User:Isleño/Sandbox/OGF:Teams and Projects

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The OGF admin team would like to invite all experienced mappers to help make OGF a better place, by joining a team, or signing up for a project, or both. Users are free to apply for more than one team, more than one project, etc.

Teams

Map Patrol Team

The Map Patrol is made up of two types of patrollers.

New User Patrollers check for new users editing in the wrong places, and provide them with friendly redirection to the correct areas, using the page OGF:New user patrol. If you'd like to help with this regularly, the only requirement to be listed here is to try making one check per day. (It's fine to miss a day occasionally, to go on vacation, etc.)

Flood Patrollers sign up to receive an automated email whenever flooding is detected, and try to fix it as soon as possible.

Position Volunteer Notes
New User Patroller #1, check around 0:00 UTC (EU late night / US evening / elsewhere?) unassigned
New User Patroller #2, check around 6:00 UTC (EU morning / US late night / elsewhere?) unassigned
New User Patroller #3, check around 12:00 UTC (EU lunchtime / US morning / elsewhere?) unassigned
New User Patroller #4, check around 18:00 UTC (EU evening / US lunchtime / elsewhere?) unassigned
Flood Patroller #1, sign up for automatic flood alert emails and watch the page OGF:Report flooding. unassigned
Flood Patroller #2, sign up for automatic flood alert emails and watch the page OGF:Report flooding. unassigned
Flood Patroller #3, sign up for automatic flood alert emails and watch the page OGF:Report flooding. unassigned
Flood Patroller #4, sign up for automatic flood alert emails and watch the page OGF:Report flooding. unassigned
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Translation Team

Members of this team should periodically check the "View History" of the About page and the FAQ page, to see if there have been any changes, and then update the translations of those pages as necessary, to keep them in sync with the English version. This happens only occasionally; checking in once a month should be adequate.

Position Volunteer Notes
Chinese (simplified) Translator unassigned
Dutch Translator unassigned
French Translator unassigned
German Translator unassigned
Polish Translator unassigned
Portuguese Translator (requires creating page) unassigned
Russian Translator unassigned
Spanish Translator unassigned
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Wiki Team

This is an opportunity for experienced users to help make our wiki a better place. Specifically:

  • monitoring Special:RecentChanges to ensure vandalism, fighting, abuse, or other bad things are not happening.
  • checking Special:NewFiles once weekly to check for copyright/source info on images, and using Template:Image_issue to request needed information.
  • looking out for outrageous examples of overwikification and tactfully directing such users to OGF:Overwikification
  • maintaining the Featured Content boxes on the wiki main page
Position Volunteer Notes
Wiki Monitor 1 - Checks Special:NewFiles every Monday for image source info unassigned
Wiki Monitor 2 - Checks Special:NewFiles every Thursday for image source info unassigned
Wiki Monitor 3 - Checks Special:NewFiles every Saturday for image source info unassigned
Featured Content Team - Featured Content Updater Paxtar
Featured Content Team - Featured Content Evaluator Ūdilugbulgidħū
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Blue Territory Team

These projects involve preparing for the introduction of smaller blue territories. Specifically:

  • creating national and regional names that obviously indicate a specific language (without using well-known names from the real world)
  • building small, limited areas of high quality urban and rural detail to serve as good mapping examples for new users, and to give new users a sense of scale
  • leaving much of the country open for new users to develop

After the territories are opened, volunteers should monitor the territory in a friendly way:

  • redirecting users who misunderstand the language guidelines
  • redirecting users who try to map the whole territory
  • contacting users who are clearly violating OGF rules such as using well-known place names, real companies/organizations, building outrageously unrealistic things, etc.

Volunteers should be native or at least fluent speakers of the target language, and experienced users of OGF. They should also understand and accept the fact that there will be a lot of messy, illogical, horribly bad mapping in these territories, and should be comfortable with that. Such mapping can be improved once the new users move on to their own territory.

Position Volunteer Notes
Dutch language blue territory: UL153 unassigned
Dutch language blue territory: AR009a (Drull Free State - no preparation needed, monitoring only) unassigned
English language blue territory: UL340 unassigned
English language blue territory: AN126b unassigned
English language blue territory: UL220 (Gobrassanya - no preparation needed, monitoring only) unassigned
English language blue territory: AR026 (Mecyna - no preparation needed, monitoring only) unassigned
English language blue territory: AR901 (Rhododactylia - no preparation needed, monitoring only) unassigned
French language blue territory: TA015 unassigned
French language blue territory: UL147 unassigned
German language blue territory: TA024b unassigned
German language blue territory: UL115 unassigned
Italian language blue territory: UL030g unassigned
Polish language blue territory: UL161 unassigned
Portuguese language blue territory: AN130a unassigned
Russian language blue territory: UL113 unassigned
Spanish language blue territory: TA009 unassigned
Spanish language blue territory: AR100c unassigned
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Community-Owned Collaboratives Team

These individuals administer OGF's community-owned collaboratives. This entails:

  • Supervising the mapping in such collaboratives and coordinating among the different mappers involved
  • Responding to requests to participate in such collaboratives. For community-owned collaboratives, any qualified mapper should be accommodated in some way.
  • Creating and maintaining a wiki page for the country, and a wiki talk page for collaboration and other discussion.
Position Volunteer Notes
Coordinator of AR120 Position not yet available
Coordinator of ER001 Position not yet available
Coordinator of Ionadàlba & Grum Pawl
Coordinator of the January Islands deltanz & Luciano
Coordinator of KA001 Position not yet available
Coordinator of Khaiwoon isleño
Coordinator of Suria unassigned
Coordinator of Tara histor
Coordinator of UL099 Position not yet available
Coordinator of UL137 Position not yet available
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Second Territory Evaluation Team

This is an opportunity for experienced users who have completed significant areas of detailed, high quality mapping to (as a group) evaluate requests for additional territories, utilizing the framework at OGF:Requesting more territory. This happens very rarely.

Position Volunteer Notes
Evaluator 1 unassigned
Evaluator 2 unassigned
Evaluator 3 unassigned
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Social Media Team

These projects offer an opportunity for longtime users to help people discover OpenGeofiction and give OGF a home on various social media sites.

These places may be used for:

  • socializing among OGF users;
  • sharing images of OGF and links to high quality OGF content;
  • making sure OGF is presented in ways that are clear about what it is, to avoid attracting users who would not be a good fit for the site;
  • "surface level" discussions (discussions of substance should be encouraged to take place in the OGF wiki forums).
Position Volunteer Notes
OGF Coordinator on Twitter wangi link
OGF Coordinator on Pinterest Sarepava link
OGF Coordinator on Facebook unassigned
OGF Coordinator on Reddit unassigned
OGF Coordinator on Google+ unassigned
Coordinator for OGN News Center
  • monitors content on the news blog making sure that articles are appropriate
  • monitors images on the news blog making sure there are no copyright violations
  • approves/rejects requests to join based on whether users have completed significant mapping
unassigned
To apply for this team, contact the admin volunteer coordinator.

Admin Team

The admin team is responsible for:

  • monitoring the admin inbox and replying to messages there, mostly new user requests for territory but also other requests as well
  • monitoring User Diaries and the wiki forums to remove any unsuitable content
  • enforcing site rules and banning repeat offenders
  • contacting inactive users and releasing their territories when appropriate
  • any other matters that may arise
Position Volunteer Notes
Admin: Technical issues thilo
Admin: Monitoring User Diaries and wiki forums Position not yet available
Admin: Purging inactive users Position not yet available
Admin: Responding to new users Position not yet available
Admin: Responding to new users Position not yet available
Admin: Responding to new users Position not yet available
Admin: Volunteer coordinator
  • approves/rejects user requests to join all the above teams
  • consults with the rest of the admins before assigning users to Blue Territories Team, Community-Owned Collaboratives Team, Second Territory Evaluation Team, or Social Media Team
  • checks in on the volunteers of those teams once a month to make sure they are active
  • recruits replacement volunteers for those teams when vacancies arise
Position not yet available
Admin: Project coordinator
  • adds new projects to the "Projects" section below, when appropriate
  • approves/rejects user requests to undertake projects, adding their names in the appropriate box
  • consults with the rest of the admins before assigning any RFP projects
  • checks in on projects to make sure they are executed satisfactorily and in a timely manner
  • makes sure projects are removed from the lists when complete
Position not yet available
to fill one of the above slots histor
isleño
Admin: General rule enforcement and any other matters All admins
Admin on leave Luciano
Admin emeritus joschi81
To apply for this team, check back at a later time.

Projects

In addition to the teams above, experienced users can also sign up for various types of projects, many of which are fairly easy and short-term:

Cleanup Projects

These projects involve making formerly owned areas more attractive for new users to claim. Specifically:

  • check to make sure that the territory has not already been assigned to someone (if so remove it from this list)
  • deleting the "name" tag from all objects in the territory
  • resetting the name of the territory back to its original number
  • miscellaneous improvements such as repairing broken territory relations, downgrading extensive motorways, fixing awkward coastlines, etc.
  • searching the wiki for all references to the territory and deleting them, adding the "lost country" tag to its main wiki page
  • removing the country from this list, after all the other items are complete

These projects do not involve deleting all the mapping in a territory. Remember that some new users prefer to claim a territory with significant mapping already in place. Any and all mapping that is halfway decent should remain for a future owner to handle.

These projects are intended for experienced users only.

Project Volunteer Notes
Antarephia: AN130 unassigned
Antarephia: AN136 unassigned
Antarephia: Vidipurpula unassigned
Antarephia: Rosaceae unassigned
Antarephia: Eleutheria unassigned
Antarephia: Cordova unassigned
Antarephia: Hidara unassigned
Antarephia: Salutan Kingdom unassigned
Antarephia: Beligonia unassigned
Antarephia: Aiau unassigned
Antarephia: Leeuwarden unassigned
Antarephia: Legendardisch unassigned
Antarephia: Semer Republic unassigned
Antarephia: Rőliqia unassigned
Antarephia: Tyksi unassigned
Antarephia: Nordmark unassigned
Antarephia: Monte Dorado unassigned
Archanta: Toukoku unassigned
Archanta: Confederation of Atah unassigned
Archanta: United Federation of Kingdoms unassigned
Archanta: Tajanarivu unassigned
Archanta: Volentia unassigned
Archanta: Canadeshia unassigned
Archanta: Arnolein unassigned
Archanta: AR064 unassigned
Archanta: AR066 unassigned
Archanta: Natlyn unassigned
Archanta: Saneusitania unassigned
Archanta: Trelisa unassigned
Tarephia: Balkaria unassigned
Tarephia: Kian unassigned
Tarephia: TA022c unassigned
Tarephia: Davilandia unassigned
Tarephia: Narghana unassigned
Tarephia: Açora unassigned
Tarephia: Denta unassigned
Tarephia: Islatramma unassigned
Tarephia: Nuspan unassigned
Tarephia: Takaria unassigned
Tarephia: Druqua unassigned
Tarephia: Augustinia unassigned
Tarephia: TA011 unassigned
Uletha: Northeastern Confederacy unassigned
Uletha: Celesto Republic unassigned
Uletha: Mariana unassigned
Uletha: UL211 unassigned
Uletha: Litauen Reich unassigned
Uletha: Dorénesie unassigned
Uletha: Mariana unassigned
Uletha: Guyenne unassigned
Uletha: Confoederatio Atlantica unassigned
Uletha: UL056 unassigned
Uletha: UL108g unassigned
Uletha: UL108c unassigned
Uletha: Warwick unassigned
Uletha: Zanyizzix unassigned
Uletha: Dagelanden unassigned
Uletha: Cocus Island (except for Zylandian area) unassigned
Uletha: Kainyza unassigned
Uletha: Populchra unassigned
Uletha: Asterholma unassigned
To apply for a project, contact the admin project coordinator.

Wiki Page Projects

These projects are opportunities for experienced users to create new resources for the OGF wiki. Specifically:

  • developing a wiki page on a topic that is clear, brief, and simple to understand
  • soliciting feedback from admin and other experienced users
  • making the page accessible by adding links to it from other pages such as User Help & Resources

Good language skills (and often good graphics skills) are beneficial.

Project Volunteer Notes
Making realistic borders unassigned
Making realistic coastlines unassigned
Making realistic ports unassigned
Making realistic motorways unassigned
Making realistic street grids unassigned
Improving the administrative boundaries tutorial unassigned
Page on strategies for automation / making quality mapping faster and more efficient unassigned
Tutorial for creating topography unassigned
To apply for a project, contact the admin project coordinator.

Other Projects / Requests for Proposals

A "Request for Proposal" is a concept from business. It is not an actual project but rather an outline for how a project might be accomplished.

For example, imagine the admin team has decided that we want a new collaborative built in a certain territory. But we don't even know how we want to handle this project. We're not ready to assign it to someone because haven't even decided what the result of the project should look like, or what it should include. So we make a RFP (request for proposal) to see what ideas people have for how the project would be organized. Once we receive several RFPs, we take the best one, maybe change it or modify it, and then it becomes an "official" project. You may also submit a proposal for something that is not listed below, if you have an idea for another good project to benefit the community.

Users interested in making a proposal for any of these projects should send a message to the admin team, so that we can discuss if it's a good fit for you. Please note that no proposal will be approved "automatically" and the admin team is under no obligation to accept any proposal; all participation is at the discretion of the admin team. So be sure to keep any proposal clear and brief and to the point. Invest time and energy in a proposal at your own risk.

Project Volunteer Notes
Submit a proposal for a collaboratively-mapped Arctic nation in UL099, a country with perhaps Inuit, Cherokee, Slavic and Nordic influences unassigned
Submit a proposal for a French homeland in UL141 unassigned
Submit a proposal for a vast, collaboratively-mapped African nation in KA001 unassigned
Submit a proposal for a vast, collaboratively-mapped Arctic nation in ER001 unassigned
Submit a proposal for a collaboratively-mapped Arabic homeland in UL137. unassigned
Submit a proposal for how to organize the religions of the OGF world and differentiate them from real religions unassigned
Submit a proposal for a new way to promote quality detailed mapping in OGF over a wide area unassigned
Submit a proposal for creating a pseudo-"satellite layer" of the OGF map unassigned
Submit a proposal for how the Prime Meridian was located and how time zones for the OGF world work unassigned
Submit a proposal for the reorganization and improvement of Midistland unassigned
Submit a proposal for the reorganization and improvement of Commonia unassigned
Submit a proposal for the reorganization and improvement of West Commonia unassigned
To submit a proposal for one of these projects, or suggest another project, contact the admin project coordinator.