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Creating just a simple topic here that I'll use to log system changes that take place in the Clan, and the Guide to Everything.

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Guide to Everything has been altered to include recent changes to the General eval system. Generals are no longer allowed to positive/negative vote in phase 2, if they vote it must be a neutral 0 vote. In phase 1 members may now make a maximum of two posts containing questions for the evaluated, and one post stating their opinion on the evaluated. (This change will be explained in greater detail in the coming eval, so don't barrage me with questions about it plz and ty)

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We should also keep track of the changes and rules that we add / modify as a result of the committee in here. Great idea @Terra!

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The Discord section has been added to the Guide to Everything, although information on the rank powers is still pending for the time being.

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Discord rank powers have been added to the Guide to Everything.

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The new rule that limits the number of permanent Squad channels to three has been added to Clan Info and the Guide to Everything.

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The "Division Leader" Channel group in Teamspeak has been changed to "Division Moderator", along with all texts that refer to it in the Guide to Everything, to avoid any confusion with members granted it who are not actual Division Leaders of the Division.

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An amendment was added to part "1.2 Upgrading a Squad to a Division" of the Divisions section to better clarify that Trial Members do not count towards a Squads total members when considering their eligibility to become a Division.

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A new rule was established by the Generals today in regards to name changes, and has been added to the Clan section of the Guide to Everything, along with a new sub-section called "Additional Rules of Note" (as this particular rule didn't fit under any other categories).

 



5.0 Additional Rules of Note

A list of rules and practices that aren't part of the generic Clan rules but are still followed nonetheless.

 

5.1 Name Changes

Commanders have the power to change the OD names of members, and any Enlisted member may request a Commander to change their name. An Enlisted member may request one name change unconditionally, however future name change requests may be refused, so make sure it is changed to something you like. Indecisive people, you have been warned.

 

Once a member becomes a Warrant Officer or higher they are no longer applicable for name changes as their notoriety is considered too high and this leads to confusion in the community.

 

The sole exception is in rare occasions where particular circumstances actively prevent a member from using their original name in OD platforms that typically require it, such as a D2 account being locked out of battle.net, preventing them from using their OD name for the D2 Division. In such cases the member may petition for a name change and it will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

 

This rule actually reflects the common practice of name changes in OD over the course of previous years, it was only in this past year that a measure of leniency has been allowed for name changes. Given the increasing number of members requesting name changes lately, and the added level of confusion that it has been creating, the Generals have decided to formally instate the old restrictions of name changes as a rule of the Clan, starting today.

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In accordance with the decisions made in the November 19 Admin Meeting, a section on the extra gaming channel for Divisions has been added under the Teamspeak part of the Guide under the Special Channels heading.

On 3/2/2017 at 12:46 AM, Terra said:

3.3 Division's Extra Game Channel

As of the November 19, 2017 Admin Meeting all Divisions are permitted to have a single channel (if they choose to) in their Teamspeak section in which their members can use to play other games besides the designated game of their Division as long as:

1. The game played is not an existing Squad already (in which case the Squad channels should be used instead)

2. The name of the channel isn't directly named after a game (it can be lobby, lounge, etc but not the actual name of a game), to avoid discouraging possible future attempts to make the game into a Squad

 

Only one channel is allowed for this per Division, if there are multiple games being played or the game requires separate lobbies, then temporary channels can be created as sub-channels of the extra gaming channel using the "Temporary Channel" setting when creating a Teamspeak channel. Any Warrant Officer or above should have the power to create temporary channels.

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I've been hearing a common phrase lately from people saying something like "The Guide to Everything isn't a rule, it's just a guideline, and doesn't have to be followed". This is a bit inaccurate, the Guide to Everything is the total compilation of information involving OD, which includes rules and policies as well. We're not bloody pirates.

 

To help members better differentiate what is actually a rule in the guide to everything, I have colored everything considered to be a rule in red text. This means anything in red text can lead to consequences if disregarded. These consequences can be anything from a talk or denial of your request, or more severe punishments such as loss of rank or power, or not being allowed to attend or speak in meetings. The exact consequence will vary depending on the infraction, but universally if you disregard a red-text statement then bad things can happen. So please don't.

 

If you have questions, or if anything is unclear, or if the red text is too light or difficult to read with certain forum skins then let me know.

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On 2/9/2018 at 3:30 AM, Terra said:

I've been hearing a common phrase lately from people saying something like "The Guide to Everything isn't a rule, it's just a guideline, and doesn't have to be followed". This is a bit inaccurate, the Guide to Everything is the total compilation of information involving OD, which includes rules and policies as well. We're not bloody pirates.

 

To help members better differentiate what is actually a rule in the guide to everything, I have colored everything considered to be a rule in red text. This means anything in red text can lead to consequences if disregarded. These consequences can be anything from a talk or denial of your request, or more severe punishments such as loss of rank or power, or not being allowed to attend or speak in meetings. The exact consequence will vary depending on the infraction, but universally if you disregard a red-text statement then bad things can happen. So please don't.

 

If you have questions, or if anything is unclear, or if the red text is too light or difficult to read with certain forum skins then let me know.

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Teamspeak powers modification.

 

- Major Generals can now move Brigadier Generals between channels

- Lieutenant Generals can now move Major Generals and Brigadier Generals between channels

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Rank Expectations have been edited to a more elaborate and clearer version from the previous form.

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Changed the setrank policy for Division Leaders to reflect an Enlisted member inheriting an existing Division from former Division Leaders.

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Changes have been made to the nomination system and Phase 1 of General Evaluations.

 

For reference.

On 3/1/2017 at 9:37 PM, Terra said:

Nominations

A General can nominate themselves if they would like to volunteer to post an evaluation. If a General does not volunteer, they can be nominated for an evaluation by other Generals. For a General to be nominated to post an evaluation there must be at least three nominations supporting their promotion OR three nominations supporting their demotion. (i.e. a General who received 2 nominations for promotion and 2 nominations for demotion does not need to post an eval, at least one side or the other must have three or more)

 

If the nominations a General receives are for promotion, then the eval they write can only determine whether they receive that promotion or stay at the same rank. Likewise if the nominations are for a demotion then the eval they write determines with they receive a demotion or stay at the same rank. If a General happens to get three nominations for promotion AND three for demotion, then they can be voted for promotion, demotion, or stay at current rank in the evaluation. If a General is nominated for a promotion eval only, then they may decline to write an evaluation if they are not interested in a promotion. Generals who were nominated for demotion evaluations are required to post an evaluation of themselves in phase 1.

 

Officers only need two nominations in order to write an eval, and can only be nominated for promotion, however if they are not a Senior Officer yet then one of the nominators must be a Commander. Officers may decline to write an evaluation if they do not want to be promoted.

 

Phase 1

During Phase 1, candidates posting evaluations will write their evals in the evaluation board. During this phase, members make up to a maximum of two posts asking questions, and one post stating an overall opinion of the person, but the decision itself is based only on the votes of the other Generals. In promotion evaluations, if 50% of the Generals who vote support the candidate by the end of the first phase, then they will move on to phase 2. In demotion evaluations, if 50% of the Generals who vote support demoting the candidate by the end of the first phase, then the candidate will lose their current General rank. If there are not at least 50% of votes supporting a rank change, then the candidate's rank will stay the same.

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