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Smod/Admin accessibility. A suggestion.

Discussion in 'Questions & Complaints' started by sunshine and gasoline, Jul 28, 2005.

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  1. sunshine and gasoline

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    I know there is a members suggestion thread but this way smods/admins can see it easier and adress if this is possible or just a bad idea.

    Ok, since that thread about making a better system for knowing who the mods were and how to contact them.

    Here is my suggestion. This suggestion might not be technically possible and might be a pain in the ass to do, if so feel free to ignore this and trash it. This suggestion is for making it easier to contact smods and admins so that you can ask for specific things through PM. This suggestion is basically to forward which Smods/admins are online so that you can contacts them about your forum related troubles.

    Here is the suggestion.



    Also maybe make it so that instead of seeing their profiles when you klick the name, it would automatically initiate a PM to the smod/admin you klicked.

    Now is this possible to do or is it a bad idea?
     
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  2. DOK

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    Thats a pretty good idea but you can tell who the admins and smods are becuase there usernames are bold.but then agian, n00bs might not know that :oh
     
  3. skmt999

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    Yeah, noobs usually don't know that, and the bold isn't amzaingly easy to see, like sticking the mod types in their own section would be.
     
  4. Shunsui Supporting Staff

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    That would be really convenient, but it's not possible. I'll look into getting the "S&G RULES" though.
     
  5. Blue Supporting Staff Retired Staff

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    I'm not one of the Technotard admins, but my guess is that it's not really possible. NN would be a better person to comment.

    EDIT: ^ and there he is.
     
  6. occasionalutopia

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    The next best thing would be to give mods obnoxious colours like Kiri no Kunoichi or Spectrum or Justice, but that might be ... obnoxious :oh
     
  7. sunshine and gasoline

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    Ok, thanks for the reply.

    I supected that it might not be possible. I guess this can be trashed now. Feel free.

    :knk

    EDIT:
    Occa: It's better to not know who the smods/admins are than have those colors cutting inside my eyes. :p
    =====
    Oh reaaally? What's wrong with TenshiOni and Kagakusha? :p You currently have one of my favourite Ryan Adams songs in your sig, btw.
     
  8. KK

    Wow, that would solve all of the annoying gnats' problems with mod confusion. I see it's not possible, but good suggestion e-hubby. :glomp
     
  9. occasionalutopia

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  10. KK

    I think you just induced a seizure upon me. :(
     
  11. sunshine and gasoline

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    *IP-bans mom occa*

    *molests e-lover while everyone is looking at the sign*
     
  12. Blue Supporting Staff Retired Staff

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  13. occasionalutopia

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    ^__^ In this instance, occa bristles @ unnecessarily derogatory categorising.

    And in conclusion ... it's a good suggestion sun, but we're not hax enough for it .__.
     
  14. sunshine and gasoline

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    Well the first two years of my university education that I'm starting now at the end of august are dedicated to web programming. Who knows I might learn how to do stuff like that. I hope. Maybe then I could figure something out for you.

    Or why not check if there is anybody on the forums who knows stuff like this?
     
  15. Toiletnojutsu

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    -.-

    I thought mashy was a mod once. But thats just me beeing :omg again.

    You can have a mod banner/sig or something. But then again, after like three seconds you will get sick of it and change it.
     
  16. Crowe

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    Can i be undercover mod? Like one of those that pretends to be a normal user then busts random ugly people and bans them? Remove the italic from my nick and change my titel to 'not a moderator undercover that busts random ugly people and bans them'?

    BTT: I Dont really like the idea but hey.
     
  17. occasionalutopia

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    pek, stop drinking :oh

    That's what NN is for :p If NN says it can't be done, chances are it can't. If mbxx (supporting admin who handles our tech stuff) says it can't be done, it definitely can't be done :p

    Hmm ... like this? |\^__^/|



    ...

    I could see how that wouldn't work for me, at least :p
     
  18. Stealth Tomato

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    You could sort the users by usergroup and then by username.
     
  19. sunshine and gasoline

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    Would I be the "S&G RULES" usergroup? :amuse
     
  20. Gooba

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    You could do that yourself, I did about a week ago. You just need some trickery.

    I think a good way to let everyone know which smods/admins are online would be to have a link on the front page, that says "View Forum Leaders" which takes you to a big page that has nothing but a list of the mods/admins/smods, and a big light next to their names which tell you if they are online or not. NN, do you think it is possible to make something like that?

    Actually, is it possible to move that and the "Mark Forums Read" links to the top of the forums list? That way more people would see it. Way too many people are ignorant to it, and I think that is just because it is down so low.
     
  21. TheMexicanKingVII

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    Well SAG it's possible to do that, but you would be better off contacting the coder of the site and the forum to do so. I could some of my friends (since I suck at coding real bad but I understand most of it) to write up some code. It wouldn't be too much of a hassle unless the forum coder is extremely lazy. What Gooba proposes is also very possible to do, both are great ideas.

    I kind of like both, both should probably be coded in.

    I'm guessing this is what gooba is envisioning



    They were both great ideas and both can be coded in.
     
  22. Gooba

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    Ummm, my suggestion exists right now, and has since the forum began.



    Kakagusha

    I just like how half [/exagguration] of the complains and suggestions here already are solved with that page.
     
  23. TheMexicanKingVII

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    :shoked

    Now I just feel like a complete dumb fuck.

    :(


    :: puts the thunderbird back in the cabinet::
     
  24. Gooba

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    A ton of people don't see it, which is one the only reason I think it should be on top of the forum.
     
  25. Stealth Tomato

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    You killed the joke at the end.
    You make little Vashy cry. :crying
     
  26. Gooba

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    Apparently not, I still tricked the Mexican King.
     
  27. TheMexicanKingVII

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    This hasn't really been my day on reading.
     
  28. KK

    zOMG NUUUUUUU! ;____; *pets*

    *runs Goober over with fighter jet*
     
  29. sunshine and gasoline

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    My suggestion is because of the newbies, not because of harcore members. I myself know how to contact mods through the forum leaders page. I know who to bicth to when I have a problem.

    But, the fact still remains.

    It took me a month to actually find that page. Not to mention that I didn't know what the "Akatsuki" stood for, for even longer. I tought Akatuki were harcore members or maybe a group like Shannaro for a very long time.
     
  30. TheMexicanKingVII

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    Aren't Akatsukis section mods or admins.
     
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