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#1 scotay

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

http://yoyogames.com/news/81

Please welcome Nocturne aka Mark Alexander to the YoYo Games Team this week! Mark (previously a moderator on the GMC) has now joined us to 'head up' the documentation of all things GameMaker such as helpfiles, tutorials, demos and wiki.
Mark is a 39 year old computer geek from Scotland who's love affair with computers started a long time ago with the dear old zx81, Mark has had many jobs such as musician, croupier, photographer, bouncer... but programming has always been a passion throughout his life. Mark has been a strong advocate in using GameMaker now for a long time (even managing to actually make a game or two!) and an active and valuable member of the GMC for a couple of years. So much so that we didn't want to lose him entirely on the forum so we made him an Admin :)

Please give a him a warm, official, community welcome!
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#2 masterofhisowndomain

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

[...] to 'head up' the documentation of all things GameMaker such as helpfiles, tutorials, demos and wiki.

And I breathe a massive sigh of relief. I thought only last week that what would help people learning GM greatly is the update and improvement of the help files and associated materials - couldn't think of a better person for the job. :)
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

Happy to see this news, congrats Mark! :thumbsup:
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#4 HayManMarc

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

Excellent! Way to go, Nocturne! The help files could use a little more explanation in places, that's for sure! And Mark is the answer.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

Congratulations Nocturne. I'm sure you'll be great. :smile:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

Awwwww yeah!
Great news!

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#7 CaptainLepidus

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

Good luck Nocturne! I've been waiting a while for YYG to get someone to do this kind of thing(working on some better help files), and you're an excellent man for the job! Posted Image

Edited by CaptainLepidus, 17 February 2012 - 10:45 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

Mark (previously a moderator on the GMC) has now joined us to 'head up' the documentation of all things GameMaker such as helpfiles, tutorials, demos and wiki.

Mark's a good choice for this task. He's articulate and writes clearly. But more importantly, he brings a user's point-of-view to helping beginners.

His experience on the GMC should help him anticipate where new users might have difficulty with documentation, and where more explanation and/or examples would be useful.
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#9 King Tetiro

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

At long last, a member worthy of admin has become one. Well done Nocturne!
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#10 The Legend

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

Congrats Nocturne! You've been an awesome moderator and you really deserve this.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

At long last, a member worthy of admin has become one. Well done Nocturne!


Nocturne will be an excellent admin but the others are great at their job. They keep the GMC from being crap, so don't insult them. Posted Image
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:36 PM


At long last, a member worthy of admin has become one. Well done Nocturne!


Nocturne will be an excellent admin but the others are great at their job. They keep the GMC from being crap, so don't insult them. Posted Image


I don't believe that's what Tetiro meant.

I think he meant that it's about time that out of the people here worthy of being an admin, one would be chosen to be an admin. He wasn't saying that Nocturne was the only one.

Anyway. Congratulations, Mark! You certainly deserve it. :thumbsup:

Edited by JonathanPzone, 17 February 2012 - 11:38 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:53 PM



At long last, a member worthy of admin has become one. Well done Nocturne!


Nocturne will be an excellent admin but the others are great at their job. They keep the GMC from being crap, so don't insult them. Posted Image


I don't believe that's what Tetiro meant.

I think he meant that it's about time that out of the people here worthy of being an admin, one would be chosen to be an admin. He wasn't saying that Nocturne was the only one.

Anyway. Congratulations, Mark! You certainly deserve it. :thumbsup:

Maybe I'm simply overreacting or misunderstanding but I find that GMC staff and the people in positions of authority around GM in general (YYG, for example) get far too much whining from the community. That's why I assumed he was doing the same thing. Now that I look back on the post, maybe he wasn't.


That said, let's not spoil this thread! Great Job Mark! Posted Image
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

Congratulations! :)
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:32 AM

I would congratulate Nocturne for this, except I already have. Congratulations.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

Really glad to hear this. He is a "down to Earth" person and will make a fine addition to the staff. Congradulations!
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

has now joined us to 'head up' the documentation of all things GameMaker such as helpfiles, tutorials, demos and wiki.

What you reeally want, is to get him making some games for YYG's. Trust me! ;D

Way to go Mark! Heck, way to go YYG's!
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:00 PM




At long last, a member worthy of admin has become one. Well done Nocturne!


Nocturne will be an excellent admin but the others are great at their job. They keep the GMC from being crap, so don't insult them. Posted Image


I don't believe that's what Tetiro meant.

I think he meant that it's about time that out of the people here worthy of being an admin, one would be chosen to be an admin. He wasn't saying that Nocturne was the only one.

Anyway. Congratulations, Mark! You certainly deserve it. :thumbsup:

Maybe I'm simply overreacting or misunderstanding but I find that GMC staff and the people in positions of authority around GM in general (YYG, for example) get far too much whining from the community. That's why I assumed he was doing the same thing. Now that I look back on the post, maybe he wasn't.


That said, let's not spoil this thread! Great Job Mark! Posted Image


JonathanPzone is exactly right. There's nothing wrong with the staff we already had. I just meant it's great to see another member worthy of admin joining the ranks

(Plus you know, GM Studio allows us to make Android/iOS games. How could I insult the team behind that?)

Edited by King Tetiro, 18 February 2012 - 12:01 PM.

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#19 CaptainLepidus

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

JonathanPzone is exactly right. There's nothing wrong with the staff we already had. I just meant it's great to see another member worthy of admin joining the ranks

(Plus you know, GM Studio allows us to make Android/iOS games. How could I insult the team behind that?)


Alrighty then Posted Image And I totally agree.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Awesome job Nocturne! It was weird yesterday I saw your name in a post as admin, and I was like "HOLY COW"! XD
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:15 PM

Congratulations Nocturne! I am glad to see someone who works hard and does an excellent job get rewarded for his efforts. Best of luck to you in your new position and I still hope to see you around.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

Congratulations to Mark aka Nocturne. I notice and always find his posts helpful in GMC (and that means a lof for a noob like me)
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

Gratz dude! I think you fit perfectly with that task, as you were a reviewer before the Mod job, so your level of and interest in writing has already been on display. ;)
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:13 PM

Congradulations Nocturne. Hope you do good :yes: :sweat: :tongue: ::lmao::
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

Gratz, Mark! Hopefully you'll be able to find time to neglect your new duties and help out here now and again. You've been a greatly valued member of the team. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

I always assumed he was American (in retrospect I have no idea why!).

Hope it goes well for him! (no doubt it will)

What will happen to the Jam without him? He was the main organizer, after all.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

What will happen to the Jam without him? He was the main organizer, after all.

He has already said that he will continue to oversee the Jam. :)
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:33 AM

Congratulations Nocturne/Mark!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:14 AM

Congratulations.

And yeah, I always assumed nocturne was an american to.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:24 AM

Too Legit. Nice Mark

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#31 Taylor Ringo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:01 AM

Congrats dude, I always wondered if mods could work for yoyo. thats coolariffic
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

Congrats dude, I always wondered if mods could work for yoyo. thats coolariffic

The answer is "No."
At least, I think so, because he was retired for a few minutes after it happened.
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#33 Taylor Ringo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:12 AM

its weird, YoYo Corp have been recently recruitng alot of skilled people, it's so cool
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:03 PM


Congrats dude, I always wondered if mods could work for yoyo. thats coolariffic

The answer is "No."
At least, I think so, because he was retired for a few minutes after it happened.

If someone can do his job at YYG, and still find a little time to volunteer his moderator services here... what's the difference? Mike and Russell are doing this right now. In addition to answering GM-related questions, they occasionally close topics, address spam, and make forum modifications.

It's not like there's some strict "conflict of interest law" in effect. :tongue:

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