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Unread 10-04-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Hi Guys
It looks like we need a LOT for supervision around here

So it's time to bring on some new talent to the Director team. If you are interested in taking on a Director role here, please PM me with your list of qualifications and we will add one asap.

Thanks very much for your patience. We are resolving any issues now.

Here is what we are looking for:

“Forum Director”?
Forum Directors are an essential part of the CarForum.net staff. Forum Directors will work with the General Manager and admin to monitor the day to day activities of the site and will have a hand in determining the direction the site will grow in the future.

We are looking for one or two exceptional individuals to supplement the existing staff, and we will add more Forum Directors as the site continues to grow and thrive. Each Forum Director will be responsible for management of one or more areas of the site.

What it takes to be a Forum Director
- Excellent written communication skills
- Great people skills
- A helping demeanor
- A lifelong passion for everything related to cars
- Expertise in a wide variety of areas covered by the individual forums on this site
- Perspective, vision, character
- An active presence on the CarForum.net forum (ideally 5+ days per week)
- Patience and persistence
- A thick skin
- Dedication to the site and the love of cars
- Proactive yet cautious approach

The role of the Forum Director
- To ensure visitors and members have the best experience possible at CarForum.net
- To ensure CarForum.net contains high quality, helpful information
- To uphold the rules/TOS/values of the community
- To stimulate participation and growth
- To be a staple within the community through routine and consistent presence
- To maintain the upkeep and appearance of CarForum.net
- Work with the Geneal Manager and admin on a variety of projects

Pay (or lack thereof)
Officially this is a volunteer (no pay) position. However the new Director will receive:
- A great opportunity to guide elements of a rapidly growing car enthusiast community
- Other small perks over the course of time

In addition to this, we are upgrading some software this week that should make it much for difficult for spammers to get in.

Also, we are in the process of interviewing developers so that we can bring one on to continue with development on our group of sites.

Thanks for your patience. We should be back on track now

All the best,
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Unread 10-04-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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I believe for the love of 'dogs' he means 'cars'. So substitute where appropriate. Unless, maybe you have to love dogs to be considered for this position haha.

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lol thanks Was in a rush to get this up and was going to edit now. Thanks

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One more note - you may still notice some spam attacks until we perform the upgrade this week. I will be on frequently to delete them. Please continue to report spam - I have updated the notifications to be sent directly to me.

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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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Thanks very much Thanks to your reports and those from others, I think I have cleaned out 90% so far. Looking for more

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Update: This spam issue seems to be happening across thousands of forums

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Spam happens everywhere, but when you don't take care of it or have anybody to, it gets like it did here. I PMed you a while back when you were nowhere to be found, but you have another.

I was originally starting another site for the members here but since you got everything underway I took it down. Glad to actually read a topic or two.
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Actually, what happened this weekend is part of a large coordinated effort to spam forums thanks to advances in OCR and integration with bots. You can read about it many places - I received an email from another forum owner about it as well. This is not "normal" spam. This is a recent occurrence.

But the point is valid. We obviously need staff here to deal with these issues effectively. I was not fully aware that NO staff have been on here recently. That obviously will change.

I unfortunately am not easily reachable via PM - only really email at times. When I received an email about this issue today, I came immediately and addressed it.

In addition, it looks like we will be upgrading the forum backend tonight in order to further deal with the issue. We appreciate everyone's patience and look forward to further development of the community.

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