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|Posted by Viridian - 02-7-14 09:18 - 6 comments
|This advertisement thread is for forums and websites requiring a link back in order to post our own advertisement on their site. As with anything that is off-site on VH, we cannot police everything posted, so the standard precaution applies: we are not responsible for anything posted on any sites we post in this thread. We will do our best to make sure that the sites we associate with here uphold our standards of protecting members and abiding by content rules, but there is no way to check every thread and every post. If you see something questionable on any of these advertised sites, do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove the advertisement.
If you have a moment, consider visiting these sites and checking out what they have to offer. If we have a thread posted there, take another moment to comment on said advertistement (if allowed by the site in question) and let them know how much you love VH!
Advertisement here does not mean affiliation with these forums and websites, and continued advertisement in this thread is at the discretion of the moderators. If you have a suggestion of where you think VH should consider advertising, please check out the PR forum on the off-topic board for ways to help VH. Also check out this thread on VH's social media presence!
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| Moderator Absences & Clerks
|Posted by Weasley - 01-13-14 05:02 - 0 comments
I'm sure many of you have noticed that last year was not the most stellar year from the moderation team. (In fact, I know you have. It's very politely implied all over your moderator applications. <3) For various reasons, many of the moderators were away for long periods of time because of events in their real lives (some good, some not).
Despite the courageous efforts of the few moderators who were active at various times, VH suffered considerably because of it. For this I am very sorry.
We are in the process of hiring new moderators to help out and liven things up. The existing mods have known each other for years and are a close knit team, so we've tended to bend over backwards to cover for each other as long as possible. That said, I'm putting a new policy into effect so we don't have to give up on their return, but can still keep a fully active team. The result will be that you can easily tell which moderators are available to help and which are not.
Moderators who need to take more than a couple weeks off will be made inactive until they're ready to come back. If a mod doesn't have the Moderator badge under their avatar, they're not here. We'll get their jobs officially reassigned to other mods right away and keep those assignments up to date in this topic. If the absence will be extended or too many mods are on sabbatical, we'll recruit new help.
Dippet, Dumbledore, Lufkin, and Wigglesworth are currently on sabbatical and inactive. They have good reasons for being away. We believe and sincerely hope they will come back. Until they do, please do not go to them with questions or any mod matters. They can't approve anything or make any changes on the board.
They can however still post on the board and there's a small chance you might see them pop into a roleplay as their portrait alter ego. I say there's a small chance because I suggested it and think it would be lovely for them to pop in and play without the pressure to do "mod things", but you know... they're all busy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
We're accepting applications for new moderators until January 18th. Please read this topic for further details. (Be sure to read both posts. The first is a bit old.)
I just wanted to mention that we've put an end to the clerk program and all the clerk accounts have been retired. We are very grateful for all the help they were able to provide. <3
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| Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
|Posted by Wigglesworth - 03-27-12 17:50 - 2 comments
The Daily Prophet Needs YOU!
Have you written for the Daily Prophet in the past? If so, please re-fill out this form and PM it to Barnabus Cuffe
here on VH as I need this information again. Do you want
to write for the Daily Prophet? If so, we’re looking for a sports correspondent and some general columnists. If this is something you’d like to do, please fill out the form and also PM it to Barnabus Cuffe
here on VH. Currently we’re not certain of how many people we will be hiring but be sure to get your applications in ASAP!
[b]The position you are applying for:[/b]
[b]Tell us about yourself, not your character. How long have you been on VH? How many alters do you have (we require no names, thank you). What have you done in the past?[/b]
[b]Link to one RP you are very proud of (one that you think you wrote very well, etc):[/b]
[b]What do you think the Prophet should be?[/b]
[b]What do you think you bring to the Prophet? In other words, why should I hire you?[/b]
[b]Please give one [u]idea[/u] for an article (don’t actually write the article, this is just to see what kinds of ideas you have):[/b]
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| Moderator applications
|Posted by Weasley - 10-16-11 23:03 - 1 comments
|Hello witches and wizards!
As promised, the mods and I have been assessing the state of VH and our moderating team in particular. We hope not just to prevent messes like the delay in Sorting this year, but also to improve the running of VH in general. (I just want to be clear that the Sorting thing was mostly my fault and that the mods have done such a great job in recent years with minimal input from me. But there's always room for improvement and I want us to be the best! <3)
One thing we're considering is hiring new mods. We have always been very mysterious in the past about how we choose new mods to join our ranks. And... we will continue to be!
However, I would like to give you all the opportunity to let us know if you're interested and why you think you'd make a good moderator.
I should warn you there's a good chance we'll choose our candidates as we always have, application or no. There's even a chance we'll decide we don't need any new moderators at this time after all.
Just think of this as a way to put yourself on our radar. Even if we don't choose you now, we may take notice of you and like what we see between now and the next time we need a new mod. (If you want to be a mod, you are planning on sticking around for a couple years, right? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) )
Please submit your application to me by Monday, October 24th.
(We might accept them a little later than that, but I'll only promise to wait until October 24th before we choose anyone).
As for the application, I'm gonna take a page from Wiggles' clerk applications and make you write it yourself.
Please do include the following information in some form or other:
*The names of all your alters we're likely to know of (i.e. You can leave off the Gryffindor firsty you abandoned after 5 posts)
*When you joined VH
*Why you want to be a moderator (Why? Why? What is wrong with you?)
*What experience or qualities you think would make you a good moderator
*Anything in particular you'd like to accomplish as a moderator
*Anything else you think would be relevant
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