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Everything you always wanted to know about the AnimeIowa Forums* *But were afraid to ask. Today’s Topics:. Forum Goals Moderator & Staff Goals Moderator & Staff Rules Common Moderator Tasks Common Staff Tasks Open Q&A Behind the scenes as Administrator (if time allows). Forum Goals.

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today s topics
Today’s Topics:

Forum Goals

Moderator & Staff Goals

Moderator & Staff Rules

Common Moderator Tasks

Common Staff Tasks

Open Q&A

Behind the scenes as Administrator (if time allows)

forum goals
Forum Goals
  • Assist convention attendees
  • Promote member interaction:
    • Between Forum members
    • Between Forum members and staffers
  • Support anime and associated interests
moderator staff goals
Moderator & Staff Goals
  • Answer questions regarding the annual AnimeIowa convention
  • Keep threads friendly and on-topic
  • Alert specific Moderators and Staffers:
    • If posts or threads require their assistance
    • Of threads that may be helpful to them
  • Have fun!
moderator staff rules
Moderator & Staff Rules
  • Do NOT get drawn into arguments. Keep things factual and calm.
  • Provide a POSITIVE example of how to use the Forums. Don’t break any Forum rules or terms of usage!
  • And our MOST IMPORTANT RULE…
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ONLY answer questions that you 100% know for the CURRENT convention year!

If you are NOT absolutely positive that you have the very latest info:

  • Indicate that you will find out and return to post the answer as soon as you can
  • Contact appropriate people and request that they answer the questions
  • Provide contact info (staff E-mail or Forum name) for departments or team members
  • If you MUST answer right away, add a “previous year proviso”
common moderator tasks
Common Moderator Tasks
  • Answer questions in your Forum area
  • Support your area:
    • Make important threads “Sticky”, split/join threads, clarify thread subjects
    • Lock threads that are dead or no longer applicable (but NEVER delete them)
    • Move incorrectly located threads to the appropriate area
  • Help other moderators by alerting them of issues in their areas
moderator damage control
Moderator “Damage Control”
  • Move Spambot posts/threads to “Spambot Purgatory”
  • Provide “friendly guidance”, and log incidents to the “Rogues Gallery”
  • Make minor edits to posts if necessary
  • In a crisis, move hypercritical threads to “Threads Gone Wild” and contact the Admin (NEVER delete any thread)
moderator q a
Moderator Q&A
  • It’s time for YOUR questions!
  • Can we make better use of the hidden Forum Team area? More resources?
  • Demonstrations of any Moderator powers?
common staff non mod tasks
Common Staff (Non-Mod) Tasks
  • Answer questions related to your department(s)
  • Promote your area:
    • Make threads and posts to inform people about your department and events!
    • If you’ve got an important announcement, request a Forum Headline (potentially with link to info thread) from the Admin
  • Help moderators by alerting them of issues in their areas
staff non mod q a
Staff (non-Mod) Q&A
  • Questions about using the Forums?
  • You DO have access to the hidden staff section, don’t you?
  • Demonstrations?
anything goes
Anything Goes!
  • Questions about ANYTHING Forum related?
  • If time permits… Admin Action!
    • Daily cleaning of the Spam Filter
    • Adding interesting new curses to the language filter
    • Wielding the legendary Ban Hammer
    • Yes, Virginia, there IS a hidden Administrative resource area!
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The AnimeIowa Forums

An important source of detailed convention info and social silliness.

Thanks, and see you there! =^_^=