The Moderator Audition board is only visible to members when we are actually accepting applications, and is hidden once the application period is over.
Just relax, man.
That one more or less comes down to a 'whoops'. To ease any concerns there, you now should not be able to view the board.If that is the case then how come I can see it all the time?? What I'm getting at is I can see the forum and a thread I posted in there, nothing more, nothing less.
The announcement was last visible on 06-02-2011 (MM/DD/YYYY, for you crazy Americans). When it is visible, it is a global announcement and appears in the announcement subheading on all boards, similar to the Forum Rules.Also I'm going to be honest here, I'm fairly active on these forums, and I haven't really seen any Mod Application messages telling people to go to the forum to submit a "resume" as you say.
That one more or less comes down to a 'whoops'. To ease any concerns there, you now should not be able to view the board.
The announcement was last visible on 06-02-2011 (MM/DD/YYYY, for you crazy Americans). When it is visible, it is a global announcement and appears in the announcement subheading on all boards, similar to the Forum Rules.
Our educational system hasn't degraded to that level of ignorance (yet.) Give it about 2 more years.06-02-2011 (MM/DD/YYYY, for you crazy Americans)
Such a glorious and well thought out response.FTFY
Regarding the staff code of conduct, what exactly do you think it is?
What do you think is going to be on there? How do you think a staff member of a reasonably large art site should act? You're pretty much spot on- unless you're pretty darn insane, what you imagine when you think "This is how I would want an authority figure to act" is pretty much exactly what's going to be on the COC.
It's not some crazy formula that we're trying to keep hidden behind smoke and mirrors because oh no it's super secret and we don't want you guys realising we strive to be impartial!
Well, I think for starters, it should prevent the situation that prompted OdinWolf's thread. Right now there is nothing concrete to point at that the admin involved did not abuse his power, but it is pretty clear that happened. Without any standards to follow nothing will ever be done to prevent the problem from happening again nor will he ever get an apology from the owners for the abuse.
That's relating more to site rules such as TOS or AUP, it wouldn't be even slightly relevant to a staff CoC.
Not true. For situations where something is not explicitly forbidden in the rules, there should be a warning first, and then if a suspension is called for, there should be a standard for how serious a violation merits how long a suspension.
Also, if someone writes the admin to contest the suspension, it's completely uncalled for for the admin to completely ignore the person.
Things like this are what I expect CoC to fix.
I think we've just gone circular right back to my point of "How you would want staff to act is pretty much what it's going to say (sanity and reasonable level of maturity dependant)"
If we say that the staff policy is "Don't Be A Dick" that's fine and good but it's subjective and you know people will try and weasel out of it.
There need to be some black and white, concrete standards for how admins should and should not handle specific situations.
Ok, I'll bite, how is that in any way related to what I said? Are you calling me a shitty mod? Because I am a shitty mod but I'm still confused by your reply.No see, that's not how it works. The admins who do a respectable job, those are the ones who always eventually get fed up with this site's administration and quit.
Right but this goes both ways for members too who try to do the same to get a staff member for whatever reason someone pissed in their cherios that day.
A Staff COC is good though. I don't mind it and I don't mind people seeing that there is one. However, end of the day the person should be fair minded and enforce it. Not someone who may cower to the squeaky mice, but actually look at the situation objectively and work on proper conduct with the staff. Meaning, that the leader will enforce it.