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05/06/2004 09:07:39 AM · #1
We have three open positions in the Site Council if anyone is interested in lending a helping hand around around the site. Send us a short letter letting us know why you think you'd be right for the ~job.

Use sitecouncil[at]dpchallenge.com or the Contact Us page.

Again, you don't have to be a member to apply.

Thanks,
D&L&theSC

Message edited by author 2004-05-06 09:09:52.
05/06/2004 09:12:33 AM · #2
Is the pay any good?
What about other benefits?
05/06/2004 09:15:35 AM · #3
I look at the current list of Site Council Members and think to myself, "Lot's of great company there!" I would consider it but I'm no where in the league that is presently a part of the council and I'm afraid of rejection! :)

Deannda
Good luck to whoever joins though
05/06/2004 09:35:03 AM · #4
Langdon:

I think the thing that might help most is an idea of time commitment and responsibilities. Many of us that work and have family obligations already know we couldn't contribute at much of a high enough level, but, posting a "job description" might help those on the fence.

Best
Bill M.
05/06/2004 09:40:09 AM · #5
I was unsure of this too as I signed up.
To give you an idea before Langdon responds....
I have 2 kids who are active in Swim Team, Voice, Basketball, swimming lessons, play dates and school (of course).
I work part-time, and my hubby works 2 jobs.
Since DPC is a place I can go to get away from it all, being on Site Council usually only requires me to be sure the forums are running smoothly, and vote for/against DQ's. Of course there is the usual voting and commenting and participating in challenges :P
Now and then there are SC discussions about the direction of DPC and it's sister site DPC Prints.
There are a number of us, so there is usually someone on top of one thing or another. We don't all need to be on top of it at the same moment.
That's it in a nutshell I think :)

Message edited by author 2004-05-06 09:40:40.
05/06/2004 09:57:29 AM · #6
Becoming a member of the SC just increases the DPC addiction even more. Not only do you get to do all the "normal DPC stuff", but now you get to spend even more time on the site analyzing files submitted as "proof" for spot-editing in Basic Editing challenges, staring at EXIF data looking for signs of tampering, voting on disqualifications and discussing things like how the rules should be interpreted, etc. Or not. =] Being on the SC is a voluntary position, and the other SC members know that everyone can't always participate in every photo validation due to "real life" stuff. But it is something you should be serious about. And you have to be willing/able to learn some "new stuff", since the "behind the scenes" stuff isn't always as user-friendly, obvious and polished as the rest of the site. And you have to be confident in yourself so that when you click the "Disqualify this photo" button and are crushing somebody's dream that you know you are making the right decision... =]

Message edited by author 2004-05-06 10:00:16.
05/06/2004 11:27:55 AM · #7
Here's a quick list of common SC tasks:

- Dealing with DQ requests - both voting & discussing
- Monitoring for abuse (forum posts, comments, etc)
- Answering questions on the forums
- Discussing the rules
- Updating the challenge suggestions database
- Bugging D&L about site bugfixes ;o)

This is of course on top of entering challenges, voting, commenting, and chatting on the forums... But it's not that much hard work :o) I probably spend about an hour or so a day on SC tasks, in between all my other commitments.
05/06/2004 01:34:05 PM · #8
i sent in a request per langdons post, but have not heard back yet...

James
05/06/2004 01:35:28 PM · #9
I'm sure that it will take a few days. Hold tight, and thanks for volunteering. :)
05/06/2004 01:56:34 PM · #10
A couple quick questions:

1) How many current council members are there?

2) How did you come up with 3 as a number needed for new members?

3) Is there a deadline for applications?

edited to add: 4) Is there senior council members or do they all have the same weight in decision making?

Message edited by author 2004-05-06 13:58:01.
05/06/2004 01:58:57 PM · #11
1) How many current council members are there? 12 + 2 admins

2) How did you come up with 3 as a number needed for new members? replace two vacancies, and add another to make an uneven vote in the event of a tie

3) Is there a deadline for applications? haven't heard, but I would assume soon

4) Is there senior council members or do they all have the same weight in decision making? no senior SC members. Admins get last say in important decisions or ties (doesn't often happen)

edit to answer #4 :P



Message edited by author 2004-05-06 14:00:18.
05/06/2004 02:00:13 PM · #12
Originally posted by TooCool:

A couple quick questions:

1) How many current council members are there?

2) How did you come up with 3 as a number needed for new members?

3) Is there a deadline for applications?

1) 12 SC plus 2 Admins (see //www.dpchallenge.com/help_about.php)

2) We've had two SC members retire in the last 6 months, and need to replace them, plus one more would help bolster the numbers and make an odd numbered group (good for voting deadlocks).

3) There's no official deadline yet, but I'd imagine that we'll start reviewing the applicants sometime next week.

EDIT: you're too quick for me Karen ;o)

Message edited by author 2004-05-06 14:01:43.
05/06/2004 02:00:24 PM · #13
Okay, I sent the inquiry and now have set myself up for rejection! *sniff* Oh wait, I do that every week when I enter a challenge, nebbermind! :)

Deannda
Why not? Give something back if I can ;)
05/06/2004 02:00:40 PM · #14
beat ya :P (hug)
05/06/2004 06:37:04 PM · #15
If I was an SC, would I be able to... ummm... adjust the votes on my challenge submissions? :)
05/06/2004 06:39:12 PM · #16
Originally posted by micknewton:

If I was an SC, would I be able to... ummm... adjust the votes on my challenge submissions? :)

They provide us with a most convenient Subtract One Point button, if that's what you mean ...
05/06/2004 06:45:12 PM · #17
I have little photoshop knowledge -- how would that help/hinder? I do know elements but when folks get into a "curves" "layers" jag I can't really follow along. Seems like I'd need to know that in order to work through some of the dqs.

Your thoughts?
05/06/2004 06:51:54 PM · #18
Originally posted by GeneralE:

They provide us with a most convenient Subtract One Point button, if that's what you mean ...

Well, that's not very user friendly. I would have to use it on all of the other entries, and there may be hundreds of them! I'd much prefer a simple Adjust Your Score button. Is that so much to ask for? :)
05/06/2004 06:59:46 PM · #19
Originally posted by micknewton:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

They provide us with a most convenient Subtract One Point button, if that's what you mean ...

Well, that's not very user friendly. I would have to use it on all of the other entries, and there may be hundreds of them! I'd much prefer a simple Adjust Your Score button. Is that so much to ask for? :)

It doesn't take long at all, since it only works on your own photo. The most times you'll ever have to click is ten ...
05/06/2004 07:08:39 PM · #20
Originally posted by bill_hk2002:

Langdon:

I think the thing that might help most is an idea of time commitment and responsibilities. Many of us that work and have family obligations already know we couldn't contribute at much of a high enough level, but, posting a "job description" might help those on the fence.


It's sad that not all SC have time to shoot more often.
05/06/2004 07:08:57 PM · #21
Originally posted by admart01:

I have little photoshop knowledge -- how would that help/hinder? I do know elements but when folks get into a "curves" "layers" jag I can't really follow along. Seems like I'd need to know that in order to work through some of the dqs.


A good knowledge of digital photography (esp post processing) is useful, but not essential for an SC member. General knowledge of how DPC works and the site rules & etiquette is probably more important, at least in my view.
05/06/2004 07:55:51 PM · #22
I kinda don't know anything about editing and exif, but I'm learning a lot from this goony group of people.
And I even had a moment to enter the rust challenge this week!
05/06/2004 08:00:02 PM · #23
As soon as I saw this in the forums I became extremely excited. I have a;ways thouhgt that I would enjoy being part of the site council. I told myself as soon as there was a position (even though it may be a long shot for me because there a probably a LOT more qualified people than my self)that I would sign-up for that ASAP. I have a great deal of appreciation for you guys and the work that you do. I know it isn't easy and isn't the fuynnest of jobs, but you guys make this site special. You guys are a real good bunch and I would very much enjoy mixing with the likes of you. I am also really excited to see who else is interested.
05/06/2004 08:08:32 PM · #24
Is there an age requirement? I'm kind of scared to send in a application, especially since I'm afraid that I may not be able to do as much here if I did. I've got a lot going on with school ending, getting a job soon, and starting college in the fall. Hm, I'd like to know if there's a deadline so that I can think about it but not end up missing my chance.\

EDIT: Nevermind about the age question, I just realized that Ben (Konador) is 17, and I'm 18, so that answered it. ^_^

Message edited by author 2004-05-06 20:10:09.
05/06/2004 08:13:16 PM · #25
Originally posted by Ami Yuy:

Is there an age requirement? I'm kind of scared to send in a application, especially since I'm afraid that I may not be able to do as much here if I did. I've got a lot going on with school ending, getting a job soon, and starting college in the fall. Hm, I'd like to know if there's a deadline so that I can think about it but not end up missing my chance.


Don't be afraid of age, check out Konador. He is only the ripe age of 1...no wait, he's 17 now. This guy is a digital photographic prodigy. I sent in an application and I am the same age as yourself. I don't believe it is age they are looking for. I believe they are looking for those who are really interested and have a good grasp on the site, things like navigation and rules and all that good jazz. If you feel like you would want to, then go for it, theres not reason not to, you never know until you try.
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