Okay, since I've come to the conclusion that I am the only moderator left in this community, I would like to have several more people added as moderators to help oversee this community.
Specifically, I would like people who can help with the following:
-> Someone to oversee the feedback post and manage it
-> Someone to oversee clothing posts (watch for non-Japanese/Asian items, etc]
-> Removing/watching possible scammers from the community
Moderator responsibilities include:
-> Keeping an eye out for bootlegged merchandise. I would like to crack down on this much harder than I've been able to before. I'm pretty good at spotting bootlegged DVDs, but CDs, toys, plush, and the like are much harder.
-> Making sure members adhere to the 3-day rule
-> Deleting inappropriate posts
-> Cleaning up members every so often to remove deleted/suspended/purged accounts
-> Banning members who continue to disregard the posted rules
All in all, this doesn't take much time each week to work on. I try to do what I can in the evenings after work, but I know that I miss a lot. I would like a team of at least 5
moderators to help with this, so four new people to add to the list.
Please comment here if you would like to help out, and let me know what you would like to help with specifically.
And next! Poll time!
A few areas of concern that I've had since working on the community.
First is the amount of home-made items that come through the community. Whether it be home-made keychains of J-rock artists, accessories, 'fruitsy' earrings, and even cosplay items. Do you think these kind of things should be allowed? Or do you wish to stick to only official merchandise?
Second, font/picture restrictions. Would you like to implement a size restriction on these?
Last, American clothing which may be of a gothic/lolita nature. I'm talking stuff from Hot Topic and the like which aren't made in Japan [or other Asian countries]. I would prefer to stick with actual Japanese brands [only a few of which I'm familiar with, hence wishing for someone who knows this more than I do to oversee this]. But what is the community opinion?
Fan-made Merchandise [aka home-made clothes, jewelry, accessories]. Do you think these should be allowed?
Would you like to see image size & font restrictions?
American-made gothic/loli clothing [such as the type from Hot Topic]. Should this be allowed?
E-bay/Etsy sales and auctions. Do you want to continue to allow these in the community?
Any other notes for concern or things you would like to see change? Please list them here and they will be addressed.
The community will continue to operate on a posting standpoint only. We take no responsibility for people not receiving their items, but will work to make sure scammers do not post in this community.
Again, please comment here if you are interested in helping to moderate the community. I will not choose everyone who comments if there are too many, so please make sure to let me know what kind of time you can devote and what you would like to specifically work on.