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Is there a link/section/whatever it called that shows who is all the admins/moderators/PR team etc.. and what there duties are?

And who is the head admin.. guy in charge of all the other guys? Where do you find him?
What is the difference between a admin, moderator, super moderator and PR team person? and how does one become one (and NO, I do not want to be one LOL!!!)

also maybe there should be some kind of section or pull down in the quick links on who is what. maybe a brief introduction like:
xman-moderator. Hi I'm bobby *******, been involved with TD's since 1991, currenty own a xyz, and work at abc dealership. It would be really nice to know who is charge, where to find them, what is their knowledge or level of expertise, and what we can expect from them.
Thanks!
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Turbo Dodge Forums : Turbo Dodge Forum for Turbo Mopars, Shelbys, Dodge Daytona, Dodge SRT-4, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Omni and more! - Show Groups
PR team are just site greeters
Gearheads are people that have proven there knowledge with cars
Moderators are the ones who patrol threads but done have all the permissions to delete, edit, etc etc
Super Mods are in charge of Mods. They also have access to just about everything and can edit whatever.
Admins have ultimate control. They can do what they please.

Our senior admin right now is the Administrator. His name is Phil. That link is where you can find the staff and how to contact them.
 

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Anymore questions just ask me. I will be more than happy to direct you in the right direction:thumb:
 

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Thanks for the link. I see now that you go to forums, and down at the end of the forums, but above the who has been here today section is a small box marked "view forum leaders" click the box and you get the link you posted. I knew I had seen it before years ago.

Now how about a section that introduces all those people and their "qualifications"? Like a little get to know the staff section. That would be great!
 

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"PR team are just site greeters" we also edit the tags for the threads
 

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and gearheads?? have proven they know cars?? how?? did they take a test?? if so, where is this test, i know i can pass it and so can my kids for that matter.
 

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Is there a link/section/whatever it called that shows who is all the admins/moderators/PR team etc.. and what there duties are?

And who is the head admin.. guy in charge of all the other guys? Where do you find him?
What is the difference between a admin, moderator, super moderator and PR team person? and how does one become one (and NO, I do not want to be one LOL!!!)

also maybe there should be some kind of section or pull down in the quick links on who is what. maybe a brief introduction like:
xman-moderator. Hi I'm bobby *******, been involved with TD's since 1991, currenty own a xyz, and work at abc dealership. It would be really nice to know who is charge, where to find them, what is their knowledge or level of expertise, and what we can expect from them.
Thanks!
Cindy
What exactly do you want to know?

My name is Jan Rosenthal
I am 55 years old.
Divorced, 2 Children(35 and 31) and 5 Grandson's (22 month's to 13 years)
I have been working on automobiles for 35 years and have been ASE Certified for 31 years.
I had extensive training in the 80's in Chrysler,GM,Ford Feedback Carburator sytems and EFI/MPFI/Ignition systems.
I took the GM Specialized Electronics Course.
All of this happened when I was a diagnostic specialist for Goodyear.
Goodyear instructors were sent to the Chrysler,GM,Ford for training and then passed the knowledge on to Goodyear employees.
As a diagnostic specialist I recieved a lot of training and update classes.
Goodyear had training facilities al across the country.
Unfortunatly Goodyear had to fight off a hostile takeover attempt in late 89 and my position was eliminated and eventually Goodyear closed stores across the country, 14 here in the Phila. district
(These were company owned stores, not Goodyear Franchises)
My specialty is Automotive Electrical/Electronics/Driveabilty.
I spent the last 15 years at a Jeep Dealership until they lost thier franchise.
I bought my 90 Daytona Shelby VNT new in 12/89 and the car has been my DD and only car for the last 14 years since I gave away my 72 Duster.
Before that I owned a 73 Dodge Dart and a 68 Plymouth Fury 2 Door.
My first car was a 64 Buick LeSabre.
I bracket raced my Duster for 7 years in the points seris at Atco Raceway.
Won Steet Eliminator in 89 and overall track championship in 90.
91 I finished 3rd after missing 4 points races.
Went to the NHRA Division 1 Bracket Finals in 90 and IHRA in 93.
Atco was an independent track the other years.
I origally found this site when I was looking for a radiator for my VNT and have been here and completly involved since.

I am a site Administrator and usually spend the majority of my time in the forums although I do get involved in the political site discussions/debates but usually do not make the final decisions.
That is about to change as the authority will be shared by all Administrators.

If you have any other questions feel free to post them and my PM box is always open.


and gearheads?? have proven they know cars?? how?? did they take a test?? if so, where is this test, i know i can pass it and so can my kids for that matter.
Gearheads were originally chosen by there forum presence, knowledge shown in the forums and there willingness to help others regardless of the OP's knowledge.

Are you interested?

What are your TD area's of expertise that you can add to the group/site.
I ask because when I come across an unanswered thread or a thread filled with BS answers and I do not have the answer I need to know who to contact who is capable of answering the question, giving the proper procedures and advise on how and why.
 

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my backround is as follows:
have 22 years experience as a tech,ase master cerified with L-1 certification for the last 15 years,4 years as a dodge tech( 91-94) went through 2.2/2.5 turbo training, vnt school, viper school as well( but never had to actually work on a viper). the dealelship i worked for demanded all the vnt and viper books stay with them, i have several stacks of factory manuals from my time there, specialites were, hvac, engine/transmission performance and drivability. i was at the dealer during the 2.2 turbo hay days as well as the unveiling of the r/t twin turbo stealths.i have extensive knowledge and back round in the early t1 and t2 engines, didnt do much on the vnt's and t3's.hell my car was the fast and the furious 20 years before the movie. i dont have the ability to scan and post diagrams and such but can and will talk via email or phone with anyone that has a problem going through a diagram through a phone convo isnt great but it does work, i try to stay reachable and approachable. i'm not begging for a position or title but am willing to accept one and work with anyone that has an issue and needs help. anyone that requires any more info from me, personal or what not feel free to pm.
 

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Sound like you are more than qualified.
Being a gearhead is only a title, if you want the title I can arrange that.
I personally like to know who the go to people are when I need assistance with an issue and you are certainly now on my list.
 

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thanks jan, i accept being on your list,honored is a better word to use. i am here if and when the need comes,hell i spent enough time floating around on these forums i may as well try to help peeps that actually want/need help.
 

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thanks jan, i accept being on your list,honored is a better word to use. i am here if and when the need comes,hell i spent enough time floating around on these forums i may as well try to help peeps that actually want/need help.
I certainly do not know everything and I hate seeing unanswered threads so I need/want people I can depend on when I need assistance.
Glad to have you aboard.
 

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PR Team Do new member introductions and edit tags, we are also first on scene in new member intro threads to make the person feel welcomed. I feel like I contribute to a large portion of member satisfaction. They feel welcomed because that is our job, and our tags help them find the right thread they are looking for if they don't know how to use the site.
 

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ok to become a admin or mod you have to start at the bottom with the pt team then as time goes on you get upgraded as we move forward with differnt things or other staff is removed. and the differnt levels of subscriptions i am not positive but the differnt levels are the ad's you seel at top and bottom of the page if you pay for the subscription they are removed :D
 
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just in case anyone is wondering,we are FULLY staffed right now and only accepting PR Team people. you also have to be in good standings with the staff,IE no warning points,even if you have had them before and they are not active,not causing trouble on the forum and making staff angry,like pissing them off with low ball offers and making comments in their for sale thread. the only way to get on staff right now besides PR is if we lose some staff and i dont see that happening right now



staff is here to enforce the rules and take out the trash. you dont really need to know anything about cars,thats not what the job is about. we keep threads clean, and handle users that dont like to follow rules.
 

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Well Tony, I wouldn't say that lol.

Staff is something "earned" yet still requested. When the new "subgroups" of the gearheads and PR Team were created, the current staff had put up threads asking members if they wanted to be a apart of the PR Team, and appointed well known and knowledgeable members Gearhead Status, based on their level of expertise in TD's, and their time on the forum,a s well as time/experience with vehicles in general, not just Dodges/Turbo Dodges.

As Tony said, yes there is't a "need" for a lot of TD-based knowledge to be a part of staff. PR Team, as described, is the welcome team, who make the forum a friendly place, greet new members, and edit tags on threads (a very important job, it helps the search function actually work)

Gearheads obviously have to know their stuff, so it would be pointless to appoint someone a Gearhead status, who wasn't familiar with TD's. Gearhead status comes from a general knowledge of TD's and other cars, along with specific areas. NAJ's area is Diagnostics, and Diagnostic preocedures/repairs. Detobias is well versed in L-Bodies, N/A and Turbo form. Onerippinturbo2 has been around most all the TD's, as well as most all the other Gearheads. And Jackson has some sort of sick obsession with those i-shaft failing TIII cars (Had to say it, just bustin ya Jackson :thumb:)

Over time, and experience with the Forum, PR Team (as well as Gearheads, if so deisred) can be given Moderator Status. By thistime, any PR Team member should (and proboaly will) be moderately versed in TD information. Regardless of status, most all staff should be able to help members wiht TD software questions, such as posting a pic, vid, etc. Moderators clean threads, keep the bullshit out of the public eye, help members with threads, etc. Basically Mods help keep the forum ordered and together.

As Mods spend more time on the forum, and prove their knowledge of both the cars, as well as the Forum Software, they may be bumped to Super Moderator, which really is a glorified Moderator Position. The only difference with Mod and SM, is that you are able to help correct issues with peoples profiles, edit signatures (for COTM badges, etc)

And Admins are just a step above SMs. There are three levels. Admin, Senior Admin, and Super Admin. Right now, Tony (Midnighttoker) is Senior Admin, and Phil (autoguide's TD Rep) is Super Admin. Tony is basically Phil's "liason" as Autoguide runs hundreds of sites, and he isn't able to check up on the site daily. He allows us to run the site as it has been run, and as long as any changes made to members, how the site is ran, etc. benefit the overall site in a positive light, Phil and Autoguide are fine with it.

Somewhat confusing, but thats about the jist of all the staff members responsibilities, areas of "power" etc. If you click on the Show Groups link posted earlier in this thread, you can see which sections are moderated by certain members. So if you have a double post and want to report it so it can be removed, you can see which moderators have control in thses sections. Also I believe if you scroll down to the bottom half of the page, you should see a list of people underneath the Section page (such as Cars For Sale). Thos are the people who are able to edit/modify/moderate in that section.

Any other questions, just PM me, or any other staff, Cindy, and we should be able to help you out.
 

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Lol I understand why Tony put it that way. And I'm familiar with more than a few of the stories. But I wanted to clarify that staff positions beyond PR Team are not just handed out, only earned. And knowing a thing or two about these cars is a huge plus when we consider staff members.
 
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