Weekly news from Mod Squad, week ending 24 March 2002

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Commander Antilles, Mar 25, 2002.

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  1. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 1999
    star 6
    Here's the latest update!

    ***************WEEKLY NEWS FROM MOD SQUAD***************
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    WEEK ENDING 24 MARCH 2002***************




    • There was further discussion of Lord Mauly Mall?s new JC banner from last week, and this was approved for use after being revised to remove a spoiler image, along with possible colour schemes, so this should be going up sometime this week.


    • Following Preacherboy?s reassignment to the TFN Games section, two or three members were put forward to replace him as Games moderator, and jp-30 was eventually chosen as the best choice and duly promoted.


    • Ongoing debate about whether the Literature forum needs another moderator, and consideration of the two choices.

      On a related note, we're very pleased to announce that Kadue will be returning as a moderator in the EU forums, effective immediately. Welcome back, Kadue! :)


    • Discussion of several problem users and trolls, and how best to deal with them.


    • Questions about threads being spammed with lots of pictures. It was decided that links would be better than actual images in these cases, to speed up load times and lower congestion.


    • Notes on certain issues that have developed since the formation of the new administrative group, and clarification of the existing admin guidelines, to cover some incidents that have occurred.


    • Questions about religious threads being allowed in JCC, with the end decision that they should only be in the Senate Floor.


    • It was announced that Snowball would like us to reduce the amount of server space the JC takes up. This will mostly affect people in Lit and JCC. We strongly recommend that if you have any old threads you want saved, you should either bring them up to avoid them being pruned, or ask a mod to reopen them if they're locked.



      And here are the previous threads for reference:
      Week ending 17 March 2002
      Week ending 10 March 2002
      Week ending 3 March 2002
      Week ending 24 February 2002
      Week ending 17 February 2002
    • Storm5 Force Ghost

      Member Since:
      May 9, 2000
      star 4
      I'm looking forward to the new banner. I hope we'll get brighter colors like the peach/blue scheme. :)
    • Dark_Lord_Erik Manager Emeritus

      Member Since:
      Jan 19, 2001
      star 5
      Thanks for the update.

      Also, a big welcome back to Kadue!
    • wild_karrde Chosen One

      Member Since:
      Oct 8, 1999
      star 7
      <<reassignation>>

      is that even a word?

      I'd like to bring up some old threads, but I can only look at one page of my "Recent Posts" .....

      So if anyone from Lit. can, please bring up my "Who Are You?" thread, which I started way back in like 99. If it hasn't already been deleted, that is. But I think I saw it a few months ago .....

      wk
    • wild_karrde Chosen One

      Member Since:
      Oct 8, 1999
      star 7
      <<It was announced that Snowball would like us to reduce the amount of server space the JC takes up. >>

      Why? It's not like ChickClick and IGn are taking up space anymore. Well, maybe a bit at IGN, but ChickClick is dead .....

      wk
    • Spiderdevil Jedi Master

      Member Since:
      Sep 20, 2000
      star 4
      I tried to up your "Who are you?" thread, wk, but the last post was on May 21st '01 and it's been locked.
    • DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

      Member Since:
      Jun 26, 2001
      star 10
      Literature thread by wild_karrde per request:

      Who Are You?
    • Commander Antilles Force Ghost

      Member Since:
      Jul 21, 1999
      star 6
      Apparently we have 15GB of space on the Snowboard servers. We have looked at what FanForce boards are expendable, but really we need to cull the larger forums like JCC and FanFic. FanFic in particular will be problematic, as we will need to work carefully on that to ensure that no stories are deleted without the authors saving them to disk if needed.
    • wild_karrde Chosen One

      Member Since:
      Oct 8, 1999
      star 7
      LOL, DS, I just found it myself :D

      Yes, up this thread. It's one of the first "Community" type threads from Lit. which not only lead to the creation of the EU Community board, but also made Lit. a community instead of just random names posting random thoughts on random books.

      wk

      EDIT: LOL Vert, don't like the word "reassignation"? :D
    • Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

      Member Since:
      Nov 2, 2000
      star 8
      Wow, big week, huh? New banner, pruning threads, Kadue's return, etc.

      Great update yet again.
    • wild_karrde Chosen One

      Member Since:
      Oct 8, 1999
      star 7
      And maybe we'll be getting out new Mod in Lit this week .....

      wk
    • PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling

      Member Since:
      Aug 3, 1998
      star 5
      So happy that Kadue is back. Thanks for returning! :)
    • NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus

      Member Since:
      Jun 28, 2000
      star 6
      Great update, CA!

      I saved the "Who are you?" thread for you guys. :)
    • Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

      Member Since:
      May 14, 2000
      star 6
      Well, with Kadue back, we won?t need a new mod so much. I?m happy with the decision.
    • PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling

      Member Since:
      Aug 3, 1998
      star 5
      Oh no! I've been reassignated! [face_laugh]
    • Commander Antilles Force Ghost

      Member Since:
      Jul 21, 1999
      star 6
      So what's so wrong with inventing a new word? Have you guys no imagination at all??? :p
    • Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

      Member Since:
      Oct 9, 2000
      star 5
      w00t! Kadue's BACK!!!

      :D

      ¤Night
    • Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

      Member Since:
      Nov 18, 1999
      star 6
      Preacherboy...
      "Oh no! I've been reassignated!"

      Is it just me or does that sound like a very painful experience to go through. I can picture Preacherboy not being able to sit for a week. On second thought, I don't want to picture that at all.

      GtG...
      I'm with Gandolf on this one. With Kadue back in the EU forums doing what he used to do, that should pretty much clear up any mod needs Lit. has for now.
    • PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling

      Member Since:
      Aug 3, 1998
      star 5
      It was easy. Now I can have some real fun. :cool:
    • Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

      Member Since:
      May 14, 2000
      star 6
      This will mostly affect people in Lit and JCC.

      Whoa, wait a cotton-picking moment there! Why Literature? Are we just the considered most wretched hive of scum and villainy on the boards, or are we the nerdy kid with the books whose easy to pick on?

      As of 7:22 this morning, as closely as I can tell?

      Name of board | Threads | Posts
      1. Your JC Community | 4,894 | 467,052

      2. Fan Fiction Stories | 4,857 | 390,977

      3. Attack of the Clones (Spoilers) | 3,850 | 299,399

      4. Literature | 3,631 | 150,199

      5. Expanded Universe Community | 198 | 100,940

      6. Classic Trilogy | 601 | 55,484

      7. FanForce British Isles | 1,194 | 54,899

      8. GSFF General | 137 | 34,353

      9. The Senate Floor | 490 | 25,755

      10. JC Communications | 347 | 26,433


      What will these changes result in? I wouldn?t mind if the rate at which the server ate threads was increased ? particularly in Community ? but if this sort of change is implemented, I?d like to see it board-wide (with the possible exception of Fanfiction*). I think that if the rate at which threads get eaten is increased in Literature and Community, it should increase in PSA, Classic Trilogy, the Senate, etc.

      If you?re forced to make change?s like that, I understand. But spread the possible pain around evenly.

      *Fanfiction is a bit of a special case, because those old stories do get looked at, but it could still use a bit of pruning. There?s a lot of threads that only ever got one or two posts, and then disappeared into the depths, unfinished and largely unmourned. Because nothing is ever eaten in Fanfiction, a lot of dead threads have accumulated.
    • JediStryker Jedi Master

      Member Since:
      Mar 5, 2000
      star 4
      Great that Kadue's back, but does this solve the admin problem? What hours is he gonna be logged in at? If it's during the same times that Gatherer and DL are, then it doesn't really solve the overall problem.
    • Darth Void Jedi Master

      Member Since:
      Apr 19, 2000
      star 2
      Wb Kadue,


      hope all this goe's well guys about the Lit forum & all
    • Red_Oktobur Jedi Grand Master

      Member Since:
      Dec 7, 2001
      star 6
    • Face Loran Jedi Master

      Member Since:
      Mar 21, 1999
      star 4
      Welcome back, Kadue! That's great! :D
    • Mara-Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

      Member Since:
      Aug 21, 2000
      star 5
      Welcome back, Kadue! :D

      CA, you forgot to mention that the Rochester Rebels won the game of Fanforce Trivial Pursuit last week! :D :D
      [brag mode]
      We got all the questions right. "All too easy!"
      [/brag mode]
      :p

      btw, I'm glad to hear of a new colour scheme and banner; this place needs a bit of a change of scenery. But please, no eye scalding pink. ;) :p
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