"Baron Trying To Not Be A Shitter" Edition
I was mulling over what to say here to explain myself, but I realized it all sounded like pathetic excuse-making. Suffice to say, I've been negligent, and I want to try and fix that, for both the board's sake and my own. Any of you who are still here and still want to make this board good again, I humbly request your aid in that endeavor.
On that note, the following seem to be the biggest topics to address at the moment:
The overall opinion seems to be that we want Volunteers, especially in the wake of recent spam problems. I think most people would agree that just handing out power to anyone who asks isn't the best idea though, so the question of how to go about selecting people comes up. What traits should we be looking for? How can we judge people on them prior to taking them on as Volunteers? The ideal would be to just observe activity for a reasonable period and then pluck good users without warning to elevate them to modhood, but that's unfeasible for a number of reasons: 1) There's not nearly enough activity here at the moment to get a good idea of people's behavior, 2) I have no way of contacting people privately without them offering contact info, and 3) There's no telling if they'd even want the job. I feel like to some extent I'm going to need to take, as the name suggests, volunteers for the Volunteer position just as a practical matter. Thoughts?
We've lost a LOT of users, I know this for a fact. There's really no avoiding that we need a fresh influx, but I've been hesitant to just bring in people at random for similar reasons to my hesitation in bringing on new staff. Asking people to slowly introduce trusted partners one at a time obviously didn't work out though, so maybe we need to be shooting wider? If so, where? I'm hesitant about F-List considering who came from there, but maybe that was just bad luck and you all have met decent folks there? What other places are there? Thoughts or ideas, please.
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