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...
Also, I am promoting two people on the Magnets and Waffles server:
SkyrimShuffle - Trial to Moderator
Johnathan - Trial to Moderator
I always reward effort and it is the fault of my own laziness and excuses that I didn't log into SourceBans and promote Skyrim two weeks ago, but after my motherboard completely failed, I realize that I need to get back to working on the servers in any way I can before I get my computer fixed.
I also know that Skyrim will display getting promoted over Jonathan, but both of them have done a good job of populating the server, and are both individuals I want on the admin team going forward as Magnets and Waffles fills up to 20 people with no admins online.
This is a summary of the two meetings that were held last night, for those of you who did not attend or could not make it.
Revamp of Ranking Systems, Promotions and Demotions.
Jiya Re (Freiturnier) was promoted from Galactic Commander to SuperCluster Commodore.
L.G.Dynamo (Dejha Seo) was promoted from Galactic Commander to SuperCluster Commodore.
Rezin was promoted from Galactic Commander to SuperCluster Commodore.
Space Ace was promoted from Galactic Commander to SuperCluster Commodore.
The Galactic Command Center (The Galactic Commanders) were all temporarily demoted, until they apply via the forums. The only exception is SuperND, who kept his Galactic Commander.
Current State of the "Constitution"
The Constitution is honestly in Shambles and Ignored at this point, so once the Galactic Commanders apply, the Super-Clusters and Galactic-Commanders will come together to make a more concise set of rules and guidelines.
I'm proud to announce our Christmas promotions (a little early)!
chopstick has been promoted to supermod.
squireboy has been promoted to moderator.
Happy Carrots has been promoted to moderator.
Hockeyjonchamp15 has been promoted to moderator.
SkyrimShuffle has been approved to trial.
Chariotman has been promoted to trial.
You can now post Admin Abuse Reports that will only be visible to me, Rezin, and chopstick here:
Also, I added two commands to the server that allow me to fix users who have had their time blanked due to the regular script. I have fixed SkyrimShufffle, Chariotman, and The Dog's time. If you also lost hours, please talk to me.
Hello to all |UGA| members! New and old, guests and members.
As you may know, last weekend I finished a revamp of TeamSpeak that was intended to remove the channel bloat that came from extreme scope creep. We had 100 channels and less than 20 active members. I have flagged 15 channels for deletion, and after deleting the Phantasy Star Online 2, Lost Saga, League of Legends, and Dota 2 channels, we are down to 65 channels in TeamSpeak.
We now have 4 Supremacy groups, 10 States, and 10 Commonwealth channels. Based on the input of both Jiya Re and hero respectively, we have made the States channels specific to individual games until they can be promoted to Supremacies, and Commonwealths are generic game channels.
We only have one AFK channel, I have brought back The Quiet Channel, and we have a new policy for file transfers. I will change the permissions of TeamSpeak so that you can only upload files to a single channel. This way, I don't have to clean up the FTP directory for...
Pat and I are discussing a site wide currency system. This would work to implement raffles and ingame purchases. The way this would work is extremely simple. The more you read, reply to, and create threads, you get money.
Money which is only usable with UGA content. This money can go to buying raffle tickets for monthly or weekly game drawings. You will be able to purchase ingame items for things like Magnets and Waffles. In Minecraft, you would be able to purchase custom templates for your structures, bonus exp drop and much more.
Hello, and welcome to the forums everyone! After six years, the Universal Gaming Alliance finally has forums.
With the creation of the forums, I have promoted Hero and Silent to Galactic Commanders. I am now giving the Galactic Commanders one month to prove that they are actively trying to promote for the cause of the |UGA|. Galactic Commanders who do not show they are at least attempting to recruit by the end of the month will lose their position.