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Extra Consideration When Choosing/ Nominating Staff Members For Fw

Discussion in 'Featured Wynncraftian Suggestions' started by SilverMirror, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. SilverMirror

    SilverMirror Honorary Rank #3 | First Player with Negative XP HERO

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    Hi

    So this post is not a nomination, but it's a suggestion about FW and since this section is specifically about FW technically it fits in this category.

    I want to recommend the community to have extra consideration when nominating staff members for FW, and hope the judges for FW would do the same when it comes to considering staff members as well.

    Staff members by default should have already done a lot for the community, especially for staff positions like mods. This criteria overlaps with FW in some extend and giving them a high chance of winning by default as this is why they are chosen to be the mod or staff at the first place, they are entitled. Moreover, becoming a staff also gives him or her the opportunity and ability to do goods for the server, again this is entitled, and overlap with requirements for FW.

    FW should be much more than just staff members handing prizes to each other. Should be something given to under appreciated community members that do goods but doesn't stand out. That's why this existed at the first place

    So I hope the community can think twice before nominating staff members, and nominate according to what they have done outside of their position and before they have acquired their position. And consider why they stand out from the list of mods/staff that allow them to have FW. Instead of simply listing wt they have done. Same goes to the panel of judges when considering choosing FW.

    Welcome any critique/suggestions
     
  2. captainganon

    captainganon God of k | Derpalope VIP+

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    TL;DR being Staff already highlights one as doing more for the community, adding the FW on top of that is redundant and could be used to show off other important figures that don't have the privilege of being Staff members and thus being very much in the public eye.
     
  3. Pretzule

    Pretzule eats pretzels Staff Member Moderator Community Manager HERO Support Team

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    I agree, I would like it if there were more people either recommended in the community that were not CT or mod team because it makes for a much more interesting interview imo.

    The issue is either people just really don't like to recommenced other people, or there isn't enough people that are doing things that are cool or that stand out.
    (I feel like it's the second one but I'm still hoping that people just don't like making threads.)
     
  4. naybelline

    naybelline Queen Naybee HERO

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    Absolutely agree, look at my nomination, yes I probably haven't done something outstanding that is plastered all over the forums, or anything that is arty farty or really good at coding or whatever.
    Yet it got shut down and ridiculed. I think that in itself is very off putting to anyone wanting to nominate anyone.
     
  5. Beefandleather

    Beefandleather Gone and forgotten VIP+

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    I feel like we should also nominate notable Veterans of this server/people that played a big part in bringing fun to the community since earlier days, and not just through events. I get it, FW is mainly for people who brought contributions to the server-be it events or staff roles. But let's not forget members who were prominent back in the days too, shall we. If they are still alive now
     
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    King Kaelan The Express Guide of the Forums VIP

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    ectoplasmaticgoo Gym rat HERO

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    Yeah, I absolutely get your point. It's why I find a FW requirements a double sword. On one hand, the fact you gotta do something outstanding for a community already limits a vast majority of the users. On another hand, if we remove that requirement, FW losses on value. And let's be honest, there is so much a person can do and so much can be done.

    And I'm never gonna consider art a talent or community contribution. Making art is like going to the gym, if it was hard or required talent, not so
    many would do it or be good at it.

    I wouldn't mind you getting FW, as you are genuinely a nice person. I saw you several times helping lower leveled players with lost gear, and that's a community contribution.

    I have 2 reasons I never nominated anyone:
    1) All those who vote "no" on nomination threads, not because they have a good reason, but because they want to decrease your chances in order to increase theirs.
    2) People see FW as a competition and being featured as a prize. That's not what it was supposed to be or what it presents.

    It's the community mentality that off puts me in nominating anyone.
     
  8. SilverMirror

    SilverMirror Honorary Rank #3 | First Player with Negative XP HERO

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    Agree, impo FW shouldn't even be a thing, no one should be push forward, if a person fulfills and deserves FW he or she wouldn't even need to be push forward to be known by the community
     
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  9. Yuno F Gasai

    Yuno F Gasai Forum God FW

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    I have to disagree with you, there are a lot of people that contributed a lot to the community but people don't know about them
     
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  10. ectoplasmaticgoo

    ectoplasmaticgoo Gym rat HERO

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    You are free to provide an example.
    Also, if you know someone like that, nothing stops you from nominating.
     
  11. Yuno F Gasai

    Yuno F Gasai Forum God FW

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    Fibunny, sya, jj
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    I nominated sya because I know him and what he has done, I don't know enough about others to nominate them as most of their work was before me
     
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  12. ectoplasmaticgoo

    ectoplasmaticgoo Gym rat HERO

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    I'll give you the sya point. I dunno who he is, tho I voted yes in your thread.
    Also fair point in not nominating others because you don't know them well.
    Fibunny used to be a moderator. JJ was known to everyone as he was one of the best forumers this place saw. Those 2 weren't unknown.
     
  13. Yuno F Gasai

    Yuno F Gasai Forum God FW

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    They are now, I see fw more as a way to make sure people will remember their contribution to the community
     
  14. ectoplasmaticgoo

    ectoplasmaticgoo Gym rat HERO

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    Well, considering us 2 are talking about them, I can't agree about them being forgotten.
    It's also impossible to interview someone who hasn't been active in ages.

    I see fw more as a way to make sure people will remember...

    Is that really how you see FW? A way to boost to the community what someone has done and to make sure people don't forget about it?
    If a community contribution was exceptional, it won't be forgotten, just like JJ's weren't by us who remember him. Those who don't, don't need to, as he hasn't done anything in the recent times.

    Is that why you are so obsessed about being nominated? So people don't forget what you have a done after you leave? I'm sorry, but what you just said fits your profile a bit too well just for it to be a coincidence. You are turning a FW into a museum, a display of personal achievements, a way to rub in how someone is more useful than others. I can't ever, nor will ever, agree with that. The whole point of FW is to bring community closer and get to know someone a little bit better, not to ensure you will live like a legend after you are gone.
     
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  15. Yuno F Gasai

    Yuno F Gasai Forum God FW

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    But they will be forgotten soon, I joined the forums after jj and fibbuny left, they're are only a handful of people that remember them.
    And I don't really see how fw brings the community closer. The way to bring the community together is if they work together on projects
     
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    ectoplasmaticgoo Gym rat HERO

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    I know you don't see it. It's apparent from the way you see FW. I can't explain to you how it brings the community closer, as it's not something
    you explain but feel. The reason I like JJ so much is not because what he has done here, but because I got to know him as a person. Nothing he wrote on the forums can come close to what he said outside of them. That's why I'll always consider him a friend. Not because of his threads, but because he was a kind person, passionate, ready to talk and help. And you can only see that if you get to know him better, not by working on projects or presenting his achievements. Be a person above all.
     
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    lonttano Travelled Adventurer

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    fw stand for.....?
     
  18. Yuno F Gasai

    Yuno F Gasai Forum God FW

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    Glitchedslayer Godly Horse Breeder and Memer HERO

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    @Yuno F Gasai can't nominate themselves
     
  20. Yuno F Gasai

    Yuno F Gasai Forum God FW

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