Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? Yes, I have for 5 terms.
How much availability do you have in an average week for performing mod duties? I'm almost always online when I'm not off working. Most of the time I'm on at night in my time zone but would be willing to get up earlier (oh no! not the sunlight!) in order to help those in different time zones have a chance to play.
Have you participated in this community before? Yes! I was once a beater but then became a seeker. I've even played chaser and keeper so I have a bit of knowledge about each position, which is always useful. I've also done the fan activities and for one term when I was captain I had to assist in running the locker room activities.
If there were an argument or conflict regarding the community (someone inappropriately marking the rating or a points dispute, for instance), how would you handle it?
-Outside of the games: I would encourage the parties involved to explain, in detail, the issue or conflict and either leave it as a screened comment to the relevant post or in an email to the quidditch mod account. I'd like to discuss it with my co-mod, and then come to a fair and level-headed decision. Handling something without contacting my co-mod first could end off worst than when everything started. The most important thing is to keep an open mind, because no mod is perfect and mistakes will be made. I'd hope that everyone can be reasonable in these situations and not jump to conclusions or throw about insults when nothing has yet to be proven.
-During the games: I plan on being available on AIM (or possibly other messenger programs as not everyone is used to/has AIM) during every game, hopefully with my co-mod. I want to make sure that I can have access to everyone and, in turn, they can have access to me. When it comes to making calls, or pausing the match, I would do so when necessary. Considering there are two of us during each game it would be easier to do this without running into any problems. The rules are the rules and as the mod I want to make sure that myself and everyone playing is following them.
What would you like to change or see kept the same?
-Team Trials: Seeing as the trials have already been run, I don't see many issues here. The only thing I can see that would cause question would be that since they have happened everyone that has already made the teams are probably worried that they might have to redo the whole process. In this case I'd say no, everyone that is already on their respective teams would get to keep their spots because they have already run trials. In the case of both Hufflepuff and Slytherin who are both lacking in core team members I would like to still run trials because this does help to decide who is the best at what they are trying out for. But also in this case if only one person steps up for each empty spot they've pretty much got it. I would love to see their core teams be full before the playing of their first match. As for Gryffindor having lost two core players recently, the quickest way to fill these spots would be to move alternates up and/or possibly run some quick trials so that if anyone who wanted to go out for those spots could.
-Quidditch World Cup: I think that the idea of this competition is very exciting and awesome for those that aren't core members of their respective teams, but I also feel that there aren't enough people that want to play. Yes, each team is full, but there are no alternates, so what happens when not everyone is available to play? I think that this needs to be discussed with my co-mod and if there is still a lot of interest within the community for it to continue, I will try my hardest to make it work and be awesome.
-Fan Activities: This is definitely a fun part of the community. One thing that I feel would help this part of the community out would be to add a "Head Cheerleader" from each house to help remind everyone in their house as to what is going on. These cheerleaders would be akin to the Insomniac Ambassadors. This way the captains wouldn't have to worry about keeping track of this for each of their houses as well. I think having a means for non-players and players to interactmakes quidditch all the more fun and exciting. I also feel that this part of the community needs to be promoted more within HiH as a whole, because once they know about this part they'll want to come and join the team!
-Quidditch Ques: I feel like this community has probably seen it's hay day and should be closed down. It would be more to the benefit of each team to have their own private version of Quidditch Ques. This way beaters and keepers can have all of their hard work in one place where only they have access to it. It would also be a good place for chasers to test their abilities.
Why are you interested in being mod of this community? After having been a member of this part of the community for about a year now, I want it to stay as popular as it's become. I want other people to get involved and I would love for it to keep running as smoothly as it has been since it really took off over the last two terms.
Do you have any experience with html and graphics creation? I have quite a bit of experience. I have a Flourish shop, I make icons for HogwartsIcons, I love to play with coding and have my own personal graphics journal. I also just enjoy making graphics in general and love learning new tidbits about html.
Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? Yes, for half a term
How much availability do you have in an average week for performing mod duties? I work at a job where I have to be online all day, so I am always around to answer questions and perform mod duties.
Have you participated in this community before? yep! I was a beater for my house team - so I know how the game is run from a player stand point.
If there were an argument or conflict regarding the community (someone inappropriately marking the rating or a points dispute, for instance), how would you handle it? with class - first and foremost. Quidditch is a heated sport in HiH and I think the best way to deal with problems is directly one on one with the person having the problem. You will never be able to make everyone happy all of the time, but I think if you deal with a problem one-on-one instead of relaying information through others or bringing the entire issue to the group as a whole can lead to unnecessary and unwanted drama. I also think for example, that if a gryffindor has a problem/question then a mod OTHER than gryffindor should be the one to address it. While everyone should be unbias we have seen that that is not always the case and in the interest of keeping things fair and fun for ALL houses it brings me to my next point...
What would you like to change or see kept the same? I would like to see a Mod from each house. This way there will always be two mods from houses that are not involved in the game currently being played. Trying to stay as impartial and unbiased as a mod is key - and I think by having a mod from each house (much like hogwartsicons has) it won't make things 100% better, but I think it is a step in the right direction.
Why are you interested in being mod of this community? I really have come to love quidditch and I really want to make the game FUN again. There have been some murmurs how quidditch stopped being fun and I want to change that.
Do you have any experience with html and graphics creation? sure do! I ran a shop in Flourish and I also know html from my work, where I post our 4 monthly magazines online!
Have you ever held an officials position in HiH? If so, how many terms? Yes, I have been a club leader for two terms and have held an officials position for two terms.
How much availability do you have in an average week for performing mod duties? I have many hours to dedicate to this position. I would be willing to work with my co-mod to set a schedule that makes both of us the most available for the community.
Have you participated in this community before? I have participated in the Quidditch community before. I have watched many matches and supported my house in Quidditch in addition to playing.
If there were an argument or conflict regarding the community (someone inappropriately marking the rating or a points dispute, for instance), how would you handle it? I believe that I am very level-headed and rarely get upset about issues. I am able to talk with anyone and stay rationale in the toughest situations.
Since Quidditch is such a highly competitive event, I expect that there will be some debate about the matches and I have plenty of conflict resolution experience, both online and in my RL. My job consists of a lot of conflict management, which gives me more experience.
If a member complained, I would listen to their concerns and respond to them with respect while informing them of why I made the decisions that I did. I would seek advice from my co-mod because I believe the mods should work as a team to ensure a unbiased response. If the person is rude or disrespectful, I would address those comments immediately and remind the players that it is important to keep focused on the game and show good sportsmanship. Any other concerns should be addressed directly to the mods so as not disrupt the game. I do not believe in allowing the way someone confronts a situation to control my emotions and my responding in a respectful (and direct) manner.
What would you like to change or see kept the same?
- I think that the biggest thing that I would like to change is scheduling the matches. We had some issues scheduling the championship match this past term and I think that I would make more of an effort to schedule better before hand.
- I'd like create a way to make it easier for people to become involved in Quidditch. I think a better guide of how to participate on all levels, as well as what needs to be done for each position. This would help everyone involved, especially new people and alternates that have to step in for matches at the last minute. I would also try to help a little more during the match. I appreciated the past mods giving warnings and helping out newcomers in a match, but I would also state rules when there are questions during the match.
- Long term, HiH may want to expand to 4 mods of Quidditch, or start a program of selected officials. One official would be selected from each house. Officials that would monitor each match would be from the non-participating houses. This would reduce the amount of speculation of bias as well as increase accountability for the mods. This would go along with canon as well, since Madame Hooch was not affiliated with any house. The mods would still mediate the match, but the officials' role would be to monitor the match and help respond to questions of any player during the match. This way, the mods could focus more on keeping the game moving and not on answering questions or responding to other things.
- In a spirit of sportsmanship and house unity, I'd create a chat room where fans from both teams could join and root for their team as well as bond with members from other houses. This would encourage good sportsmanship and develop connections with the houses. One of the selected officials could be assigned to monitor the chat room and help run the chat. We could even volunteer from each house serve as a commentator for the match. Prior to the match, there could be some tailgate time and activities (maybe for points) that can get everyone pumped up for the match.
Why are you interested in being mod of this community? I've been a member of HiH for over a year, and I am ready to step up and help out the community more. I am very organized and would love to help others have fun by playing this wonderful game of Quidditch. I believe that everyone should have a great Quidditch experience and would want for everyone to sign up and participate at HiH.
Do you have any experience with html and graphics creation? I would not say that I am a expert in HTML but I do have experience. My best friend is also a whiz at graphics and can whip me up something with no problem.
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