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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:49 pm

recent mod updates:<ul>-=- Crono_Catfish: removed for massive MIA
-=- Uncle Pervy: removed due to having left the forum (he is aware of this)
-=- White Knight Delta/Koss: removed from Discussion forum at request; uninterest in maintaining necessary levels of activity
-=- Jak Snide: removed from RP subfora after IM discussion; uninterest, inactivity
-=- LadydragonclawsEDW: removed from RP subfora, remains Discussion Forum mod

-=- Idran, Lex, BW, and Shini are still interested in their respective subfora
-=- I have not spoken with Kai, Priam, FD, and Banj about their interests, activity, and etc. I imagine, at the least, Kai and Priam are.</ul>These changes came about after a series of IMs with our current mods--those I could get ahold of, at any rate. Before we go about putting new mods and new admins all over the place, I imagine it would be a good idea to figure out which of our current mods and admins are: (1) interested in admodship, (2) willing to admoderate, (3) able to admoderate. See where we need new admins and mods. I also figure it's as well to go straight to the admins and mods themselves to ask them what their thoughts are than to speculate about it without involving them, only to surprise them later.

I have not yet spoken to any of our admins, and to be honest, I'm not entirely comfortable with the task. Given Gus and DM's active interest and participation in this, and involvement as admins, I imagine they are still interested in their duties. As mentioned, I would prefer to be a moderator of the Newcomer forum. This would be a good time for current admins to speak up on their intents and desires in the matter. <p>
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:47 pm

I, for one, am glad that Gus is actually around in some sense or another. I must admit that I hadn't seen him in any sense for quite some time, but I suppose that is largely my fault for not looking in the right places (read: AIM).

If Dia wishes to step down, then I say we should probably have one more admin. Three is a particularly good number for this, it seems, but I can't quite place my finger on why precisely. Of course, more (as we had--what, five? Six?--until recently) appears to not be bad.

For the record, I am still interested in Spam modship, and would feel comfortable being an Unspoken mod as well. The only other subforum that I reliably participate in is the Discussion forum, and I don't think I would be quite as good a mod for that sort of environment if directed there specifically. Ironically, I think I could do the admin thing, though. So that's my status. <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby Justice Augustus » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:10 am

As for my position, nothing can be done. Can't deadmin me, can't make me a mod, can't ban me. I had no idea that ezboard did this when I created the board, but I don't see a major problem. I stay away from all the delicate parts of the board (read: the colour schemes) and appear now and then to mass edit post ranks (has Jak noticed his yet?) and flip away.

You all have my word that I will never abuse my power of adminship, nor will I leave the board with no means to contact me.

In case AIM kills me even further (it currently refuses to open IM windows sometimes and never lets me send or get files) I will be giving my email address to some members, and Jak has my phone number.
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:34 pm

You can, actually, transfer ezOpship to another. I don't recall the exact process, but it exists. I was reading the various ezComplaints subfora when I learned of the existence of the ezOp status through an explanation of such a process.

At any rate, I'd feel most comfortable if you keep the number of people in the know about your password as low as possible, and made sure that your accounts were secure.

Talked to Kai, and she's also still interested in her modship, as expected. Brian IMed me to let me know he's still interested in his adminship. <p>
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby Justice Augustus » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:53 pm

Nobody knows my password.

Well, my girlfriend sorta knows it, but she doesn't even know about this forum (I use the password for a joint forum account elsewhere) so who cares? <p>

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:36 pm

See, that's what I was referring to. A unique password, and preferably something that is neither easy to guess, nor easy to crack with one of the various programs designed for the purpose. <p>
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Unread postby Idran1701 » Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:38 pm

As long as it's at least 6 characters long, and contains at least one each of lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and symbols, that should be secure enough for such purposes. <p>

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:35 am

*kicks thread* <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:53 pm

Well?

Someone should ask Banj and FD about moddings. Admins should speak up or someone can ask them if they're still interested in the positions.

After that, we can subtract as necessary, see where we're lacking. Then add in new mods and admins. For great justice. <p>
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby FlamingDeth » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:12 pm

There's not really much *to* mod in the spam forums. <p>

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Unread postby Banjooie » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:45 pm

Does the testing forum even need...?


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Unread postby Justice Augustus » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:38 pm

FD, Banj, the modding on both forums is mostly to prevent obnoxious levels of spam (for example: advertising, single word multiple posts) and board-breaking code.
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Unread postby Deeum » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:48 am

Yeah, but when was the last time someone even busted the forum like that, though? Not saying it couldn't happen ever, mind.
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Unread postby Justice Augustus » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:07 am

My thoughts exactly, we just need someone to be there "just in case". All modding of these forums requires is a quick check of each post. <p>

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Unread postby Zemyla » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:33 pm

I'm thinking it's more there because power abuse is funny. <p>-----
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Unread postby pd Rydia » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:39 pm

It is, and you know it. <p>
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Unread postby FlamingDeth » Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:46 pm

If I <font color=red><s>was</s> were</font> a<s><font color=red>n admin instead of a lowly</font> mod</s> <font color=green>rich man, Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.</font><font color=red><s>here the previous two</s> <span style="color:green;">T</span>his</font> post<font color=red><s>s</s></font> would have been edited already. <span style="color:green;">Plus, all day long I'd biddy biddy bum.</span> <p>

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Unread postby Deeum » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:39 pm

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Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:42 pm

I know this is the Discussion forum and shouldn't get spam stuff, but dammit, Gus wins a letter of his choice emblazoned upon his torso wherever he chooses. <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Unread postby Justice Augustus » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:44 pm

In my defense Dia started it...and I just couldn't resist when it came to editing "If I was..."
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Unread postby E Mouse » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:19 pm

Following this thread has been all the more worth it now.

Okay, shutting up. <p>


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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:06 pm

If people have nothing more to contribute publically on this topic, I'm going to take that as a sign of general approval/apathy and go through with the proposed admin changes to Kai/Idran/me. <p>
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:56 pm

Done.

Except for the part of modding me to the newcomers forum. I can't do that after deadminning. <p>
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Unread postby Zemyla » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:14 pm

Wait, since you've deadminned, you can't change my custom title? :{ <p>-----
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:30 pm

STFU. <p>
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Unread postby Choark » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:35 pm

You know I *was* going to post asking what deadminned was, but then I thought, hey! Dictionary dot come would know and I'll post how awsome I was for going to find out and all... but then it didn't know and I'm totally at a loss.

So eh.. What is this deadminned?

If it was a spelling mistake of sorts I am not trying to make fun ={ I just don't know and instead of remaining in unknowing like I normally do I wish to know. <p><div style="text-align:center"> </div>
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby Capntastic » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:38 pm

De-Adminned.


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Unread postby Choark » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:05 am

... AH!

I was reading it completely wrong! *slaps forehead*

I was totally reading it as

Dead-Minned.

Hee.

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby Capntastic » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:30 am

Unfortunately, ever since realizing your mistake, I can't help but see the word that way whenever I see it! >: You're lucky it doesn't come up often.


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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:34 pm

Well, wait a second. Why is Dia a nonadmin now, since apparently the admin choice was Idran/Kai/Dia? <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby pd Rydia » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:47 pm

Remember when I said I don't want to be an admin?

I don't. <p>
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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:22 am

I probably should have gotten confused earlier, then! My apologies for my lateness in this. <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Re: Forum Update

Unread postby Kai » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:34 am

Apologies for your lateness, Priam?

I just saw this thread a few moments ago. Talk about falling out of pace with things while I was gone.

Now that I'm aware of totally obvious things that concern me, thanks, Dia. <p>-------------------------
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