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Moblog is about sharing, communicating, playing with new gadgets, and above all having fun!
We love this site so much, we decided to give up some time everyday to help manage it.

Welcome to moblog news. Your community-powered site support hub.

This is one of three moderator-only moblogs, set up by the moderators for all mobloggers.

We are going to use this blog to publish all appointments, decisions and policy changes made between the moderation and site admin teams behind the scenes.

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Progress so far.. results of meeting.. and introducing the new community admin team

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We really care about this community and with jc1000000's lead and the management team's agreement (Mat, Alfie & Lorifaye) we have joined together as volunteers to take on some much-needed upkeep of the site.

Our initial meeting took place last week where we discussed a number of current ongoing issues and ideas to progress the site which included actions to :

• Update the moderators list & increase access to the site moderators
• Create a good communication structure between Moblog management, moderators and mobloggers
• Clarify Moderation & Highlights policy
• Overcome subscription issues
• Investigate the use of ads on the site
• Investigate privacy controls
• Implement various marketing strategies - including promotional publications to generate incomes for the site
• Find and appoint technical troubleshooters with understanding of: Python / Django / MySQL / HTML/CSS Linux/Unix / Subversion / Image/Video processing
• Implement a 'Moblog Helpdesk'

We have created this blog as a means of explaining to you with transparency, how we are attempting to overcome current issues and develop the site further and will be posting our findings as we go along.

After pushing for changes we are also pleased to announce four familiar names into newly created roles of Community Administrator. Please say hello to 540air, Beth, Bronxelf & Nige who've agreed to take on this role and have now been granted full site administration in order to help towards general upkeep of the site.
26th Aug 2009, 17:15  

jc1000000 says:

Welcome aboard the good ship guys!

I would quite like people to know that you guys have been granted full site access - as that illustrates how far we are willing to go as a management team to be transparent and also illustrates the extent of
the partnership and co-ordination between us.

26th Aug 2009, 18:01

Viv says:


26th Aug 2009, 18:05

nige says:

We have been granted full site access?

We have been granted full site access!

Everyone, we have been granted full site access!


26th Aug 2009, 18:05

nige says:

Hahaha. Okay, I knew already.

26th Aug 2009, 18:08

Viv says:

and I have highlighted my second picture I could be accused of attention seeking for the blog, but then no-one can say it's not a great picture!

and if you haven't added us to your friends please do so that you keep up to date with all the news

26th Aug 2009, 18:13

bronxelf says:

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH... And *that's* the one you highlight?


26th Aug 2009, 18:14

Viv says:

yes love it

26th Aug 2009, 18:16

nige says:

Yeah, the one with "Go Away" written on it.

26th Aug 2009, 18:17

bronxelf says:

Hey, I was being nicer than usual...

26th Aug 2009, 18:20

nige says:

I know this.

26th Aug 2009, 18:29

Wendle says:

Huzzaz once again!! All sounds awesome :)

26th Aug 2009, 18:40

jc1000000 says:

awesome portraits btw!

26th Aug 2009, 18:50

Puddikat says:


26th Aug 2009, 19:28

Jane Doe says:

Love the pics of B'elf and Nige.
Good luck, guys

26th Aug 2009, 19:36

billion says:

what a handsome lot you all are - although I think nige maybe got a little carried away with the posing...

26th Aug 2009, 20:01

taniwha says:

Good decision and cool team, I think.

26th Aug 2009, 20:07

Factotum says:

Excellent! Great portraits BTW!

26th Aug 2009, 20:11

nige says:

I must look like a virile beast in this photo because it's proving to be a hot add for the ladies favourite lists right now. WAAWAAWEEWAA!

26th Aug 2009, 21:13

cariadus says:

Well done the four of you for taking this on and fantastic photos!

26th Aug 2009, 21:24

bronxelf says:

nige - who called it? Me. You're welcome.

26th Aug 2009, 21:39

Caine says:

Well, I faved the shot of you, Elf. It's just

26th Aug 2009, 21:42

bronxelf says:

Caine- it's really, really nicer than I wanted it to be. Honest.

26th Aug 2009, 21:49

nige says:

I know, I know. You are sage indeed.

26th Aug 2009, 22:06

540air says:

As I recall, nige is studly mcstudly :)

26th Aug 2009, 22:54

nige says:

Hey, with my newly highlighted handsomeness, I'm sure to attract many new people to this post.

26th Aug 2009, 23:36

540air says:

of course ;)

26th Aug 2009, 23:43

nige says:

Och you're just saying that 'cos I love your feet ; )

26th Aug 2009, 23:54

bethmadethis says:

What no one seems to have mentioned is HOW on EARTH Jane Doe got her avatar so BIG?

27th Aug 2009, 02:29

bronxelf says:

Ive been wondering that for about four hours.

27th Aug 2009, 02:56

bethmadethis says:


27th Aug 2009, 03:32

bethmadethis says:

oh wait, does that mean something's broked? Should I put my admin siren on?

27th Aug 2009, 03:35

Well now. That's entertaining. I suppose we should look into that...

27th Aug 2009, 03:38

jc1000000 says:

Tbh i want one too.

27th Aug 2009, 03:42

bethmadethis says:

a siren?

27th Aug 2009, 03:43

bethmadethis says:

Also, the amazing thing about that picture of Nige is how he somehow manages to look like those 'sensitive' 80s man and baby posters whilst waving a fist of steel in the air.

27th Aug 2009, 03:50

jc1000000 says:

A big avatar pic. I've already got a siren - two settings - for nee nor nee nor type emergencies or wowowowowowow ones.

27th Aug 2009, 03:54

jc1000000 says:

It's all about the Blue Steel, beth, blue steel.

27th Aug 2009, 03:55

bethmadethis says:

you'll be after animated gifs next..

27th Aug 2009, 03:58

Caine says:

I appreciate why the shot of Nige was highlighted, but I think it was unnecessary and going too far. Just my (probably worthless) 2 cents.

27th Aug 2009, 04:14

nige says:

I never think one can never go too far when highlighting a shot of my fez

;-0 <------ Blue Steel

27th Aug 2009, 04:48

bronxelf says:

Caine- (I know you know this but for those who don't)

The photo of Nige auto-highlighted due to people faving it. No one highlighted it by hand.

27th Aug 2009, 06:48

paintist says:

mods....well done, love all the avatars...hahaha have faved niges tho :-) well I'm only human...

27th Aug 2009, 06:53

JokerXL says:

Well done chaps & chapettes, now go out there and change the world!

27th Aug 2009, 07:01

queserasara says:

Late to this (as usual).

Congratulations - & a very heart felt thank you. I feel that I will not comment on the photos - other then to say Nige - great shot (he he he). Does this mean you need some sort of superhero names & outfits now?


27th Aug 2009, 08:21

bronxelf says:

Qss- well they might. I get a super villain outfit.

27th Aug 2009, 09:00

nige says:

Ahhhhhhhh! It's good to be loved. I'm not available this morning as I'm practicing this pose in the mirror... :) hehehehe.

27th Aug 2009, 10:58

Alfie says:

I've always been proud of Moblog, like a dad with a clever and charming child. This is different though, I'm proud that people as amazing as you guys care enough to do this.

27th Aug 2009, 11:33

bethmadethis says:

:D Thanks Alfie

27th Aug 2009, 13:07

Viv says:

yes thanks - we do care Alfie and we would like everyone out there to understand why it is important to us and why it is such a good place to be

27th Aug 2009, 14:04

beth says:

janedoe - tis of perfect proportions now :)

27th Aug 2009, 14:13

nige says:

Alfie, big up mon selecta.

27th Aug 2009, 17:51

540air says:

Thanks Alfie :)

27th Aug 2009, 17:53

bronxelf says:

Nige- you'll be asked to recreate the pose at future moblog meets, I'm sure.

27th Aug 2009, 19:17

nige says:

quick pose update: coming along nicely. I can almost produce it 100% correct at will.

29th Aug 2009, 09:35

FilbertFox says:

ok ok ok ok, so I know I am late catching up (damn that medication. I am sure you will all do a fine job good people

30th Aug 2009, 18:30

MaggieD says:

Wow, just getting back to all this ..... thanks you guys :D

30th Aug 2009, 18:31

Viv says:

we will try FF

4th Sep 2009, 13:26

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