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    I know what you're all thinking - "Jeez, this guy alone has resigned more times in this community than White House officials have left/been removed from their positions in the Trump administration!" I promise this is the last time and then I'll be out of your hair. On a more serious note, I am making this post to inform you all that I will be retiring from my position on the Board of Directors effective this coming Monday. Before I go into my reasons for this decision, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on my time here and share some of my thoughts with you. It's very humbling to look back on it all and compare that to where all of this has brought me both here and in my life. When I joined this place, I was a 15 year old kid about to head into my Junior year of high school. I used to play Counter-Strike: Source and other PC games very frequently when I was younger than that, but I only returned to them and subsequently joined this place for one reason - I was trying to find an escape from everything around me. I'd bet if you ask anyone how good an idea that was, they'd consider it running away from your problems instead of facing them and is logic only befitting of a naive child. The truth is: I'd be making one of the best decisions possible in terms of getting out of the crossfire and then eventually drawing up the battle plans to go on the offensive against the issues that haunted me. I vividly remember my joyous experiences here - including playing the servers and other games with various people here and the lengthy conversations on TeamSpeak. I also remember the mindset I had to try and do what was necessary to prove my worth and become an admin here and eventually move up in the ranks. I often cringe at what I thought was the best route in doing so like making the ungodly amount of player complaints I did, some of which were for the most minor offenses. However, I chalk that up to me just being an immature and overall stupid kid. The one thing I do admire about myself back then was the passion I had in me that led me to persistently trying to make strides. Through trial and error, I eventually was vetted by the community and deemed to be able to handle the responsibilities that came with being an admin. That was a defining moment for me here, because I knew my time at this community from that point on would be one of unrelenting servitude and would teach me one of the most important lessons in life - the satisfaction of getting where you want to be through hard work and dedication. Prior to this moment, I can admit that I had lived a life where this was foreign to me because I was a kid who never really had to bust his balls for anything. Well, a good amount of you know the story of my time here from that point onward so I'll lay that one to rest. Throughout the almost 7 years that I have been in and out of this community, I have a laundry list of experiences that have helped define who I am today. I had the absolute privilege of meeting people who would become very close friends and a few who are like family to me. I've had numerous feelings throughout my journey here - those of happiness and anger, love and hatred, satisfaction and disappointment. The arguments I've had here have given me a few gray hairs and the laughs I've had have added a few years onto my life. Without going through all of this, I will never know what kind of person I would have turned out to be. And while I have my fair share of regrets, I like to think that without the accidents and mistakes, I wouldn't have been able to be involved in what I have had the fortune to be a part of. I look back and realize that the person I am today is consequently different from who I was back then. Going from a dickhead to a dickhead that's a couple inches taller is a change that I completely overlooked over the years until this very moment. All joking aside, I admit that I used to be an annoying asshole who struggled with commitment here, felt entitled to be in the know about everything going on, and eventually turned against everything I worked hard for/cared about. I think a few years of having the right people kick me in the ass both here and in real life helped me grow out of that real quick, especially the year I was removed from the community for my shit attitude and involvement in the harassment of this place - to put it short. I can confidently say that time off from the community was a very humbling experience - in that it made me realize how much I fucked up and fired up the engine in order for me to go down the path of righting my wrongdoings. I wanted to prove that what I did in a time of extreme weakness was not the definition of my character and certainly not who I wanted to be known for during my time here. After some time off already, I was graciously given another chance despite almost no one wanting me back was something I knew I didn't deserve but I was glad to have. That was yet another defining moment in my life and taught me another lesson - the power of forgiveness and that being on the receiving end of it gives you a whole new perspective and truly makes you a more appreciative person. After all of my time in here at SG, I look back now and know that this is the destination that my journey will mark it's end at. I've stepped down from the community numerous times before and have always left with either a sense of distaste from something that happened behind the scenes or regret because it was an impulsive decision. This time is different as I'll be leaving with a sense of completion and fulfillment. Look at how much we have built here as a community - we've grown exponentially over the years despite having times of hardship and internal conflict. This is not attributed to any one person, but by all of us. From the past and previous presidents to the member who hardly posts on our forums but frequents our servers, we are all a contributing factor to the expansion and endurance of this community. This community is a network for those to do so much - whether that be to play games together, to share ideas and opinions, or to just bond with other members. All of you have played your part in making this place so special and providing aid to those who have needed it most, including a kid (now man) who has and still does struggle with a lot in life and wanted an escape at one point. Anything that I have been able to say that I was a part of accomplishing is nothing without the help, guidance, and wisdom that you all have been so kind to bestow upon and share with me. While I know I'm not a good person now, I can say I'm better than who I was when I first joined and became better each day because of you. Now, I'll get onto why I've come to make this decision. I've been through a lot in my life, and sometimes those hardships have chained me down. I've recently had an eye opening moment where I've realized that some of those chains are broken, and that those that still remain are ones that require my full attention to be able to break and become totally free. Therefore, I feel that this is my time to leave as I simply need to go and live my life outside of SG. There is so much of my life to live and I now feel content with myself in terms of repenting for my actions and misdeeds that I have brought upon this community. As hard as it is to say goodbye, I know it's a necessary step in order for me to continue my growth and go on my personal journey - to live out my life in happiness and pay it forward to those in need of help much like this place has done for me. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a lump in my throat or tears rolling down my face as I've typing this out. This is due to the profound impact that this community has made on my life is one that I will cherish until the day I die and could never be more thankful for. So if there is any wisdom that I can endow on those who are currently here and for the future generations of SG like the wisdom that has been provided to me, it's this - do not give up, ever. You are worth a whole lot and while times may be tough and the words people can say may hurt, you are a beautiful soul and it is worth fighting on because there is no greater feeling than standing aside the corpses of your demons and knowing that you have conquered them. Do not let your past be indicative of who you can be - strive to be a better person (even in the smallest of ways) and prove that you are worth it despite what others may feel. Lastly - values like kindness, compassion, and respect go a long way. Even absolute pieces of shit will feel remorse and want to learn from their actions if you choose not to close the door on them by showing them forgiveness and love. I haven't been to church in years and can't say I'm much of a Catholic compared to what I used to be, but those are virtues that everyone can benefit from, regardless of religion. At this point, you can call this post whatever you'd like but I'm kind of consider it to be an odd combination of a resignation and a love letter to this community. Finally, I'd like to address a few other things before I make my departure. To those who have wronged me, all is forgiven and I hope that you are able to move forward in your life with success and good fortune. As for those who I have wronged, I hope that in my time here I have been able to at least prove to you that I mean it when I say that I regret what I have done. I don't ever expect forgiveness, but I want you to know that who I am now hopes that what I've done to you has not cut deep and that you are happy and have the nothing but the best going for you. Goodbye, Steam-Gamers. Thanks for the memories, and I wish nothing but the absolute best for this place and everyone in it moving forward. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.
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    What a journey it's been. Trust me when I tell you, I've written this post about ten times now. I'm not one for large or emotional posts, so I'll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible. I'm officially resigning as a member of the Board. It's approaching a year now that I've been on the Board and it's truly been an amazing experience. I've gone up and down the ranks many times, but to have been afforded the opportunity of being at the top is one I'm very appreciate of. Properly articulating how this community has changed me and watched me change is a difficult task. I first joined in September of 2015 as a 12 year old. This community watched as I entered my teenage years and here I am going onto 17. The hours of long talks about life, endless debates about the community and many friendships I've made have all had an impact on me, an impact I'm extremely grateful for. The amount of advice that I've taken from people at this community that has helped me, not only here, but in real life as well is too much to count. I'll never be able to repay you all for helping me to become the person I am today. Boys.. @eXtr3m3 @nick @roux @John @Zayne @Ned @Alex @DancingMoonLight.. it's been an honor. I'm glad to see some of you still representing in the staff ranks and I hope to see you guys continue to do great things. To the ones who have departed, thank you not only for the work you did here, but for being the coolest motherfuckers around. My clique has changed many times over the years, but I'm glad it finally got boiled down to the best people this community had to offer. We all know this isn't a goodbye, but it's not often that I tell you guys thank you and you've more than earned it. Thank you guys specifically for building me into who am I now.. you guys really did make me. To the current staff, you're all a very passionate group. The community is on the verge of doing some really big and great things and I'm excited to see them happen. The dedication and loyalty you guys show to this place is unmatched and a staff group like this is hard to come by. I'm going to send a few messages out to some people after this, but just know each and every one of you is appreciated for the work you guys do here. Taking time out of your life to assist in the growth of a community that brings people together is an honorable thing to do, who knows where I'd be today if the staff at the time didn't make Jailbreak enjoyable enough for me to keep playing. I'm not going to address each and every person or each and every rank, but I feel obligated to give a huge thank you to @Liam Brown and @Nishok, you guys really aren't recognized as much as you should be because the regulars can't properly comprehend how much you do for this place. While I know "thank you" isn't much compensation.. thank you. I'm done being a staff member here, but my love for this place remains the same. I hope it continues to thrive and I'll be here to watch as it does. Thank you to whoever put the pieces into place to bring me up to every staff rank I was in, especially the Board. Comparing Erik's resignation post to mine makes it feel like I haven't expressed my feelings enough, but there's really only one reason I wanted to leave with a thread, so, as the legend put it..
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    Hey, Steam-Gamers, Quite awkward of an outro thread, might I say, but yeah, here it is. I joined early 2015 after getting ddos'd by the owner of another csgo community. Originally, I came here for admin, and I ended up staying for thanks. Once I got on high enough on the board, I figured I'd get more thanks if I got promoted, so I did. Eventually I got director, somehow, and amassed an incredible amount of thanks. After being notoriously inactive due to a certain pandemic whilst working in healthcare, I decided I'd probably step down in May. Things lead to another and I ended up staying there until last week. None of this is news to anybody in the community by now, but I had a situation back at what used to be my house, a week prior to me moving back for university. That kind of precipitated the inevitability of me stepping down, but worry not, it was meant to happen very soon regardless. Speaking of the happening, I wanted to sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank everybody involved in both the hosting/managing of the livestream that happened earlier this week. You have no idea how much this means to myself and my family. I've already split the money with them, and they also share their thanks. I had absolutely no expectations and I still came out of there flabbergasted given the incredible support that came my way. I reiterate, thank you, thank you. I'd like to give special mentions, regarding last week, to @patrick. This man, believe it or not, built and donated a complete, new and powerful pc my way, days after the tragedy. I've already received it and, wow, I still cannot believe it. To assert his dominance over the peasants out there, he added a mere $1100 on top of the computer. Although he's probably tired of hearing me say it again and again, thank you so, so much. Second mention goes to @Caution and the rest of the board for allowing all of this to happen. This platform is a huge one, and god fucking damned generous at that. I will forever owe you one for helping us out in these tough times. Of course, there are way too many folks in this place to thank, all of you guys, you know who you are, thank you. I can't stress enough how much this affects us all, I love you all a lot Enough with the sad shit. I've found myself a new passion in 2020, I've started some serious projects (that you guys might be lucky enough to see very soon(tm)), and I'm going back to school for some serious studies now. If that isn't enough of an excuse for me to not have opened csgo since december 2019 then I don't know what to add. I'm a busy, cool, handsome, humble gentleman. I'll make sure to advertise as much of my shit in this place as possible before eventually getting banned, cause it seems to be the recent trend nowadays. I'll post my Ph.D on here once its done, in like, 8 years. Thank you SG. You've been a big part of my life and English development skill for years now, and I'm forever grateful to the friends I've made along the way and what has been done to this place due to everyone's efforts. Special shoutout to the cityboys. I'm at a loss of words right now, its like I've seen this thread coming from miles away and still don't know what the fuck to write, because of how much of an impact this place has had on me in the recent years. I apologize for my lack of activity, but I don't apologize for being the dankest fucking memer this place has seen since wooper. I say this from the bad dragon enthusiast perspective to you all, please thank the fucking thread so it gets more likes than @eXtr3m3's stepping down thread, because I am cooler than he is. I'll stick around, of course. Catch y'all in the joe biden club, love them hairy legs. fuck them kids. give me gp on osrs. long live steam-gamers. edit: thank you for the gold kind stranger!
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    It has been a good run everyone, but it is finally time for me to go. I have been around Steam-Gamers for years now and it definitely holds a special place in my heart. Unfortunately the stresses of managing the Zombie Escape server have begun to affect my mental and physical well being. I have come to the conclusion that despite how much this place means to me I cannot place it above my own health. I will still check in every once in a while so if anyone wants to reach out to me feel free. I have known so many of you over these past years so instead I will do a general call out. Thanks to everyone here that has been a friend to me, who has helped out the staff and especially those who have worked on Zombie Escape which is my favorite server. Hopefully the ZE server will be able to continue but if not it had a good run, recently a lot of people helped out in order to revive it which is greatly appreciated. Please all of you take care of yourselves and enjoy the time you have been given.
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    SPIN THE WHEEL So i have some stuff cluttering up my inventory lately, so i figured why not give some of it away? 1st Prize:? StatTrak™ Shadow Daggers | Stained(Value:105$) 3rd Prize:StatTrak™ AWP | Worm God (Value:8$) I will be using Wheel Decide(https://wheeldecide.com) to determine the winners I will leave this open for 1 week, Closing entries on May 4th @11:59pm CST or about 50 people enter All you have to do to enter is thank the post then post something down below. if you dont thank and only post you will not be entered i will record the results and post for everyone to see when it closes, ill either do it that night or the next night. 2nd Place: Viscera Cleanup Detail Gift - Game - (Value:12.99) Current Entries: Check Thanks On bottom...i messed this list up pretty bad lol GOOD LUCK EVERYONE... Edit 4/28 12:20am CST: Its at 49 people in less then 3 hours...but im going to bed..im gonna leave it overnight and possibly tomorrow to stay open now since this is like "Blowing up" I wanna give as many people a chance for this as i can, Hope everyone Understands Edit 4/28 2:00pm CST: I will keep this open till midnight CST, after midnight i will be pulling everyone who has thanked the post. Randomizing the list a few times then running it through wheeldecide. I didnt know this would get that popular that quickly..All prizes are ready to send. I will be messaging the winners to get there trade links after i post the results...and yes i will record the results. Thank you everyone who has/will participate in this. Y'all are a great community and this is my way of giving back. Results Posted Below.....Waiting On Messages for trade links...
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    Whats up guys, gonna give this knife away. It's a Flip Knife | Ultraviolet: Well-Worn. If you wan't a chance to win the knife just thank the post and reply to the thread and say anything to your hearts content. Here is a pic of the knife: Sign ups end 4 days from now, that's also when I'll be randomly picking the winners.
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    I originally didn’t want to make this post and just step down but I’ve decided otherwise. It’s been a long road from when I came back to playing in this community in august of 2018 and ever since I’ve been actively helping this community and striving to make it better. I think that my time here has come to an end in a staff position, it is time for me to just sit back, play some games and focus on my life outside of the internet a bit more. I am very grateful for all the people I have met here. You all were amazing and I thank you guys for the fun and good times we had. I’m gonna give a special thanks to @duffy @Kopsta @Infinityward @nesquik @Dong @Strayyz @Noxstar @Cody. and @Greggy G in no particular order for being real homies. You guys are funny as fuck and great people and i’m glad i got to play with y’all a lot. We had a lot of fun but unfortunately it is my time to step down and move on. I will still be somewhat around so i am not fully leaving but i will no longer be in any staff rank. You might catch me in discord a little bit. @Trazz How's it going man? @Cooking. Let’s play some fall guys. Take care people of Steam Gamers.
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    Well i had hoped to write this when i had some time this coming weekend, to step down of my own accord,but it seems the decision has been taken from me so i'm writing this post now so that i can at least say goodbye to SG in the proper way i always intended to do... ---------------------------------------------------- I'm pretty sure most of you know me by now, and if you don't well you need to play TTT more! I've been with SG for over 10 years now, back in the days of ZE on CSS, with MG and PB doing great, from there i went to TTT on Gmod and played there all the time. It's there SG went through one of its darkest periods, dwindling down from 5+ active and full servers, down to just a dying Gmod TTT server, and then came the move to CSGO and ZE and the push to make that game our new home. From there its grown and grown to where it is now. It feels odd looking back at it like this, and thinking of all the good times i had on the servers. I never really player on any other server but SG, so if we add my playtime across all 3 games up, and add my SDK time in for making maps for SG i'm at nearly 5,000 hours on our servers, which is rather insane. It's 7 months playing 24/7! I've seen countless generations of SG regulars and admins come and go, some rising to the very top, other taking a turn and falling to the bottom. But always each generation bought their own style of fun and enjoyment to the server, from the early days playing with Ripperz in ZE, Anguish and Extreme in TTT, Shark in PB and more recently proving to Eden that "Can't Kill Bdcoll" means that you can't kill me! Which i suppose does lead into why i'm leaving. Some of you might have noticed me playing less and less recently. I've become rather tired of playing on SG servers. Playing the same gamemode constantly will do that to you, but a big part of it was the admin side. I had admin for over 5 years, and through all that time i rather enjoyed keeping order on the server. But over time it became more and more of a drag, until the last 6-7 months it felt like playing on SG was no longer fun, but a job i had to go in and do. I had hoped playing undercover might have helped out, but you TTT guys are sneaky at calling us undercover admins out! and i never could resist the urge to smite down any RDMer's blowing my cover. So back at that start of July i started taking a break from CSGO/SG. I had hoped taking the time away would bring back my desire to play on SG to have fun, but sadly it hasn't. Which has led us to here I won't list everyone i've ever played with to thank or to say goodbye to, theirs way too many of you and i'd hate to forget someone and for them to feel left out. But i honestly want to say thank you for all the good times i've had playing on these servers. I've made a lot of good memories and friendships here. Maybe one day i'll be back, maybe i'll even use my mic for once, but for now goodbye Can't Kill Bdcoll!
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    Hey SG it's Strayyz, You might be wondering why I am no longer staff, but that isn't important at the moment, all I can comment on is that I messed up, and if I would go back and change it I would in a heart beat. Anyways, I'm not going to be around here as much anymore as I am not going to be able to contribute as much as I would like, but I still do care deeply about this place as I'll still be coming on the forums and TeamSpeak from time to time. But there are a lot of other things that I wanted to do before hand that I put SG in front of. I had a very rocky start to this community in early to mid 2018, but as time went on and I matured I met a lot really great people here. There are some people that I would like to mention that made this place absolutely spectacular for me, (everyone I met here is absolutely cool in there own right and everyone was super nice to me and I thank you for doing that, but I'm just listing the people who stuck out in my time here, please don't feel hurt if I don't mention you). @Ned and @John you guys were amazing to manage the Events Team with and I was able to learn so much from you guys. You guys were awesome. It wouldn't be right if I didn't mention all of the events team here @Acer @Bacon @Bright @Dom @kennyy @Kieran @Nugget @Wreck, I'm so grateful that I was able to work with these amazing individuals, this will also apply to the past ET members too. I also want to shout out @Caution @Gator @Black Rain @Dominic and @eXtr3m3 . You guys were the board that let me succeed in this community at first, I'm sorry that things turned out the way they did, and I'm sorry to let you guys down, but I wont forget all the opportunities you gave me here, thank you. Also, I'm going to shout out @Bright @Steven. @urpalerp @20 scrolls @Asher @Chad. @TheZZL @Greggy_G @Trazz @BoM @Dreamz @Bubblez @Waffle House @Poke @Souce Boss you all were really cool to talk with and I'm glad that we were able to become really good friends, Bright, and ZZL I'll get a choped cheeze wit ya'll sometime yerrrrrrrrr. Lastly but definitely NOT LEAST I'm gonna mention my slimes. @Manny @Bacon @Casual @drippy @nesquik @Kopsta @Phoenix_ @English @Noxstar @Pred @Eskomo @Brian @crazedkangaroo @Cody. @Dong@Infinityward YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING REALONES, I spent countless nights with you guys either playing retakes, jackbox, HFF, or some other gamer we would play when we were bored lol. I'm super grateful I met you amazing people in this community thank you and I'll definitely still talk with you guys on the regular. Some last words, thank you all for being apart of my life, Ive been going through tuff shit IRL ever since I joined in 2018. You all, and this community gave me an amazing escape from it. This place is my second home and you are all my family. This is not the end, but a goodbye for now. I love this place, and the people here and for the nose bleeds in the back, THANK YOU SG.
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    Greggy G has been permanently banned for refusing to wear a mask while on discord.
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    Hello everyone! Today is a very exciting day in SG because we have successfully transitioned over to our new forums! As you can see, quite the changes have been made compared to our old one. We have left behind vBulletin and now are currently running our forums on Invision. Majority of the ranks are updated in names as well. We have made major changes to our donation system. Thanks to Liam Brown, all donations are once again properly accounted for in the monthly donation goal and are automatically processed. Compared to our old donation system where it would need to be manually checked, this new system is fully automated which will speed up the overall process. Another exciting part about the change in the donation system includes that we are introducing a third tier in our Supporter system! Starting now, you can now donate to become an Elite Supporter. More information can be found on our donate tab and the Marketing Team have provided more details about the new supporter system here. We have re-branded our logo once again by removing the infamous hyphen to become Steam Gamers and have re-launched our social media. We would like to thank all the staff involved in making this possible! The Design Team has done a beautiful job with the banners, the logo, the color schemes, and so much more to make our forums look amazing. The Community Advisors and Server Managers who have went out their way to test every nook and cranny to catch any bugs. The Marketing Team for the numerous discussions by recommending changes and upgrades regarding our brand and other general marketing aspects of SG. The Technical Team who have worked so hard with @Gator, @fantastic, and @Third to put together a fully functional and stable forums that we have been desiring for. Thank you to my fellow Directors for providing the support in every way possible from working on the technical development of the forums to working with all our staff on the front end. I cannot stress this enough but thank you so much to @Nishok, @Liam Brown, and@fantastic. These three men have worked countless hours behind the scenes and have given up sleep in terms of the heavy-duty technical development especially in the last 96 hours for the new forums. Majority of you guys don’t get see what goes on in the background, but us Directors know that Nishok and Liam Brown are always there to provide help whenever we require assistance. Thank you again for your tremendous dedication to SG and we are very appreciative that you both are part of our community. We thank you for your patience for the new forums. You may or may not come across some minor bugs that needs some squashing out, so feel free to suggest and we can handle them swiftly. We are also looking to implement some more features to the forums in the coming weeks. It’s been quite a journey and we know it took a bit longer than expected, but we’re very excited about this transition and look forward to seeing what the future holds for Steam Gamers.
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    Hey all, Just a quick semi-farewell from me, not a long essay... After 11 years with SG, I’ll be departing for a significant amount of time (minimum of a year, if not two years) to continue with my focus on my career and family. Having recently passed various exams, I’ve taken a new role at work, which requires much of my undivided attention. I hope to see SG continue to grow and I have a lot of gratitude for many of those on the team and those previously. I will check the forums here and there to keep somewhat in the loop, should I fancy jumping on the servers, but for now it is farewell! Should anyone wish to keep in contact, I’ll still have Discord on my phone
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    With the roll-out of our newest server we've decided to hold a draw for 11 copies of SQUAD available to every member of the community so you can join us in the action! The only requirement to join this giveaway is that you must have a forum account! In order to enter the giveaway simply like this post and you will be entered into the drawing. The winners will be drawn live on the Steam-Gamers Discord using Wheel Of Names on 28 September at 7pm EDT so make sure to get your likes in before then! Best of luck buds! Thanks to @BoM@Black Rain@TheZZL@patrick@Kopsta for donating copies of the game and making this happen!
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    As some of you already know (from discord) I was told that I have a brain tumor. The tumor is located on my spinal cord. I might not be as active as I was for a few days on the servers. I'll keep you guys posted on how the surgery goes this Thursday morning. ps. i just wanted to make this quick short post in case people were wondering where I've been and whats up.
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    -MANIACJAK'S SURPRISE JUNE GIVEAWAY- 1/6/2020 to 28/6/2020 Week 1 Winners: FT P90 Shallow Grave = the baconator MW Deagle Light Rail = R a w m o n d z MW AWP Fever Dream = urpalerp MW M4A1-S Decimator = Wreck Week 2: MW PP-Bizon Anubis = Chad ST MW USP-S Cyrex = TheZZL MW Deagle Kumicho Dragon = Bright Week 3: ST MW USP-S Cortex = Will. MW AK-47 Neon Revolution = Steven. Week 4: ST FT Stiletto Knife Crimson Web = thump GOOD MORNING GAMERS! A long time ago a wise man once said to support the mothafuckin community, therefore I've decided to do a weekly giveaway of CS:GO skins throughout the month of June available to every single member of Steam(hyphen)Gamers! The only requirement to join this giveaway is that you must have joined the forums before May 2020. In order to enter the contest I'll be putting out a post in this thread for the first four Monday's of June, thanking these posts will count as your entry so make sure to check the forums and this thread regularly. Once I've published the entry post for that week, the main post will be edited revealing the prizes available which start off with more quantity but as the weeks go on will become fewer and more valuable. On June 30th at 7pm EST I’ll be streaming the final giveaway using wheelofnames on the Steam(hyphen)Gamers Discord so if you wanna watch the reveal live, make sure you've joined and have access. Hope you all enjoy!
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    Hey everyone, We have some very interesting promotions to announce today! First, we have a couple new Community Advisors joining us! These two people have been putting in a lot of time and effort recently and are evidently very dedicated to this place. Their continued activity and passion has earned them a spot in this new role. Joining the team today, we have Chad. and Disparity! Next up, we a new member of our Internal Affairs team. This person already holds a couple higher-up positions and they've been doing extremely good work thus far. They've clearly shown that they're ready to take on a more prominent role in the community through their actions. Infinityward is our newest addition to this team. Lastly, we have some extremely important promotions to announce. Promoting people to our Board is uncommon, but promoting two people at the same time is extremely rare. To our Board of Directors, we have two very promising promotions. These two people hold various ranks in the community and occupy multiple higher-up ranks each. The amount of time both of these people have poured into bettering this community is extraordinary and hard to come by. We're extremely pleased to be bringing them on board (get it) and we're excited for them to help us move the community forward. Your newest Directors are fantastic and John! Congratulations everyone!
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    Hey. I just wanted to make a quick post over why I ain't AT anymore so no one has to speculate about anything. I have a lot of real-life shit going on that I need to focus on. My mental health is steadily deteriorating and I need to take care of that before I get to the point where I actually do some stupid shit and end up dead. Something recently happened in the family that they can not afford so I'm going to be getting a job so I can financially support my family in any way I can. I just wanted to thank everyone that got me to where I was and who supported me along the way. You're great people and my gratitude can't truly be expressed through words. I wish everyone here the best, and I hope you all can build friendships and make memories the same as I did during my time spent here. I won't be permanently gone, but I for sure won't be around too much at least for a good while. I'll try and hop in when I have some free time, but I doubt I'll have much between my classes, schoolwork, and a job. Thank you to all the people I've met here since I first logged onto the servers up to recent. Even if the people I'm thinking of are long gone from this community and will never see this, I truly hope you all live long, happy, and bountiful lives. You guys know who you are, and I hope to stay on good terms with you guys. That's all for now, stay frosty.
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    Instead of figuring out whatever the total amount was after PayPal fees, I just went ahead and did the full amount upfront. Gary Sinise is a great person and the foundation is amazing; it's honestly astounding to me that he's never been Time's person of the year.
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    Hello everyone, We have some exciting news / promotions to announce today. First off, as the title suggests, we're bringing back the Marketing Team! This team is responsible for general marketing of the community; reaching out for partnerships, improving our marketability on the services we provide, and anything else that betters our ability to attain and retain new members of the community. We've had the members together for awhile now putting in some work into various areas of the community, but it's finally time to reintroduce them as an official team. Onto the promotions: The roster for the newly introduced team will be John, Zayne, Phoenix_ and BoM! Their new responsibilities will include: Manage all third party sites/applications. Manage all advertising, sponsorships, and affiliations. Recommend upgrades and general marketing aspects for the community. Research what the community likes / doesn't like. Upkeep the image of SG and help expand. Work with the Media Team to manage branding and community design. Work with Media team to manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc). As for the manager of the team, idealist will be filling that position! His responsibilities will remain the same, with the addition of managing the other members of the Marketing Team. Moving on to our other promotions. First, we have a new member of the Media Team! Our newest addition will be crazedkangaroo! His new responsibilities will include: Manage forum and community website themes and layouts Manage all forum and community images (awards, rankbars, etc) Manage forum design sections (signature/avatar requests, etc) Manage branding and community logos/external advertising Work with the Administrative Team to keep in-game branding and design (map textures for SG) up to date and relevant Manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc) Moving on up the ranks, we have a new member of the Internal Affairs team! This person has shown an extreme dedication to the community and constantly displays how passionate he is about moving this place forward. The qualities he has displayed have made us very confident that he will perform well in this new role. fantastic will be our newest addition to the team! His new responsibilities will include: Handling and resolving admin complaints, player complaints and ban appeals Handling admin disputes as they arise Managing member of the month/staff of the month nominations and awards Lastly, we're promoting another member of the Board of Directors. This person has held various high level ranks here and has proven his worth in each and every one of them. He has displayed his trustworthiness and dedication to the community time and time again, taking whatever work we throw his way. His work ethic is admirable and he clearly has the community's best interest in mind at all times. I think I've talked highly of him enough, so please welcome roux as the newest member of the Board! His new responsibilities will include: Support/build/fix servers Approve admin applications Set up new Admin and Subscriber access Issue admin warnings/punishments Keep the community updated of any changes Final say in all admin disputes Plan for growth (website/servers) Support forum/plugins/logos Review and implement community suggestions Promote/demote server admins Handle admin complaints Handle disputes among fellow admins Be a role model to all admins/setting by example Collect donations, manage subscriptions, and pay the bills Manage the website, forums, and bansite Manage AT staffing and responsibilities ... anything else that needs to be done Congratulations to everyone!
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    Okay folks, it's time to get serious for a minute. Two weeks back a fellow community member, roux, suffered a great loss when his house burnt down with all his personal possessions inside. Now roux and his family are stuck living out of their relative's house and trying to work with the insurance company to somehow recover from this horrible situation. Unfortunately, due to uncertain times with Covid and bureaucratic red tape they most likely won't see any money for a long time, and what money they do get won't be nearly enough to cover all of their losses. SteamGamers is a community first and foremost, and when someone in the community suffers we do what we can to help remedy that suffering. So, on August 29th we will be hosting another 12 hour stream similar to our charity stream, only this time all money will go directly to roux and his family to try and help them recover. I know the turnout was big at the charity stream and the support was even stronger than we expected, so we're asking you to bring the same energy and support to this stream. The schedule 12 PM - 3 PM Hawks 3 PM - 6 PM Acer 6 PM - 9 PM BoM 9 PM - 12 AM Hawks Saturday August 29th (all times in EST) There are obviously less people up there and longer run times. something we chose to do differently this time. I'm sure you guys won't complain though because I know you guys all love Hawks and he'll be up there TWICE. I really urge everyone to come and join in on the fun and hype of the 12 hour stream even if you can't donate any money. I look forward to seeing everyone there on Saturday!
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    Hello Steam-Gamers, I am pleased to announce the Steam-Gamers Summer Charity Stream! The stream is going to be 12 hours long and will take place on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. The charity we will be raising money for and donating to is Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a nonprofit organization that works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world's most vulnerable people. As you all are aware, COVID-19 has formed into a worldwide pandemic that has threatened and impacted countless lives. Direct Relief is constantly working to get life-saving medical equipment and medications to doctors and nurses to help fight COVID-19. Their work has supplied others with the tools needed to help save lives across the world during these hard times. We are looking for people to stream their favorite games in time slots throughout the day. If you have the hardware to stream and are interested in streaming fun games for this event, I highly encourage you to apply. Apply Here! Make sure to mark your calendars and spread the word about this stream. The more people we get involved, the more money we can raise to go towards this important cause. See you there! While I have your attention, please click below to join our Events Team Steam group!
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    Hello Gamers, I am excited to announce the Steam-Gamers Charity Stream! The stream is going to take place on December 21st, so mark your calendars! Since the stream will be 12 hours long, we will have 8 trusted streamers streaming their favorite game that we hope you enjoy for an hour and a half! The charity we will be hosting & donating to will be the Gary Sinise Foundation where their mission is to "serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities." If you are interested in being a streamer for this stream, there will be more details in the near future. Please come and watch or even donate for a good cause. Every dollar counts and each donation is greatly appreciated! See you there! Also, while I have your attention please feel free join the Events Team Steam Group
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    Not leaving completely. Just got a little stressed with real life matters and responsibilities here kinda piling up as time went so it started conflicting with my schedule. Still love this place, and I hope to see some good people manage the servers I stepped off from and make them their best version of themself. And of course all the other servers (except any that Fuze is managing). Love yall
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    Dominic and Zayne were permanently banned from SG by unanimous vote for general unwanted behaviour, including poaching admins, advertising, and attempting to incite drama over accusing us of stealing. Constructive criticism is fine, baseless slander is not. We have 0 tolerance for that kind of behaviour here. Below are further details regarding the above. Take a look at the below admins at another unnamed community's new TTT server - what do you see in common? Several SG admins were contacted and asked to be admin at another community to help Dominic and Zayne launch a competing server. Note that their admin roster is entirely SG admins. Furthermore, both Dominic and Zayne decided to hop onto our TTT server this morning and advertise. Dominic's attempt to start drama is below. TL;DR: he accused us of screwing over people by having subscriptions (automatic donations). Interestingly, Dominic actually supported recurring payments as a BD. Prior to this permanent ban, Zayne was demoted from the Veteran rank for recurring attitude issues and impersonation of an admin while in the rank. He was expected to uphold a level of professionalism needed as both a former higher-up and Veteran, but failed to do so on multiple occasions. Copy-paste from an IA thread: Good luck with your new endeavour, but don't bring SG into it.
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    It's that time again and we've got some exciting promotions to announce. First, we'd like to say thank you to Dominic for his time here as a Steam-Gamers community member. He started off as just a regular member like you guys and made his way all the up to the Board of Directors team for his hard work, dedication, and passion towards this community. His recognition doesn't go unnoticed and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Now it's time for some new promotions! First up, please join me in welcoming drippy to the Community Advisors team. We'll also be seeing a familiar face return to the team, Reid99. Both have shown exceptional work in their current ranks and it's time to see them move on up in SG! Their new responsibilities will include: Work with the higher staff on implementing important decisions and projects Handling player complaints and issuing bans Moderation of the forum Give awards to members on request Send group invitations to members on request Post in-game server problems on the forum Help in any way to make the servers fun Handle reported posts on the forum Next up, these guys are also familiar faces who will be returning to our awesome Media Team. Please join me in welcoming back ThRza and Tyymunk! These guys know how it works. Their new responsibilities will include: Manage forum and community website themes and layouts Manage all forum and community images (awards, rankbars, etc) Manage forum design sections (signature/avatar requests, etc) Work with Marketing team to manage branding and community logos/external advertising Work with Game Divisions to keep in-game branding and design (map textures for SG) up to date and relevant Work with Marketing team to manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc) Now, we ain't done yet with our beloved Media Team. To the Media Manager rank, we are promoting Thuxys! He's done stellar work on the Media Team such as making banners for events, helping out with a project on the new forums, and making the sick banners for our Twitch channel! His responsibilities will remain relatively the same, while taking on the role of managing his team. On to the Technical Team! He's been a member of this team in the past and he's shown an interest in coming back to help SG out. We are promoting Repus to Junior Technical Administrator. He's been here a part of this community for a long time and has a solid tech background! His new responsibilities include: Fix technical issues that arise day to day (servers/site) Research/manage mods, scripts, and plugins to improve our servers Develop solutions to improve our servers/mods performance Discover and fix exploits against our servers/site Assist in data backup operations for the community's data Assist ATs when problems arise or others are on vacation Lastly, we're sad to see one of our Administrative Managers step down. Cept For Her will be leaving the AM rank because he's a giant Dark Magician Girl loving weeb. However, he's not just going anywhere yet. Please join me in welcoming Cept For Her to Technical Administrator! He's shown great technical experience in SourcePawn and we're very excited to have another SourcePawn coder joining our TA team. His new responsibilities will include: Fix technical issues that arise day to day (servers/site) Research/manage mods, scripts, and plugins to improve our servers Develop solutions to improve our servers/mods performance Discover and fix exploits against our servers/site Assist in data backup operations for the community's data Assist ATs when problems arise or others are on vacation Congratulations to everyone and welcome to your new shiny ranks!
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    Thank you @crazedkangaroo for the banner! NEW TTT PLUGIN Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has finally arrived for us to release our new TTT plugin. This is a monumentous moment for all of us as staff members and for the rest of the community. With this release, we are introducing new items, a new karma system, and a new credit system. In the up and coming weeks, we are expecting a lot of traction with new suggestions, ideas, and improvements being made as more and more people become familiarized with this new era of TTT. We will be announcing a TTT community meeting very soon so hang in there. Now let us introduce our new items and credit system. Keep in mind these are not the only items we are working on at this moment. These are just the few we decided are ready for release with the least promise of breaking. The credit price value is also subject to change in due time. Stay tuned for new item discussions and reveals in the weeks/months to come. [table=width: 500, class: grid, align: center] [tr] [td] Traitor Item [/td] [td] Credit Price [/td] [td] Detective Item [/td] [td] Credit Price [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Hurt Station [/td] [td] 75 credits [/td] [td] DNA Scanner [/td] [td] 150 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Silent AWP [/td] [td] 100 credits [/td] [td] Radar [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Random Teleporter [/td] [td] 75 credits [/td] [td] Sprint [/td] [td] 25 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Drop [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [td] Health Station [/td] [td] 75 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Martydom [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [td] Healthshot [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Missile [/td] [td] 125 credits [/td] [td] Taser [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Sprint [/td] [td] 25 credits [/td] [td] Kevlar+Helm [/td] [td] 125 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Jihad [/td] [td] 125 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] C4 [/td] [td] 100 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Health Shot [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Radar [/td] [td] 50 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Teleporter [/td] [td] 75 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Tripmines [/td] [td] 100 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] Kevlar+Helm [/td] [td] 125 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] 1 Hit Knife [/td] [td] 100 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] M4A1s [/td] [td] 175 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] USPS [/td] [td] 75 credits [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] MP5SD [/td] [td] 125 credits [/td] [/tr] [/table] Traitors and Detectives both start with: 75 credits Detectives killing Traitors: 100 credits Detectives successfully tasing a Traitor: 50 credits Traitor killing Innocents: 25 credits Traitor killing Detective: 100 credits Detective tasers are now a one time buy with an unlimited amount of uses with a recharge time of 30 seconds between each use. There are so many changes that have been made that a single thread wouldn't be able to explain and go into detail as to why and how it is the way it is. We ask you all to explore the server with an open mind and come to us with any feedback you may have. This project has been in development for a very long time. We've gone through many managerial changes during this process and each one of them played an individual key role in getting this plugin to where it is now. I would like to personally thank and congratulate @Trazz and @crazedkangaroo for pouring an INSANE amount of time and energy into this. If you find even the slightest enjoyment from playing on TTT, know that these two had a gigantic role in this. Thank you to all of our staff, past and present, who have been on this journey with us but we all know that this is only the beginning. Big thank you to the entire Modding Team for saving many maps and making them compatible with this plugin!
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    Xp/Slothy has been banned for a week for shitposting in admin apps, making joke admin apps and ban appeals, and shitposting in general. It's not hard to not be retarded, he knows what he's doing.
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    Instead of making a new thread, I wanted to at least mention the fact that I'm no longer an IA anymore. Over the past year I have looked to see if my availability became better for any sort of active staff role, and funnily enough due to the quarantine situation I thought it might be a good chance. Even with that, unfortunately I don't have the interest to play and it isn't a fit for me. While I may be now (officially) off the staff, I want to thank everyone for their dedication and hard work, and appreciate that I've had the chance to be a part of the team since my departure as VP.
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    Hello everyone, The Board has been discussing a rework to our recognition ranks for a while now. Currently, the ranks being referred to would be Honorable Gamer and Legend. We felt as though we were missing something and that the gap between the two was too large. We've decided to implement another tier that will be a middle ground for this system. While this middle tier will have some general parameters, the Board will still be the deciding factor when it comes down to placing people in one of these ranks. This new rank will be called Veterans! One important thing to note with this change is that we'll be removing the Presidential Award entirely, as we no longer see a need for it. Laid out below is how each rank will be treated moving forward, generally. The lowest recognition rank you can receive is Honorable Gamer. This rank will pretty much remain the same. It can be given to previous staff members or normal members who have contributed to the community in a significant way, more than the average player. Admins will still be able to nominate people for this rank which will be reviewed by the IA team and the Board. This rank does not grant any admin powers. The next rank above that will be the newest addition, Veteran. The people eligible for this rank will mostly be server managers or very longtime admins, but it is still dependent on performance, attitude, etc. People in this rank will not be granted any admin powers, but will be granted perks similar to that of an Honorable Gamer. The last and top rank will be Legend. This rank is for people who have contributed to the community in an extremely crucial way, akin to our now removed Presidential Award, and kept a positive attitude while doing so. Previous Presidents, Vice Presidents, Board members and technical staff are who you'll likely be seeing in this rank, but it may vary further. This rank will have the equivalent of Senior Admin powers on our servers and will have access to the Community Advisors section on our forums. With this change, we've reevaluated all the people who were either Honorable Gamer or Legend and sorted them accordingly. We think we got it down pretty well, but there may still be people we need to look into. You may have lost your rank entirely in this process, you can reach out to a Board member for clarity on why. If you feel you've been misplaced, you can contact a Board member and we'll discuss it. Listed below is all the current holders of each rank. Our current list of Legends: Our current list of Veterans: Our current list of Honorable Gamers: As mentioned above, we've reevaluated each and every person who was eligible for one of these ranks. This has been an extremely long discussion, the Board has spent countless hours doing this. If you have any issues, please reach out to us so we can reconsider. Thanks everyone!
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    Hellooooo! On this lovely day in August we've got some exciting promotions to announce and we're looking forward to seeing what they bring to the table. Let's get right to it! First up, please join me in welcoming Case(dot), Astral, and welcoming back urpalerp to the Events Team! Their new responsibilities will include: Organize, plan, and run events Manage/Promote special events on our servers Manage and monitor gaming tournaments Make sure servers are ready for all special events Schedule events to fill servers in need via the steam community Work with the Administrative Team to create events that cater to community interests Up next, we've got Mace and ManiacJak joining the Marketing Team! Their new responsibilities will include: Manage all third party sites/applications. Manage all advertising, sponsorships, and affiliations. Recommend upgrades and general marketing aspects for the community. Research what the community likes / doesn't like. Upkeep the image of SG and help expand. Work with the Media Team to manage branding and community design. Work with Media team to manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc). Next, to the Community Advisors team, we're promoting TheZZL! His new responsibilities will include: Work with the higher staff on implementing important decisions and projects Handling player complaints and issuing bans Moderation of the forum Give awards to members on request Send group invitations to members on request Post in-game server problems on the forum Help in any way to make the servers fun Handle reported posts on the forum Lastly, to the Administrative Team, we are promoting Gentoo! His new responsibilities will include: Verify that servers are operational Reboot dead/lagged servers Assist in training new admins Search for new maps for all servers Upload maps to the servers and fast downloads site Edit map lists & rotations Congrats guys!
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    Manny has been permanently banned for posting inappropriate pictures, saying sexual comments, and failing to acknowledge previous warnings. Let this be a reminder to everyone - we do not and will never condone this type of behavior on any of our platforms. Regardless of age, you should not be engaging in overly sexual conversations or posting sexually suggestive content on any of our platforms, especially after being given countless warnings to stop. Just because you think something is funny or entertaining to you does not make it okay to say or post whatever you feel like. To come around and so jokingly say, "rape a pregnant bitch and tell my friends I had a threesome", or, "catch me with a bunch of fucking Mexicans crossing the border" will never be accepted at SG, not to mention the countless other inappropriate comments and images posted in discord that have come up. While this is a gaming community and we want everyone to have fun, we have to be able to draw the line at a certain point. There are consequences to your actions and in this circumstance, Manny was permanently banned from them. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact an IA+ member. To clarify: The lyrics posted here were just a part of the reason Manny was banned, and yes you can say they're "just lyrics" however you'd be wrong. Posting something on one of our platforms about raping a pregnant bitch and then calling it a threesome is just wrong, disgusting, and absolutely unacceptable, lyrics or not. It goes directly against rules we have in place and looks horrible to anyone who comes along and doesn't know that those are lyrics. If you want to hide behind that piss poor excuse and not use your brain for half a second to figure out that you shouldn't be posting that, it's on you. This is the rule: "We do not allow posts or images that are overly sexual, gory, or disgusting." There is no unwritten line that says "oh well as long as it's lyrics it's okay". By the way, for anyone who is unclear on this, SB comments count as posts. Furthermore, there were about 10 pictures posted in discord that were either right on the line of being unacceptable or were well over the line. The pictures that we found absolutely unacceptable to be posting are inappropriate enough that we felt it best to not share them publicly and taint this post. Manny posted those lyrics and was warned to cut the shit and stop using lyrics as an excuse to make inappropriate comments. Mind you this all came up after he'd already been banned for two weeks for sexual harassment and disrespect. You would think at some point in there he would have learned his lesson, but he continued to cross the line of what is acceptable here when he posted those images in discord. Manny has come up way too often in discussion as a trouble maker and has been warned, banned, and overall been given the benefit of the doubt way too many times.
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    The 12 hour Steam-Gamers Charity Stream has come to an end and we would like to thank everybody for participating. With your help, we have raised a grand total of $1342.69 for Direct Relief. Thanks to your generosity we will be able to help the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. @Kieran & I would like to thank all the people that streamed and made it very exciting, @BoM, @Dreamz, @Bright, @Tyymunk, @Hawks, @Acer, @Macmine411, @EricTheGamer. We'd like to thank the Marketing Team, Events Team and Media Team for their contributions towards this stream, especially @thuxys because he created some amazing overlays/panels for us to use. Thank you to @Ned, @Strayyz and @John for laying out the foundation for this stream and future streams to come. We would also like to thank @fantastic and John for helping us reinvent the twitch channel and giving it some life. Lastly I would like to personally thank @BoM for all the hard work and determination he has put into this project. He helped everyone out and made this whole thing possible. We wish to be able to do this stream annually/semi-annually with different charities. You guys have been amazing and the stream was very entertaining. We will definitely be looking into what we can improve on so that the next one will be even better. Thank you to everyone who donated no matter how big or small. Here is a list of the people who contributed - TheZZL - $236 Hawks - $150 Steven - $120 BoM - $100 Frostbitten - $100 ManiacJak - $96.69 Roux - $75 Dreamz - $57.34 Alex - $50 Booch - $50 Cody. - $50 Dominic - $40.12 Gentoo - $30 Bacon - $25 Kieran - $25 Tyymunk - $25 Clamor - $20 Rygor - $15.08 Kopsta - $15 Acer - $10 Error - $10 McBride - $10 Ray - $6.66 Thump - $6 EricTheGamer - $5 Poke - $5 Strayyz - $5 Charliere - $3 Black Rain - $1.11 Polarzz - $0.69 Thanks @Cody. for requesting tts...
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    Hello everyone, We have an exciting list of promotions to announce today! First, to the Modding Team, our newest addition will be drippy! His new responsibilities will include: Work with the Administrative Team to find and fix errors and exploits found in maps, models, textures, etc. Creating and developing projects for the servers including maps, models, textures, etc. Arming requested maps for use on the servers. Porting popular maps and models from other games to CS:GO for use on the servers. Work with the Media Team to develop graphics for completed projects. Work with the Administrative Team and Events Team for the production of event based projects. Next, to the Media Team, our newest member is thuxys! His new responsibilities will include: Manage forum and community website themes and layouts Manage all forum and community images (awards, rankbars, etc) Manage forum design sections (signature/avatar requests, etc) Manage branding and community logos/external advertising Work with the Administrative Team to keep in-game branding and design (map textures for SG) up to date and relevant Manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc) Moving on, to the Marketing Team, we're bringing up fantastic! His new responsibilities will include: Manage all third party sites/applications. Manage all advertising, sponsorships, and affiliations. Recommend upgrades and general marketing aspects for the community. Research what the community likes / doesn't like. Upkeep the image of SG and help expand. Work with the Media Team to manage branding and community design. Work with the Media team to manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc). To the Events Team, we have a returning member. Phoenix_ is joining us once again! His new responsibilities will include: Organize, plan, and run events Manage/Promote special events on our servers Manage and monitor gaming tournaments (ie. SGSL) Make sure servers are ready for all special events Schedule events to fill servers in need via the steam community Work with the Administrative Team to create events that cater to community interests Next up, we have quite a few new Community Advisors joining us! All of these people have been putting in a ton of effort and have shown that they're ready to move up. A couple of these people have actually already held this rank, so we're happy to welcome them back. Our newest additions are Tyymunk, bat, Damon, and Kieran! Moving on up, we have some new Administrative Team members! These guys have been working their asses off both up front and behind the scenes to better our servers. All of them have shown that they're ready to take on some more responsibilities and are evidently very passionate about moving the community forward. The newest members of this rank are Kopsta, Bright and Noxstar! Lastly, we have a new member of the Internal Affairs team! This person has been at SG for an extremely long time and has been in a higher-up position here before. Recently, they've poured an insane amount of time into leading the Marketing Team and they've put plenty of effort into completing projects on the Media Team. Their activity in discussion about community issues has shown us that they're ready to move up. BoM is our newest addition to this rank. Congratulations everyone!
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    So they said to promote a few people, just a quick small promo thread...at least that's what they said at first. Let's get into it! First, join me in welcoming Applily to the Events Team! His new responsibilities will include: Organize, plan, and run events Manage/Promote special events on our servers Manage and monitor gaming tournaments Make sure servers are ready for all special events Schedule events to fill servers in need via the steam community Work with the Administrative Team to create events that cater to community interests Next up, we have a familiar face returning to the Media Team. Join me in welcoming back the very talented crazedkanagroo! He held up the media team when we barely had anyone else, and after a brief hiatus he has come back to make pretty banners once again. His responsibilities will include: Manage forum and community website themes and layouts Manage all forum and community images (awards, rankbars, etc) Manage forum design sections (signature/avatar requests, etc) Work with Marketing team to manage branding and community logos/external advertising Work with Game Divisions to keep in-game branding and design (map textures for SG) up to date and relevant Work with Marketing team to manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc) Following that, we have a new person joining the Marketing Team. This person has put in tons of time and effort into this place over the last few months and absolutely crushes any task put in front of him. Noxstar is the newest addition to the Marketing Team! His responsibilites will include: Manage all third party sites/applications. Manage all advertising, sponsorships, and affiliations. Recommend upgrades and general marketing aspects for the community. Research what the community likes / doesn't like. Upkeep the image of SG and help expand. Work with the Media Team to manage branding and community design. Work with Media team to manage social media accounts (Youtube, Twitch, etc). Next, we have a few Community Advisors joining us! These folks are very dedicated and have demoted many hours to helping the servers and contributing to discussions on the forums. Joining the team today will be Hawks, Toasty, and Venom! Their responsibilities will include: Work with the higher staff on implementing important decisions and projects Handling player complaints and issuing bans Moderation of the forum Give awards to members on request Send group invitations to members on request Post in-game server problems on the forum Help in any way to make the servers fun Handle reported posts on the forum In we're gonna have new CAs, we are gonna need a solid Lead Advisor to help them out. This person has displayed great leadership skills and has probably called you bud on more than one occasion. Jumping in as LA is the one, the only, Maniac! His responsibilities will be the same, with the addition of managing the Community Advisors. We're not done yet. Next up, we have two folks joining the Internal Affairs team. It's kind of awkward because I just got done talking about them, but please join me in welcoming Maniac and crazedkanagroo to the team! These two have shown they are more than capable of handling whatever we ask of them, and we know these new roles will be no different. Their responsibilities will include: Handling and resolving admin complaints, player complaints and ban appeals Handling admin disputes as they arise Managing member of the month/staff of the month nominations and award Last, but certainly not least, we have a new Lead Server Manager approaching. I don't know how this little shrimp has managed to climb as far as he has, but at this point I can't do anything but support him. You may know him as a great server manager or as an absolute killer in the scrim server, either way I know you know. Please stand, or I guess sit, and applaud for Trazz. His responsibilities will be the same, with the addition of managing the Server Managers. Congratulations all around!
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    I got so many sand dunes I don't know what to do with them anymore. So i'll just give them away. 275 Sand Dunes Approximately $11 according to @Amazing . And a Gamma 2 key which is about $6. So we will have two winners! Thank the post to be entered. Will roll Sunday @12 am.
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    I decided to reply to this post instead of making another thread for the sake of keeping all of the information in one place. We recently had several situations arise involving sexual harassment which resulted in three people getting banned and one person getting demoted. Similar to the real world, we do not condone sexual harassment on any of our SG platforms. We should not have to tell you guys how to talk or act, but unfortunately people have done things that warrant more than just a simple punishment. An individual came to us with screenshots of pokes being sent in a Teamspeak channel that implicated a member of the community as saying that he had sex with another member. The pokes were sent by Strayyz, but changed to seem like they were actually coming from I'm Sad. After further investigation of the situation Strayyz was demoted due to his direct involvement. Regarding Phoenix_, we initially decided to demote him over the comment made with no intentions of banning him. It was only after his farewell thread in which he continued to insult the person who was being sexually harassed and then further comments in Teamspeak that he was banned. He chose to act as if there was nothing wrong with what was said and play it as if he was the victim in the matter. On top of this, he admitted that he was actively trying to get banned. While the comment may have been made months ago and it should have been handled then, it continued on to the present and there was a direct connection between I'm Sad's comments and all of the harassment that happened after. Manny has been banned due to a comment he made in the shoutbox towards the person who was being sexually harassed. The aforementioned comment was posted only a few days ago and was not the only thing that contributed to Manny's ban. He was banned previously in February because of general bad behavior and trolling and has continued to display a negative attitude towards the community since then. He was ultimately banned for this in addition to the recent sexual harassment issue. I'm Sad has been banned due to several cases of sexual harassment alongside being the reason for all of the previously mentioned cases. The victim came to us stating that they have received several screenshots involving sexual harassment despite leaving the community many months ago. While it has been said by multiple people that Sad wasn't actively participating in these cases of sexual harassment, he was in fact the original perpetrator. He chose to tell all of these people about his relationship with someone else and allowed them to continue poking fun at the situation to the point that it turned into sexual harassment. Allowing your friends to sexually harass someone based on information you give them does not make you an innocent person in this situation. His choice to allow it to continue and escalate without truly attempting to stop it or coming forward to a higher up contributed to his ban.
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    Good evening everyone, Today we have some fantastic promotions to announce! Please play this soundtrack in the background to go along with this exciting thread: . To start off these promotions, could we please get a round of applause for our newest Events Team members Poke and drippy! These two gentlemen have been bringing quite a lot of excitement to our community and we're excited to see them continue bringing hype into our community in their new role. *applause* Next on our list, some new Community Advisors! With SG moving swiftly with new projects we need a team of bright individuals with fresh ideas, and who better to add than Arctic and benzene! We've seen a lot of promise out of these two individuals as admins, and we're excited to see what they'll bring to the table as our newest CAs. *applause* With so many talented community advisors on the team, we'd also like to introduce a new Lead Advisor to the team to steer the CA ship in the right direction. It was a tough decision given the hard-working individuals already in the rank, but with this person's experience and skillset as a cool-headed leader, we're confident that they'll do well as LA. Kieran will be co-managing the CAs with Gentoo! *applause* Lastly, the moment you've all been waiting for. Our newest Internal Affairs member has been hard at work for months now spearheading multiple efforts within the community and proving himself to be a hard worker and critical thinker. Please welcome Trazz as your newest Internal Affairs member! *applause* Congratulations everyone! We're always looking to bring people onto our teams - take a look at our positions here.
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    Hello everyone, It's time to introduce our Member of the Month for December! The Member of the Month award is given to a member that has gone above and beyond in a particular month to better the community and deserves special recognition for the work and effort they've put in. We don't give this out often, so when we do you know that the person is most definitely deserving of it. The recipient of this award will receive the following badge on the forums: This person truly earned this award for the work they put in during the month of December. On top of his in-game activity, his forum activity has been phenomenal. He's given some strong input on a multitude of threads including map suggestions, rule discussions, and overall ideas for our servers. Plus, his Santa hat volunteer work was pretty cool. Please join me in congratulating @crazedkangaroo as the recipient of this esteemed award!
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    Hi friends, I have a few games that I don't plan on ever using and I'd like to give some of them away for y'all. Just like the post, and you'll be entered into the giveaway. You can only win one game. I'll be using random.org or whatever. I'll leave this up until Wednesday, Nov. 6th. I'll draw the winners then. List of games: 11-11 Memories Retold Call of Duty®: WWII + Bravery and Fear Endowment Pack Dead Island Definitive Gremlins, Inc. Hard Reset Redux Hidden Folks HITMAN™: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Plague Inc: Evolved Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI Sniper Elite Sniper Elite V2 SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising also thanks to clamor for donating a couple of his games
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    --->>>retro-host.net After weeks of tireless deliberation we have struck a deal with retro-host.net and I am proud to announce we are now officially partners. As part of this deal all of our members are able to enjoy 15% off of any server hosting by using the code STEAMGAMERS at checkout. Retro Host offers high performance game servers at a reasonable cost hosted out of Germany and Texas as well as other server types. This deal was brought to us by an outstanding SG member and fellow businessman who runs Retro Host when he's not here helping the community. I'd like you guys to give a round of applause to @patrick for working diligently to bring this idea to the table and helping cultivate this partnership.
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    Hello everyone, Please enjoy while you read this exciting thread. Today we'd like to announce Staff and Member of the Month awards for July. We've had an incredible playerbase who dedicated themselves to discussions and suggestions throughout the past month, and an extremely dedicated team of staff who've supported us in existing and new endeavors. A huge round of applause for those who've enjoyed our community and continue to do so while making SG a better place for everyone. That being said, let's launch into these month's awards. Let's start with Member of the Month! This person was incredibly helpful during our charity stream that happened to raise $1300 for COVID-19 relief. Along with dedicating his time to stream, he has been an over-all exemplary community member. The team expressed their excitement in seeing their passion for the community and the effort they have been putting in, and we'd like to recognize their contributions to SG! Please join me in congratulating @EricTheGamer for being Member of the Month for July! Next up is our Staff of the Month! We actually have two individuals this month who worked diligently. These gentlemen have put in a magnificent amount of work. This person has spent many countless and painstaking hours adding hundreds of maps to BHOP. He has been a massive help with our move to Discord and is always finding more ways to improve it. Not to mention his star-studded performance on the Modding Team. They've have done incredible work behind the scenes and is always participating in discussions. Their helpfulness and dedication deserves recognition for the month of July. And so, the higher-up team would like to recognize their effort with the Staff of the Month award! Please join me in congratulating @Noxstar for being Staff of the Month for July! Onto gentleman number two.. This person has been a longtime member of the community and definitely knows the ins and outs. He has been a massive help ever since he became a Community Advisor and he has even been busting ass on the Marketing Team shortly after joining. This gentleman is active in every single discussion and has an amazing work ethic. A lot of his work has been behind the scenes but you guys will be seeing it in fruition soon. Their helpfulness and dedication deserves recognition for the month of July. And so, the higher-up team would like to recognize their effort with the Staff of the Month award! Please join me in congratulating @ManiacJak for being Staff of the Month for July! Thank you everyone for continuing to make this place the fun community it is, and we're excited to see what efforts are shown in June. Once again, congratulations @EricTheGamer @Noxstar @ManiacJak !
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    Hello everyone, Today we're doing a joint announcement, as we've agreed upon a recipient for both the Staff and the Member of the Month awards for April. All of you members are doing great things, the debate for the winner this month had tons of names in the pool and it was tough deciding. We encourage you all to keep up the great work and truly appreciate the effort you guys put into the community. The staff portion was even tougher, you're all working so hard and we're at one of those points where all of our staff teams are flooded with plenty of qualified people, all busting their asses for this place. Again, we truly appreciate the work you guys put in, trust me when I tell you we recognize it. Now into these awards, starting with Member of the Month. This person has been very active recently, especially in the past month. Not only is their server activity great, on the forums they're constantly helping out by chiming in on suggestions, reporting bugs, and overall being very beneficial with their posts. We're all very pleased, not only with the effort this person has been putting in, but with the consistency they've shown. There's not much else to say besides the fact that this person is a fantastic member. Congratulations to @EpicFP for being Member of the Month for April! Next up is our Staff of the Month! The fact that this person has gone above and beyond is undeniable and extremely evident. Their impact on our servers has been immensely helpful. Their activity, input on discussions and constant events has helped our Zombie Escape server out in drastic times. The passion and dedication they've shown for moving this place forward has caught everyone's eye as they've been relentless in their pursuit to assist in any way possible. This person has not only been a great staff member, but also a great community member. Congratulations to @Bright for being Staff of the Month for April! Once again, thank you to everyone for contributing to this community's continued prosperity, staff member or not. While we're publicly recognizing these two people, there are tons of you who help out here daily and we are insanely grateful for each and every action taken to better this place. Thank you all. Please join me in congratulating these two!
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    Even if this gets moved to spam central it doesn’t rlly matter to me. As u can prolly clearly tell, I’ve stepped down, and my reasoning is a fucking giant loss of interest in gaming, I’ve got school, and I’m trynna focus on swimming cus I’m close to potentially becoming a national swimmer in the 100 yard breaststroke. I just wanted to say thank you everyone here, whether I liked you or not, for making it such an interesting experience. I’m on my phone rn so I’m not gonna do mentions but I think those of you who I would mention know who you are, you guys r the ones who rlly made it great in my time here. SG definitely won’t be a place that I forget, I’ve made such great memories here. I might still occasionally go onto the forums and possibly teamspeak but you won’t see me on the servers I don’t think, unless it’s bhop maybe. Well, good luck to everyone and thanks. Quick edit: thanks to all the higher ups for giving me a shot at getting all the way up to ca here, appreciate it
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    Hello everybody, I'm happy to announce two promotions to our Technical Team! First, we have former BD and TA TheVirus who is returning to his role as Technical Administrator! Lastly, we have xJamesBond who is moving up to Junior Technical Administrator. Please join me in congratulating @TheVirus and @xJamesBond to their new roles!
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    Light7 (or just Light) has been permanently banned. Not only does he have 4 bans prior to his recent unban, he also earned himself another infraction on top of those recently, which has also gone on his record. Additionally, he expressed his interest in another community in Shoutbox.. ..so we sent him back.
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    Kayden has been banned for a week for posting a lewd picture containing lolis.
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    Yooooo, we're back. These promotions are pretty exciting, if I do say so myself. First up, we have a couple new dudes joining us on the Marketing Team! Both of these people have shown promising abilities that we believe will be effective in pushing our community forward. Additionally, both have done extremely well in their current positions here. Tyymunk and Greggy G are our newest additions to this team! We have a new Community Advisor joining us! This guy has been here in a higher-up position before and he's now returning to help out again. His work previously left us with complete faith in his ability to perform in a position like this, so promoting him was an easy choice. Ned is returning to our ranks! Next up, we're promoting a second Administrative Manager! This person is currently one of our most senior server managers and has displayed skills that will undoubtedly lead the Administrative Team in the right direction. Greggy G will be holding this position alongside Cept! Lastly, we're introducing a new rank. The Internal Affairs team hasn't had a manager as of yet. To increase the efficiency of the team and oversee its members, we've decided to introduce one. Our Internal Affairs Manager will oversee the team as any other manager does and will help us decide on promotions and handle any demotions. Additionally, they'll work to lead the discussions the team has and will be in charge of making sure all complaints, disputes, etc. are handled. The person we've chosen to hold this new rank is a longtime community member and has shown his abilities as a higher-up both in the past and now. His work in his current manager spot and on the IA team recently have stood out tremendously and we have the utmost confidence in his ability to take on this new responsibility. BoM will now lead this team! Congratulations everyone!
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    Hello everyone, The new year has just started and we have a whole bunch of exciting promotions to announce! First, we have a couple new members of the Events Team! Our newest additions will be Takuto and Kopsta! Their new responsibilities will include: Organize, plan, and run events Manage/Promote special events on our servers Manage and monitor gaming tournaments (ie. SGSL) Make sure servers are ready for all special events Schedule events to fill servers in need via the steam community Work with the Administrative Team to create events that cater to community interests Next up, we have some new Community Advisors! These three are both great administrators and community members and have clearly shown that they are ready to move up. We're very happy to be promoting Alex, Infinityward and Poke up to their new positions! Their new responsibilities will include: Work with the higher staff on implementing important decisions and projects Handling player complaints and issuing bans Moderation of the forum Give awards to members on request Send group invitations to members on request Post in-game server problems on the forum Help in any way to make the servers fun Handle reported posts on the forum Continuing down the line, we're bringing up a couple new members of the Internal Affairs team! These two people have done great work in the roles they've been in and have shown that they are ready to take on this new position. John and Greggy G will be the newest additions to the team! Their new responsibilities will include: Handling and resolving admin complaints, player complaints and ban appeals Handling admin disputes as they arise Participating in promotion discussions Participating in hosting CA+ admin training and assisting with creating training materials. Managing member of the month/staff of the month nominations and awards Next up, we're promoting someone to the position of Modding Manager! This person has been doing an immense amount of work as a member of the Modding Team and has shown that they are ready to take this position. Please congratulate Infinityward on his promotion to this position. His responsibilities will remain the same, with the addition of managing the Modding Team. Lastly, we're finally bringing someone up to the Administrative Manager role! This person is one of our longest standing members of the Administrative Team and has done an immense amount of work during his time in his position. We're very pleased to announce Cept For Her as the new incumbent of this position! His responsibilities will remain the same, with the addition of managing the Administrative Team. Please join me in congratulating all of these people on their new positions! Happy New Year!
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