dA Staff Appreciation Week Interviews: damphyrdamphyrdA Staff Appreciation Week Interviews: damphyr by bradleysays
As part of deviantART Staff Appreciation Week, StaffAppreciation has organized interviews with our staff members so that we can get to know them a little bit better!
This interview was conducted by the ever-awesome bradleysays! Thank you to him, and a big thanks to damphyr for taking the time to participate!
How are you?
Good as one can be
Could you give us a brief description of what you do, in terms of working for deviantART?
I'm the senior member of the CEA. My duties include the moderation desk handling reports from the community, Help Desk tickets sent in, educating the community and just general search-and-destroy for porn, trolls, etc.
Was joining the dA team a passion or dream, or was it something you happened to get into just as a job?
I was a volunteer for deviantART for several years before I was asked
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First, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed! I truly appreciate it. If you don't mind, could you tell us briefly how it was that you came to be an official staff member, and about how long ago that was?
I joined deviantART as a member in 2003 and in 2004 I started volunteering as a Photography Gallery Director. After volunteering in that area for a little over a year I was offered a job as the Director of Artist Relations (Now Community Relations) in June of 2005
Very interesting! At the time, and even now, what part of this job do you enjoy the most, and could you give a brief overview of what you get to do?
The unique community at deviantART is what encouraged me to join and take part as a member in the first place, and I consider blessed that I get to work directly with the community on a daily basis as par