By now I expect (and hope) that most of you are aware that our Database has been back up and running for a few months. At first a few new and previous members where chosen to become GameDB Admin. These users were chosen for either past experience, a general interest in contributing, or because of the high quality and accuracy of their submissions.
But there's a never-ending sea of games to add, or games to flesh out that are already in the Database. This is something that a handful of admin can't do by ourselves. So I'm asking anybody who would like to join our small team of nine to read what is expected of you below and, if you believe that you would be a good fit for the team and the Database in general, to put your name down in this thread.
All members will be reviewed and a select few will be chosen. Those who have past experience will of course have an advantage but this won't necessarily mean they're chosen over someone who doesn't.
The Expectations of a Database Administrator
You're not expected to dedicate every moment to the Database, but you will be expected to be active. An active Database Admin can be someone who focuses on maintaining the queue, making sure all community submissions adhere to the official guidelines, or someone who focuses on working with the team to tackle specific responsibilities. But regardless of which role you undertake you will be expected to add content to the database.
We have a channel for Database communication located within the VGChartz server that you will be required to join. Communication is an integral part of being a Database administrator. Being able to communicate with the team will benefit you greatly as this allows you to get support from myself or anyone on the team, be it whether you need to ask questions to ensure your work is correct or if you just wish to let us know that you're working on game X, Y or Z so we don't fill out a page that you wish to work on yourself.
As a Database Admin you will be in charge of your own work and approving your own submissions, due to this you will be required to follow and uphold the guidelines to ensure that your submissions are of the highest quality and are as accurate as possible. An Admin must ensure than their own work is correct before judging the community's.
Rogue Admins can cause a lot of headaches and those that fail to meet the expectations, refuse to communicate with the team, or just generally don't follow the guidelines could see themselves being removed from the team.
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