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Weekly news from Mod Squad, week ending 17 March 2002

Discussion in 'Communications' started by NathanDahlin, Mar 19, 2002.

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  1. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay, guys, once again I'm a bit late, mainly because I can't do this Sunday. Next week, CA will resume control of the list so you'll be getting it on time.

    [hl=yellow]***************WEEKLY NEWS FROM MOD SQUAD***************
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    WEEK ENDING 17 MARCH 2002*************** [/hl]



    [ul][li]A thread discussing a new JC banner that Lord Mauly Mall had been working on. We don't know how long it'll be before we're ready to get it up, though.[/li]

    [li]A thread explaining how we (TFN staff and JC administrators) intend to have explanations posted for all decisions we make before we actually take action. That way, we don't force you guys to start threads asking about all mod/VIP status changes. Also, we discussed a change of board colors to accompany the new banner.[/li]

    [li]Discussion of a new moderator for the Literature forum. Result: narrowed down to two candidates.[/li]

    [li]Discussion of what to do with users who register socks which they use to flame themselves. Result: A ban for users who do so.[/li]

    [li]A thread about inappropriate ads that have popped up on the JC occasionally.[/li]

    [li]A thread about inflammatory comments in EU/canonist debate threads. Result: 24 hour spank for infractions after a warning has been given.[/li]

    [li]A thread about PreacherBoy's demotion. Result: He's a VIP so he can concentrate on TFN Games, as his talents are better suited there.[/li]

    [li]A thread about the Slackers' little visit. It was decided that, while not a big deal, their threads still would've been closed if started by other members. Result: their threads were locked, as they were bending the rules. In the future, they will not be given special treatment. Additionally, VIP status will not be given out lightly.[/li]

    [li]A thread about "spoiled" users posting in the Prequels (No-Spoilers Allowed) forum and offering critiques of the movie based on spoilers. Result: users asked to refrain from doing so.[/li]

    [li]A thread about new VIPs, which include [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=611608]Bacabachaui[/link] (TFN staff, TCG), [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=235712]Grand Moff Joker[/link] (Fort Worth, TX City Rep), and [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=235607]Aunt Jar Jar Mimah[/link] (Sacramento, CA City Rep).[/li]

    [li]A thread about the St. Patrick's Day colors. I'm sure you enjoyed the fruits of PreacherBoy's and HongKongFu-y's labors in this regard. :) [/li]

    [li]Tips on identifying some of our most common serial trolls, for the benefit of our new mods.[/li]

    [li]Our icon-updating thread popped up again now that Lord Bane's back from "holiday".[/li]

    [li]A thread about a user who has spammed a lot of forums with ads for his site.[/li]


    [li]A note that Sebulba-X and Bobafemme are returning to their positions in FanForce. Please direct any questions to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/pm_send.asp?usr=291950]MysterySith[/link]. It's great to have them back on the team![/li]

    [li]A thread about the winners of the "Trivial Puruit" game, who have been given VIP status for three days. They are [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=341669]Morgaine[/link], [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=329115]ChimealHeltei[/link], and [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=410146]TwiLekJedi[/link].[/li]

    [li]UPDATE: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=388589]spell[/link] has just been made an Administrator. He's a member of TFN Staff.[/li]
    [/ul]

    And here are the previous threads for reference:
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=6009049&replies=47]Week ending 10 March 2002[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=5905681&replies=31]Week ending 3 March 2002[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=5837056&replies=89]Week ending 24 February 2002[/link]
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  2. Dark_Lord_Erik

    Dark_Lord_Erik Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jan 19, 2001
    Nice update. Thank you.
     
  3. Pantalaimon

    Pantalaimon Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 17, 2002
    Very well done, I must say!
     
  4. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 4, 2000
    Thank you, Nate. Have a nice day. :D
     
  5. Red_Oktobur

    Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight star 6

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    Dec 7, 2001
    how long did that take you?



    :p just kidding.




    Thanks dude. Sounds like you guys have been busy ;).
     
  6. General

    General Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 18, 2002
    Nicely Done NathanDahlin.
     
  7. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Cool. Now i have a question, how long has [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=388589]spell[/link] been an admin?
    curious, cause i never saw him colorful before...

    ¤Night
     
  8. Dark_Lord_Erik

    Dark_Lord_Erik Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jan 19, 2001
    I've never seen that name before. Who is that person?
     
  9. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He's a member of TFN Staff. He just got added this morning and is in the Announcements Staff Info thread that I've been keeping updated.
     
  10. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Gotcha: thanks Nate

    ¤Night
     
  11. Dark_Lord_Erik

    Dark_Lord_Erik Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, thanks Nate.
     
  12. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Many of TFN staff are admins here. I think we have more than is necessary, but it's probably good to have admins from many different time zones.
     
  13. EagleIFilms

    EagleIFilms Jedi Knight star 5

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    A thread about PreacherBoy's demotion. Result: He's a VIP so he can concentrate on TFN Games, as his talents are better suited there.


    So...does that mean he's no longer a mod? Yeah, that's what that means. Interesting...


    A thread about "spoiled" users posting in the Prequels (No-Spoilers Allowed) forum and offering critiques of the movie based on spoilers. Result: users asked to refrain from doing so.


    It's good that you guys are looking into it. The 'trailer newbies' that are spoiled and come to NSA talking about how we are in the dark is really getting on my, and other's, nerves.


    EDIT: Nathan beat me to it.
     
  14. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    hey i got a brain picker for ya.. bet i'm getting annoying now ;)

    If zerosleep retired from snowball, does he do anything any more?

    ¤Night
     
  15. Vertical

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

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    Apr 6, 1999
    He gives us a hand independantly when we absolutely need him. But that's very rare.

    Vertical
     
  16. EagleIFilms

    EagleIFilms Jedi Knight star 5

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    Here's a question for ya:

    Why is DaftMaul still a mod?

    :p
     
  17. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 2, 2000
    Good job, Nate. :)
     
  18. gundark

    gundark Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 16, 1999
    So where are we on my VIP colors?
     
  19. EagleIFilms

    EagleIFilms Jedi Knight star 5

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    Guns, I think someone complained about you getting colours 'just because [you were] an old member'.

    And someone forgot that you are an ex-mod, and someone took your colours off.

    But I could be mistaken.
     
  20. barnsthefatjedi

    barnsthefatjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm sure you enjoyed the fruits of PreacherBoy's and HongKongFu-y's labors in this regard.

    Uhhh....yeah. [face_plain]
     
  21. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    Discussion of a new moderator for the Literature forum. Result: narrowed down to two candidates.

    Nice to see that's still moving forward. Any idea when exactly you?ll come to a final decision?
     
  22. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Oct 8, 1999
    It's aboot time, eh?

    wk

    EDIT: Hell, I say make 'em both mods. Unless one of them is in the group that thinks I'm a troll :D
     
  23. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    Hell, I say make 'em both mods.

    LOL! Yeah, that works too.
     
  24. Jole

    Jole Jedi Master star 3

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    [blockquote]users who register socks which they use to flame themselves[/blockquote]

    People actually do that?? Now I'm worried.
     
  25. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    Oct 31, 1999
    Yes, Jole, they do.

    Apparently it's become the new witty thing to do over in Community.


    And do I understand correctly that threads will now be locked for bending the rules?
     
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