Okay, before a flame fest comes on, or super criticism appears, I'd like to point out this guide doesn't specifically point to this forum in fitting the description. It's just general concepts. :deal:
I'm sure all of us have had thoughts about becoming staff in the past, present or future. Many of the community members have ideas on how to go about it too, (do something extravagent, take advantage of another, work for it, or simply beg). Many of the things I said in that last sentence aren't ideal, they do not show what you can really do as a staff member, or how you could help the community in a manner of being apart of the administration. But I'm going to tell you how to prepare yourself, and teach you how to be apart of the staffing community the good way. (There are various ways, but I find this the easiest, and the best.)
-Seeker of Truth
- Join the forum, and the first thing you want to do is study the rules. Take them to memory for future reference. Why would you need to do this? It's the first step in preperation. If you are to enforce the rules, you must know them.
- Understand the ideas of the community. Make sure you know what you're getting into before you apply for staff. You don't want to assist something that disinterest you, or you even dislike strongly.
- Get to know the members, and administration. This is a key step in your path. You must acknowledge all ideas put forth, and boast your opinion on them. Attain your voice, it's the only way. Get to know the community leaders, and people of all kinds. The more diversity you learn from, and cling to, the more your name becomes populated, and revered. Become friends with a good majority, and wonderful things will happen to you.
- Get to know the forum software. This is definitely not a requirement, but it is something that is highly recommeded. The more you know about the software, the more you can do to help the current staff on that site. You'll become known as a helper, and your opinions will be taken into higher account, and your name revered even more.
- Work, work, work. Posting is a key part in becoming staff. This doesn't mean spamming the forum endlessly attempting to up your post count, but it means raising your voice on subjects, and teaching others in different situations. As a wanna-be-staffer you should help with things that are not getting done, and take things into your own hands. This way, the current staff knows your a dedicated, and hard worker, and they'll want you on their team. (But remember, these things take time.)
- Sentence Structure, and how you type. Make sure you teach yourself how to type. Try to use as much grammar as possible when writing out your messages, and other information. This will make you look more professional, and more understandable.
- Believe in yourself. Never give up in your pursuit of becoming a staff member on the site you enjoy coming to. Just keep working and eventually, if you put enough effort in, you'll get it.
Who the fuck are you?
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
We had a "how to be staff?" thread in the feedback forum (AzH wrote it when he was an admin here) but it seems to be MiA.
But a few basics (too lazy/tired to write someting longer right now): - Show maturity - Show you understand the forum rules and abide them. - Be active, you must "contribute" to the forums: you're an actively participating user - Don't ask to be staff, it gives the impression you're just after the fancy color/position/power or atleast not very mature (ea you care more about your position then just having fun in the community).
AzH;4923484Who the fuck are you?
Whoever the fuck I want to be.
Ok. Just askin'.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
- Patience. Even if you are obvious "staff maerial" (potential staffer) you won't be able to join the staff untill there is a free slot available. For various reasons you don't want to run a forum with "too much" staff around.
The search tool is your friend.
Deus Ex Machina
25th October 2002
That's very useful information. Thanks.