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Some Rank Restructuring

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Hey everyone,

 

After gathering a bit of input and having some discussion with the other BD's, we decided to do some rank restructuring. There's still more to come, but this is the first push. Ultimately, we're trying to take the ranks back to a 'simpler time', as we feel that there's a lot of clutter going on with the ranks and we are looking to cut down on that substantially - at least for the time being.

 

First, we're gonna change up how supporter ranks work. We're going back to two tiers - one will be $3.99 and one will be $5.99. I know that there are a lot of people who have shut down their subscriptions, and I understand. Ultimately, I would appreciate keeping SG in mind if you're able to subscribe. It greatly helps out. While I can't say for certain we'll keep these prices forever, the prices won't ever change for people actively subscribing. I will never change the price of something you're currently subscribing to. More details on this will come out in a specific post by someone else, detailing what the perks will be for both ranks. This will probably take effect within the next week or so. Our donation goal is also now reflecting our new, anticipated operating costs.

 

Next up, we are cutting almost all the 'teams', with the exception of the events team. Marketing team, design team, modding team,  and stream team are all going to be removed. We greatly appreciate everyone who has participated in these roles and gave it your all, but they no longer fit the direction that we are currently trying to take the community. We believe that the majority of these tasks can be completed by people without needing to be on a team with a forum rank. 

 

Junior admins are also going away - it's just going to be a full blown SA from the start. We will also be removing applications for each individual game mode. There will just be one admin application process, and if you want admin on another game mode, just send a message to whoever is in charge of adding / removing admins for it. 

 

Last, but not least (for now), the Board feels like we owe the community an apology, in particular the older group of people who were affected by the change in the recognition rank system. This is a situation where we honestly had good intentions in doing it, but it did not turn out the way we had hoped. In the discussion of cutting down on general 'clutter', the three-tier recognition rank system came up, and we have decided to go in the opposite direction with it.

 

We are going back to a two-tier system: Legend and Honorable Gamer. Legend will be reserved for staff members, meaning server managers and above, who served actively for at least three months in a higher-up rank. If that criteria is met, there is no BD input on this, outside of a forced demotion or other disciplinary situations. It's an automatic process with any type of bias removed. Some long-time admins may be given the 'Legend' status, but it is rare. Legends will keep SA powers on the server, but are equal in terms of not being able to use powers on them and whatnot. 

 

Honorable Gamer will be for anyone CA and below who resigned with at least three months as an admin or CA. Once again, outside of disciplinary reasons, this will be an automatic process and will not have input from us. There may be, from time to time, long-time members who will be given this rank without having been an admin. HG's will NOT have admin status.

 

The Veteran rank will cease to exist. Everyone in the veteran rank will either go to Legend or to HG, depending on what ranks they have held. The new group of Legends will be: 

 

 

 


Queen VenomousFate

Ambulancia

arottenpickle

Astrum

Atarian

Bacon

Banana Joe

bethy

BlackEagle

Blank

Bob Loblaw

BoM

bor3d

Bread

Bright

broncoty

Bullet Wound

Coffee Crisp

Crazy Swede

Creten

Crimson

DancingMoonLight

Daze

Determined2Win

Dom

Eldest

EvilShadow98

Exk

ExRev

eXtr3m3

fantastic

floffypus

frosty

Gunner412

gween

Henda

High

Huwajux

IntenseFajita

Irish

Itch

Jaffa

Jager

Jake

James

jeN

Jewpiter

John

Kennith

Kieran

Kopsta

Korean Ninja

Labarr

LitKey

Lux

LVG

Mad Dogg

Maniac

matt

mNote

Modgers1

MPQC

Ms. Blargh

Mystique

Nate.

Ned

Ngo

nick

Nimmy

Nuclear Onion

Paralyzed

patrick

Paul

Poke

PotshotPolka

Psyche

raven maniac

Red

Reid99

R3TROATTACK

Sarah

shoiep

SilentGuns

SL4DE

Spartan

SpikedRocker

Spiritwind

Steven.

Strayyz

Tcp-Kill

Third

tinkerbell

Trazz

Unnamed Newbie

Veggie

Vick

Wawa

Wesker

williamc_d

WillofCamelot

XeNo

Zero001
 

 

 

 

 

These are all the changes we are pushing out for now, but you can expect some more in the coming weeks. Thanks everyone for your continued participation on the forums, servers, and discord...and an additional thanks to those subscribing or thinking about subscribing. I appreciate your continued patience and motivation. Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

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And for a serious question, will the awards accumulated for said teams that are being discontinued, will we be keeping the forum awards for them @Caution ?

Team Member/Team Manager?

Prolly a dumb question tbh but would just be nice to have the answer in the open

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9 minutes ago, Mace said:

And for a serious question, will the awards accumulated for said teams that are being discontinued, will we be keeping the forum awards for them @Caution ?

Team Member/Team Manager?

Prolly a dumb question tbh but would just be nice to have the answer in the open

As of right now we have no intention of discontinuing any awards. I can’t see a reason off the top of my head why we would remove them.

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Y’all took my shoutbox admin and now you shot down my discord admin?

 

 

You’ll hear from my lawyers very soon. This is the last straw and you have forced my hand. 

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All seem like good changes that will help simplify the community and help push it back to focusing on growth through interaction between members. Glad you guys decided to cut back the teams, and even JA. Wasn't expecting the recognition ranks or supporter rank changes, but a lower price point, and less bias is always a step in the right direction for creating more trust between members and higher staff.

 

Looking forward to seeing what other changes may come to the rank structures in the near future!

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The Veteran rank will cease to exist. Everyone in the veteran rank will either go to Legend or to HG, depending on what ranks they have held. The new group of Legends will be:

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R3TROATTACK

:surprise:

 

oh noes

 

purple was a better color

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15 hours ago, Caution said:

Legends will keep SA powers on the server, but are equal in terms of not being able to use powers on them and whatnot. 

oh my

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This just seems like a lot of words to congratulate Vick on his promotion to CA.

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On 8/6/2022 at 11:44 AM, Caution said:

Next up, we are cutting almost all the 'teams', with the exception of the events team. Marketing team, design team, modding team,  and stream team are all going to be removed. We greatly appreciate everyone who has participated in these roles and gave it your all, but they no longer fit the direction that we are currently trying to take the community. We believe that the majority of these tasks can be completed by people without needing to be on a team with a forum rank. 

Does this include the Discord Team? Any aspirations to grow the discord will be stunted without the proper team in place. Discord itself will not recognize out server for any partnerships, programs, or benefits as a "Community Server" if we don't have a moderation team.

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1 hour ago, TheZZL said:

Does this include the Discord Team? Any aspirations to grow the discord will be stunted without the proper team in place. Discord itself will not recognize out server for any partnerships, programs, or benefits as a "Community Server" if we don't have a moderation team.

CA+ is a moderation team, you don't need dedicated hall monitors 😐

 

Discord has also net us a whole 0 members in the YEARS the community has been pumping manpower into it. As far as I'm aware, no plan has been proposed or published that would realistically allow us to move forward in big strides as a discord specific community. Even the big "Discord communities" have an inflow from somewhere that they are centered around - YouTubers, Egirls, Brands, Servers etc. There are very few big servers that don't have a specific inlet, even so they tend to have a focus of sorts such as politics, modding, whatever. General gaming has the STEEPEST competition out of any of these categories. Please stop pushing this meme of Discord is super important and we're gonna hit it big as a Discord community if we just get partnered and keep putting time in. Go work or play on the servers.

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1 hour ago, Gentoo said:

Please stop pushing this meme of Discord is super important and we're gonna hit it big as a Discord community if we just get partnered and keep putting time in. Go work or play on the servers.

The discord is the most active server SG has now. I wish the best to all the server managers and do hope the community servers do well but if SG would want to grow, discord is the best bet. I do agree that by having such a broad spectrum of games makes it extremely hard for the discord to get good retention though. As for the actual discord team, I agree that the CA+ side of SG should be the moderation team but having a separate role like discord moderator will help grow the moderation team without having to promote people to CA if they want to focus on discord moderation alone. The role should just stay as a mini CA/IA.

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