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Looking For A Few Good Moderators.
Member No.: 63
Joined: 26-June 05
Ill stick my name on the list as its about time i gave something back to the community here
so if you need me im up for it dude
c & c welcomed, kudos accepted, blame shifted http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b264/treadhead2/http://beta.astroempires.com/?ref=B.71707
Crisis Suit King
Member No.: 5
Joined: 21-May 05
Dloo'al, lets see if i can't shed some light on some of your questions.
Q: - What will be the specific job of a mod?
A: - You'd be asked to monitor the threads, check for rules infractions and any possible instances/posts that might cause flame wars or be construde as just plian rude.
Q: - What do you expect me to do / how to behave?
A: - You'll be expected to address each instance from a neutral, non-biased perspective, and do your best to resolve it in a neutral, non-biased manner.
Q: - How often should I be online / check new posts etc?
A: - There is no preset time that a Mod MUST be on-line. Basically try to be on-site as often as your daily routine permits you. It's not quantity that we strive for, but quality.
Q: - Will this affect me in any other form ( e.g. in contests )?
A: - It shouldn't, you're still a member just like everyone else. You just have responsibilities on the site that others do not.
Q: - How long will I be mod?
A: - How long do you want to be a Mod? When you feel like you can no longer do the job, or simply don't want to anymore, you can simply step down.
Q: - What skills are needed for doing this job?
A: - It is prefered, but not essential, that you be able to look at issues and members in a non-biased fashion. Basically, in order to deal with an issue, you need to be able to resolve it without looking like you're taking a side. Be like Switzerland, stay neutral.
Q: - Is it necessary to be a long-time member to become a mod?
A: - No, just so long as your heart is in the right place. Being a Mod isn't a prestige issue, it's doing what's best/right for the site to make it an awesome place for the members and new members to come to and enjoy.
Q: - Are there any further demands on a mod ( age, knowledge, communication )?
A: - Not really. Each one of us has our strengths and our weaknesses. That's why there are so many of us, and we do everything that we can as a team effort.
"I reject your reality, and substitute my own."
Converting isn't a skill... it's a way of life!
Evil Admin #1
Member No.: 214
Joined: 20-October 05
Mods also help define and think up new rules as they are needed, and how best to enforce them. Help with contest ideas, fun form stuff (like the Kill Teams) Site additions (art) or just give opinions on new stuff that is done or other peoples ideas (including new mods and such)
As mods we are still human, but you get a lot more poeple looking at what you do as a mod... you have to have a pretty thick skin as some people will argue with you for no reason, some people will point out that you are wrong, and people won't generaly thank you (though GD and the other mods will)
Most of what you do will never be seen, and you arn't above being moded (i've done some picture to link modding on several mods:))
you can generaly mod as long as you feel like it... but don't be fooled into thinking that you can mod forever if you don't do anythign... if your a mod, but never mod, odds are you'll be asked to step down.. not for a personal reason, just that if you are a mod, you need to do stuff... it's a thankless payless and very little benefit job... some people like it, some people don't...
Member No.: 627
Joined: 27-April 06
I believe that I do plenty of correcting/guiding/patrolling as it is. I'm afraid that if I were to gain Mod Status, I'd abuse my power. I'd become bent on surreptitiously correcting everyone's spelling and grammer through edits. No misused there, their, or they're would pass unnoticed (though many of the corrections would end up being in "bastardized English", so I'm not sure how much I'd really be helping).
This is the first site I checked when I get up, and the last one I check before I go to bed/work. Even when I'm away, I pretty much leave my computer on 24/7, so anyone trying to contact me might think I was just ignoring them.
All that being said, I am intrigued in the prospect of becoming a Mod, even if it is for a trial period, and even if it means swearing an oath to not use my power for the evil that is correct spelling.
(Off-Topic: How does one get the title of "member" under their picture changed? I don't have anything in mind at the moment, but I'm curious just the same)
"The entire Eldar race seems intelligent enough that they shouldn't need caution markings on their vehicles." -Me
My current eBay
Member No.: 419
Joined: 7-February 06
|QUOTE (GreyDeath @ Aug 18 2006, 01:36 AM)|
| Ok this is not the Military and No we are not recruiting.|
But we are always welcome to hear who would be interested in being a Moderator and working on the site instead of just relaxing on it.
And you never know you put your name up here and you might just receive that call to do your duty and fight for the.... oh I mean work on the site.
So if you think you have what it takes or just want to be a Moderator then please post a message in here letting us know.
Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again...
I'd be honoured to be considered for a Mod position:
i) Good knowledge of GW stuff, (21 years of collecting and modelling).
ii) Moderator posts held previously on other gaming forums.
iii) Ability to think outside of the box and see uses for non GW parts.
iv) Reasonable skills in the converting, modelling sculpting department.
v) Speak my mind and listen with equal passion.
vi) Share in the excitement other people's ideas with the passion they deserve
vii)Nice dude with a slightly
viii) ingested enough metal and plastic filings to be stamped Copyright GW!
Over to you Grey Death and the guys!
Creator Of W.I.P.
Member No.: 1
Joined: 20-May 05
Wow thanks alot to all of you for putting in the time and effort to add your name to the list.
I appreciate the fact that so many of you want to help out.
Means alot to me.
Well one of the first things mods do is help me pick and vote for things like new mods, rules etc.
How best to handle things.
I do not just punish people or jump to me taking it on myself to do things.
I get my mods opinions and actually we do alot of voteing.
So I appreciate so many of you wanting to help out.
It cannot be right now for you all as mods.
But as the site grows I will again ask and add more mods.
We the current mods will vote someone in.
As for what to do we will teach you.
We the current mods want someone who will earn respect and use it to help others on the site.
Not abuse that power and respect.
Kinda like Typhoid Garry said you cannot change typos etc uless it starts a flame war etc.
We are from all over the world and of all different ages.
Me I cant type so I mess up alot with typos and with my memory problems I type the wrong words in place of others.
But its ok where here to show our work not teach English.
OH and Garry you have to contact me for a name under your avatar to be changed from a member to something personal.
You have to have done something deserveing of it and cannot just get one.
You asked a few questions and good I glad you did its always best to ask before you get yourself into something you dont understand.Since I started this discussion I might ask several facts to be cleared ( for those who want to become a mod ):
- what will be the specific job of a mod?
- what do you expect me to do / how to behave?
- how often should I be online / check new posts etc?
- will this affect me in any other form ( e.g. in contests )?
- how long will I be mod?
- what skills are needed for doing this job?
- is it necessary to be a long-time member to become a mod?
- are there any further demands on a mod ( age, knowledge, communication )?
Shiur answered these so I will just add a couple points.
-Mods look over the site for rules brakeing, Helping others and just being a member by posting or talking. Sometimes just being here is all thats needed to help out.
-I expect you to set the example and behave curtius to others and as a good person. If you get upset pass the problem onto another mod if needed but dont start fighting yourself. Your here to prevent and or stop fights.
Your also here to Enforce the rules.
-Contest are usually open to all mods and will not affect you if you dont let it.
-Mods are mods until they stop helping or leave the site. Or brake rules etc.
from there its up to the mod to step down when tired or needs to leave.
-Long time members dont matter but can help as we the current mods can tell what type of person you are as we have seen you on the site and read your posts etc. So atleast 6 months is a plus but again not a rule.
-Skills like reading the posts and looking for rules brakeing. being online enough to help by checking and editing posts if needed. Basic computer skills and able to learn the moderators control panel so you dont accidently delete peoples hard work etc. But pretty easy because I can do it.
-Age? Heck no, and no others either. We as a group talk about who wants in and how they think they can help.
We look at where they post mostly and what they can bring to the moderators.
We then look at what we already are doing and see if that mod can help at this time.
Say another mod for tanks wants in... well we kinda have the tank section covered then we would pass on that person. this is just an example but what we go through in the thinking process.
So really its finding the right person who volunteered into the right spot to help us the most and pick them.
Thats really it.
We can train them and teach them.
As long as they are willing to learn and have a good additude.
Serious I cannot express how being nice is a must and if I dont think you have it you will be asked to step down to a member.
Its all trial and error.
If it does not work out it will not hurt you Membe status so if you want to try it.
Go for it.
Thanks again everyone.
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