In my many years of being a part of this clan, my activity has always been a roller coaster. It is because of this that I have always noticed the drastic differences between OD "eras." There always underlies a constant "tone" of Overdosed, yet things are constantly changing within the clan, in all games. Much like my activity, the success of certain divisions are also always roller coasters, no matter what someone does, it will always be this way... One thing I have noticed, is that OD always thrives strongest when there is a large spectrum of members. This allows for certain "groups" to form, thus increasing competitiveness and clan event activity. However, with this comes a lot of other issues, such as disputes and BM. For a more recent example, both Tris and myself have tried changing the standards of the clan, and tried changing the ways of attaining members, but it seemed to make the atmosphere even more shady, and definitely less comfortable for everyone. I'm not saying it didn't have its positive sides, but the negatives definitely overshadow the positives.
I motion to open the doors of OD to Starcraft players of all caliber, so long as they are voted in, of course. I feel that this will allow for everyone to have a chance at becoming a part of a great community, and will also allow for everyone to gauge what they think they may want the OD community to be like. Too many decisions have been made by generals and officers on assumptions of what is best for the clan, so I feel that allowing for the community to naturally grow on its own with the help, and close monitoring by generals and officers will allow for the community to become exactly what everyone in the community wants it to be. If that makes sense. I feel that the management should be a little more strict, and less lenient in many cases. This will keep any tumors from growing within the OD community.
OD has always been a big part of my life, more than many know, and I wouldn't mind seeing what it could possibly become with a different push in direction.