Just curious - significance of the different AN administrative designations?

  1. 1 What is the difference between "staff" and "moderator" and "guide" - what are their roles, and how do people become them?
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    klone has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB/Gyn, research, lactation,'. From 'Denver, CO, US'; Joined Apr '03; Posts: 9,212; Likes: 18,619.

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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Most of them are volunteer positions once appointed by the big guy Brian the founder or one of his designatees appoints these roles. They are appointed by the administrators by your posts and reputaion on the board. Some of the ones that say contributor are related to the number of posts if you are a subscriber. I hope that helps. YOu can look at the terms of service and upgrade your membership...it explains it better.
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    So what are the other forums that are available to paid members? Just tryign to decide if it's worthwhile to me to upgrade my membership.
  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    It depends on what you want it for. All that can be compared if you go to your account and go to upgrade membership. I like having my avatar of my dog and I like giving Brian his due for founding this site and keeping it updated and upgraded.
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    Yes, I looked at that, but thanks for the link. I was just curious of what specifically I was missing out on with the other forums.
  8. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    A more personal relationship with other members and more private. Of course if you are staff noderator and guide you obviously have different privileges and perks....I just don't know what they are....you can PM any one of them....
  9. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Moved to General Off-Topic Discussions as not really nursing-related.
  10. Visit  netglow profile page
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    You also get an Invisibility Cloak with some postions. If you put it on you can sneak around unseen. But in exchange for the Cloak you can't tell dirty jokes anymore.
  11. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    There is an extra forum for premium members that is private and you can also do classifieds if you want to sell or buy stuff. I was premium or platinum (don't remember them now) before I was asked to be on staff. I didn't even know exactly what the extra perks were. I just wanted to help donate to the site because I know how much costs and time goes into running a very very small site, let alone one of this magnitude. This forum helped me so much as a pre-nursing student and a nursing student that it was my way of giving back. I know there was the avatar, more private messaging, the ability to edit posts.

    As staff there aren't any extra perks, it's a volunteer basis. Well it's not thankless, I guess I didn't word that right. They are very appreciative of the help. There is a link that explains the AN Guide. I will find it and post it. I think they get free premium membership and they also help with reporting posts and giving guidance and advice to other members.

    If you find this site helpful and are able to afford it, I would definitely upgrade membership. You also get free of ads which I never realized how nice that was because I always paid for premium membership since I finally joined and stopped lurking. Well the other day I logged on from somewhere new but at first I forgot I wasn't logged on. I realized when I was thinking "where the heck did all these annoying ads come from" lol
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