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Image Moderator Benefits

2010-12-05 03:43:07 by Zombicidle
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You may be thinking "Ugh why do I have to do this if I get nothing out of it" (if you're saying that you're not ready for the job then) while moderating the image archive, but being an image moderator actually has a lot of benefits that you may not realize.

- Increased chances of being a real full-fledged Newgrounds moderator

Believe it or not being an image mod can increase your chances of being a Newgrounds Moderator. Being an image mod is just like being a real NG mod except the moderation is at a larger and more rigorous scale for a NG mod. The remaining benefits derive from this idea:

- Shows that you are responsible

By managing an account and a huge archive you prove to yourself and other people that you are responsible, and if someone gives you their account (be it for depositing or moderating their user page or whatever) they will know that you will use it as directed and return it to them.

- Shows that you are trust-worthy

You have a 2007 account, which (except for Basset) is an account 2 years older than your main accounts, and yet you manage it without doing stupid nonsense with it.

- Shows that you can manage power and use it as directed

You have an entire archive under your power. By moderating it and following the rules you show that you can manage power when given and not abuse it to cause mayhem (trouble).

- Shows teamwork capabilities

Being a Newgrounds moderator requires the ability to work together with other mods as a team to conquer an objective. Being an image mod proves that statement.

- Shows that you do not show superiority over normal users

This one only applies if you do not show off or flaunt your power to other users. Try to stay as humble as possible. Also do not break the user commenting rules or any other rules that applies to users because you're an image mod.

- Shows that you follow the rules

I have written a lot of rules for you image mods, and if you follow them all then this guideline is all set. This is probably the hardest part but is also the most important.

- Shows dedication and hard working skills

Being a mod of something is not an easy job - believe me. There will be lazy times and working-your-ass-off times as well. But by working dilligently and contributing it shows that you are capable of handing massive workloads and show dedication to a project/task.

- ...and many more benefits that didn't come to my mind. (You may be able to use these benefits for IRL things as well)

Remember, you must be active on being an image moderator and must follow the rules. That doesn't mean you have to spend every second you are on NG watching over the image archive, but you can't be lazy and claim those benefits while not doing anything. You also shouldn't make normal users inferior to yourself. Being an image moderator is very similar to being a Newgrounds moderator except being an NG mod requires a very demanding workload and is more rigorous, while being an image mod is quite calm and slow (in comparison that is). The experience is almost the same nevertheless. So while being an image mod may present an unnecessary burden, it has its own benefits.

So be proud you have power over the image archive. The image archive has the potential to go pretty far and get a lot of recognition, and everybody involved in it will also get recognition as well (since I won't be doing much moderating it's you mods who will get the recognition, not me).


Nominating More Image Mods

2010-12-05 03:13:02 by Zombicidle
Updated

While I originally intended to manage the image archive myself, I decided to nominate 5 people to help me moderate and manage it since I have the guide as well that I have to write. Five people should be more than enough mods to manage the archive. However if it does become unmanagable then I will nominate more mods. You are not allowed to nominate people as mods or give them access to the account. The result of doing so will result immediate loss of access to the account. If I decide we need more mods, I'll inspect some users I know and send them an invitation if they are interested and willing to participate.

Mods who never log in to moderate the image archive account or never come to NG as of that matter will be demodded for security reasons. We want to keep active and dedicated mods.

Generally though, because when a news post is full it generally stays full, nominiation a user for image mod will be extremely rare and may not even happen. But there's no way of putting my finger on that, so we'll see what happens. Newgrounds is growing very rapidly, so the number of images submitted and demanded may change proportionally.


The Secret Chat

2010-12-05 02:42:57 by Zombicidle
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The secret image moderator chat on Ustream is designed so that image moderators can contact each other and discuss about stuff. It is mainly there to discuss image moderator stuff although normal stuff can be discussed there as well. Try to keep normal discussions in the public Newgrounds Guide Chat which allows a wide audience of users. Private discussions can be kept in the image mod chat if needed.

The link and password to the chat can be found in the inbox of the image archive account.

The public chat is: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/newgroun ds-guide-chat

NO INFORMATION REGARDING THE IMAGE ARCHIVE THAT IS TO BE KEPT CONFIDENTAL WITH THE IMAGE MODS SHOULD BE LEAKED OUT TO THE NG PUBLIC.


Image Moderator Get-Together

2010-12-05 02:12:52 by Zombicidle
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Rarely but likely, we may have to get together to discuss image mod politics and issues that may arise. If we do have to get together a news post at random will be assigned (probably a dead news post that is deeply buried) and all image moderators will have a PM sent to them regarding the discussion. To contribute to the discussion simply post a comment about your thoughts pertaining to the discussion topic.

Generally we won't have these discussions that much (maybe once a year) but I can't say definitely that we will never have them, so be prepared. The discussion post will be hidden randomly within these blank posts here.


News Post Format Download

2010-12-05 01:42:46 by Zombicidle
Updated

To decrease working time and improve efficiency, I have compiled up the format of the index page and the news post page for you in two separate .rtf files. It is strongly recommended you save these two files so that you can refer to them.

LINK 1

LINK 2

If you receive an error while accessing those two links, try downloading from here:

LINK 1

LINK 2

All you have to do is plug in the right information where there are Xs and then post them to the news post. You can write on the RTF file and then copy and paste to the news post, or you can copy and paste the RTF format file to the news post submit form and write in the submit form; the decision is entirely up to you.


The Index Page Format With Admin Comments Part 2

2010-12-05 01:12:41 by Zombicidle
Updated

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The Index Page Format With Admin Comments Part 1

2010-12-05 00:42:36 by Zombicidle
Updated

Just like the news post format page, the next post will contain the format of the index pages as we move from one section of the archive to another. The ULTIMATE divider between the archives will be the years, so 2000 will get its own giant section and 2010 will get its own giant section. If a date of an image is unknown, it will be approximated based on the layout of the site and educated guesses.

So anyway, the next post will contain the layout of the index page. Turn to the next post to see the layout of index pages.


News Post Layout With Admin Comments Part 2

2010-12-05 00:12:31 by Zombicidle
Updated

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Image Archive Navigation:

[>>>>>>>>>> Next News Post >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous News Post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Next Archive Section >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous Archive Section <<<<<<<<<<]
[<<<<<<<<<< Back to cover post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> List of image moderators <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Commenting Rules <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Submit to the Image Archive! <<<<<<<<<<]

//////Use the "Link" button and only link the content inside the brackets only - do not link the brackets. The brackets should be white but the inside content in the brackets should be linked (keep the <a> tags inside the brackets). In the .txt file the last 4 links will have been done for you, so model off of that.

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Image/Video Name: x
Image/Video URL:
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Rating: x
File size: x
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Description: x
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Image Archive Navigation:

[>>>>>>>>>> Next News Post >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous News Post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Next Archive Section >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous Archive Section <<<<<<<<<<]
[<<<<<<<<<< Back to cover post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> List of image moderators <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Commenting Rules <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Submit to the Image Archive! <<<<<<<<<<]

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//////News post ends here - continue on to the next news post.

//////The x in between the HTML tags (or the lone x) is where you insert the information for that description. Delete the x and write in the appropriate information. In the <a> tags, between the "" in the a href="" insert the URL to the user page and such.

//////If you find yourself nearing 10,000 characters while making a post on the news post, delete the layout posts below to increase more character space. So for example of there are 30 layout posts, and you're on post #17 and you almost run out of character space, delete some of the layout posts below. Each post contains about 600 characters of space used, so for every post deleted you earn back 600 characters.

//////The next post will contain the download link to the news post format. This will save you mods a lot of time for you all have to simply fill in the information. For the image/video URL simply paste the URL in there for NG will then make it a link for you. If you're linking to someone's user page you MUST use the <a href="" tag.

//////You may add a picture at the bottom of the post if you would like. It should be relevant and not spammy though.

//////The format for index pages will come next

//////Any questions regarding the format should be sent to me.


News Post Layout With Admin Comments Part 1

2010-12-04 23:42:26 by Zombicidle
Updated

The upcoming news post will contain the layout explained in the previous news post, except it will look NEARLY as identical as the previous one. I have added comments so that you won't be confused upon viewing the layout. The comments will begin with 6 slashes, so it will look something like:

//////comment goes here.

The actual layout of the news post will NOT contain those comments, but I added them so that I can point out some things.

So without further ado, turn to the next news post to view the layout of the image archive news posts.


The Layout of (Almost) Each News Post

2010-12-04 23:12:21 by Zombicidle
Updated

This is probably the most important news post out of all news posts, since it contains how the image archive news posts will actually look like. So let's begin as to what the format of the news post should look like:

On top AND bottom of each news post you're expected to put some type of navigation that allows viewers to navigate around the image archive. This is how the navigation should look like:

[>>>>>>>>>> Next News Post >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous News Post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Next Archive Section >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous Archive Section <<<<<<<<<<]
[<<<<<<<<<< Back to cover post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> List of image moderators <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Commenting Rules <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Submit to the Image Archive! <<<<<<<<<<]

Inside the brackets [] should be a link to the appropriate news post. The entire navigation should be bolded. It should look like the following:

[>>>>>>>>>> Next News Post >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous News Post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Next Archive Section >>>>>>>>>>]
[<<<<<<<<<< Previous Archive Section <<<<<<<<<<]
[<<<<<<<<<< Back to cover post <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> List of image moderators <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Commenting Rules <<<<<<<<<<]
[>>>>>>>>>> Submit to the Image Archive! <<<<<<<<<<]

And here are the explanations of each button and what they should link to:

[>>>>>>>>>> Next News Post >>>>>>>>>>]

A link to the next news post after the current post.

[<<<<<<<<<< Previous News Post <<<<<<<<<<]

A link to the previous news post behind the current post.

[>>>>>>>>>> Next Archive Section >>>>>>>>>>]

A link to the next major section of the image archive from the current section (like "Abusive reviews" or "Crazy NG Side Ads"). The name of the section is not required to be posted (so you don't need to include what the next archive section is). The link should link to the main index page of the next major section. This link is consistent throughout the whole section until the next section comes.

[<<<<<<<<<< Previous Archive Section <<<<<<<<<<]

Same as the above, except it links to the index page of the previous major section behind the current section.

[<<<<<<<<<< Back to cover post <<<<<<<<<<]

This links to the first news post of the archive. This link is always consistent.

[>>>>>>>>>> List of image moderators <<<<<<<<<<]

This links to the news post that lists the image moderators and their contact links.

[>>>>>>>>>> Commenting Rules <<<<<<<<<<]

This links to the news post that contains the commenting rules (these rules apply to users only).

[>>>>>>>>>> Submit to the Image Archive! <<<<<<<<<<]

This links to the news post that contains the submission form to submit an image(s) to the image archive.

Asides from the navigation, you have a special format you must follow, fill in and use for every image you post to a news post. Here's the format:

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Post Number:
Image/Video Name:
Image/Video URL:
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Here's a breakdown of what each heading asks for you:

Post Number: The numerical ID that can be used to refer to an image if the link is not present. The number goes from chronological order, so the first image is post #1, the second is post #2 and so on.

Image/Video Name: A name of the image/video. Give it some title - it can be static (like an obvious title of the image) or witty. Don't use opinionated titles like "The worst review ever". If it's a video get rid of the "Image/" part . If it's an image get rid of the "/video" part.

Image/Video URL: This is the URL to the image or video. If it's a video get rid of the "Image/" part . If it's an image get rid of the "/video" part. This is probably the most important thing in the post. Also you are NOT allowed to use URL shorteners like bit.ly or tinyurl - you MUST use the actual source URL.

Image/Video type: The format of the image or video goes here (like PNG, GIF, JPG, SWF, AVI, etc).

Rating: Is the image appropriate for all ages or is it explicit that only adults should view it? Use the ratings E, T, M, A with E being appropriate for everyone and A being appropriate only for adults.

File size: This is the file size of the image. The file size can be in any unit you want (KB, MB, etc) but you must list the file size. This is important for those who have bandwidth limits and can't afford to use up 38 MB of bandwidth on a video. Use logic when choosing a unit - don't choose KB for something that's 3,000 KB in file size (MB is better) and use MB for something that's like 200 KB (KB is better). The conversion between the two is: 1 MB = 1,024 KB (so if it's under 1,000 KB then use the KB unit).

Hosting type: Is the image/video hosted in Dumping Grounds (Dumping Grounds) or is it directly linked (Embedded Webpage)?

Submitted by: The user name of the user who submitted the image goes here. The user name must also be a link to the user page of the user who submitted a user. This encourages people to submit a lot of images to increase their exposure.

Posted by: The image mod(s) who posted the image goes here with a link to their user page. There can be two mods in this section if one mod corrects a post (yes this is called a "post") or changes it. The FIRST mod listed in this field MUST be the mod that posted the image. So if icefire23 posted an image and Basset corrected an error or adds something, then the "Posted by:" field MUST say "icefire23 and Basset" or "icefire23, Basset" (first one is better). icefire23 must come first in that example since he is the mod who posted the image.

Description: The description of the image goes here. About a 1-2 sentence description shall be sufficient. For the abusive review archive, the list of the user names of the abusive reviews and why those reviews are abusive are listed here.

Additional Comments: Any comments you have about the image. This field can be dropped if you do not have comments about the image. Sign your name after a comment when you finish writing one. Any image mod that has a comment about the image can add in this field (if it's not present) and sign their names. User comments will be submitted in the comments field - only image mod comments can be posted within the news post itself (or alternatively you can comment in the comments field - it's your decision).

After completing that post, you can proceed to make another image post beneath it.

To make it easy for you all, here's a text document of the layout designed. The HTML tags and design is already set. It's only a matter of copying and pasting, adding in links and posting the relevant information. I recommend you bookmark that link or download it so you have it for reference. Or else you'll have to copy another news post's layout, delete all the filled-in crap and fill in the required information, and that can be a pain in the ass. If there is a ///// it means I added a comment that you need to know - delete that when posting it in a news post. Trim out the extra layout if you have about 9,000 characters left (reason below).

Due to a possible margin of error (we aren't perfect), you MUST leave near 10,000 characters of free space within the news post. The extra 10,000 characters is to accomodate for a possible new layout that has been coded that looks fancier and better and requires more character space, or if an image must be abruptly shoved in the news post. It would be a shame to have an image and not have room to post it to the news post. Remember, we will not be leaving blank posts in the image archive. 10,000 is an estimate - the lower limit is 9,000 characters. You would be surprised on knowing how little crap 9,000 characters can hold.

After doing all that, finish up the news post with the navigation (it must be the EXACT duplicate of the navigation on the top of the news post) and proceed to the next post.

Some of the fields listed above may seem useless and you may think "Why do we need this information?". This system is carefully designed so that if someone gets hacked and the hacker deletes all the images and causes massive trouble that damages the image archive, the damage can be reversed (although it's not easy). So for example if someone's imageshack account gets hacked and all the images were deleted, then it can be restored. The name of the image, description, title, file size (not so much file size), the mod who posted it (which is why the FIRST name of the mod in the list must be the mod who posted the image) and all those stats will make it easy to put back all the images. It is also important that you send me the images that has been submitted by the user base to me so that I can add them to the zip file under your name in case your account(s) get hacked.

Remember, it is VERY important to keep secure passwords, secure your email addresses and to not reuse passwords. While the system may be well-structured, that is no excuse to not secure your accounts. If you take security to a new level then you're pretty much invincible from spammers and hackers. Avoid giving out your email that is linked to an image archive account (like an alt that has images in its dumping grounds for the archive). In fact, it's recommended you make an email address just for Newgrounds and not tie it with any of your accounts. It will deceive the hackers into thinking that your NG email is linked to your main and they will try to hack it to get your account, only to find out that it's a useless email address account that doesn't contain jack shit. And if you never have leaked out your real email addresses, your email address can't be hacked (unless it is hacked by a hacker from some other site).

I will keep backups and records of ABSOLUTELY everything, so that if, theoretically, the archive account and all accounts that host images somehow are terminated, it is possible to restore almost everything back to full speed. Exceptions are the user stats, the links to the images (they will have to be changed), the comments in the news posts, etc. It will require a lot of extensive work to get everything back up though. Once again, that is no excuse to have a weak password to your NG account and email and to accounts that have files linked to from the image archive. Of course, if I go down by a hacker the whole damn thing is destroyed, but I will keep everything backed up in multiple computers and hard drives (when possible) so that it will be very difficult (almost to impossible) to actually destroy the archive as a whole.

*It is very important to note that the entire archive does not consist of videos and images. Most of it will be videos and images, but a very very small percentage will be files that are not videos or images, but rather are website scripts, applications and such. In those cases, replace "Image/Video" with "File" in the headings. So for example, "Image/Video Name:" would become "File Name:". The hosting type for those types of files would be the name of the file hosting site the file is hosted in, since those special files cannot be posted on Imageshack or Dumping Grounds. So a javascript file hosted on Mediafire would have "Hosting type: Mediafire" under the Hosting Type list.