sas the investigative hedgehog (theaeblackthorn) wrote in hih_mods,
sas the investigative hedgehog
theaeblackthorn
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Gryffindor Prefect

Please pick.

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Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? Terms XII, XIII, and XIV.
Beyond Sorting Logs and In-House contests, what kinds of activities/discussions will you use to help keep your Common Room active? Active is hardly a problem we have! We really enjoy the new lions' introduction posts, and we often have parties after particularly poignant victories. I would continue these traditions. We also have social posts posted by members. House members always should feel welcome to post anything they like within the community's ratings to the common room. Sometimes it's only a question. Other times, clever ideas like the "snaps cup" arise. We often like taking quizzes, sharing funny videos, or even talking about our day. We are a very socially active house, and I think encouraging that camaraderie is the best way to keep the common room active.
How often will you be able to check/update the sorting log and/or be around to answer questions for members of your house? Every day.
How often do you sort applications? In an average month, how often are you a Top Sorter? I've been top sorter every single week since I've been a member with the exception of two weeks. One of those weeks, I accidentally missed one application. It was tragic. The other week, I was away. I sort every application just as soon as I can after it drops, and I was the Star Sorter last term.
How would you handle a conflict/dispute?: We had some experience with this this term, eh? After this term in specific, I've learned that the very best way to handle major drama is to not. It's a snowball, and ever comment you make to it adds onto the drama that is already there. As for specific points-derived conflicts, there is always a record of why points are being awarded as they are, so I could always go back to the original post or sorting application to double-check the points calculations.
Why are you interested in being a prefect/co-prefect? I adore my house and the people in it, but more than that, I feel that I've reached a level of seniority and maturity at HiH to be able to take on this responsibility. I know I've not always been perfect, but I've proven that I can always submit points on time, that I listen to other HiH members in all houses, that I have the ears of my housemates, that I come up with interesting activities, and I feel that this is something I could do for the good of the house. I wouldn't be heartbroken not to get the position. It's a lot of responsibility, and I'm not in love with responsibility, but I also feel that I may be what the house needs and is looking for. Certainly while I am not in love with responsibility, I certainly don't shirk it when I have it. If the house thinks I am what they need, I'd be honored to serve as their prefect or co-prefect. If not, I'd be just as honored to continue to support my housemates.

B


Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? No, but since the night I was stamped, I have been incredibly active all over HiH both in contests and our Common Room. I've interrogated our past Prefects in regards to what is involved in the position and feel like I am more than ready to take on the role of Prefect.

Beyond Sorting Logs and In-House contests, what kinds of activities/discussions will you use to help keep your Common Room active? I often see members in CR party posts saying “I don’t have any GIFs, but I want to play” or asking where they can find GIFs and macros. I would like to create a House Photobucket full of GIFs and macros that people can raid when they feel moved to play with animated graphics. It would be a GryffinLibrary of sorts. I would post a link to the photobucket as well as to the sparkletext generator in the weekly welcome posts letting cubs know that there isn't any pressure to use them, but if they feel moved to play with those things, that's a resource they can use. Besides that, if things ever got TOO quiet in the Common Room (doubtful) I would post amusing videos, games, or other such fun craziness. I would also like to emphasize the Gryffinchat with members, because that has been going on strong for the past 2 weeks and it’s a great way to get to know fellow lions better, both seriously and cracktastically.

Depending on interest, I think it would also be fun to have a Secret Lion activity where you get paired up with a house member and make them a little personalized gift (fic, icons, sigtags etc) This would allow for a fun way to get to know house mates better and receive (and give!) presents at the same time! And, really, who doesn’t like presents? Another really cool idea that I had would be to have a House Pride building exercise entitled "Scarlet Fever" wherein we go around tagging people with 'Scarlet Fever' Once tagged, a person is then able to tag others with this kick awesome fever of House Pride. This could either be for fun or as an In House. It's still a pretty vague idea, and one that I would hammer out with my Co-Prefect if chosen.

How often will you be able to check/update the sorting log and/or be around to answer questions for members of your house? Constantly. I get all my emails sent to my phone and I have a bit of an addiction to checking it. I spend an almost unhealthy amount of my free time on the internet and AIM, but that works out for this position! ALL IN THE NAME OF FATHER GRYFFINDOR.

How often do you sort applications? In an average month, how often are you a Top Sorter? I sort applications every week. I have been top sorter every week save for 2 when I missed one application in a freak case of the Universe hating me. ~WOE.

How would you handle a conflict/dispute?: If it was just a little tiff, I would keep an eye on it but not step in unless it got out of hand, since we are known for not getting offended/butthurt easily. If it went over the line and went from argument to wank, comments would be frozen and screened and I would chat with the offending parties. And then I would probably go make a party post in the Common Room because that’s just how I roll. Balance the srs bsns with humor.

Why are you interested in being a prefect/co-prefect? Because I adore our House and love how it was run this past term. I would like to keep up the reign of being fun and enthusiastic, but serious when we need to be. AND I NEED TO REPRESENT THE CAPSLOCK, OK? THINK OF THE CAPSLOCK. AND SPARKLES. :'D


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Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? yeaaaaahh.... FOUR terms now. HOLY CRAP
Beyond Sorting Logs and In-House contests, what kinds of activities/discussions will you use to help keep your Common Room active? PARTY POSTS! a la [info]ontd_startrek and just overall random "WHAT ARE YOU DOING? LETS BE BORED TOGETHER" type posts.
How often will you be able to check/update the sorting log and/or be around to answer questions for members of your house? Basically..... all the time. I hate to admit but I pretty much have no life.
How often do you sort applications? In an average month, how often are you a Top Sorter? All the time, I've been top sorter since... almost forever. There was this month I wasn't but it's only because my real life was freakishly busy.
How would you handle a conflict/dispute?: Make sure to get every side of the story and then probably drag my co-prefect in and try to figure out an answer that works for both sides.
Why are you interested in being a prefect/co-prefect? Because.... I AM. >.>

D



Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? No, I haven’t, actually. I’m currently a club leader, though.
Beyond Sorting Logs and In-House contests, what kinds of activities/discussions will you use to help keep your Common Room active? I WANT TO BRING GRYFFINDARE BACK! Let’s reclaim sugarquill from the Slytherins, y/y Gryffs? Gryffindare was a post where a person would comment saying what type of fics they’d like to write or pictures they’d like to draw, and then people would reply with prompts.
Also, I would encourage new and old members to post to the community. I know that it took me a while to actually post anything to my common room, because I wasn’t sure what kinds of things people were allowed to post. It’s always cool to comment on posts from other people.
Hmm. Also, I think we should do gif/macro swaps. HOW AMAZING WOULD THAT BE!? We could just post a warning on the post – THIS WILL KILL YOUR COMPUTER – and then get people to link to and provide warnings for any gifs/macros that are too high of a rating for HiH. Or maybe we could make it more organized, with one person commenting to say what kinds of gifs/macros they’re looking for, and then others replying with suggestions. Okay. This is definitely happening, whether I’m prefect or not.
I think we should organize different kinds of Gryffindare. Like, another one for icons. Gryffindare: Graphics. One person could comment with what kind of graphics they are able to make – icons, headers, sigtags (for shop owners), banners, etc. And then others would reply with prompts, or specific pictures or textures for people to use! Oooh. I’m getting all excited! :D
And, of course, there are the standard memes, that I could spice up a bit with random questions, and MS Paint drawings XD
How often will you be able to check/update the sorting log and/or be around to answer questions for members of your house? At the very least, I’ll be on here for about two hours a day. That’s like … the least amount of time I could manage XD Mostly, I’m on here a lot more. And I’ll make sure that my AIM and email is easily accessible for anybody who wants it.
How often do you sort applications? In an average month, how often are you a Top Sorter? I always sort at least a few of the applications that come into the platform. Lately, though, I haven’t been sorting all of them – 22 apps? O.o – so I haven’t been top sorter for a few weeks D: But people just made me a lot of Adam Lambert sigtags so NOW I MUST SORT AND USE THEM ALLLL!
How would you handle a conflict/dispute?: Well, I suppose it would depend on the conflict. It’s really hard to answer such an open-ended question – I suppose I would handle it in a way that would make as many people happy as possible, while still adhering to HiH rules – and in as calm a manner as possible. There’s nothing worse than Gryffs with a grudge D: I’m really tempted to steal Victoria’s strict haiku thing, though. That’s a possibility. Or maybe I should make up my own thing…. Hmmmm. Maybe I should give them a quote. Like, a Dumbledore quote or something.
Okay, this idea has definite potential.
Why are you interested in being a prefect/co-prefect? I don’t know, really. I just love Gryffindor so much, and I want to be a bigger part of HiH. I don’t know – the whole idea just appeals to me. HiH is a great place, and Gryffindor is even better, so I’d love to be more a part of that. *HUGGLES GRYFF*

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Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? Yes, I've held multiple officials positions over the course of two or three terms.
Beyond Sorting Logs and In-House contests, what kinds of activities/discussions will you use to help keep your Common Room active? I would love to see the Gryff version of the Insomniacs Friday Five make a comeback, because in my n00b days, those posts were sooooo active and allowed us all to get to know each other better. I'd also encourage more lulzy posts of various .gifs and youtube videos, because they are amazing. I'm thinking prefect-hosted mini-games would also be fun - not for points but for laughs and bonding. Also, we currently have daily AIM chats, and I think continuing those would be important. They have allowed Gryffs to get to know each other better and form tight friendships, and that definitely helps keep us active, motivated and having LOTS OF FUN, which is what we love!!
How often will you be able to check/update the sorting log and/or be around to answer questions for members of your house? I'm online daily, whether for a few hours, or sometimes all day more hours than I'd like to admit. ^_^ But I'd make sure I was around for anyone who needed help!
How often do you sort applications? In an average month, how often are you a Top Sorter? I sort every application and I'm always a top sorter. Sorting is one of my favorite things about HiH! (When else can you use those shiny sigtags??) Also, if I'm chosen to be a prefect, I'd like to create sorting logs that list who's done which application. I think that will help members avoid missing Top Sorter by one application.
How would you handle a conflict/dispute?: I think one of the most important ways to handle a dispute or conflict is to do so privately and discreetly. Drama spreads like wildfire and I think keeping it contained will make it die much faster. I have extensive experience with mediation, and allowing each side to calmly explain their position, followed by working to as an unbiased intermediary to reach an agreement, would surely work best in that situation.
Why are you interested in being a prefect/co-prefect? I've been a prefect before and I really enjoyed the experience. I have IMMENSE GRYFFINDOR PRIDE (/imaginary sparkly font) and I ADORE everyone in my house. It would be an incredible thing to represent and lead housemates again!



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