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Old 12-05-2007, 01:03 AM View Post #11 (Link)
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What are the qualifications for a mod?
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:09 AM View Post #12 (Link)
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I dunno:

You kinda have to be good at what you do to give people sound advice, you should be fun, responsible, a good people-person, some up with neat things to spice up your forum and now I'm starting to see what a difficult job it is...
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:41 AM View Post #13 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Rafael Domination View Post
I know...it's missing MODS!!!

But we cant have them yet...lets wait for a few hundred more people to show up and then we can start elections!

I call the art forum!
While we will need mods soon, we don't at the moment.

And when we do choose mods, it WON'T be with elections. Shaun and I will stalk you and see who we think would be best qualified for a mod. That way, there's no chance it'll be a popularity contest, and it'll be based solely on qualifications.

Rafael pretty much summed it all the qualifications up, give or take a few. Donating thousands of dollars to the site may also boost your chances, because it shows you care. Awww...
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:28 AM View Post #14 (Link)
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Yeah, Andy and I have talked about adding a mod in the relatively near future, since we're coming close to the 100 member mark. I think we've decided that once we hit 100 active members we'll likely seriously consider adding a mod. If you don't want to be a mod, tell us, that way we won't waste time considering you .

Also, on the subject of a blog. Do we want to use Wordpress? Andy, I know you can install the scripts and stuff for it so we can have full reign on adjustments to the template and stuff. I can also look for a nice template that isn't some common one that everyone has, and we can host the blog on here.
Also, you're not doing it by yourself . I want to be involved
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:50 AM View Post #15 (Link)
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I actually think Blogger is a lot more customizable than Wordpress at the moment. You can edit the entire page and add javascripts, neither of which wordpress allows.

About hosting the blog here, I'm sort of against it, at least for now. For one, it uses a database, meaning if we exceed the allowable number of people accessing it, the server will crash, like it did before. I'd feel a lot safer if we got free hosting for it at Blogger or something. Not to mention they update the stuff automatically if there's a bug, etc.

Free hosting just seems like less hassle to me.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:51 AM View Post #16 (Link)
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Yeah a site blog where everyone can make entries would be really cool.


Mods? I guess bu Andy and Shaun do fine, besides we don't really have that many people here so maybe in the future but I don't think we need any right now.


EDIT: Wow in the time I wrote my message four other posts were made... You guys are fast
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:53 AM View Post #17 (Link)
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Well if we're hosting it off site then we'd have to go with Blogger because Wordpress is too restrictive.

However, if we host it on YWO we can use the Wordpress software which allows us to customize everything. The free online version of Wordpress only lets you customize if you pay for access to the CSS. I don't think we should have to pay.

The upside is that we can educate people here about RSS feeds and how to subscribe, that way they won't have to go straight to the page every time

Maybe we'll move the blog to YWO when we upgrade the server (which I imagine will happened eventually anyway). But we can go with blogger for now I suppose. We'll just have to get it set up. I just don't like blogger because it doesn't give some functions that WP has. Maybe we could use typepad or something...we should research this.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:55 AM View Post #18 (Link)
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I could manage the blog part of the site, and everyone can contribute to it. That could work really well.

And there's a script where we could display the title of the most recent blog post on any page here, so it wouldn't be very disconnected from the forum, even if it was hosted elsewhere.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:32 AM View Post #19 (Link)
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I think there's a big problem with having "EVERYONE" contribute. It'll be impossible to keep track of if we're all posting stuff. It needs to be structured. And we need a nice template that doesn't suck. But I'm somewhat against having EVERYBODY involved in the blog. It'll just be too much.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:52 AM View Post #20 (Link)
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Well, yes, not EVERYONE. I misspoke. We could probably get a small staff together for it.
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