Dtoid really is the best website on the planet Earth. And like any best thing, a TON of effort goes into making it that way. The writers do a great job working their tight little tooshies off day in and day out to churn out original content and make the news something worth reading, but in addition to them, there are literally dozens of community volunteers devoted to making sure your comments, Cblogs, and Forums are a really pleasant, really fucking fun experience.
This post is about them!
Though this roster changes from time to time, one thing remains a constant: Destructoid would not be where it is today without the dedication of its community. So let's get to know a few of your fellow Dtoiders who donate their time every day to making this place fun for us all!
Staff (insert joke about STAFFyloCOCKus here)
Dtoid's official community team members are the "public" faces of your community. In addition to posting occasionally to the front page, they monitor your support emails, assist with back-end stuff like account setups and password changes, and more. Here's a little bit about each of them!
Beccy Caine is your European Community Manager, in charge of event planning and coordination across the pond. Even though we only let her out of her cage a few times a year, she is an invaluable asset to the team (and she has a funny voice to boot)!
Conor Elsea is your Community Monster/US Community Manager, the head of Radio Destructoid, and THE man to go to if you have questions about setting up a NARP (No Apparent Reason Party) or any other IRL event. #TeamBloodspray for life!
Mike Martin is your Community Play Manager, and long before he ascended to staff level he's been the go-to guy if you want to play videogames with your fellow Dtoiders. Team Fortress 2sdays, Friday Night Fights, Streamtoid, the Destructoid Twitch channel. He's also in charge of our Disqus Deputies and the staff liaison to the Forums. The sky is figuratively the limit!
Occams Electric Toothbrush is your Cblog Manager, a Lisa Frank enthusiast, specimen, resplendent black grandmother, and all-around community legend. Along with StriderHoang, he is in charge of promoting your best blogs to the front page and crafting fun writing assignments, and he has so much hair on his body you won't know where to start licking!
StriderHoang is your Cblog Co-Manager, the Mario-capped head of the Cblog Recap team, and long-time community blog champion. He and Occam are the Cagney and Lacey of the Cblogs; love them, touch them, and fear them!
Have a question or comment for anyone above? Email them any time at [email protected]!
Faps for Caps!
The Cblog Recappers are some of the hardest-working Dtoiders you'll ever meet. Every night, they read every single blog you write, categorize it, and recap it in a handy format for the benefit of us all. Remember to thank the recappers below with a fap!
Talk about dedication. Thanks for all the hard work, guys and gals!
New to the Cblogs? Write your intro post today! It'll give the people above something to do :)
Lords of the Basement
Did you know Destructoid has Forums? Me neither! (Apparently they are that way -->) Here are the community leaders who make that place a place worth visiting!
Any basement can be a scary place, but you people do an amazing job of making it a bit brighter. Thank you all for your service!
New to the Forums? Go introduce yourself! They might bite a little, but you know you like it.
Friday Night Fighters (and Team Fortress, 2)
Do you like playing videogames? Of course you do! Do you like playing videogames with awesome people and not random internet assholes? OF COURSE YOU DO! And boy howdy are the community organizers of our weekly Friday Night Fights and Team Fortress 2sday events ever here to help!
FNF is a Dtoid community staple, and you people are doing the Lord's work keeping it running. Thanks so much!
New to FNF? There are new playdates every week! Join the fun, noob.
I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who first said, "Don't read the comments." Well, we here at Destructoid pride ourselves on never listening to that bullshit. Here are the people who keep your comments sections (relatively) free from assholes and spambots so that we can all engage in (semi) intelligent discourse (and the occasional GIF war)!
Occams Electric Toothbrush
Remember: if someone with a big gray ROBOT label next to their name tells you you're being an asshole... it's probably in your best interest to stop being an asshole :) Thanks, mods!
I'm sure I'm forgetting dozens, if not hundreds of you. So to anyone who organizes a fun event in the Cblogs or Forums, who helps out on the ground at a community meetup like PAX or MAGFest, who assists in creating interesting community content or contests, or contributes to this site in any other way, shape, or form: THANK YOU. Thank you SO MUCH for making this website such a welcoming, awesome place to hang out. Dtoid literally would not exist without each and every one of you. YOU are the reason I am proud to call this place my home <3