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Teamspeak Powers for each Rank

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Our Teamspeak Powers by Rank

The following is a long overdue list of what we can do on Teamspeak at which rank, and how they are done. Teamspeak has always played a central role within our Clan, but few members actually knew what powers they had available or understood how to use all of them. Recently we've revamped how all the powers worked and adjusted them to be almost entirely rank based, and I'm following up on that by writing this guide that will map the powers along with a brief explanation on how they are used so that anyone interested has a place to educate themselves on it.

But first

The rule of Teamspeak Powers

All Teamspeak Powers are to be used responsibly and as needed, especially those that affect other users. Creating channels with inappropriate names, editing players, moving them/kicking them/banning them without their permission or justifiable cause are all taboo. It doesn't matter the reason. Moving people between channels or kicking them as a prank or a joke is still a violation of the rules and still subject to consequences. In most cases these consequences will simply be a removal of your TS powers but at the discretion of OD Administration additional consequences may apply. So don't abuse your power! axmirp.jpg

With that out of the way

Rank Powers

All ranks inherit the powers of their predecessors, this is a list of all the *new* powers a person gets upon attaining each rank.

Guests

- Can join any non-private channel

- Can private message people

- Can poke people

- Can download files using the File Transfer system

Trial Members/Enlisted

- Gain the ability to upload files as well as download with the File Transfer system (See below for an explanation of how it works)

- Enlisted can add members to the Trial Member Server Group

Warrant Officers

- Gain the power to create Temporary Channels

- Can kick or ban Guests

- Can move Enlisted and lower between channels

- Can view channel Permissions (right-click channel, select Edit Channel. You can look but not change anything)

- Can set people up to Enlisted rank

Officers

- Gain the power to create permanent sub-channels (channels attached to an existing channel)

- Can move Warrant Officers and lower between channels

- Can view channel group permissions

- Can modify channel names and descriptions

- Can delete inappropriate Avatars

- Can kick or ban Enlisted and lower

+Division Leader

-- Anyone with a Division Leader tag gains these additional powers regardless of their rank --

- Can create and delete permanent channels within their Division

- Can move and modify channels within their Division

- Can kick or ban Enlisted members and lower but only from within the channels of their own Division

- Can add/remove Priority Speaker powers to people within their Channel

Senior Officers

- Gain the power to move Officers and lower between channels

- Can add and remove members from Channel Groups (i.e. make them Division Leaders)

- Can delete temporary and sub-channels

- Can kick or ban Warrant Officer ranks and lower

- Can view Server Group permissions

Brigadier Generals

- Gain the power to create and delete any kind of channel anywhere

- Can move Senior Officers and lower between Channels

- Can modify the settings of channels

- Can modify user descriptions

- Can create and delete new Channel Groups

- Gain the power to add/remove Priority Speaker powers to people within any Channel

- Gain the power to add/remove Poke Immunity to users in Teamspeak

Major Generals

- Gain the power to add passwords to channels

- Gain the power to move Brigadier Generals and lower between channels

- Can move around channels

Lieutenant Generals

-Gain the power to move Major Generals and lower between channels

4-Star General

- Gain the power to move Lieutenant Generals and lower between channels

- Can kick or ban Lieutenant Generals and lower

Commander

- Can create, delete, or modify anything. Be it a person, channel, or group.

How to use your Powers

File Transfers

Each individual channel has it's own file cache. To access the file transfer system first right-click the channel name of the channel you want to add or take files from, and then select "Open File Browser"

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From here you can see the file directory for this channel. Although there might be a variety of buttons, the only two buttons you need to worry about right now are the up and down arrows.

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The up arrow represents uploading, and clicking it will bring up an index of your computer files where you can select the one you'd like to upload, much like uploading anything anywhere else on the net. The down arrow is downloading, and it will download the file you select in the list (they will be listed in the big white open box when you enter the file browser) and download it to the location of your choice on your computer.

Adding people to Server Groups (Setting their Rank)

To set someone's rank in Teamspeak just right-click that person, mouse over Set Server Group to bring up a list of the available Server Groups, and click on the rank of your choice. Please note that the Division Leader tag is not set this way.

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Each person can set people up to one rank lower than their own rank. So Officers could set people up to Warrant Officer rank. Ranks listed in gray are ranks you do not have the power to set people to.

Creating Channels

To Create a channel, right-click the channel you would like the new channel to be attached to and select "Create Channel" (this makes a sub-channel, for a whole new index of channels right-click the "Clan Overdosed" server name at the top, but only Generals and higher can do this).

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This opens up a window where you apply the settings of your new channel.

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1. Select your channel name

2. Select a channel Password (for Major Generals and up only)

3. Select the channel type, if you are a Warrant Officer you will only be able to create Temporary channels. Temp channels are automatically deleted when no one is in them

4. Under the Audio Tab make sure to set Voice Quality to the maximum 10, or people's voices won't come in as clearly

5. Under the permissions tab you can set the Join Power, this determines who can join the channel. Setting it to 50 means that only Officers and up will be able to join. It defaults to 0 so unless purposefully set, anyone will be able to join the new channel.

6. Set the Modify Power, the power required to be able to modify the settings of the channel, like what you are doing now

7. Set the Delete power, the power required to delete the channel

Both the Modify power and the Delete Power are automatically set to be equal to the Channel Creation power of the creator. So by default Officers can't delete channels created by Generals. Aside from the settings listed here you don't need to worry about any of the other settings in the Channel Creation. A Channel is not required to have a Description, although it isn't a problem if you add one either.

Kicking, Banning, or Moving

You can access the options to kick, ban, or move a person by right-clicking them in Teamspeak.

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Kicking a member from a channel will move them to the next channel above, or to the lobby. Kicking them from the server will disconnect them from the server. In both cases the person you kick can rejoin again right away, as such kicking serves best as more of a warning than a consequence. Ban a client from the server and they will not be able to return until an Administrator removes them from the ban list. People cannot be banned from specific channels (although it is possible to set up restrictions so that they can't join specific channels). Moving a Client to your own channel, as one might expect, instantly moves someone to your own channel. This can be aggravating for someone if they were in the middle of talking to other people.

All of these features are only to be used when needed. Abusing them will result in *all* of your Teamspeak powers being suspended, not just these three.

Deleting User Avatar or Changing User Description

Similarly to kicking, banning, and moving, you can also find the options for these by right-clicking someone in Teamspeak.

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Deleting Avatars or editing Descriptions should only take place if someone is using something inappropriate. Examples of "inappropriate" would be pictures containing nudity or descriptions containing sexual illustrations, anything racist or discriminating against people, places, or religions, or anything intending to be blatantly offensive towards another person regardless of whether they are a member of our Clan or not.

Similarly to abusing your other powers, deleting or changing someone's information without just cause will result in all of your Teamspeak powers being suspended.

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These are all the powers I can explain at the moment. I'll explain the creation of Channel Groups, how to assign Channel Groups to channels, and how to assign people to Channel Groups (make someone a Division Leader) at a later time. At the moment I don't have the access needed to take the pictures required for the explanation.

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Updated with additional explanations on April 7 2015.

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What are the numerical levels for each rank?

50 - Officer Ect.

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Speaking strictly for Join Power, officially everyone below Officer rank has a Join Power of 0, so although I said setting a channel's join power to 50 means only Officers and up could join, in truth anyone below Officer rank could only join channels that had no join requirements whatsoever. Officers and Senior Officers are set to 50, all Generals are set to 80, and Commanders are at 100. So any channel with a join requirement of 51 or higher would be a Generals-only channel. A channel with 81 or higher would be Commanders-only.

Or at least that's how it's supposed to be. The last time we tried setting it the function didn't work properly, and we haven't had a chance to experiment with it just yet. Actually as I'm typing this Aerineth just showed up in the TS channel so maybe I can ask him to help work that out with me now.

EDIT

Ok we discovered the problem, which was exclusive to the Admin Channel specifically. Somewhere down the line someone set the Admin Channel's "Channel Permissions" to have a "Channel Join Power" of 100. This is different from the "Needed Channel Join Power" which specifies the amount of join power needed to join the channel. It turns out if you give a Channel a Channel Join Power, it grants that Join power to everyone who enters the channel.

Simply put when someone tried to join the Admin Channel they were considered to have max join power, and could bypass any restrictions. We simply turned it off, and now it operates properly. So will all other channels. So everything I said above now applies properly.

Edited by Terra

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Can I move someone to a channel that has a higher join power than they have?

Normally I'd just ask you in TS but maybe someone else has my same question.

Edited by Badboi(OD)

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Can I move someone to a channel that has a higher join power than they have?

Normally I'd just ask you in TS but maybe someone else has my same question.

Yes, you can move anyone anywhere that you yourself can join, IF you have the move power to move them. Meaning, you can't move someone of higher rank than you.

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I have modified the following Teamspeak Groups:

 

Division Leader

Squad Leader

MVP

Event Leader

Competitive Leader

R&R Leader

 

-Removed the following power: Change Channel Type to Default

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Adjusted power to add/remove users from poke immunity to be a Brigadier General+ only ability.

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