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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Changes have been brewing here at Paizo, and I'm pleased to finally share some of them with the paizo.com community!


Illustration by Liz Courts

Up until recently, the people who are behind the curtain, looking at flagged posts, responding to your emails, and peeking through tweets and Facebook comments have been doing so in addition to their regular day-to-day tasks—including getting products out the door, providing the best Customer Service possible, and working on integral parts of paizo.com and within the company. This kind of tactic has been challenging, and as our community has grown, we've recognized it's been changing and has different/new needs. Because of all that, it's become a real necessity for us to change as well.

We had to find someone who fit the role of Community Manager and also had an intimate knowledge and investment in our own community. Liz Courts is someone who has been invaluable to our community over the years. She's a presence that's been around on paizo.com for nearly as long as we've had forums, has been greeting newcomers with cookies, has worked and laid groundwork for the fan magazine, Wayfinder, and helped shape what PaizoCon has become today. And, I'm excited to announce that she's been moved to this position officially as of a few weeks ago!

As Community Manager, Liz will be on the front lines for forum issues, reaching out through our social media outlets, and coming up with new ideas for us to better communicate with you guys. She'll also be be working on not-yet-announced projects and initiatives for the community. Having someone who is as deeply passionate about gaming and the gaming community is a great opportunity for pushing us forward.

There's also another change that goes in hand with Liz's new role. Though you mostly see me posting "out of character" on our forums when things get hairy, I've also been creating and maintaining our digital products, generating and scheduling website content, and providing an array of customer-facing and internal support. Now, in order to assist and enable Liz to do awesome things for you guys, herd more cats related to all of the content on paizo.com, and guide our overall community policies and goals, I've been made into Paizo's Community & Digital Content Director.

These changes are brand new to Paizo, and our goal as the new "Community Team" is to make sure you feel like you're being heard and supported. We have come up with some really exciting things in these first few weeks (which we've only just begun), and I'm so, so excited for you all to start seeing the results!

Chris Lambertz
Community & Digital Content Director

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Liberty's Edge

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Congrats to both of you! Well earned.

Grand Lodge

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Congrats!

Paizo Employee Customer Service Representative

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Eeeee! This is exciting and also the illustration is one of the best things ever.

Sovereign Court

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Congrats, Liz! Way to be the best at what you do.

Liberty's Edge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Perfect people for the jobs! Congrats to you both!


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Congratulations! This sounds like a great idea! Woot!


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Max grats, all the grats!

Grand Lodge

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This unit welcomes our new community overlords.

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Congrats!!

Scarab Sages

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Congratulations to the both of you!!!

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ah, dedicated moderators. Finally, a challenge worthy of me. So, does a Paladin violate the code when he or she drinks decaf?

Shadow Lodge

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Gorbacz wrote:
So, does a Paladin violate the code when he or she drinks decaf?

Was the calf properly sacrificed?

Community Manager

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Gorbacz wrote:
Ah, dedicated moderators. Finally, a challenge worthy of me.

ಠ_ಠ

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So, does a Paladin violate the code when he or she drinks decaf?

Ask your GM.

TOZ wrote:
Was the calf properly sacrificed?

Calf, no. Slohrs, maybe.

Shadow Lodge

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Congratulations to both of you! This is awesome news indeed!


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Congrats to you both! Glad to know the ship will be well steered for the foreseeable future.

Grand Lodge

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So Chris is a robot? What kind of Knowledge check do I need to identify him?

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

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Feels like you guys have already been rocking this stuff, what were your roles previously? Or is Paizo just making you get new business cards? :P


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So, community manager and - judging by your drawing - a nice artist to boot ... color me impressed. It truly is an honor. It fills me with a warm feeling to know we now have a guardian angel watching over us. Congrats to Paizo for its successful boards and congrats to you for landing this wonderful responsibility.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

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Congrats Liz and Chris.


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Grats and good luck!


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:D

Scarab Sages

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Congrats to you both!

Silver Crusade

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Great news! And congratulations!


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Congratulations!

Liberty's Edge

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Congratulations.


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Grattis the both of ya!


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Disturbed1 wrote:
So Chris is a robot? What kind of Knowledge check do I need to identify him?

A better one than you rolled to identify her gender. ;p

Grand Lodge

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Kajehase wrote:
Disturbed1 wrote:
So Chris is a robot? What kind of Knowledge check do I need to identify him?
A better one than you rolled to identify her gender. ;p

Bah. Right. Sorry, Chris. :(

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Ha! When I first looked at the blog, I saw the pic and immediately thought, "Hey, that makes me think of Liz and Chris." Turns out I was right!

Nice touch with the cookie pendants and the coffee/burrito/glitter/sunshine meters. :)


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Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Congratulations, Liz!

Silver Crusade

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Does this mean I can expect cookies in my next shipment?


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Congrats both!


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Congrats Liz! :)


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I'm dancing like a monkey!

A very well-deserved congrats to you both! YAYYYYYYYYYY!

P.S. The art is adorably awesome.


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BEEP BOOP!!

Community Manager

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Ajaxis wrote:
Does this mean I can expect cookies in my next shipment?

I'll point you to this post (which was on my second day at Paizo) for the answer to that question. :D


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I wish you both nothing but success in your future endeavors in these roles.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Thumbs up to the team supreme!


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Wait, they weren't already doing this? Holy crap. I know that's showing my ignorance, but...Chris and Liz, you guys have just gained eight respect points* from yours truly—you guys have already done so much for the community, I basically assumed it was your entire job. I had no idea you had so much else on your plates.

But now it's all smooth sailing! To celebrate, I'm gonna go make a thread entitled "Why Everyone On This Forum Is Wrong (Except Me) About That Thing They Take Seriously". I mean, hey, we've got these community managers, might as well make use of them!

*to share


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Thanks for the News of Awesomeness +2! That's great. Kudos to you both.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Which one of you two turns into the bucket of water?

Also, Grats!


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Wow really cool! :)

I too thought you were already doing this, but I am glad it is an official part of your tasks now instead of something you do to occupy your mind while binge watching [Voltron].

Congratulations Liz!
Congratulations Chris!

and THANK YOU!

should that be community Gmanager or does that only work with Ns?

EDIT: are those cookies on the bandolier! brilliant :)

Paizo Employee Developer

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Rock on, Gninja and Robot!

Contributor

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You can't moderate me, I'm behind seven proxies!

Contributor

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;)

Congrats!

Grand Lodge

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Suddenly, Todd finds his account deleted...

Shadow Lodge

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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Congrats to you both!

Truly awesome stuff.


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Congratulations! I was wondering when/if the changes to your forum titles was going to be explained or not. They picked the right folk for the job!

Silver Crusade

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Liz Courts wrote:
Ajaxis wrote:
Does this mean I can expect cookies in my next shipment?
I'll point you to this post (which was on my second day at Paizo) for the answer to that question. :D

NO! Once again the infernal Cosmo is standing between me and the happiness of gninja spiced cookies.

Community Manager

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There's a thread to blame Cosmo for stuff, just so's you know...

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