I find this a little funny.
I am going to tackle some of the points from the point of view of an admin, a full time student, a part time employee, a full time league player, and a part time family “guy” and I am planning a 2 month trip this summer in which ill be leaving for when school lets out…
I made a rant a couple of days ago in anger in which I pointed out a few topics such as inactive staff, an un-organized way of user ranking some other opinions about why the site is going down drain and so on. I’d like to say good going on a few things, I’ve seen up to 4-5 admins on in one day lately, I’m glad to see the staff getting more active, next step is more communication in the admin zone, get some eclipse events going, get interactive with the members, make us want to visit and come back and contribute, members want something worth contributing towards.
Some staff are inactive, others are not. Recently I have been extremely inactive and at least for a few more weeks that will remain the case. We all have lives, I am mainly caught up in school and am trying to get my grades up and finish up this semester with a 3.5 or higher GPA next month. In the past few days I have been more active but mainly because I have been cleaning up messes surrounding the site.
Eclipse events require someone to plan, setup, advertise and run. Even when you were a mod several events were talked about but no one really stepped up because there are time commitments that we cannot make. With that said, you don’t have to be a mod to host a movie night or a rap battle topic :/.
Furthermore, a lot of our members join because of the game engine, we have over 11 thousand EO4 servers registered and every single time I go to approve user accounts I roll my eyes at the 20 or 30 people I check before approving each time. As of now unique site visits has increased by several hundred since the site switch last year and that number continues to rise.
Another thing I brought to the light is that Matt should be promoted to admin, of course I suggested this a few times, but after the topic it was done, not saying I’m his reason for promotion, he’s been promoted because he fits the criteria. Though I may have shed a little light on that. Good going I’d like to say that he’s already doing a fantastic job in what no other admin has done as far as I’ve seen. He contacted me and asked me about some problems, talked to me about what I think can be done to make them better and so on, I want to see more of the from the rest of the staff, he’s a new admin and already showing great leadership, follow his example because I honestly think most of you have forgotten what it means to hold that position, this is not to disrespect any of you, but I think I’d be a better admin than a few of the current admins, anyway that’s that.
Not to tear down any admins on the site, but being an admin is almost the difference in being red or blue. You are right, Matt is and has been a really good mod for some time so Amish talked to him and he was promoted but when it comes down to it, an admin is a glorified title.
For no good reason, titles are precious on this site. Ranqe accidently being promoted to Legend sparked at least a part of your first rant when a simple PM containing “Hey, why was Ranqe promoted to legend?” would have had the same end result of his postion being reverted.
Anyways, a mod should be able to have just as big of an impact as an admin, Matt is now an admin but have you seen him actually use his elevated power? Here is a hint, he has taken 2 admin actions and both were to fix his display name.
Matt contacting others about what they would like to see changed in the site is great, but also something he could have done as a mod. He can post suggestions in the admin zone and we can talk about them. Does it make him a better admin? Sure. But right now I don’t have time to do that. (Refer to my second sentence.) I also know for a fact that Amish is also pretty tied up right now too.
but I think I’d be a better admin than a few of the current admins, anyway that’s that.
You have already proven that statement to be entirely false. Doing nothing is better than taking irresponsible actions and then having yourself demoted for it.
In other news, this years April fools was pretty lame, hopefully you guys get more creative next year, Harlem shake is played out and it wasn’t dazzling not to mention I didn’t even get to see it as it didn’t show for me.
I’ll take that. Generally admins and mods talk about it for a month or two beforehand, get ideas and if any site changes are required they are coded to go live when needed. Refer back to my second sentence about me being busy. April Fools never crossed my mind until Amish mentioned it at 11:40pm March 31st. The Harlem Shake was pretty funny to watch (sorry you couldn’t witness it) but it was thrown together quick. Hopefully next year there will be more planning involved beforehand.
That’s it for entry number 1 folks, feel free to post your feed back, your own opinions about what can make eclipse a better place and what you think the staff can do to make it happen, please try not to bash obviously hope we can all be mature here.
Fair enough but in future posts think about it from the average user side. What can YOU do to make the site more enjoyable for yourself and others around you. I am going to leave this quote here just because it came to mind.
Americans Eclipsians, ask not what your country community can do for you, ask what you can do for your country community.
John F. Kennedy (Revised by JC Snider)