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Modsquad Update For The Week Ending September 15, 2002.

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Lobot_Omy, Sep 15, 2002.

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  1. Lobot_Omy

    Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [hl=lightskyblue]|[/hl][hl=lightcyan]Modsquad Update For The Week Ending September 15 2002[/hl][hl=lightskyblue]|[/hl]
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    [b](1) [color=steelblue][u]Returning mods, new VIPs, and game winners[/u][/color][/b][ul]
    [li]We welcome [hl=SteelBlue][color=Gold][b]Kadue[/b][/color][/hl] back to moderating. [face_happy] As most of you probably already know, he'll be focussing on the EU forums, particularly the Literature forum. [/li]

    [li][color=red][b]WotC_Chris[/b][/color] has been promoted to VIP. He is the new representative of the Wizards of the Coast for the CCG/TCG boards.[/li]

    [li][b][color=red]Lord Bane[/color][/b] has temporarily returned to discuss moderator self-policing in the 'squad. This occasion was celebrated with a bad "Bane" pun contest; the winning pun was posted by [hl=yellow][b]DarthSapient[/b][/hl].[/li]

    [li]The three FanForce trivia game winners: [color=red][b]citizenjohn[/b][/color], [color=red][b]dp4m[/b][/color], and [color=red][b]boushh2187[/b][/color] have been promoted to VIP status for a month as their grand prize. Congratulations to all three of you! [face_happy] [/li]
    [/ul]
    [b](2) [color=steelblue][u]Taking a temporary leave[/u][/color][/b][ul]
    [li]FanFiction moderator [hl=SteelBlue][color=Azure][b]Julie[/b][/color][/hl] had to take a leave of absence to be with one of her family members, who has suffered an arm injury. We hope everything works out OK.[/li]
    [/ul]
    [b](3) [color=steelblue][u]Trouble with certain members[/u][/color][/b][ul]
    [li]Several problem users were discussed. Two of them have been banned. You know who you are.[/li]
    [/ul]
    [b](4) [color=steelblue][u]Concerning JC administration[/u][/color][/b][ul]
    [li]Quick to get things rolling [hl=SteelBlue][color=Gold][b]Kadue[/b][/color][/hl] has proposed a possible and more efficient structure for the moderating staff, based on the already existing Fan Force structure. Aside from the positions that are in place right now, an extra one was proposed where certain managers would be in charge of particular groups of boards. So far the response is in favor of his ideas.[/li]

    [li]We are also currently discussing abuses of power. We are trying to work out a protocol for reporting such cases and what exactly should be done at first before making the case public to the rest of the moderators. Some questions touched upon are: what exactly constitutes abuse by a member of the administration and should an investigation be held prior to punishment or carrying out the sentence as quickly as possible.[/li]
    [/ul]
    [b](5) [color=steelblue][u]Other ideas and issues[/u][/color][/b][ul]
    [li]After the idea proposed by [b]Kerr_Plunk[/b] in [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8764902&replies=15]this thread[/link] about having more information in the forum headers, [hl=PaleGreen][color=LimeGreen]green_cross_code[/color][/hl] tried to implement it and play around with different possibilities. Unfortunately his grand design was curbed by the limit of characters that can be used to make the header, so a lot of things had to be trimmed. But his header still showed much improvement over the current board headers. Hopefully his design will be implemented across the forums here.[/li]

    [li]The effectiveness of the Advisory Council has been brought to attention. Among one of the most prominent points brought up initially was what it actually means about moderating staff to have a council of special regular users.[/li]
    [/ul]
    [b](6) [color=steelblue][u]Latest icon developments[/u][/color][/b][ul]
    [li][hl=LightCyan][color=Teal][b]Grilled-Sarlacc[/b][/color][/hl] has announced the end of Phase II (Deletion of icons) and the start of>
     
  2. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Moderators and Preparation H, what more do you need?

    Wait, I know: Moderator Evaluations. What ever happened to these?

    ¤Night
     
  3. wstraka5

    wstraka5 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Good job, Lobot_Omy. I did have two comments/questions.

    1). Where is my Shakesperian Misquote?

    2). More seriously, was there any discussion on my idea about providing links to the related threads where people can discuss some of the more important issues that arise out of these ModSquad updates. I noticed that you included them in this update, but will that be standard for future updates?

    Keep the good work up. :)
     
  4. Red_Oktobur

    Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight star 6

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    Love it! Thanks :D



    ...and a Jango
     
  5. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    I get mad when I don't get a mis-quote!

    Bane is back? Does this mean that he got that evil pm that I sent to him on accident after his resignation? :p

    G-S is styling as usual...but eh- on one of my browsers it appears G-S and Lobot have the same colours, I always confuse 'em. I (in my Bobby Trendy mode) would like to suggest a new look for you!

    [hl=peru]Grilled-Sarlacc[/hl] <<<<tell me that isn't just scrumptious!!

    [hl=yellowgreen]Lobot_Omy[/hl] <<<<like wise, this is very stylin' as well, hunny!!!!1

    (end bobby trendy mode)


    Icons going good.

    OZK was discussed.

    Kadue had some good Ideas...

    a'right! thanks for the update!


    [hl=peru]Go Irish[/hl]

    EDIT 4~~All in favor of the outfits I suggested for Lobot and G-S say "Aye!"

    EDIT six trillion, nine hundred and thirty-seven~~Thankyou wenley :D

    (back in bobby trendy)

    you see its all a delicate mix of 'peru' and white for G-S! and a scrumptious mixture of yellowgreen and snow for Lobot, they can even add a dash of italics to throw an ellegant yet spicey feel into the look :D
     
  6. dArTh_wenley

    dArTh_wenley Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks for the update Lobot! :)

    EDIT:Those look good Citizen... :p

    EDIT 2: "Aye" :D
     
  7. JediJeffro

    JediJeffro Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nice update, Lobot. Good to see some of my old PSA buddies making use of themselves. ;)
     
  8. Lobot_Omy

    Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks, guys. Sorry about no Shakespearean misquote. I'm not really good at Shakespeare and couldn't find anything I could use.
     
  9. Cypher18

    Cypher18 Jedi Master star 4

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    Great update.
     
  10. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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  11. Lobot_Omy

    Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Added Banner Contest info.
     
  12. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Good update there. Thanks for the all-round info, it helps us know what's going on in other forums.
     
  13. Lolipon

    Lolipon Jedi Master star 3

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    Nice update... perrrrrty colors. :D

    And I had no idea G-S was such a fashion buff!!! ;) :D
     
  14. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

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    Thanks for the thorough update.
     
  15. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    That really was a well-written, thorough update, Lobot_Omy. :)
     
  16. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And the number of admins never to do an update decreases again :).

    Good work, Lobot :).
     
  17. ElfStar

    ElfStar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nice update. Needs more drama though. You know, not a lot, just a little bit, tastefully sprinkled over the top, like hot pepper on a baked potato.

    I was hoping something would come out of GS changing his colors, but so far , nada. :(
     
  18. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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    thank you, thank you, thank you. :D :D :D
     
  19. EmpressPalpatine

    EmpressPalpatine Jedi Youngling star 4

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    OMG!!!! Did Grilled Sarlacc actually bother to consult with the Fashion Advisory Council before changing his colors? Once again, the FAC is overlooked by the mods in their personal quests to do things their own way.


    I demand an entire drama thread be devoted to this subject...
     
  20. ElfStar

    ElfStar Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I agree with EmpressPalpatine on this issue.

    Actually I don't, but I thought if I did it might make things interesting.
     
  21. Iwishiwasajedi

    Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks for the update Lobot. And if I haven't already said it, welcome back. :)

    And good luck to Julie's family. Let's get that arm back in place! ;)

     
  22. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    i wish the moderators would contribute their thoughts on the effectiveness of the AC in the AC, it might just make it more effective.

    moderator evaluations are still underway, the principal force behind them is currently on a break of somekind, so any progress on that front awaits their return. however it is a slow process regardless, and sadly, patience is needed.
     
  23. jediguy

    jediguy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That was a great update, mainly because you didn't include the Shakespeare Mis-quote.
     
  24. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    i agree, i can't stand those!













    [hl=green]DarthTunick[/hl],
    you can't ignore the San Fernando Valley!
     
  25. RidingMyCarousel

    RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master star 6

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    Thanks for the update. :)
    And just wondering, but will an outline of JMT's ideas be available once she's expressed them to the mod squad or will we have to wait in the dark until the mod squad votes on it?
     
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