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Discussion in 'Communications' started by JoinTheSchwarz , Jan 15, 2014.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    I forgot you guys consider the week starts in Sunday. You do, right? I meant a Mon to Sun week, of course, and I will be making this post tonight, even though the post you quoted made clear there were no assurances about it.
     
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  2. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    bated. breath.
     
  3. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Need a tissue for that?
     
  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Mod Squad Extraordinary Update
    Concerning the State of the Senate

    After several weeks of discussion in Mod Squad concerning the situation of the Senate board, that was unmerged from the Community board and turned back into an independent forum six months ago, and a very close vote, the following conclussions were reached:

    - That the current traffic the Senate board is having doesn't warrant its being an independent board;
    - That the current Senate ruleset wouldn't work after the remerge.

    Consequently, the Senate board is going to be merged back into Community.

    We have set up a small private board for the discussion of the conditions of the merge, including but not limited to: threads to be archived, threads to be moved, rules to govern the Senate threads if they are to be any different from Community standard, and effects the remerge could have of the moderating team.

    This discussion team is formed by the administrators, the Community forum mods, and a small selection of Senate and Community ex-mods and regular posters invited by Mod Squad. Discussion in the Communications thread can continue and will be taken into account, but to avoid the process being dragged into the endless debate of "focus groups" past we are keeping it small and simple.

    The discussion team has the task of creating the Senate framework in one week since the start of the discussion, that's, once every invited person has confirmed his or her willingness to take part on the discussion. As soon as the discussion team finishes its work, it will be disbanded and the remerge will proceed.
     
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  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    When does the discussion start?
     
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    We are setting up permissions and sending the last invites, so ASAP. Tomorrow, if possible.
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    In previous years, the ModSquad had provided a complimentary bottle of Chandon with invites; will the MS spring for Veuve Cliquot this year or remain tighter than a Scottish wallet?

    EDIT: I only ask because you would have budgeted for DarthBoba as a mod and since he resigned he didn't get a redundancy package, so there's money in the MS' budget...
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Yay, focus group!
     
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  9. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    They should just bring back the advisory council. All the good people were in AC6.
     
  10. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I don't see the point anyway. It's easy to predict who will be part of it, and it'll just be the same disagreements.
     
  11. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Yeah but you see the JC is powered by that merry go round.
     
  12. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Nawwwwwww!
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    That was under the IGN software, I'm afraid. Xenforo doesn't have the champagne plug-in.. :p
     
  14. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  15. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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  16. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    *breathes a sigh of relief and drops simultaneously and fluidly into a cross-legged position*

    it is finished, then...

    *breathes one last deep rattling breath and is still*
     
  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    FRRREEEEEDOOOOMMMMM
     
  18. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good decision. I'm slightly surprised tbh, but happy that the right decision has been made. Hurray!
     
  19. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Although I agree with the decision, I still maintain that this issue wasn't (at least shouldn't have been) a pressing issue to begin with, as I believe the Community forum was capable of serious discussions without the re-merger of a Senate tag; Things could have gone around here just as they were, and what exactly would have been the harm?
     
  20. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    epic: I really want to thank you. From the very first day, you were one of the people presenting a strong, consistent vision of the benefits of a merged Senate/JCC community. A lot of people came after you, but they were all working on a foundation you helped lay. We obviously are still in the middle of this process, in terms of creating something that works well, so I can't wait to hear from more of our Senate colleagues about how to put things together successfully. But just for being one of the voices that didn't become resigned or fatalistic, but instead dared imagine that something like this was even possible, my hat's off to you.
     
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  21. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    OK so we can add "wears hats" to the list of facts we have about Wocky.
     
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  22. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Yeah, but what kind of hats? A dapster fedora? A fez?
     
  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I would argue a homburg. I could see Wocky in horn-rimmed glasses (though without irony; he's no hipster), a grey flannel suit, white shirt, and red bow tie. Basically Brother Mouzone.
     
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    So, the Honorable Elijabba Wockhammed...
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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