus.  There's also Chat Hosts, Software Admins, Forum leaders- literally any role with the ability to kick out (Banhammer) someone from a region of the internet.
Thank you for the insightful question!
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:iconthelovelyvocal:
TheLovelyVocal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^w^ You're most welcome. Personally, I carry traits of the Fetishist, the Roleplayer, and a small mix of Troll and Go-To. As an admin of the Conjoined-Club, I may be a member of pack-based Moderators.

And I'm remembering the one time I got Post-4chan Stress Disorder. I cured it rather easily by satirizing the creepypasta I've read. ^^
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fetishists are an important part of the internet ecosystem- they're also some of the oldest creatures around.

"Giggle at the Ghosties" if you will.
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:iconroseserpenthelm:
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Here's an addition: Moderator plumage is almost always kept immaculate, in case a special event like a contest or similar occurs. Moderators then show off their plumage to all other fauna, though when trolls and occassionally critiquers talk about issues the site may be having, they tend to become aggressive and wield the ever-present banhammer.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It would have to be immaculate- can't go around with the blood of other users rotting on oneself, can you?
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:iconroseserpenthelm:
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed no, considering the impressive mating displays that moderators do, rotting blood tends to detract from the overall appearance, and female moderators have a keen sense of smell!
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not up on the mating displays of moderators, as I'm usually in poorly patrolled areas studying troops of trolls.
Do they dance? offer up fresh kills? sing?
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:iconroseserpenthelm:
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Normally the mating displays feature banners, and huge journals. Contests are not uncommon and usually individual displays involve copious feather-ruffling. Weirdly enough, females tend to be more vividly coloured than males.

Occassionally males will challenge each other, and standard users must be careful not to get caught in their scuffles

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:iconfrozenasmute:
FrozenAsMute Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Bad***.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconn3m0ck:
N3m0ck Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
It has no arms for it to grab.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Who needs arms when you can bludgeon or swallow anything?
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:iconn3m0ck:
N3m0ck Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
To use tools, To grab things, and to get itself back up after a fall.
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:iconfrillyfins:
frillyfins Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
ohgod
Let me say I love how the Moderator looks and it's like a giant combo of a bunch of my favorite animals :D
And don't forget it doesn't consider flat-out yiff to need a mature tag c:
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Allosaur/Hoatzin/deer?

Misssing Mature tags are usually a sign of a poorly-patrolled territory, but in some cases it is a sign of a rabid moderator. Avoid the area regardless.
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:iconfrillyfins:
frillyfins Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Sounds awesome :D

Alright XD
You should make a picture with all of the internet fauna in their habitats XD
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:iconbluedog444:
bluedog444 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He's awesome!
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My general creative process went :T-rex+Qetzalcoatal+Eastern Dragon= ... hay, that looks pretty good!
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:iconbluedog444:
bluedog444 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I like dragons.
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:iconbeadyeyedgirl:
BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the Moderator looks awesome...
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I had fun with his design.
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:icongoodlyman100:
Goodlyman100 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
DEATH TO THE MODERATER! Great work.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Now, now- we don't make death threats over the internet- that turns us into stupid hate-ogres.
and we do need moderators to take care of thieves, hate-ogres and rabid trolls.
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:icongoodlyman100:
Goodlyman100 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
oh...okay
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
oooooohhh"banhammer"



:iconwhatudidthereplz:I see what you did thar
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ever seen an ankylosaur? It was the first thing I thought of the first time I heard the term.
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
ooooh righht it does kinda look like one (the tail)
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly!
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
:D
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:icongabythedinogirl:
Gabythedinogirl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why do I want to draw these?
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:icongabythedinogirl:
Gabythedinogirl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah, that must be it.
so awesome.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Because they're awesome?
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:iconlunatic-blade:
Lunatic-Blade Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student
Don't forget the ridiculous amount of policies and rules they use to controll their territories!
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of that is defense against 'Lawyer' parasites, a dangerous affliction to mods and internet critters in general.
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:iconlunatic-blade:
Lunatic-Blade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student
Draw them.

Nao.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They have a designated page, but I won't be able to get to them until after mid-terms.
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:iconlunatic-blade:
Lunatic-Blade Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student
Damnit >.<
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
IT WILL COME!
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:iconlunatic-blade:
Lunatic-Blade Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student
GSDGSDGHSDFSHSDGSDFSDFGSF IS IT THERE YET?

IS IT THERE YET NOW?

AND NOW?

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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You will see it when it comes.
in like, three weeks or so.

Think of it as waiting for Christmas presents, but in march.
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:iconbiglew14:
Biglew14 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Ew! he chewed his own arms off...
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, he just has tiny little stubby arms that are hidden by his plumage.
But yes, it does kinda look like that...
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:iconbiglew14:
Biglew14 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I'm just messing with you that's all.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha!
Someone else said that too, right before you.
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:iconrobbe25:
Robbe25 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
As I'm a member of this species, I find this to be very funny :D
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I will now picture you as a bright orange jabberwocky-thing.

What do you moderate?
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:iconrobbe25:
Robbe25 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
You could picture me worse :D. I'm one of the mods in the PMG Flickr group.
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