Mario, I'll try and answer as many of these as we can. Boss and I haven't had the chance to discuss some of these as the chang was just implemented. We'll need to spend some time going through a number of items that have been brought up the past day+.
Honestly, I'm not sure how we'll handle this. If you submit an application, then obviously you'd want in, but if you're nominated without your knowledge and don't want to leave The Sun Deck, then it's something we'll have to discuss. Again, I don't know. Looks like policy that Boss and I need to write.
Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
All members who are nominated first go through Boss and I before a vote takes place, so in theory, the Veto process would have already taken place. So, after a vote is over and if that member "makes it", then they are in. Boss and I would not overturn a vote at that point.
2.) If someone is nominated and voted in, is there a Veto process by those with the power? Should/Shouldn't there be?
Once a poll goes live, the voting runs for a minimum 72 hours and must have a minimum of 50 votes (either 'Yes' or 'No') before it is classified as an official vote.
3.) How long does/will this Nomination/Voting process take? (Approximately of course).
To me, The Old Red Guard is RedsZone. We could have decided to boot the second baseball forum altogether, but The Sun Deck is very useful and I do like the idea of allowing MORE baseball talk. The model we have implemented here is very similar to the one used by the Son's of Sam Horn (SOSH), a Red Sox baseball forum. It has worked well for them and I think it will work well here.
4.) Why would you want to split us all up, has it been that bad babysitting us?
To address you babysitting comment, in all honesty, moderating is not fun. It's VERY time consuming and no one here gets paid. So, if this helps both me and my mods to cut down on our adminstrative work, then that to me is a good thing.
Again, The Old Red Guard (to me) is RedsZone. It IS the baseball forum. ORG members should post in the ORG. It also allows for those in the Sun Deck to rise to the top of the forum and contribute more - because there are less people posting.
5.) At any point (preferably sooner than later) will consideration be given to allowing those with ORG status to post on the Sun Deck. And if not, why?
It's a reference to Crosley Field and also a great area of the stadium to catch a game. We wanted to use a baseball reference and I was never partial to "RedsLive".
6.) Where/why the Origin of the name Sun Deck?