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Razor Leaf
September 13th, 2011, 2:58 PM
If you were PokéCommunity's only member of higher staff, and you had exclusive access to the full admin control panel, what would you change? Would you add or remove certain forums, change the design of the forum, add new features, make new moderators, or anything in-between? Why?

Gold warehouse
September 13th, 2011, 3:06 PM
Delete other trivia, demote all the staff. Some will get their position back, some won't. Once my new team is assembled I put my feet up and watch the anger.

Liliana Vess
September 13th, 2011, 3:24 PM
I wouldn't make that many changes actually. I might shift some of the staff around and maybe add a forum or two like a help/question section in C&T but thats about it really.

September 13th, 2011, 3:29 PM
id make everyone loosen up.

Uh-Oh, Ho-Oh!
September 13th, 2011, 3:31 PM
Hmm, I don't think I would change anything. I think everything is fine here, no need to change anything imo.

September 13th, 2011, 3:50 PM
I'd use the power to go through and edit my styles so the flaws are fixed :(

idk what I'd change though, PC seems to work fine as it is tbh. :x

September 13th, 2011, 3:52 PM
I would do lots of easy-to-do selfish things like giving myself a pretty usertitle without bothering anyone else, tbh. If I was better at coding, maybe different things, but I'm not yet so. xD

Freddy Fazbear
September 13th, 2011, 4:10 PM
I would make a new forum just for pokemon news (kinda like community announcements), make poetry into its own forum, and make my profile super perfect. I'd also give myself a cool new user title.

September 13th, 2011, 4:20 PM
I would probably keep most of the current staff team... many of them know their jobs better than I do, so yeah. I might do a little remodeling in certain sections, but PC is good as is tbh. Oh and ban a few people.~

September 13th, 2011, 5:13 PM
I'd keep the same staff team maybe change some stuff. I would promote other H-Staff to help me. I would maybe try and make some places more active. I don't know. Stay like it is except for a few things.

September 13th, 2011, 7:46 PM
I'd keep the staff the way it is and make blogs free for regular members.

Overlord Drakow
September 14th, 2011, 3:47 AM
One of the first things I would do is create subforums within Tabletop Games for YGO and MTG. I'd of course have to soup up my own profile too - most likely with the assistance of someone I'm looking at you Touko!.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 14th, 2011, 5:01 AM
^ Creepy..? D:

I wouldn't make any changes to the staff team 'cause they're awesome but I'd merge the pokemon groups with the other groups and the other trivia with the pokemon trivia and bring back name changes and make a really pretty usertitle :DDD

September 14th, 2011, 6:52 AM
I'd probably re-hire on the useful admins who do the awesome theming and coding, but I'd definitely drop a few of the reds and greens who have been here WAY too long and such down to S-Mod or Mod and still give them the same vote they had back when they were admins. It's not like I'd ignore them or anything...I'd just want to shift out a few staff members who are a leetle too high strung so things feel a little more mellow. Mods would also be given some more voice. I'd much rather the entire staff be on the same page rather than the mods being clueless about what H-Staff is up to ya know, and I'd tear down some more of that staff secrecy curtain...because come on, As far as "why someone was banned" or "Who got infracted" or "What's that person's IP" yes, I understand keeping that hush hush...but I'd like it if people could at least see things like staff voting on mods...even if all they could see is "Who is on the ballot and how many each candidate has, and not which staff member voted for them or why."

Little things like that to bring more voice, interactivity and transparency to the lower staff and members in general and bring about a more "chill" atmosphere.

September 14th, 2011, 7:13 AM
Miniskirt Fridays! (Guys, too!) |D

I honestly wouldn't change anything, but I love Pachy's "less secrecy in the staff" idea.

Patchisou Yutohru
September 14th, 2011, 7:49 AM
1. Prune the staff out that I see as unfit while raising the expectations of them.
2. Replace them with desired members.
3. Turn CQ&F to Community Questions & Suggestions and open a sub forum designed specifically for feedback in which the thread creator and the staff will be able to access and discuss.
4. Remove a lot of rules and infractions, as well as a lot of the censors.
5. Change the ban policy to allow previously banned members a chance to redeem themselves through some probation like thing, and reserve perma bans to adbots and those who mess up while being on probation or special circumstances (hacking an account, posting porn, etc.).
6. Rename various forums to names I find more fitting.
7. Change the staff hierarchy by eliminating AAs from the ranks.
8. Give moderators an official vote on community decisions that involve their respective forum.
9. Staff secrecy on community issues will be reserved strictly to moderator discussions and member-based issues. By that I mean, if we were discussing, say, a possible new rule, it will be known. Whereas if we were discussing a new moderator for Other Voting Polls, it would be kept quiet. The announcement forum will serve a more purposeful existence in keeping members up to date on things that are being considered, where their opinions are welcome.

I think those are the big ones that I would change.

September 14th, 2011, 12:11 PM
In would probably demote the ones I feel are doing a bad job, and promote some higher staff to help me out. I would also make the staff to be more loose and nicer; more helpful, or I'd demote them. I'd also change some forums/categories... None I can think of as of right now.

September 14th, 2011, 11:05 PM
I don't know, I have no clue how a higher staff on PC would work. It'd be different as a normal mod or global mod, but this requires too much thought for me to handle.

September 14th, 2011, 11:39 PM

I think the first thing I would do would be to prune the members that have never posted/have not posted enough within a certain time period. E.g: Under 10 posts within a year? Goodbye. Plus, providing the members were 'dead', I'd probably delete a few of them and take their good usernames for myself, lol. While I'm on the track of doing selfish things, I'd increse my personal avatar limit and ban some members who were pissing me off at the time. I'd feel satisfied then.
I'd definitely let some swear swears be freed of their censors, because to be honest, I find that quite a lot of members don't care whether the word is censored or not and use it anyway, so why not? In my opinion, it won't do any harm (well, of course there's the problem of little kids seeing them, but they really shouldn't be on the internet anyway lol) to see certain words be used without the asterisks blocking them out.
I'd make it so blogs are for Tier 3 and above and that supporters get a little less privileges, I think they get more than they deserve.
Finally, I'd fuse some of the forums together, delete some entirely, and reshape the staff team to my liking. Most would stay, but I have a feeling my bias would make sure some people get fired and banned.

Jack O'Neill
September 14th, 2011, 11:40 PM
Leaving aside the sheer absurdity of me being an administrator, I'd basically wipe the slate clean and start all over from zero. Purging the remaining staff (and possibly rehiring some of them at reduced ranks), completely rewriting the rules, and eliminating the word filters, the emblem system, and the trivia forums all sound like good places to start.

The most significant change I would make, however, would be complete and total transparency regarding community issues. People have a right to know how this forum is being run.

September 18th, 2011, 3:29 PM
i'd probably ignore it, but there's a teeny chance i'd shut 'er down simply because i could.

ed- on second thought, i'd probably pull stupid, subtle stunts every once in awhile, like switching names with forums or something for my own sad amusement.