Well now that I'm in the seat, I should probably post here.
Effective today, I'll be taking on a one-month trial period as Junior Moderator of the General section to serve as Dad's replacement. If I've been deemed by the mod team to be a suitable moderator for the section, I will be promoted to a proper Moderator. If not, it's back to normiehood for me. In either case, it will be a pleasure to work with you, fellow mods, as well as for you, non-mod members. Once this post is up, my immediate goal is to take some time to get a feel for the differences between moderator and member, as well as for the section I've been put in charge of (I actually almost never visit General; I'm still a bit confused as to why I got the spot despite that, but oh well). Once that's done, my plans for General - and mind you, these are entirely subject to change - are to generally maintain the status quo. My reasoning is as follows.
YCM has a history of reacting poorly to change, and I'm pretty bad with shaking things up as well, so I'd prefer to play it safe and stick to the idea that if the section isn't broken in some way, I don't really need to fix it. I don't want to be the guy that caused the next shitstorm that sparked up from a mod decision, y'know? Though, again, this plan is entirely subject to change. Maybe I'll think of some great thing that will change General for the better down the line...or maybe I won't. Perhaps I'll notice something wrong with the section and devise a means of fixing it...or maybe I won't. If you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, etc, about this post and the intentions I've stated to have within it, I'd be pleased to hear them wherever and whenever you think it's most convenient to reach me.