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Do we still have administrators?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Padme Bra, Jul 21, 2000.

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  1. Jay

    Jay Jedi Knight star 5

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    LC, shh!! Too many people already know about that! I mean if PB's parents know. . . . ;)

    I haven't done anything with it, it's just not the same as it was. You know how moves always affect pets, especially birds.
     
  2. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Did Chyren get banned?
     
  3. Mr. K

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nope. :p
     
  4. Lord Chewy

    Lord Chewy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No. I told you, I only poked him a few times with a cattle prod.
     
  5. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    i have a serious allegation to make! our beloved darthcleo has been uncovered as part of a covert plan by chickclick to absorb the JC into its cloying embrace! and i have proof!!


    "ok, so here's the truth.. I promoted LC because she's a woman. Does that make things any better?
    Not because of her association with another admin, simply because she's a woman.
    There! "

    when will the horror end?
     
  6. Emuboy

    Emuboy Jedi Knight star 5

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    I still say we ought to try a system with way more admins.

    Can't we try it for just a week? Asign five morepeople with admin abilities for ONE week only, just to test it out? If it didn't work out, then the current admins would have all the more evidence to support their feeling that we don't need more. If it did work out, a better sytem would be found. I've yet to hear an answer to why we can't try it out.
     
  7. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That wouldn't work, because every one of the new admins would be going crazy banning and patroling to justify their jobs, in hopes that they'd become a permanent fixture. It'd be like putting more politicians in DC. But then everyone would be like "TOO MANY ADMINS!! They're banning everyone, and deleting tons of threads!"

    Or maybe not. I don't know. If it happens, though, I'll just post a thread saying all of that, just so I can be right. Heh.

    Vertical
     
  8. Emuboy

    Emuboy Jedi Knight star 5

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    That's exactly what I'm talking about. We don't KNOW it won't work, because it hasn't been tried. It would add a lot more cedibility to the admins if they were willing to try something new.
     
  9. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    True.

    Vertical
     
  10. Emuboy

    Emuboy Jedi Knight star 5

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    And thank you to Lord Chewy and Mr. K for frequent replies in this thread. Your attention to our concerns does not go unnoticed, I assure you.
     
  11. Norman

    Norman Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think we've been approaching this problem all bass-ackwards. There really is a very easy solution that incorporates all plans proposed so far, just tilted on their heads a bit. Here you go:

    Make everyone an admin. Power across the board. Checks and balances in all its glory. Then, every day, we have a vote. Everyone sends in the name of anyone who they think has abused their power as an admin (deleted a thread, etc.), and if someone gets enough votes, they lose their admin privileges, never to get them again.

    Granted, this would make for a period of great instability, but I think it solves all of our problems. After the first few weeks, no troll would ever go unnoticed. No member would ever have cause to complain about the admins, because he would have had his shot and lost it. The admins would not be harassed nearly as much because everyone would know the kind of pressure inherent in the job. All proposals are enacted and everyone is happy, and we have no more conflict.

    I expect this plan to be put into action shortly. You can thank me later.
     
  12. Jay

    Jay Jedi Knight star 5

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    No, that wouldn't work, 'cause I know a way to get some people's passwords by being an admin, and if anyone else figured it out while being an admin, all hell would break loose. And I don't want that . . . yet.
     
  13. Emuboy

    Emuboy Jedi Knight star 5

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    Damn. Norman is preachin' 1984.
     
  14. I'm 12 years old

    I'm 12 years old Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Dizam, that's pretty l33t, Jay.

    JAY OWNZ J00!
     
  15. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I hope you're kidding.That's communism! Get him!
     
  16. Jay

    Jay Jedi Knight star 5

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    Umm, if I were a communist, I'd probably be condeming the fascist pigs that run this place. ;D
     
  17. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  18. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    //crickets
     
  19. CloudClimber

    CloudClimber Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Emuboy is right. Let's get 3-5 new admins and test it out. Its the only way to measure effectiveness. Call them "Moderators" instead of "Admins". All of these Moderators would stick with a consistent name color so that we'd tell the difference. Say dark blue with a yellow background or something to that effect. The Moderators would know up front that their service is only for a specific amount of time unless made permanent by a group of real admins.

    What do y'all think?
     
  20. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm sure that the current adminship would love that idea, as it would put them above not only the regular members but everyone who is ever made admin (or moderator--whatever) after them.

    I'm not quite as sure of how the general populace who just wants to make the JC a better place would feel about the whole thing, but it's not like they have a voice anyway.
     
  21. Lord Chewy

    Lord Chewy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow. I couldn't have said it better if I had tried, Padme Bra.
     
  22. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks LC! :)
     
  23. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Uh, LC, are you no longer an admin, or what? Why is your name not pretty colors anymore?
     
  24. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Weird. Now it's back in color.

    Vertical
     
  25. CloudClimber

    CloudClimber Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LC, do you see any merit in my last post?
     
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