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> Ask the Mod Team, Burning Questions
Tessou
  Posted: Apr 23 2012, 07:01 AM


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As PR Admin, my job involves tending to the members and answering their comments, questions and complaints.

To make things easier and to hopefully lessen the heavy amount of threads in this section, members are encouraged to ask of the mod team right here in this thread. What's up with this broken function? Why did we do something a certain way? What could we improve upon and how?

I'm attempting to bridge the gap so members get a quicker response to things when approaching the mod team. It's your forum, guys. Ask away. Note that this is for forum-related affairs, not personal questions.

Ask, and ye shall receive,
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Posted: Apr 23 2012, 01:06 PM


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Can we bring back the Member Map? I'm really interested in using it again.
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Tessou
  Posted: Apr 23 2012, 01:42 PM


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The "location" field on everybody's profile was implemented to succeed the buggy member map.

There are currently no plans to bring back the member map since it's so problematic.
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Posted: Apr 23 2012, 03:53 PM


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While I understand and appreciate the intention of this thread, at the same I am not sure why it is necessary.

I always made new threads, it makes it easier to locate later than having one huge thread for anything and everything that might be brought up.
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  Posted: Apr 23 2012, 05:06 PM


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I'm coming from a PR perspective, what with the mod team and transparency and all. People want to know things.
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Posted: Apr 23 2012, 05:43 PM


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QUOTE (Tessou @ 37 minutes, 11 seconds ago)
I'm coming from a PR perspective, what with the mod team and transparency and all. People want to know things.

That is the part I understand and appreciate.

But this has the potential to turn into a huge thread with a lot of different topics.

I don't see what a thread like this has to offer over multiple threads, each with its own topic. I can see only one difference, and that is a drawback ( long thread with multiple topics ).

Past history shows people creating threads for questions they want to ask, it's not like people won't ask if this thread is not here.

People who want to know things usually create topics to ask.

Just my two cents...
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How about we just let things run their natural course and see what happens? I for one am optimistic that this will lead to a better relationship between the team and the membership.
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Posted: Apr 24 2012, 07:44 AM


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QUOTE (Möbius @ Yesterday, 8:43 PM)
Past history shows people creating threads for questions they want to ask, it's not like people won't ask if this thread is not here.

People who want to know things usually create topics to ask.

Just my two cents...

Yes, but the fact that this exists shows a sense of openness to those kind of questions. Having been conditioned by other boards, there's only one place where I'd make a thread related to mod team decisions, and it's not here. I would imagine that most people would be apprehensive as well in situations like that, especially if they'd recently been warned, had a thread closed, etc.
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No offense to Kyon, but was another mod really necessary?





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  Posted: Apr 25 2012, 02:32 AM


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Right now Perry and I are working out what to do about that. Remember when I proposed a full mod team refresh? Well, we're working on it.

Mod team changes are agreed upon by both of us, but lately we haven't been able to find much time to talk about it for about a week (I go to bed "conveniently" when he gets off work). I suggested putting Kyon on the team to replace another mod, but that translated to "add Kyon to the team" after a couple of days. The important part is that we both agreed that Kyon was the best choice among a pool of candidates.

You just have to give these things time.
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Posted: Apr 25 2012, 05:55 AM


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None taken, Logan. I don't think another mod (whether it was me or someone else) was unnecessary either, since not all the mods can be online all day, so more mods cover more ground during the day and can catch things quicker.

It's not so much that we have so little activity we don't need more mods, activity isn't really the reason, I think. Although I'm sure we will be picking up in that regard soon, but that's another story.
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Posted: Apr 25 2012, 02:09 PM


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What does the Mod Team intend on doing for the people? Do we get reduced health insurance premiums? What about taxation?
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I demand trinkets and false promises!!! Some meaningless/powerless titles wouldn't hurt, either. tongue.gif
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QUOTE (Smikey @ 45 minutes, 59 seconds ago)
What does the Mod Team intend on doing for the people? Do we get reduced health insurance premiums? What about taxation?

As IDW is not a recognized government of any kind, we cannot tax members. Then again, we have no reason to in the first place.

With such a small treasury (which you can make bigger with your hard-earned dollars, hint hint), any sort of monetary incentives are out the window.

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QUOTE (Mazda ina Ford guy)
I demand trinkets and false promises!!! Some meaningless/powerless titles wouldn't hurt, either. tongue.gif


The idea of physical items for the site has been tossed around quite a bit. The problem lies in the design phase. What should they be? What should be on them? Will they pass copyright law? We can't just throw Takumi on a shirt and expect to get away with it.

Extra titles and badges are currently not being considered. We have enough member groups as it is.
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I really hope you guys don't make me a mod. It would be ok if you made me an administrator, so I could de-admin myself, but don't make me a mod with no hope to undo it.
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You're cool as you are.
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QUOTE (logan510 @ Today, 1:14 AM)
No offense to Kyon, but was another mod really necessary?





Casey

Casey, if no one else would back him up, I would...

I've seen a great deal of character development lately, and I think he's the "right person for the job".

http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44...dpost&p=1234009
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QUOTE (Möbius @ 1 minute, 53 seconds ago)
Casey, if no one else would back him up, I would...

I've seen a great deal of character development lately, and I think he's the "right person for the job".

http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44...dpost&p=1234009

Thank you Moby, that really means a lot coming from you. cool.gif
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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 8 minutes, 11 seconds ago)
Thank you Moby, that really means a lot coming from you. cool.gif

Just saying what I think... happy.gif
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QUOTE (Möbius @ 2 hours, 2 minutes ago)
Casey, if no one else would back him up, I would...

I've seen a great deal of character development lately, and I think he's the "right person for the job".

http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44...dpost&p=1234009

Moby, it wouldn't matter if it was you being added as a mod again ( I hope someday ), I was just curious why there was a need for an addition..had nothing to do with who it was.





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The addition was supposed to accompany a subtraction that didn't happen. I think four mods is enough.
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Posted: Apr 26 2012, 08:32 PM


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QUOTE (Tessou @ Today, 4:38 AM)
The addition was supposed to accompany a subtraction that didn't happen. I think four mods is enough.

I know my calculus
It says U + me = us
Yeah, oh, sing it Chad, for me
I know my calculus
It says U + me = us
Oh yeah
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QUOTE (logan510 @ Apr 25 2012, 09:37 PM)
Moby, it wouldn't matter if it was you being added as a mod again ( I hope someday ), I was just curious why there was a need for an addition..had nothing to do with who it was.





Casey

Would turn it down without thinking if it was even offered. cool.gif
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QUOTE (Demon Boost @ 1 hour, 9 minutes ago)
Other than biding by the golden rule that a forum staff should never be the #1 poster on their board, what inclines you to say that?

What about a forums #1 poster becoming staff?

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