For a while now, the Staff as a whole has needed a bit of love and attention in regards to general organisation. Everyone’s job is basically the same as it was before, but for the sake of clarity and being properly organised, we have reshuffled the Staff Ranks around and provided a breakdown for individual members of Staff (and what they do) as opposed to giving a general summary. For people who were wondering about who does what in the staff here on SD!, this is basically it: Head Administrators @Kame @Gobb @Kagerou Administrators @Z E N @Mahesvara @Aeryn SD Moderators @loj @Tsunbear Designers @Dannie An asterisk (*) on some of the member tags will indicate that their activity is pending, and that they have not been heard from in a while. -------------------------------------------------------- Meet the Staff Team! Head Administrator(s) @Kagerou - Co-Founder of SD and head admin. Handles general affairs such as suggestions, problems between members, and complaints with Zen. Also in charge of appointing new staff, as well as managing them, but also does a little bit of everything. Often will ask members about their opinion and feedback for the site. @Kame - Co-Founder of SD, memeing shitlord extraordinaire. Handles back-end stuff for the site like hosting. Also does about the same jobs as Kagerou, including working closely with Gobb to develop new features and fix bugs for the site. @Gobb - Leading forum Developer. He is responsible for implementing new features, fixing bugs and solving issues with the functionality of the forum. He also develops new features from scratch, to be exclusively used on the site. Has the same powers as Kame and Kagerou. --- Admin(s) @Mahesvara - Oversees the moderators of the forum, and steps in on any issues that may arise concerning warnings, infractions or bans. Handles general anime-related matters. He’s also responsible for holding the various anime themed tournaments you see every so often. @Z E N - Zen is mainly in charge of the moderators and oversees any moderation issues. He has the final say on warnings, infractions or bans, and is the mediator of situations alongside Kagerou. If you have an issue with any of the moderation team, Zen is the person to bring those issues to. On top of this, Zen is also the lead forum game developer. He is currently working on developing Sugoi Desu’s main Roleplay. @Aeryn - Handles work in regards to contests as well as how the forum should be structures alongside some design work - the themes. She also keeps track and manages the tasks other staff member are currently working on and should focus on. Moderator(s) @loj - Lojz is a contest host, is responsible for keeping Avatar of the Week running smoothly. He is also sometimes tasked with making announcements or News posts when needed. @Tsunbear - Handles all-around moderation. Mainly helps Aeryn with Forum Events. Also handles forum affairs alongside Aeryn, Kagerou and Zen. -------------------------------------------------------- The Roles Explained Head Administrators The ones in charge, to put it simply. They have power over every aspect of the forum, and handle general upkeep of the site. They also have specific roles they carry out, @Kame handles server maintenance, @Gobb handles forum development, and @Kagerou handles forum related affairs. If you have any questions that another staff member is unable to answer, come to these guys. Administrators Admins handle the community and activity based aspects rather than the technical based features of the forum, like organizing events and contests on the forum. Like the head admins, they have forum-wide power, and handle specific tasks. Zen is the lead forum game developer (He’s currently developing SD’s Roleplaying Game.) - And Mahesvara is responsible for holding various anime themes tournaments on the forum. Aeryn is responsible for managing the contests keeping track of tasks the other staff are doing as well as the theme direction. SD Moderators These are your standard issue staff members that keep things in check and prevent problems from escalating. That being said, there are no special roles or powers these guys have other than those expected from a mod, and forum jurisdiction, which is fairly self-explanatory. Designers The designer creates artwork and banners to be used for the site, with each artwork varying depending on the theme, which is essentially a forum skin that users can choose to display instead of the default skin. The designer does not moderate, but does have mod powers.