The Spencer doctrine

Confessions of a moderator

According to my doctrine, I must quit my job as admin when this semester ends and I graduate UC Berkeley.
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Google Forms love

Confessions of a moderator

In 2018, I got a submission that simply read, “All the confessions that you read on this page are just reflections of how Spencer feels on the inside.”
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Quarantined at UC Berkeley

Confessions of a moderator

COVID-19 is the crisis that binds us all together, which is why the Overheard at UC Berkeley banner image now reads, “Quarantined at UC Berkeley.”
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My favorite confession

Confessions of a moderator

When it comes down to it, there’s just one post that finds that perfect combination of conciseness, genuineness and popularity.
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Selecting successors

Confessions of a moderator

I wanted to select people who could carry the legacy I had cultivated, but I knew it would be hard to tell how someone would do an unfamiliar job.
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Berkeley famous

Confessions of a moderator

“You know, looking at your name, I almost thought you were the ‘Overheard Guy,’ ” she said.
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The worst mistake

Confessions of a moderator

It wasn’t long before I began receiving confessions about the one big subject that I should have anticipated when starting Confessions.
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When Overheard died

Confessions of a moderator

The simple concept – post things that were overheard on campus – proved effective, and by 2018, the Facebook group had amassed more than 46,000 followers. 
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