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    Lightbulb What would you do if you were Forum Admin?

    So what would you do. I would:
    • separate the Guides and put them in the respective game category.
    • separate the Entrance Hall into two parts: The Reception Room (for FAQs and asking questions) and the Junior's Guild (for talking about anything to do with the TW series).
    • separate M2TW single player into a "mechanics forum" (like the Ludus Magna for RTW) and a "standard" single player forum (like the RTW Colosseum)
    • create a "guides" forum for STW
    • separate the "Hard and Software" forum into a "Hardware/Software Review" forum and a "Software and Hardware Question" forum
    • split the watchtower into two with a "let's complain about moderators" type of forum and a "suggestions forum". It may have been done already by placing the backroom in there, but it is not exactly clear that that is it's purpose.
    • make a new M2TW skin
    • rename all sub-fora/fora that don't have a TW style name
    • add a new moderator for every forum. The idea of this is to save existing moderators time.
    • delete the Chivalry TW forum from multiplayer (it isn't used)
    • delete all old accounts that haven't posted for over three years
    • improve the spell checker by adding a certain hack
    • add a series of new skins from vB Styles to add even more depth to the forum skin selection
    • assign a moderator to the Watchtower

    So what would you do?
    Last edited by MSB; 11-16-2006 at 18:38.

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    IP ban Tosa, and delete the forums







    nah I wouldn't do anything

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    Check all the day the forum and close topics.




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    Drink all the beer, download the pr0n stash, then resign. I don't think I would be willing to deal with the admin responsibilities, seems like waaaaay too much work.

    Many of the suggestions in post #1 (especially the M2TW ones) may eventually be implimented. Give them time. That beer stash isn't going to drink itself.

    assign a moderator to the Watchtower
    There already is one...
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    I would assume fetal position under my desk and hope that Tosa would still be around to save my sorry butt and handle all the problems that would keep piling up.

    Odd topic...

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    Instagib every single member who complains..about anything.

    Don't like the way I moderate ? Bang!
    Don't like camels ? Bang!
    Don't like the weather ? Bang!
    Abandon all hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir
    Don't like camels ? Bang!
    Would we really have to like camels? But they stink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndresTheCunning
    Would we really have to like camels? But they stink!
    No claims about free speech please. Mithrandir says they don't. So they don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir
    Don't like the weather ? Bang!
    Ah man that's not fair, the weather's lousy over here and you know it !

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    Bang!
    Abandon all hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir
    Bang!
    Your camel again? You shouldn't feed it so many dates.
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    Camels are nice. They give enemy horses a moral penalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir
    Bang!
    Thunder and lightning! You see, the weather is lousy! The wind, the rain, it depresses me. Add to that those stinking camels.

    Bah, nothing worse then sitting in the rain on a farting, stinking camel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kekvit Irae
    Camels are nice. They give enemy horses a moral penalty.
    Poor horses.

    They smell awfully too by the way. Not as worse as camels or dogs, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Clegane
    I would assume fetal position under my desk and hope that Tosa would still be around to save my sorry butt and handle all the problems that would keep piling up.
    I have to second this. In fact, I think that if I were forum admin, we could skip right to the straightjacket and a padded room. I'd be sitting on the floor slumped in a corner, drooling, repeating my mantra: "So many bots; GAH! So many bots; GAH! So many bots; GAH!" ....And on and on....
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    Lightbulb Re: What would you do if you were Forum Admin?

    • I would also make it so that bots cannot post by having all Junior Members' post checked out by a moderator before they appear.
    • It would also be a three warning points and your out for ten days system. Get any further warning points and you are banned for an extra ten days (as in four warning point twenty days, five warning points thirty days etc.) every time until you get ten points and then you're out permanently.
    • I would set up a courtroom where admin discuss bad posts and who needs to get warning points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avlvs
    I would also make it so that bots cannot post by having all Junior Members' post checked out by a moderator before they appear.
    I hope you are also planning to pay the moderators for this task

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avlvs Libvrnivs Britannicvs Maximvs
    • I would also make it so that bots cannot post by having all Junior Members' post checked out by a moderator before they appear.
    • It would also be a three warning points and your out for ten days system. Get any further warning points and you are banned for an extra ten days (as in four warning point twenty days, five warning points thirty days etc.) every time until you get ten points and then you're out permanently.
    • I would set up a courtroom where admin discuss bad posts and who needs to get warning points.
    Number one would be too much work + most Junior Members aren't bots.

    We already have a warning point/temp ban system, and the admins/mods are plenty capable of deciding which posts need warnings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Avlvs Libvrnivs Britannicvs Maximvs
    So what would you do. I would:
    • separate the Guides and put them in the respective game category.
    • separate the Entrance Hall into two parts: The Reception Room (for FAQs and asking questions) and the Junior's Guild (for talking about anything to do with the TW series).
    • separate M2TW single player into a "mechanics forum" (like the Ludus Magna for RTW) and a "standard" single player forum (like the RTW Colosseum)
    • create a "guides" forum for STW
    • separate the "Hard and Software" forum into a "Hardware/Software Review" forum and a "Software and Hardware Question" forum
    • split the watchtower into two with a "let's complain about moderators" type of forum and a "suggestions forum". It may have been done already by placing the backroom in there, but it is not exactly clear that that is it's purpose.
    • make a new M2TW skin
    • rename all sub-fora/fora that don't have a TW style name
    • add a new moderator for every forum. The idea of this is to save existing moderators time.
    • delete the Chivalry TW forum from multiplayer (it isn't used)
    • delete all old accounts that haven't posted for over three years
    • improve the spell checker by adding a certain hack
    • add a series of new skins from vB Styles to add even more depth to the forum skin selection
    • assign a moderator to the Watchtower

    So what would you do?
    We have enough moderators already, nice try though

    For most of the other points, we could split each forum almost indefinitely but eventually we'd only have one thread per subforum. Guide type posts go in the sword dojo, no need for a separate forum.

    If you have a specific spell checker hack in mind, post a link. I haven't had any problems with the current one, firefox 2.0 works great anyhow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Clegane
    I hope you are also planning to pay the moderators for this task
    I guees a NO!





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    Reminds me of an old forum I was once a member of, where there were more moderators than members...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manco Capac
    Reminds me of an old forum I was once a member of, where there were more moderators than members...
    Yep, it isn't easy for me being a member on a forum with 16071 moderators
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasaki Kojiro
    If you have a specific spell checker hack in mind, post a link. I haven't had any problems with the current one, firefox 2.0 works great anyhow...
    vB Spell

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    I would Ban every Person here that I hate, that once that is over with, I make a Fair set of Rules..

    Don't like Me? Buh Bye!
    Pee me Off? Ban for 3 days!
    Start a Flaming Argument? Buh bye for a week!
    Break my Rules? Don't expect to come back!

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    Warman, those are pretty severe rules. Strong emotional influences are generally not the kind of thing that would make a forum popular with other people. People like to be treated fairly and not based on another's likes or dislikes (or hatred as you put it). A point to ponder: what if your rules were applied to yourself (here or at another site)? Would you pass muster or would you be looking for another forum to visit?

    Having been involved in moderating here once upon a time, I can say that there is a big difference between having ideas and having the time, knowledge and dedication required to implement those ideas. That Tosa has run the Org for as long as he has gets him my utmost admiration, respect and gratitude. Same holds true for the moderators and assistant moderators.
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    i would disband the "senate" and become dictator for life.

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    Crush the infidels, see them driven before me, and be a strong leader like Stalin!



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    First, pull a Napoleon on Tosa's Snowball existence; then, finish it with all this Watchtower "members can talk" inanity; after that, start a propaganda that the great TosaInu is, after all, not great (!) and that I am the greatest Admin ever, that the banning of Senior Member#101 because that person disagrees with my magnificent way of doing things is not only reasonable, but righteous and most necessary for the well-being of the forum and forum-goers as a whole. IP ban any potential Rebel Leaders like Ser Clegane, Barocca, and the entire moderating staff and replace them with lapdogs who'd do my bidding and my bidding only. Oh, and instagib anyone who uses "Gah." Can't have the old memories living.

    Then keep saying that it's all well and good as the forum starts to go downhill real fast.

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    I would mail certain members food. Not bad food, but good food. Only to those who live close enough so the food doesn't rot. Closest memer I can think of is LEN, probably end up sending him a lot of food. Good food=happiness

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    After reading all posts about swearing in this forum I would also:
    • Make a super strict swearing policy (e.g. no censored words, no asterisks or use of $,%,^,& and ! to hide swearing, no "bad" words, no words that could be perceived as being bad or insulting in any way, no words that you would not want a three year old to know etc.)
    • Anybody who breaks this policy gets the post in question edited and a "swear" type of warning point (that is two warning points).
    • Make these rules extremely clear by posting announcements of them in every forum/sub-forum

    This would stop all swearing or use of rude words by anybody and would probably cure the current problems.
    Last edited by MSB; 11-23-2006 at 17:23.

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