Amanda / Briea.
Moderator Date Registered:
Dec. 18 2011Roleplaying Experience:
7+ yearsStaff Experience:
6+yearsÖ. Iíve had many yearsí experience at moderating and adminíing sites. Iíve worked on several different types of forums. Iíve even run several of my own sites for role play. Iím experienced in moving threads, editing, graphic, and html coding. INTERVIEW;How do you feel about staff members bickering between each other?
I feel the same about bickering between staff as I do between members of the site bickering, itís uncalled for. Everyone should be able to have an adult discussion and not bicker or argue. Everyoneís point of view has is valid. Just because you donít agree with something someone said, doesnít mean that anyone is wrong. A compromise can be found for everything.
Things that would lead to bickering are usually things that can be worked out. If youíre not willing to work things out, discuss them like an adult, find a middle ground or be willing to concede certain points for the overall good of the site, then that is a bigger issue than all the bickering in the world. I also feel like if there is an issue between staff members that would lead to such an outcome it should be handled privately or taken to Bridget to mediate the situation if itís site related. Sometimes a neutral set of eyes on an issue can find that compromise that you couldnít.How do you feel about staff members gossiping about other members?
I think there are two kinds of gossip. Thereís the bad kind, where you are saying unpleasant things about other members, which of course is wrong. Then thereís the good kind, where youíre giving praise and discussing possibly doing something for said member to recognize them and what they did to earn it. With that personal distinction made, let me say that the bad kind of gossiping is unacceptable.
Now, donít get me wrong. There are times where issues have to be discussed and addressed. That I donít feel falls under gossiping, it falls under doing your job. If youíre just sitting around talking about people and things you donít like about so and so, then thatís not a good thing. We all have people we donít like but in a leadership position, you canít let that affect you or your choices. How many warnings should a member receive before it's acceptable to ban them?
To be honest, I think it depends on what theyíve done to get warned. If theyíre flaming and hurting peopleís feelings publicly then I think thatís a one warning type of thing. Do it again and youíre gone. If itís something that could be a simple misunderstanding, then more than one is acceptable. Itís hard to set a hard limit when situations vary.
Iíd say just for general situations, that three is fair. I can see someone breaking a rule once by accident. Twice, if it was a while, maybe they forgot, but three? Thatís just too much. You also have to consider the amount of time between offences as well. If someone got a warning for something two years ago, then another one and the third falls four years after the original, that might be time to take into consideration the severity of the offence. There are things that should be full out ban the first time it happens, like being excessively vulgar and discriminating to any given member for no reason. It would also depend on the other members of the staffs opinions, especially where repeat offenders are concerned.What do you think makes a role playing board successful?
There are many factors that make an RP board successful. The staff and the members being the most important. The staff sets the example for the rest of the board to follow. The members, including the staff, are the biggest influence on new members. Members who are happy on a forum, enjoy other members company and can feel comfortable interacting with new people are essential to success. If there is a calm and welcoming atmosphere them more new people are likely to come and stay. The staff is key in setting up that atmosphere. They canít be intimidating or hard to approach. They have to be welcoming and open to new ideas.
New ideas are also important too. If your site doesnít always have something fresh and new going on, itíll get stagnant and people will leave. You have to have active people to have a viable forum. New threads starting up, new games, new features on the site all drive new traffic into the site. Not only via search engines and top rp sites, but also word of mouth. People telling friends about your site is, just like for businesses, a key to success. The better atmosphere you can create the more successful your site will be.How would you describe your attitude towards other people?
I would say my attitude towards others is good. I enjoy a good joke and love to laugh. I try to treat everyone as equally as possible. I believe in encouraging people and pointing out the good when I can. I'm great listener and enjoy meeting new people. I prefer to do for others then to do for myself. Making others happy, makes me happy. Additional Comments:
Thanks for taking a look. I'm more then happy to help out anyway I can.