Hello Shatter, I hope everything is well with you. During my leave of absence I took some time to reflect over what was working well on the wiki and what wasn’t working so well. I habe come to the realization that the staff on this wiki could be working more as a team rather than individual units as we have tended to do in the past. The way we were running worked just fine as this wiki was smaller, even 1 year ago, but now that the wiki has grown and become larger, with there inherently being drama, I believe it is only fair to change with the times.
As a result, I have decided that the best way to operate is to hold monthly staff meetings, which will essentially be an updated version of the old administrator meetings, although these meetings will take place in the forums. Each meeting will run as follows: the head bureaucrat (me) will begin the meeting with an introduction of any pressing wiki matters and essentially provide an outline of what needs to be discussed in the meeting. Then, each staff member must respond that they are present within 48 hours to show that they are present. If they fail to do so, they will be considered absent. Being absent for three monthly meetings in a row will result in a demotion, although for this system to function properly I highly encourage you to attend every meeting.
After 48 hours or after everyone states that they are present, the actual meeting will commence, beginning with everything the head bureaucrat outlined. This will primarily consist of voting. Matters such as unblocking users and new rule implementation will be discussed in this manner. New staff positions will still be decided in chat among only administrators while many less serious matters will continue to be left to the entire community to vote on I will explain how exactly this voting procedure will work later on in this message.
After the first stage is complete, any other staff members are free to bring up any issues they feel are necessary to discuss and this will play out similarly to stage 1, with each staff member having complete control of the meeting (although the head bureaucrat may intervene if necessary) until they are finished, and then the next staff member may begin talking and so on. Any other bureaucrats will have control, than any non-bureaucrat administrators, then content moderators and rollbacks, then discussion moderators and chat moderators, then social media managers. When multiple users have the same position, whoever has held that position for the longest will go first. When the meeting has finished, the head bureaucrat will close the meeting with a summary of all the decisions made.
Rather than only involving administrators, I believe it is in the wiki’s best interest to include all staff members, including social media managers, content moderators, and any other positions we may have in the future. These meetings will comprise most of the wiki’s meetings among staff members from now on in order to ensure that all staff members have a say rather than just administrators. However, the Instagram administrator group-chat will still function for pressing matters that cannot wait until these meetings occur at the beginning of each month. In addition, when selection new staff members, solely administrators will still meet in the wiki’s chat.
For now when it comes to voting, all staff members besides administrators will have 1 vote, while administrators will have 1.5 votes. This is to preserve the fact that administrators have some sort of final say, being the most experienced users on the wiki, without becoming overly powerful. In order for a vote to pass a simple majority (51% support the vote) is required, except for unblocking a user, where 75% supporting staff members is required.
Keep in mind that this is a VERY early, rough draft of the staff meetings and I anticipate them changing a lot over time in order to adapt to the wiki’s needs. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know so that the staff meetings can function the best as possible. Normally, staff meetings will take place at the beginning of each month. However, since I needed some time to figure out all of the details, the first staff meeting will be taking place on January 13. I hope to see you there!
It will be occurring on the forums probably around 12 PM PT. The meeting will probably be open for no less than 3 days and no longer then 5-6 to ensure that everyone says everything they need to. Obviously it is not necessary to be on the wiki that entire time. Rather than a set in stone meeting as past meetings have been, this will function more as a sort of group chat where people can respond at any time of the day.
By "PT" do you mean Portugal time? If so then I'll only be able to attend after circa 18-19 hours on January 13, but since you're saying that the meetings will have 3-5 days of duration I think it'll be fine.
Thank you again and I apologize for the inconvenience.
First off, Content mods can't ban people so I don't understand why you're bothering Shattering.
Do you not know how the sock puppeting rules work around here? Sock puppeting once = banned FOREVER. that's what happened to LittleJackk so you should be permabanned too, but I doubt you will considering the mods are so biased and banned Jackk because they didn't like him. Jackk did nothing wrong.
Sock puppeting once doesn’t equal banned forever. He got banned for like a year for using a sockpuppet to harass other users. Had it been just to insert himself back into the community, it would’ve been shorter. Then he continuously created sockpuppets which he abused to harass and insult other users, which is why he’s now permanently blocked. Don’t know why you’re trying to defend him when you weren’t even here for the whole ordeal.
Oh you obese little c*nt, just because I joined the website today doesn't mean you're able to manipulate me. I have been lurking here for literal years watching you badly try to manage your wikia. Your mother must regret not aborting you.
You banned Jack for a year before any of the sock puppeting, when he was on MM2Leaking just trolling for the fun of it and not breaking any rules. he wasn't banned while on MM2Leaking so how in the f*ck is that sock puppeting? Dumb ass.
You were just trash talking him on one of your Wikia's and saying that him inserting himself back into the Wikia was the reason why he was permabanned.. but now you're saying this bullshit about how if he did that it wouldn't be a big deal! You have contradicted yourself in this situtation so many times it's laughable. You don't know the reasons why he was creating sock puppets, it was not to harass users. He loved this Wikia so much and spent years editing on it just so you could permaban him for literally no reason!!! so he made sock puppets so he could edit. You permabanned him after he made 1 (one) sock puppet just like Fred and Jack didn't even insult anyone on it.
if you were in his position you would be defending yourself too! When idiots where trash talking him he defended himself, like a normal person. How on earth is that breaking rules?? You punished Jack for fighting back but you didn't punish any of the people who were STARTING the fights and insulting him which shows your obvious f*cking bias. You are a horrible admin, Melanie would hate you and pretty soon this entire Wikia will be tired of you and Red and we will work our asses off to get you demoted. It's about time Karma hits you like a truck.