On one of my usual journeys around the web, I came across a memory from my youth of the great comic strip called You are the Ref.
Which would give you different scenario’s and asks you what you would do. As facilitators you will sometimes have to play the role of the ref and lay down the laws of the community. But most of the time it’s just common sense.
If we where to create a few comic strips about being a facilitator what sort of scenarios have you had to deal with?
Any way here’s an example from you are the ref. Please accept my apologies for it being a football analogy
“In the final penalty of a shoot-out the kick hits the underside of the bar, bounces down and doesn’t cross the line. The keeper raises his arms to celebrate – and ends up punching the ball into his net. What is your decision?”
With most communities there are people behind the scenes monitoring the system and keeping it safe for everyone to use.
There’s a lot of work that goes into it, and there’s a team behind it with the Communities of Practice for Public Service.
But there are many myths when it comes to being a system administrator.
The Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement Team have a few great video’s dispelling the myths of the power of a system admin.