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  1. Guide to Promotions The Why & Whats of Promoting Why vote on promotions? This is a great question. We vote on promotions on our website so we can acknowledge the accomplishments of our fellow members in this community. Positive Voting But what are some valid reasons for voting on a fellow community member? You can follow these suggestions provided by @R.agnarok(OD) here. An appropriate comment should contain: - At least 3 reasons for promotion. Reasons can be: -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 Discord 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. If you're still unclear of reasons to vote for a member but want to. You can explore the Rank Expectations for their rank. These are conveniently shown now when you're going to cast your vote as shown below. They can also be found for all ranks at this link here. --- Negative Voting So... what if you come across a member that you feel SHOULDN'T be promoted. Well, that's fine also. You have every right to share your opinion as long as it doesn't cross into BM and is constructive. Negative voting is different from positive voting in one big way. You only need to include a single reason as to why you think they shouldn't be promoted. These reasons can include but are not limited to Not fulfilling their rank expectations Member is BM(shows bad manners) Member isn't active enough within the community Additionally you'll want to follow the below when negative voting on a member. "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." Removing Promotions There are cases where a member may be put up for promotion and they do not wish to be promoted at that time for various reasons. You can find the topic for the information below here. "It was authenticated in the Administration Meeting of February 21, 2016 that members can ask a General to be removed from the Promotion Pending list if they do not want to be put up for promotion, and said General will remove them, requiring the candidate to wait the minimum time between promotions set for their rank before they are eligible for promotion once more. If a pending promotion is removed then people's reasons for either positive voting or negative voting that individual can be fairly applied in the next future promotion (Typically, especially in the case of neg voting, you don't punish someone for the same reason for more than one promotion, this does not apply if the promotion was prematurely taken down). It is recommended to those who had neg votes on a promotion they asked to be removed that they take some time to address the concerns of the people who neg voted them if they hope to prevent those same neg votes from returning in any future promotion. It is important to note that the removal of someone from the promotion pending list is irreversible, you can't change your mind, so do not ask unless you are certain. No General is responsible for any reckless decisions made in emotionally unstable states of minds. This policy was put into effect after it was collectively deemed unethical to force-promote someone to Commander rank and watch them die an agonizingly slow death over the course of several years." You can find members that are up for promotion at the Promotion List. The Hows of Promoting The Hows of promoting will cover not just voting on an existing member up for promotion. But we will be going over how to put up a member for promotion yourself. How often can members be promoted? A wait time between promotions is enforced by the website, based on ranks Enlisted and Warrant Officers - 7 days between Promotions Officers and Senior Officers - 14 days between Promotions Generals 1-3* - Can only be promoted during an evaluation period, which take place every 3 months Generals 4* - Must wait 6 months upon receiving 4* rank before they are eligible for Commander rank. Afterwards they can be put up every eval period. Voting on an existing promotion (Full Screen for best Resolution) sNZalKrZfC.mp4 Putting up a member for a new promotion (Full Screen for best Resolution) 1S6UC8rc35.mp4
  2. Thank you for your kind words Raged. I do my very best to fulfill the roles I have within not just our ever growing division but our community as a whole. I look forever to working with you for as long as we can keep it going. 🙂❤️
  3. Yeah, I figured once I was nominated I would get to it. The sooner I got it done the less I had to think about having to write it. Thanks for your support. I've been working hard since coming back to the community to help move us forward and progress as is our current desire to do so. Just trying to play my part. 🙂
  4. Hello Everyone! Welcome to my 3rd Evaluation. What have you accomplished since your last evaluation? Pre-Disablement Post-Disablement(my return to activity) What are some community minded achievements or goals that you’ve been focusing on or have achieved since your last eval? What are your future goals for yourself in the community? (Promoted or not) I hope I have answered all concerns/questions here with being put up for eval. But I welcome any questions as always! Just a reminder to those not familiar with the current process: Posts are limited to 2 question posts (can have multiple questions per post), and 1 opinion / statement post, per person. If you are unsure of rank expectations, please check Item 1.3 on this thread: http://forum.overdosed.net/topic/65260-overdosed-the-guide-to-everything/#comment-803840
  5. It’s a life sim game sorta like stardew. But you’re tasked this time with designing your island. Making friends with the animals on said island. As always make money and make everything beautiful. It’s a generally simple and chill game and this time they’re letting people play together via co-op on islands instead of just visiting. It’s got me pretty excited.
  6. Greetings! Anyone here plan on getting/playing the new animal crossing game that's coming out on the 20th? I'm actually fairly excited for it since I haven't played since the gamecube days.
  7. Update. Because my life is a joke. I’m now sick and talking is Painful. I also now apparently have a wedding thing to do at our venue tomorrow right before the thing would be. I swear. Once this wedding is over I’m going to have so much free time I won’t know what to do with myself. im moving the event to the backup date of the 27th because I was smart and picked a backup day. See you then lovely people!!!!
  8. To be clear, I know you were being supportive and did not mean anything harmful with your post. Also, I brought up what I did simply because sometimes some people who use blanket statements similar to what you said to deny someone’s identity. I know this isn’t what you were doing here. You were just being supportive. Love ya Sassy ❤️
  9. I know you meant ZERO harm with this message and are just being my super supportive friend sassy. 🙂❤️ But to be clear, it actually matters very much to me who/what I am. My identity is incredibly important to me. It’s something people like myself fight for to be recognized.
  10. I’m going to close the poll and mark that we’ll be holding the event on Friday the 13th starting at 8pm EST/7PM CST.
  11. Terra, If you recall I supplied the current background image that our website uses as well as supplied/designed most of the teamspeak images we used for ranks. AKA Pixel Art. It may all be crap. But it’s my crap. 🤣
  12. Hello Friends! My name is JD and some of you have now known me for years. But you have known me as Xayj. I'm here to re-introduce myself to everyone as I've gone through a name change and I'd like to take the time to explain why I bothered to do so. A few years ago I made the decision to change my name to JD IRL legally. I did this to better represent myself as a person. I did this specifically more so to have a more neutrally gendered name as I'm gender fluid. OMG....DID HE JUST SAY GENDER FLUID?!?! Yes friends. I'm gender fluid. I've gone to great lengths not just in personal life but in my online way to align myself with who I am and want to be seen as a person. But at the end of the day I'm still just the same old pain in the butt friend/member you've come to know. Or for newer people reading this. Someone who you'll hopefully take the time to get the chance to know. BUT.... Aren't there only two genders? How can someone be fluid? Well... I'd love to sit here and explain Gender Fluidity on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. But instead I'll just direct you to a helpful article that people can read if they're REALLY curious. https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/771/the-world-of-gender-fluidity But.... isn't that the same thing as being Trans Gender?.... No...no it isn't... But here's a helpful site that helps defines common terms used to "define" people in the LBGTQ+ community. https://www.transstudent.org/definitions But.....do you want to be called he? GREAT QUESTION! Just like my gender. I actually do change the pronouns I use from time to time. If you feel uncomfortable using one specifically. Just ask me and I'll tell you. If not just use my name when addressing me. Or, if all else fails. You can use the neutral pronoun of they/them for as it's one I do use as I don't always go by he/him. --- Take it or leave it I'm happy that I can feel safe enough in our loving community to share who I actually am at my core with everyone. Even if me doing so bares no weight on how I'll do my work as a administrator or how anyone should see me. I'm glad to be apart of this crazy but loving group.
  13. As of right now it appears as Friday the 13th with ~7-8pm EST is our start time. I’ll leave the poll up till the end of the week. But I’ll make plans to pencil it in with the 27th as the backup day.
  14. Halo Events Team Team Leader Zakspeeed(OD) Team Members Morgandril(OD) JD_FKA_Xayj(OD) ----- Events Calendar <>Click Here to View the Calendar<>
  15. missed the word invited when transferring from discord. Lel. Corrected.
  16. Please vote here for the preferred day of the event.
  17. 1. Members of the division will show respect to players while in game. No BM Will be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to. (tea bagging, unnecessary trash talk, purposely betraying team members) 1.a. This does not mean high spirited banter is not allowed. We understand we’re all gamers and sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment. But regular behavior of this kind will not be tolerated. 1.b.This rules does NOT cover Halo’s AI(e.g. jackals, brutes etc...) You will not be punished for “Teabagging” a brute after rightfully murdering them. 1.c.This does not mean we can throw bigoted or racially charged language at AI. If a member is comfortable using that language flippantly it is a cause for concern. 2. Using any language that is of Racial or Bigoted nature will not be tolerated in any manner. This is both towards members, guests or general halo players. 3. All members will be required to have OD as their clan tag 4.Any guest playing with the community will be held to the same standards as our members. 4.a. If the guest fails to abide by these rules/standards, and was explicitly invited by a member of the Halo community, that member will temporarily lose their ability to invite members for the duration of the guests punishment.
  18. Nope, I would start the game on my computer. Launch a lobby. It would generate a join code. I would then Go live on discord so y'all can see the screen. Y'all then would join the lobby via that code on a browser or mobile device.
  19. Hello! Here will keep record of the current division leaders for Halo and what our general focus in the division will be. ———————— Xayj(OD) [Founder] - Co-Lead aka JD : Focus on Division Administration and Events (Event Advisor) Zakspeeed(OD) - Co-Lead : Focus on Events (Event Team Leader) ———————— While not a division leader. R.agnarok(OD) can answer many if not most questions regarding OD as a commander in the community. Don’t hesitate to reach out to him for assistance.
  20. Greetings! In the hope to revive our monthly events we used to have (either sober or drunken) I've purchased a copy of the latest Jackbox game. The wonder of this game is that only a single person needs to own the game for several people to play. Others will join in via the game code by browser or mobile device. I'm wondering how many of y'all would be interested in doing this if I started hosting this regularly?
  21. Aer, We've shared a lot of time together here in my years in OD. I've come to you with many an issue. Looking for guidance on how to temper myself to be better in hoping to be a better leader as I climbed the ranks. You always had a ear to lend and a kind word to give. I owe a huge part to you for the leader I can say I am today in OD. Thank you for all the time you've dedicated to us here in the community. Your Watch has ended my friend. You venture on and live your life to the fullest.
  22. Welcome to OD. hopefully we can play some halo together.
  23. Welcome to the community Zak. I’m glad you can join us for Halo. If you need anything at all feel free to poke me.
  24. Welcome to the community sir. You won’t find me playing any diablo or really any blizzard game nowadays. But I’ve been playing halo and Ark lately. Feel free to hit me up on discord.
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