How the voting works / What is going on

How the voting works / What is going on

Postby bennie » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:17 pm

The discussion of active moderation being needed has come up several times and it is quite right. If you want to review the most recent carnage:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17488

My preference would be a minimum of 3 active mods. Or more accurately, that we have someone to cover each of the different genres: art, story and roleplay.

If you would like to put yourself forward as a candidate, please PM me and I will add you here.

For each mod you can choose to view Yes, No or Abstain. This allows you to express your opinion on all candidates. I've set the polls up so that you can change your vote if you change your mind, but once they close, it will be locked in.

Job Description

Moderate the site. Handle the community with respect. Etc. I think most of you know how this should go and have a mental picture. If people want me to do a formal write-up, on how they plan to run things, I highly encourage they post it in their own candidate thread for review.

Job Details

Here's a bit more of the details. As a moderator I am going to grant you admin access into the phpBB software. This gives you a chance to handle things like editing posts, deleting posts, banning people, etc. The actions are done through typical web interfaces, so deep technical knowledge is not required.

Banning requires a bit more work as some of the ban controls I use exist outside of phpBB. Here, having linux shell skills and a working understanding of TCP/IP is a plus. If you are at this level I'll grant you shell access.

Requirements

I'm going to need your RL contact information and you're going to get mine. You'll also get my prive contact IM and such like that.

You need to be a legal adult in your country of origin.

This basically means that if you are one of those "completely incognito" people online, you can't be a moderator. Sorry.

The Decision

As stated in the thread I referenced earlier, the popular vote is a large factor in the decision. But it is not exclusive.

These are my personal servers with other sites and users on them as well. You will possibly have access to places that can impact those other sites. So I need to trust you.

Consequently, I'm going to consider candidates on three basic areas:

- The forum's opinion based upon the votes
- Your general handling in the past of conflict on the forum
- Do I feel I can trust you.

You need to be at least "ok" in all three areas to be a mod.
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby bennie » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:36 am

As the polls were posted the morning of September 4th, they will be open until midnight, September 11th PST.

Additionally, deatheater has been added as a candidate.
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby FoxChess » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:23 pm

bennie wrote:As the polls were posted the morning of September 4th, they will be open until midnight, September 11th PST.

Additionally, deatheater has been added as a candidate.

Midnight the morning of 9/11 or midnight the evening of 9/11?

I always found Midnight a confusing time there.
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby deatheater » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:14 pm

Well... It was only a matter of time before the spam bots made it into this thread as well. lol
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby El_Dustino » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:18 pm

Hey Bennie, I've been meaning to ask, what is the list of things you will need for our IRL contact info? I am just curious.
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby bennie » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:51 pm

FoxChess wrote:Midnight the morning of 9/11 or midnight the evening of 9/11?

I always found Midnight a confusing time there.


Midnight, as in, the evening of 9/11.
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby bennie » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:52 pm

El_Dustino wrote:Hey Bennie, I've been meaning to ask, what is the list of things you will need for our IRL contact info? I am just curious.


Real name, Street address, contact phone number and age confirmation.
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Re: How the voting works / What is going on

Postby bennie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:37 pm

The voting results are locked and visible.

As stated before votes are one of three factors in the decision:

#1 - Community input. (Voted here)
#2 - How you have handled yourself in the forum in the past.
#3 - Do I feel I can trust you with my systems.

I will report the results and new moderators shortly. Give me a day or two to send messages and get confirmations. I expect the announcement will likely happen Thursday evening.
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