You lost staff activity because there's nothing to moderate and the rules were changed to a very hands off approach. You're busy, hadn't seen slater post in months, and occasionally see rvideo post... Mods didn't need or have much access or direction with the new site. We were left in the dark and got notice on updates along with regular members.
Part of being a mod (in my eyes at least), means being active. You're actually one of the few that have stayed active. But to your point, there's not much need for post or thread moderation, and let's be honest, there wouldn't have been much need on the old site aside from the fact that we needed people to kill bot spam.
Personally, I don't see the need for mods with the description you're looking for. You, slater, and rvideo are the ones running things behind the scene with vip input. Not much is going to change with adding two mods.
Not upset with the change, there's literally nothing to moderate in terms of being a moderator, just wish there was more communication and attention on the forum itself. I hope you get what you're looking for and it helps the site.
I'm looking for people that are willing to invest time into the site and promote its content. The thing is, despite what RVideo seems to think, every one of the mods has had the same exact powers as Slater had when he was still around, but nobody bothered to utilize those abilities. That was the entire point of the beta, which very few participated in, with even fewer actually reading my instructional articles on how to do things. There's literally no excuse for the front page content to have died off.
Aside from me being busy with real life shit as well, MsTk is right. There is literally nothing for us to do around here, and there was never a content strategy in place with the new site. Besides the montage contest, this new site has had nothing to support it or make it even worth making a new one in the first place. It looks more modern, but in terms of content and community go, we are on the bottom of the list for the popular Halo communities.
Wrong, see my last statement above. There was a content strategy, there were extensive instructions written on how to publish, what to publish, etc. And again, I can not single handedly manage both the site, the community, and the content. That's why I need active moderators.
I know we had huge plans for the website months before it finally came into fruition, but with you being gone and timelines becoming question marks, it really hasn't turned out the way any of us had in mind (at least from what I've seen).
Hope ya find what you're looking for and we can turn this place around a bit. :)
What timelines? We launched the site to coincide with the final round of the competition, and we pulled it off. Aside from that, there are no more timelines. I'm putting out new features as fast as my schedule can allow for it, but I've never set any timelines around those things. I literally have no idea what you're referring to.
Maybe to clarify what "moderator" means for the new forum.
Mods used to be able to do things like temporarily ban members (or permanently), remove images, access all sections, and for the super mods they were able to change emails (for account recovery for members who left years ago and forgot their email logins) and other things like that. Just pointing this out for anyone who is interested because your abilities will be limited to essentially posting content and basic thread management.
A moderator's venue in the new forum is greatly diminished, or at least has a different meaning. I think what he is looking for are content managers, not moderators. My "moderator menu" is severely limited and with Slater gone, the only actual "mod" (in the way you would think of a mod on VBulletin) left is nVincible himself.
So just wanted to mention this because its a lot different that it used to be.
If we need to ban a member, then talk to me about it. So far there's been no need (remember, most of our "bans" on the old site were simply dealing with bots, a problem we no longer have because of the new site). You can still remove images, and access all sections of the site. The only limitations you have now by comparison is the ability to edit user profile information.
Mods have the ability to edit/delete posts, merge threads, move threads, almost all of the forum related management tools that existed before. They just might exist in a slightly different form, to which I say, adapt. Learn how to use the software, it's really not difficult. Explore the site and figure out how to use it. Nobody was there showing you how to use VBulletin in the beginning, you guys just figured it out. Do the same here.