Changes to user titles for moderators and administrators

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  1. HexMonkey Administrator

    HexMonkey

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    We have made some minor changes to clarify and simplify user titles for MacRumors staff and volunteers. Most now have one of the following user titles:

    • Moderators review forum posts and handle rule violations. Formerly Demi-God[dess] (Moderator).
    • Administrators oversee the moderators and moderation, and develop site policy. Some administrators have more specialised roles. Administrators were formerly known as macrumors god[dess] in most cases.
    • Editors and Contributing Editors are those who write the articles that appear on the front page.

    A couple of staff members have dual roles (for example, as both an administrator and editor), and this is indicated in their user titles.

    Those with one of the above user titles followed by emeritus formerly held the position but no longer have the associated powers or responsibilities.

    Members with the user titles macrumors Demi-God, macrumors Demi-Goddess and Contributor are not staff member or volunteers. They have paid for membership and as a partial thank-you we give them special user titles, access to a private forum, the ability to customize their profile page and photo album page, and ad-free viewing of the news pages and forums.

    Contacting the moderators and administrators

    (for full details, see How to contact the moderators and administrators)

    To alert the moderation team to an issue with a post or member, please use the "Report Post" feature (the red triangle at the bottom left of a post). To contact the support team or administrators, use the Contact Us link at the bottom of each page on the forums. To contact the editors, follow the Got a tip for us? Share it... link at the top of the home page. If you see an issue with an existing news article, you can report the applicable forum post and the moderators will bring it to the attention of the editors.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Wouldn't that be confusing to people though? I don't think enough people know what the word emeritus means.

    OK, I didn't know what that word meant and had to look it up. :eek:
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

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    I don't think so. It's a common term in academia and other professional career fields. That has always been a part of retired MacRumors moderators' title anyway. Plus there is always the built in dictionary in OS X. :)
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Emeritus was already used so its not part of the changes implemented :)
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Fair points by both. I never noticed it before.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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  7. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

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    Aw, I'm sorry to see the "old" titles go. I always thought it was so cool for the Admins to be "Gods"/"Goddesses" and "Demi-God"/"Demi-Goddess" "Moderator."
    I"m glad you are continuing with using the honorarium "Emeritus" for those who had served in the past.

    As this site grows and members continue to come-and-go, I can understand why the need to make sure everyone on the forum understands who does what and how to contact the appropriate person in the event of a question or situation.

    I do hope you always continue with the tradition of "Demi-God"/"Demi-Goddess" for contributors, though! :)
     

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