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TL;DR = Don't try to use this

The mods are clearly understaffed right now and people need to come to them, not the other way around. This is where you say "But wait, I contact mods and they never respond!!!". Well, usually the problem is you are only contacting ONE moderator. Now you can contact ALL moderators easily!

Click the [ icon_mini_mods.pngContact the moderators ] button at the top right (next to profile, personal messages, login/logout) to contact the moderators. You can also click here:

CONTACT THE MODERATORS

Enter your subject and message. This will create a message in a forum called "Complaints" that ONLY moderators can view. That means you will not be able to view the board or your submitted message.

If this is not working for you, you can try the old fashioned method, sending a private message to 1 or more mods:

Black Dragon - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=2636

JonChappel - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=6465

MAD_BOY - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=243

Ransom - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=5472

Rebel - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=4338

Slothman - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=124

HAZJ - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=4957

Harry - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=7579

erorr404 - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=8923

Boss - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=4123

Talidan - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=6966

JHXP - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=7476

Gamefreek - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=3794

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Thanks guys... this was just an idea I came up with and everything worked out how I thought it would.

Thanks rebel/madboy for heavily supporting this and credit IJs for making the global button link.

ps.. thx blokker/IJs for letting me bug you about this so much :twisted:

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If this is not working for you, you can try the old fashioned method, sending a private message to 1 or more mods.

Private message page links to the active moderators:

Ransom - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=5472

MAD_BOY - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=243

Rebel - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=4338

Black Dragon - http://forum.mtavc.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=2636

uhh I didn't realise there were so few mods around Z_z

That new button is well integrated into my set up, will indeed come in handy in the future :)

I really should've gone to bed :P

Heads up for the news update, I can't bother posting there naw :-)

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Looks like I picked a good time to think about returning.

If you guys would like some help with revising your policies (I notice the current set are pretty fragmented and lengthy) then I would really like to help out. My experience of writing tutorials for the GTA series over the past six years has made me pretty good at figuring out systems and writing them in a way people can understand.

For a working example of a policy I wrote (alongside illspirit) you could view the Signature Rules at GTAForums.com. Although they have now re-written the rules into a rambling nonsense, it was me who came up with the idea of limiting signatures by their overall pixel size including text, rather than just the pixel size of images.

I am now a global moderator at the Gouranga Forums which are affiliated closely with R* games. I have been working with them to create a simplified, unified forum policy and things are moving pretty well now. I would really like the opportunity to help out at these forums too.

Incidentally, I am scratch-making a new skin for GTAForums which you can preview here. I am making the skin so that page sizes will be radically less, cross-brosser compatility will be total, the layout is more flexible and to present information more clearly by using conventional interface design. If the system you use here is skinnable I could try my hand at doing a similar thing for you folks?

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There actually was a topic about skins before, you can make one and just start a new topic if you wish. If its good it will get feedback. It would probably be another choice besides this and those other 2 skins.

Yes the policies are a little bit scratchy since the part of the team that does the forums are mostly 2nd-language English, though it is still very good. Can use some work though.

Nice resume.

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There actually was a topic about skins before, you can make one and just start a new topic if you wish. If its good it will get feedback. It would probably be another choice besides this and those other 2 skins.

Yes the policies are a little bit scratchy since the part of the team that does the forums are mostly 2nd-language English, though it is still very good. Can use some work though.

Nice resume.

I had a rummage through this area and found lots of individual topics about templates people had made. I would not make an impractical template with a page generator like most of them did, I actually write web pages by hand to Strict XHTML standard, linked with a fully validated CSS2 file. The style would be like the GTAForums skin I am making, in that I would make a completely stripped skin for the boards and then re-build everything from scratch manually.

The basic principles I create websites and skins by are:-

  1. Ease of use is the most important aspect.
  2. Non-standard colours make websites harder to use.
  3. Conventional interfacing makes pages easier to use.
  4. Fluid (resizable) layouts cater for all desktop sizes.
  5. People just use websites to get information, so the simpler the information is presented the easier time people will have.
  6. Efficient use of code makes speedy download times.

I won't hurry you all into making a decision. IJS said to me over MSN that he wants to discuss it with you all first, so I'll wait until I hear how that has turned out.

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  • 1 year later...

I wonder if Cerbera is still waiting? lol

I love how you read his wording and think 'Wow, these skins must be great', then you look at them and think 'Errm, surely some mistake, is this a joke? lol'

Anyway, Please note guys that Contact the Moderators ISNT for game problems or server issues, it is for Forum related enquiries and complaints ONLY.

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I wonder if Cerbera is still waiting? lol

I love how you read his wording and think 'Wow, these skins must be great', then you look at them and think 'Errm, surely some mistake, is this a joke? lol'

Cerbera won two awards whilst he was a moderator here. The first one was for "the most arguments caused" and the second was for "shortest period as a moderator". Good times.

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