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Reaper man 12-28-2008 10:47 PM

I'll more than likely be rounding up the applicants and start "interviewing" them sometime either later on tonight or tomorrow.

Oh, and to clear up any sort of confusion, this was all my idea from the get go. All Edman did was greenlight it.

Cornellius 12-29-2008 05:15 PM

While I agree that a staff re-organization was necessary, the way it was announced was too aggressive, in my opinion.

You should have kept, let's say, for exemple, the 5 most active ones, instead of deleting all of them. You could have sent them a private message, about a week before doing it, so at least, it wouldn't have been a surprise for them.

Let's not forget, god, not on christmas eve !

Keep in mind that a board with an even number of moderators or administrators can't work.

Azul Fria 12-29-2008 06:52 PM

Good luck with the overhaul. I'm still down for emus for consoles job since I pretty much updated those behind the scenes and got emails from creators on newer updates.

The 9th Sage 12-29-2008 11:32 PM

Yeah, I think we're probably getting down the list now...Brad's been working on it, and I've given my opinion where I can, so hopefully soon we'll have another batch of content mods.

For the records, I agree on what you're saying about the agressiveness (I guess that's the description :P), not much to do about it now I suppose. We all were talking about it on the IA forum, so the people who were here probably knew what was going to happen, or should have anyway, but even so...

Xeon3D 12-30-2008 02:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpaceTiger (Post 85092)
Christmas Eve... that's really cold. I've been helping maintain the database for over 5 years, but since I started the management has done nothing but dig a grave for ZD. Personal or not, I'm not going to waste any more time holding the shovel for you. The next time I get some free time, I'm going to spend it elsewhere.

My thoughts exactly. Specially the parts in bold.
Yet, I didn't "maintain the database", but I surely updated it a lot. And I'm glad that at least part of some of my ideas are being put in use even if with little success. Funny thing is that when I proposed them, nobody understood and preferred to throw rocks at me instead.

Iconoclast 12-30-2008 02:16 AM

I'm glad I'm not being interviewed.

Cornellius 12-30-2008 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeon3D (Post 85293)
... I proposed them, nobody understood and preferred to throw rocks at me instead.

What were/are your ideas ?

Prower 12-31-2008 05:58 PM

I doubt Brad is interested in anyone else's ideas, he's probably too busy gloating over the new-found power he's managed to grab after being a notorious board troll that refused to go away for years.

What happened to all this wonderful "change" that was supposed to happen, Edman? Oh wait, you can't talk to him either because he never actually -looks- at the boards.

To all the friends that I've met over the years, it's been wonderful being with you, even through some of the up's and down's in my moderator's position, but this is going to be my last visit. My private messaging is set to e-mail me so that I don't have to browse here again, if you must get in contact with me then I'd suggest that way.

Good luck, you're going to need it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cornellius (Post 85298)
What were/are your ideas ?


The 9th Sage 01-01-2009 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeon3D (Post 85293)
My thoughts exactly. Specially the parts in bold.
Yet, I didn't "maintain the database", but I surely updated it a lot. And I'm glad that at least part of some of my ideas are being put in use even if with little success. Funny thing is that when I proposed them, nobody understood and preferred to throw rocks at me instead.

It really should have been done with more tact (or differently in the first place) but I think the plan is to hire back people who had content mod positions and still want to have them (by all means, PM me about that). I also apologize to those who's feelings were hurt by it. It really is not anything personal, I swear to you.

Cornellius 01-01-2009 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The 9th Sage (Post 85351)
It really should have been done with more tact (or differently in the first place) but I think the plan is to hire back people who had content mod positions and still want to have them (by all means, PM me about that). I also apologize to those who's feelings were hurt by it. It really is not anything personal, I swear to you.


But the problem remains: some people will still come only for the title of content manager on ZD, and you'll still end up many inactive content managers (Not saying that all the previous ones were inactive). My two big concerns are:

- The way it has been announced
- Why demote all the staff ?

Not to say bad things about the previous managers, some of 'em were doing a great job, but the problems isn't only who is a manager, but more on the procedure used to hire them.

As for the users ideas, post them in the suggestions board, and see the community's reaction, before denying them. Put them through a vote. Here's the importance on having an odd number of mods/managers.


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