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  1. 4 points
    All right, speaking out and making a bold stance on something takes some kahunas, and I can appreciate that. But for the record let's not mistake courage for being correct. And before this topic slides into any unsettling directions I think it's time I made a few things clear. Just so we have an understanding here, this topic was not created out of a necessity to deal with a problem, it was created out of an individual's lack of understanding and information. Not knowing what the Generals and Commanders are doing is very different from the Generals and Commanders being complacent and not doing anything, and just because someone doesn't take the time to find out what they do, or what kind of expectations they hold each other to, does not mean they get to expect the higher ranks to take time out to fill them in instead. Maybe if such people were a bit more proactive about finding the answers for themselves, instead of expecting others to report it to them, then they would be one of the people in those high ranks. But being that I am such a generous person I am going to willingly share some enlightenment freely, and without any effort needed to learn. To begin with, anyone who thinks the Generals and Commanders don't already hold each other accountable has a total lack of understanding as to what happens in the higher ranks, as nothing could be further from the truth. We hold each other to a very clear and definite standard, and those in the higher ranks who have failed to meet those standards *have* been removed in the past, and we have had our share of critiques and complaints to each other. Some might even say a bit too much for those who are aware of the full extent of it. The evals are just one of those ways we hold each other accountable. But before some people get the idea that the evals are their personal court of law, I will state for the record that the reason evals are transparent are to help members better see and understand some extent of the expectations that the higher ranks hold each other to, and generously are allowed to participate with their comments and thoughts. It is a courtesy. But the evals don't exist because Commanders and Generals have to answer and explain themselves to the members, they exist because Commanders and Generals have to answer and explain themselves to Commanders and Generals, that is why only the vote of Generals and up count during the evaluation part. If every member in the Clan was capable and in a position to judge the work standard and ability of a Commander then every member in the Clan would be a Commander. They are not, and they can not. Enlisted can't promote Officers because they are not in a position to understand the responsibilities and expectations of Officers. Officers can't promote Generals because they are not in a position to understand the responsibilities and expectations of Generals. If you want the right to judge the performance of those in important positions then you must prove to this community and the people in it that you have the judgement needed to do so. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now, setting aside today's lesson, here is just some helpful advice from a fellow outspoken person. If you want to take a stand and call out something about the Clan you don't like, then strictly speaking you can. The smart way to do it, and the proper way to do it, is to talk to people within the ranks and find out if there is a moderate solution or plan of action that can be worked out. But I won't deny that there have been times where public call-outs have (rarely) had some measure of success (although radical action always comes with its form of consequences). But the secret is in the presentation, building up a strong case and being willing to bet all or nothing on what you have. So if you want to call out the Commanders then all right. If you want to demand that Commanders write evaluations annually or bi-annually, then all right. But that means when you go public you are absolutely ready to prove that this needs to be done. You prove that the Commanders have done nothing, that they do nothing to hold each other accountable, and that they need to be held accountable. You prove that you have been watching, that you have meticulously learned all that can be learned, that your understanding is complete and without flaw, and that all of your findings suggest that a radical change is the only course of action. You present a case so solid, so airtight, that nothing they can say has a chance against the overwhelming truth of it all. That is how you make a public call out. But if you are going to stand before the community and openly demand accountability from the highest Administration armed with nothing but your own ignorance, if you are going to stand here and simply say "I don't know what you do, so tell me or resign from your rank", then Good Sir you best prepare to be struck down from your would-be pedestal because you are in for nothing but a world of hurt.
  2. 3 points
    Couldn't have said it any better =).
  3. 1 point
    Hey hey I got some signature banners that you can feel free to use depending on which squad you're in. My photoshop is unavailable atm but im getting an elite squad one done soon.
  4. 1 point
    Good stuff man! Nice to have ya! Shoot me a pm if you need anything on classic, and feel free to join the classic squad!
  5. 1 point
    A little late in saying welcome aboard, but, welcome aboard! Continue to worship my purple dudu, he is pimpishly delicious
  6. 1 point
    welcome to OD! remember to kerp ur dsl low!