Hello again everypony! Thank you again for noticing my community post. While I prepare for more community based news and thoughts in the next community post, I thought I'd clear something up first. You see, after the last community post, I was told by a fair few members that they didn't know or understand the staff roles or what they did, or who to come to for a problem or issue. To help set things straight, I've written up a list of staff roles, who has them and what they do. If there are any more questions or issues, please feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to answer!
Lead Admin - Foxytail
The top job, the lead admin is the head of the team and the site and is responsible for the staff and their behaviour as well as keeping the site on track. They have full privileges for the site, chat and radio and oversees any moderation and issues that arise to ensure the staff follow their roles and perform their jobs adequately. They are the one who makes the final decision in any big decision as well as being the one to come to with ideas for the site and issues regarding the staff and their actions.
Technical Admin - Grey Knightmare
The brains behind the system, the technical admin is the one who keeps the site running as well as gets involved with major site decisions. The one who implements new styles, features and generally keeps us going, they make sure that the site runs smoothly and tries to fix any bugs. When they're not keeping it running, they're at the forefront of any talks and decisions made and often makes sure the ideas we have are possible or not.
Global Moderators - Zephyr, Viperbait
A global moderator's job is to ensure that the members of the site are following the rules and keep the admins aware of any bans, warnings and deleted posts that may have occured. They have full moderation privilages on all areas of the site and do their best to maintain the rules are followed. If there are any issues and the admin's not available then they are the ones to go to.
Community Manager - Foxytail
The community manager's job is to be aware and present in the community, to talk to and listen to the community and make sure that their opinions are being heard. Often the bridge between staff and users, they explain what the staff are doing and thinking as well as making sure that the members of the site are active and aware of any changes, taking in ideas and suggestions made by the users. They also deal with any major community issues and/or drama and try to maintain a peaceful forum atmosphere. They have full forum moderator privilages to aid in their duties.
Community Patrol - Merriweather, Poetic Pony
Members of the community patrol help the community manager maintain peace as well as listen to the users and dealing with any minor community issues. They also have full forum and chat moderator privilages to aid in their duties and help enforce the rules whenever needed. Communit patrol are the members to go to with your problems, whether they be issues with members, staff or personal problems and they'll do their best to make you feel better. They may not be able to help, but they'll do their best.
Chat Moderators - Fluttershy, Saikyo Brony
Chat moderators keep an eye on the chat and make sure that everyone follows the rules and acts respectful towards each other. They also ensure the chat topic follows the rules and doesn't drift towards anything that offends or makes others feel unpleasant. They only have privilages within the chat and will ensure that the chat stays friendly and open to everyone.
Fanfiction Archivist - Aynine
Fanfiction archivists pre-read and approve fanfictions for the fanfiction area, as well as helping to critique and advise writers on how to improve on their works. They have the power to approve and reject fanfiction applications, as well as delete and edit them if necessary.
RP Forum Moderator - Tyro The Fox
The RP Forum moderator moderates and helps direct and control forum RPs, as well as talking to the staff about deciding new rules and changes to the RP forum area to ensure the best and most suitable practices and rules for RPing within the forums as well as keeping it appropriate. Their privileges allow them to fully moderate the RP forum only, including moving, deleting and renaming threads when needed.
Radio DJs - Flash, Bounty, Berry Punch, Zephyr, Zephyr Haste, Viperbait, Foxytail, Fluttershy
Radio DJs cue songs and moderate the livestream radio, uploading and taking shifts to play music outside of autobrony. Their privileges allow them to moderate the chat as well as perform their radio duties only.
I hope that clears a few things up and helps direct any future questions to the right people. This list (and any additions to it) will be made available shortly in a dedicated staff thread in site discussion to be made over the coming week. That's all from me for now.
Before I close off, I would like to ask if anypony has anyone they'd like me to give a shoutout to for being a good friend or doing something that really made you smile, feel free to PM me their name and deed and I'll post their name for all to see! And don't forget to use our Community Praise Thread in general discussion if you want to thank any number of people for helping you out.
That's it from me this week everypony. Have a good one!