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Old 09/03/2017   #1
Lex
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Hello all,

I wanted to let some time pass from previous events before putting feelers out for another community manager.

If anyone is interested, feel free to post here or PM - nominate those who you think would do a good job or put yourself forward. I should make it clear this won't come to a public vote, we're going to discuss who would be the right fit then have one-on-one conversations to see how anyone nominated or up for the job would like to handle the role.

So having said that, if you're nominating someone or putting yourself forward I'd like to also see ideas and suggestions for what you/ someone in the role would contribute as community manager.

In the past the community manager has basically been responsible for running events on the forum (such as the annual awards and community playthroughs), but you are free to bring anything else you would like to the role.

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Old 09/03/2017   #2
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Flint. He is obviously more than capable of the role and a great face for the community. He's also dedicated as heck so that'd never be an issue.

Flare. She's in touch with all the users here, shows enthusiasm for events when they're running and would do a good job coming up with ideas. She was also JT's own recommendation for the role shortly before his departure.

I've no idea if either of them are willing but those are my top picks.
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Old 09/03/2017   #3
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I agree on both those nominations, though I think Flint already has hands full with managing articles and hosting the podcast. But if he thinks he can do it, he has my vote.

Flare would be great at the job too, and also has my vote.
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Old 09/03/2017   #4
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I've been Community Manager before (I basically created the position), and while I think it's possibly the most fun and rewarding job on our staff, I'm not going to be putting myself forward for it again. That's partly because I want to see what someone else would bring to the role, and partly because I feel like I've found my niche looking after the front page. Hosting the podcast is just a bonus.

I'm sure I'll be involved in deciding who we appoint but I don't have any nominations myself for the time being.
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Old 09/04/2017   #5
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Another nomination for Flare. Whenever I check this place out, she is always enthusiastic and gets involved in the community events, and just generally seems like a pleasant person. I think she'd do a great job.
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Old 09/04/2017   #6
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To me the community manager other than hosting events can come up with new events & activities ideas for the member base.

On that note I would like to nominate Kionae. Since she has joined she has been active in the community and events.
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Old 09/05/2017   #7
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Chloe Frazer wrote: On that note I would like to nominate Kionae. Since she has joined she has been active in the community and events.
I appreciate the nomination, but honestly, I can be a bit of a flake when it comes to things like that. I'm great at it until I lose interest, and then I tend to dick around and procrastinate. I'm happy to jump in as an assistant now and then, though.
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Old 09/07/2017   #8
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Felt like I should post and say, I do accept the nominations, as much of a surprise that they are. o.o Whatever the decision, I feel kinda honored to have been nominated. <3 I'd do my best to live up to them and help out on TLS if such a decision is made.
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Old 09/09/2017   #9
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Flare for President!

I also throw my (om)nom(nomnom) at Flare - she's fantastic to everyone on the forum, engages in a lot of the events and is quite creative in that I think she'll have some new ideas to do some new events here and there, aside from the regulars.
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Old 09/17/2017   #10
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While I'd have no problem with Flare being our next Community Manager, I do feel like this process would benefit from a few more candidates. So far the only other people nominated have been me and Kionae, and we've both turned it down.

There are quite a few people who have the basic qualifications to do the job, namely: a good rapport with our community, a friendly and polite manner, organisational skills, a willingness to take the initiative, and a little creativity. I'm not sure how many of those people have the time to dedicate to it, but I'll nominate some anyway and let them withdraw if they want to. Don't just withdraw if you think there's someone better suited to the job – let Lex and the other staff members make that decision!
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Old 09/17/2017   #11
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I'm flaky enough with my current responsibilities, and prone to procrastination. I shall pass on that basis. Many thanks though.
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Old 09/17/2017   #12
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I'm giving it a bit of time for people to make their nominations and responses before we discuss how to proceed

Please have a think if there are any candidates you'd like to nominate over the next couple of weeks folks
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Old 09/17/2017   #13
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I will admit that I was THIS> <CLOSE to volunteering as tribute at the start as the position really appeals to me, but I was a wincy bit intimidated by the whole idea ‘cause I thought, “Surely, I lack the seniority to be seriously considered as a candidate.” Nah what I’m sayin?? New kid on the block slinkin’ in and makin’ demands!



And the Flare Bear is so awesome! <3 I’m certainly not on the same level as Xiao Flare-Chan in terms of, hmmm, community intimacy/involvement/familiarity (I guess those are the words???) and, again, I believe she would make for an awesome-sauce new CM (haha, I’ve told her already that she’s basically staff in my mind). However, because of Flint’s line here:

Flint wrote: Don't just withdraw if you think there's someone better suited to the job – let Lex and the other staff members make that decision!
...I will humbly accept the nomination and would love to be considered for the spot. What I lack in experience (if you will), I will surely try and make up for in enthusiasm, ha.

Also, thanks for the nom, yo, my heart did touched little butterfly jump thingies reading my name! D’awww, happy feels.
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Old 09/17/2017   #14
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In case anyone is wondering why I haven't posted much, I'm remaining as impartial as possible while the nominations and discussions take place here. I wouldn't want to affect perceptions or opinions with my suggestions
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Old 09/17/2017   #15
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There was me thinking you'd already decided on the outcome and were making us all jump through the hoops as a formality. Oh wait, this isn't Westminster.
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