The WetCanvas Team
Just Who Are You Folks Anyway?
WetCanvas has a top-notch team of volunteer guides, moderators, and administrators who volunteer their own time because they are so passionate about the community and keeping it running smoothly.
Guides and Moderators help the site maintain professionalism and assist in the painful process of rapid growth.
As sgtaylor put it, guides and moderators ďare counselors, friends, and facilitators more than police officers and court clerks.Ē They realize sometimes people get angry and their job is to just make sure things donít get out of hand.
Guides and moderators are expected to act in a way to reduce controversy and restore a spirit of civility and the focus on art, even while they have to make difficult decisions about removing posts. They are serious in their application of the terms of service but strive to be professional, and they sincerely want to see all members enjoy the forums.
Please also remember that they are members too, and that you will see them posting on topics that interest them much more than you see them post on problematic issues that require their decision. They strive to be model members and lead by example.
Role of Guides
A forum guide is a WetCanvas member with special responsibilities in a particular forum. Forum guides are champions of their forums and always looking for ways to improve it, push it forward, and keep it inviting, friendly, and active. Guides also help new members and do everything else needed to keep the forum friendly and engaging. Their many activities include:
Role of Moderators
A Moderator is a WetCanvas member with special administrative abilities which allow them to make changes to threads and posts in the forums for which they have responsibility.
Moderators enforce community rules and work in the interests of fostering lively discussion and in improving their forum. Some moderators are more active posters in their forums than others, but this is not a requirement of the moderator.
Role of Administrators
The Administrators are Doug (Yorky), and Marty (MartyC), and WetCanvas' Community Manager, Sarah (sallspaw). Sarah is the "lead administrator" representing the owner, F+W Media. Jamie Markle is also an administrator, artist and the Publisher/Editorial Director for all of F+W's Fine Art publications. While Dan Sargent (dsargent) is the Online Product Manager for all of F+W's art-related websites, including WetCanvas. The Administrators keep the site functioning on a day-to-day basis. Sarah is responsible for pushing forward the site with new improvements and updates and technology implementation as well as more educational tools and offerings, Doug and Marty act as advisors to all moderators as well as create new forums, and develop the structure for integrating new topics and volunteers.