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#6734587 Sep 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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CORP! You've spoken and we're listening. Recent discussion of shortcomings of CORP (lack of contact with support staff, need for more day to day activity, need for more inclusiveness) have prompted the moderation staff to create a new position in CORP: COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS!



This is your chance to get involved and give back to your fellow RPers. The role of Community Organizers will be to foster an atmosphere of friendliness and inclusivity. Any member of CORP can apply for this position if they feel they will be able to do the following:

1) Help welcome and integrate new/returning/existing members into the game/RP/community. The biggest complaint we saw was people feeling that the community had segregated itself into cliques or that they didn't feel involved with CORP as a whole. People feeling 'out of the loop' need only contact a community organizer who will take them under their wing and help them out with what they need to do to get the most fun out of CO, RP and CORP. This can range from discussing character concepts, help with learning lore, help with builds/game mechanics, help organizing or finding RP and just help making friends!

2) Maintain a presence in CORP (and related channels) on a consistent basis. This doesn't mean you need to be online 24/7 or put in X amount of hours a day/week/whatever. It only means you need to be available in-game/via XMPP chat for your fellow CORPers to stay in touch with consistently. For myself personally, the times I've felt most included in CORP have been when I can log in and see all the regulars chatting. Community Organizers will be there to provide that level of regular contact.

3) Set an example for RP and behavior in CORP. Community Organizers need to be open and friendly. Your attitude should reflect what you want CORP to be: Active, fun and available to everyone. Throw events, create random RP, call people together for IC/OOC gatherings.

4) Keep in touch with the moderation staff. CORP mods try their best to keep an eye on the channel and make sure everyone is abiding by the code of conduct but they're only human and have lives that distract them from this. If there's a problem in the channels that concerns people and requires moderation, just give the mods a poke or document the incident for the mods to deal with when the get back. While this part sounds kind of Big Brother-ish, that's far from the intent. A lot of the time the mods miss the beginning or ALL of an incident and are forced to fall back on second or third hand accounts of the problem. This makes it extremely difficult to track and resolve these issues for us. Community Organizers will react as a reliable source of unbiased and neutral information on these incidents so that they can be resolved easily and with respect to all parties involved.

5) Community Organizers to be positive and patient. This is perhaps the most important trait of all. In the course of this new job, you will likely be forced to deal with people or problems that aren't necessarily your cup of tea. You need to be able to take this in stride and help in spite of that. Remember that everyone has to start from somewhere, help your fellow CORPers get to that sweet spot where they can feel included and they they raise the level of discourse in the community. No playing of favorites here, you need to be available to everyone.

If you feel you can do all this and want sincerely to help alleviate the problems we all see in CORP rather than simply point them out, reply here saying so or send me a private message. There's no obligation to stay on for any set amount of time, whenever you feel like you don't have the time or energy to do this you may bow out without incident.

In addition to the new Community Organizer roles, we are still taking applications for CORP moderators and plan to appoint at least 1-3 new mods. The rest of this thread is open to replies about applying to be an organizer or further suggestions to make this new initiative more helpful/more of what YOU want.
#6734591 Sep 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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I'm assuming if you have no clue what XMPP chat means you likely shouldn't apply? Or you should but read up on that first?

'cause I know nuffink.
#6734620 Sep 18, 2012 at 03:08 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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Wait...I could do more of what I already do, but also have a professional sounding title?

I'm all for it, Quimp. Lay it on me!
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#6734628 Sep 18, 2012 at 03:09 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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#6734591 Hatman wrote:

I'm assuming if you have no clue what XMPP chat means you likely shouldn't apply?



Not at all. It's merely a suggestion for maintaining a presence. All gold members have access to XMPP chat via PTS. Do a google search for Champions Online and XMPP/jabber. The defacto clients at the moment are pidgin and trillian.

#6734620 The Fun Police wrote:

Wait...I could do more of what I already do, but also have a professional sounding title? \r\n\r\nI'm all for it, Quimp. Lay it on me!



YUP.

Honestly, we noticed a lot of people who do this kind of thing ALREADY but were obviously hesitant about being thrust into an authority role like moderator. As a community organizer you're only job is FUN and the production of it.
#6734705 Sep 18, 2012 at 03:27 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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That's pretty much me word for word. While I applied for mod, I really didn't feel I could properly fill the position. This, however, is definitely my bag of chips.
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#6734712 Sep 18, 2012 at 03:28 PM
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lets do this
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#6734875 Sep 18, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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I am Sprawler and I approve of this recruitment pitch.
#6735268 Sep 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM
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I like everything in this idea forever

My opinion has not been influenced by the presence of fantastic facial hair.
#6735276 Sep 18, 2012 at 05:39 PM
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Very well done, OP. I do like this idea very much, I just don't know if that's something I can personally commit to right now.

I do have some minor things I want to work on to sort of help the community, though.
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#6735304 Sep 18, 2012 at 05:48 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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Not having the title doesn't mean that you can't do anything. It just means that those who want to know what the 6th letter of the alphabet is going on up in herrrrrrrre have a resource to consult.

And those of us who don't can point in these people's direction.
#6736979 Sep 19, 2012 at 04:24 AM
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I'd throw my hat in as I've filled a role like that in the past though in an entirely unofficial capacity but I'm concerned primarily that I don't have reliable access to xmpp that can show actual channels *shakes fist at Apple* and spend most of my time doing things and in places where I'm lucky to have any signal at all. When I can I *do* things but without anything remotely like consistent availability I don't think it'd be the best idea to put myself up as a resource when I'm sometimes unavailable such a great deal of time.

At the very least I've decided to go back to the old Nef as much as I can, having taken some time and looked at things from a different light after some recent events. Whether or not I'm wearing a shiny anything doesn't really matter, as I said my main concern is being listed as a resource when my availability is unpredictable and rare. I am pretty good about forum pms at least I can check those a couple times a day barring unforeseeable circumstances. And I'm trying to be more vocal in the channel(s) when I -am- home.

Of course when I get a new laptop in one-two months that might alleviate the xmpp access issue, nothing to be done about the internet access issue really however.

I'll leave it up to those with long memories to determine whether to list me or not and just say that I am willing to make the effort again.

And now it's time to drive 1023ish miles in a day or so, later folks.


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#6737371 Sep 19, 2012 at 06:16 AM
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I would volenteer, I really really would. But recent lifey type things and my start into student life means that my free time might shrink massively.

Still, I really love the idea.
#6737580 Sep 19, 2012 at 07:15 AM
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I think this is a great idea and I'm really glad to have mods of this standard on CORPS. Normally, I'd also jump at the chance to contribute in any manner possible, however as of now I suffer from the same thing that Tenthyr above, namely Student life. Not only that, but I've also recently moved out of my parents' house, so I've got a lot to deal with in real life.

As such, I simply don't believe I'll have the commitment required for an awesome title at the moment. With that said, I still think this is a great idea and I might consider apllying myself, once I've got the rest of my life in order.
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#6740533 Sep 19, 2012 at 06:42 PM
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We're glad to see people responding positively to this! We understand that RL happens, so if you're willing but unable to make the commitment at the moment, the position will be waiting for you!

Fr those of you who CAN and are maybe hesitant, I urge you to consider what this means in practical terms. It'll help you to get introduced to the new folks at well. If you've been around for awhile but felt a bit shy, this cold be your chance to put yourself out there AND help fellow CORPers tat may feel a bit overwhelmed about the awesome they're contributing to.

Also we'll have special meetings and free hats.


CORP Helpers wore bigger helper hats to make it clear who they were in antiquity.


CORP Helpers were very helpful in getting someone the latest styles.


This is a position with a rich history* that YOU will help shape, which will in turn shape the CORP experience not only for yourselves, but for the countless people you're helping! Sign up today!

* rich history to be created by you.
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#6740553 Sep 19, 2012 at 06:48 PM
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You had me at big hats


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#6740761 Sep 19, 2012 at 08:08 PM
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I'm making a hat costume as we speak.
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#6740994 Sep 19, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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Just a heads up for those that have signed up so far: We're going to try to have a little "orientation" meeting for all y'all sometime next week just to give you a better idea of your new position and also to wine and dine you lavishly.

For the rest of you:

SIGN UP NAO
#6741418 Sep 20, 2012 at 01:18 AM
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I'll never sign up. You don't know what will happen if I get even the smallest bit of power.
#6741722 Sep 20, 2012 at 03:34 AM
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Aight I think I'mma get this just so I can wear a hat over my hat.
#6743866 Sep 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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