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I am an accomplished individual in Community Management, Social Media, Web Development, Blogging, and Writing.  I am also experienced working in the Gaming Industry, E-Sports Gaming, Clan  Gaming.   I am always looking for opportunities if you are interested please contact me.

 

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This is my blog to discuss community management, social media, games, e-sports, customer service, and many other various topics. I like to blog about many interesting things in the social media space. Feel free to comment. I always appreciate hearing from others. I am also looking for employment. If you need someone experienced with my talents, do not hesitate to contact me.
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/23/2011 8:31 AM
I don’t know why some people can even contemplate that PC gaming is dead. Sure, we also have consoles, phones, and tablet devices for gaming entertainment. Before I even get into the argument please remember that all games have to be developed on a Personal or Mac Computer. The PC vs Console debate has been argued before I have started in the gaming industry in 1998. So I have seen first hand the reasons for the arguments for either one. The arguments tend to get louder during the beginning of console's life cycle. PC hardware will always out perform the console in all benchmarks no matter the release date. Once you purchase a console machine the parts are already out performed by newer hardware. That is why you see new revisions and models of consoles. The newer parts tend to be cheaper and more powerful for stability. The ultimate reason why consoles could out perform PC...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/22/2011 8:27 AM
I started many successful volunteer programs for  the Clan World Network and other websites. Over the course of building communities, I was always faced with the challenges of keeping my volunteers happy and motivated. I was able to keep my volunteers working hard by giving them new things to strive for and giving them the proper sense of appreciation. I trained them by providing guidelines and tools necessary to do the position. It is important that you trust your volunteers and handle issues or problems internally. Let them make decisions for themselves.

This article is going to focus on one of my gaming competition websites called Clan ladder at Clanladder.com. It was by far the biggest and most active of all my sites. The site averaged over 1000 games a day in various game ladders and different types of play from all over the world. The ladder site allowed users to record match results and to be ranked accordingly. The volunteers played a critical role in the order of the community, the website, and the welfare of the ladder. The staff was tasked in providing a positive atmosphere and experience for all the users playing games. Each volunteer's job was to uphold the rules of the ladder match play and act accordingly if need be. This is where the role of each volunteer gets complicated. The only rule besides conduct rules that I enforced what the volunteer could not handle or influence any action that involves his/her account or team accounts.

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By mhahnsuper Account on 9/21/2011 8:29 AM
This article is going to dive into writing game and match play rules for online tournaments. This article is not going to cover terms of service and/or rules of participation agreements. I am going to assume that the process is already finished when they signed up. The next step is to set up the rules to be more individualized for the tournament itself. Every tournament has to have very specific and ironclad rule set for match play. This protects your tournament from problems, deviations and interpretations. Allowing the participants to argue, because of your oversight, could take up valuable time. They may even be right. This is where your good intentions to provide the community something noteworthy with your valuable time can go off track.

 

Below are important sections and explanation of areas to add to your rules.

Conduct Rules

In the first rules of the tournament, it is important to stress good sportsmanship/conduct in the lobby and games. Remind them how much any bad conduct...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/20/2011 7:42 AM
If you have played the game World of Warcraft from the original game through the latest expansion Cataclysm or between expansion packs. You may have noticed over the years how things have changed/evolved dramatically from itemization to dungeon difficulty and more between any two releases. In each of the expansions, Blizzard has introduced new and sometimes different ways of doing things to the players. Like all game iterations, the change can be for the better or the worse. In the end change will always happen. In this article I will explain no matter how many players scream or shout that they want the changes reverted, it shouldn’t happen.

Blizzard's All-Star World of Warcraft team has access to important software that everyday players like myself do not have access to such as the vital statistics. These statistics cover everything imaginable from leveling, pvp,...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/16/2011 7:39 AM
KloutBefore I begin with the article let me explain what Klout is. Klout measures your social influence over a variety of social media networks. In this article, I am going to focusing on twitter. Klout also tracks what topics and trends you and your followers follow. In addition, Klout gives free perks or promotions based on score to its users for as a reward for using its service. That’s not with out saying that many of the perks are probably paid by the advertiser/vendor and not Klout company.

A few months ago, I was given some Klout on my twitter time line by my friend @historian for a topic in which I had influence. At the time, I had no idea what Klout or influence was. When I clicked on a link...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/15/2011 12:21 PM
In this article, I am going to discuss my real life experience and observation of quality vs quantity in recruiting volunteers and lessons learned by me by when I was at Microsoft Gaming Zone as a volunteer. A lot of the same issues in this articles are still present in today’s Internet. Someone mentioned to me last week that their organization with over 350 volunteers did what they wanted to with little oversight. So that bought back memories of me and my volunteer position with Microsoft as a Systems Operator on the Microsoft Gaming Zone in a tale of two different volunteer systems.

The MS Gaming Zone was an elaborate chat lobby system with games built in and launched. Back in 1998, I applied and was heavily recruited as one of the youngest volunteers working in the retail game lobbies of the MS Gaming Zone because to my influence in the community....
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/14/2011 8:50 AM
Clan RecruitmentThis beginner article is a broad representation of steps needed to build your clan for the game you want play. Each game is different in terms of its own community and the tools provided that help clans more so then others. With that said the first step in the process is coming up with a name for your clan. When picking the name try to pick something different or unique. It could be a long name that shortens to an acronym. The acronym can be used as your clan tag. Clan tags are prefixes members add to their names in game to advertise and represent your clan. In addition to the name you need to start thinking of a mission statement or type of clan your going to be with in the community of your game. Is your clan going to be casual or competitive is one aspect you need to decide. Secondly, you should see what tools are available for your clan with your...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/13/2011 7:07 AM
World of WarcraftIn this article, I am going to explain my strong case why Blizzard is going to implement a new dungeon system and how it works. The new and upcoming expansion could likely have a new system called the Transdungeonification or Transdungeoneering System. These are terms I creatively thought out. What is this system of Transdungeonification or Transdungeoneering you speak of? In a nut shell, this system allows you or your friends of any level to be temporarily boosted or downgraded to play a dungeon at any level.

These are the following reasons why I think this feature is coming to World of Warcraft in the coming future. The process for implementing this system has been slowly deployed under our eyes in minor feature updates. It started with the World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion pack with the item stat conversions where intellect is for spell dps...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/9/2011 7:45 AM
Dotnetnuke LogoThe Dotnetnuke Community has a big and vibrant universe and it has some power users who influence the community. This article is going to focus mostly on social media resources and who to follow on twitter. You can also find some of these users by searching the hashtag #dotnetnuke. The following users are accounts I follow on twitter that have something to do with Dotnetnuke and post useful things from time to time. At the end of the article I have links to other community resources for dotnetnuke.

 

 

DNN Corp @dnncorp

Will Strohl @willstrohl

Joe Brinkman @jbrinkman

Shawn Walker @sbwalker

Chris Hammond @christoc

Erik VB @erikvb

Michael Washington @adefwebserver

Mark Allan @markXA

Mitchel...
By mhahnsuper Account on 9/8/2011 6:29 AM
Every community site can always use an extra pair of hands to help itself internally. Every successful site always had its fans who take an interest in the direction or purpose of the site. Sites always have weaknesses and holes where it cannot afford to hire someone to do a job due to budgets and other reasons. Your marketing team sends the external audience or site traffic to your website that sets the tone of conversation in your forums from social media outlets. In steps the volunteer, who is recruited to fill some type of the gap in your site's operation such as nights, peak or off-peak, and weekends when they are already active but you and most of your team isn’t available.

Volunteers can play an integral support role in plugging in coverage if you spend the proper amount of time screening who you recruit to help you out. Volunteers can be your average users that share your passion but do not benefit monetarily from your business. They also learn a valuable experience dealing with your community...


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