THE CHARACTER CREATION MODERATORS
CLAUSE 1. KNOWLEDGE. Those
who seek the title of moderator should have knowledge of the world in which the
role-playing games are set, and should have basic knowledge of the races and the
world. It is not required to know the details of every race and tribe, or to
know all the weapons existent in Santharia, but a moderator should know how to
find the information needed to do detailed critiques on character descriptions.
ACTIVITY. A person seeking to be a moderator should have remained active
while holding the title of mini-moderator. Actively following the duties and
obligations of their position is critical. Those who are frequently away, be it
for personal matters or any other reasons, will probably not be considered for
the title of moderator, though if they are able to subsequently remain active
for two months, they will be considered for a promotion.
CLAUSE 3. EXPERIENCE. An individual must have had
the position of mini-moderator for one month before they can be considered for
the position of moderator. During that time, they should have followed the
obligations of that position and showed extra dedication perhaps through
detailed discussions with newcomers, extensive critiques, or frequent comments.
A person who is known to be an active developer at the Development Board may be
considered for the title of moderator without needing to be a mini-moderator for
two active months.
TWO. ELECTION PROCESSES.
After two months under the
mini-moderator status or after several important entries at the development
board, a member may be considered for the title of moderator. The administrators
will point out those they recognize for their efforts in commenting and being
helpful to the newcomers and discuss among themselves. A member may also request
the position to a public post on the boards or through a private message to one
of the administrators.
THREE. POWERS AND DUTIES
CLAUSE 1: ACTIVITY AND INVOLVEMENT.
Moderators must be active in order for the character creation process to move
efficiently. If a moderator is away without notification for 10 days or more, a
letter will be sent to them requesting their activity be increased. If after 4
days following the message, the moderator is not active, the administration has
the ability to revoke them of their title. If a moderator informs the
administration before hand, they may be allowed away for a period of 8 weeks
before they risk losing their title. Moderators are encouraged to participate in
administrative discussions, but these discussions are not mandatory.
CLAUSE 2. COMMENTING. A moderator should post to
the best of his or her abilities and be around to help new players with their
CDs and answer any questions they have. If a moderator fails in such respects,
his or she will be given a warning (approved by 80% of the administration).
Three warnings earn a relieved title. Warnings have a time limit of three
months, so warnings older than three months cannot be used to relieve a
moderator of his or her title. Also, if a person is away without notification
for a week, he or she will gain a notification that the moderator title will be
taken away. If the moderator does not assume activity for three days following
this notification, he or she will be relieved of his or her title, though it may
gained back if, upon returning, there is a suitable explanation for being gone.
CLAUSE 3. DELETING OR EDITING THREADS AND POSTS. A
moderator may edit and delete posts, but only under discretion. A moderator may
only delete posts if given the ok from at least two administrators or if the
original writer requests that the thread be deleted. The same pretenses should
be taken for editing a post for content. However, if the moderator is merely
changing a posticon, no approval is required. If a post is deleted or edited for
content without the approval of two administrators or the approval of the
original writer, a moderatorís position may be terminated.
CLAUSE 4. ANSWERING QUESTIONS. The moderators
should answer any questions related to the board and character creation. Replies
should be answered effectively. If the moderator doesnít have enough information
to do so, he or she should research the site and/or talk to one of the
administrators or knowledgeable moderators. He or she may post to the best of
their abilities, but should inform others of the question and encourage fellow
moderators or administrators to look at the question.