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Staff Information


GameReplays.org, being a multi-game site, features two sets of staff: game staff and global site staff. Game staff focus mostly on one section, while global site staff have site-wide responsibilities.

Staff members can be recognized by the staff badge that is displayed below their avatars. Game staff wear a badge with a game icon, while global site staff wear a badge with stars to indicate they do not focus on a specific section.

The staff structure is as follows:

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Senior Executives


Site Founders
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Site founders are previous management which have since left gamereplays.org and become inactive here. They retain ownership of their share of the site but no longer contribute to daily operations.

Management
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Also owners of the site, these are the most senior active Executives. They maintain communication and information flow throughout staff as well as handle disputes between Global Admins. They determine the future direction of the site and have the final say on site-impacting changes.

Global Administrators
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Global Administrators, also referred to as Directors, are the senior admins on the site. They make major decisions, institute new policies, help maintain the server, oversee and manage projects, and promote new game admins. They oversee a large section or multiple smaller sections.

Executives


Moderation Administrators

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Moderation Admins oversee all moderation on GameReplays.org and make sure moderation is consistent and fair. They can issue posting suspensions and forum bans. They also promote new Senior Discussion Moderators and work with Game Admins to pick good Discussion Moderators for their sections.

Game Administrators
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Game admins are responsible for the maintenance and support of the game section they represent. They promote, demote, and manage staff related to their game section. They ensure the portals are maintained and regular content is produced. They initiate projects designed to make their game section as active as possible.

Lead Editors
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Lead Editors are responsible for the maintenance and management of the Writing section on GameReplays.org. They are responsible for hiring, demoting and managing all staff members who belong to the Writing section, and they are entrusted with ensuring all published articles and news stories are of sufficient quality.

Coders
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Coders are responsible for assisting with, and creating new site features. They work closely with Senior executives and Management to improve the entire site. A lot of their work takes place behind the scenes.

Senior Staff


Senior Discussion Moderators
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Senior Discussion Moderators are global site staff who have moderating powers everywhere on the forum. They make sure all members adhere to the General Forum Guidelines, and they are tasked with resolving reported posts.

Senior Strategy Specialists
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Senior Strategy Specialists oversee the strategy sections, promote and demote Strategy Specialists, make sure Strategy Guides and Tips of the Week are published, and run the Mentor/Mentee Programs.

Senior Referees
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Senior Referees are experienced staff members who oversee the efforts of junior Referees to organize and run tournaments. They promote and demote Referees. They also work with the Game Admins in turning the tournaments into events make sure they are advertised on the portals. Some Senior Referees also work the reports in the various Fair Play forums.

Senior Commentators
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Senior Commentators create audio and video commentary for replays of their choice and work with Game admins to publish them on the portals. They manage the commentators team.

Editors
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Editors are responsible for contributing articles to GameReplays.org, and revising submitted works by other (staff) members. They also assist with brainstorming new ideas for possible articles.

Senior Fair Play Specialists
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Senior Fair Play Specialists manage the Fair Play team in their game section. They solve fair play (cheat accusation) reports, provide guidance to their team and identify emerging fair play issues in the game section.

Advisors
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Advisors provide support for their section. They are long-time staff members whose experience with maintaining a section has proven invaluable, and most will take on various tasks to assist the section's Game Admin.

Senior Artists
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Senior Artists ensure the productivity of the Graphics staff for their game section. They also promote and demote Artists for their game section's graphics team.

Events Managers
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Events Managers oversee the replay systems of competitive games. They coordinate the work of e-Sports Replay Submitters and in particular ensure the Events section is organized and populated with replays from all major events.

Senior Modders
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Senior Modders are experienced mod making staff whose role varies from game to game. Some may be mapmakers, others patch developers or even SFX artists. Anything to do with modifying the core game.

Junior staff


Discussion Moderators
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Discussion Moderators are staff whose primary job is to promote healthy discussion on the forums. They also invisible and/or report posts to the Senior Discussion Moderators when necessary.

Strategy Specialist
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Strategy Specialists are game specific staff and are experts at knowing the most effective and cutting edge strategies used in competitive environments. It's their job to assemble and present this information in a way that is easy for a new player to learn the most effective strategies of the game new players to interpret and put to use.

Commentators
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Commentators create audio and video commentary for replays of their choice and work with Game admins to publish them on the portals.

Fair Play Specialists
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Fair Play Specialists solve fair play (cheat accusation) reports from the game supported by their section.

Referees
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Referees help organize and run tournaments. They also work with the Game Admins in turning the tournaments into Events and make sure they are advertised on the portals. Some Referees also work the reports in the various Fair Play forums.

Writers
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Writers are responsible for regular news and content updates on the portals.

Artists
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Artists help new members get signatures, and create images for portal posts in their game section.

Replay Reviewers
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Replay Reviewers write reviews of replays posted on the GameReplays.org Replay System and alert Commentators to replays that deserve to be cast.

E-Sports Replay Submitters
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E-Sports Replay Submitters make sure that the replays from important events and tourneys are uploaded to the GameReplays.org Replay System.

Modders
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Modders are mod making staff whose role varies from game to game. Some may be mapmakers, others patch developers or even SFX artists. Anything to do with modifying the core game.