TheTAZZone - Internet Chaos

About

TheTAZZone was formed on December 24th, 2005…it was derived from a series of Blogs…which were themselves the result of a growing dissatisfaction with forum communities….basically, we decided we could create something better…and we have.

TheTAZZone is a friendly community of network and security experts, artists, and everyday people. We provide a member-controlled forum enviroment, a relaxed chat room, a nice break in the games room, free services to members, and are ever striving to create additions and improvements on a regular basis.

We hope you will join our growing community and share your knowledge and experience, we welcome new members and encourage you to invite your friends.
We want to create the best experience on the net and we welcome you to come along for the ride…wherever that ride takes us.

WORLD DOMINATION.
THE TAZ WAY

Whoring our way into History

Yes…we plan to take over the Internet World one post at a time…we will crush our enemies
( slams boot on desk ) and maim and torture
our foes ( pretty cool

huh? )… OK…seriously…we have no intention
of crushing, maiming, or torturin…
however…we do have plans to spank, tickle, slap, and violate!


Oooooh!…we knew you’d like that…you sick, twisted, little freak you!

A Brief History of TAZ

August 20th, 2005
We start the blogs…Egalitarian Graphics , Jinxy’s Hideaway, Debs Dungeon, The Und3rtak3r’s Realm, The Fox House, The Anti-Lounge, Eleven Dot Dot Com, and others…
December 22nd, 2005
We create the TAZ website on a free web-host
as a temporary home until a more permanent home can be found.

December 24th, 2005
The Forum is Started…In less than 20 days
we have 30 members and over 2000 posts and things are looking good as the search engines were starting to pick us up.

DECEMBER 27TH, 2005
Our website is Official…
and we get the domain name
thetazzone.com

JANUARY 16TH, 2006

then…
a series of setbacks…several downtimes,
e-mails not working, database problems, and people having trouble connecting to the site, logging-on, and registering…
time to move the site.

Work begins on the TAZ website
primarily as a result of the problems encountered at the
TAZ Forums the website becomes the
primary focus.

MARCH 6TH, 2006
We are starting to realize our goals. Many members are
now standing up and taking a personal interest in the
site; a sign that they are taking control of the forum;
which was the original intent.
To have a member-run and controlled forum…
it’s future is now in their hands and the future looks very promising.

JUNE 19TH, 2006
On this day we reached our first 20,000 posts
…5 days before our 6th month anniversary.

AUGUST 5TH, 2006
Back in the first week of July we experienced our first real influx of visitors from Digg as a result of tutorials by nokia and J_K9. Membership rose from less than 100 to over 200, and now sits at over 300.
Also, to note, we are quickly approaching the 30,000 mark in posts…we presently sit at
29,905 and will surpass 30,000 by the end
of the day.

JUNE 10TH, 2007
Guess it’s time to update again…in the last 6 months we’ve added two more domains ( TheTAZZone.net and TheTAZZone.org )…and more recently more forums ( No Guts No Glory, TAZ CycleStop, Women Rule, TheSecurityZone, and TheSportsEmporium )…the forum ( TAZForum ) is now over 76,000 posts strong with approx. 1500 members…because we
don’t exaggerate our stats and our forums are AD-Free there’s really no need to…so…we
delete Spam accounts and duplicate accounts and neglected accounts regularly…otherwise our membership would be well into 5000 by now…seriously!
Anyways…what else?…the website ( TheTAZZone.com ) has had another face-lift…well…not yet, at the time of writing
this it hasn’t been put up or finished yet….but
by the time you read this it will be.

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2007
Work has started on a new website for TheTAZZone.com….this version…the 5th
version since it’s inception

OCTOBER 25TH, 2007
Three more domains were purchased to add to The TAZ Network of Sites:

TheBikerZone.net
TheSportsZone.org
and
TheGamesZone.org

JUNE 24TH, 2008

We then added two more domains.

ADMINISTRATION:

DaFoxx
GLOBAL ADMINISTRATOR
Da Boss…in charge of everything…if there’s a problem he’s the go-to-guy…co-founder of the TAZ and Master Spam Destroyer.

Shippwreck
GLOBAL ADMINISTRATOR
Our Database Expert…no one goes in there to do anything but him…all upgrades, improvements, etc are a credit to his genius.

Egaladeist
GLOBAL ADMINISTRATOR
Co-founder of the TAZ…basically we have no idea what he does…or even why he’s an Admin except that he he keeps muckin’ with the site.

Nokia
ADMINISTRATOR OF TAZFORUM
A tutorial whiz…there’s no doubt the man knows his stuff…and unlike most tutorial writers he’s willing to go the extra mile to help.

Dinowuff
ADMINISTRATOR OF TAZFORUM and TAZ KnowledgeBase
Our resident Bulldog…in charge of abusing, maiming, hanging, and mutilating anyone, for pretty much any reason.

Cemetric
ADMINISTRATOR OF TAZFORUM
kinda like Eg…we’re not really sure what he does…at least he doesn’t muck around.

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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES
THE VOICE OF REASON IN A SEA OF WTF
Committees are formed by the Members, not the Administration,
and can be formed by any member for any reason.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES
A GUIDELINE

Members can, at any time, for any reason,
form a Committee

A Committe must have at least 11 members

A Committee can be permanent or temporary

To be Official a permanent Committee must
have regular meetings ( at least twice
a month ) involving at least 9 members at
every meeting

To be Official a temporary Committee must
meet ( with all 11 members attending ) and
come to a formal resolution

A formal resolution is taking a topic to it’s conclusion…where all members agree

A Membership Committee cannot have more than one active Administrator in it’s ranks

WHY HAVE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES?
AN EXPLANATION

Members have the right to not only voice their opinion/s but also implement or cause the implementation of those opinions

To do so, however, there must be a consensus on the part of the Committee

Unresolved, or issues without the full support
of the Committee cannot be considered valid

Once a Committee has reached a consensus and a conclusion it is then brought forth to the active Administrators

For final approval and implementation it must receive the rubber stamp of at least 5 ( half )
of the present 11 Administrators

All reasonable requests should have no problem getting the support of the
Administration

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MODERATOR DUTIES.
IN BRIEF

Moderators are responsible for keeping their forums free from spam, acting as an advocate on the behalf of newbies, intervening to
prevent flames, making and placing relevant stickies, un-sticking old or no-longer-relevant stickies, making judgment calls like closing threads, moving threads, editing posts, PMing warnings, etc…

Moderators are chosen from the membership based upon their sensibilty, trustworthyness, and forum activity.

Generally, a member can be moved up to moderator within a very short period of time…some active moderators became moderators after only a couple months.

FORUM CLEAN-UPS
AN EXPLANATION

Every 3 or 4 months the Administration does
a general forum clean-up

Among other things this clean-up involves de-modding inactive mods, and replacing positions with new moderators.

During this clean-up moderators can request new positions, and members can request moderator positions.

Changes and alterations are at the sole discretion of the Administrator performing the forum clean-up.

Disputes regarding the clean-up can be taken
up with the Administrator performing the clean-up or through a Committee.

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