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Introduction

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.

Last edited by Machina - on 11 March 2018

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I have a HUGE soft-spot for the DB and anyone that decides to join this team and help out - so if you are the type who tends to be neurotic when it comes to organization and detail, we have a spot for you on our team!!! There is plenty of work to do, as well as having the opportunity to earn specialized Staff and DBAdmin badges that are unavailable through any other means... :)



I'll volunteer.



We will have a chat Versus since i noticed for the PL i have to add games more often then i guessed and not being able to do that will slow the process down alot

 

Edit: keep that soft bone away from me @talonman

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Tag, I'm interested.



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I'm also interested.



German YouTuber and Streamer:
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Good luck to you guys



I'm interested too,but I have a question: The role the GameDB admins will take, it is pre-determined? Or we can choose what exactly role we want it to take the moment we are selected? Or all the admins share the same roles?



Stuart23 said:
I'm interested too,but I have a question: The role the GameDB admins will take, it is pre-determined? Or we can choose what exactly role we want it to take the moment we are selected? Or all the admins share the same roles?

When you join. You do what role you want, there will be times when I select a few of you for certain things like xxx admin do games 1-10 in the U.S. pre order charts or 11-20 or just add game xyz but for the most part you'l be working on whatever role you wish. Wanna just focus on making banners, maybe just making sure upcoming games are all added and correct etc then fine. 



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kirby007 said:

We will have a chat Versus since i noticed for the PL i have to add games more often then i guessed and not being able to do that will slow the process down alot

 

Edit: keep that soft bone away from me @talonman

In your case you're already guaranteed a spot (you get your admin rights closer to the PL launch) but you won't be expected to focus on anything else but the PL. Your role will be exclusively for the PL and that's all I expect of you. 

Last edited by VersusEvil - on 12 March 2018

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