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Meet the mods

The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,484 Community Managers
edited November 7 in Start Here
Hey everyone,

If you're new the forum you might come across Staff Moderators and Moderators from time to time (you can read more about our role over on this thread).

A few of you mentioned that you'd like to have a page where you can get to know the moderators a bit more. We thought this was a great idea so we've created this thread for all of our moderators to introduce themselves and answer some fun questions!

These are the Moderators here at The Mix:

Staff Moderators
@Mike
@Aife
@Ed_
@Italia

Super Moderators
@Riley
@Stephanie
@Jordan
@JamJar 

Boards Moderators
@mags98
@PoppyB
@Jade09
@rachel_ann
@Gemma

Comment Moderators
@Maisy

Let's start with the introductions :)  
We're @Aife@Mike, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.

Comments

  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,140 Staff Moderator
    Hey everyone!

    I'm Aife! I started volunteering for The Mix in 2016 and joined the team in 2017 :) 

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I met the Duchess of Cambridge back when I was a volunteer for The Mix and we talked about the Great British Bake Off! 

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    At the weekends I like to see my friends, relax and watch Netflix!

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    I'd bring my phone, an inflatable boat and a big bag of popcorn!
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • mags98mags98 Posts: 114 Moderator
    edited August 18
    Hi I'm Mags, I started volunteering near the end of February.

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I'm very good with FRIENDS tv show trivia and quotes. 

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    As a student everyday is a weekend for me :D my weekdays and weekends are usually quite similar. But I'll socialise with friends that I wouldn't see in the week.

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    This question I could go into a lot of detail with different options depending on the circumstances but probably lip balm, a pot (to boil and drink water from) and some inflatable ring or ball to play with.
    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • CarolineVCarolineV Posts: 133 The Mix convert
    edited August 18
    Hi there! I'm Caroline, and I've been volunteering in various roles with The Mix for 7 years now (which makes me feel very old!)

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I love to crochet, and over the last few months have made over 10 nifflers (from Fantastic Beasts)

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    Catch up on sleep, and do lots of baking

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    My kindle, some cake and a comfy pillow
    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • RileyRiley Posts: 344 Super Moderator
    edited August 18
    Hey there everyone I'm Riley, I joined the boards all the way back in May 2017!

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I've visited Buckingham Palace once, my dad received an honour from the queen some years ago and my family went along.

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    Usually play video games or watch TV, I'm a bit of a couch potato when I have free time. lol

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    My phone, my pet dog and something to keep the sun off me.

    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 362 Super Moderator
    edited August 18
    Hey I'm Stephanie, I started volunteering as a board moderator in January <3

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I am a bit obsessed with music and I can recognise lots of lyrics.

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    When I'm not working on the weekend I enjoy spending time with my nephews, or watching Netflix, or spending time outside.

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    My phone, portable charger and headphones.
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 
    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • JordanJordan Posts: 83 Super Moderator
    edited August 18
    Hi, I'm Jordan. I joined The Mix as a moderator back in April.

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I had the chance to debate in the main chamber in the Scottish parliament a few years back for a debating competition!

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    I like to spend time with friends, catching up on work, or binging my latest Netflix obsession.

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    My phone, my headphones, and a good book
    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • JamJarJamJar Posts: 120 Super Moderator
    Hello people! My name is Jamal and I have been volunteering for The Mix (on and off) for just over a year.

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    In my first year of university I spearheaded the first ever successful rent strike at my university, which resulted in me and everyone in my halls being compensated over £100,000 in total! Kerching! If you want to read about what happened just type my name and "UCL Rent Strike" into Google 

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    Socialise, eat yummy food, read my books and try and be outside as much as possible. Also sleep, sleeping is so fun!

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    A guitar, my Kindle, and a cap  
    Maddie05Butterfly23Maisy
  • Maddie05Maddie05 UK/NottinghamPosts: 56 Miniposter
    How have I only just read this now!? 😂
    You all made wise decisions to bring something electric! Did you even think properley? 😂 the portable charger won't last forever, but good idea! How you gonna make electricity? 😂 in not sure if you guys would survive very long on a desert island... 😂😂

    It was very interesting and funny to read some of the things about you all (@Aife, @Mike, @Ed_, @Italia, @Riley, @JamJar, @CarolineV, @mags98, @Stephanie, @Jordan and @PoppyB!) 

    Have a fun day! <3
    Take care

    - Maddie, 13
    Butterfly23
  • PoppyBPoppyB Posts: 98 Moderator
    Hey there, I'm Poppy and today is my first shift as a moderator at the Mix!

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I have never broken a bone (despite being very clumsy!) 

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    I love watching Netflix, playing with my cat, going for walks and hanging out with my friends.

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    Water, sunblock and a pack of cards :) 
    Butterfly23Maisy
  • Jade09Jade09 EnglandPosts: 213 Moderator
    Hey! I'm Jade, and this is my first shift as a moderator for The Mix.

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?

    I have been part of a study, called the child of the new century since I was a baby.

    2.What do you like to do at the weekends?

    I enjoy going out with friends for lunch at cute cafe's or going shopping but if I am staying in then I am usually relaxing watching Netflix and spending time with my parents. 

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?

    Chocolate, a notebook and a pen.

    Maisy
  • GemmaGemma Posts: 39 Moderator
    Hey, I'm Gemma and this is also my first shift as a moderator for The Mix.

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?

    I have an excellent memory for names and faces of people I have met, I even remember the names of people I met in freshers week.

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?

    I enjoy going out   to cafe or the pub with friends or also staying in watching Netflix. I am also a bit of a nerd and would happily spend a weekend playing D&D or visiting a board game cafe.

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?

    Headphones, phone, and my piano.
    Maisy
  • ItaliaItalia Posts: 97 Staff Moderator
    Kia Ora (Hello!) I'm Italia, and have been part of The Mix since Feb. 2018!

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I'm a Kiwi, and looooove playing light-hearted pranks my colleagues here at The Mix! 

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    Exploring London with friends - I can lose hours in a good book shop with a coffee. 

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    A puppy, a toothbrush and a really amazing book! 

    "Owning your story is the bravest thing you will ever do" - Brene Brown
    Maisy
  • MikeMike Posts: 1,778 Staff Moderator
    Hey! I'm quite late to the party on this but I'm Mike, I'm a staff moderator and I've been around for a long time. :)

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    I have a fish tank and keep fish and invertebrates (mainly shrimp and aquatic snails).

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    I like to go to the cinema and eat out somewhere, maybe see a friend if I'm feeling sociable.

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    My phone (I kinda hate this but realistically it's the easiest way to get a lot of information and potential into one object), a sound system, and one of my best friends.

    Assuming there is power, of course. ;)
    just because you're not doing something perfectly, doesn't mean you're not doing it
    Maisy
  • MaisyMaisy CymruPosts: 224 Moderator
    After some tech issues, I can finally post there (thanks, @Aife for fixing that :p )

    I'm Maisy and I started volunteering as a comment moderator for The Mix back in 2016. 

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?

    I have been to Lapland and went on a husky sled! I also met Santa, of course  ;)

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?

    Hang out with friends/family, go to the cinema, go shopping, watch netflix. These days I'm often absorbed in reading for my Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health  =)

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?

    I misread this and thought it said a 'dessert island' in which case I would bring a spoon :p For a desert island, probably my laptop,my bed, and a friend to keep me company.
    Aife
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 100 Staff Moderator
    Hey,

    Even later to this than Mike :# I'm Ed and I am a staff mod here at The Mix, and have been knocking around for a long time now, however I am more often hiding in the background (fun fact, I was a young person when I first started working for The Mix).

    1. What's a fun fact about yourself?
    In a past life, I studied Chemistry and spent a lot of time in labs mixing chemicals, at one point I helped create a new compound which was pretty cool, to hold some crystals that had never existed anywhere else in the world.

    2. What do you like to do at the weekends?
    Sport is a big part of my life, whether it is watching it or playing, so the weekends have a heavy dose of that. Other than that, a good walk and a pub lunch can never be a bad thing!

    3. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
    A football or tennis ball, Spotify and a hammock
    "You've just got to carry what you can, Have the heart of a giant but know you're a man. Start small, grow tall."
    Little Giant ~ Roo Panes
    AifePoppyB
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