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Should Mod Squad Stop Doing Weekly MSUs?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby , Oct 13, 2010.

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Should Mod Squad Stop Doing Weekly MSUs?

Poll closed Nov 12, 2010.
  1. No way, I like reading weekly MSUs.

    16.9%
  2. Yes, weekly updates are unnecessary. Every two weeks, or even once a month is good enough.

    24.7%
  3. Yes, they are completely useless. Get rid of them entirely and stick to announcing things in separat

    58.4%
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  1. Vertical

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

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    Apr 6, 1999
    You mean I'm not the origin of all policy?
     
  2. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Apr 22, 2000
    If only it were that simple. ;)
     
  3. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 20, 2006
    For the love of the Maker you mods should be discussing the upcoming Celebration VI! It'll be here before you know it!
     
  4. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 9, 2003
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    As a more occasional user I appreciate the MSUs as a quick review of what's happened lately. However, I also wouldn't even notice if they were bi-weekly rather than more-or-less weekly.
     
  5. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 19, 1999
    I recommend giving colors to everyone who attended CV or ever posted in the CV forum and adding them to a private board so they can start planning the CVI forum. We will also need a budget to start commissioning artists for the table banner. :p

    For regular users to get noticed for promotion and/or for ex-mods to get on soapboxes as per my post above. Duh!
     
  6. jp-30

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

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    Dec 14, 2000
    Yeah, so on further consideration...
     
  7. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    Nov 21, 2002
    WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW
     
  8. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 6, 2001
    What about Admin Forum Updates? I think we would all love to know about these discussions to figure out ways to encourage participation in MS...
     
  9. shanerjedi

    shanerjedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mar 17, 2010
    Voted. I like the dedicated thread idea.
     
  10. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Jun 18, 2004
    I think given the events of the past week, MSUs might still be worth be being made at least bi-weekly.
     
  11. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nov 26, 2000
    Perhaps, but all in the information that we needed to know about those events came in the threads about those events. A MSU thread about them would repeat information.

    [hl=yellow]They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions [/hl]:cool:
     
  12. jp-30

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

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    Dec 14, 2000
    But if progress is made on the (number of) issues recent events have raised, do expect people to wade though pages of "he said-she said" to find the new information?

     
  13. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nov 26, 2000
    An update/recap could go just as easily in the last page of a thread.

    [hl=yellow]They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions [/hl]:cool:
     
  14. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
    the stuff that's occurred within the MS would never have been reported in an MSU anyway.
     
  15. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    epic speaks the truth.
     
  16. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 20, 2003
    There really isn't a lot that happens in MS.
     
  17. jp-30

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

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    Dec 14, 2000
    No, but the results of whatever happens next can go in MSUs.

    Tunick, if some policy update is posted 'in the last page' of an existing 8 page drama thread, it won't take long for that page to lose its last position.
     
  18. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 27, 1999
    But then again, the discussion subsequent to the update will have incorporated the latest details which a person can easily backtrack from if they so wish. There are plenty of long threads around the board where we do this with no problems.

    Personally I agree with Tunick. The whole Grimby banned/Strilo demoted business is probably the biggest issue to come out in Comms in a long, long while. I don't think on it's own it warrants a sudden U-turn on getting rid of MSUs (assuming that was going to happen - the poll's in favour, most of the responses are favourable to their removal and the MS have hinted it was going to happen maybe), but that's just me. :p
     
  19. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Nov 13, 2000
    What do we call the current crisis(es)? StriloGate? GrimbyGate?
     
  20. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    Nov 21, 2002
    Strilogate.
     
  21. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Nov 13, 2000
    We don't capitalize the g?

    I agree that it looks better the way you put forward, just want to make sure I do it right.
     
  22. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 31, 2005

    One would think it was only common sense that the Strilo demotion would necessitate a Comms thread announcing it. Except that we're talking about the MS and not a place where common sense, or even sanity, prevails.
     
  23. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 17, 2003
    I voted for the end of MSUs.

    Do Less.
     
  24. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 27, 1999
    ::bump::

    Judging by LAJ's post [link=http://boards.theforce.net/communications/b10006/12420249/p121/?6019]here[/link], I take it that MSUs have now been formally ceased? :)
     
  25. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jan 12, 2000
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/communications/b10006/31336879/p1/?10]As was announced in this, the ultimate (last) MSU, yes[/link]
     
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