For many months now a team of dedicated volunteers have been working within The Shipyard to produce the content which appears daily on the frontpage of Classic-Pirates.com.
"The Shipyard?" you ask? The Shipyard is a hidden VIP sub-forum within the LEGO Pirates Forum where volunteers work on special projects.
We want to begin rewarding our volunteers for their contributions so we're implementing a ranking system which enables them to receive promotions for the quality and quantity of their contributions. Each rank has it's own tag and special priveleges which increase with each rank. There will also be contests exclusive to The Shipyard so only those who are part of the Ranking System will be able to participate.
After a 4 week probation period volunteers will become New Recruits. At this rank they'll be trained by those of the higher ranks to obtain the necessary skills for updating and maintaining Classic-Pirates.com.
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Once a New Recruit is capable of performing their duties unassisted they will be promoted to Editor. At this rank recruits will refine their skills and assist in the training of New Recruits.
After an Editor has perfected their skills and trained at least one New Recruit to Editor level, they will be promoted to Senior Editor. At this rank recruits will take on more responibilities and even get their own Classic-Pirates.com Email address!
After successfully fulfilling their duties and training an Editor to a Senior Editor level where they become a Shipyard Master. At this rank recruits will be involved in the decision making of The Shipyard, determining who is worthy of promotion and gain access to The Captain's Cabin.
How to Become Part of the System
We will conduct periodical intakes which will involve granting one or two new volunteers access to the Shipyard. This will most likely occur when the existing volunteers have been promoted to Editor or removed due to unsuitability. However, if a user is making exceptional contributions in the LEGO Pirate Forum or LEGO Pirate MOC Sub-Forum we may acknowledge their efforts and grant them special access to The Shipyard irrespective of the number of volunteers.