We here at GP take pride in the community we have built. We focus on the fun side of roleplaying. Building worlds, developing characters and plots, creating stories, etc., all while maintaining a friendly and safe community. Our goal is to protect YOU, the member. We take pride in being friendly and approachable. We are here to help you in anything you may need while keeping our moral code intact. When need be, we will be firm and tough, but we are understanding. We are not here to be banhappy, internet famous, or in way to be "superior " to anyone else on this site. To us, the members are the most important on GP.
As a Staff Member, We promise to:
- Be Respectful: As a staff member, I vow to be approachable and treat each member and fellow staff member with respect and never put myself above them.
- Be Responsible: I promise to make sure to think about each decision fully and review all sides before taking action and keep the best in mind for the community.
- Be a Role Model: I will lead by example. I will be a leader and be someone that everyone can look up to and be proud of my position on staff.
- Be Professional: I will conduct myself in the most professional of manners despite whatever real life issues I may be dealing with. If I cannot do so, I will pass the situation on to a member of staff that can.
The Staff and Their Jobs On Guilty Pleasures
Administrators are the highest tier of the staff. They are the ones that ensure the success of the site, by handling approvals, making site changes when necessary, keeping the rest of staff full of active and dedicated participants, and generally drive the site. They are the ones to go to when a rule has been broken, or if someone is threatening your well-being. In addition if you feel that any staff member is not living up to what is expected of them, come forward to an Admin even if the person in question is another Admin. We are here for you always.
Current Administrators:xWickedBlackLace, Kiwi, plumflower, All My Vices, Kalinda.
The GP Tech Support He handles all of the site tech issues. c: ♥ There might be a slight confusion as to why Tech Support has the red of the admins. He is NOT an admin, however he needs the access that only the Admins have. The GP Tech Support is Isados.
Ambassadors are the second tier of staff. They have the ability to moderate the entire site. They have the ability to issue warnings and bans. They are the ones to go to if you need a topic locked--that means that no replies can be added to a thread. But the Ambassadors, are more than just people who lock threads, they are representatives of the six important aspects of Guilty Pleasures. Each Ambassador works on a specific areas of expertise but together they are the the bloodline of Guilty Pleasures.
--The Style Ambassador is the lead of the Style/Design team, confident in their graphics skill, open to constructive criticisim and new ideas, willing to help on advert graphics, willing to help work on holiday themes as well as supporter themes, and knows the sites image rules well. The Style Ambassador is Muse.
--The Writing Ambassador monitors the Writing Challenges and Recognition section for any rules breakers. She posts weekly writing prompts and words of the week to get members more involved, get them writing, to help those creative juices flow. She also creates, manages and monitors the yearly GPRAwards for Guilty Pleasures so we can all have a fantastic end of the year awards and recognition. It is also her job to be there for members should they need any advice or help be it with writing or in general. I'm also around to lend a friendly ear should anyone need it and if I catch any members breaking the rules its my role as a responsible moderator to bring it to light and give the appropriate advice or punishment. The Writing Ambassador is Moonflower3
--The Heart Ambassador helps bridge the gap between staff and members in terms of their upset, their feelings, thoughts, and fears. The role encompasses recruitment, member engagement and events and retention, it covers the entire cycle of membership. The Heart Ambassador is Sirencall.
--The Ethics Ambassador is another bridge between staff and members, and allow the members' voices to be heard regarding current, past, and possible future rules and regulations. It is her responsibility to make sure that the rules are clear and easy to understand for all members, and to assist with explaining them if someone should need additional assistance. As an ambassador in general, she here to assist with addressing any broken rules, backing up other staff members, general answering of questions, being helpful, being a positive presence in the community. The Ethic Ambassador is Awesomely Awkward Allie.
--The Soul Ambassador essentially, acts as kind of a human resources department for staff members. In a business standpoint, HR is there to protect the company (Guilty Pleasures) as well as the employees (our staff members). So my actions will directly reflect the betterment of Guilty Pleasures. It is his goal to remain unbiased in his decisions and assist in creating staff policies in order for us to be able to operate better. He is also a part of the communications team and have proposed a “customer service” project in order to PR (public relations) our member base into not having such a negative view of us as staff. The Soul Ambassador is
--The Communications Ambassador The Communications Ambassador is basically the HR for our member base. She's here to back them up and make sure they are being heard in case they feel like they are being treated unfairly by the staff. It's her job to listen to them, understand how a situation has been handled and how we could improve this in the future. She's also part of the Communications Team and takes care of the Member Support System - all in order to represent the members and be their voice when necessary. The Communications Ambassador is Kalinda, who is also an Administrator. Her name appears in red.
Global Moderators are the third tier of staff. They have the ability to moderate the entire site. They have the ability to issue warnings and bans. They are the ones to go to if you need a topic moved, locked, deleted, etc. They also handle most, if not all the reports that come in through our report system. They are the muscle of Guilty Pleasures Roleplaying..
Welcoming Commitee members are the fourth tier of staff. They moderate the Introduction forum and help keep an eye on the site, reporting to the appropriate staffer when needed. Their primary goal is to touch base with each and every newcomer that joins the site, showing them around, explaining the goals of the site, offering themselves as mentors, making themselves available for any questions or concerns, and generally making each new member feel welcomed into our community. Because they work more closely with the community, they are considered one of the most important aspects of the site. They are the ones to go to when you have general questions, need assistance or advice, or want someone to talk to.
Chat Moderators are the ones who watch over our chat to ensure that it remains fun for all members, while enforcing rules to keep the community safe.
Guilty Pleasures Special Teams
What Are These Teams For?
As you all know Guilty Pleasures Roleplaying (GPR) has grown tremendously over the 7 years that we have been online! That right we have been around for 7 wonderful years. Our community prides itself on being warm, welcoming, and overall an actual community where every member helps out as they can and that is exactly what these special teams are. They are individual members among the community that are not necessary staff remembers who have gone above and beyond and have also lend their talents and skill to better GP for the future.
The Groups and Their Jobs
The Couriers aka GP Newsletter Team are GP members who have been selected to work on the brand new GP Newsletter that will showcase the activities and members of our wonderful site. Some of them are experts in journalism and together they will provided us all with excitement and entertainment. You'll notice that they all have a box around their names, except for the few staff members.
Current Couriers:naughtygirl, Phoenix<3, Nevermind, StarsAura who is also a GM and Matchmaker Lead, Mitis who is also a Chat Mod, AllyBear, DrCompton, Diesel Hawt, Knit_orious,
The Style Team is a group of hand picked artists and enthusiasts who are in charge of making sure that GP stays up to date in creativity as well as a certain flair. Be it from themes to medals and referral banners, this band of excellent minds consisting of the following individuals listed below. They are helpers to the Style Ambassador to keep our site as appealing to the eyes as it is to the very soul.
The Style Team Lead:is Muse, who is also the Style Ambassador
Current Style Team Members: Shinjuu, Scarlett, creativeTurtle, Wolvesfeather.
The Community Mods. GP has two groups of community moderators that focuses on two different and very important aspects of the community which are recruiting and retention. We have the Matchmakers who assist members to find potential writing partners that they might not have considered otherwise as well as help members who have a specific request find a writing partner.
The other community mods are members with the skills to bring more new members to the site and therefore giving us all more writing partners. These people are those that shine bright with the ability to interact with anyone they come across. They also are the few that assists the Heart Ambassador in the events that she organizes for our site.
The Lead Matchmaker:is StarsAura who is also a GM.
Current Matchmakers: ThePurplePriestess, Sezir, MercPhish.
The Lead Community Mod:is Sirencall, our lovely Heart Ambassador.
Current Community Mods
AllMyVices who is also an Admin, CharlieNathanJ, Muse, she is also the Style Ambassador, Kag, Lady Shalan