There's a bit of a problem with a group I'm in. The admin has abandoned ship, and there's no admin left. Could you please make someone else admin? Not me, as that would be oddly self serving. Perhaps Bumblebee 5253. andros tempest or isaac the awesome? Permalink
I'm sorry, but we can't make someone else an admin of a group. (We have the technical capacity, but it's about the ethics.) I would suggest trying to contact the original admin (perhaps someone can still get a hold of them) and ask if he/she could appoint someone else who is willing to take over control of the group. Permalink
Thanks for the vote of confidence but Mods can only appoint admins and they have to be the mods of the group itself.
Best thing to do is abandon the group and start a new one as mod, then invite everyone who was still active in the other group, ask if anyone is willing to take over as the new mod and then have them change your status back to regular member.
It's a common problem with groups that go inactive with only one or two people with admin privileges. While it is dangerous to have dozens of admins and mods, it is also crazy not to have at least one back-up.
If anyone needs a silent partner for their groups I'm willing to take on the job, I'm not active in most of my groups (save this one) but it would be an extra level of security if things go south. Permalink
Quoting Declan Muller
There's a bit of a problem with a group I'm in. The admin has abandoned ship, and there's no admin left. Could you please make someone else admin? Not me, as that would be oddly self serving. Perhaps Bumblebee 5253. andros tempest or isaac the awesome?
A lot of people do that it frustrates me Permalink
Quoting Stormjay Rider
If I may add a bit to the topic --
I have two groups that are "approval-only", that I tried to apply to shortly after I joined MOCpages. All the admins of those groups are inactive, and the "awaiting approval" messages are just staying there. Would it be possible to make it so that someone could retract their application before it is approved, if they so feel they want to?
BRICKSonWHEELS springs to mind here...took 3 months to be accepted (not fussed now, but back when I was new to the internet and what not, I was pretty impatient) and I think all Apple Pie, Firas and Patrick have hopped it. I guess we can either start a new group find something else, or hope. I'm not sure there's much Mods can do.....but if I'm wrong, it certainly won't be the first time. Permalink