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Mod Squad Update for the week ending July 7

Discussion in 'Communications' started by NathanDahlin, Jul 8, 2002.

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  1. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 28, 2000
    Mod Squad Update for the week ending July 7, 2002

    Moderator Vacations

    As is likely to be the case all summer, mods continued to announce the days they will be unavailable for moderating their particular forums.
    [ul][li]Lord Bane announced that he'd be stepping down in mid-August for the rest of the calendar yearwhen he starts his final year of college. He further stated that he will have one final über-message before "retiring" his moniker. [/li]

    [li]The Gatherer, Gandolf the Grey, and Mar17swgirl are both back from their week-long vacations.[/li]

    [li]farraday announced that he was resigning for personal reasons and requested that he not be given VIP status. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for all the time and hard work he has put into improving Community and the JC as a whole. :) [/li]

    [li]Vertical announced that he wouldn't be online as much since he's getting married July 13th, going on a week-long honeymoon, moving into his new house, and switching back to a dial-up modem. He has our heartiest congratulations for his upcoming wedding and our deepest sympathy for his return to the evils of dial-up modems. :p cbjedi and NathanDahlin requested that he post wedding pictures. Hama-Ryu Kinnebi told him to "Forget the wedding pictures... post some bachelor party pictures!"[/li][/ul]

    Old Folk's Home

    Hama-Ryu Kinnebi invited any JC mods who were interested into the Old Folk's Home (formerly FanForce staff) forum to improve communication between Jedi Council and FanForce mods as well as to give the Jedi Council mods a glimpse into the inner workings of FanForce.

    Welcome New Users

    Kadue announced that he'd changed the name of the "Welcome Jedi Younglings" forum back to "Welcome New Users" by [link=]popular request[/link]. A couple of mods noted that they found "Jedi Younglings" to be funnier. Other mods said they felt the term was a bit undignified. We decided it was best to leave the choice to the people who actually visit the forum. Mace Windy noted that the pull-down menus needed to be updated to reflect the change back and it was accordingly fixed.

    Mod Category List

    Mar17swgirl put together a list of all the forum categories as well as the moderators, managers, and administrators who moderate each one. She got the mods to double-check our listings, and should be publically posting the listing soon. :)

    Forum Search Option

    Although it would be very difficult for zerosleep to code a search fuction into the forums, MaxVeers pointed us to [link=]this advanced search from[/link], which is currently in the Games and FanFilms forum headers. It can't find threads from the last few months, but it's still a very handy feature that can be used to search for old threads in other parts of the JC. The feature is being added to all of the major forums soon, if it hasn't been done by now.

    Polls In the Movie Forums

    Bowing to [link=]popular demand[/link], we have removed the poll function from the rest of the [link=]movie forums[/link].

    Minimum User Age

    Rox started a thread asking what we should do about a 10-year-old member. It seems that we are required to have parents fill out a consent form for users under the age of 13. Before we could do this, however, a background check was run on the user in question and it was concluded that he was the sock of a banned troll, rendering the point moot.

    Accidental Bannings

    cbjedi started a thread asking Talon Squad Leader why he banned a couple of users for comments in a "Welcome New Users" thread. Upon further inspection, Talon Squad Leader concluded that he was indee
  2. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2000
    Hey! Where's our Shakespeare quote?
  3. Gay-LenKenobi

    Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Knight star 5

    Sep 20, 2000
    Don't remind him, Pozzi. 8-} ;)
  4. Red_Oktobur

    Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight star 6

    Dec 7, 2001
    Yeah, where'd it go?

    Congrats, Vert! Who's the lucky gal?

    er, lucky?

    *waits to be banned* [face_devil]
  5. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 22, 2002
  6. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2002

    thanks for the update Nathan :)

    congratulations on your upcoming wedding Vertical! wishing you both the best and a long and happy marriage!
  7. Arfour_Peeseventeen

    Arfour_Peeseventeen Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 2, 2002
    There was a discussion about a possibly objectionable quote in the signature of a couple of members. It was quickly decided that no one really cared.


    Thanks for the update! :D
  8. FateNaberrie

    FateNaberrie Jedi Master star 6

    Jan 31, 2000
    "The Gatherer, Gandolf the Grey, and Mar17swgirl are both back from their week-long vacations"

    Shouldn't that say "all" ? ;)

  9. legacyAccount

    legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

    May 22, 2012
    you mean you didn't know that gandalf is the gatherer's sock?
  10. juicy_arms

    juicy_arms Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 6, 2002
    since i just joined, that update was really useful! :D ;) Congrats Vertical! :cool:
  11. Jedi Greg Maddux

    Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 3, 1999
    I thought Vertical's getting hitched on July 13th.
  12. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 6, 2001
    Good stuff, Nathan. Thanks for the update :).
  13. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

    Apr 18, 1999
    Thanks for the update Nathan.
  14. Vertical

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

    Apr 6, 1999
    Thanks, all. Yeah, that should read July 13th (in fact, it DOES read that way now that I editted it).

    The fiance has actually never been here, so it's no one anyone here would be familiar with, to my knowledge, but we've been together for about 3 years now. :)

  15. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Mar 15, 1999
    OMG Nathan and Vertical are getting married!!?1?!/ Congrats guys. ;)

    Seriously though, congrats to Vertical. And a good update, although somewhat lacking in the DRAMA! department. :\
  16. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 22, 2002
    Vert's wedding is going to be a very special one. One that involves time travel.

    And just how does one travel back in time? Is this a previously unknown mod power? ;)
  17. Anvia_Fett

    Anvia_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 28, 2002
    Thanks, Nathan, and congrads to Vertical! :D

    DUSHONI Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 22, 2001
    I am outraged at the lack of drama in this update! :mad:
  19. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

    Nov 27, 2000
    Well we can say BAN is leaving cause of banning internet drama for no good reason... but his story sounds legit.

  20. SaberSlinger

    SaberSlinger Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 28, 2001
    Congrats, Vertical.

    It's too bad you won't be around here as much :(
    So is the lucky lady a SW fan?

    [hl=gray]o]||||{[/hl][hl=blue] -------SaberSlinger------- [/hl]
  21. FusionBlaster

    FusionBlaster Jedi Youngling star 3

    Dec 17, 2001
    Good Update. Very informative. Congratulations Vert on getting married.

    And As for the lack of Drama just give it a few hours and Internet Drama will show up confomerin the presence of Drama. I give it until 9:00 PM.
  22. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

    Jun 26, 2001
    All the updates lack drama. They just turn into drama after about 50 replies.
  23. Red_Oktobur

    Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight star 6

    Dec 7, 2001
    I am outraged at the lack of drama in this update!


    GZ - Picture removed.

  24. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 27, 2001

    Okay, I gave you sufficient warning to stop posting that pic, yet for some reason you feel the need to continue.

    I'll see you in 24.

  25. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 23, 1999

    I want teh drama.

    Once we get 50 replies...

    Teh cool.
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