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Ironduke
18 Dec 10,, 20:47
Fellow members of WAB,

The organization of forum staff has been restructured. There are no real changes at this time, however, there has been a strong clarification of existing roles and organization of staff structure to promote further order and avoid confusion among the membership regarding matters such as authority of staff and chain of command.

The current staff structure can be viewed here:
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/showgroups.php

There will be further changes in the upcoming year to ensure the staff can operate at the most optimal level, so that we may be most responsive to the needs and desires of the membership and be able to best address these issues (read last sentence in post).

Two weeks ago, I returned to WAB after an absence of one year. I recently moved to DC and had to deal with all the issues and priorities regarding an adjustment to a new environment, circumstances, and career in this time.

I have returned to a very active role in the administration of the site. My role and responsibility on the site is to do the necessary work that is mostly unseen.

So, despite not participating in way that is readily apparent (posting, discussions), I am very much active.

If you wish to get ahold of me regarding issues related to functioning of the WAB, feel free to message me.

For issues regarding moderation, please contact a moderator who will resolve the issue or pass it on to Iain (Parihaka), the administrator whose role is the arbiter of final review on issues regarding moderation.

There will be further changes in the long-term to promote activity, functionality, usability, quality of discussion, and other general positive improvements.

Regards, Ironduke
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com

Ironduke
18 Dec 10,, 21:29
CURRENT STAFF STRUCTURE

Senior Administrator - Ironduke

Primary WAB Responsibilities:
Functionality
Usability
Modifications and additions to site
Forum Guidelines
Moderator promotion
Promote activity, participation, and quality of discussion through technical means

Administrator - Parihaka

Primary WAB Responsibilities:
Arbiter of final review on moderation decisions
Relays information/concerns from moderators and membership that are the senior administrator's responsibilities
Delegate issues regarding moderation to moderators
Promote activity, participation, and quality of discussion through delegative means

Military/Military Civilian Moderators - astralis; JAD_333; Officer of Engineers; xinhui
Civilian Moderators: Julie; Tarek Morgen

Primary WAB Responsibilities:
Global Moderators, but especially in areas their expertise, priorities, and availability are best-suited for
Open and close threads
Move threads and posts
Provide coverage for one another when there is a necessary absence
Promote activity, participation, and quality of discussion through direct means

IT Admin - Chris, Martin

Primary WAB Responsibilities:
direct superiors of senior administrator
practical IT support and infrastructure for WAB

Reserve Moderators - Shek

Primary WAB Responsibilities:
Perform global moderator tasks on a temporary or interim basis when needed
Provide necessary feedback given their history and expertise on issues regarding administration/moderation

bigross86
18 Dec 10,, 23:18
Although I'm sure everybody knows this, let me be the first to once again thank the awesome team of Admins and Mods for watching over us here at WAB and keeping it what it is.

Skywatcher
18 Dec 10,, 23:19
Thanks to all the staff!

haim357
18 Dec 10,, 23:22
Ironduke, Welcome back,
Haim,
Haim357's Blog (http://haim357.wordpress.com/)

Ironduke
18 Dec 10,, 23:22
Although I'm sure everybody knows this, let me be the first to once again thank the awesome team of Admins and Mods for watching over us here at WAB and keeping it what it is.
BTW buddy, it's great to see you back. We've talked briefly, but there's been about five years since we last really knew each other, due to your service and my absence of one year.

I'll have to make sure to catch up with you when my circumstances permit. :)

bigross86
18 Dec 10,, 23:55
Anytime. just drop me a PM, or peruse the Random Thread. That's where you can usually find me... ;)

S2
19 Dec 10,, 00:12
It's a good staff. I'm very pleased with this forum's oversight and direction.

Bigfella
19 Dec 10,, 00:28
Nice to have you back Ironduke, hope to see you more active in some forums.

Ironduke
19 Dec 10,, 01:14
Nice to have you back Ironduke, hope to see you more active in some forums.
I'll be on the threads when it's bullshit and smooth sailing. Until then, there's work to be done. Thorough, well-paced, and carefully considered improvements. If WAB were a skyscraper, I'm stuck in the engineering/boiler room in the basement.

zraver
19 Dec 10,, 01:37
welcome back Duke

Albany Rifles
19 Dec 10,, 17:42
To all the Mods, Iain, et al,

You guys do a great job keeping us off the guardrails. I have been on some boards where it is like being in the primate house with all the poo being flung around. You guys get ahead of the pretty quickly.....muchos gracias!


Ironduke, keep shovelling the coal into that furnace in the basement....someone has to do some work around here!

USSWisconsin
19 Dec 10,, 18:20
It's a good staff. I'm very pleased with this forum's oversight and direction.

I heartily second that, Outstanding staff, wonderful forum, great members, many thanks to all.
The WAB has been my favorite hobby these last two years, I have learned much, enjoyed every day that I have been here, I am proud to be a member.
Glad to have you back Ironduke.