Any and all help is welcome.
News - Any and all news will be posted here. You can also view the ranks in this forum.
Creative - Sticks, animations (Flash or Pivot), art and even literature and films can be posted here.
Less Creative - Very relaxed on topic choice, you can talk about anything.
This is NOT a spam pit, however, off-topic posters will be warned.teehee
The administrators manage the technical details required for running the site. As such, they may promote and demote members to moderators, manage the rules, create sections and sub-sections. They can also make worldwide announcements and change the layouts.
-Sam (Zen Master) - Edit colour
-Tom - Edit colour
The mods are here to enforce order. One of their abilities is that they can edit anyone's post. Every mod edits a post differently to avoid confusion. Here is a list of the mods and also their edit color/style of text.
-Wod - This is my ninja way.
-Çhris - what
(Some mods have returned to the new Droidz using either their original usernames or newer ones. This is indicated next to their names.)
Republicrat - One of the older mods on here and a highly respected member. Left with pride.
Beta/Caddie - Got demodded, spammed and banned. Came back for a while as Noggin, don't really know where he went.
Invisible - Banned for spamming like Beta.
*MATT JAM3S* - Another mod who quit like EB and Repub.
masterfurbix - Became inactive
Ninjapanda - Asked to be demodded due to inactivity.
signz- Asked to be demodded due to inactivity.
Justin - Became inactive, but when he was here, he was epic.
Buzzie - Inactive. Also known as the 30 Second Mod.
Smoof - Became a mod at 5 posts. Pretty epic, huh? But he was very inactive.
Benje - Broke the rules. (Allowed a user to access the staff forum)
Dan - Banned for spamming.
Rem - Adam of DarkDemon accused Rem and Dan of spamming his website.
venG - Demodded because Dan used his account to delete posts during a mass spam attack.
oucho - Stepped down after 2 and a half years of moderating the forums. Left in much the same manor as EB, *MATT JAM3S* and Republicrat did before him. Back using this username.
All of these moderators were demodded before the reboot, due to inactivity or resignation
Orange - Using same username.
BrainDead - Now known as BrainD
Kris - Using same username.
Retroman - Now known as Seriouslyitsosman.
TehReeves - Now known as Tyler.
ABILITIES OF AN ADMINISTRATOR:
Basically everything such as banning, name changes, editing user posts, locking topics, making announcements in the announcements section, stickying topics, and/or making global announcements. Yeah, they're capable of everything that you can possibly do on a forum.
ABILITIES OF A MODERATOR:
This was requested by Signz to say that, MODS CANNOT CHANGE NAMES,THEY CAN MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT SECTION, THEY CANNOT GIVE MODERATING POWERS TO MEMBERS AND SUCH. So stop asking unrealistic questions to the moderators via PM.
Some Droidz History
Here are a few events that happened on Droidz you may hear about and to prevent topic changing here is a brief overview of them.
One of the more infamous members on Droidz, he was disliked by many because he was so arrogant and full of himself, etc, etc but he was also a very good animator.
Here is the famous quote:
"You should just let me in, cuz I'm one of the best fudgepackers around"
I think ur gai <--- this part was added by Justin
DX was a hack and barely intermediate animator who stole ideas for his pivots and later had a lot of success on YouTube before he was "hacked" and had his videos taken down. Many members here already know about this and so no one likes people who go crazy ass about his vids. He has a new YouTube account now.
Another YouTube animator but this time RJ was originally from right here on Droidz. he was a nub but he left and got better and eventually gained a lot of fans for his series on YouTube, "THE CHASE". He too was h4x0red and had his videos taken down. He now has a new account, and mainly does flash animations. He sometimes shows up here.
Another noob who stole Jon and Bert's animations and posted them on YouTube. He was massively flamed and spammed by tons of DD and Droidz members. Kind of like Pivotbutt. Unfortunately there are others like him lurking around on YouTube. Keep your eyes open.
BETA AND REPUBLICRAT
Beta and Republicrat are former mods that retired, Beta still goes here, but incase someone ever mentions Repub in a conversation here's some basic info. Republicrat was on here for a year and quickly became a mod, he was one of the older members who generally owned noobs who got in his way. You may come across some of the many rants he went on.
Kingz was a user who went on Droidz and came from Finland. He was accidentally banned when the system here messed up along with several other members. Everything worked out though but he left soon after.
THE MEMORY WIPE
While updating the site in the summer the forums screwed up and about two months of posts and several new members accounts were deleted. Many older posters lost around 200 posts.
THE EVIL KING
This guy's a little more obscure. He too is a YouTube animator and a complete noob but he has something many animators don't... a great story which makes up for the lack of talent. He makes a series on YouTube called the evil king which is very popular among the nubs on YouTube. a couple times people have tried to get him to join Droidz but he's always said no so don't bother. Unfortunately many noobs who join are at his level of skill and think they are pro because of it.
Recently Droidz had all of its sticks wiped but due to user support many are back now, we encourage those who had sticks up before to resubmit them, don't resubmit other people's work though.
Jon implemented a system in which Droidz users would join a certain team(Green or Red) and the two teams would have competitions. This was designed to help Droidz users become more active and competitive with each other and to help them get better and be a bit more social on the forum. The staff clearly said it was for fun purposes only and no matter what, we are still one big community. The Droidz user base disregarded the staff's warnings and treated the Red vs Green idea like it was a civil war. Members on both sides posted hatred-induced propaganda and violent works of "art." Before the team competitions officially started the teams were all but shut down. The entirety of both teams are to blame for this Droidz Failure (added by Swammy).
The Blimp was effectively the Droidz Weekly. The Blimp was a newsletter started originally by Celco-Ace [.Celco], and was eventually turned over to Orange who did great things with it, but eventually as his internet began to crash he started the Search for the next EIC, who turned out to be the legendary hermaphrodite Magical Swammy. Eventually, the articles became half assed and rushed and it eventually died out, you can still see some of the articles in the "The Blimp (Archived)" section.
The Droidz Awards started in 2007 when Sgaggiman (now Squeege) informed Jon about the idea and was given permission to host them, and since then the Awards have been a yearly thing. The prizes usual consist of Rank bars such has the '08 Golden Elite Blimp rank, also '08 winners were given badges to wear. The awards usual consist of more than 10 categories and various nominees in each. There will be a separate topic for each award voting and any member on Droidz can vote for whom they think should win. The awards usually take 1 month to be completed.
THE DROIDZ FORUM COLLABS
They're collabs made by the 'inter' animators of droidz ('inter' sounds more social than Regular). They are made for our entertainment and to represent Droidz as an animating community.
Droidz forum Collab 1, The anims are great here and some old pimps joined here, too bad it's ruined due to bad flashing and song choice.
Droidz forum Collab 2, big step in flashing, this is were Tom jumps in to the rescue. It looks great and is enjoyable to watch. Older members from droidz entered this together with lots of still active members.
Droidz forum Collab 3, Tom (venG) shows us great flashing again, the anims have become less due to less animators actually finishing their piece and lots are stopping to animate.
Let the DFC3 be an inspiration to all new animators, we need new 'inter' animators to represent Droidz and entertain us again!
MASSIVE SPAM AND POST DELETION
In July 2010, Droidz was spammed and had almost all of its posts deleted by the members Dan, Lemon, .Eric and KnIfAnAtIc (yours truly, I have been rehabilitated, please don't ban)(Banned). Jon basically reset the forum to an earlier backup, resulting in massive post count drops across the board.
Towards the end of 2012 Droidz had become overrun by bots, and the few mods that remained couldn't handle the huge amount of spam. On the 16th of November 2012, Jon decided that Droidz must be shut down and replaced it with the clean, fresh Droidz we know and love today.
For any old members wanting to reminisce and look at their old posts, the original forum is here. Anyone can still log in and look at your posts, though they can't post anything new.
And last but not least...
Welcome to Droidz!
Creds to Rem for the photo, Sycko for DFC History paragraph, Swammy for the Teams paragraph, and sportfx for the Droidz welcome video.
Fellows © All rights reserved.
edited by Signz now since the glorious camo left :3
Not so fast Signz I'm back and I fixed it up even better
Edited/reformatted by SexyPlinky/Satan
Edited/updated by Tom
*violence is sometimes allowed.