HWBOT as an entity is reliant on several dedicated individuals who actually make some pretty serious sacrifices in terms of time and energy. The moderation team is in fact probably the best example of this. HWBOT moderators do an almost limitless amount of work behind the scenes to ensure that the hardware and submission database is kept in tip top condition. In many regards it’s a mostly thankless task, kind of like painting the Golden Gate Bridge – by the time it’s done, it’s about time to start again. Today we want to give an official mention to those who have served the community in the most emphatic manner possible.
In terms of database moderations, 2016 saw a total of 14,684 submission moderation actions taking place (up from 13,198 moderations last year). This implies that an average of 40.23 moderation actions are happening each day. Here’s the list of moderation actions per moderator:
- - leeghoofd (Belgium)– 4,168
- - Strunkenbold (Germany) – 3,801
- - Christian Ney (Switzerland) – 3,559
- - websmile (Germany) – 1,829
- - Sweet (Argentina) - 655
- - Massman (Belgium) - 583
- - GENiEBEN (UK) - 54
- - der8auer (Germany) - 24
- - Don_Dan (Germany) - 7
- - Antinomy (Russia) - 2
- - NeoForce (Russia) - 2
A hearty New Year thank you to all those mentioned above. Your work and dedication to Overclocking is truly appreciated. Despite not being involved in the most moderation actions (an honor belongs to the tireless leeghoofd), we’d like to name websmile the 'Moderator of HWBOT 2016'. Behind the scenes, organizing and moderating competitions as well as the forum and so much more, our buddy Michael has been a linchpin in so many areas of our work. Salutations to you sir!