[MOD] Mod Squad Update: Week Ending 5/5/04

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  1. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    <table cellpadding=13 bgcolor=yellow align=center width=100% border=5 bordercolor=black><tr><td align=center><table width=100%><tr><td align=left></td><td align=center></td><td align=right></td></tr></table>

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    <p align=center><font face="book antiqua" size="6">Mod Squad Update</b></font></p>

    <p align=center><font size=3><img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif> Those Claiming to be Insiders<img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif></font></p><font size=2><a href="/user.asp?usr=224608" style="color: DimGray;font-weight: bold;font-style: normal;background-color: Black;text-decoration: none;">Raven</a> and <a href="/user.asp?usr=537546" style="color: White;font-weight: bold;font-style: normal;background-color: Purple;text-decoration: none;border-top: 1px solid Black;border-bottom: 1px solid Black;border-right: 1px solid Black;border-left: 1px solid Black;">dp4m</a> were able to reiterate and explain the methods used, such as e-mail addresses, to make sure those people are precisely who they say they are. </font>


    <p align=center><font size=3><img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif> The Communications Forum<img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif></font>

    <font size=2>As you may or may not have noticed, there were a number of threads this past week pertaining to the YJCC Forum. Next week, it may be the 3SA. The following week, watch out Senate. To better help users and mods alike to quickly know which forum the thread applies to, the administrators have been editing the forum name in brackets or writing if it is a general/Comms-only thread. In the Mod Squad, we?ve resurrected GriffZ?s old Comms thread wherein we edit the title to alert certain mods of a Comms thread pertaining to their forum.</font>


    <p align=center><font size=3><img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif> Mr. Nature has Returned<img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif></font></p><font size=2><a href="/user.asp?usr=239919" style="color: yellow;font-weight: bold;font-style: normal;background-color: aquamarine;text-decoration: none;border-top: 1px solid coral;border-bottom: 1px solid coral;border-right: 1px solid coral;border-left: 1px solid coral;">The Bigger Fish</a> has returned from his jaunt away from civilization. ?Nothing but campfires and bushwalking for three days?, according to his post in the Mod Squad. He was ordered to bathe one more time before using any moderating buttons.</font>


    <p align=center><font size=3><img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif> Fan Fic Discussion<img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif></font> </p><font size=2>Much talk occurred over the past week on the idea of a separate Fan Fic Community Forum. No official decision has been reached, but there is an on-going discussion in the Writers' Resource Forum about the state of the Fan Fiction boards. That discussion can be found here. The moderators of that forum would love to get more opinions in that thread. </font>


    <p align=center><font size=3><img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif>SSSW Banner Contest!<img src=http://www.startreksite.com/compicons/spockicon.gif></font> </p><font size=2><a href="/user.asp?usr=537546" style="color: White;font-weight: bold;font-style: normal;background-color: Purple;text-decoration: none;border-top: 1px solid Black;border-bottom: 1px solid Black;border-right: 1px solid Black;border-left: 1px solid Black;">dp4m</a> announced a full-on Small Screen Star Wars Banner Contest. The thread can be foun
  2. zacparis VIP

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    Heh, wicked picture. ;)
  3. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    That post was highly logical.
  4. Jedi_Humaira_Blaine Manager Emeritus

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    Sape, you the man! You stay true to your "shades-required-to-view-colours" style! [face_mischief]

    Nice update! :D

    I have been singing the new lyrics of late. Love that troll catching bit-oh, that's my name isn't it? [face_laugh]

    Ever the creative one, our Sape. ;)


  5. Everton Chosen One

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  6. Darth_Imran Jedi Master

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    That yellow hurts my eyes, Sape. Though, I'm just glad that the colour of the font isn't pink. :p

    Just out of interest, which other forums are the 3SA mods having to drop into every now and again? What I'm getting at is that spoilers can be posted anywhere. And if so, are the 3SA mods called into that respective forum to keep an eye on things? Or this just a problem with the Lit forum?
  7. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    I can only speak for me. I typically get called in to check the SSSW forum, Lit, and I think one time into the CT. You'll have to check with the other forum's moderators regarding their particular spoiler policies. If it is allowed, I'm positive the title must indicate SPOILER somewhere in it.
  8. Jedi_Humaira_Blaine Manager Emeritus

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    In the Welcome forum I sometimes have new JCers posting spoilers because they have a question about it and are new and don't know where to go.

    I usually edit to prevent upsetting the "no-spoiler" crowd and I redirect the poster to the 3SA.

    As for 3SA's dropping in at WNU, I know some of them do...like Sape and darth-sinister, who I have seen even of late.

    And I sometimes clarify spoiler stuff with a 3SA mod if I am uncertain as to whether is is spoilerish or not. :)
  9. Darth_Imran Jedi Master

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    That sounds okay.

    I just wasn't too sure about the 3SA mods being called into several other forums on a regular basis. Though I suppose it's something that needs to be done.
  10. dp4m Chosen One

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    Basically, in Lit and SSSW, we have one designated thread in each Forum for Episode III spoilers to be posted in.

    So when we get threads that are dealing with speculative issues that might arise in Episode III, I generally ask a 3SA mod to drop in and make sure no one's being a moron and posting "spoilers as theory."
  11. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    It is far from a regular basis. In fact, it's hardly ever. But when we get the request, we try to respond as quickly as possible.
  12. jacemathem Force Ghost

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    I approve. :cool:

    *because it matters*
  13. Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling

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    Sape, you the man! You stay true to your "shades-required-to-view-colours" style!


    Uh.......

    /points to own colors.

    Im sorry, but I currently have the brightest colors :D



    And bravo on the trek in teh post.


    As far as the seprate community thread for fanfic, I say go for it, but make it were you have to register first, like in 3NSA. Those in JCC that dislike me, support this, you might see me less.



    What! No mention of me removing The_Bigger_Fish from the brightest colors award ? :p />
  14. Darth_Smelly Jedi Master

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    Your colors have gone to your head.
  15. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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  16. LetsGoBlues Jedi Youngling

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  17. royalguard96 Jedi Grand Master

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    No mention of JMT?

    KK addressed that in Katya's thread. She has been out of touch and no one seems sure what's up with her.
  18. mirax80 Retired Midwest RSA

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    Oh my eyes sting!
    That is illogical!

    ;)
  19. -Lord-Vader- Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I'm a bit late, but:

    As you may or may not have noticed, there were a number of threads this past week pertaining to the YJCC Forum. Next week, it may be the 3SA. The following week, watch out Senate.

    I know you didn't mean that literally, but I was thinking it might actually be a good idea to periodically have theme weeks or some such thing for the Comms forum. Each week you could ask for suggestions/complaints/more complaints about one specific topic or forum. Some have said in the past that it's not clear whether user input in Comms really accomplishes anything, but if the mods set specific goals (for example, improving 3SA) for certain time frames, perhaps Comms could be more effective.
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