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  Revenge of the 6th
Posted by: Jammin - 05-06-2021, 12:35 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (13)

Hi everyone,
As implied in the title, and as you may have heard, I have accepted the role of discord admin - making 6 (active) admins in the community.
I joined this community last summer, playing pretty much only TTT. I joined the discord as I became more involved in the community, and eventually applied to join the TTT staff team.
My desires at the time were just to assist as I could, help out with the occasional RDM report, etc. Make the server a better place with whatever little time I had to play.
As time went on, I became more involved with the discord. I wanted to help there, and somewhat inspired by @synthray, I applied to join the discord staff team as well.

I want to make the discord a better place for all parties involved. I want it to continue being a fun place to hang out, while keeping it a respectful place that anyone is welcome to join.
We recently reached level 3 nitro boosting status, which means we have high voice streaming quality, many more emoji slots, and a custom invite URL. I'm excited to see what we do next.

I want to thank Dink and the admin team for trusting me with this responsibility, and thank the discord staff team for all of their hard work - @Noire, @B0T.ikillyou, @synthray, and @[test]Ashley. I'm happy to have you all on board, and am excited to work with you moving forward.

I will provide regular updates on any changes made to the rules, features, policies, and operations of the discord. Whether these will be made in the forums, on the discord, or both is yet to be determined - but I want decisions made with full transparency and community input where possible.

Thanks to everyone who has been so welcoming to me in the past 8 or so months that I have been a part of this community. I look forward to serving Dinkleberg's GMod discord server in the future!

-Jammin

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Heart Addressing Nicol Resigning in the Community
Posted by: Nicol Bolas - 04-29-2021, 07:52 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (36)

Hello everyone! Today is 431 days since I've become Admin for our TTT server and by greater extension, a leader of the community. While I've enjoyed every minute of it (yes, even the periods of toxicity and "drama". They were quite hilarious in retrospect) it is with a heavy heart I announce my formal resignation from the position of TTT Admin. 

For those looking for a dramatic and/or interesting reason for this, I am sorry to disappoint. The truth, that I have since come to realize, is that I no longer have the time I once had to dedicate to the server and community as a whole. The community deserves active and responsive leaders, of which I unfortunately can no longer be. I am glad to have found and joined this community years ago, as I have met hundreds of interesting people and made plenty of friends. Through multiple periods of drama, toxicity, and more the server has stuck through it all and I believe it will continue with the remaining community leaders as they are fantastic.

Now comes the part everyone hates where I ping a bunch of random people that I care about. Ignore it if you'd like, I couldn't care less lmao. In no particular order:

@bryanbrr & @Battons: You guys are fantastic admins and will continue to be fantastic even if you no longer have the brilliant Nicol to help you (yes I am very cool thank you). I'm proud of all you've done and know you'll both do great.

@Penguinslayer4: Hey you're kinda banned and will probably not see this, but I just wanted to thank you for everything as I wouldn't have become staff without you. Love you dummy.

Laced Xanax (fuck you, I'm not pinging you because your name changes more times than you leave the community): You were the first staff member I actually ever met playing on this server, and I've also banned you a couple of times which was pretty funny. I'm glad I've met you. PS: Ban Cartwheel they are filthy hacking scum.

@Gabe: Eat shit Gabe, I broke your record of days as Admin out of pure spite. Oh also you were an inspiration and are 100% the reason I became admin so thank you. But uhhh fuck you no sentiments here no sir. 

@Avi: Hi nurd, do you even check the forums anymore? I kinda doubt it. Thank you for teaching me everything related to being an admin and quite of lot of Discord stuff.

@Hani My favorite TTT admin no cap (besides myself, obviously, because I am very cool and great).  I'll make sure I ping you in the discord whenever Gabe is acting up and needs to be put in their place.

@Mother Nuru.: Hi angel, you're too good for this place Heart

@dong: YOOOOOO let's goooo. The best Admin duo of all time (I'm not biased in this decision at all, I have no clue what you mean). Now we'll be the best Donor+ duo of all time and there is no contest there.

@matt_st3 (Strongrule) MATT PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO EDIT THE TOP BANNER I BEG OF YOU. I WANT MY LAST ACT AS ADMIN TO BE MAKING GABE BOW TO ME. You've done a great job as Web Admin keeping this place together. No matter how much duct tape it needs. Good luck friend. 

All TTT Staff (Present & Future): There's too many of you to list here, but just know I care about you all. You've all done fantastic jobs, even if you get shit from idiots who think they know better. Always remember that it's just a game at the end of the day and we want to encourage fun over everything else. You're always able to take breaks when it becomes more than just a break. Take this advice or I'll break your kneecaps. Love you all!

Everyone else: I probably missed a ton of people, and I am sorry. I care about you all and will continue to play when I am available. Remember that it's just a game and we're all just trying to have fun.


See ya around!

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  Bryanbrr a New Admin
Posted by: bryanbrr - 03-16-2021, 09:53 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (24)

So yeah.... This is ultimately a surprise overall to where I've begun on the server but hey, I'm gonna make the most of it.
I appreciate everyone from this community and I'm excited to help as much as I can. I'm excited for the possibilities that can come from the future and I know the staff team will make the best decisions we can to make everyone's experience the best it can be.
Let's get started and all make the effort to make Dinks the best for everyone!
Love y'all <3
OAOAOAOAOA APELOVE 4 ALL OF U

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  It all comes full circle
Posted by: Battons - 03-16-2021, 09:08 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (39)

Hi, I'll start off my section by saying I am not a man who likes to give big long speeches I prefer to get straight to the point.
As of this day @bryanbrr and myself will be joining the Admin team. So consider this a little reintroduction of myself, I'll let Bryan do his own Wink
I have been through a lot in this community in the short amount of time I have been here. Before anyone points it out, yes 
I AM ONE OF THE PEOPLE COMMUNITY BANNED IN ADDRESSING TOXICITY. Click Here.
Be that as it may I feel I can offer an interesting perspective to our admin lineup as I very well used to align myself with the side deemed as trollish in nature.
I have put my heart and soul into this community and without getting too corny, I love all you guys. As much as it seems I get frustrated, this server has become an outlet and escape from the troubles of our reality and I would like to preserve that same environment for all of our players. I do have some changes I would like to see however as I have not fully drafted an action plan I will refrain from announcing anything here. This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I hope I serve you all well, and if I don't hold me accountable. Thank you for taking the time to read this guys, remember, we share the same server and as my irl boss would like to say one team one dream.
Now lets all laugh and remember the best meme ever been made with me in it.

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  PH News Bulletin 8/1/20
Posted by: TheUltraFish - 08-01-2020, 05:46 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Another month has gone by in this interesting year to say the least. Here are updates of everything that has taken place on the PH side of things. Not many changes have occurred this month but that isn't a bad thing.

Shout to @unfortunatepossum for being Staff Member of the Month, it is well-deserved.

PH added a new role in the Staff Discord called Staff Trainers. The tile explains the role pretty well. It is mainly aimed for staff who become staff for the first time to hopefully have it so that they aren't just thrown into situations that they don't know how to handle. This could be applied to other roles, but is mainly aimed for individuals who have not staffed before. Since this is a new role I only selected two staff members for the role that are well known in the community and have shown to be capable of staffing throughout their tenure here. Those two are @[Yellow] Travis1421 and Starling.

Illegal spots list and staff list were updated per usual. As spots are always being discussed.

@[Yellow] Travis1421 was promoted to Test Mod and Aki was promoted to Trusted.

@Alora resigned from PH and every other role she had Dink's she was given Donor+


That is all I have from July updates. Thank you to the staff team and community for sticking around.

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  Taking the Mantle
Posted by: dong - 07-18-2020, 12:53 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (18)

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Good afternoon everyone, the possibility of my promotion has been something very exciting for me and wasn't aware of it until after I came back from my beach trip. I have a lot of great ideas that Nicol and I could work on and try to implement and I'm looking forward to working with him. 

As Nicol stated in his promotion thread, I've still noticed a little disconnect in some of the staff saying that they feel like their voice isn't being heard, and I promise you we will work on that. We are a team, everyone's opinion is valuable I can assure you that. 

As you all know, or have seen rather Matt and Avi are officially leaving.. This is something that deeply saddens me and I hope this post doesn't take aware their moment, but I promise to them that I will not let them down. Matt took a chance on me way back in 2018 by sponsoring my first Trusted app, essentially he was my mentor. And Avi has been a good friend to me for god knows how long. But the main thing is that I will not let this community down. I'm going to take into account events and posts that have happened recently and see what we can improve on. This place has been a home to me for the entirety of my time here and all I can do is really thank all of you. I will never forget where I came from.

This is essentially the short and sweet version of what I wanted to say.

Thank you for everything, 
ding dong

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  [TTT] Staff Inconsistency and Future Plans.
Posted by: Nicol Bolas - 07-14-2020, 02:13 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Hello everyone. These past few months have been quite rough for everyone I'm sure. I stated in my thread a few weeks ago, one of the largest issues that seems to be present within the community is a disconnect between the general community as well as inconsistency within how staff members moderate the server. Staff Inconsistency has been a problem for far longer than I have been a member of this community. However as the current TTT Admin, I take full responsibility now for all issues and mistakes caused by the team I am in charge of. 

It has recently come to my attention that certain staff members have caused an issue deemed unbefitting of how TTT staff members should act. While I debated keeping this issue an upper staff issue, I do still believe in being open about how I administrate the server and it's staff. The details concerning this issue however, will remain private due to respect of those involved. The two staff members involved are not required in any way to disclose the details of the issue, and I do ask all members of this community to not pry into information that is not your business as a sign of respect for your fellow community members. As of today, Noire will be demoted to the rank of Test Moderator and will be receiving a strike for recent actions. Jack will also be receiving a strike but will retain his rank. Both staff members have acknowledged their mistakes and I do hope we can move on and learn from this to become better staff members and individuals.

As I am the sole TTT Admin, I am in charge of ensuring the staff team are the role models of the server. A staff member is held to a higher standard than the rest of the community because of their position in being these role models, and I want to ensure all staff members receive the support necessary to do well. I do believe that being aware of the problems facing staff as an Admin, especially the sole Admin, is a step in correcting any mistakes that my predecessors made, intentional or not. This is why, in the coming weeks, I will be doing my best to work on the issue of inconsistency. While there will never be a perfect solution, as many of the rules of TTT require staff discretion, I will begin working on revamping how we train staff members.

I will be discussing my plans, taking suggestions, and working with our current TTT staff to find a system that works to place all staff members on the same page. This can also constitute retraining as well as adding to the current staff guidelines. In addition to how we train staff members, I will also be working on our Awarn tool, as there are quite a few parts I am generally unhappy with. Many community members have come forward to me with their complaints, thoughts, and opinions concerning the use of the tool. I take every suggestion seriously and I do appreciate all those who strive to help improve our server. 


I've decided to leave this closed, as the punishments given are not up for discussion I'm afraid. As Admin I have to be the one to make the difficult decisions to help our community function. I take no pride in handling punishments and I do hope you understand. If anyone in the community has any suggestions, opinions, concerns, or other comments please feel free to message me on discord and I promise I will respond.

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  Discord Update June 2020
Posted by: Avi - 06-09-2020, 03:14 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (4)

Hello all, Im here to bring you a Discord update.  There have been a few changes that I need to share.

Ranks
The ranks for the Discord Staff team have been changed slightly.  We now have a system in place: Discord Helper, Discord Moderator, and Discord Admin.  When you apply for Discord Staff, you will now be required to start at Discord Helper and move up to Discord Moderator via application (yes you will have to apply for both ranks).  Discord Helpers are going to be a new role introduced that acts as a training rank for incoming Discord Staff.  This role will have basic perms to help them learn moderation, while Discord Moderator will stay the same as it was.  With this addition, pinging Discord Moderator will no longer work, however, the role will be changed to Discord Staff to better reflect this change.  Discord Admin (myself), will serve as the lead for the Discord Staff team, and keep the staff team in order.  The expectations for these roles can be found here.  

Forums
There is now a Ban Request Section on the forums!  It was noted that there wasn't one, so with help I went through and made a new section for that with the format thread as well as an archive.  Don't forget there is a reporting function on the Discord as well if you don't want to use the forums to make a report.  

Issues
The only currently known issue is the bot relay channels not functioning all of the time.  Part of this may be the bot being rate limited or issues connecting to the servers, and I will look into it more.

Other
I will be adding a master server info channel to the Discord that will have information about all of the Dink servers and important threads/info for each one.  This will be coming soon.  Also, I am still encouraging people to apply for Discord Staff as we've had some recent resignations.  If you are interested, feel free to apply (making sure you meet requirements and understand the expectations), and if you have any questions, feel free to dm me on Discord (Avi#4653).

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  June Update
Posted by: matt_st3 (Strongrule) - 06-09-2020, 02:31 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Some updates will be mentioned in the log, but these are some of the important updates coming in June that are not forum maintenance. 

The forum ranks have received several updates. Visually the mod+ ranks should now accurately reflect the star system. Mods have 5 stars, admins have 6, and co - owners / forum admins have 7. This will reflect the access and responsibility each rank will have on the forums. More details below. 

Discord staff ranks have been created for the forums to reflect the ranks in the main discord. The discord and forum staff teams are separate from the server staff teams and are undergoing some reconstruction. Avi will post more about the exact details of the discord rework. For forums the discord admin will have the same access as server admins and the discord mods will have limited access to their forum section. 

Forum staffing will be reworked and finalized over the next couple of weeks. A document will come out on how certain staff members will be responsible for certain areas and how warnings will be given. 

An important note is that forum staffing will be more sectional. The various mods and admins will have the responsibility to staff their sections. Admins still have the same access to the majority of the forums on an as needed basis but will staff their sections primarily. The forum team will continue to watch the full site and push fixes. Web admin has been cleaned up; anyone with the web admin rank going forward will be a specific member of the forum team. 

Warnings will now be given for each action taken by the admins. If a message is deleted, it will receive the respective warning as a reason. This is to insure that all actions taken have uniform consequences and that all actions taken are in line with the forum rules. Guidelines will be posted to help the staff enforce the rules and apply the correct warnings. The warnings are also important to keep on top of as they can automatically moderate, suspend posting, and ban. The triggering values may be tweaked as we go forward.

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Information [TTT] 2020 Rule Revisions
Posted by: Nicol Bolas - 05-20-2020, 07:11 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Hello everyone! I've been slowly working on rewording, shortening, and clarifying the current TTT rules. Right now they're quite large and a large section of the MOTD hasn't been updated or worked on for a considerably long time as the rules are very old. After taking community suggestions, as well as feedback from matt_st3 (Strongrule), Gabe, and Tedgp908 I've finally finished working on the current TTT MOTD and have gotten approval from Dink. Starting on 5/22/20, the current MOTD/Rules will be replaced with the new revised version. You can take a look at this now:

Click Here
Current list of changes:

  1. Most of the punishments and staff-specific instructions have been moved to the staff guidelines. This helps shorten the MOTD a lot. This is by far the largest change
  2. Reworded a lot of the current rules to help better clarify things.
  3. Karma-baiting is now a clearly defined and punishable act with a set list of punishments.
  4. Trapping players with the shield gun is now kosable after warning, just like the grappling hook.
  5. Following is now KOSable pre-overtime. 3 warnings+ample time between them is required. Due to the subjective nature of this rule, 3 warnings is currently the best way to implement it. If this rule is abused or misused it will likely be removed.  
  6. Knowingly contributing to traitor objectives is now listed as KOSable, as previously it was listed under SUS-only.
  7. Refusing/Hindering a Detective’s ability to gather DNA is now listed as a Sus action

These changes have shortened the MOTD from 8 pages to barely 6. Any further changes can always be added, so any suggestions, comments, or concerns can be posted to this thread here. Feel free to discuss this there as well.

Again, these changes will take affect on 5/22/20, not immediately. This allows time for people to adjust and review the new rule changes without having to worry about breaking them. Staff will be told to be relatively lax on punishing breaking these new rules for the first week or so to allow the player-base to adjust. 

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