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nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

LOL, don't forget mine :)

Because I have so much to change in the comm and I've actually came up with like 6 more questions I *really* wanted added to this weeks poll since its the FIRST one ever and we're a new comm, I was thinking of deleting all the entries there are currently because I have so much to add like;

Newbies Guide - this would be a FAQ for what members frequently ask me and where if they have questions about how the comm works or what is going on (beyond just like affy requests which would go under Page-A-Mod) then it would go here.

Informational Post - tells exactly what the comm is and does, how to get points, what will be doing each week, important links, etc.

Sig Tag Request Post - people can reply that they can be 'sig makers' for people if they need them, newbies and old members that can't really or aren't graphics oriented and then people can reply to those posts asking for them. This would be open forever and each sig made would be then given points to their team.

New Challenges - I've got a lot of new challenges since we're a new comm I'd like to add - like icons for the teams, headers (if its not already there), sig tag and icon contest for me, an extensive challenge for giving trivia questions with answers for later use and things like this.

Poll - I have a lot of stuff I've really thought of that is important to me to add to the poll but I don't want people to have to fill out like 3 polls so if I re-did it now it would only be a second time instead of numerous, you know?

Then it would all be more updated with everything I think that needs to be there and more organized and really ready for action.

Oh and the biggest is I've decided to have everyone join the main comm too and make almost all of the posts members only because I don't want outsider, non-members posting.

But, I'd like your opinion first?

- Gabby of heroesland, charmedland, greysland, stargateland, hpotterland and forksland.
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

I wouldn't delete all of the entries. Just add the new ones and put a link in the sidebar.

As for the poll, if you want to add to it, I'd just delete the poll you already posted and re-port another.

I would definately make everyone join the main comm. It makes things easier.

Does that answer your questions? If you need any help, please let me know!
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Oh don't get me wrong, I was going to re-put up the entries that are there, just, you know, in order like I'd like :)

goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Won't you lose all of the comments? Plus it might confuse members.
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Yes, however the comments that I need - you know, the answers and stuff, I'm going to post it in a notepad =) Sides', I need to do that anyway so that I have the info :)
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

I think it'll confuse people. It might be ok, but you also might end up losing members.

Why do they need to be in an order? With mine, I just have the links listed on the side. After a few entries, the order doesn't matter because people just use the links!
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Well, I wouldn't do it like every week or month or ever, just this once and honestly, because things are so unorganized and its making me crazy, its like an OCD thing though I don't have it. If I did it, it would be all in one day so it is all fixed and done and not you know, drawn out.
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

How many entries are there?
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Including the results/poll entry? The host a challenge, - all the entries ever?

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goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Wow...that's quite a few for people to see on the friends list. I think there is a way you could get around it, though. Leave the current posts up but repost the others. When you post them in the new order, set the new ones to Members Only. Then we you are finished, you can have everyone become a member and delete the first set of posts. You will want to make sure you have all the comments, though, because otherwise people will panic if a challenge is still open but their entry is missing.
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Basically, leave the stuff up till everyone has become a member?

Course not everyone who has signed up from the very beginning has even accepted the invite to the team comms let alone the main comm...

So, I think I am going to make the team and main comm to where they can join but they have to get approved to be accepted into the comm, make sense?

How long, after I post the old entries and all the new stuff I want, should I give people to join the main comm?
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Oh, I wouldn't worry about leaving it up until people join. I'd just leave them up until you have all of the members only posts to replace the current ones. Then tell everyone that they need to join the community (or you can actually send them an invite) and just say that it's so that people who aren't members can't post on the entries. As soon as the new posts are up, I'd delete the old ones.

Yes, it makes sense to have approved membership! I have mine set so that I have to invite them.

People should join fairly quickly. If it takes them more than a few days, then I'd send them a PM reminding them about it.

If you need help with the community, let me know!
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Great, cause I was going to spend like this weekend doing it so its ready for Monday.

As for membership, I have it invite only too for teams but some never have joined and then I found out some never GOT the invites so I had to resend em so I am thinking its easier to say you can join but its restricted to my approval, =)
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

I have 2 Team Leaders per Team and I have them take care of their teams. They send the invites and they check to make sure that their team members are all there. That way all I have to worry about is the main team.
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 29th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

I think you have those set as public entries because I can see them! You might want to switch them to Members Only!
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 29th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Yep, just fixed it =)

Now working on the entries themselves =)
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

Oh. And also, yours was left out because I hadn't joined your community when this was posted!
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

What do you mean 'mine was left out'? :)
goloptious From: goloptious Date: August 28th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

I was just responding to your comment about not forgetting your community. I didn't forget it, I just wasn't as member when this was posted.
nowcarpediem From: nowcarpediem Date: August 28th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Need Your Advice As Mod Of Challenge Comm, From Gabby

OH!

I get it now, lol, just don't mind me :)
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