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The Flat Earth Society => Announcements => Topic started by: la xasop on May 31, 2015, 06:47:39 AM

Title: New forum staff appointments
Post by: la xasop on May 31, 2015, 06:47:39 AM
You may have noticed that we've had some forum staff changes in the past day. The goal of these changes is two-fold; first, I wanted to fill the admin position left vacant by pizaaplanet; and second, I wanted to ensure that our moderation team is composed of currently active members.

To start with, I'd like to thank Gayer and Roundy for their service as moderators in the past. However, as both of them have become occasional posters, I decided to replace them with new recruits.

Blanko has been promoted to administrator. This change is largely ceremonial, and a long time coming; he's already been making outstanding contributions to forum discussions, moderation, website design and more for months. Now that he has access to the admin panel, there are fewer obstacles to him continuing to do so.

Your new moderators are Pongo and Rushy. They have both been on FES for many years, I believe they both have cool heads, and they are active contributors in different sections of the forum. Their long years of assimilation into FES culture will serve them well in their new roles.

Please welcome your new overlords moderators, and may they serve you well.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Lord Dave on May 31, 2015, 11:05:19 AM
Congrats.  Hope y'all don't go crazy.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Thork on May 31, 2015, 01:41:57 PM
To start with, I'd like to thank Gayer and Roundy for their service as moderators in the past. However, as both of them have become occasional posters, I decided to replace them with new recruits.
And so he installs Pongo. Someone with 179 posts. ::)

Pongo has never been anything other than an occasional poster.

Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: la xasop on May 31, 2015, 01:56:52 PM
And so he installs Pongo. Someone with 179 posts. ::)

You're the one who wanted a dictatorship. Deal with it.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Blanko on May 31, 2015, 02:00:36 PM
To start with, I'd like to thank Gayer and Roundy for their service as moderators in the past. However, as both of them have become occasional posters, I decided to replace them with new recruits.
And so he installs Pongo. Someone with 179 posts. ::)

Pongo has never been anything other than an occasional poster.

Keep in mind that Pongo didn't start posting here right away after the split. He's definitely been an active poster in the last couple of months, and he's active on IRC as well.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Lord Dave on May 31, 2015, 02:15:59 PM
To start with, I'd like to thank Gayer and Roundy for their service as moderators in the past. However, as both of them have become occasional posters, I decided to replace them with new recruits.
And so he installs Pongo. Someone with 179 posts. ::)

Pongo has never been anything other than an occasional poster.
Post count is irrelevant to moderation skill.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Thork on May 31, 2015, 02:23:02 PM
he's active on IRC as well.
Oh, so he's just here to moderate IRC? Noted.

What a surprise. Someone in the IRC clique.

You're the one who wanted a dictatorship. Deal with it.
As long as I have the freedom to point out when you make a dumb decision, its fine.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Lord Dave on May 31, 2015, 04:15:55 PM
You're the one who wanted a dictatorship. Deal with it.
As long as I have the freedom to point out when you make a dumb decision, its fine.
How would you feel if I applied for the job?
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Blanko on May 31, 2015, 04:40:03 PM
Oh, so he's just here to moderate IRC? Noted.

No, IRC activity just happens to be a good indicator of online presence in general. If they're active on IRC, then it's likely they're active on the forum as well, no?

But I guess it does help that every moderator is an IRC regular, as it enables real-time conversation over decision-making.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Saddam Hussein on May 31, 2015, 05:23:17 PM
Oh, so he's just here to moderate IRC? Noted.

No, IRC activity just happens to be a good indicator of online presence in general. If they're active on IRC, then it's likely they're active on the forum as well, no?

But I guess it does help that every moderator is an IRC regular, as it enables real-time conversation over decision-making.

You shouldn't have said that.  Now he's going to complain that there won't be a record of said conversations on the forum that other mods could follow up on, because it'll all be on IRC.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Thork on May 31, 2015, 07:27:09 PM
Oh, so he's just here to moderate IRC? Noted.

No, IRC activity just happens to be a good indicator of online presence in general. If they're active on IRC, then it's likely they're active on the forum as well, no?

But I guess it does help that every moderator is an IRC regular, as it enables real-time conversation over decision-making.
Well Pongo has under 3 days on this forum in total. Compare that to your 46 days or my 36 days. I'd say no, he isn't spending lots of time online on this site.

You're the one who wanted a dictatorship. Deal with it.
As long as I have the freedom to point out when you make a dumb decision, its fine.
How would you feel if I applied for the job?
Would be better than Pongo. In fact I'm on record with my opinion of you as a moderator.

I think Lord Dave would be a good mod. Yes, he is dim, but he his heart is in the right place. He will make dumb decisions, but as we all know that from the off, we can expect them to be overturned by a sensible admin staff.
I actually suggested you.  :o
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Pete Svarrior on May 31, 2015, 07:40:14 PM
How about you give him a chance before you start attacking him? Previously, some of our actively posting mods did absolutely no moderation. By that I mean they literally wouldn't appear in the moderation log. At all. That's why I felt forced to do most of it myself. Post count and post frequency is no indicator of moderator activity.

Wait until he does some moderation, then judge his position as a moderator by that.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Lord Dave on May 31, 2015, 08:24:27 PM
Would be better than Pongo. In fact I'm on record with my opinion of you as a moderator.

I think Lord Dave would be a good mod. Yes, he is dim, but he his heart is in the right place. He will make dumb decisions, but as we all know that from the off, we can expect them to be overturned by a sensible admin staff.
I actually suggested you.  :o

I see.  Sorry, I didn't go into that thread so I didn't know.  But thank you for the good, if backhanded, approval.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: junker on May 31, 2015, 10:26:56 PM
I approve of these selections.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Hoppy on May 31, 2015, 11:56:01 PM
I approve of these selections.
Irrelevant.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Gayer on June 01, 2015, 09:51:38 AM
Can I still have a special title though? I like being special.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Ghost Spaghetti on June 05, 2015, 03:43:35 PM
And I'm STILL overlooked for mod? I've been a part of FES in some manner for almost a decade now...
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: rooster on June 05, 2015, 09:36:13 PM
I was also overlooked, even though I'm pretty active here and in IRC.

Ah well.
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Thork on June 05, 2015, 09:45:01 PM
It's a clique. It's Parsifal's friends. If you haven't got your nose firmly jammed up his hairy Aussie poop chute, you aren't going to be a mod. 
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Blanko on June 05, 2015, 09:53:24 PM
It's a clique. It's Parsifal's friends. If you haven't got your nose firmly jammed up his hairy Aussie poop chute, you aren't going to be a mod.

>implying rooster isn't part of the clique
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Rushy on June 06, 2015, 06:51:37 PM
It's a clique. It's Parsifal's friends. If you haven't got your nose firmly jammed up his hairy Aussie poop chute, you aren't going to be a mod.

>implying rooster isn't part of the clique

>implying I am part of the clique
Title: Re: New forum staff appointments
Post by: Sean on June 16, 2015, 09:54:13 PM
sure is off topic in here mods and admins. Please reframe