Not to badly, was pretty stressed out up until earlier today, just got my final class for next quarter approved, so I will be DONE with school (and then it's only a matter of finding a job...ha...ha...ha...sigh.)
oh yer i think if someone asks to become a moderator the admins could be like hmm ok whys that person so desprate then lol but yer definetly a time consing job without doubt.
Lol i was gunna say it feels weird not seeing that many admins/generals/ leaders getting involved in the general chit chat on the forums its makes you feel abit hmm awkward when you see them post and you try to talk along with them imo i feel like there a kinda er how can i put it (im not the best at explaining things lol ) a differant platform division or something but anyways its really good to be chatting to an admin like yourself its a very rare oppourtunity
i think that more admins etc should talk more etc and get involved its awesome hearing some of these storys etc
I can get most of my work done in about 15 minutes at this point, unless I'm tracking down issues, or I've let it lapse for a few days (or building a new division, setting everything up takes about 4 hours, if I'm also assigning rights, etc.), but that's one of the reasons I have Leaders provide me with as much information as I do for requests - if I'm given everything, then my workload is chopped in half, and it's a streamline process of see request, find member, make adjustment, close request, message member, (to welcome them or congratulate a new promotion, etc). The last part isn't necessary, but otherwise I have very little communication with general members, and I scare them when I pop up on their discussions. There are so darn few of us who are still around from when I first joined, I don't want to be that "crazy lady in the attic" administrator. (Ok, so maybe the crazy part is inevitable....)
And I just had to split this, because I wrote too much. Oi....
It's kind of the same rule as a lot of other forums operate with when people are interested in becoming a moderator, the number one way to NOT become is to ask.
It's not quite true in the Clan, because our admins are not just forum Administrators. At least with the current set up, we normally are also involved with other areas, ie, the Site, Servers, Business, etc. We have access to almost all resources, so not only do we have to know how to use them (and don't get me wrong, we're all still learning, lol), but we also have to be damn trustworthy. I don't think there's a single Admin who's been with the clan for less than 3 years. We also all serve on the Executive Team in some fashion, (my Documentation role, for example, or Gypsy's Marketing role).
It is incredibly time consuming without a doubt, but it's also what you make of it.
i remember when i was first recruited think pretty much a couple moths after the cod4 xbox division was set up and there was absoluly no clear leader at all and practices were very messed up no organization whatso ever,
Yer definetly having DJ as my mentor is definetly a godsend especially being a close friend you get taught these lil things etc etc and yano armaggedon when he was here was also a great add on to our division back then as he was also an awesome general.
Also how does one go about becoming an admin xD lol that would be very very time comsuiming indeed lol
We have a few extra options in the backend. I actually tried to go change that on my account a few days ago..heh. Apparently, in the meantime, one of the boys decided to lock my account down as a protected admin (so incase of something happening, my account can't be deleted, yadda). Need to get Rip to fix it for me I guess, LOL.
RE: Leader, my god do I not miss that, lol. There are times you feel like you're being used like a therapist for everyone in the division, or the mom/dad, or a teacher. You had a good trainer in DJ though, so I think you and Asch got a great division to work with. When I first became a Leader, we hadn't had a proper leader in about two months, and we had 45 members, half of whom weren't actually attending practice. After the first month, the division had like, 25 people left. It was crazy. And we didn't have half the resources that we do now, hell, we were JUST talking about writing the Handbook back then, lol!