Most of you, by the time you see this message, will have already noticed that I have drastically changed the format of TeamSpeak 3. Previously, we had 65 channels in TeamSpeak 3. This is more than a six-to-one ratio of channels to average number of active members on TeamSpeak 3 at a time. Today, I have brought that ratio down to four-to-one with 40 channels. I may further decrease the number of channels this coming week.
It does not reflect well on the server when a user joins only to require scrolling down to see who is online, and furthermore be daunted by the number of channels in the TeamSpeak.
Similarly with the forums, their greatest problem is complexity. We simply have too many forums with too many places for things to possibly go, leading people to not post on the forums at all.
Now, I have always been a strong advocate of looking to the stars—of representing the organization we want to be with our channels and with our forums. Sadly, this has been greatly...
Congratulations to our new Supercluster Commodores!
The anonymous voting system, though successful, showed no real difference to normal voting, so we will probably go back to normal voting next year. Next elections are on January 1st, unless we get little to no new recruits, in which case the Supercluster Council will be disbanded.
I have also put a cap on the number of Galactic Commanders equal to 2.5x the Supercluster Council, rounded to the nearest division of three, making the current cap 9. Galactic Commanders should either be running a sovereignty or be actively moderating. Right now we have a total of 9, but I need to give it back to chopstick and Areo because they had duplicates and I just removed all of their accounts.
Also, please make sure that you and your friends are on the Roster:
I hope everyone celebrated a good birthday weekend from |UGA|. As you can read on our wiki, |UGA|'s birthday was actually on Thursday, but according to Steam it was Friday. I'm actually somewhat sad that I didn't get a Villages and Pirates game going, or another game that the entire community can participate in.
As many of you know, we have a new ARK server! After @Chariotman was nice enough to give us a month of his ARK server (and get us all hooked!), I've restored our world onto my world. You can see all of our servers on GameTracker:
I am currently trying to restore the old Minecraft server and worlds to our current Minecraft server. For this, I had to start cleaning up our gaming server and delete unused content. We will be bringing down the Villages and Pirates Garry's Mod server because of this soon.
Meeting is for GC's and SC's taking place July 24th and 25th 2015 8 pm eastern. I believe it is in our best intrests to regularaly have meetings every weekend to make sure things are running as effiecently and smoothly as possible. This will be a chance for everyone to address issues with the rest of the staff so please attend and use it as an opportunity to voice complaints and ideas to further the community.
The one day bans on Shiryu and TechPanda were unjust.
Not because they did nothing wrong. Rather, both had transgressed in their respective instances enough to warrant a ban. However, the length of punishment was chosen without due process, going immediately to a one-day ban without anything intermittent.
The punishment order for a single night is as follows:
First transgression: Warning or kick the member to cease and desist.
If the member belongs to the group of the present sovereignty leader:
5 minute ban for small transgressions, such as a direct, blatant insult, i.e. racial pejoratives, sexist pejoratives, IRL references.
60 minute ban for a serious transgression but not one that would require an inquiry, i.e. minor trolling or griefing.
If the member does not belong to the group of the present sovereignty leader:
Warning the user that re-entering the channel will result in an immediate...
There has been some confusion over what qualifies as spam and what punishments it entails.
Spam is the repetition of unwanted text, imagery, sound, or actions.
Sending an overwhelming amount of text messages is spam.
Sending repetitive unwanted imagery.
Playing unwanted repetitive sounds over the mic.
Switching channels multiple times in TeamSpeak.
Based on these criteria, internet shock sites qualify as spam. Sending of them in TeamSpeak or any other |UGA| medium will not be tolerated.
As many of you know, Planetary Ensigns must be in TeamSpeak for 30 days with moderate activity, and have a forum account to be promoted to System Lieutenant. I am currently working on cleaning the System Lieutenants list from users who are not registered on the forums. However, this runs into a logistical issue.
How do we keep track of which users have a forum account?
The best way to do this would be to set a user's description field to the URL of his/her forum...
I need individual sovereignty leaders to start adding members to the Roster because it's not something that I can do alone.
Here's how to do it:
Log into the forums (you are).
If your forum account name is the PERMANENT name you want used in |UGA|, you can edit the Roster. If your forum name is not the name that you are called by or known as in TeamSpeak. PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THE WIKI. Ask me to change your username on the forums.