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 counter-productive.
As of today, the Sovereignty Divisioning System is suspended. We will no longer have Universal Supremacies, Galactic States, or Planetary Commonwealths. Earthbound Civilizations and Research and Development are pending review of usefulness.
I will work on making all of the changes to the forums when I wake up. Hopefully I will make the forums easier to use, and we will have a surge of posts after my changes are complete.