_____RSA____help requests & suggestions:-)

Discussion in 'Bloomington, IN' started by MusicTrooper, Jul 5, 2009.

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  1. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    After some thought, I have taken,

    Eric's suggestion (about these boards made at the June 27, 2009 Meeting),

    If we don't use it, we're gonna loose it

    to heart:)


    And so, have started this thread on our RSA's home board,
    for us to offer suggestions, thoughts, comments, ideas, etc.

    that might be of interest to our RSA, but that we might forget
    before there is an opportunity to disccus them.

    And so, my first thought is........any thoughts on if a thread like this
    can be of any use?

    MT
  2. echo-3 Former RSA

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  3. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Eric,

    are you still on probation?
  4. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Yes, I guess until end of August .
  5. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    Greetings from South Bend, IN - via South Dakota (or maybe it's the other way around).

    MusicTrooper and perhaps echo-3 will recognize me as a very regular contributor to the South Bend board. I am taking a quick tour of other Midwest boards tonight and thought I would check in here. MusicTrooper alerted us (South Bend) to your June 27 podcast, which I listened to with much interest, particularly the topic of TF.N board use. To echo-3, I would suggest you post a link to your next podcast on the other Midwest boards - perhaps others will see how active the Bloomington group is and be inspired to organize their own meeting, or otherwise be more active. If you do something like that, I would also suggest you include a sentence or two to describe the topic(s) of the podcast.

    I see there is a Darthpewe79 who posted on the main Midwest board with a question about how to get something up and running in central Illinois. Again to echo-3 - I agree with Ed's comments to that fan, encouraging him to visit some of the other boards to help give him support while he is building up something closer to home. There is a case-in-point that the board is not dead yet.

    PS - Watch out Denver, here comes South Bend! [face_laugh]
  6. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    I completely vouch for TaunTaun_We,

    not only are they not sure where they are from ,

    neither is anyone else:D


    ps, good idea making the podcast more available,
    perhaps a survey asking if their is interest,
    or even include an quick tutorial on how to....
  7. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Thanks guys, I will do that.
  8. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Anything you can tell us about the recent spam posted all around the midwest boards?

    It was the petition thread that is now locked by another RSA.

    I responded to a few of the midwest boards warning some about what this looked like to me,
    hope you do not mind.
  9. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Dont know anything about him, I PM the RSA that closed all of the threads he started in Eveery single FF in the Midwest. He was ban for spamming.
  10. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Thanks Eric,

    It is this kind of vigilance (checking all the boards)
    against spammers and trouble makers that I really appreaciate.

    I do not know where you find the time, but you have my thanks:)
  11. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Unfortunately Ed, I dint do my job this time as another RSA come to the rescue.
  12. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    I believe that your probation period as RSA is over, and so my next suggestion to you is to


    put your___echo-3___

    in the_________Contact your RSA_________

    location at the top of each local banner
    in the ___Midwest, or your area of responsibility.

    and then to also do another, new midwest RSA post on all midwest boards
    announcing the end of your probation period.

    Your first round of threads posting your arrival were well received,
    and I think a little re-affirmation that these boards are still
    very much alive and in use will be a good thing:)

    After that gets up and running I have even more suggestions as to what you might
    consider. Depending on how much time you can spend on line:cool:
  13. echo-3 Former RSA

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  14. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Next item up for consideration are the Chapter Reps

    (Please forgive me if I am sounding a little preachy)

    But I think they all need updating:-B

    For example,

    Here in Bloomington, if you click atataboy?s name in the top banner
    In an attempt to contact them you would get the following as a response.


    The requested user could not be found. Would you like to search for a user?


    Another Example,

    Can be found on the St. Louis Fan Force boards,

    The CR name there is un-clickable_____ALSO____this user has been
    Inactive a long time and may no longer be the CR of St. Louis,

    And so, all the CR-s need to be verified and updated
    And made clickable, (like yours) so that they can be contacted by local fans.

    Making the rounds of all the forums under your care and updating
    Chapter Reps should be a good way to assess how the forums are doing in general.
  15. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Thank you for keeping me on my toes Ed, I dint know of such problems. I will get to them this weekend. And If I dont, please remind me.

    Eric
  16. echo-3 Former RSA

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    This may take longer then I expected as most if not all of these fix's are HTML and I know NOTHING about HTML at this time. I PM one of the other RSA for help learning.
  17. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    :cool:

    Lots to learn about being an RSA. I think as you get into this,
    we will see that the Midwest has been too long with out an RSA
    to help maintain these boards and to help them to grow.

    Very happy to have you lead us and help keep these boards active.
  18. Bodknocks Jedi Knight

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    Eric, I'm sure there are plenty people in our group who know enough about HTML to help you out. Myself included. :D
  19. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Just a quick heads up:)

    Looks like there is no RSA for this group, in Madison, and they look kinda active
    and seem to be a part of the midwest,



    Check it out:)

    http://boards.theforce.net/madison_wi/b10170/p1


    Tho, I think you suggest Madison as a place to post for Trubo,
    who in the Midwest discussion thread asked about starting a forum for
    GreenBay or Appleton Wi.

    http://boards.theforce.net/mid_west_regional_discussion/b10149/30398787/p1/?1
  20. echo-3 Former RSA

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  21. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Well I spent the better part of 2 hrs yesterday fixing Broken links, adding CR's to boards and looking around for inactive CR's. And trying to get Green Bay , Wisconson added to the forums.
  22. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Hopefully, all this hard work will pay off:)

    Havin an RSA who is around, and links that work, and listed CRs who are at least
    active on these boards, should bring out more fans to post a little
    as I think all this shows we care.

    Am unsure how CRs are selected, but think that for a fan-force, that is just starting out,
    or is trying to get going again, that even a temporary appointment of some kind
    until a more formal process (more local members) might be worth a try,
    something like temporary for 30 days. Just a thought.
  23. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Chapter Reps are voted in by the FF. I told the guy in the MW board to get two others to post there interest(as per the rules for starting a new FF ) for a Green Bay FF, So well see if it happens.
  24. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    And also, I just noticed, on the top of the main Midwest board:

    http://boards.theforce.net/mid_west_regional_discussion/b10149/p1

    :-B
  25. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Forgot about that one.
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