This doesnt really belong in GenDisc but isn't really spam either.. But on my forums, I am creating an official Code of Conduct for staff
Just wondering if you would find this acceptable
Hello Forum Moderator Candidate!
We are glad that you have taken interest in being staff on Universium Network Forums. With this position comes power and responsibility. Forum moderator status not only gives one extra privileges across the network, but it also makes one to be an example of what Universium is like, at its very core. Because it is important on how our staff present themselves, we ask that you completely read this documentation on the Code of Conduct of Staff before officially accepting the flame of moderatorship.
Be Professional, Kind, and Courteous. A moderator on any forum represents the organization that they are moderating for. As such, you must maintain a constant environment of professionalism, no matter what your position in any event is, as a Universium Forum Moderator. Many moderators assume that they have an implied respect if they obtain the status of forum moderator. This is untrue. If you would like respect, you must earn it yourself by treating all staff and members with absolute respect. Remember, members are guests of Universium.
Avoid Conflicts, Where Possible. A forum moderator must not be seen as a bully or someone who is constantly picking fights. While it is true that conflicts can not always be settled with a simple line of text, it is best to make these things non-public. If an argument sparks between two people (Be it staff/staff or staff/member), it is best to resolve arguments using the private message system. If a problem occurs between multiple staff, one should bring this to the appropriate staff-based forum (The forum that matches the lowest-ranking member involved). If problems can not be resolved easily, one should get an administrator involved. Administrators have final say in any situation. Administrative decisions are not up for debate.
Obey All Forum Policies. Forum staff are never above the rules. It is important that moderators obey all rules & regulations that have been set. Because moderators, by nature, set the bar for standard members, they must make the boundaries of what is right and what is wrong. If a moderator broke a regulation, it would show a member that they should be able to break the rules too. As a moderator, you enforce the rules, not break them.
Respect Staff Decisions. As a moderator, one must not circumvent another staff member's authority. For example; if a topic is closed by a moderator (that is co-moderating on the same forum as you) that you think should have remained opened, it would be disrespectful to open it. Instead, talk to the moderator that performed the action through the Private Message System. If a compromise is not reached, please inform an administrator to receive the final say.
Respect Jurisdictional Boundaries. A moderator may only have a direct say in a forum that they are assigned to moderate. It would be disrespectful to tell a forum moderator of a forum that you do not moderate how to run the forum. While a friendly push in the right direction is appreciated, do not make your push into a shove.
Keep yourself Up-to-date on Rules & Regulations. One must always know what they are enforcing. Whenever there is an update to a rule, that rule is to become effective immediately in one's enforcement policies. It is important to know that punishment is usually not overturned if rules change after-the-fact. For example; if a member is banned for breaking a rule and the rule is lifted later, traditionally the ban would not be lifted because it was set while the rule exists. On the other hand, It is official forum policy that 'Ex Post Facto' is prohibited. Ex Post Facto is translated from Latin to "After the fact." If a member does something that becomes prohibited at a later date, they can not be punished.
Implied NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). A lot of information on Universium may be considered private, sensitive, or critical. Any information that is retrieved through any Universium medium is strictly confidential. Any topic discussed in private access-based forums or in private messages must always be kept confidential. In the event that this NDA expires, all information that has been previously protected while the NDA was effective, must also remain confidential and may not be disclosed to any individual that does not have an official administrative position on the Universium Network. In the event that sensitive information is wrongly disclosed under any circumstance, Universium Network reserves the right to terminate access and pursue legal action at anytime.
Wrote it myself. :)
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
:moved: from Spam to GD (upon reqeust, and no we are not going to move spamtastic thread to here to boost yourpost count, don't even try. ;) ).
Thanks Donitz, It's appreciated.. mucho grande.
spam spam spam???
Nah, I'll leave the spam out!
The rules and regs for mods seem well thought out and well written. One thing that intrigues me though, as I dont know what Universium is, why does it require an NDA?
I like how this is pretty much an advertisement (in the same way my topic was an advertisement) for Universium Forums, yet, it actually gets MOVED, from the Spam forum, to the main forum. When my topic, along similar lines gets moved from this forum, to the Shameless Advertiser forum. It's great. Amusing actually; I'm having quite the chuckle.
Anyway, Moderators shouldn't have to act Professional 24/7. You see Knipps, Mods, apart from making sure members follow the rules, are also welcome mats for new members. New members don't want to see robotic, boring old drones welcome them, they want funny, amusing members with great personalities, who also happen to be mods, to welcome them to the forums. By doing this, it seems like a fun and great place to be apart of, especially if they have characters like that as Mods.
You can still run a forum and get respect, by acting like yourself. I wouldn't try and force members to hide behind a wall of Professionalism, this makes them feel like it's a job! I'm assuming these people are going to be volunteer members, unpaid, so nothing they do should seem like work. Make the place fun, give them a chance to be themselves, while the continue to moderate the forums.
Everything else you wrote is awesome, perfect even. It seems like you run a tight ship. Very well done. All the best man!
Hes a advanced member and no one cares what you write.
lewis55Hes a advanced member and no one cares what you write.
Hehe funny how that comes from you:lol:
lewis55Hes a advanced member and no one cares what you write.
Advanced Member, in what sense?
Is he bionic?
Is he on a different level to regular members?
Or perhaps you mean he's advanced based on post count? You couldn't be that shallow now could you, judging someone by their post count.
However, on the slight chance that 'Advanced Members' are given that title based on the length of time since they registered, then fair enough. He should get given a little leeway.
Lewis, you could be a bit more constructive with your posts. Cause right now, you're kinda lacking.
Universium Forums, yet, it actually gets MOVED, from the Spam forum, to the main forum.
Knipps post deals with these forums, and could possibly effect these forums; your post was for for staff positions at a forum that has nothing to do with the FileFront Forums, therefore, you are advertising your forums.