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Some changes at the top (Administrators & Founder groups)


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Hello all,

 

We have made a couple of changes at the top of the staff pile here at Neowin, and so no-one is confused I will outline them here.

  • The default Administrator group was renamed to Founder.
  • A new Administrators group was formed.
  • Barney T. was promoted to the Administrators group, and Daniel F. moved to it.
  • The Administrator and Founder groups have the same ACP permissions, and colors.

The Founder/owners now occupy the Founder group, me Marcel (Redmak) and Brad Wardell (Draginol).

 

Barney has been invaluable to us and has mediated several decisions regarding the staff team, and even between the admins.. this made his promotion an easy decision.

 

The Administrators group will remain small, there are no plans to move all Supervisors to it. The Administrators group is what you'd expect, people who are in it can make decisions without the need to clarify it with the owners, but those decisions are ones that don't affect the direction of the site, (such as changing the name, ad buys etc) they are mainly for ban decisions and hiring/firing and that sort of thing.

 

Marcel wanted a distinction between founder/owners and the top level Administrator group, and we all agreed this was a good decision. To clarify the change even further, Daniels position and permissions have not changed, the only change here is the distinction of who owns the site.

 

For a brief summary of the staff groups on Neowin check here, and of course on the board index, all staff groups are linked below the Online list, so you can see who is in which group.

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Thanks so much Steve! I am honored and humbled.......

 

So what new powers does Barney get from the promotion?

 

No new powers, really. I serve here at the pleasure of all staff and members (well, within reason, that is). (Y)

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Thanks so much Steve! I am honored and humbled.......

 

 

No new powers, really. I serve here at the pleasure of all staff and members (well, within reason, that is). (Y)

Ah, OK.  It's like a badge of honor then.

 

Oh and before I forget, congrats! :)

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After being here from pretty much the beginning, two me anyway, its always Marcel and Steve who are the admins. 
I do however acknowledge and salute everyone involved in getting the site where it is today tho, so might just take the opportunity to say thank you :D
Congrats on the promotions Barney and Daniel! 

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So what new powers does Barney get from the promotion?

Telekinesis. ;-)

 

Congrats Barney. 

 

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Petition to make Barney change his avatar now that he is in the purple group. 

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Telekinesis. ;-)

 

Congrats Barney. 

 

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Petition to make Barney change his avatar now that he is in the purple group. 

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I second this notion.

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Rumor was that I was considered for global moderator but one look @ all of my warnings and posts - they figure I was too valuable as a troublemaker and decided not to extend an invite.... at least - thats what I hear. :ninja:

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Rumor was that I was considered for global moderator but one look @ all of my warnings and posts - they figure I was too valuable as a troublemaker and decided not to extend an invite.... at least - thats what I hear. :ninja:

 

Need to make sure the moderators are busy y'know?

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Rumor was that I was considered for global moderator but one look @ all of my warnings and posts - they figure I was too valuable as a troublemaker and decided not to extend an invite.... at least - thats what I hear. :ninja:

 

Nope... you were rejected because we couldn't decide if the "3X4" in your display name had some hidden message in it. :)

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After being here from pretty much the beginning, two me anyway, its always Marcel and Steve who are the admins.

I do however acknowledge and salute everyone involved in getting the site where it is today tho, so might just take the opportunity to say thank you :D

Congrats on the promotions Barney and Daniel!

Thanks but I was already an Admin, have been for quite a few years now ;)

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