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Obsolete Admins & Mods : who does what at JREF ?

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Maciamo

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Many members have wondered and asked who did what behind the scenes of JREF. In an effort of transparency, and to make it easier to contact the right admin, I will briefly explain who is in charge of what between Thomas and I.

Thomas

In charge of :

- technical issues, such as server problems, forum upgrades, plug-ins and hacks, such as the chat, or new functionalities (e.g. infraction system)
- JREF Directory
- Japan Banner Exchange
- Topsites Japan
- JREF Awards
- JREF Classifieds


Maciamo

In charge of :

- site design in general (drop menus, Flash maps, etc.)
- writing content articles outside the forum
- keeping the forum alive and create controversy ( 😊 )
- uploading new avatars, smileys or regional flags on the forum
- create new categories on the forum and gallery, and reorganise all the threads/photos to the right categories from time to time.
- JREF shop
- advertising & finance


Shared responsibility of all admins and moderators

- ban spammers, trolls and trouble-makers
- delete spam and very offensive threads (and occasionally offtopic, flaming or irrelevant posts)
- move threads to the right category/subforums in posted in the wrong one
- close threads that have gone out of hand
- split threads going offtopic (mostly done by Maciamo)
- merge similar threads (rare)
- give warnings or infractions to people not respecting the forum rules
- check multi-account abuses (automatically found by the forum script, but merger or deletion of accounts can only be done by a Team Member)
- check for flag location abuses


Please note that the responsibilities of the admins and mods are part and parcel of the moderation process. Please refrain from criticising or abusing admins/mods who follow these guidelines.
 

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- check multi-account abuses (automatically found by the forum script, but merger or deletion of accounts can only be done by a Team Member)

hey hey where can we view this, ive always had to do it manually.
 

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Thank you Maciamo, for opening this thread, as I feel that much transparancy is a healthy thing. In the inner chambers of my heart, I will nevertheless reveal, I would have hoped (and this is simply a concept) that Thomas would have opened such a thread, however.

AND...then a question for you Maciamo san...
Please refrain from criticising or abusing admins/mods who follow these guidelines.
(bold mine)

What are we of the on-line community to have in regardsto handling those team members who abuse these guidlines or powers--a charge I would never level against Thomas, of course? Is there any thing on this matter? This is also of grave concern, my fellow communal citizen. 👍 :)
 
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Thank you very much for the clarification.👍

However, I still cannot figure out who is responsible of "Buddy / Ignore Lists". I really need to add someone on my list and have already tried once but failed with some reason. And I would appreciate it so much if the settings there would be changed a bit.

So, who shall I ask to do that or at least ask to inform me if the change is possible or not?
 

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Thank you very much for the clarification.👍

However, I still cannot figure out who is responsible of "Buddy / Ignore Lists". I really need to add someone on my list and have already tried once but failed with some reason. And I would appreciate it so much if the settings there would be changed a bit.

So, who shall I ask to do that or at least ask to inform me if the change is possible or not?

You can ignore/buddy everyone that you want to, EXCEPT: Moderators and Admins.

This will not be changed, I think.

For example: You put me on your ignore list, and than you will post something wrong (let's say a link to the new Spiderman movie, a Torrent) as a moderator I am the one to tell: "you shouldn't do that anymore you bad girl" , but if I am on your ignore list... how can you see that?

(so that's as far as I know one of the reasons that it will probably won't be changed, SORRY😌)
 

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hey hey where can we view this, ive always had to do it manually.

In the Multiple Account Alerts in the Staff Exchange.

However, I still cannot figure out who is responsible of "Buddy / Ignore Lists". I really need to add someone on my list and have already tried once but failed with some reason. And I would appreciate it so much if the settings there would be changed a bit

This, along with all other technical problems, such as not being able to upload an avatar, is part of Thomas' field of expertise.
 
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You can ignore/buddy everyone that you want to, EXCEPT: Moderators and Admins.

I doubt that she wanted to add a mod/admin, otherwise there would have been an explicit message saying that mods/admins cannot be in the ignore list. What's more she also referred to the buddy list, and there is no restriction for mods/admins. So it must be a technical issue.
 

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haha oh yeah :p but that thing is broken, it hasnt gone off in over a month.
Then we should ask Thomas. He was the one to implement it, and he is the one who knows how it functions. I personally rarely check these alerts... Maybe it took too much server power and was disabled on purpose ?
 

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Just in case you haven't seen.....

JREF's team has a car they use to get from trouble post to trouble post!

Uncle Frank caught it on camera while they were getting donuts!

😊
 
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