An administrator should have extensive knowledge on at least
one of the following, or sufficient knowledge in many: Human Tribes, elven
Tribes, other tribes, Geography and Geographical characteristics, Magic and the
process of magic, weaponry and the use and characteristics of specific weapons,
and any other areas which is deemed important in both the critiquing of
Character descriptions and the maintenance of Role Playing Games and Role
Playing Game requests.
CLAUSE 2. ACTIVITY AND RESOURCES. An administrator
must, before entering office, be active on the boards for at least 3 months and
have sufficient resources to visit the board each day. He or she will also need
a means to contact others through some means outside the board, preferably
through two or more types of popular instant messenger. Administrators will need
to be able to attend large group discussions and be easily reached in case of an
CLAUSE 3. EXPERIENCE. Unless there is a special
case, only those who are or have been moderators or character commenters in the
past can become administrators. They should have been part of some kind of
administration for a long enough time to be accustomed to the processes on the
board. It is also preferred that an administrator, before entering office, be
knowledgeable on the responsibilities and powers of the position and understand
what is expected of them.
CLAUSE 4: DETERMINATION AND VISION:
Determination and vision should carry through to the entire term of an
administratorís term in office. If a candidate doesnít believe he or she
possesses these traits, then more than likely the position will not be gained or
may be taken away if gained. Similarly, if a current administrator lacks these
traits, then he or she should reassess their reasons for being part of the
administration. Administrators who are driven, who want to be part of the
administration, and who are eager to help out are vital to the stability of the
boards as a whole. An administrator should have intelligent foresight, a basic
plan, and a path down which he or she would like to see the boards go.
TWO. ELECTION PROCESS.
Need and/or qualification allowing, a new administrator may
be selected from one of the moderators, though such occurrences should be rare
as to allow for a more functional and efficient administration. It is the duty
of the administrators to make a selection based on the criteria mentioned in
Section One. All of the administrators must be in accordance before promoting a
moderator into the administration.
THREE. POWERS AND DUTIES
ACTIVITY AND INVOLVEMENT. An administrator should be active at all times
unless on temporary leave to deal with a personal or academic issue, in which
case he or she should give warning to his or her fellow administrators before
taking leave. If this leave extends for 6 weeks or more, the administrator risks
losing his or her title, though the title can only be revoked if all the other
administrators agree to such actions. If an administrator is gone without
notification for a week, he or she will be warned and, if not response is made
without the subsequent three days, his or her title may be revoked.
Administrators should also partake in discussions directly effecting Santharia
as often as possible, and should, unless of temporary leave, check the
Administrative Forum (only available to admins) at least once a day, responding
to any issues that need to be dealt with.
CLAUSE 2. ASSIGNING TITLES. It is the obligation of
the Administration to make sure that all the information contained in a
character description is reasonable and correct. Administrators have the power
of titling, and thus ultimately decide if and when a character profile is ready
to enter the Role-playing portion of the boards. At least two administrators or
character creation moderators must approve of a character profile before it can
CLAUSE 3. CREATING AND EXECUTING RULES. All rules
must be agreed on by 80% of the administration before execution of them begins.
Any administrator can put forth a proposal for a new rule (whether it be of
their own making or the making of someone else) either by posting it in the
Administrative Forum or presenting it during a discussion. He or she, however,
must gain the consent and approval of the rest of the administrators before this
rule is presented to the other members. If, after the course of two weeks, the
majority of the administrators have approved of a regulation but a few have not
or have yet to comment on it, the rule may be implemented.
CLAUSE 4. ESTABLISHING ROLE PLAYING FORUMS. The
administrator must read and respond to any role-playing game proposals brought
forth by a member. It is the duty of the administrator to consider these
proposals and make sure that the plot can exist within the Santharian world. If
two administrators approve of the role-playing game story, a forum can be
created for it with the creator as the moderator after receiving enough
CLAUSE 5: ASSIGNING AND RELEGATING ROLES.
Administrators have the power to assign roles to members, making them
mini-moderators, moderators, or administrators, as well as to take those roles
away, making administrators moderators, mini-moderators to members, etc. An
administrator may only assign moderators to forums if the forum is a private
role-playing game that isnít under the control of the administration, as the
town role-plays are. In the cases of these town role-playing games and the other
forums of the board, 80% of administrators must agree to the member being
assigned to the position or being regulated to a lower position before such
actions are taking. If a member requests to be regulated, no agreement between
the administrators is needed. However, if a member wants to again regain that
role, the administrators must all agree that they should take back their former
CLAUSE 6. BANNING MEMBERS. If a memberís behavior
is consistently inappropriate even after several warnings, the administrators
have the choice to ban the user. Every member of the administration, including
the founder (Artimidor Federkiel), must approve of the banning before it is
done. If the decision on whether or not a member should be banned holds out for
two weeks and, though 80% of administrators believe the persons in question
should be banned but the other administrators have not decided, the member may
be banned. The member, before being banned, has the right to know why he or she
is receiving a punishment of this magnitude.
CLAUSE 7. CLOSING AND DELETING THREADS AND POSTS.
If a thread anywhere on the boards becomes the center of conflict among two or
more persons, an administrator has the right to close it in order to stop the
argument. This should, of course, be an extremely rare act. Threads are only to
be closed if the argument turns ugly, and include crude or obscene behavior or
bluntly offensive remarks. An administrator should gain the consent of at least
one other administrator before taking these actions. A thread or post can only
be deleted with the consent of all the administrators or by the consent of the
original creator of the topic.