Post? What's a post? What's different between a community manager and a moderator?? I'm confused! I don't understand!
(not to mention that I'm a cupcake)
Community Manager = payed and employed by Ubi
Moderator = poor sod who volunteers and gets nothing in return, usually not even the respect of the community he/she works for.
Bitter? Me? never.
Not to mention, you get the modnappers. The modnappers are not interested in Community Managers, because Community Managers are not mo-
They're coming! Run FCY! RUN!!!
Sure, give me your version. And I shall compare and compare and twist and bend until the truth is made clear from muttered words and lost beliefs.
You know what happens when you don't choose my side, right?
Just checking ...
Acheval - don't like my version?
Side? Sides and sides and twists and bends do not confuse where I walk and walk and walk to seal the truth of the words that come and come relentless as clouds in water filled with snakes and hisses and claws and-
Oh? What was I talking about? Got a bit carried away there
Well,... I sometimes think being a CM is even more thankless than being a mod... but only sometimes.
Moderators occasionally choose to handle more than one title, though they usually stay within areas of personal interest (FCY - your max at one time was 4 simultaneously-active forums, I think?). Although unpaid, mods get the prestige of the position, the satisfaction of contributing to a community they care about, and the occasional 'treat' from CMs for all the hard work.
A Community Manager (CM) is a paid employee. Usually, this person is also managing the entire online marketing (OM) campaign for multiple, unrelated titles.
On the OM side: CMs are generally the ones who manage the development and distribution of minigames, comics, viral videos, contests, and sweepstakes. They work with the IGNs and Gamespots of the world to promote the title and all of the content on the product site. They work with the dev team to get screenshots, mp3s, wmvs, avatars, sig files, etc.
And then, in their spare time, CMs play videogames like everyone else.
Nahh,.... it's not that I think being a CM is thankless. In fact, it's usually quite interesting and fun to interact with the community so frequently. I think part of the problem is that most people don't think about what's involved in doing my job. That's all.
But - thanks, Orbit. I'll remember that.