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Hey, Hopscotchers! I’ve been doodling around the Forum, and I’ve heard from quite a few people that we should bring back Community Leaders! I’m here to discus in this topic the pros and cons on Community Leaders.
What is a Leader?
A Leader is a step above a Regular. Leaders can do all sorts of things, and they have a huge responsibility. As of now, you cannot will yourself to become a leader, but the administration must choose you to become a leader.
Why do we need new Community Leaders?
We need someone who regularly checks the Forum, and is able to keep it tidy and safe for kids. Recently, there have been some issues that have compromised the kid-friendliness of the Forum, and there wasn’t a Leader to stomp it out (Well, there was, but that Leader has left the Forum, and the issue has returned). This is the main reason why we need Community Leaders.
We would also like Leaders to host some competitions! We like fun and games on the Forum :D (Leaders are able to hand out some really cool prizes, like a personalized nickname)
Lastly, Leaders are awesome for creating group tag list. It was really helpful when t1 was willing to do that for us as well as be an active Leader on the Forum!
But how are we going to choose?
There are 2 ways that would be good to choose Leaders:
• Have a vote by the community
Pros: We can easily decide who would make a great Leader!
Cons: Most people would vote for popular people, and popular may not be the best answer.
• Have the Hopscotch Team look around and see for themselves who would be mature enough to make a great Leader
Pros: THT could use some good judgement and pick an awesome Leader
Cons: It might take a while
I propose an idea! If we do happen to create a voting topic, here is how the voting/nominating should take place.
There will be a post directly below the official post that will be put on Global Edit. Each Hopscotcher will nominate 5 (and up) users, and give explanations to why these users would make great Leaders. This would include acts of kindness, being able to calm down a flame war, being a really good friend, etc.
(If you see a specific person(s) are being nominated quite a bit, try going for someone else! Everyone deserves a chance)
Post your nominations, and then you may put them in the Global Edit. If THT happens to see the Global Edit page, they will be able to review (easily) some pretty fantastic people!
What do we do now?
I’m just going to wait, and see how this pans out.
Then I’ll think about making a polling topic.
In the meantime, be a good roll model and be super awesome!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, by the way!
- Yes, we need Community Leaders!
- I think we will be OK for now