The PokeGym Levels Up

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  1. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Diamond and Pearl brought us LvX Pokemon and the Compendium leveled up. Now it’s the PokeGym’s turn. Team Compendium is excited to announce the re-launch of the Gym, bringing us to a new level of Community involvement and paving the way for enhancements and great new features.

    The Gym has always been a reflection of the Community, the sum total of all of its members. TC has always tried to remain true to the founding principle that our users should direct the look and feel of the PokeGym. That has resulted in the Gym being one of the premier Pokemon fan sites in the world. However, a site that does not change over time will not continue to meet the needs of its Community, and in order to meet the future needs of the Gym we will need your help.

    WE HAVE A PLAN! As the old saying goes, “many hands make light work” and in order to position the Gym for enhanced features while still maintaining the look and feel of a PG moderated site, we need Community involvement. That will take the form of forum moderators and some other special assignments. Over the last few months TC and the senior staff of the Gym have been working to outline staff expectations and descriptions of some jobs were we could use your help.

    A common question over the years has always been, “how can I get to be a moderator”. Our standard answer has always been “if you're asking you probably won’t get to”, but times change. Now we want to give you the opportunity to give back and help shape the PokeGym, but it won’t happen overnight. Remember, we’ve set up some standards that will be used to evaluate applicants. We also need to move forward in an organized way to give everyone the support they need to be successful, which means it may be a while before we can use everyone who wants to help.

    Check out our new Community Rules, Staff Guidelines and Open Positions. If you meet the qualifications and are willing to faithfully give some of your time to help us level up the Gym, you can apply in the “Team Compendium's Hideout”; post a thread stating the position you're interested in and why you think you are qualified.

    Here are the links:

    The Rules
    Staff Guidelines
    Open Positions

    The change begins now – Be part of it!

    Team Compendium

    June 7th - applications for this round are closed. It will take a some time to get around to communcating with the applicants; thank you for your patience.
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  2. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Hold it just a second there...

    FYI, this thread is for discussing this announcement and where things are headed.

    Please note the fine print:

    No public discussion of specific persons or types of people for positions is allowed. Such discussions are special rule violations; please see the staff announcements. Nominations are strictly prohibited in PM or post. All applications are to come through the Team Compendium's Hideout forum.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 26, 2008
  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Upped the size of the fine print. Was a bit too "fine" to be readable.
  4. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    I can't see any of the three links at the bottom of the rules no permission it says. Is this correct?
  5. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    try again, it should be fixed now :)

  6. PokeDaddy

    PokeDaddy New Member

    TC -

    Thanks for this Leveling Up!

    On the how to proceed portion, step one is to read several documents. When clicking on the document links, the following message appears -

    "<PokeGym Member> you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation. "​

  7. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    try again? it's working from 'test' accounts...

  8. bugsbite

    bugsbite New Member


    From the Open Positions link above to I noticed the three links under :

    How To Proceed
    1. Read these documents:
    * The Rules
    * Staff Roles
    * Staff Rewards

    Have the permission problems.
  9. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Fixed. Thank you!
  10. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    Awesome! I think the 'gym is wonderful already but I'm sure this community can come up with some inventive ways to Level Up. Thanks for your continued effort and your willingness to try new things.
  11. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    After seeing the initial response to our call for help I am inclined to agree with you. We've had over a dozen volunteers already in the first day. When we were putting this plan together we weren't sure what to expect. You never know for sure what kind of response you'll get when you try something new, but the PokeGym family is amazing! Thanks to you all. We'll get busy processing the applications later this week and new staff will hit the forums soon.

  12. DarkStar20

    DarkStar20 Front Page Editor

    Well, I'm pretty new to the gym, I'm not sure what I could do to help. But I am experianced in Pokemon,
    getting started into the world of POP and learning as much as I can, and am very familiar with HTML and
    web-based tasks. Even though I am new, I'm glad to help anywhere I would be needed! :)
  13. Azure Kite

    Azure Kite New Member

    I agree with Heather, the Pokegym is already so great, but its nice to see the Pokegym "leveling up" now as well.
  14. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Note to all have applied... we couldn't meet to consider applications last week, hopefully this week.
  15. ChubbyChilupa135

    ChubbyChilupa135 New Member

    So now it's The PokeGym Lv.X?? Awesome!!
  16. EeveeLover

    EeveeLover Member Services Administrator

    Just remember, PokeGym Level X can use Poke - Powers / Bodies / Attacks from the previous level.
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    We have met and have reviewed applications.
    We will be alerting members soon of the results, one way or the other.

    If you haven't heard from us, that's not bad news.
    Thanks to all that applied.
  18. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Applications, by the way, are closed for this round. For those who applied, thank you & please see PokePop's post above.
  19. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Applicants have been reviewed.
    Tentative assignments have been made.
    Announcements to follow in the next couple of days as we confirm everything.

    Thanks for all your patience.
  20. LionheartEX

    LionheartEX Active Member

    sounds good! looking forward to it :)
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