Lately, we've been recieving a lot of PM's asking how we can join the Dev Team. Therefore, we're making this topic so that you know what the requirements are and what you can do or not do to become a Dev Team Member.
The following is the main criteria:
You must always be polite to your co - members.
You must practice the Gandhian principle that if someone slaps you on one cheek, you offer the other. Therefore, if someone is offensive, you must be polite and courteous. Everything can be solved with patience and maturity.
Your conduct must be exemplary and outstanding.
You cannot have any warnings against yourself. If you have been warned even once, then you become automatically disqualified from being part of the Development Team.
You must be available. You can't join the Dev Team and go on a 5-year vacation.
You must NOT be a spammer!! Having 50,000 posts doesn't guarantee you to become a Dev Team Member ... neither does having a 100 posts make you a great candidate.
We are looking for maturity and the ability to handle responsibility.
We are looking for creativity - someone who can take on a section and make it active with contests, interesting topics, etc.
- You HAVE to follow the COC at all times!!!
Some other things to remember while applying for Dev Team Positions:
If you want to be part of the Team, please PM the Moderator or Channel Moderator of that specific section. Please do NOT PM the GM's or Admins unless that section is missing a Channel Moderator. You can see who the Viewbies/Mods are for all the sections here.
If you want to become part of the team then YOU need to PM us, not your friend. Please don't get anyone to refer you. You need to PM us yourself and let us know which section you would like and what you will be bringing to the Team.
Once again, make sure that you do NOT have a warning against you before applying!!
- You MUST be an active member of the section you're applying to. For example: If you want to be a Viewbie in Member's Lounge, you must be a regular visitor & poster of that section. If you have a history of posting interesting topics and making meaningful posts, you will definitely be considered for the position. On the other hand, if you have a history of making irrelevant or useless posts, then that will work against you.
Other Helpful Information:
What can you get a warning for?
Posting external links, pictures/videos/articles from external forums (that contain external links).
Advertising - other sites, forums, etc.
Bashing other members, Dev Team Members, Celebrities.
Using inappropriate language. There is ZERO tolerance for profanity.
Posting inappropriate pictures, videos, articles.
Posting one-liners is Spamming. Examples: "Thank you", "Thanks for posting", "tfs", "hey sup?", etc. One PM warning will be given. If you fail to listen, then Warning Level will be increased.
Repeatedly posting "Where is today's update/video?" topics.
Instigating members, making topics a war ground.
- Arguing and fighting instead of healthy discussions.
What can I do to be considered for the position?
Getting permission from Mods for creating Discussion/Topic/Contest of the week.
Providing insightful comments and arguments in discussion topics. Paying more attention on discussing rather than fighting/arguing.
Trying to stop fights/meaningless arguments between members.
Reporting posts that need to be closed/trashed to section Mods or CM's.
Want to become a Coolbie/Videobie?
If you update a show that comes more than 2 times a week, then you must be a regular updater for at least one month. If you have been writing updates for a month or more, please PM the Mod/Viewbie of that section and speak with them about your chances of becoming a Coolbie.
Same rule applies for Video updates. For shows that come more than twice a week, they must be updated consistently for at least a month for us to even consider you.
DO NOT post updates/videos without the consent of the Channel Mods/Mods/Viewbies. If the section already has an updater, we will not need another one unless the other one is not consistent.
If you are providing written updates or Video updates for shows that come only 1-2 times a week, then you need to provide updates consistently for at least TWO months.
Consistency - This is the key to becoming a Coolbie/Videobie. You MUST be a regular updater. If you can only provide updates for certain days in the week, that's fine - as long as you are consistently providing it on those days.
Language - Please try to keep the updates neat and clean - i.e. without too many personal comments. Also, try to put them in simple English, rather than slang or SMS language.
If you are updating Videos, please ensure that the video does NOT contain any link to external sites/forums. This is considered advertising and you will end up getting a Warning Level increase for that.
Similarly, please write your own written updates. Do NOT copy them from other forums/sites. If you take them from sites like ZeeTV.com, SetIndia.com, etc then please give credit.
Want to be a Viewbie?
Do you consistently post interesting topics?
Do you regularly report instigating/inappropriate posts to Mods/Viewbies?
Do you have ideas to make a section more active/popular?
If the answer to above questions was yes, then speak to your Channel Moderator/Moderator/Viewbie and let them know you're interested.
***VERY IMPORTANT POINT***
All of the above are just GUIDELINES. They are ways you can be a potential candidate. They do NOT guarantee that you will become a Coolbie/Videobie/Viewbie.
Therefore, if you think you have the capability, then please PM the Channel Moderator/Moderator of the section you are interested in. If the section is missing a CM or Mod, then you can PM a GM.
** Click here to see who the CM's/Mods and Viewbies for all sections are **
India Forums Development Team
Edited by *Shona* - 06 June 2007 at 4:48pm