Bye, Monitors! Hello, Ninjas!

 
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Hmm...
Over the last few days, I've been talking with the staff and coming up with ideas for a better structure within the mod squad. A lot of these talks had to do with the Monitor role, and how it didn't exactly command much respect on the forum; it was effectively useless, especially with two different tiers of Ninjas.

So given that, I've decided to completely ax the Monitor role as everyone knows it. It will likely appear down the road in another form (and I have details on plans for it if you'd like to hear them), but for now it will go the way of the dinosaur.

So where does that leave those who are Monitors? Well, since we're getting rid of the position completely (and since we lost a Ninja a few days ago) we will be trying them out as potential Ninjas for one or two weeks, to see how they do and how the community likes them. Those that can't handle the responsibility, or are deemed incompetent, will be let off the staff to return to normal member status.

It's unlikely that all the Monitors will be accepted into permanent Ninja status, so in the case of multiple Monitors failing, I'll probably begin the vetting process for picking a new Ninja or two from the general population of active users (who aren't complete dicks).

Questions? Comments? Angry comments? Put 'em here and I'll get back to you.
Last Edit: January 19, 2015, 03:56:31 PM by Cheat


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I'm ready.


 
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I'd like to hear your plans for the Monitor role.

One thing, I always though that, even a few weeks ago while we had a full compliment of staff, that the place seemed understaffed. This just looks like you're downsizing...
Last Edit: January 19, 2015, 03:58:55 PM by Nagato


 
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Well. Here we go!


 
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Hmm...
MODSBIAS

I'd like to hear your plans for the Monitor role.
Sure thing. Here's a copy-pasta from the HQ forum where I glossed over the plans.
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I explained this in more detail in one of the Skype chats, but not everyone was there to see it, I think, so I'll explain it here so it's more clear and out in the open.

Since Monitors as we know them will be going away, I will be recycling the role into a sort of "Leadership" position, much like you'd have officers in charge of specific areas in a club or something. There'd be a "Content Monitor", which is what I'll change Brute's rank to, as well as 2 or 3 "Group Monitors" who would be in charge of private group stuff (guarding the super admin position to make sure the group doesn't fail or go off the rails if the super admin is absent or retarded).

There might be others, like for nameplates administration or even ambassadors (if we get big enough for that). Monitors would only have powers specific to their role, and wouldn't be any sort of mini-Ninja.


 
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I'd like to hear your plans for the Monitor role.
Sure thing. Here's a copy-pasta from the HQ forum where I glossed over the plans.
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I explained this in more detail in one of the Skype chats, but not everyone was there to see it, I think, so I'll explain it here so it's more clear and out in the open.

Since Monitors as we know them will be going away, I will be recycling the role into a sort of "Leadership" position, much like you'd have officers in charge of specific areas in a club or something. There'd be a "Content Monitor", which is what I'll change Brute's rank to, as well as 2 or 3 "Group Monitors" who would be in charge of private group stuff (guarding the super admin position to make sure the group doesn't fail or go off the rails if the super admin is absent or retarded).

There might be others, like for nameplates administration or even ambassadors (if we get big enough for that). Monitors would only have powers specific to their role, and wouldn't be any sort of mini-Ninja.
That sounds quite good.


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The angel agreed to trade a set of white wings for the head of another demon. Overjoyed, the demon killed one of his own and plucked the head right off its still-warm body.

The angel then led the demon to heaven, where he underwent centuries of the cruelest tortures imaginable. Finally, the pain was so great that he lost consciousness - at which point his dark wings turned the promised shade of white.

It's unlikely that all the Monitors will be accepted into permanent Ninja status,
Hopefully


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So given that, I've decided to completely ax the Monitor role as everyone knows it. It will likely appear down the road in another form (and I have details on plans for it if you'd like to hear them), but for now it will go the way of the dinosaur.
Huh, from what I knew about Monitor powers, I did kind of feel like Monitors were kind of, well, redundant. Unnecessary. Not enough power to be of much use. Kind of like being an unpaid intern or a volunteer or something. It's not their fault, it's just how it was. So I'm kind of glad we're getting rid of that role and probably changing it in the future.
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Boo, I liked the monitor status.


 
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And so begins the end.
I really hope not >_>


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So Rocket finally got fired?

In all seriousness,  this will be interesting.  and what do you plan on doing with the monitor roles?


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Good luck to the three potential Ninjas.

> tfw Sole Monitor
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Does this mean that all the monitors if they excel, will be permanent, or will some be put into redundancy?

Does this anyway theaten current mods if all the monitors are good, even better than current mods?



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Sounds good to me, I think we have enough ninjas with the recent shift of monitors. Not sure the site is big enough for anymore.


 
 
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Does this mean that all the monitors if they excel, will be permanent, or will some be put into redundancy?
No word on this yet. All depends on how this go and what Cheat feels is best. It's very possible that not all monitors will make it though.
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Does this anyway theaten current mods if all the monitors are good, even better than current mods?
I doubt it.


 
 
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Good luck to the three potential Ninjas.

> tfw Sole Monitor
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