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Mod Squad Update for the week of August 12-18

Discussion in 'Communications' started by KnightWriter, Aug 19, 2002.

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  1. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks go out to Liz Skywalker, Sebulba-X and Grilled-Sarlacc for helping me write this :).

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    Promotions and Inactivity

    The Mod Squad officially welcomed [hl=lightcyan]Grilled-Sarlacc[/hl] to the team. He'll be helping out in [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10331]3SA[/link] and keeping the trolls at bay.

    Due to inactivity, several admins were given VIP status. They are Mr. P, General Madine's Hairpiece, Darth Ludicrous, BoB, jasman, and Iron Parrot. Also, cbjedi stepped down from his position.



    Icon Selection?

    A new Icon Selection committee was formed and is now in the process of determining what icons will be uploaded for use in the JC. If you like to submit your own icons for consideration, head to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8434571&replies=11]this thread[/link]



    Plan for Episode III Forum

    Plans are being discussed for the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10331]Episode III (3SA) Forum[/link]. It should make the forum more streamlined and easier to follow. One product of the plan is the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8428095]Welcome to 3SA[/link] sticky thread, which has just been implemented.



    New Policy on Policies
    A new policy on policies was proposed by Sebulba-X. It reads:

    [ol][li]Create new thread or Poll in the ModSquad, preferrable with "Policy Proposal" in the title. Regardless of outcome, discussion remains open for 2 weeks before implementation.[/li]
    [li]Sample questions/issues that should be addressed (where applicable) in the proposal include:[blockquote]a. Is this a reaction to a single problem user?
    b. What are the benefits to the JC population as a whole?
    c. Is this policy easily enforcible?
    d. Will it cause more problems than it solves?
    e. Is it already covered in the current rules?[/blockquote][/li][li]Create parallel thread in Advisory Council during the discussion period.[/li]
    [li]Upon implementation, a separate policy announcement thread should be made in Communications and/or Announcements rather than having it buried in the Weekly ModSquad upadate.[/li]
    [li]All new policies have a set trial period, at the end of which it can be pulled and/or reevaluated.[/li][/ol]



    Political Signatures

    The political signature policy was discussed further, and it was decided that no policy on the matter will be issued in the forseeable future. All involved agree that it was done too hastily, and that the Advisory Council should have been used.

    In a related category, the suggestion of allowing some kind of AC presence in the Mod Squad was discussed and overwhemingly decided against.

    Additionally, giving titles to AC members was discussed, and the nature of the AC itself is being discussed.


    Holiday Board Themes

    Different ideas were discussed for banners, and a single Halloween banner for the JC was the result.



    Problem users

    Finally, problem users were discussed.



    Shakespearian Misquote of teh Week


    Aug 02: If we newbies have offended,
    remember our reg dates and all is mended.
    That we have just started here,
    and you oldbies we do fear.
    And hide this weak and boring date,
    while praying the taunts do abate.
    Oldbies, we do not scare away
    so welcome us on this, our first day.
    And, as I am an honest user,
    I must admit to some confusion:
    who are these serpent-slaying ones
    With these titles ere long?
    And might I, may I, join their ranks,
    answer that and I'll give you thanks.
    So give me your IM, if we be friends,
    And time shall straighten registration bends.


    (with apologies to citizen-tom)

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  2. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 18, 2001
    Thanks! Sounds good! :)
     
  3. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 20, 2002
    ...non of which were Obi Zahn Kenobi
     
  4. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Good update, Knightwriter. Intresting one, too. Was there any discussion on the 3NSA? I know that there were a couple of ideas floating about about that forum as well.
     
  5. DarthJurist

    DarthJurist Admin Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like Sebulba's suggestion on allowing public comment on new policies. Is it still a possible approach, or the new MO for getting opinions on policies?
     
  6. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Edit: What JP said :).
     
  7. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good update KnightWriter!!! :)

    I like the new policy proposal thing as well. It makes good sense to do it that way.

    Kithera
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's still a "policy implementation proposal" at this stage.

    But it's looking likely that the above proposal will be the future MO.
     
  9. Darth_Spiegal

    Darth_Spiegal Jedi Youngling star 1

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    May 1, 2002
    Nice Update.

    But where's the GriffZ? ;) :p
     
  10. EmpressPalpatine

    EmpressPalpatine Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Mar 31, 2001
    EDIT: need to learn to read closer... only skimmed...



    my mistake
     
  11. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I didn't consider the vote relevant, only the final decision and the note that it was overwhelmingly voted against.

     
  12. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    (Edited due to the previous message being responded to being removed).
     
  13. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Also, where is my misquotable for the week? The week is never the same without one. ;)
     
  14. Iwishiwasajedi

    Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 24, 2002
    Good job KW. :)


    Finally. Teh drama can start. [face_mischief]
     
  15. DarthJurist

    DarthJurist Admin Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Off the top of my head, two weeks seems a little long. Based upon the recent uproar, I think that one week is plenty. There seems to be plenty of people that check these boards that represent a broad sampling of the general posting public. Plus is anything is really contentious, I'm sure a concerned member will post a protest thread in Community or the applicable forum.
     
  16. dark42

    dark42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 16, 2002
    Good update, though someone might wanna change the forum header to show the new update.
     
  17. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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  18. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    > Off the top of my head, two weeks seems a little long.

    Don't forget 3 days each week are taken up with weekends when traffic is low. And we need time to refine a policy proposal when comments from users and the AC (and other mods) start rolling in, then there needs to be time to discuss the refinements...

    However your call that 2 weeks may be too long a discussion period is noted. :)
     
  19. Mace Windy

    Mace Windy Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes wstraka5, there was some discussino on the 3NSA idea that you presented to us. It was decided that the moderators of that forum should be the ones to ultimately make the final decision.

    That being said, I assure you that stinrab and I have been bouncing ideas back and forth off of each other via PM. :)



    :cool: Mace Windy,
    instant poster, gust add wind!
     
  20. Emerik Lonestar

    Emerik Lonestar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 5, 1999
    Seems like alot of questions were answered. Just a little patience goes a long way.
     
  21. Kerr_Plunk

    Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 2, 2002

    thank you for the update, guys and gals... :)
     
  22. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jeez, stop freakin' spamming Communications. Go to Community if you want to spam.

     
  23. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 22, 2002
    Mace Windy, thanks. :) I just was wondering. ;) If you need any help, let me know.
     
  24. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jun 26, 2001
    Nice work on the update, Knight. :)
     
  25. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 2, 2001
    Nice update.
     
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