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Hello again VGC!

In addition to our newest moderator, Hiku, the team has undergone several other changes. Many of you probably know Miguel_Zorro. He was Head Mod from 2015 until now. We'd like to thank Miguel for his services and look forward to any guidance he may give the current team going forward. To get everyone caught up, Ryuu96 and myself have taken on the role as Head Moderators and will continue to serve the site the best that we can. We also work very closely with Machina, TalonMan, and Trunks to continue to bring you site fixes, updates, etc, etc. Thank you to everyone else who has had a massive impact on the current climate (this includes our Beta Testers and GameDB Staff)!

Coming back to The Mod Team, we will also be changing how new moderators are hired. Instead of a grand application process, we're going to bring things back to a time of hand picking at the right moment (much like the days of Naznatips' role as Head Mod). We feel that it is easier to make it happen and we have quite a bit of moderators on the site. This does not mean that you can't reach out to us and inquire about a position, but the application process will be altered in favor of this old & new system.

Next, perhaps you've been keeping up with our site updates. Thanks to heavy input from Ryuu, we worked with Talon to bring Shortcuts to VGC (more on that here: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240139&page=1#) What does this mean for mods? Well, if there is a Thread Warning, for example, instead of having to scroll through said thread to see it, you can click the 'Shortcuts' button at the top and it'll take you directly to the post. This way, there's more transparency and it gives everyone a chance to be on the same page. Just one of a few administrative changes headed to the site (more on that in a later topic)!

On behalf of The Mod Team, I'd like to thank you!

(CGI-QUALITY & RYUU 96)

@axumblade

@Bristow9091 

@cycycychris 

@Hiku 

@Pemalite 

@the-pi-guy 

@PwerlvlAmy 

@Raven 

@think-man 

@trasharmdsister12 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Keep it civil, though! :)

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 19 May 2019

                                                                                                             

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Miguel_Zorro hadn't been active for quite a long time. Was kinda wondering if any official change would be made. Happy trails to him. Hopefully he will return to the site in some capacity in the future.

Regarding the new mod recruitment method of "hand picking at the right moment": Are you simply going to ask a person if interest when a position becomes available? Or is there more to it than that?

^^ Oh, hello!



Chinese food for breakfast

 

COKTOE said:

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Miguel_Zorro hadn't been active for quite a long time. Was kinda wondering if any official change would be made. Happy trails to him. Hopefully he will return to the site in some capacity in the future.

Regarding the new mod recruitment method of "hand picking at the right moment": Are you simply going to ask a person if interest when a position becomes available? Or is there more to it than that?

^^ Oh, hello!

We'll reach out to users we feel could be a good fit for a mod and let them go through some form of recruiting procedure if they work out!



                                                                                                             

COKTOE said:

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Miguel_Zorro hadn't been active for quite a long time. Was kinda wondering if any official change would be made. Happy trails to him. Hopefully he will return to the site in some capacity in the future.

Regarding the new mod recruitment method of "hand picking at the right moment": Are you simply going to ask a person if interest when a position becomes available? Or is there more to it than that?

^^ Oh, hello!

Hey Coktoe :)

It's not really a change.  CGI is in charge and has been for a while.  I've been lurking.  Any time CGI or any of the other mods want to @Me in Slack I'll chat with them.



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CGI-Quality said:
COKTOE said:

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Miguel_Zorro hadn't been active for quite a long time. Was kinda wondering if any official change would be made. Happy trails to him. Hopefully he will return to the site in some capacity in the future.

Regarding the new mod recruitment method of "hand picking at the right moment": Are you simply going to ask a person if interest when a position becomes available? Or is there more to it than that?

^^ Oh, hello!

We'll reach out to users we feel could be a good fit for a mod and let them go through some form of recruiting procedure if they work out!

I think it's a solid idea. Streamline the process a bit. It may even encourage members with mod aspirations behave slightly better. Hope it goes smoothly. The only downside is the team may pick someone who isn't interested, or perhaps wouldn't be able to fulfill the duties of a mod for whatever reason(s).

Miguel_Zorro said:
COKTOE said:

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Miguel_Zorro hadn't been active for quite a long time. Was kinda wondering if any official change would be made. Happy trails to him. Hopefully he will return to the site in some capacity in the future.

Regarding the new mod recruitment method of "hand picking at the right moment": Are you simply going to ask a person if interest when a position becomes available? Or is there more to it than that?

^^ Oh, hello!

Hey Coktoe :)

It's not really a change.  CGI is in charge and has been for a while.  I've been lurking.  Any time CGI or any of the other mods want to @Me in Slack I'll chat with them.

Roger roger. I had no idea what was happening. Whether you were on a full hiatus, or simply absent from the site, but still active on the mod discord. Log in once and a while. :)



Chinese food for breakfast

 

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CGI-Quality said:
COKTOE said:

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Miguel_Zorro hadn't been active for quite a long time. Was kinda wondering if any official change would be made. Happy trails to him. Hopefully he will return to the site in some capacity in the future.

Regarding the new mod recruitment method of "hand picking at the right moment": Are you simply going to ask a person if interest when a position becomes available? Or is there more to it than that?

^^ Oh, hello!

We'll reach out to users we feel could be a good fit for a mod and let them go through some form of recruiting procedure if they work out!

I haven't gotten my message yet? 



I think it was Plato who said something like "Those who seek power are the ones least suited to have it." The new method of hiring of moderators seems like a positive change to me. There might be all sorts of chosen ones just going about their days not knowing they have the potential to be the best moderator ever...and don't even bother applying, so bringing attention to the users in particular might get them to give the job another look.

Also best of wishes to Miguel! Hope you enjoy the civilian life, old boss



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