Gator

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  1. You're lucky I have to work during this.
  2. 1/15/2020 Changed Senior Administrator to CS:GO Administrator Updated 'Whos Online' widget with CS:GO, Squad, and Rust Administrator roles.
  3. Correct. We'll be setting this up over the next day or two. Yup. However, everyone who was JA will still need to wait until they reach 3 months of admin and submit what was the "SA Promotion" form in order to received the extra permissions that came with SA.
  4. Hello everyone, As I mentioned in a reply a few days ago regarding changes in the admin application process, the Board has been busy discussing some changes to the community. Since our inception, Steam-Gamers has been a Counter Strike community. We've dabbled into some other games, but overall, Counter Strike has been our home. Because of this, our community has been built around being a Counter Strike community and that is reflected through our rules, policies, and rank structure. Within the past year, we've expanded from being just a Counter Strike community and have brought in TF2, Squad, and most recently, Rust. As we've expanded into these new games and look forward to expanding into more, we've found that the way we have some things setup and the way we do some things doesn't always translate between games. In order for us to fix this and adapt, we have to make some changes. The first change we made was to the admin application voting process. This of course isn't it's final form and will be tweaked as we discuss more and see how this change does. The second change is to discontinue the Junior Admin rank. The difference between JA and SA has always been very limited, revolving mostly around a select few "fun" commands for CSGO admins that were changed internally on the sourcebans side anyways. As Rust and Squad do not have any differentiating commands and simply only need one admin rank it is sensible that we revert back to only having one admin rank. In this way, we can make the function of the Server Admin rank virtually the same no matter if they are a CSGO, Rust, or Squad admin. We will still reserve the select fun commands for CSGO admins who have been around for 3+ months, we just don't need a rank to do so. This is in part to help us manage the community as it grows and in part to make the community more easily accessible and understandable to new people looking to get involved.
  5. You don't have to worry about getting a future position anymore, so that won't be a problem.
  6. Unfortunately some who do make solid input in votes will be "punished". Restricting to a case-by-case basis isn't a feasible option as there isn't a fair way of making a criteria to determine who would get it and you'll have members who feel they should be included but aren't. Doing a blanket change is the most fair way of implementing this change. Why would they? Team Managers don't have authority in our admin structure. To quote another Board member from when we were discussing this, "it's like the supervisor of the bakery department determining the inventory for the meat department". As I mentioned in my reply to deli about this, having a whitelist of people who can vote and aren't CA+ wouldn't be fair as it'd just be personal opinions on who would be eligible. If we favored just supports/reapplies from CA+ anyway, it'd pretty much be this system anyway. This is a great example of making a judgement without the facts. We're not just changing who can vote and calling it a day. We're well aware of how many CA+ vote and how much they play/what servers they play. We've communicated our expectations to the CA+. Again, we've communicated our expectations. With ~30 CA+, there shouldn't be apps that receive 3-5 replies. If that happens, we'll notice and it'll be fixed. This has been long discussed. It was just a coincidence that Rust and Squad had a similar process to this beforehand. As I've mentioned above, we've made server activity expectations clear. We're well aware that this system wouldn't be effective if changes weren't made to CA+ server activity. If there is something that we absolutely must know, it can always be PM'd to an IA or BD. I'm also curious what you would consider "something serious can fly over your heads" as I can guarantee we research each applicant enough before approving an app to know if there is something serious. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - While I expected some people to be unhappy, I wasn't expecting so many, so I should have mentioned in the OP that this is the first step towards some further changes that are still be discussed. As those changes are finalized and pushed out, it'll be clear why we've decided to move towards this voting system.
  7. Hello everyone, After some discussions, the Board has decided to change the way voting on admin applications works. Previously voting was public and anyone could vote. In this new change, only CAs and SMs can vote. Applications and votes will still remain public. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment here.
  8. 1/9/2020 Admin applications for Squad and Rust are now found under the Admin Applications forum. Admin application forum has been organized into subforums for each game.
  9. 12/16/2020 Updated map suggestions/removals to show if it is a add, remove, or fix request in the post title. Suggested by @urpalerp here. Added a "Forum Rules" link to the Important Links section in the footer at the bottom of the page. Suggested by @20 scrolls here.
  10. 12/13/2020 Christmas theme released. Thanks to @crazedkangaroo @BoM @fantastic for their help!
  11. 9/3/20 Moved "Politics" subforum to under "News". Moved "Forum Mods" subforum to under "Suggestions Box". Moved "Donations Tracker" subforum to under "Announcements".
  12. 9/2/20 Separated "Team Fortress 2" and "Discord" into their own forums. Renamed "Servers" subforum to "Counter Strike: Global Offensive".
  13. Greggy G has been permanently banned for refusing to wear a mask while on discord.