I, along with many forumers have been saddened that Fox, Jeeps, Top Fighter, and Black Ice are no longer our moderators. Reason being is that they did a fantastic job, and made the forum feel like a family for all the vets.
Times change - and I accept that. Let me say that the new moderators have big shoes to fill. This will not be an easy job for the new team. However, I genuinely wish them well, and as such the forum vets should be here to welcome and help.
I understand that the present time is a changeover period; inherent in that is unavoidable confusion.
My questions: can we please have confirmation on the forum team set up. Who are our new moderators? Who do we message if needs be?
At present, if us forumers see a message along the lines of "contact moderator" - we are clueless.
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A little insight on this topic, as I know there has been some confusion. The former moderator team was fantastic at their job. A little too fantastic. Because of this, they've moved on to bigger and better things with Activision and Call of Duty, focusing more on community game nights and other projects like that.
Because of this, a void was created in the forums, and my team has been asked to fill it. My agents (not of Hydra, contrary to popular belief, lol) have been performing moderator actions since before Ghosts launch, but have stepped it up since the change over. We originally started with 5 moderators during our peak months, but have dropped down to three over the last couple of weeks. I'm sure you have seen their names around by now, they are:
OGHuxtable - Alicia
SavageHam - Albert
BkfstWidow - Mikaela
While these handles have belonged to the same agents for some time now, we do have the ability to move different agents in and out of them, so we don't have to create a new Mod account every time we change someones role with the team. This is why you will see a sign off at the end of each post (^MV), so you can identify who they are. We also have a number of other moderator handles we are not currently using.
All 3 of these agents have been around the industry for a few years now, they started with the company moderating ELITE competitions and boards during MW3, moved into QA here at Activision for BO2, and then were recruited by me to be our forums support/moderators. They are all avid gamers, and have been a part of the COD family in one way or another for years.
It's been difficult for us to come into these forums and keep from getting conversational with all of you, which would help you get a better feel for who we are, but we also want to make sure we are not confusing anyone about what our role is here. We are not community managers, or advocates. We are simply here to help respond to support related questions, maintain the spirit of the Activision Rewards program and keep the conversations civil. We want to make sure that everyone is able to get help and have a good time while in these forums.
With the Rewards program we also hoped that we would be able to identify helpful members of the community who could move into moderator roles to help us here. I believe it was one of the prizes in the store for a while, but we are trying to figure out exactly what functions they would perform, or abilities they would have available to them. We are still figuring that part out, but we are working with Studio on calibrating on our approach for our mods and where to go from here.
Personally, I think identifying new moderators who are part of the community through the rewards program has always been part of the plan, and a good one. What do you guys think about that?
Great thoughts... I would like to get know them in the same way I've come the know the previous mod crew.
But you have to know who they are first.
Thankyou. I have read that.I did so on the 15th April. What I am asking is for actual personnel to be known. We gather that CS staff are becoming moderators, but we do not know who exactly
I would presume that it will possibly be Gypsy, Widow and Savage along with a few others maybe - this is just speculation though
Just wanted everyone to know that Candyslexia and myself will be more involved in the message boards to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Good to know there will be a little bit of sanity monitoring what's going on in the forums
Hope I don't get in troubles for bumping
The sooner we know, the sooner the forum can come to some sort of ease.............