If you are a Staff Sgt or above and new to the voting system on our main page here's a few tips.
On the main page, after you log in, there is a tab "console" Console>Promotions>Promotion list.... If you open that up, it shows who is up for promotion. You can vote to approve or deny members. Be sure to include 3 reasons why you are voting the way you are.
@Terra has an excellent guide on everything, but here's the section on voting for your ease. I know I found it very confusing at first, so thought this might help. There are 20 plus people up for promotion right now. So get busy people! PS I am not asking for votes, I already have enough, this is to help people new to the console system.
Includes putting up for promotion, voting on promotions, wait times between promotions, and General Evaluations.
2.1 Putting up for promotion
Promoting: Any member in the Clan can put any other member up for promotion, regardless of Division, with three exceptions
--- 1. Only Division Leaders can put an MWO5 up for a tier change promotion to Officer of their own Division. If the MWO5 is not part of a Division, then they must be put up for promotion by a General
--- 2. Officers can only be put up for promotion by other Officers or Generals, but once put up can be voted on by anyone. Division Leaders who are not Officers or higher must ask a General to put any of their Officers up for promotion.
--- 3. Generals can only be put up for promotion through a General Evaluation process.
self-promoting: Members below Officer rank are allowed to self-promote themselves if they have not received a promotion in at least 30 days, and they can provide clear examples of contributing to the Clan. Members who self-promote may not add a vote point to themselves, and may not self-promote if it would change their rank tier.
Removing Promotions: Members can request their own promotion to be removed, which they can ask a General to do. As well, Generals can also remove a promotion on their own if the person is on promotion probation, or the promotion was a mistake of some kind.
2.2 Voting on Promotions
In case you missed it when you were recruited, you can't ask for votes if you are up for promotion. You also can't tell other people to go positive/negative
vote someone who is up. But you can let people know *when* someone is up for promotion and let them decide how to vote, and it is considered acceptable to ask someone if there is anything you can do to *earn* their vote.
Positive Voting: Any member can vote on another member up for promotion, with any vote power within their limit, but 3 reasons are required in the reason field.
Typical reasons can include (As provided by R.agnarok in June of 2012.)
-Recruiting, being a good recruiter is most important for the clan.
-Activity on forums.
-Website activity by keeping 0 DSL at most times, using the console to vote for promotions/trial members, award medals, etc.
-Activity on our Teamspeak Server.
-Activity on the games they play that are supported in OD.
-Good behavior, this includes being GM at all times and how the member handles himself towards the other members.
-Helping train members to improve their skills(all games) or by giving them items to help their characters (Diablo 2 and Diablo 3).
-Achieve outstanding gaming skills.
-Organize and participate in tournaments or clan events.
-Being a good moderator, when the member has shown capability to deal with clan disputes without abusing his moderator rights.
-Taking part of General Clan Discussions on the forums and actively bringing new ideas.
But should also reflect the expectation of the rank, as outlined in the rank section.
Negative Voting: Any member can negative vote on another member up for promotion, with any vote power within their limit. Only 1 reason is required to negative vote, however the reason must be clear and real, and criticism provided constructively with the intent of helping them to become better.
All voting, whether positive or negative, should be based on what the individual has done since their last promotion, even if they failed their last promotion. It is not considered appropriate to vote for the same reasons on more than one promotion, unless there are examples of them continuing to fulfill those reasons since their last promotion.
This does not count if the person's promotion was removed from the pending list, either by their request or for other reasons.