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Mod Squad Update | September 22, 2002

Discussion in 'Communications' started by jedi-mind-trick, Sep 22, 2002.

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  1. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey everyone!
    I am proud to present this week's MS Update. Please be kind, as this is my first attempt. Many thanks to the entire mod squad for their contributions! :D
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    I. "The Mod Squad Thanks Yarael Poof!"
    [blockquote][li] Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof has announced that he is stepping down as JCC and Collecting moderator. The good news is that he will continue to run the Mafia game in the JCC, and will periodically keep us updated on his lunch menu. :p

    Thank you for all of your hard work, Neck?you will be missed.[/li]

    [li][hl=blue]Mara_Jade_Fan[/hl] will be taking over as the new Collecting Moderator. Congrats and Thank You![/li]

    [li]In light of Neck's retirement, the Mod Squad is currently discussing candidates for a new JCC moderator. Expect to see the annoucement sometime next week! :D [/li][/blockquote]
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    II. The JCC Reform Strikes Back!
    [blockquote][li] [hl=peachpuff]jedi-mind-trick[/hl] has submitted the JCC Reform Proposal to the Advisory Council for review. The reform specifically addresses the issues of number of social/chat threads, more JCC games, sticky topics, and the creation of a few official topics (Such as an "Official" Computer Help Thread.). If all goes well, expect to see an announcement late next week. [/li]

    [li]Another issue which has arisen from the reform process is regarding whether the Amphitheater has reached it's intended purpose. That question is currently under debate, and will involve consultation with the patrons of that forum, and associated ones before any action is proposed.[/li][/blockquote]
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    III. Banner Contests
    [blockquote][li][hl=Purple]jp-30[/hl] today announced the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8885126]2002 Halloween Banner Contest[/link]. Check the thread for full details.[/li]

    [li]3NSA Contest: Many thanks to all of those of participated in the 3NSA Banner Contest?all of the entries were wonderful! Special congratulations to the winner, GayLen-Kenobi!
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    IV. Attack of the Icons
    [blockquote][li] [hl=lightcyan]Grilled-Sarlacc[/hl] has announced Phase III of the Icon Update (replacing current icons with better versions) is now complete. Thanks to all the icon-makers for making this phase of the process a great success! [link=http://www.sgtfretsurfer.com/Grilled-Sarlacc/updatedicons/replace1.htm]Here[/link] is the page with all the icons that were nominated for replacement and how they fared in the voting. [link=http://www.sgtfretsurfer.com/Grilled-Sarlacc/updatedicons/winners.htm]Here[/link] is the page showing only the winning icons and which icons they will be replacing! Now, we will move to Phase IV, the final phase in which we will delete a few more redundant and out-dated icons. Then "the circle will be complete." ;)[/li][/blockquote]
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    V. A good head on our shoulders....
    [blockquote][li] [hl=PaleGreen]green_cross_code[/hl] led the effort on improving the Forum headers with the insertion of Moderator PM links, which addresses the concern of users having "quicker, easier access for contacting a mod".

    Great Work! Check out the new format [link=http://
     
  2. Jedi Greg Maddux

    Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Knight star 6

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    Aug 3, 1999
    Sounds awesome! Probably the most informative update I've ever read. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. :)

    [hl=red]GO 'CLONES![/hl]
     
  3. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oct 9, 2000
    "a board search feature "

    :eek:

    "Lord Bane is back with his full powers"

    :eek: :eek:

    Congrats to the new Managers :)

    ¤Night
     
  4. big_boss_nass

    big_boss_nass Tucson FF Founding Member star 4

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    Nov 12, 2001
    Great update. Congrats to the new managers. Lord Bane is back? Oh, crap!
     
  5. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Awesome! I'm a part of history!
     
  6. jediguy

    jediguy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Great update, except in regards to this:

    [blockquote]We are currently discussing a system that would allow users to suggest people for mod positions via PM to The_Modfather . We feel as if the users might bring suggestions that the administration had not considered. Furthermore, we feel as if it might be a good idea to open up part of the mod selection process to the public. Please note, not all are in favor of this new system, but we are discussing the possiblity.[/blockquote]
    I would really like to see more public discussion of this possible implementation.
     
  7. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 14, 2001
    I agree with Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa on this issue



    (always wanted to say that, and he is right)


    search feature = :cool:
     
  8. JediJeffro

    JediJeffro Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jun 23, 2001
    [Elton John]The Bane, the Bane, the Bane is back...[/Elton John]

    w00t!

    And congrats to the majority of the new managers.
     
  9. Bria

    Bria Manager Emeritus, -MNFF Council star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 15, 1999
    Thanks, jedi-mind-trick. I look forward to the JCC reform announcement. :)

    Hopefully the JCC will become an even better place. :D :cool:

    ~*~Bria
     
  10. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 13, 2000
    Hopefully the JCC will become an even better place.

    [Obi-Wan]That's why [we're] here.[/Obi-Wan]
     
  11. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 20, 2002
    good update..yada yada yada yada, nice misquote..yada yada yada...
     
  12. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Very informative update, thank you, jmt. :)

    Mr. Neck, thanks for all your hard work. Your ability to name threads is par none. ;)

    Congratulations to the new managers. :D
     
  13. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE

    GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Knight star 7

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    May 8, 2002
    This is one of the best updates ive ever seen. It mixed fun and the serious nature of its purpose together quite elegantly.

    Axl
     
  14. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 14, 2000
    Congrats to all the other new Manglers. :)
     
  15. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 13, 2000
    "men". If the abbreviation for moderator is "mod", then the abbreviation for manager should be "man". The plural of "man" is "men". Therefore, I am now a man. Interesting feeling. [face_mischief]
     
  16. Jedi_Nailbiter

    Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 22, 2000
    (disavow this post)
     
  17. Grilled-Sarlacc

    Grilled-Sarlacc Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [austinpowers]

    "Liz Skywalker is a man, baby, yeah!"

    [/austinpowers]

    8-}
     
  18. Adi_Gallia_9

    Adi_Gallia_9 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Congrats to all the new managers, Mara_Jade_Fan and jedi-mind-trick for a thorough, informative, first update. :)

    And I'm looking forward to the new reforms in the JCC. Hopefully, that will help streamline that board.
     
  19. Melyanna

    Melyanna Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 19, 2001
    (translation = no one has yet to blow up the boards)

    Darn it, everyone here seems to be against blowing stuff up... :p ;)

    Search function!? *passes out*

    Good update - thanks, JMT. :)

    Mel
     
  20. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Feb 15, 2001
    Lord Bane is coming back? Ooooh nooo....*shrinks down* Do not look at he who is the Bane. *covers his eyes*
     
  21. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nov 27, 2000
    Lord Bane is back with his full powers. Trouble-makers, beware.

    All I have to say is FORCEBOAT! and Hello, Friends
     
  22. FateNaberrie

    FateNaberrie Jedi Master star 6

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    Jan 31, 2000
    Great update. I'll miss Mr. Neck, his was a very short lived reign. :(

    I'm not sure how I think it's a good idea having users being involved in choosing mods. [face_plain] I guess I should get around to reading that thread in here.

    Just one more thing
    Recently there has been questions brought up in threads both here in Communications, and in the Mod Squad about the role of the AC, and if it has been carrying that out, or if it is needed. Both the MS, and AC have had their input in this, and by now there either should be a thread here in Communications about this issue for the views of the wider membership, or it will be forthcoming shortly. The purpose of this is to examine what we collectively view the purpose of the AC to be, how we can go about carrying all of this out, and other possible solutions to this issue. We welcome and value the constructive input of everyone into this issue.


    (translation = no one has yet to blow up the boards)

    These little tidbits have some tense problems and the former has a few extraneous commas. :)




    Amazing.
     
  23. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Jan 23, 2002
    I agree with Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa on this issue

    (always wanted to say that, and he is right)


    Aw, yeah, well, it's true. ;)

    I look forward to the JCC reform announcement.

    Jesus christ, so do i. That is the biggest change i look forwared to most of all here, i mean, people try to avoid what once was a jolly old rooster nest. :(
     
  24. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

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    Apr 18, 1999
    Thanks for the thorough update. It will be interesting to see where the mod nominations via PM goes.
     
  25. Carter-TFN

    Carter-TFN Ex-Staff, Admin Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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