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    2. Passing The Torch - New Event Coordinator Team Leader

      Hi everyone. As you already may have seen, Serenity has stepped down from his position as Event Coordinator Team Leader. Because of this, I would like to announce that @BlazingArson will be stepping up into his position as being the new Team Leader for all Event Coordinators. They show great leadership abilities and we believe Arson will lead this team to the best of their ability. Please join me to welcome them into this leadership position!       I would like to show appreciation and thank @Serenity for what he has done as leadership for the EC Team. The Queen will never be forgotten. 💗  

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    3. Community Representative Results

      Hello!   I am happy to announce that Community Representative voting has concluded. I am very happy with the participation in this election. We had 238 unique voters with 415 total votes cast! The results are as follows:   @Infra takes home 100 votes and is elected to the [email protected] narrowly edges out Shuruia with 89 votes and is elected for a second [email protected] received 88 votes. (Furry) @Alexis received 42 [email protected] received 41 [email protected] Alexis received 32 [email protected]_ received 23 votes.   @Infra and @Salad's Community Representative term shall begin today, May 8, and will end on November 8, 2021.   Additionally, to reward those who participated in the election, the following people who voted have randomly been selected to win VIP:   @AnimeKiller- 1 Month [email protected] - 1 Month [email protected] 1 Month [email protected] A steam key for the game "A Way To Be Dead."   Message me with the following information to claim your prize:   VIP:  - Your profile link  - Your Steam ID 32 and Steam ID 64 (BOTH OF THEM, steamid.io)   Grandayen:  - Just message me to receive the key, no further information required    If the winners fail to message me within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected from among the people who voted.

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    4. Community Representative Elections for April 2021 - Voting

      Hello!   The community representative applicants have completed their campaign posts, which means that we can begin voting! While council gave the OK for all 10 applicants, unfortunately, 3 of them decided to drop out due to various reasons, such as school, personal issues, etc. Voting will last for two weeks (until May 8th) and we hope to get the new CRs in council on that same day.   These are the rules to vote.   You must be a Member or above Your account must be at least 2 months old. You may cast 2 votes. Each vote must go to a different person. Once you have cast a vote, you cannot remove the vote and recast it for a different person. If you're a candidate you may vote (even for yourself), but please remember to act with integrity throughout the process.     You can vote here.   Thank you and good luck to all!

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    5. GFL Newsletter - February and March 2021

      Hello and welcome to the combined February and March newsletter. The foreword is going to be rather short this time around, to introduce myself I'm the new co-TL for the Public Relations team @flamie Alexis uwu! A new addition to the newsletter is that we will be making a list of all promotions for the months prior to the newsletter.   For this month we have hidden a single Easter egg within the newsletter. Be the first to find it and either message @flamie Alexis (Alexis#9876) or @Salad (Salad#6564) to claim your prize! This section will be updated once there is a winner. Good luck uwu! UPDATE: @ChubbyLucky has found the Easter egg and has won 1 month of VIP!     - @Dragoon   Recently, @Bue. decided to step down from her Position as Rust Division Leader. Some of you may have known Bue for her consistent amount of activity in the GFL community. However, after her resignation, a replacement for her position had to be found. So, with that in mind,  we’d like to give an official welcome to @Hatehim222 as our new Rust Division Leader! With previous experience as a Server Manager for Rust, he’ll be sure to make good choices regarding the future of GFL’s Rust Division. Of course, that won’t undermine Bue’s contributions to the Community. Be sure to give them both a (Virtual) pat on the shoulder for what they’ve done, and for what’s to come.   - @AMP   We are excited to announce the opening of our very own Affiliate Streamer Program for GFL! This is aimed to provide greater incentives to those who wish to stream on any GFL server playing any GFL-supported gametype. Among many perks is a monthly VIP status, alongside an elevated Affiliated Streamer role for the main GFL Discord server.   We’ve already accepted our first Affiliated Streamer, in fact; congrats to @Benowy! His Twitch channel can be found here.   If you want to see a list of all affiliated streamers, click here. If you want to view the full list of perks within this program or wish to apply, click here.     - @AMP   In October 2020, it had been announced that GFL was setting up an expansion of servers into Europe. However, as of now, said expansion has yet to find a suitable state of release for server divisions to implement, and we apologize for this. The full situation is quite nuanced and technical; if you wish to see a full explanation from @Roy, you can click here --otherwise, you can read a run-down of it below.   What’s Happening:   The problem centers around the BGP session of the UK POP not appearing successfully--an issue stemming from the hosting provider, who has been very busy In short, the BGP announces IP blocks; without either of these functioning, the server traffic would end up being viewed as “spoofed” and drop the packets, as both need to operate on the same switch the UK server tower is connected to   A Temporary Solution - Unimplementable:   Prior to about a month ago, our hosting provider had rather strict policies on packets using an IPIP Protocol--the very same type used by Roy’s IPIPDirect program for our servers To try and work around the above problem, outbound traffic could simply be sent to the nearest POP from the server machine; however, there are some downsides to this solution inherent to it (the full list can be read in Roy’s full explanation). However, this temporary solution cannot be implemented yet; the simple explanation is that wonky filters are being created by upstreams that are being based off of both the inner IP header’s source and destination IP addresses   Minor Changes to IP/ASN Listing Program:   The lists to update are randomized when scanning the lists/ directory Added a max lists option to cap how many lists can be updated per interval Added the option to not write up a list if any ASN lookup within that list fails   Again, we apologize for the wait. As soon as Roy gets the solution implemented, he’ll be making a global announcement, so keep an eye out! Once the announcement is made, the server divisions will be able to decide what kinds of updates their servers will receive.   - @AMP   In consideration of multiple different factors, including amount of usage, amount of moderation and maintenance requirements, the staff attending the March council meeting had decided it would be best to retire the Teamspeak 3 server. As of March 27, this plan became reality; the server was officially and forever shut down. To those who had enjoyed the server and everything it offered, thank you.     - @Dragoon Last October, we had 2 Community Representatives (CR’s) selected. Those two are @Salad and @Liloz01. In the link provided above, you can read about how the CR Rank works and about what they do. If you would like to read more about how our first CR Election went, you can read about it here.       Teams and Staff: @Infra - Discord Technical Administrator and CS:GO Surf Timer Discord Moderator @flamie Alexis - TF2 Technical Administrator and PR Team Leader   @NokiaSaikou - GMod HNS Discord Moderator @Musicality - GMod HNS Discord Moderator @PopcornGoesPopping - GMod HNS Discord Moderator @FrankAL - GMod HNS Discord Moderator @Brotherwolf - GMod HNS Discord Moderator   @Berg - CS:GO Surf Timer Discord Moderator @Bendy - CS:GO Surf Timer Discord Moderator   TF2: @Pokefan - TF2 Hightower 2 Full Admin @Jazz - TF2 Hightower 2 Full Admin @Soggy - TF2 Hightower 2 Full Admin @scuba - TF2 Hightower 2 Full Admin   @Brock_  - TF2 MGE Full Admin   @Mooinstor - TF2 Hightower Trial Admin   @StupidWizard - TF2 2fort 2 Trial Admin @Grumpai - TF2 2fort 2 Trial Admin   GMod: @Agent L the Octoling - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @Plaid Daddy - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @chokingly - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @zurenea - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @Random Noise - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @Solkythe Hearthfire - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @K1P_ - GMod TTT Anarchy Operator @Red Five - GMod TTT Anarchy Full Admin   @Jeebus - GMod TTT Vanilla Trial Admin @AlphaOwl - GMod TTT Vanilla Trial Admin @Blastoise - GMod TTT Vanilla Full Admin @.alm0st - GMod TTT Vanilla Full Admin @DoctorMoon - GMod TTT Vanilla Full Admin @olliemas - GMod TTT Vanilla Senior Admin   @Daddy Kaiden - GMod TTT MC Trial Admin @Royal - GMod TTT MC Trial Admin @NOT Karkles - GMod TTT MC Full Admin   @KeiraJJ - GMod TTT Rotation Senior Admin   @Drayyen - GMod CWRP Gamemaster @Crossalis - GMod CWRP Gamemaster @MrBallistic22 - GMod CWRP Gamemaster @LiquorLevi - GMod CWRP Gamemaster @Raamin - GMod CWRP Admin @TheRealJokester - GMod CWRP Admin   CS:GO: @Brandick - CS:GO Surf Timer Trial Admin @Ancliz - CS:GO Surf Timer Full Admin @ApeXe - CS:GO Surf Timer Full Admin @Fuzzy Focus - CS:GO Surf Timer Full Admin   @Ravioli Ravioli - CS:GO ZE Full Admin   Rust: @Hatehim222 - Rust Division Leader @PetrThaGr8 - Rust x10 Server Manager, Rust Discord Moderator @GunMaster008 - Rust x10 Chat Moderator @kcxtreme GFL - Rust x10 Chat Moderator @iStilly - Rust x10 Junior Admin @Baconator - Rust x10 Full Admin     CS:S: @byhon - CS:S Multi-Server Admin

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    6. Community Representative Elections for April 2021

      Hello!   We are nearing the end of the current set of Community Representatives' terms, which means it is time to begin the next election cycle! Since the last cycle was a bit drawn out, we'd like to have voting concluded and the winners promoted by May 8th. As a quick refresher to the unacquainted, a Community Representative is a member of the Council who is not a high-level staff member. Even non-staff members, such as VIPs/Members can be elected. The purpose of the Community Representative role is to guarantee to the community gets a say in GFL Council decisions.Community Representatives are elected for a term of 6 months and may serve up to two consecutive terms. The current community representatives are @Liloz01 and @Salad, they will lose their seat in council shortly after the election has concluded. In order to become one of the two CRs, you must win a spot in the upcoming election. The election is public and members of the community will get to vote. To be considered, you must fulfill a few requirements: You must be a member or above. You must not have any outstanding punishments. Controversial individuals or individuals with an extensive punishment history may also be excluded from running at the option of the current council. You must get at least two current Council members to sponsor your application. Please do not apply if you do not intend to serve the entirety of the 6 month term.   The following are not required, but are strongly recommended: Be well known throughout GFL. Having been present for a long time, having a high amount of Forum / Discord activity, and generally being helpful to new users are generally great ways to accomplish this. Be prepared to deal with drama. There is always plenty! Try to have sufficient free time to attend council meetings.   For purposes of obtaining a sponsorship, the current council consists of the following members: @Nick @FrenZy @Aurora @Ben @Pyros @Liloz01 @Salad If you do not get sponsored, there is always a next time. Please do not beg or bother if the answer is no.   The current community representatives may not sponsor themselves should they wish to run again.   Once you have obtained your sponsor, you can submit an application using this Google Form. You will receive an email from Google containing your responses indicating that we have received your application. Council will then review applications. If Council approves your application, you will be allowed to participate in the election and you will be contacted by a member of the council containing directions for the second stage of the application process. Applications should be submitted by April 14th and the election will begin shortly thereafter.   Thanks

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    7. The Death of Teamspeak 3

      Hello!   At today's council meeting (details: https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/64212-council-meeting-summaries/?do=findComment&comment=336322), we decided that it was finally time to retire our Teamspeak 3 server. The server does not see a lot of use, isn't really subject to much moderation or attention, and is more of a maintenance burden than anything else. With our recent efforts to once again move our infrastructure to Kubernetes, we have decided that it is no longer worth maintaining.   Teamspeak 3 will remain up until the 27th of March to give users time to retrieve any files or channel description contents that they may wish to keep.  

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    8. New Rust Division Leader - Hatehim222

      Hello everyone. I come bearing bittersweet news. @Bue. has chosen to step down from her duties as Division Leader for Rust, a position which she has held since December of last year. You can read more about her stepping down here.   Moving on -- after some consideration on my part as well as discussions between me, Bue and @Hatehim222, I have ultimately decided to promote @Hatehim222 in her stead. I feel good about his mindset, and that's one of the many reasons why I have no doubt he'll do a good job as the new Rust DL.    Please take a moment to join me and congratulate the newcomer, as well as thanking Bue for all of the time she spent for the betterment of the Rust division. Working with her was always a pleasure. 

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