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    Ralsei

    A change in our direction

     

    A few of you might have noticed that the Council role was removed. This is the result of some internal changes that occurred earlier today. It has become clear to us that we have become increasingly focused on our teams and the council rather than the servers. We have decided this combined with the drama caused by it does not serve our mission of providing a high quality gaming experience to our players, so we have decided that it would be best if we cut down and simplified. We believe that in order to best accomplish this, we needed to remove council. We also have a few other changes to the structure of teams that will be dropping after appropriate internal discussion has taking place. The specifics are TBD and TBA, though we hope to simplify the structure significantly. The last thing we have changed internally so far is trusted. We have removed some members of trusted who we felt were not very active or otherwise didn't really fit with the team. Trusted will now be chosen by directors from members who are interested in helping GFL move forward. We're looking for people that we can trust, give constructive feedback, and active within the community. There will not be any applications for this role however.

     

    I would however like to take a moment and thank the following individuals for their time and dedication:

     

    @Worgee

    @Joel

    @Kite9867

    @VirusKing

     

    Kite9867 will be staying as co-leader of moderation along with Benroy. I am uncertain of the plans of the other three.

     

    Promotions

     

    Speaking of @Ben Roy, I'd like everybody to welcome him to Director. He has remained dedicated to GFL for a long time now and has done some excellent work with discord. We hope he continues his good work as director!

     

    Transparency

     

    In addition to the other changes we have acted on, we would like to work on improving transparency. I would like to advocate that all staff begin using trello again so that we can communicate the current projects that are being worked on to the public.

     

    Currently we only really have a trello for the directors, which has not been updated for quite some time, but I am going to push for this to change soon.

     

    Directors: https://trello.com/b/890AW0QM/team-directors

     

    Do take into consideration that some things will naturally be kept private regardless.

     

    Concerning Team Members

     

    This bit really only concerns team members, but in interest of transparency, I'm going to write this here rather than make another post. We have decided to remove Team Members from the staff discord. So you have not been kicked in error. Communication will be done through the public discord and the PR discord.

    You can join the public discord by clicking this link: https://discord.gg/qqpM47e

     

    If you are a team member and need a link to the PR discord, message me for an invite. As of now, nobody has been demoted from teams nor has any team been dissolved.

     

    Conclusion

     

    If you have questions, comments, or concerns. please comment on this thread. I will be doing my best to address concerns and questions as they arise. However, we would like to avoid arguments or fights, so please do not do that.

     

    Thanks!

     

     

     

     

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    Just now, Epic From Epic Games said:

    Wheres purge in this article? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........................

    Get click baited nerd.

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    1 minute ago, CrusherFTW said:

    demoted to Gmod Division leader Good luck now :)

    demoted to council

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    It’s been an  honour to help GFL as a council member, I know my time was short as a council member. This has brought me some insite to the community and taught me a lot about myself and GFL and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have become a council member. So thank you.

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    Shortest lived changes ever.

     

    but tbh why is ben roy like the most sensible promotion ever?

    Edited by Eli

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    I must admit, that I am a bit concerned about how this was handled. It seemed very rushed, and I honestly find it shameful how people were demoted (Note: Members of Trusted and, of course, Council were demoted.). These changes came very suddenly out of nothing, and I do believe that we, as a community, at least deserves a heads-up before such things happen. I am happy that you will focus more on transparency since I believe this would have heavily helped executing these changes.

     

    I don't like how we have kicked teams from the internal, now staff, Discord since I believe it is important to keep communication easy and in one place. As a result of this, the development team now have two channels in the public Discord which I find very hard to keep track of. The only reason I have heard for this kick is so Directors can more easily communicate which I find counter-intuitive.

     

    It was awesome to see the Board come together and get something done, and I hope we will see more of that in the future (though more documented :P). For now I wish you good luck.

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    Just now, Nick said:

    out of nothing

    Definitely not out of nothing. This is whats called DMG Control and it was done well

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    Just now, Eli said:

    Definitely not out of nothing. This is whats called DMG Control and it was done well

    Please elaborate.

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    Just now, Nick said:

    Please elaborate.

    The whole team merger debacle. It was a mess and frankly, in my opinion, the council didn't handle it very well. People were unhappy with the changes and this is them making an honest effort to try and shift focus towards something that the community is actually about (games), and will actually affect the most amount of people, rather than dumb internal changes and affect a very small amount of people.

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    @Nick I can understand that. It was rush but honestly I think it's worth it. Especially with all the stupid shit and drama stirring around. Kinda glad that this went through even though it wasn't planned or discussed to us.

    Edited by Kite9867
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    1 minute ago, Eli said:

    The whole team merger debacle. It was a mess and frankly, in my opinion, the council didn't handle it very well. People were unhappy with the changes and this is them making an honest effort to try and shift focus towards something that the community is actually about (games), and will actually affect the most amount of people, rather than dumb internal changes and affect a very small amount of people.

    This doesn't change the fact that the changes came out of nowhere. We had been discussing internally, and at no point did the Directors indicate something was going to happen about "hierarchy issues". No matter how welcome changes are, I still expect the to be documented. You can have very good intentions with your idea, but not realize liabilities until other people gets their eyes on the ideas.  There is more to this story, but it is honestly a tiring tale.

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