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Ask the Admins #6

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Mekkah, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. Mekkah

    Mekkah
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    Welcome to "Ask The Admins"!

    Have a question you've always been burning to ask the Smogon site administration? Here's your chance! For each issue of The Smog, the Smogon admins will comb this this thread, select the very best questions, and write up answers to be published in the webzine. Your questions may cover any topic you like, but remember, not every question will be selected.

    I hope you all take this chance to get in touch with us; we want to hear from you!
  2. Stylish Interval

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    What kind of budget is used to run Smogon and does it rely on income from ads or does an admin help pay for it as well?
  3. Purple Wobbuffet

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    What is the hardest part of being an admin?
    Are there reasons why you don't battle as much as the other users?
  4. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon maybe I just misunderstood
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    How has Smogon changed over the time you have been an admin?
  5. zarator

    zarator Credits to Mos-Quitoxe for the cute sprite^^
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    How much the admins stay in contact with each other? Do they know their colleagues only from Smogon or do they have other means of communication (chat, Facebook, phone, direct knowldege and so on)?
  6. Despotar

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    How did Smogon get started? How did you get all the popularity?
  7. pastel

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    How could this small site become that big?, and why do admins take so much rigourous tests to see in what tier should a pokemon be??
  8. Despotar

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    How did you become a mod?
    How would a normal member become a mod?
  9. GAK

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    How did you, yourself, become an admin?
  10. Huntofthelion

    Huntofthelion Live for the nights you can't remember
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    How do you as a group go about choosing a new admin?
  11. WECAMEASROMANS

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    Did gamefreak even intend to create a competitive pokemon metagame?
  12. Lockeness

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    Could you give us a quick version of Smogon history and how it became popular?
  13. YoungMoney

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    How did competitive play originate? (Something that I have been wondering for a while)
  14. apologies

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    http://www.smogon.com/about
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  15. A.P.

    A.P.

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    Where can one find a listing of admins, super mods, and mods?
  16. tennisace

    tennisace brock you like a hurricane
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  17. Oglemi

    Oglemi it's me heysup's gay friend, the legendary gaysup
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    What do you think is the hardest part of becoming a new member to the Pokemon (Smogon) community, and how did you adapt to the forums and Shoddy battle in order to work your way up to becoming an admin?
  18. Lockeness

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    Does the pokemon franchise pay attention to Smogon or incorporate some of our ideas into their games?
  19. Thorns

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    would you ever cite being an administrator of smogon in your resumes
  20. anduril38

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    How did the Smogon standard metagame evolve over time?
  21. Fried Rhys

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    This lol.

    Did you accept modship because power is sexy, or do you generally want to help, with the power being sexy as an added bonus?
  22. ZagZag

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    Do you think of Smogon as one of the main things you do or is it just something for your spare time?
  23. Coronis

    Coronis Keeping the dream alive~
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    Which admin do you think is the most important, apart from yourself?
  24. Aura Guardian

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    Seconding this question.
  25. Engineer Pikachu

    Engineer Pikachu Good morning, you bastards!
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    Thirding(is that possible?) this question.
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