CB Staff

chausman

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So, for the most part, we all know (or can tell) who the CB staff are. The moderators, Senior Team, Administrators, (and Senior Team Emeritus?). Those people have their position under their name. But, what do those things mean? What is the difference between Mods and Senior Team? And Senior Team Emeritus? Nad, what can they do that everyone else can't do?
 

Van

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Well, I can make your posts go away.
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chausman

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Well, I can make your posts go away.
:twisted:
I know that, I can see the little CBmod under your username. And, I can make it go away too!
 

chausman

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Still doesn't really help...
 

Van

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Well, I can try to help a little. From my end of it, I wqas asked to moderate the Scenery,Props area after I had been here a while. I was extremely active, had a reasonably level head, and a moderate amount of Maturity. As the board was growing so fast there was simply too many posts for Dave to monitor the whole thing by himself. So Dave got the senior team together and started asking folks to help out. Senior team folks really have the most "Power" and are much more involved with Site Mechanics and that kind of stuff. They are like the Presidents and VP's in a big corporation. The Mods are simply mid level managers incharge of keeping their areas clean and flowing. Senior Emeritous is like the retired CEO. If He want's a favor, like borowing the company jet to fly down to Rio for the weekend, he gets it.
 

Footer

Senior Team
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Still doesn't really help...
It goes something like this...
DVSDave-Forum Creator, head admin, server kicker, etc
Abilities include everything, he has the power button.

Senior Team-Derekleffew, Gafftaper, Me-Grumbly old members that are quick to point out the way it used to be done and to complain about the way it is currently done.
Abilities: Most things, including a mean karate chop action

CB Mod-Lots of members-Moderators originally brought on to keep an eye on individual forums around the same time that the TOS was opened up to allow discussions that were then considered unsafe.... they are also quick to point out how horrible your idea is and why their idea is better.
Abilites: Some things, karate chop action is replaced with a spring loaded firing fist.

Senior Team Emeritus-Members that remember when everyone on CB worked for Upstaging, always wanted more ribbons, and scolded a college age DVSDave for attempting to burn down high schools with his stagepin wiring. They have no moderating "abilities", however they rarely have to pick up the tab at the CB Tavern.
 

Anvilx

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Austin,Texas
Still doesn't really help...
Lets say you have a website that lots of people are posting junk to some of its spam, some it isn't, and some of it is just stuff that doesn't belong. Well when it is just you in charge that means that you have to go Moderate it your self and steer the discussion and content of your site in one direction, the direction that your sponsors, users, and you know and expect. Great lets see averaging only a few visitors a week know big deal but what happens when your site starts getting a ton of traffic? There is no way that you as the Admin are going to be able to mess with everything. The solution is to create an Elite task force of demi-admins who can enforce what you and your site stand for, They are the moderators!
So where do you find and train these people well I suppose you could put an ad on craigslist and pay somebody to do it but that costs money and could be messy. Alternatively you could just go and find your best and most dedicated users because they are already active in the community, work for free, and are dedicated...

So what do they actually do? Well that depends because its a volunteer position technically they don't have to do anything. So what do most mods do: ban that Asian guys with bad English hawking Chinese knock offs, delete spam, condense threads, sticky threads, edit posts, delete more spam, post articles, ask thought provoking questions, spark discussion, answer questions, trouble shoot problems, show people how to post images, talk with the admin, ineffectively answer questions about what mods do and delete spam.

Any questions, did I miss anything?
 

chausman

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Lets say you have a website that lots of people are posting junk to some of its spam, some it isn't, and some of it is just stuff that doesn't belong. Well when it is just you in charge that means that you have to go Moderate it your self and steer the discussion and content of your site in one direction, the direction that your sponsors, users, and you know and expect. Great lets see averaging only a few visitors a week know big deal but what happens when your site starts getting a ton of traffic? There is no way that you as the Admin are going to be able to mess with everything. The solution is to create an Elite task force of demi-admins who can enforce what you and your site stand for, They are the moderators!
So where do you find and train these people well I suppose you could put an ad on craigslist and pay somebody to do it but that costs money and could be messy. Alternatively you could just go and find your best and most dedicated users because they are already active in the community, work for free, and are dedicated...

So what do they actually do? Well that depends because its a volunteer position technically they don't have to do anything. So what do most mods do: ban that Asian guys with bad English hawking Chinese knock offs, delete spam, condense threads, sticky threads, edit posts, delete more spam, post articles, ask thought provoking questions, spark discussion, answer questions, trouble shoot problems, show people how to post images, talk with the admin, ineffectively answer questions about what mods do and delete spam.

Any questions, did I miss anything?
I knew what a moderator did, I just didn't know what the senior staff were, and how that changed things.

Thanks
 
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derekleffew

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...I just didn't know what the senior staff were, and how that changed things.
It might help to understand the evolution (intelligent design?) of ControlBooth. Senior Team came first, and were essentially moderators. As the site grew, more monitors were needed, thus the category "CBmods". As Senior Team members retired/wandered away, the no-longer-active were awarded the title Sr. Team Emeritus.

Ninety percent of what we do is spam control, a service that most members seem to appreciate.
 

dvsDave

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The other ten percent of what the Senior Team does is work in the background with myself to guide the site's growth and work to ensure that, even as we grow, the ideals and feel of the CB community are maintained. They are, in some ways, Guardians of the CB you know and love, reigning in some of my more crazy ideas, and helping make sure that the best ideas come to fruition.

Basically, CB would not be what it is today without the tireless dedication of the Senior Team and the CBmods.
 

MrsFooter

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The other ten percent of what the Senior Team does is work in the background with myself to guide the site's growth and work to ensure that, even as we grow, the ideals and feel of the CB community are maintained. They are, in some ways, Guardians of the CB you know and love, reigning in some of my more crazy ideas, and helping make sure that the best ideas come to fruition.

Basically, CB would not be what it is today without the tireless dedication of the Senior Team and the CBmods.
Let's reign it in here, guys, you're starting to make Kyle think he's important.
 

Van

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The other ten percent of what the Senior Team does is work in the background with myself to guide the site's growth and work to ensure that, even as we grow, the ideals and feel of the CB community are maintained. They are, in some ways, Guardians of the CB you know and love, reigning in some of my more crazy ideas, and helping make sure that the best ideas come to fruition.

Basically, CB would not be what it is today without the tireless dedication of the Senior Team and the CBmods.
You can't hear it but I'm humming "America the Beautiful" while I'm reading this!
 

chausman

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Re: New Lighting Blog Series: Types of Units

Fixed because I :hearts: you.
Thats not weird...

See, now that we know who is supposed to do what...:mrgreen:
 

chausman

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Re: New Lighting Blog Series: Types of Units

So, now, why does Arez have The Royal Renaissance Man under his name?
 

erosing

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So, now, why does Arez have The Royal Renaissance Man under his name?
Because I've been here a long time.

Years ago, there we used to have a points/monetary system. You could use it to "purchase" extra things. Adding a title was one of the many options. If you look at all of the other old users, many inactive, there should still be a few others with titles, I can't have been the only person to have one.

For what it's worth, my handle used to be blue as well, that got reverted, unfortunately.