For quite sometime now the Oddworld Forums have been overstaffed. While this has meant we have had plenty of supervision of forums, it has come to the point where the forums are no longer in need of as many staff members. Coincidentally, many staff members no longer show up. So now it comes time to shift, basically every position in the forums. Most of the current Moderators have been relieved of their of duties, and most of the positions will not be filled up again (at the current time, anyway).
We have decided to relieve the following Moderators of their duties:
- Alector (Fan Corner)
- Disgruntled Intern (Off-Topic Discussion)
- Majic (Off-Topic Discussion)
- Max the Mug (General Discussion, Spoiler Forum)
- oddguy (General Discussion, Spoiler Forum, Fan Corner)
- The Red Muse (Oddworld RPG)
In addition, this means that T-nex will become officially the proper Moderator for Oddworld RPG. While I'm at it, I'd like to congratulate her on her tremendous effort. Oddworld RPG is actually booming for once in its history, and I honestly owe her a great deal of respect. (Yes, I've been meaning to thank you for sometime now :P)
I mentioned we would be promoting four members. This is a little trickier to explain, as it involves a lot of shifting power, so bear with me. To start things off, and to distinguish those with total Administrative control, I will be promoted to Administrator along with Abe Babe. It is nothing more than a title change, for Super Moderator and Administrator have always had the same powers - until now. A new usergroup will be created, and we'll be calling that the 'Global Moderators' or GMOD for short. They will sit inbetween Administrators and Super Moderators. Effectively, they are what Super Moderator (while I occupied the position) were, except Administrative access will be dulled down a bit to maintain the gap between Administrator and Global Moderator, as well as maintain security over the OddNet. Super Moderators will be reserved for members who take charge of entire categories, or in our instance, 'Zulags'.
To make this simpler to understand, I'll put it in a list format:
- Administrator (total Administrative control)
- Global Moderator (restricted Administrative control, complete all-forum control)
- Super Moderator (complete category-forums control)
- Moderator (complete forum-on-forum basis control)
And the part you've all been waiting for! The actual people who will be promoted! Yay!
- SeaRex (Global Moderator)
- Xavier (Zulag One Super Moderator)
- Hobo (Zulag Two Super Moderator)
- Rich (Off-Topic Moderator)
Basically, SeaRex is now your number one man when Abe Babe or myself are not around. He'll have complete forum access, so if you're naughty, he'll have the authority and power to ban you should he see fit. Our two new Super Moderators will have the same powers as Moderators, except they will now have those powers spread over all the forums in their respective categories / Zulags. Essentially, when there are disagreements, the Super Moderator has the higher authority than the Moderator. But I doubt such problems should arise. And Rich has been made Off-Topic Moderator, as that is the forum with the highest activity, and now being two Moderator less, even with a new Global and Super Moderator, I believed it neccessary to appoint a full-time Off-Topic Moderator.
I wish the best of luck to all of our new staff members
The Oddworld Forums Administrative Team