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Forum Admin => Forum Administration and Rules => Topic started by: Louie on December 09, 2014, 06:59:09 PM

Title: Forum staff
Post by: Louie on December 09, 2014, 06:59:09 PM
As we've made some changes to the forum administration and moderation structure, it may seem like we've suddenly doubled our number of administrators. This is because we have. However, not every administrator has the same authority and responsibilities. And of course there's the global moderators, too. Where do they fit in? This post will give you a brief outline of how the forum is run. Most of you will know this stuff already, but it never hurts to have this stuff written down for those who don't.

The forum administration is split in two branches: the Moderation Team and the Technical Administration team. The latter (which previously wasn't so much a team as it was a Wastrel) has recently undergone some changes: The Latinist and Belgarath have kindly offered to lend their services.


Moderation Team

Global Moderators

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Responsibilities:

The mod team strives for unanimity for every big decision. If a consensus can't be reached (which happens very rarely), there's a vote. Banning a member always requires voting, the outcome of which has to be unanimous.

The mod team has one admin account (the highest clearance for using the forum software), which is currently being held by me, Louie. As senior mod, I'm the titular head of the forum administration. Because we're aiming for a more egalitarian approach, in practice this just means that I maintain contacts with the Rogues, our bosses, carry out a few extra administration tasks (like culling the list of people who've registered but never activated their accounts) and have the final responsibility for the conduct of moderators and tech admins and the running of the forums. So if you want someone to shout at, I'm the guy to see.

Local Moderators

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From time to time we may appoint local moderators to help maintain particular boards. Such moderators have authority to moderate only within their own board and do not have authority to warn or ban members.  Currently the only active board with a local moderator is Forum Games.

Responsibilities:

Technical Administration Team

Technical Administrators

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Responsibilities:
The tech team doesn't make forum policy, but they advise the mod team on the technical implications of changes (like new features) and take care of the technical implementation of these changes. All of the members of the tech team have the highest forum software clearance. Wastrel is the head of the tech admins.
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: AQB24712 on December 09, 2014, 07:12:22 PM
**grumble** I wanted the red squares, since the grease monkeys didn't like 'em.  **grumble**

Go team!   :woop:
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: HighPockets on December 09, 2014, 08:08:29 PM
Red goes better with your eye.  ;)
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: seaotter on December 09, 2014, 08:39:17 PM
Don't take the red shirts whenever possible.
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: AQB24712 on December 09, 2014, 08:42:46 PM
Don't take the red shirts whenever possible.

:o
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: Skulker on December 10, 2014, 07:11:54 AM
Don't take the red shirts whenever possible.

:o
Right. Red shirts never come back from the landing party.  ;)
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: DonA on December 10, 2014, 07:56:50 AM
You guys all do an incredible job.

Many thanks!!
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: Belgarath on December 10, 2014, 10:22:11 AM
Hi all,

We have temporarily set up a redirect on sguforums.com. This redirect will point your browser automatically to the new location at sguforums.us.

Hopefully we will get the DNS changed soon at the registrar.  Unfortunately, none of the tech admins nor any of the mods have access to the registrar.



Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: AQB24712 on December 11, 2014, 11:14:48 AM
Hee hee hee, red!
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: Henning on December 11, 2014, 01:38:46 PM
the file http://sguforums.us/Themes/SGUcurdRC4/images/startech.gif (http://sguforums.us/Themes/SGUcurdRC4/images/startech.gif)
appears to be 404.

Typical, leaving the curdies in the dark!
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: The Latinist on December 11, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
the file http://sguforums.us/Themes/SGUcurdRC4/images/startech.gif (http://sguforums.us/Themes/SGUcurdRC4/images/startech.gif)
appears to be 404.

Typical, leaving the curdies in the dark!

Fixed.
Title: Re: Forum staff
Post by: Anders on May 07, 2015, 07:29:18 AM
Hee hee hee, red!

The Crimson Empress hath arrived.