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Re-organization of the Forum Helpers Group

Alright so I've decided I've had enough with the current way the forum helpers run, and so I decided to write up my own draft to go over that. So here is it: The Forum Helpers Re-organization Act.

Essentially this would make Forum Helpers an Elected office, and would call for the recreation of Forum Helpers.

I was planning on waiting a few weeks, but I decided that now is the time.

Now is the time to make sure that the Forum Helpers are actually helping the community

Now is the time to allow all SS users to have a say in how the Forum is run(at least on a smaller level)

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RE: Re-organization of the Forum Helpers Group

Why the hate against us poor forum helpers? WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THIS?

I'd be more interested if mods were elected...like I've been saying for a while. Course I don't even know who's a mod, admin or helper.

Edit:Wowza. That's quite a list for people who's powers are limited to splitting,locking,stickying(I believe) and unapproving.

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No. Waaaay too complex for my old little brain to understand. Keep things simple.

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RE: Re-organization of the Forum Helpers Group

I'd rather we not have any more forum helpers that feel the need to do anything with their powers other than to move spam or sticky threads

Quote:No. Waaaay too complex for my old little brain to understand. Keep things simple.

What is so gawt dam hard to understand about a system where the admins choose two helpers, and the users 3.
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Quote:What is so gawt dam hard to understand about a system where the admins choose two helpers, and the users 3.
Oh, is that how it works? Thanks for the summary, I didn't have the mental capacity to read the legalese version.

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(10-09-2014 11:11 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  
Quote:What is so gawt dam hard to understand about a system where the admins choose two helpers, and the users 3.
Oh, is that how it works? Thanks for the summary, I didn't have the mental capacity to read the legalese version.

You're welcome.

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RE: Re-organization of the Forum Helpers Group

You just jelly that we have the power. The dark side isn't so fun now is it?

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(10-10-2014 01:52 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  You just jelly that we have the power. The dark side isn't so fun now is it?

They won't really ban me anyway, they just split my tirades and then lock 'em so mehmehmeh,... and then suam moah meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh
The jäger might have kicked in.

What the fuck would I use the babby powers for anyway?

Kinda fucking... well, inconsequential
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Our baby powers are awesome OK. I can tag every threads notes with silly vandalism like writing pacman was here so the future generation of mods can look through the notes and see my gift.

I personally take an objective approach. However, we could consider anything that lands in the split discussion section to be injun territory, so it is unwise for the white man to venture through. Makes sense? Probably not.

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RE: Re-organization of the Forum Helpers Group

(10-10-2014 02:59 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Our baby powers are awesome OK. I can tag every threads notes with silly vandalism like writing pacman was here so the future generation of mods can look through the notes and see my gift.

I personally take an objective approach. However, we could consider anything that lands in the split discussion section to be injun territory, so it is unwise for the white man to venture through. Makes sense? Probably not.

"injun" ???
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Drink some more...it may make sense later.

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(10-10-2014 03:27 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Drink some more...it may make sense later.

oh you mean native american.
i can see why you wouldnt want to tell it to me straight

ya racist alien!

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Quote:You're welcome.

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I was actually mostly serious. My brain wants to kill itself when faced with legalese text. I just can't stand it.

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RE: Re-organization of the Forum Helpers Group

Something tells me that the choosing of said helpers would spark some ridiculously obnoxious arguments.

Things are fine at the moment, why is it necessary to "fix" it?
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(10-10-2014 04:53 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  
Quote:You're welcome.

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I was actually mostly serious. My brain wants to kill itself when faced with legalese text. I just can't stand it.

Oh, I'm really used to replying to someone and then them sending a snarky "hurr it wuz sarcaahsm you dumbarse" back at me, but now I just cut out the middleman, 'tis much more easier.
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I find legalese fun. Excessive, but fun.

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Split posts to Split Discussions. Discuss it there:
http://forums.school-survival.net/forumd...php?fid=53

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...why not just bring back mods as opposed to the forum helpers group? Serious question. Are we going to claim something about the potential of abuse?

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(10-10-2014 10:03 AM)N.R. Wrote:  ...why not just bring back mods as opposed to the forum helpers group? Serious question. Are we going to claim something about the potential of abuse?

Mods also kind-of exist.

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Assume forum helpers temporary position to vet potential mods. Make brain admin. Make everyone else forum helper. Eliminate forum helpers.

Its practically win-win! Biggrin

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