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Ask the Admins #9

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Desolate, May 24, 2012.

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  1. Desolate

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    It's back!

    For those who don't know what "Ask the Admins" exactly is here's a briefing: premiering in the first issue of The Smog, "Questions & Answers"—a feature in which a user would ask a question and a seasoned member of the community would answer it—became a recurring article until the fourth issue where it would be renamed and revamped as "Ask the Admins"—a popular piece in which site administrators would carefully pick and choose questions from users and answer them. Unfortunately, as with anything repetitive, there is a point in which it needs to be retired; in Issue #8 it said goodbye, but not forever. Two years later, Seven Deadly Sins and I have decided to bring it back.

    Before posting your query, skim the last question thread and get an idea on what this thread should be like. In addition, it's strongly suggested you take a look at issues one through eight of The Smog and read the "Ask the Admins" article so you know what quality we're expecting.

    Ask away!
  2. AOPSUser

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    What are some defining characteristics of administrators that set them apart from normal users?
  3. Pwnemon

    Pwnemon Switching is a metagame trend
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    why do some mods have bold names where others do not? Is this a function of vBulletin or do they just decide "hey i'd like my name bold because i am bold" or "nah i prefer the sleek, aerodynamic feel of thinner letters?"

    edit: how many smod+ forums are there? I just want a number to know what percent of smogon i will never see.
  4. Ray Jay

    Ray Jay "The sky's the limit, okey-dokey!"
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    proof that rayjay is dumber than pwnemon

    What forum mods don't have bolded names?
  5. Omicron

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    Project mods? :o
  6. Biosci

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    Those are project mods you're talking about Pwnemon
  7. Pwnemon

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    ohhhh on the bottom where it says "forum leaders" it did not differentiate between pmods and mods, thanks much
  8. Draycos7

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    Why do you guys run Smogon the way you guys run it today? It could very easily be decided to do something completely different from what's going on right now, taking a turn into a different direction, etc. Do you guys have a set philosophy from which decisions should be made, or is it just common sense for a lot of administrative decisions?
  10. Ray Jay

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    how was your experience the first time you joined the smogon community?
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    On a less serious note from site question stuff.....

    What will it take to make haunter's avatar and ct this again?
  24. lucariojr

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    if all the mods and admins were abandoned on a desert island, who would die first? who would be the last standing?

    what is your opinion on the nu and ru tiers? do you think they really need to be separate?
  25. v

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    is ibo or arti taller?
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