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Lately there has been hundreds of mods getting submitted through our site. This is great news! Absolutely fantastic work by the community. However as a website our small amount of mod authorising staff cannot cope. Therefore we are looking for a number of dedicated people to help authorise mods. This

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Lately there has been hundreds of mods getting submitted through our site. This is great news! Absolutely fantastic work by the community. However as a website our small amount of mod authorising staff cannot cope.

Therefore we are looking for a number of dedicated people to help authorise mods. This process requires that you check the mods submitted to see if they meet the criteria and make sure that they don't break any of our sites rules and policies.

To apply for this position please contact myself (Tarky) via PM or get me on the Mod DB IRC Channel (irc.gamesurge.net #moddb).

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8472
8472 - - 859 comments

Ive sent you a PM

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linuxboy
linuxboy - - 7 comments

ok i like to help you guys out.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! - - 4,102 comments

can I join :D

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie - - 843 comments

seems like we have a staff drive every two weeks now...

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Doggy
Doggy - - 23 comments

I have PMed!
I would love to help the team.

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methy
methy - - 1,221 comments

PMed too. I respect the hard work all the Moddb team put in, and think that it is good for other people to help out aswell.

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Mrksmt9
Mrksmt9 - - 888 comments

I think you need more people to delete dead mods, I think its more of a case for scanning through the mod database and deleting dead mods, HL2 has a massive amount of them, and its dissapointing to keep coming over these day in day out, perhaps their could be an activite time line, say no activity after 6months and the mod is deleted.

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-hp-
-hp- - - 240 comments

pmed

even though a mod profile isnt getting updated it doesnt mean dead.

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duckedtapedemon
duckedtapedemon - - 557 comments

rumor has it some mods get released!

lol frosty, OUR DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STAFFED!

although i have a few games to finish up :/

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imthunder
imthunder - - 41 comments

I sent you a PM, just PM me back!!!

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INtense! Staff
INtense! - - 4,102 comments

The mod listing will be cleaned up at some point. unfortunately it is sensitive work which does take ages!

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Tarky Author
Tarky - - 164 comments

Thanks guys for all the PM's so far.

I will be wading through them as soon as I get a chance, And will contact potential applicants this week sometime.

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kenope
kenope - - 46 comments

is pay involved?

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Tarky Author
Tarky - - 164 comments

No, all moddb staff are volunteers. Any profits made from the site go into the costs involved with running it.

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Schiette
Schiette - - 6 comments

Not to be rude or anything, but I sent a pm some weeks ago when you guys were searching for new teammembers, and I never had an answer?

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8472
8472 - - 859 comments

I send a PM to that to, but maybe ill get lucky this time.

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neptar
neptar - - 27 comments

Tarky wrote: Thanks guys for all the PM's so far.

I will be wading through them as soon as I get a chance, And will contact potential applicants this week sometime.


Good luck everyone!

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Crispy
Crispy - - 602 comments

If I did, I'd love to help make the ModDB a better, cleaner place. I do definitely agree that the ModDB listings need a cleanup.

Maybe you could put Mods into 'stasis' if they seem dead. Any Mod Leader will understand why you need to do such stuff, and if they plead their case then they can be refreshed in the listings. I'd hazard a guess that if you did something like that, about half the Mods you quarantined would never kick up a fuss, so you'd find out who the dead ones are.

I don't think it should be done on a progress made basis, but simply on when the last News Item :or: Mod Profile update :or: New Team Member was added. Basically the last time those watching saw signs of life.

The ModDB is a great resource for Modders and Gamers alike, if certain Mods don't keep their ModDB fanbase updated they don't deserve to use its services (such as listing, web hosting, file hosting, help wanted pages, etc.).

However, as was mentioned, it's a sensitive area, so care needs to be taken. A PM/Email to the member(s) responsible for their Mod's ModDB listing, warning of possible deletion if no explanation is given, would suffice. If a Mod has been making some behind the scenes progress, or even just that it hasn't made any progress at all because of bigger commitments IRL, the ModDB investigator could ask them to post a news item exaplaining the 'radio silence'. This could be a local News Post (i.e. one not submitted to appear on the ModDB 'home' news page), which would still alert any avid Mod Watchers to the item, and appear only on the mods.moddb/XXXX page.

I don't see anything unfair about giving people a chance to explain themselves, say a month max to allow for vacations, and if not auto-deletion. If a Mod team of key members of that team are going on an extended vacation then the ModDB should ask to be informed so that they can place them into 'hibernation'. When the team's back they can be taken back out of hibernation and be restored to their former listing.

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SgtJman
SgtJman - - 117 comments

How many people did you plan to hire for mod authorising and such?

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Mantis
Mantis - - 126 comments

wow crispy you put some thought into that, you should make a post in the forums so it could be discussed, even if never implemented.

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