NeoGAF Volunteers Initiative Sign Up (BETA)

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Welcome to the NeoGAF Volunteers thread (BETA).

As we continue to rebuild and gather more Gaffers, complaints of lack of threads and inactive OT’s have come up more recently. The NeoGAF Staff has done an awesome job giving us the tools to build but we have somewhat stalled. We as a community are stuck between the “I’m not creating content because it’s not active enough” and “it’s not active because we don’t have enough content”.

Let’s change that!

Want to volunteer for awesome work with no pay? Want to pad that resume with experience in Full Time Thread Poster, Part Time Greeter, or Non Profit Shit Poster? You are in the right place. Sign up below.

We need a bigger effort in the areas of
1. Unbiased Gaming, Off Topic, and Political News Thread Creators
2. New Member Greeters and Helpers
3. NeoGAF Content Creators

Unbiased Gaming, Off Topic, And Political News Threads Volunteers.

What does Unbiased mean? Here is an example of what a Unbiased Gaming News Thread looks like.

“Microsoft buys (Blank) Developer”

Here’s what a Biased Thread looks like.

“Microsoft is about to destroy another Developer”

See the difference? Now look at Off Topic and Political examples.

“New Marvel Movie Trailer Discussion Thread”

“New Marvel Movie Trailer filled with SJW OMG WTF”

“President Trump wants to build a Border Wall”

“Orange Face is building stupid Wall”

Volunteer News Threads should be Information and Topic starters. You are free to add your opinion to the topic in a reply post. But OP’s shouldn’t attempt to steer the conversation at the starting line with any agenda. Let the community as a whole decide what direction a topic will head.

New Member Greeter and Helper

Jumping into NeoGAF can be intimidating for some. As a Volunteer, it is your task to make them feel welcome. There are a number of ways to do this. Examples are...

1. Reply and like their post in the Introduction New Members thread.
2. Posting their New Members Thread Request in a timely manner.
3. Sending them a Private Message with helpful links to common questions New Members often have.

Remember to be polite and warm welcoming

NeoGAF Content Creators

This is a big one isn’t it? Something we lack and only have a few working on. While it may seem like the work is not currently "worth it", we have to start somewhere. This is step one. Or as someone once said "If you build it, they will come". Examples are...

1. Creating OT’s for NeoGAF
2. Creating Meme’s and Gif’s you find entertaining and sharing on NeoGAF

FAQ (That I made up on my own. Ask questions below and you will get answers)

1. I don't have time to be a Volunteer. How can I help encourage and show support to the community?
Stop lurking and post in threads you are reading! And give a LIKE to OP's. Doing so will let the creators of Threads know their work is appreciated.

2. How do I know my Thread Title is unbiased?
Use your best judgement and ask a friend if needed. If your friend thinks "Microsoft is about to destroy another Developer" is unbiased, ask another friend.

3. What if I can't stop myself from creating Biased Thread Titles.
Don't sign up. You may still create threads as long as you don't break any rules.

4. Why is this called a BETA?
Well NeoGAF is a gaming forum. In gaming, everything new is called a BETA so when there are hiccups and issues the fanboys can say "relax it's just a BETA". So in advance, relax it's just a BETA.

5. Do I need to reply below if I'm not interested?
No. Your silence will be assumed as a no.

Sign up below with what you want to Volunteer for. Then make good on the commitment. It’s that easy. Ask any questions you'd like. Lets discuss and make this awesome.

We need this Gaf. This one is on us. NeoGAF Staff has done their job. We need to do ours.
 
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So far we have...

Greeter
@Asympathetique
@Redneckerz
@Musky_Cheese
@captainraincoat

Gaming News Threads
@DunDunDunpachi
@Helios
@Redneckerz (Indie)
@El_Belmondo (Nintendo)
@IbizaPocholo
@Musky_Cheese
@Jroderton
@cormack12
@AeonGaidenRaiden
@captainraincoat
@LegendOfKage

Off Topic News Threads
@Asympathetique
@Unknown Quantity
@Musky_Cheese
@Bullet Club
@LegendOfKage

Political News Threads
@TrainedRage
@AfricanKing

OT
@dorkimoe
@cormack12
@IbizaPocholo
@Blam

Unspecified Volunteer Work
@Proteus
@WinterIsComing
@Dirk Benedict
@PengTiki
@It's Jeff
@JORMBO
@Ichabod
@Ivellios
@Typhares

I assumed @cormack12 and @IbizaPocholo will sign up since they already do this for all of us currently. However if either of you want me to remove you from the list, just say so.
 
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Any idea what you want to do? Ideas how we as a group can be efficient?
I feel really comfortable greeting new members. Also, Off-Topic threads seem to be my forté as it encourages a lot of the camaraderie that goes on around here; maybe I can provide my efforts there.

As for efficiency -- Titles definitely help, I think you covered great avenues in that regard. If we keep discussions whole and interesting (using less pejoratives and finger-pointing methods for making points) we will do well.
 
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I feel really comfortable greeting new members. Also, Off-Topic threads seem to be my forté as it encourages a lot of the camaraderie that goes on around here; maybe I can provide my efforts there.

As for efficiency -- Titles definitely help, I think you covered great avenues in that regard. If we keep discussions whole and interesting (using less pejoratives and finger-pointing methods for making points) we will do well.
And the more that sign up, the less work individuals have to do.

We will wait and see how many we have willing to sign up, and organize from there.
 
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I'll keep adding more stuff on Gaming side. I've been chipping away at the shmup and Vs Puzzle OTs but those genres are fairly slow/niche.
Speaking of Gaming side, we have the Game Awards tomorrow. We have an OT. But we need the threads for individual announcements as well.

First big opportunity tomorrow. Let’s Beta test this thing lol.
 
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I am too lazy to volunteer for anything specific but I am trying to post more around here so I guess I am trying to do my part.
And that’s very much appreciated

We will eventually persuade you to sign up. Like that scene in the first Mighty Ducks movie. He was an outsider... just like you.

And the same goes for @WinterIsComing

:messenger_smiling_horns:
 
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I already make threads from time to time, but i should get my Indie Watch series going again.

@Musky_Cheese anything specifically you would want me for?
Pick what you want. The community has spoke. They want News posted soon after if breaks, they want OT’s active.

My opinion is this. Lets get the next 48 hours done as there is supposedly bunch of new announcements happening with the Video Game Awards. Lets get those up as they are announced. See where we stand after that.

Then maybe we will get community feedback and more volunteers.
 

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Pick what you want. The community has spoke. They want News posted soon after if breaks, they want OT’s active.

My opinion is this. Lets get the next 48 hours done as there is supposedly bunch of new announcements happening with the Video Game Awards. Lets get those up as they are announced. See where we stand after that.

Then maybe we will get community feedback and more volunteers.
The shitty bit is that currently at the job i am in crunch times and i only get home in the evening, so i am not too flexible regarding news.

VGA also happens in the damn night for me (I think?) + i also would have to post for my own site (And not use these threads i make here as the source since then i am biased in a way) so considering this, ill try to fill in the spaces whenever, possibly provide some opinion pieces aswell.

Is this something you could use me for, or would you rather have me do Indie Watch a bit more often or a mixture of the two?

EDIT: Congrats on the tag!
EDIT 2: This reminds me that i have not really helped people get their first threads going aswell as posting other tidbits.. yikes.
 
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The shitty bit is that currently at the job i am in crunch times and i only get home in the evening, so i am not too flexible regarding news.

VGA also happens in the damn night for me (I think?) + i also would have to post for my own site (And not use these threads i make here as the source since then i am biased in a way) so considering this, ill try to fill in the spaces whenever, possibly provide some opinion pieces aswell.

Is this something you could use me for, or would you rather have me do Indie Watch a bit more often or a mixture of the two?

EDIT: Congrats on the tag!
EDIT 2: This reminds me that i have not really helped people get their first threads going aswell as posting other tidbits.. yikes.
Yes that would be a huge help, a mixture of the two.

Also you, me, and @Asympathetique should work on the new members stuff together.
 
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Mind if i offer myself for Nintendo threads?

I noticed a lock of those in NeoGAF, i can't say that i have all the time in the world but since my assignements have me all day sit down with my computer, i can post here and there, i also have experience at it so even by being a Nintendo fan i can be pretty non-biased

About Sony and Microsoft, i honestly don't care about them enough to put an effort, unless it's PC related.
 

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Yes that would be a huge help, a mixture of the two.
Alright, ill give it a try. No promises however! I also want to keep my sanity in this crunch month.

Also you, me, and @Asympathetique should wok on the new members stuff together.
Yeah i particularly dislike how i never gave this any momentum since i did a ton of this on ERA :'( Ill try to keep a tab on the new member thread and holla from there.

Perhaps we can make a group PM to discuss this further together with Asympathetique?
 
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Mind if i offer myself for Nintendo threads?

I noticed a lock of those in NeoGAF, i can't say that i have all the time in the world but since my assignements have me all day sit down with my computer, i can post here and there, i also have experience at it so even by being a Nintendo fan i can be pretty non-biased

About Sony and Microsoft, i honestly don't care about them enough to put an effort, unless it's PC related.
100% do it. And thank you for volunteering
 
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Alright, ill give it a try. No promises however! I also want to keep my sanity in this crunch month.


Yeah i particularly dislike how i never gave this any momentum since i did a ton of this on ERA :'( Ill try to keep a tab on the new member thread and holla from there.

Perhaps we can make a group PM to discuss this further together with Asympathetique?
Yes make the group PM and we can add anyone who want to join as greeters
 
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I generally exist with about a two year lag behind trending news and my puter is a potato so I'm not sure how much help I can be.

Maybe when I'm next 30 tabs deep on arcane games I'll share my condition in a fly new thread.

You've only yourself to blame.
 
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I generally exist with about a two year lag behind trending news and my puter is a potato so I'm not sure how much help I can be.

Maybe when I'm next 30 tabs deep on arcane games I'll share my condition in a fly new thread.

You've only yourself to blame.
Any help is appreciated. See something not posted and have the time, feel free to put it up
 
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I generally exist with about a two year lag behind trending news and my puter is a potato so I'm not sure how much help I can be.

Maybe when I'm next 30 tabs deep on arcane games I'll share my condition in a fly new thread.

You've only yourself to blame.
Just make LTTP posts about whatever game catches your fancy. I'm not sure if they fell out of style or we don't have enough people willing to make them, but I used to see those all the time around 2016-2017 GAF.
 
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Hats off to you, Musky. I'll try to throw up a few thread ideas I have in the coming weeks. I will say, though, a GAF renaissance won't be complete without a good old fashioned photoshop thread. Someone take the hit and post a personal pic ripe for shopping 😜
Appreciate the help and support

I believe these classic NeoGAF activities will return with a increase in users and content for users to participate in.
 
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@Beard of the Forest

Greeters started a group PM to organize tasks and ideas. Would it be possible to get a list moving forward of approved accounts so we can send a helpful PM to each of them? Or would Gaf Staff rather us just stick to greeting when they first decide to post?

I'll try and post a couple of threads a week so sign me up for off topic, will post more as well, so be warned.
Alright. On It.
 
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