Who doesn't want to be an Admin or Mod.

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Johnny_Walker, Dec 29, 2001.

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  1. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    admin is slang for anyone who moderates the boards, when in reality they can do pretty much anything on the boards: change color schemes, add/create/delete boards, completely erase you, and every trace that you ever existed. mods are just your general ban, edit, lock type people. i think i got that, anyone wanna correct me?

    ¤Night
  2. Johnny_Walker Jedi Knight

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    Dec 8, 2001
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    Thanks Night.

    So how did you post that star?
  3. Lady Viskor Jedi Master

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    Apr 9, 2000
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    I have no desires for such a position. Power is not something that appeals to me...
  4. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    mmmmmm my star. i like my star... i'll pm you, but don't use it! i like it.....

    ¤Night
  5. DarthSeti5 Jedi Grand Master

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    ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤

    :p
  6. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    what the! AHHH! [homer voice] why you little! [/homer voice]

    ¤Night
  7. Cailina Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 1999
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    "How DO you become an ADMIN?"

    Well there's this big pig pen, right? And there are lots of pigs in the pig pen, one for every member in fact. And every now and then Jasman jumps into the pig pen and wrestles one of the pigs. If Jasman succeeds than the user who's name was on the pig becomes an admin(actually I guess it would be mod now that the names are different from the UBB) and then there is a big feast where the pig gets eaten.
  8. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    yes. that is absolutely correct. and just to make it more interesting, jasman wears a speedo while doing it.

    ¤Night
  9. Johnny_Walker Jedi Knight

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    Dec 8, 2001
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    Could you tell me in a more clearer way.
  10. Johnny_Walker Jedi Knight

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    Could you tell me in a more clearer way.

  11. PreacherBoy Jedi Youngling

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    Cailina- That story would be absolutely correct, if you used the right Admin. Sorry, but DL is the one that jumps from the top of the fence into the pig pen.
  12. DarthSeti5 Jedi Grand Master

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    Johnny_Walker, you become an Admin by invitation. There's no rhyme or reason to it. If you are a good poster and you genuinely want to make this place better(good luck), you may be asked to become a Moderator.
  13. Cailina Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 1999
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    D'oh!

    My apologies oh great PreacherBoy. I meant DL not Jasman...If I could still edit my post I would....alas.

    Yes you get invited but the only way you can get invited is if your pig gets wrestled by DL
  14. Johnny_Walker Jedi Knight

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    So does DL give questions or something.

    Also how many people are actually Admins and Mods.?

    And, what does a manager do?
  15. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 8, 2000
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    I don't want to be an admin. The power would go to my head.

    //reverse psychology
  16. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 20, 2000
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    The real answer is that the current admin group choose who they think would be of benefit to the forums.

    There are currently about 53 people with moderator/manager/admin powers. The majority of those are actively working on the forums at this point in time.

    A manager is the position between that of a moderator and admin. They have more than the simple ban and lock powers to help keep the boards running. Mainly (funnily enough) relating to managing the board structure.
  17. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    I would absolutely love to be a moderator. But it's still very possible to be effective and accomplish many of the same things by being a concientious and respectful member. In response to the number of admins listed by Kadue, I think some of those titles were readily handed out early on in their careers and are no longer necessary. For instance, there are some moderators who were given charge of a region of the Fan Force. Many of those forums only get a few posts a day. And the number of posts and infrequent log ins by that mod reflect that.

    What I have seen is that the forums that really need the help are those that are most often overlooked and considered to be fine. Those that continue to see very little activity see forum members advanced to the rank of moderator of those boards. It's confusing and frustrating.

    What makes it worse is that certain mods take offense to observations that are true or that were intended solely as constructive criticism. I believe an admin should reflect a positive image and be outwardly respectful at all times. Most uphold this. Sometimes there is a double standard given to admins that does not go unnoticed by your average member.
  18. Long Jedi Knight

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    Feb 11, 2001
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    DarthSapient, just keep telling everyone your way is the right way, and PM padmebra and whoever else is in those forums 10 times a day ASKING to be a mod.
  19. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 26, 2001
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    Yeah, I heard that the mods love it when you ask them to be a mod. In fact, let that be a little gift from me to all the new people in here that wish to be a mod. Keep badgering and asking. They love it and it's the best way to get yourselves noticed and on their good side. No, really it is. Oh yeah, Padme Bra lives for those PM's about being a mod. He'll be more than happy to ban, oops, I mean promote you.

  20. JediJeffro Force Ghost

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    Jun 23, 2001
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    [face_laugh]

    So true Sapient, so true. :D
  21. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, ignoring the fact that the sarcasm was waaaaay off the meter there, DON'T pester or ask to be a mod. We know when new ones are needed, and we add them as such. Most of the times that people are yelling that we don't have enough mods is like now when some are doing what everyone else in the world is, taking holidays. We're not going to just promote someone for a couple of weeks, the rest of us pick up the slack.

    And DS, the only moderators that don't turn up regularly are those that have the status because they are part of the TFN staff, be it the main staff, or FF Global support.
  22. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 8, 2000
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    Vote #1 DarthSapient For Mod in '02!

    ;) :p
  23. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 26, 2001
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    In the mod thread, I wasn't really upset. In fact, if we were talking face-to-face, you'd know that it really is only a small concern of mine. I think Padme Bra does an excellent job and gets some backup whenever it's needed. I also think you've done a great job since you've become a mod. You have also been extremeley responsive whenever I've asked for any help. And by the way, the pestering a mod statement was meant to be so sarcastic that hopefully nobody would believe it.
  24. Johnny_Walker Jedi Knight

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    Dec 8, 2001
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    Yeah that's it Sapient.

    DarthAttorney is a pretty good Mod. and does what a Mod. should do. He warned the guys on one of my threads about something and I credit him for that and all his good work.

    hip hip.
    HOORAY
  25. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    May 28, 1999
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    B)

    One - I'm not a respected member.
    Two - I would ban people for no reason.
    Three - I wouldn't take my job very seriously because its an internet messageboard.
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