In Reply to: OUR LADDER..... posted by Drunkongin on March 07, 2003 at 22:30:47:
I would like to think we would be able to survive on WorldPlay, too. However, just to clear some items, a response to DrunkonGin's statements:
1) I'd love to participate more on a daily basis than I do now. I cannot speak for PennyD5660 (who is the only other LadderOp that is exclusively assigned to this ladder) but my real life duties managed to increase around the same time I volunteered to be an OP. There is also the need to handle complaints in the mail room which have to be handled within a certain time frame. If there was less complaining... For an additional suggestion, see what I have to suggest at the end of my responses.
2) I agree, some rules should be clarified, but I have found the great majority of our members have no trouble interpreting the rules as they are written, once they actually read them.
3) If you can absolutely prove someone is faking a boot, let us know. I don't disagree that this might occur, but as an Op I have to have proof to do anything.
4) LOL, well, genetically, I have the, ah, package, that you are referring to. As for the slang reference, we all have that, too, but as LadderOps we also have rules that we must play by when administering our ladder. If we didn't follow them, you'd all be boxed and rung for every complaint we get. It would be a pretty empty game room pretty fast if we did that.
Finally, I do not at all dispute that you have decent ideas for rules and administering the ladder. If you, Drunk, or anyone else is interested in helping out, there is a rather simple solution: Apply to be a LadderOp for this ladder. This is the link to apply: http://cgi.igl.net/cgi-bin/ladder/ops/op_apply.cgi?svr=cgi1. From the Common Questions section on our Ladder web page, "If your application is approved, you will be put in the Voting Booth where members of your Ladder can vote for or against your becoming a LadderOp on that Ladder." If you are voted in by the members of the ladder, then you would undergo training to learn how to be an Op, 6 class sessions over 2-3 weeks. It includes tests and a final exam. It's the same way that all of us have become LadderOps.
Thanks for all your time, and I hope to be at the meeting Sunday evening.