It's been almost a month since I stepped into this role and it's been an interesting experience so far. As I feel mostly settled in now, I find that I am growing increasingly jealous of the reports that get posted with nice header and separator images, or my fellow DC members that have images in the rolling news banner at the top of the news page. Anyone interested in crafting some images for me to use to spruce up my reports should email me to discuss what I'm looking for. Something appropriately shiny will be awarded to exchange for said images.
On another topic completely, is there anything in particular you would like to see from the MAA reports? I know this is a fairly open-ended question (which a part of me wonders if I'll be dreading before too long), but I'm curious. Thus far I have avoided doing any fiction in my reports. Would you like to see a fiction section added to the MAA report, or not? Is there any other kind of information you'd like to see added to the reports? Comment below and let me know.
I've decided to open applications for Magistrate to the Master at Arms. Applicants should hold the rank of Guardian or higher. This is going to be very much a learning position. You'll be asked to learn a lot about the various guidelines and requirements around the different promotions and awards that can be given out. You will need to be able to follow instructions, to follow through, and to accept criticism and adjust your actions accordingly. And most importantly, you need to be fair and open minding when dealing with the members of this club.
If this is an opportunity you'd like to pursue, send your application to myself and Howlader and convince me you're the right person for this position. Applications should have 'M:MAA Application' as the subject line.
We have updated the fiction guidelines on the Promotion Requirements page to use word counts instead of page counts. Given that nearly all of the fiction competitions run in the DB these days operate on word counts, it's probably overdue for us to update details like this. As has also been pointed out by our Voice, there are not any fiction tasks in those guidelines for promotions prior to Guardian. We have some revised guidelines that I need to review, and that should be remedied by my next report
Last week I mentioned how the rank of Dark Jedi Knight is often viewed as the 'you have arrived' rank. Over the past week we have seen three members elevated to that rank: Miranda Goto, Teia Coran, and Anigrel. We also saw an Equite promotion this week, with Uji being promoted to Obelisk Templar. Congratulations!
Just before posting this report, I sent out all of the AWOL warning emails for those that have not logged into the site in the last 30 days. Recipients of those emails have a week to log into the site or they will be moved to the Rogues as we prepare for the final chapter of the Dark Crusade.
Summit leaders can send a request to me explaining why they would like to have specific members not sent to the Rogue list. At present the only acceptable reasons I can think of are:
I ran a quick check through most of the people that were sent the email in order to determine the benefit of updating the AWOL warning code to include items 1 and 2 in the calculations, but did not find anyone in those situations. (That's not to say no one is, just that I didn't see anyone in during this admittedly quick check.) But if item 1 or 2 applies to one of your members, let me know.
If item 3 or 4 applies, please either supply an IRC log showing that member's activity or forward an email from that member to the Clan/House mailing list.
Or, just to reiterate the point again, ask your members to log into the site every now and then and avoid this whole mess.
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