Do the admins every have a real life "ZamCon" gathering? For business or for fun?
There have been a few over the years, less recently than before. I've met probably about 1/3rd the current admin crop myself. Allakhazam used to have them every couple years and the company would spring for veeeery expensive dinners for us that showed. I've also met several people at zam user meetups, or just as they travel through the area.
While perusing the forums, do you ever give 'admin rateups' to posts you find exceptionally informative or helpful, or are those saved for special occasions?
Sometimes. The feedback forum and the tech cupport forum especially, when people go out of their way to be helpful to other users, things like that. I really try not to participate in the general rating of threads in general, though I will counter thread rate bombs, or adjust karma camped users back to where they were. Sometimes, like on my birthday threads, everyone who posts gets a 5.00 for that post. but thats an admin job perk.
Here are my 2 burning questions.
1) can we get a better diversity of avatars for none "Premium Membership" members.
2) can we get a better diversity of smileys
If someone wanted to provide some specific better art and was willing to give us usage rights, that could probably be arranged. Basically we have to make sure its something we can legally use.
Smilies, same thing. Suggest additional ones. We don't go too crazy on those because each thread that posts has to check the text to match it to the smily list at creation time. the more smilies, the more time that process takes.
Can you edit the title of this post so that it says Admin Day?
Also, can you come over here and cook dinner? I'm feeling more lazy than usual.
Spelling is not my strong suite... And by the time I got where there is, it would probably be well past dinner unless you have a hidden concorde that I don't know about. in which case I want a ride in the concorde!
Is there any way I could get a Lurker title? :P
Also, I am also curious if admins ever boost ratings for exceptionally informative posts like the rate-bombs dropped on blatant trolls or abusers.
Last question, make out with Chris Farley for 30 minutes or attempt to have a meaningful conversation with Snooki from Jersey Shore for a night?
Sure, post 10,000 times, Yes, we do on occasion. Usually we try not to make a huge deal out of it though, and Snooki, because I posess duct tape!
For any/all of the admins:
Do you honestly thing FFXIV will succeed and become popular?
They added a jump button, so thats something right? I think it could, if they really manage to fix some of the glaring problems they had at launch, and make it worth peoples while to come back. The FFXI nostalgia will bring people if nothing else eventually, but only if they hear the game has been repaired. they really need to do a complete relaunch like they did with EQ2 at the time.
Have you ever been to Boeing's "Little Red Barn"?
And... given the age of my user account and the average posting rate, in what year will I finally achieve 1000 posts?
Yes! at least assuming you are talking about the one that is attached to the Boeing air museum. And 1972, because you find a time machine. I was told there would be no math!
hmmm i should probably ask about my karma score 2.0 is probably and increase.
My burning question is this. Does Pikko ever cook up a big feast for you all to have at Zam Day. Is there a Zam Day?
There is not a zam day, and Pikko has not cooked up a big feast for us as of yet. We do occasionally do cookie exchanges at christmas, though recently with as many admins that has been problematic.
Belkira the Tulip wrote:
I want to know if I can get a job at Zam as the OOT administrator. I am currently out of work and could use the money.
I also want to know what happened with you, Kao, and the crazy lady who was stalking you?
Also, I guess, according to the thread title, I should ask you to say "2011."
We are hireing for a Java coder right now, but beyond that, we don't currently have openings for forum specific minionship.
As far as the crazy lady went, I pretty much just had to enforce a no contact situation. I mean, I feel bad for her and all, but just looking at past history, she wasn't looking for a relationship, she was looking for someone with health insurance basically. I realize beeing single as long as I have been, I don't have any real cause to be particularily picky, but I didn't want to go there.
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
Can Rog be unbanned yet?
No. I know he's sorry, I know he appologized and was sincere, but he burned too many bridges repeatedly with the FFXI admins. I'm willing to give him a chance again someday, but he's going to have to convince Pikko and Vlorsutes before that happens.
Is Black Friday a taboo subject on ZAM? It's getting close and I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone here talk about it. Unless no one else really cares but me.
Nope, just haven't been that many good deals so far this year.