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[Archived] Off topic: recruiting staff?!

I've been mulling this over lately, and I think it's time to put out some feelers: Would any of you be interested in becoming staff for this community? If so, read on ↓

Potential staff member, read on

People have asked in the past to become moderators here, but I never really saw the need. However, now that LiveJournal has introduced the owner-level status (yay me!), I have the ability to make people maintainers, without the worry that they'll usurp me in a fit of rage. So thanks to that, I've been seriously considering asking for some help around here. What kind? Well~

First of all, the kind of help I don't need: I don't need help posting news; everyone is allowed to post news here. So if you'd like to do that, please go ahead, no maintainer status needed :D! I also don't need moderators per se; everyone here is pretty cool, and any arguments that crop up can usually be cooled down.

Now, the help that I do need! I need help maintaining the community. This might include things like updating the userinfo when a band leaves the label, or adding tags to a post that lacks them. It might include updating the link directory or the shopping guide. It may include asking UNDER CODE -related communities to affiliate, or cutting deleted journals from the member list. So on and so forth.

I also need help bettering the community. One of the main reasons I'd like a staff member is to have someone to consistently exchange ideas with. For example, I like doing contests and fun things with the community, but I'm shit at coming up with ideas for them. It would also be nice to hear ideas on entirely new features; maybe you think the community needs a UCP birthday calendar, or maybe we should do review posts, etc..

I'm not looking for someone to do all of these things alone. I will still be performing all of these duties, day in and day out, because I genuinely enjoy them. However, I recognize that, trying to do all of these things alone, I can't produce the best quality work. So I'm hoping that someone who also enjoys these sorts of things will be willing to do them with me.

  • Things I would expect of a staff member: that you actually like UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, that you actually enjoy this community, and that you be active as both staff and a regular member (which shouldn't be a problem if you actually enjoy it). Things you would get as a staff member: a mention in the userinfo, and a post about you, but that's about it! It's not about perks, it's about being an important part of a community that you love.

TL;DR version: I don't need moderators; I do need maintainers, and people with ideas. I'll be just as active, but you would help me fill in the gaps. Only those who like UCP, like this community, and would be active need apply.

P.S., I'm also considering allowing staff member(s) to share the @we\_love\_ucp twitter account. I'm not so sure on that one, but maybe someone would be really interested in doing that. We'll see!

-- If you're seriously interested, just comment! We'll talk, see if it feels right, and I'll DECIDE.

And I hope to God that someone is interested, or this will be a major foreveralone.gif post BD ~cool dude~

  • Current mood: hopeful

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    • anonymous 2011-03-28 04:28:45
      Sorry for the late reply, I tend to not reply instantly when I'm a bit swamped, unfortunately. But thanks for remembering me. ^_^ (Coding is my minor, so I can't promise you any breath-taking features, haha.) By fallenguitarist

      <small>Sorry for the late reply, I tend to not reply instantly when I'm a bit swamped, unfortunately.

      But thanks for remembering me. ^_^ (Coding is my minor, so I can't promise you any breath-taking features, haha.)

      By fallenguitarist

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    • anonymous 2011-03-25 13:30:40
      Awesome! I'm glad to read that (^-^) I promise that I'll do my best. I'll be adding you on MSN~! By ivory_and_irony

      Awesome! I'm glad to read that (^-^) I promise that I'll do my best.

      I'll be adding you on MSN~!

      By ivory_and_irony

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    • Hyura 2011-03-25 06:35:49
      Party snacks! ( ;∀;) Can we request? ARE THERE V系SPECIALS WITH BLOOD?

      Party snacks! ( ;∀;) Can we request? ARE THERE V系SPECIALS WITH BLOOD?

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    • inartistic 2011-03-24 23:01:36
      I think we can do that for sure :D I'll get to you once I decide specifics.

      I think we can do that for sure :D I'll get to you once I decide specifics.

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    • inartistic 2011-03-24 23:00:36
      Well, since you don't have much free time, working on sentient AI with your genius boyfriend and all that, I won't make you a maintainer. However, I greatly value your opinion, so I'll give you the title of Her Holiness, the High Consultant. (this also means you're in charge of party snacks)

      Well, since you don't have much free time, working on sentient AI with your genius boyfriend and all that, I won't make you a maintainer. However, I greatly value your opinion, so I'll give you the title of <strong>Her Holiness, the High Consultant</strong>.

      (this also means you're in charge of party snacks)

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    • inartistic 2011-03-24 22:56:14
      Well hey, if you actually enjoy maintaining, that's awesome. And you're pretty active here, so I think I can trust you with that sort of thing~ AIM (yuurei JOHNNY), MSN (mai.houchou@gmail.com), Gtalk (yamachi@gmail.com), contact me some time and we'll talk!

      Well hey, if you actually enjoy maintaining, that's awesome. And you're pretty active here, so I think I can trust you with that sort of thing~

      AIM (yuurei JOHNNY), MSN (mai.houchou@gmail.com), Gtalk (yamachi@gmail.com), contact me some time and we'll talk!

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    • inartistic 2011-03-24 22:54:33
      You're pretty active here, and you already have experience running things, yeah? Seems like it could work out :D Do you have AIM or something? I've AIM (yuurei JOHNNY), MSN (mai.houchou@gmail.com), and Gtalk (yamachi@gmail.com) if you'd like to contact me sometime (not that I have anything in mind to talk about |D, but it would be good if we'll be ~working together~).

      You're pretty active here, and you already have experience running things, yeah? Seems like it could work out :D

      Do you have AIM or something? I've AIM (yuurei JOHNNY), MSN (mai.houchou@gmail.com), and Gtalk (yamachi@gmail.com) if you'd like to contact me sometime (not that I have anything in mind to talk about |D, but it would be good if we'll be ~working together~).

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    • inartistic 2011-03-24 22:48:36
      Hi! I'm actually not looking for help with the design/coding aspect at this time, but thanks for your interest! I'll keep in you in mind if that situation ever arises in the future.

      Hi! I'm actually not looking for help with the design/coding aspect at this time, but thanks for your interest! I'll keep in you in mind if that situation ever arises in the future.

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    • Arithmetica 2011-03-24 22:31:34
      It looks like you have some people interested, if things don't work out with any of them I'm more then happy to help! I'm not very good about keeping up with news but for little things like cleaning up tags or helping brain storm some ideas. My free time is some what limited though :-S

      It looks like you have some people interested, if things don't work out with any of them I'm more then happy to help! I'm not very good about keeping up with news but for little things like cleaning up tags or helping brain storm some ideas. My free time is some what limited though :-S

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    • anonymous 2011-03-24 18:06:21
      I'd like to just put my name in there XD! YOu know what I have to offer from our talks online and such But I'd really like to help out with th community more ^_^ By rave_andou

      I'd like to just put my name in there XD! YOu know what I have to offer from our talks online and such But I'd really like to help out with th community more ^_^

      By rave_andou

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    • anonymous 2011-03-24 15:47:04
      I wouldn't mind helping! I don't know if you're looking for more than one person - if so, I would love to help (mainly) with the maintaining side of the community. All the stuff you wrote is what I love to do (especially the tagging and keep stuff up to date) However, about the bettering, I'm also not the best to come up with ideas tho... But I can try! Oh, and the calendar is a really good idea =) By ivory_and_irony

      I wouldn't mind helping!

      I don't know if you're looking for more than one person - if so, I would love to help (mainly) with the maintaining side of the community. All the stuff you wrote is what I love to do (especially the tagging and keep stuff up to date) However, about the bettering, I'm also not the best to come up with ideas tho... But I can try!

      Oh, and the calendar is a really good idea =)

      By ivory_and_irony

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    • anonymous 2011-03-24 03:39:59
      If you think you can use someone that knows some coding and quite some designing, feel free to contact me. bitextoxall on AIM, dictators.circus@hotmail.com on msn and e-mail. I'd love to discuss things with you, not to mention your UCP-community birthday calendar gave a very nice idea already. (: By fallenguitarist

      <small>If you think you can use someone that knows some coding and quite some designing, feel free to contact me. <i>bitextoxall</i> on AIM, <i>dictators.circus@hotmail.com</i> on msn and e-mail.

      I'd love to discuss things with you, not to mention your UCP-community birthday calendar gave a very nice idea already. (:

      By fallenguitarist

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