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OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« on: July 02, 2008, 06:23:48 pm »
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http://www.okgamers.com/forums/index.php/topic,2510.0.html


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OKgamers.com has become the success it is, and grows to improve day by day through the efforts of gamers in Oklahoma that want to improve Oklahoma and it's gaming scene!

While one person can make a difference, it takes many people to change a state.  OKgamers started out as a small effort to improve communication between gamers - now we aid in tournaments across the state, help plan huge events, and work with businesses and gamers to make Oklahoma more of a home to gamers!

Minicon.  Izumicon.  Nakacon.  Gaming for a Cure.  Gamers against Violence.  Tokyo in Tulsa.  Defcon.  Soul Calibur 4 Nationals.  
These are just a FEW of the events OKgamers has helped with and will be helping with in the future - things that wouldn't have been or won't be AS GREAT without Oklahoma gamers SUCH AS YOURSELF - helping us out.  Current and past staff - you have our thanks!

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GAMERS OF OKLAHOMA - WE WANT YOUR HELP!

-- How we help you
We need people of all ages excited about our goals, wanting to get the word out about OKgamers.com!  We have plenty of reasons for you to help:

  • Tired of OK not being what you want it to be?  We need your perspective, guidance, and two cents on matters of gamers in Oklahoma
  • Want to see Oklahoma improve?  We need manpower on 4 fronts - online general, tournament staff, planning committees, and street crew!
  • Are we making mistakes in your eyes? Not doing something right?  Join us and help us improve.
  • Are you going to college?  If you go to TCC, OSU-Tulsa, or any college in the Tulsa or OKC area that works with 1-800-volunteer.org / Volunteer Central you can help us and GET YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS THROUGH HELPING GAMING IN OKLAHOMA! (More on the Volunteer Central thread)
  • We often gain free access, swag and other perks through aiding and helping events
  • Need to bulk up your personal resume for that next big job interview?  What sounds better than community service?


-- How you can help us

The reasons -
Let's face it - we are only as good as the staff helping us out.  We can only plan well for the games we have staff to help us plan.  We can only anticipate and strategize with the talent that helps plan OKgamers next moves.  We only have the man power to improve the site, and make it more valuable - times the people we have helping us.  Because we need to improve to meet the needs and hit the goal of Oklahoma? We need you.

The actual roles -
What do we need you to do? Well - it falls into 4 general categories, with a 5th "make your own..."
 - ONLINE GENERAL - Whether your in the panhandle, or right down the street, you can provide valuable feedback in our constantly changing Staff forum - where all issues are brought up first, and inside peeks into our planning and staging happens.  WE NEED FEEDBACK - and that's through this online staff forum - we need you. (And yes, after a period of time, we recruit Moderators from this group, and the others.)

 - TOURNAMENT STAFF - Let's face it - we make our BIGGEST IMPACT - through throwing and organizing events, and lending manpower and resources to businesses and events wanting to have tournaments and gamers come out.  Tournament staff is just that - the people that come out, put events together, run them, and then tear them down afterwards.  They are the front faces of OKgamers, and usually the guys wearing the shirts.  Want to make a real difference in your community right now - we need you.

 - PLANNING COMMITTEES - Some people think they know it all - the organizers of OKgamers are far from that.  We range from 17 to mid-30's and up - and know we STILL aren't in touch with every angle of gaming Oklahoma has to offer.  Are we doing something wrong? Do you have an opinion? Sign up, watch for meetings, and actively work that staff section because flat out - we need your thoughts and input.

 - STREET CREW - You cannot imagine how many people have seen flyers for OKgamers events.  However, those flyers didn't get to the stores they rest in by themselves.  If you work at, live near, or simply want to help getting the word out - we need dedicated street crew staff to work with us and HELP GET THE WORD OUT.  Seriously, from flyers, to posters, to working with the street crew Lead on where you hit with how many flyers - we need you.

 - MAKE YOUR OWN?! - Like we mentioned on the committee side, we aren't perfect, nor do we think we know it all.  Are we missing your set of talents?  Can you help us improve Oklahoma in even the slightest way? Improve our efforts? Add to our goals of Oklahoma not sucking? We like you.  We want to work with you.  Seriously.  From voice actors to video producers to whatever you are.  We don't turn down the opportunity to work with talent.  We don't CARE if your building your portfolio - we welcome it.  We don't care if you are using us to get experience to get around the catch-22 of "work experience before your first job" - we'll even write up a lovely recommendation letter.  

We care about improving Oklahoma.  We are doing it.  We could use your help.  You down?

(If your down - and have read this - please click here to fill out our Staff form - and let's get this thing going.)

Currently our staff form is being revised, and re-programmed.  If you are interested click "notify" on this thread at the top, and keep an eye out for when we update it!


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FAIR WARNING - being staff does come at a price.  We ask anyone that gains the title 'staff' to remember - they become viewed as 'the man' on the forums.  We all get frustrated with the occasional poster, or latest 'troll' on the block - but as staff, we ask you to set a standard of following the forum rules.  It's E-for-everyone around here - so cursing, etc, is asked to be avoided.  We remind staff not all gamers are 18, and all parents have the right to surf the site and not feel like it's a threat to their family.  

Beyond 'code of conduct' matters - staff are just like everyone else - with the exception now you have access to any new information that hits the OKgamers front.  You help us lead the OKgamers towards improving Oklahoma.  You are the 'go to people' for Tulsa's organizer Saif aka X A, and OKC's organizer Matt aka TH3 R3LIGION.  You join us as we struggle to stop wishing, and start acting.

You game?



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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 04:34:03 pm »
Yes...





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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 04:40:49 pm »
If you havent got an Email back for your staff application, Does that meen it was DENIED?

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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 02:44:29 am »

A quick statement on the staff. 

Staff - is an "open club".  We aren't exclusive, because if your a gamer, or interested in helping? You can be staff.

(All the staff that seem 'buddy buddy'?  Are simply because we've worked events together.  I didn't know Rislone, Cools, R3ligion, anyone - before the site and them becoming staff other than Monsterman, my roommate.)

Well - you can be Staff AFTER accepting the rules / regs that you have to deal with, etc.  Staff can be taken as the 'man' on the forums, so we make sure any staff are an example, following the rules of the site, etc.  Part of the reason to use that form, etc.



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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 12:17:04 am »
I think you where at the TNT meeting? well i definately wanna help out at any event Possible. just give me a call.

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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 12:51:55 am »

Yes, we help with the TnT gaming room, so I've been to many meetings.

Josato - as the thread details, if your interested in helping out by being staff, you need to fill out the form, etc.  We no longer work directly with individuals without them being staff; thus having access to the staff forum for coordination, being in our mass email system, etc.  Or of course, unless they go through 1800volunteer.



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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 07:40:18 pm »
You dont have to type like an essay or anything do you to be staff?





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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 11:58:16 pm »
You dont have to type like an essay or anything do you to be staff?

Nah, just fill out the form.

Anyway - Josato, right now we are revamping our staff CoC, etc.  Once we get them back up, I'll respond, unless we change the form as well, etc - then I'll have you reply again. 


Sorry for any concerns guys, I'll respond when we have everything revamped and are taking staff again!



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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 12:34:21 am »

THOSE INTERESTED IN STAFF - please see my post above.  As I state, once we get the changes in place, we'll revamp the thread, probably clean it up, and be ready to take on staff again!



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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 07:51:51 pm »
i whould like to be part of street crew

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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2008, 03:30:56 pm »
So how long until we can apply for a forum staff position?

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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 02:00:17 am »

For sure, we'll get it working after the 2009 meeting.



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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009, 10:51:07 pm »
Really waiting for the staff form to get fixed, cause a buddy and I would LOVE to do some Film Crew stuff(Majoring in film)!
P.S.- Hi! Just joined, lurked for a while tho...

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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 05:24:50 pm »
Really waiting for the staff form to get fixed, cause a buddy and I would LOVE to do some Film Crew stuff(Majoring in film)!
P.S.- Hi! Just joined, lurked for a while tho...

http://www.okgamers.com/staff_form.php

Is that form not working?  what happens when you submit?  the form shows up correctly. Let us know in a little more detail whats going on.

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Re: OKgamers Staff: What they do, and how you can help out!
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 02:17:46 am »

That form does not work.  It's on old "TD" style, and hasn't been converted to your system, or that other one I have.

I guess if you'd like to 'power it' with your code we could revise the form, and get it back and working.  Simply put, just haven't gotten the form and staff COC fully fleshed out yet, thus the lack of rush on that.



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