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33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Status of forum moderators in the Gentoo project</td> 34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Status of forum moderators in the Gentoo project</td>
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35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td> 36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td>
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37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0038.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/06/24 21:32:46</a></td> 38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0038.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/06/28 19:11:04</a></td>
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39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Christian Hartmann &lt;christian.hartmann at email.de&gt;, 40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Christian Hartmann &lt;christian.hartmann at email.de&gt;,
40Wernfried Haas &lt;w.haas at xover.htu.tuwien.ac.at&gt;.</td> 41Wernfried Haas &lt;w.haas at xover.htu.tuwien.ac.at&gt;,
42Tom Knight &lt;tomk at gentoo.org&gt;.</td>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td> 44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">06-May-2005</td> 50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">06-May-2005</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">17-Jun-2005</td> 52<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">17-Jun-2005, 28-Jun-2005</td>
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113will have to be created and established that the recruits need to follow. 115will have to be created and established that the recruits need to follow.
114This document (called <a class="reference" href="http://curtis119.no-ip.org/forum-guide.xml">Moderators handbook/FAQ</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[1]</a>) will include the moderation guidelines 116This document (called <a class="reference" href="http://curtis119.no-ip.org/forum-guide.xml">Moderators handbook/FAQ</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[1]</a>) will include the moderation guidelines
115as they are currently available in the moderators forum plus a FAQ that was created as 117as they are currently available in the moderators forum plus a FAQ that was created as
116a possible candidate for a forums-quiz. The guidelines and the FAQ should help the 118a possible candidate for a forums-quiz. The guidelines and the FAQ should help the
117moderator to get some general information about how to moderate the forums.</p> 119moderator to get some general information about how to moderate the forums.</p>
118<p>Suggested procedure for becoming global moderator: 120<p>Suggested procedure for becoming global moderator: Existing moderators can
119Existing moderators can suggest a user to become a moderator. The ability of the new 121suggest a user to become a moderator. The ability of the new moderator to
120moderator to deal with people in a kind way and to detect misplaced posts, etc usually 122deal with people in a kind way and to detect misplaced posts, etc usually
121also has been reviewed by the other moderators already since they can read his 123also has been reviewed by the other moderators already since they can read
122previous posts and suggestions in the forums feedback threads. 124their previous posts and suggestions in the forums feedback threads. If they
123If he accepts, he will become moderator on the forums. A bug will be filed on b.g.o 125accept, they will become moderator on the forums. A bug will be filed on
124containing information about the new moderator. Afterwards he must answer the staff 126b.g.o containing information about the new moderator. Afterwards they must
125quiz that will be revisited by devrel. The quiz then will be send to <a class="reference" href="mailto:recruiters&#64;g.o">recruiters&#64;g.o</a> for 127answer the staff quiz that will be revisited by devrel. The quiz then will
126revision.</p> 128be sent to <a class="reference" href="mailto:recruiters&#64;g.o">recruiters&#64;g.o</a> for revision. Becoming staff member is not
129optional, but mandatory.</p>
127<p>The first month is supposed to be a test period, if the moderator 130<p>The first month is supposed to be a test period, if the moderator
128does not do anything in that time or messes up in another way, he will be 131does not do anything in that time or messes up in another way, they will be
129restored to his old user status. The mentor(s) and everyone of the forums team 132restored to their old user status. The mentor(s) and everyone of the forums team
130are encouraged to help the new moderator if he is unsure how to deal with a 133are encouraged to help the new moderator if they are unsure how to deal with a
131situation.</p> 134situation.</p>
132</div> 135</div>
133<div class="section" id="rationale"> 136<div class="section" id="rationale">
134<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id14" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 137<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id14" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
135<p>The process of aquiring new developers seems to work for the rest of Gentoo 138<p>The process of aquiring new developers seems to work for the rest of Gentoo
146read the FAQ as well as they had to take a quiz, so they will learn the information 149read the FAQ as well as they had to take a quiz, so they will learn the information
147given in this document.</p> 150given in this document.</p>
148</div> 151</div>
149<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 152<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
150<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id15" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 153<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id15" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
151<p>Most moderators are currently not staff members. Becoming a staff member is not mandatory
152for existing moderators. If they want to become a staff member they need to take the
153staff quiz. If they don't they just stay in their position as moderator without
154becoming a staff member.</p>
155<p>Moderators who are currently inactive (Bodhisattva status) should be 154<p>Moderators who are currently inactive (Bodhisattva status) should be
156considered as old moderators in case they come back. New moderators should 155considered akin to retired developers and will have to take the staff quiz
156if they return to moderation activities. New moderators should have to go
157have to go through the mentoring process in any case as stated above.</p> 157through the mentoring process in any case as stated above.</p>
158<p>Moderators in national forums: In our internal discussion it turned out that not 158<p>Moderators in national forums: In our internal discussion it turned out that not
159all moderators in the national forums are able to speak english well, which 159all moderators in the national forums are able to speak english well, which
160would be a requirement to become a staff member. We decided that it would 160would be a requirement to become a staff member. We decided that it would
161counter productive to make it mandatory for them. Becoming a staff member is 161counter productive to make it mandatory for them. Becoming a staff member is
162optional for these moderators.</p> 162optional for these moderators.</p>
177<li><a class="reference" href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/28985">Thread on gentoo-dev</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id9" id="id10" name="id10">[4]</a></li> 177<li><a class="reference" href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/28985">Thread on gentoo-dev</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id9" id="id10" name="id10">[4]</a></li>
178</ul> 178</ul>
179</div> 179</div>
180<div class="section" id="id1"> 180<div class="section" id="id1">
181<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id17" name="id1">References</a></h1> 181<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id17" name="id1">References</a></h1>
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185<tr><td class="label"><a name="id2">[1]</a></td><td><em>(<a class="fn-backref" href="#id3">1</a>, <a class="fn-backref" href="#id4">2</a>)</em> <a class="reference" href="http://curtis119.no-ip.org/forum-guide.xml">http://curtis119.no-ip.org/forum-guide.xml</a></td></tr> 185<tr><td class="label"><a name="id2">[1]</a></td><td><em>(<a class="fn-backref" href="#id3">1</a>, <a class="fn-backref" href="#id4">2</a>)</em> <a class="reference" href="http://curtis119.no-ip.org/forum-guide.xml">http://curtis119.no-ip.org/forum-guide.xml</a></td></tr>
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188<table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="id5" rules="none"> 188<table class="footnote" frame="void" id="id5" rules="none">
189<colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup> 189<colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
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191<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id6" name="id5">[2]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2</a></td></tr> 191<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id6" name="id5">[2]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2</a></td></tr>
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197<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id8" name="id7">[3]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/quiz/staff-quiz.txt">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/quiz/staff-quiz.txt</a></td></tr> 197<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id8" name="id7">[3]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/quiz/staff-quiz.txt">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/quiz/staff-quiz.txt</a></td></tr>
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203<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id10" name="id9">[4]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/28985">http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/28985</a></td></tr> 203<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id10" name="id9">[4]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/28985">http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/28985</a></td></tr>
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