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the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« on: September 09, 2008, 07:39:41 PM »

Hi all,

Yes, I'm working on some different things in the background.  All will be revealed in time.

While I'm waiting for some paperwork to complete, I figured I'm shameless steal an idea and start this thread up.

It's just like any other "ask X" or "Ask the Moderators" thread.  The usual rules apply.

Let's get this train rolling.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 07:42:58 PM »

mine is cooler though.

what qualifications would one need to be a mod(silly question, i know)?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 07:46:18 PM »

How old are you?

How long have you been here at the forums?

How long have you been attending fanime?

Do I know you?

What are you doing right now?

Why?

Is it fun?

Do you enjoy your position?

Do you enjoy your job?

Do you enjoy your life?

Milkshakes or doughnuts?

What is your fave tv show?

Why?

What is your favorite character?

Tea or Coffee?

What's on your playlist?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 07:49:45 PM »

mine is cooler though.

Of course it is. :)

what qualifications would one need to be a mod(silly question, i know)?

I'm changing the rules for moderation soon.  I'll announce it in full as soon as some paperwork comes in.  This is related to the changes already visible on the boards.

That said, all I'm really looking for is "willingness to be a moderator", "ability to make rational decisions", "ability to keep things interesting".  Maybe "ability to not be stupid", although I don't know if that's a deal breaker.

Posting history is mostly unimportant; I'm actually looking to hire some moderators who have previously only lurked.  

To be fair, most new moderators will only be responsible for one or two of the boards at most.   But I think there's a reasonable model in there.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 07:55:36 PM »

How old are you?
28.7

How long have you been here at the forums?
Since 2002 or 2003.  I don't think I was on the invision board.

How long have you been attending fanime?
Since 1998.

Do I know you?
Probably not.

What are you doing right now? Why?
I am answering this post, because it's an interesting list.

Is it fun?
I wouldn't do it if I didn't think it was interesting.

Do you enjoy your position?
At Fanime?  I like what I do.

Do you enjoy your job?
My day job?  I like what I do there too.

Do you enjoy your life?
I'll say yes.

Milkshakes or doughnuts?
Milkshakes

What is your fave tv show? Why?
Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe.  It's an honest show, information, interesting, without pandering or exaggerating.

What is your favorite character?
I'm thinking Big Bird.

Tea or Coffee?
Coffee.

What's on your playlist?
Right now, it's a little Jonathan Coulton, some music from Burnout 3, and an assortment of tracks from The Price is Right.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 08:04:22 PM »

The Price is Right has a soundtrack?

You're not talking about the tv show, are you?

Are you a Pirate or a Ninja?

Why?

Got an fancy weapons?

What are they?

Do you like Poi?

Glowing Poi or Fire Poi?

Have you ever walked over coal?

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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 08:09:10 PM »

sysadmin, no offense, but looking for a moderator on these boards amongst the common posters would be a scary thought.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 08:13:07 PM »

sysadmin, no offense, but looking for a moderator on these boards amongst the common posters would be a scary thought.
depends on who you are looking at.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 08:26:53 PM »

depends on who you are looking at.

No...No sir, I just don't buy it.


As for a question, how about:

Will the site titles for post count ever be changed? I think I have the best one out of all of them at 86's posts and that's not saying much

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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 08:38:04 PM »

sysadmin, no offense, but looking for a moderator on these boards amongst the common posters would be a scary thought.

Common posters, uncommon posters, non-posters.  All are, in theory, eligible.

Moderator status is not necessarily a permanent role.  I may choose to appoint a moderator for two months on a small forum, as a test drive, for instance.

I am doubtful that I will appoint any global moderators for a while.  But for a forum or two, I see little harm in experimenting.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 08:47:18 PM »

The Price is Right has a soundtrack?  You're not talking about the tv show, are you?
Yes, I'm referring to the TV game show.  I don't have any of the updated music from the Drew Carey version, though.

Are you a Pirate or a Ninja? Why?
I'm going to go with Ninja.  I figure it's because I like to do my work behind the scenes.  I follow a code, even if others may not fully understand it.

Got an fancy weapons? What are they?
I do not current own any weapons, nor anything that really qualifies as 'fancy'.

Do you like Poi?  Glowing Poi or Fire Poi?
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with either the Poi food, or the juggling poi.

Have you ever walked over coal?
I haven't, although I'm quite aware of most of the physics involved.  It's still pretty cool though.


Will the site titles for post count ever be changed? I think I have the best one out of all of them at 86's posts and that's not saying much.
They'll probably change at random.  The general plan is to assign a bunch of nonsense, then change them after I get bored.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2008, 08:58:15 PM »

Can I pick the names for the post count titles? X)

Do you find it frustrating when people don't understand you?

Do you care?

Have you ever worn a kilt?

What's your fave smell?

What's your least fave smell?

Do you like the Drew Carey version of the Price is right? (I don't >:/)

Do you like M*A*S*H?

(if it is) Who's your favorite actor?

What's your fave food?

Fave drink?

Fave beverage?

Did you know there was a difference there?

What should I do for my birthday? (lol, random)
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008, 09:45:02 PM »

Can I pick the names for the post count titles? X)
Probably not yet.  Maybe soon.

Do you find it frustrating when people don't understand you?  Do you care?
95% of the time, if I'm not understood correctly, it's probably my fault.  I try to be precise and clear whenever I need to be serious.  Whether it works, who knows.

Have you ever worn a kilt?
No.  I am not a kilt person.  Some people are.  Not me.

What's your fave smell?
Good food.  Maybe a warm pasta dish.  Or some oxtail soup.

What's your least fave smell?
Poop.  Do I need to elaborate on this?

Do you like the Drew Carey version of the Price is right? (I don't >:/)
I enjoy it, more than the last few years of Barker.  Apparently, there will be some more changes in the near future, so I'm curious to see where it will go.


Do you like M*A*S*H?  (if it is) Who's your favorite actor?
I like it.  It's been a while since I've sat down and watched it, but it was good TV.  Favorite actor on the show, it's close.  I like the personal evolution of Father Mulcahey (William Christopher), but I'll give the nod to Col. Potter (Harry Morgan).  Being in charge of a nut house is something I can identify with.

What's your fave food? 
There's something comforting about a good Chicken Alfredo.

Fave drink?  Fave beverage? Did you know there was a difference there?
I think I missed the differences.  Good drink, depends on my mood.  Something sweet and refreshing, like a Java Chip Frappucino, or a straight chocolate milk.

I don't drink enough alcohol to have a favorite spirit.

What should I do for my birthday? (lol, random)
If you're a grownup, do you really need a special reason to do something awesome?   I'm always a fan of road trips and travelling, and taking the path less taken.

If you're not a grownup, um.. hang out with friends?  Wear a hat?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 09:59:35 PM »

What's your favorite anime?

What's your favorite music?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008, 10:21:28 PM »

What is your favorite type of tea?

How do you like it prepared?

Do you enjoy sitting in a nice comfy seat and drink the certain tea while you read?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 10:35:27 PM »

Has your brain ever exploded from too much paperwork?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008, 10:40:11 PM »

Here's my infamous...

What's your shoe size? :D
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 11:03:53 PM »

What sort of limits are there going to be on sigs, avatars, etc.?

Would you please get rid of the internet drama forum? I think it just encourages drama to take place.

Are you going to post a new Forum Rules thread somewhere? I can't find the old ones anymore.

Are you going to stick around this time, or just vanish in a few weeks?
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 11:19:14 PM »

What sort of limits are there going to be on sigs, avatars, etc.?
This will probably go into the "about" forums for actual discussion.  I don't plan on doing anything major.

Would you please get rid of the internet drama forum? I think it just encourages drama to take place.
It's in the queue for removal.  I'm planning a "Whine about the failures of the 49ers and Raiders" forum instead.

Are you going to post a new Forum Rules thread somewhere? I can't find the old ones anymore.
That's part of the plan.  I want to give some autonomy to other moderators though.  Kind of a dual-federalism thing.

Are you going to stick around this time, or just vanish in a few weeks?
Maybe.  My role as an system administrator is somewhat boring, and I have little need to post.

I get an email anytime anyone hits the report button.  So, the forums are never too far out of my mind.
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Re: the "Ask sysadmin" thread
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 11:29:49 PM »

I have a few serious questions:

Why did you move around all the different forums? I thought they were fine as they were =P. Aesthetics?

Do you have any information on when the new website will be done for Fanime?

I'd like to be a moderator/global mod, as I have a long extensive list of credentials as admin/mods on large boards. How do I apply =)?

I have a few silly questions:

Chicken or Beef?

Giants or A's?

49er's or Raiders? This will determine whether you enjoy inflicting pain upon yourself watching Alex Smith every week or just plain crazy.
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