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Changes to site structure
Tue Mar 28, 2017 19:57

Hi all,

Following discussion in the staff chatzy, a new structure has been decided upon for Sonora. These changes aim to ensure that responsibilities are shared out between more people, and to give us a clear structure for any problems. Hopefully this will see the site running more smoothly. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or concerns - input from everyone is always appreciated, as this site belongs to each author as much as the next.

The official structure is now as follows:

DH Skies: miscellaneous - some previous duties may be overtaken by new joint role (see below)
Nathan Xavier: Webmaster
Isis Carter: Schedules
Mortimer Brockert: Sorting, and IC Headmaster duties

Furthermore, we are introducing the role of chatzy chairs. These will be DH Skies, Isis Carter, and Rory Taransay. Their role will be to oversee discussions in both the student and the staff chatzys, dealing with any problems and summing up decisions when whole group decisions need to be made. They will also be on hand to deal with any complaints or problems that arise throughout the site. They can be reached at

Please remember that the;article=13497;title=Questions%20and%20Comments>chatzy rules were updated last year, and that - although we do have moderators - we ask everyone to take responsibility in keeping the chat pleasant, and resolving their own disputes. Moderators are there as a last resort.

Finally, wed like to inform everyone that the positions of DADA professors and librarian are open. These are core roles which are a priority for us to fill. We are also interested in finding a new groundskeeper, having a counsellor and having elective subject teachers (e.g. astronomy, divination, muggle studies). If you feel inspired to create another character, and want to join in with the running of Sonora, please apply! Staff duties include regularly posting classes/staff posts, and being part of discussions regarding the everyday upkeep of Sonora, as well as the chance to be involved in planning new ideas, and sometimes to take on further responsibilities.

    • PSDH Skies, Tue Mar 28 20:01
      The position of librarian is being covered for this term, and sign ups will be posted at the end of the week, so library monitors, there is no need to panic.
    • Yearbook, faceclaims etcChairs, Tue Mar 28 19:59
      Amelle has left Sonora. The yearbook was a voluntary project run by her, and so this means there will be some changes, unless anyone wishes to pick it up as a project (this may involve doing so from... more
      • Adding my thoughtsLouis Valois et al, Wed Mar 29 03:07
        I've just been reading through the comments, and everyone seems to have some really great points. Let me add my thoughts in a hopefully coherent fashion: 1)Yearbooks: incorporating these into the... more
        • Agreed...Brockerts, Wed Mar 29 03:30
          about the posting requirements. I feel like last year when we had to do so many, I neglected replies. However, with regards to the long gone authors, sometimes people come back though.
          • Returning authorJen White , Sun Apr 2 10:41
            As one of the returning authors mentioned - it has been over 10 IC terms since my last character graduated - I thought I might as well add my opinions. This is sort of rambling, so keep with me if... more
            • Not one but..Brockerts, Tue Apr 4 10:56
              I fully agree about yearbook surveys being exhausting.
            • Any more returners?Selina, Mon Apr 3 19:52
              Thanks for the input, Jen. It's good to know that as a returning author you wouldn't have found that upsetting or off-putting. If there are any other returning authors who would like to voice their... more
      • OpinionsNathan, et al, Tue Mar 28 20:52
        1) Yearbook: If nobody else claims it, and everyone doesn't mind waiting a term or two until I get other site stuff working on the new server, as well as getting profiles going, I can incorporate a... more
        • Mine tooNewells, etc., Tue Mar 28 22:20
          I agree with everything Nathan said. I am especially interested in emphasizing part of his 3rd point: authors should be allowed to choose to release theirs or not. It could be easily noted on a list... more
          • CompromiseBrockerts, Tue Mar 28 22:36
            How about reusing the ones from the actor/model already taken list/ ones that didn't finish (except younger versions of people who did cuz I had like multiple pics of a couple of mine) but not the... more
      • My thoughtsBrockerts, Tue Mar 28 20:19
        I suggest getting rid of the one about how many posts you have to do to claim a face but NOT allowing people to reuse old face claims. I'd rather not have people take away ones I've been using since... more
        • Re: My thoughtsNathan, Tue Mar 28 21:00
          I'm not against claiming faces for periphs, however, that's going to put dibs on a lot more people if it is used heavily, so if we do allow periph claims, I think we'd have to allow multiple... more
          • Well then...Brockerts, Tue Mar 28 21:05
            I change my mind on the periphs thing because I DO NOT WANT multiple people having the same claim AT ALL (other than identical twins) Thanks. And yeah, that was it. Except we'd do them at the... more
      • OpinionDH Skies, Tue Mar 28 20:12
        With faceclaims, I think it would be weird to have two people in school at the same time with the same face but I would be open to: Re-using any claims of characters who dont finish Re-using ones... more
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