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    Kura's Avatar

    yo

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    Originally Posted by Aslan View Comment
    Mainly shopping, I'd imagine. We've got the touristy landmark side of it down and I think my parents would rather shop than visit markets. I'll also make sure to check out the website for stuff before we go. :)

    And thanks to everyone else for all the advice! I'll let you guys know how my trip goes while hopefully stopping by some of the things that've been mentioned. :D
    If you want shopping you go to Carnaby. (Also depends on what kind of shopping you want.. but generally for fashion stuff it's Carnaby street.)
    It is off of regent street near oxford station. There is some good food around that area which is around King's Court. I recommend Pitt Cue if you can find it (awesome pulled pork) Oxford street and Regent street also has a lot of shopping stuff too. Hopefully you come when it's sale-season.

    If you're a foodie and want to shop foodstuff I could recommend borough market, or even Harrods.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 12:56 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Kura's Avatar

    Random Food For Thought

    My lotto tickets have a pretty high failure rate.. just sayin..
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 12:46 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Crimson5M's Avatar

    Blogs...Ohh...What are they good for!

    This place became so much harder to make friends in the last few years :(
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 09:33 AM by Crimson5M Crimson5M is offline
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    Aslan's Avatar

    yo

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    Originally Posted by Kura View Comment
    I can tell you some good places in London but what do you mainly want to do there? Shopping? Markets? Or just big touristy landmarks?

    If you go on timeout.com and then go to London's section you can see a list of free events and museums, too.
    Mainly shopping, I'd imagine. We've got the touristy landmark side of it down and I think my parents would rather shop than visit markets. I'll also make sure to check out the website for stuff before we go. :)

    And thanks to everyone else for all the advice! I'll let you guys know how my trip goes while hopefully stopping by some of the things that've been mentioned. :D
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 10:02 PM by Aslan Aslan is offline
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    Klippy's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    I think a conscious effort to interact with your community is key to making decisions for the forum at large. It's hard to implement and change the way things are/improve on them if you spend little, if any, time interacting and exploring the areas your members go into - they can't see HQ. If you're out there (and posting), you get a better sense of their interests and needs, rather than if you spend all your time in the staff forums.

    Not to say that you need to post a hundred times a day, but as staff members, we ought to be focusing on the community and our members. Isolating yourself to a small area that few members will ever see feels counterproductive. I don't think "HQ is a large commitment" is a valid answer when debating activity because it's part of the entire deal you accepted the promotion with and interacting/participating in the things members do is also part of that deal.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 06:53 PM by Klippy Klippy is offline
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    stranger's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

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    Originally Posted by Zekrom View Comment
    Depends on what you mean by "high". I don't think that hstaff members absolutely have to post as much as Syd/Went/Janna do, unless they want to, but it'd be better if y'all don't just stick to HQ and only very rarely post in public areas. I know that you guys have important things to do on both PC and irl, but we want to see you guys around and have fun with you on the forum too. If you want an idea of an hstaffer that's active in the public sections but not super active, look at Marcin.

    I figured at least someone should respond to yer question. Might not be the best response, but there ya go.
    I would agree that his posting levels are satisfactory and what you would expect from a HQ-staff member, if not, a little less (he posts in the public eye nearly twice a day). Numbers don't matter too much, but the main thing I'm concerned with is if people understand that HQ is actually a large commitment, and that there's more going on than just posting. For example, those who work on the site.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 01:23 PM by stranger stranger is offline
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    Zekrom's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

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    Originally Posted by abnegation View Comment
    I agree that public activity is a necessity, but is high public activity really important for HQ-staff? Once again keep in mind that HQ is a commitment in itself that takes a lot of attention and work. I would say things as they are currently are reasonable to a degree. In regards to activity that is. However I wouldn't be too sure on how things are going behind the scenes now.
    Depends on what you mean by "high". I don't think that hstaff members absolutely have to post as much as Syd/Went/Janna do, unless they want to, but it'd be better if y'all don't just stick to HQ and only very rarely post in public areas. I know that you guys have important things to do on both PC and irl, but we want to see you guys around and have fun with you on the forum too. If you want an idea of an hstaffer that's active in the public sections but not super active, look at Marcin.

    I figured at least someone should respond to yer question. Might not be the best response, but there ya go.
    Posted 1 Week Ago at 12:15 PM by Zekrom Zekrom is offline
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    Kura's Avatar

    yo

    I can tell you some good places in London but what do you mainly want to do there? Shopping? Markets? Or just big touristy landmarks?

    If you go on timeout.com and then go to London's section you can see a list of free events and museums, too.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 10:12 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Omicron's Avatar

    yo

    You can't miss Montparnasse in Paris.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 10:05 AM by Omicron Omicron is online now
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    stranger's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    I agree that public activity is a necessity, but is high public activity really important for HQ-staff? Once again keep in mind that HQ is a commitment in itself that takes a lot of attention and work. I would say things as they are currently are reasonable to a degree. In regards to activity that is. However I wouldn't be too sure on how things are going behind the scenes now.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 08:48 AM by stranger stranger is offline
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    Lozz's Avatar

    yo

    I've just been in London, Rome and Zurich so happy to tell you a couple of things - with Rome, Trastevere is a less touristy area with amazing cheaper food - had probably the best pasta of my life at a place there.

    Zurich is expenisive but at the top of supermarkets they usually have these cool cafeteria things with really nice, fresh food. Also public transport in Zurich aka trams/trains are very good so take advantage of that!

    London is really expensive but I've heard there is a really good food court under trafalga square. Try not to eat anywhere really touristy because its crap and really expensive. If you like curry definitely go to Brick Lane as it has amazing cheap curries. If you are interested in pub food - try not to go to gastro pubs they are basically just chains where people go to watch sport. I'd look online near where you're staying for an authentic pub.

    Anyway, hope this helps let me know if you have any other questions!
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 05:18 AM by Lozz Lozz is offline
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    Zeffy's Avatar

    yo

    go to that place where they have the thing i heard that was cool!!

    will miss u tho
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 04:54 AM by Zeffy Zeffy is offline
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    srinator's Avatar

    yo

    wow lucky :O have a cool trip yo tc o/
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 01:47 AM by srinator srinator is offline
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    Aphrodite's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    with the disappearance of the... frankly useless admins like arcanine and parallelzero, i think a lot of the perceived seclusion of higher staff disappeared
    plus with the promotion of dearest sydian and live and what not, higher staff appear to have human face for once instead of all belonging to some pokemon forum version of skynet

    however i've only been actively been posting for this week in 2014 and i have no insight into the inner workings of staff so my conclusions may be suspect
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 07:05 PM by Aphrodite Aphrodite is online now
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    Zeffy's Avatar

    lol

    Luuuuuucaaaas :]
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 07:01 PM by Zeffy Zeffy is offline
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    Sydian's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    I feel like the current higher staff does a great job of making their presence well known and not hermitting in HQ or other staff forums. When I was a member and a beginner moderator, I felt like our higher staff was just nonexistent outside their own forum and their business.

    I like to think I do a good job of mingling with members and other staff members as well as posting around a bit. I never wanted to be someone that just hid away in my forums I modded or in staff forums and I think I've done a good job in not being like that.

    Of course, you can't force people to post everywhere. It just looks a little more...sociable when we do. Plus I feel like you know and understand the community much better if you post around in a lot of places. And if you're gonna be making decisions for the community, you need to know it, haha.

    Edit: Holy **** Klippy, we look damn good posting right after each other haha.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 04:40 PM by Sydian Sydian is offline
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    Klippy's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    I feel like h-staff should want to be involved with their members and active in the forums. It always bothered me in the past that several h-staff team members were never present in the public forums or even in the staff areas (minus HQ). It always felt like they were just hanging onto their colored name and had no interest in the forums or their activity. Granted, things are much better with the current h-staff, but I always wish that the admins and s-mods would be as active as some of the mods and members are.

    Nobody should be forced to post, but I think if you want things to reflect positively on the forums, there needs to be some kind of community from the top to the bottom and that includes h-staff.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 12:08 PM by Klippy Klippy is offline
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    Zekrom's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    I also agree that hstaff should have a public presence. Hstaff doesn't have to have my absurd post-per-day count and time spent logged in (cuz, ya know, most people actually have lives). While we are staff, we are also still members as well, and having colored usernames doesn't change that. Staff having a public presence lets members know that we're people too and not just robots created by Rukario to police the forum.

    Not saying that all hstaff members should be forced to post on a regular basis though. No one should have to post more than they feel like/are comfortable with.

    Something like that.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 09:49 AM by Zekrom Zekrom is offline
    Updated 2 Weeks Ago at 09:56 AM by Zekrom
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    Hikamaru's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    That's some nice words from our Gav!

    I always admit higher staff weren't very active in areas outside of the staff forums (although Sheep, Went, Sydian and maybe one other that's escaping me still seem to post publicy on a consistent basis) so I think it'd be cool if the PC staff of the future get more active in various boards while still doing their job at the same time.

    Zach pretty much sums it up there, it's always nice when staff involve themselves in public areas because that makes PC feel more like... well, a community.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 09:02 AM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    Tsutarja's Avatar

    Musings, and choosings

    I definitely think public activity from the higher staff is a necessity. Maybe not so much of it, but from a perspective of a normal member, I would at least be interested in knowing that the people that help run the forum are a part of the community, and not just some person that makes decisions that the community may like and/or dislike.
    Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 08:25 AM by Tsutarja Tsutarja is online now

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