2020 hasn’t exactly been a fantastic year so far. With everything from the Australian Bushfires back in January to the COVID-19 pandemic that is still currently happening, whether we like it or not, this year has affected pretty much all of us in one way or another. Even for someone like me, all the stuff that has happened so far this year has affected me in one way or another, whether that be involving ProjectC70 or even current personal issues, it’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t been the best year yet but while it may it be a very dark tunnel, these last few weeks and especially these last few days for me at least, there seems to be a fairly bright light at the end of the very dark tunnel.
Anyone that has been around for a decent amount of time following these blogs will have probably read the article I done last year about ‘MotorHeads International‘ and why you should join it. In that article I mentioned about how there is pretty much no hate in the group considering the size of it as well as mentioning how it was originally started and how it has grown into a group of over 22K members as of when this article was written. I also included in that article how I originally joined the group and how I myself have found the group as a fellow member.
For those that haven’t read it yet, I suggest you give it a read because since writing it things have started to happen recently and even I myself can’t quite believe what’s happened. Since writing that article, I have remained a fairly active member and for obvious reasons, it’s a really good group to be a part of. I will admit, I haven’t posted that much in there due to being in so many different groups but that is al about to change now.
The other day, I was aimlessly scrolling through Facebook going past post after post when all of a sudden I noticed a little something from the Motorheads International page and it instantly made me stop what I was doing and I couldn’t say why but there was just something saying to give it a read and I’m glad I did because It read thusly: “We currently have spaces for Admins going, preferably from Australia region so we can have a 24/7 look over of the group, for anyone who’s interested get in contact” Now, some of you may think, “Wait, aren’t you from the UK?” and to those who ask I say yes, I am indeed from the UK and when I first read that I’ll admit I was hoping it wasn’t location based but hey ho, I don’t make the rules.
Alas to that, I decided to leave a comment saying that whoever gets the position will be an Admin to a fantastic group and I wish them all the best. Thinking nothing of it, I decided to scroll on by to go laugh at the internet and everything it has to offer when all of a sudden I noticed that my Facebook started to light up like a badly maintained VW’s dashboard. Upon clicking onto my notifications, I was fully expecting to be tagged in something screwed up by my mates or even a notification that someone had posted something into groups I’m in but no. I had a notification letting me know that a reply had been made to the comment I made on the MHI post. Surprised, I clicked on it and read it out and even though it was originally offered to people in Australia, They were willing to take little old me on as part of the team.
After asking for a little bit of information, I got a message from a fellow member running me through the gist of what to do as well as ow to compose myself if anything was to arise into a full on argument. After answering everything and putting across my enthusiasm for joining the team, I was given the green light to join and I am now officially a Moderator. I have been told that I’ll become an Admin in time once I learn the ropes and show my commitments to the group but even now I’m really happy with the outcome.
As a moderator, it’s my job to go through pending posts as well as comments and delete any that might make the group look bad or cause issues for fellow members. This could be anything from hate to name calling or even a post full of not-so-great comments & shenanigans. Alongside doing that, I also have the perk of recruiting people with lovely cars into the group as well as going through Youtube Videos to check for both content as well as any bad language.
Just today, I’ve already sent a invite to a guy with a beautiful Volvo 780 Bertoné. On top of that I was able to watch a Youtube video of a guy who is building an EV Nissan 350Z build using Tesla batteries and motors and while the language wasn’t that acceptable of the group, It was different to see a 350Z build using Electric motors and batteries instead of the VQ that is usually found in those cars.
So far, being a moderator/admin is a really good thing to be, especially for a group like MHI. Now I’m a part of the team behind it, expect a lot more posts and maybe even articles from the group and people in the group. As a member who has been in that group for a couple years now, I’m glad to be able to shape the future of MHI and help build it into a group known the world over. Thanks goes to everyone who let me become a part of the team, I really appreciate it.
Hope You Enjoy!
By Alex Jebson