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What is Support Trick or Treat?

Since I sort of decided to do this so late, I'm going to accept Trick or Treating till November 2nd. This is open to all support volunteers (my criteria: 1 support point; so if you volunteer in private categories, it counts).

Screenies can respond to 1 request in any of the following categories: General/Unknown, Style Systems, Communities, Web Interface, Entries or ScrapBook. They will receive a choice of:

1. Some feedback on the response,
2. An icon based on one of your interests (note that I'm not so good with that; I myself use icons made by others), or
3. A picture of some of your interests made in MSPaint (here's what you can expect).

Interims can respond to 3 requests in Style Systems, ScrapBook, or Communities. They will receive a choice of:

1. Some feedback on the responses,
2. An icon based on one of your interests (note that I'm not so good with that; I myself use icons made by others), or
3. A picture of some of your interests made in MSPaint (here's what you can expect).

All volunteers (current and former, regardless of priv level) can show me what they are most proud of having done in support (doesn't have to be recent). It can be a lovely response on the board, a training entry or a review, a tutorial they wrote for support, an idea they came up with for support, a useful tool they created, etc. They will receive a choice of:

1. A voice-post telling something nice about you,
2. An icon based on one of your interests (note that I'm not so good with that; I myself use icons made by others), or
3. A picture of some of your interests made in MSPaint (here's what you can expect).

Treats Deadlines: I'll try to give timely feedback, i.e. two-three days. Depending on how many people opt for pictures/icons, that may take me two months. Voice-Post will go up within a month.


Comments
Ganny -- diabolically insane

Well, I don't think I could have had a prouder moment than attaining Supporthelp in Web. ;) I still haven't gotten over the shock, LOL. XD

But for reals, my proudest moment was when I successfully answered my first ten-pointer. ^__^ What made that especially satisfying was the investigative skills I put to use for that one, especially considering that I was still fairly new to Support at the time. Not quite as satisfying when you get ten points for, say, asking the user for more info and then they never respond back. XD *Grin*

Anyway... I think I would like the voice post. ^___^ And no rush, of course. ^__^


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:D Hehe, my first 10-pointer was of this second type. It came on day 3 of the support for me, and it was basically a Russian FAQ-ref. It might not even have been approved, because by that time user's address was validated, and I had a validation nag in there -- but the was a Web smack-down that day and it was completely degreened to 0 green.


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I didn't even address all the questions, because I had no idea about the second issue with the 'My picture doesn't display to all! It cannot be seen from some IP-addresses!'


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Here's the voicepost: http://camomiletea.livejournal.com/145116.html


ouroboros

What I'm most proud of in Support???? Geez, that's insanely hard.

I think what I'm most proud of isn't something I can easily point to. It's that the general/unknown category has always run well. It was rocky for a bit during the Support strike, but even then, g/unk was in fairly good shape. And it's not because g/unk is easy... g/unk has babysat other categories when it was needed... comms split out of gunk, web was temporarily part of gunk in a weird way, cust became gunk and then styles was born, entries used to be gunk. But gunk has always run well, because it avoided some of the big problems other cats ran into, and serious training efforts were made to help encourage people in gunk. Gunk isn't the only category to have always done alright - so has comms, but it's still a really big thing. And I really don't think it would have if not for the bootstrapping efforts early on to train a bunch of people in it, that later became the reviewers and the reviewers of reviewers and such until gunk was self-supporting. But early on, it required a lot of work because there weren't many people who really knew what they were doing. And I wasn't the only person putting in that work, but I was one of them.

I'm also rather pleased though of running HelpScreening until I stepped down, and of creating some Support Guides, as much as I often hated them.

Hmmmm... no, scrap all that. I think I'm most proud of always caring about the volunteers. I never did stop caring about them, from the newest screenies to the admins. I never want to lose sight of that. Helping LiveJournal is good. Keeping green down is good. Training is good. But I don't want to get into a mindset where I'll hurt volunteers needlessly to do so. Or even just easily. I mean, sometimes people's feelings will get hurt, and that's okay if the decision is moral and right but they mind anyway. Or if you have to depriv someone. But never to just frivolously hurt someone because you have power. Never to think that priv level equates to value as a person. I've had to fight hard to not slip into that sometimes, but yeah, that's what I'm proud of.

I think I'd like an icon. I probably won't use it, but your artistic abilities have to be better than mine, and it'd be interesting to see what is created. My artistic abilities are really, really sad. I can't draw decent stick figures. So, I don't mind if it isn't pretty, but I'm curious what you'd make.


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I've been experimenting with gradients in Gimp...


It is really based on an oil painting.


ouroboros

Neat! I like it. :)


halloween hector

Not really the thing I've done with the biggest wide-spanning consequences, but the first thing that comes to mind:

http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=352975

My first AWE and "bug" (Well, feature working as intended, but in a confusing matter) I found myself, as a Web interim back in the day. I read the req, pulled up the Update page and said something like "Hey, I see that too" and then sorted through however many hundreds of lines of JavaScript made up update.bml at the time to find that it was really kinda doing what it was supposed to do but nobody told us. I totally beat the Web stock on this by a few days. :)

Your choice on treat.


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Congratulations, you have a userpic (based on one of the interests we share, "classical music"):


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I have to say my most proud moment in support was not a request, it was the day I was made admin of the Communities category.


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I'll accept it, but this isn't what I was looking for. Becoming an admin is something you became/are, not something you did. I'm interested in what you are proud of having done, perhaps what led to the adminship, or what you have done as an admin.


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What would you like, dawna?


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Surprise me :)


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Misty mornings:


misty mornings

Oooooh so pretty! Thank you ♥♥♥


Veiled Facial Disguise

I'm pretty proud of the search tool I made! I'm also proud of all the filks I've written for people, even if many of them are terrible. :) Please go ahead and do whichever of those treats is easiest for you.


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Is there some specific place I can send bug reports with the search tool? :p I like it though, and I was sort of thinking of you among others when writing 'creating a useful tool' example. :)


Veiled Facial Disguise

Bug reports should be mailed to idonotlikepeas@livejournal.com, or you can catch me on IRC, etc.


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I had so much fun creating a userpic for norinel, that I made another on the same theme... Hope you like it.


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I'll give you your treat, but this applies. If you'd like to satisfy my curiousity...


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Good stuff! Should I just pick something for a treat or did you wnat something specific?


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Here you go: "overusing semicolons"


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I forgot to mention: this was someone's Halloween costume.

And I just received your candy! Thank you so much!


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I'm proud of this answer! http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=369982 I always liked writing cool, thorough answers. I think I wrote all my nicest answers when I was an I2. And I'd say I was proud of getting a theme layer tutorial written for s2howto so that there was some kind of documentation to refer to, but that was very much thanks to Dana, who pretty much rewrote it after I went *flail* at a draft of it. (Or so I remember...) But I'm glad it exists and that I helped it exist.


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Wow, that is impressive. I know how you feel though; I also remember writing some of my best answers as an I2, though recently I tried doing that again. To that point I normally look for complicated requests, usually around 10-point mark, or requests with numerous questions...

What would you like for a treat? Or should I just pick something?


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Here's the voicepost: http://camomiletea.livejournal.com/145116.html


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