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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 03:16:12 pm »
To be honest, I'd be more for a monarchy of omnimaga.
Or a demogracy that only goes so far that admins can vote, nobody else :P

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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2013, 03:17:33 pm »
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 03:20:02 pm »
can i be staff member :3

It would depend on if people would vote for you and if you have enough posts to vote/run if this happens.

Else, talk to the admins when you become a very respected and very active community member.
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 03:21:25 pm »
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 03:34:21 pm »
And because Xeda is pretty much the only active CoT (not sure about that though) (Runer should be CoT, IMO).
I beg to differ.

What about the admins appointing candidates (of course said candidate would agree), then the members would vote.

Actually, I don't really care about the method of appointing members to staff status, it's just the admins who don't appoint people often enough. Maybe we should let the general populace have their word though.

And here, the fact the more you're respected here the more you should be staff might be kinda true, actually.

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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2013, 03:37:27 pm »
IMHO, elections, as democratic as they would be, could be risky if new members or those who haven't been very active votes in mass. A bunch of people might vote for calc84maniac to be admin only because he made TI-Boy SE and gbc4nspire, allowing them to play PAKÉMANZlolol!!!11!one. There is also the issue of if, one day, another inter-site feud occurs, then a bunch of highly-biased members from the other site decided to vote so that Nikky or the like becomes admin.

IIRC, to add coders of tomorrow, the 2010-11 system involved bringing it up in the staff section and asking other staff if they think it would be a nice staff addition, and people would raise good and bad points. Admins were pretty much nominated, though.


Also just some clarifications:
-Although SunFish isn't that active, I noticed he still participates a bunch on IRC and when bad incidents occured, he was active moderating or calming things down. Maybe more public forum participating could be in order, though.
-Eeems is pretty active on IRC and especially maintaining the site and OIRC. Forum activity is ok as well (even if mainly concentrated in site maintenance/staff threads)
-Shmibs activity is fine.
-Netham45 is pretty much gone.
-Geekboy's summer inactivity issues might be resolved, now that he moved out of his mom's home. He's currently active maintaining the contest.
-Deep Thought has been kinda missing in the last few months, though, but he seems to have re-appeared a bit recently. Is it lack of time or had he lost interest?

In overall, the current admin activity, other than maybe Deep and Netham, is kinda fine. An admin who lives in an European timezone or who can help while others are sleeping or at work would be nice, though. Else, maybe certain CoT or support staff could be given extra privileges so that they can delete spambots easier. Also it might be nice if admins were not invisible in the online list.


Another idea I have would be that if there is a SMF 1 mod that lets you add prefixes or suffixes to nicknames, so that icons can be appended to certain nicknames like I saw on certain Invisionfree forums.


EDIT: Also IIRC, Xeda didn't want mod powers anymore. This can be a pretty nasty task when the site gets invaded by trolls. And yeah maybe some CoT cleanup and renewal might be in order, even if it's not hiring time. For example, FinaleTI and Apcalc didn't post in almost one year and leafy recently said he's done with calc stuff and isn't planning to post any computer project anytime soon due to not being game-related enough.
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2013, 03:41:48 pm »
And because Xeda is pretty much the only active CoT (not sure about that though) (Runer should be CoT, IMO).
I beg to differ.

What about the admins appointing candidates (of course said candidate would agree), then the members would vote.

Actually, I don't really care about the method of appointing members to staff status, it's just the admins who don't appoint people often enough. Maybe we should let the general populace have their word though.

And here, the fact the more you're respected here the more you should be staff might be kinda true, actually.

Mods appointing mod candidates: I agree.

And: sorry, I forgot you were a CoT :P
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2013, 03:42:47 pm »
Another idea I have would be that if there is a SMF 1 mod that lets you add prefixes or suffixes to nicknames, so that icons can be appended to certain nicknames like I saw on certain Invisionfree forums.
Like on DeviantArt? That would be nice. (DeviantArt recently changed their usernames character prefixes to little symbols after the username, but it's still the same.)

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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2013, 03:58:18 pm »
Another idea I have would be that if there is a SMF 1 mod that lets you add prefixes or suffixes to nicknames, so that icons can be appended to certain nicknames like I saw on certain Invisionfree forums.
Like on DeviantArt? That would be nice. (DeviantArt recently changed their usernames character prefixes to little symbols after the username, but it's still the same.)
I kind of like this idea as well. Though imo, preferably something like the old tildes and stuff instead of the images they changed them into, the new icons are a bit distracting and don't really fit in well.
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2013, 03:58:42 pm »
I never checked Deviantart stuff, but on some IF boards, I remember that staff had small colored circles besides their nicknames. Another thing I saw was how some mods had a black or green square with black background around their nick. I think Cemetech did that actually.

Bolded nicknames would have worked if it wasn't for the fact that on SMF, bold is used for members in your buddy list.
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2013, 03:59:21 pm »
I also like the nick-prefix idea, it makes the groups somebody belongs to far clearer :)
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2013, 04:04:03 pm »
Bolded nicknames would have worked if it wasn't for the fact that on SMF, bold is used for members in your buddy list.
Who actually use this ? O.O (besides you apparently)

But yeah the symbol prefix would be nice. Maybe IRC-style ? (@ for admins, + for mods although not quite what it is in IRC)
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2013, 04:05:16 pm »
I never used it because I didn't know about it until a few years after reviving Omni, plus I have Facebook/Twitter/etc for that anyway. But a bunch of people use it.
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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2013, 04:05:37 pm »
Bolded nicknames would have worked if it wasn't for the fact that on SMF, bold is used for members in your buddy list.
Who actually use this ? O.O (besides you apparently)
I do :P (yes, you are on my buddy list :P)

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Re: An Idea for Admins/Staff/Mods - Elections
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2013, 03:57:29 am »
Also, mods in more time zones make it easier to administrate 24/7
A very good (a must) point there!