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> New Management, Part II
kyonpalm
  Posted: Jun 5 2015, 04:25 PM


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This post will be covering a few changes both major and minor made to the forums in the past couple weeks. First order of business is the last set of staff changes: the mod team. I'll tell you here pretty much exactly what I told all involved parties this past week:

As you may have heard in the other announcement thread, we're doing a lot of restructuring with the mod/admin team lately. As we are looking to downsize the team, we will be letting a few of the older mods go in place of new ones. The old team consisted of...

kyonpalm
Lebon14
OkamiWind
sideways
Spaz

The way the forums are with activity now, we really only need maybe four moderators covering all the forums (which works nicely as we have two admins, so that's basically two moderators per admin which is an ideal ratio). So, since we have two new mods lined up, we have to make way for the shuffle. I'm already nixed as mod since I've become admin, so we only need to move two current moderators out for the new ones. We've spent the last few weeks in hard deliberation over who to let onto the new team, and we're finally ready to make the call.

We've come to decide that Lebon14 and sideways will be making way for Kiroshino and Miura Seri. Here's hoping the new mod melting pot jives well. Don't be too hard on the new guys.

That's the big news. The little news is a few other minor changes. Here's what's new...

• Avatar size limit upgraded from 100x100 to 150x150
• Creation of Special Snowflake user subgroup for everyone else who wants to be different (more changes regarding such clubs in the near future)
• New user ranks/titles (see Forum Guidelines for more)
• Updated rules regarding street racing in the Automotive Section specifying targeting of personal street racing videos for the purpose of bragging

That's about it. Voice your opinions/grievances here, be heard.
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 04:35 PM


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Thanks, Kyon, I'll do my best!

I owe you all a lot, and I hope to return the favor as I take up this position.
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 04:42 PM


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Avatar size limit upgraded from 100x100 to 150x150


Long time needed. Is there an increase in file size coming as well? There's a lot of users who have huge images/gifs that break current limits...

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• Creation of Special Snowflake user subgroup for everyone else who wants to be different (more changes regarding such clubs in the near future)


No comment

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• New user ranks/titles (see Forum Guidelines for more)


Missed mine in the last, but it's kind of like in Highlander, there can only be one! :B

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• Updated rules regarding street racing in the Automotive Section specifying targeting of personal street racing videos for the purpose of bragging


I thought that was there already.
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 04:43 PM


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The selection process, from interview to final decision, was one of the most difficult things for us to go through. Everybody that was part of this, know that you all had very strong cases and received quality time in the discussion. Ultimately, only two could make the cut. We were going to make the change alongside Perry's step-down, but decided to take a bit more time to deliberate.

To our new moderators, welcome. Kyon and I will be here to help you get used to your new digs. smile.gif
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QUOTE (Möbius @ 1 minute, 39 seconds ago)
Missed mine in the last, but it's kind of like in Highlander, there can only be one! :B

That's the point!

QUOTE (Möbius @ 1 minute, 39 seconds ago)
I thought that was there already.

For comparison, the original rule read as such:

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• Videos of illegal street racing are prohibited. Posting a video depicting dangerous/reckless driving behavior will result in an actual warning.


As it was before, people could get warned simply for posting a video like this:

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Vcx3zRE-0 )


The point of the rule is to keep people from bragging about their own illegal activity on the forums. It'd be silly to try and stop people from posting others' street racing videos for the sake of discussion.
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 04:54 PM


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The way the forums are with activity now, we really only need maybe four moderators covering all the forums (which works nicely as we have two admins, so that's basically two moderators per admin which is an ideal ratio).


No dig, if that's what works, then that's what works, only throwing this out there since the words "ideal ratio" were used. In most cases ( i.e. any hierchial team envirnonment ) it would be somewhere 4-8 to 1.

Again, just some real world numbers, in your case it would still be applicable as you are the admin to take care of the mods, while Tessou is the behind the scenes admin.

Just wanted to correct the way it was presented. cool.gif
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 05:08 PM


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Congrats to Kiroshino and Miura for the green badges!
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 05:27 PM


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QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 19 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
Congrats to Kiroshino and Miura for the green badges!

Forgot that part...

Congrats guys!

And a salute to the mod with the longest stint, Sideways! cool.gif
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 09:38 PM


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Congrats to the new moderators!

It's going to be different seeing Sideways without the green text.
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 09:45 PM


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THe best part of this thread is when kyonpalm posts his favourite Smokey Supra moments as an example.
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 10:09 PM


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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 5 hours, 43 minutes ago)
We've spent the last few weeks in hard deliberation over who to let onto the new team, and we're finally ready to make the call.

Makes me wonder, How much discussing did you have to go threw to not mod me or falbere? Not that we care or anything. unsure.gif
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Posted: Jun 5 2015, 10:33 PM


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Interesting.
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Posted: Jun 6 2015, 02:42 AM


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QUOTE (tsukikomi @ 4 hours, 32 minutes ago)
Makes me wonder, How much discussing did you have to go threw to not mod me or falbere? Not that we care or anything. unsure.gif

You were not considered. I don't think there needs to be a discussion as to why.

The mods chosen were regarded as the best options out of everybody considered.
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Posted: Jun 6 2015, 04:54 AM


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Oh, wow. Didn't even notice. XD

Nor did I think I would be selected. Since I have, I'll do my best. happy.gif

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Posted: Jun 6 2015, 05:24 AM


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Part III of these threads will be interesting. smile.gif
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Posted: Jun 6 2015, 07:07 AM


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Aw congratulations guys! I'm really happy to see that things are moving along. I'm excited to see what we have lined up next.

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QUOTE (Tessou @ 6 hours, 53 minutes ago)
You were not considered. I don't think there needs to be a discussion as to why.

The mods chosen were regarded as the best options out of everybody considered.

If I wasn't thought of then, then at least I am now. tongue.gif
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QUOTE (Rudy @ 4 minutes, 19 seconds ago)
So does this now mean that insane drifter guy from Georgia will no longer earn me a red star? Because insane as it is, it is some properly amazing driving.

My take on it is that as long as it's not your own recording, it's OK now? confused2.gif
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QUOTE (Rudy @ 10 minutes, 53 seconds ago)
So does this now mean that insane drifter guy from Georgia will no longer earn me a red star? Because insane as it is, it is some properly amazing driving.

As I interpret the change in the rule, no, it won't earn you a warning. If it's not you in the video, it's kosher.
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QUOTE (Rudy @ 1 minute, 19 seconds ago)
Thanks Tessou - or whoever fixed my profile.

It was me. smile.gif
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