Screen Name Colors

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  1. DayStar

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    What does the color on their screen names in MT means?
    There is red, bold blue, purple, green and what else?
    What does that mean?
    Thanks.
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  2. Carol

    Carol Crazy like a...

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    Red = Supporting Member
    Red in a lighter/coral shade = Supporting Member and Mentor
    Purple = advisor

    For the staff, the different titles largely refer to different levels of responsibility with regards to making us run :)
    Green = Moderator
    Dark Green which appears as Dark Blue on some browsers = Senior Moderator
    Bold Gold = Super Moderator
    Bold Blue = Admin/Assist. Admin/Tech Admin

    That's most of them, I think there are a couple others too but that's prolly a question best left for someone on staff that knows the current codes. :)
     
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    Thanks Carol for the quick answers!
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Mostly Harmless

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    What's a mentor? I've been here for a long time and still don't know.

    That is... I know what a mentor is in general. But what does it mean here?
     
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    Mentors make the jobs for mods a little easier by helping folks along in answering questions, trouble shooting, suggestions, etc. They help in moderator notification of not-quite-up-to-MT-standard-posts (i.e. Trolling or argumentative or attacking posts/replies) and so on.

    A bad metaphor I'm sure but we're sort of like the brown shirts of the MT police, not quite full authority but with enough clout to get you in the Mod spotlight... :uhyeah:

    maybe that's not quite the right way to say it... :rolleyes:
     
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    A mentor is just that: a mentor. They're members who have come to the staff's attention for their positive contributions to MartialTalk, and they're people whose conduct here is something we'd like to see everyone emulate.

    We hope mentors help keep a little better eye on things -- a little like a neighborhood watch. And maybe introduce a calming voice as some threads become more heated without forcing us to official action. Bob (and the rest of the staff) very much believe that the best moderation is the least moderation necessary; we always try to start with the lowest level of official action, like nudges and "words to the wise" before formal warnings or worse.

    But, just like calling the cops isn't limited to neighborhood watch groups, hitting the RTM button isn't limited to mentors! Anytime you feel that a post has violated MT rules or is otherwise a concern that the staff needs to know about -- hit that RTM button. It generates a discussion ticket, and we look into it. We try to acknowledge it quickly, even though we don't generally discuss actions taken publicly.
     
  7. Tensei85

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    Wow! I never realized there were different colors until reading this thread, you learn something new everyday...
     
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    Steve Mostly Harmless

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    I was thinking the same thing! :)
     
  9. wingchun100

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    Talk about reviving an old thread.

    So MT Mentor is not a title you would get through contributing money, like MT Supporting Member, right? You have to be noticed by the mods and handpicked for it?
     
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    That is correct. You can be a Supporting Member or Lifetime Supporting Member for contributing money. Mentors are chosen.
    And the entire thread is essentially moot, since the underlying software has changed since this thread.
     
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    Does Martial Talk accept good looks?
     
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    Did not realize that...doh!
     
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    Dirty Dog MT Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. Absolutely.123
     

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