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  Address to PH Staff
Posted by: Dinkleberg >:( - 12-09-2018, 07:56 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (37)

Hey guys,

So I know we are sort of in limbo right now as far as upper staff goes, and most of you are probably aware at this point that Traitor has resigned from his role of Admin. I wanted to update you guys on a couple things, as well as address a concern I have as far as the way the server is administrated.

First, I will address the Admin application of Kasumi/Tori. While I do believe you are still the best candidate for the position, there are a couple reasons I am deciding not to give you this position just yet. First of all, having one admin is really not a great situation, and I think we need more than one person deciding on staff applications. Instead, I am now requiring that all moderators respond to all staff apps, and I will make a decision based off mainly their comments, but also the rest of the community input on the app. I think we will keep this as the system until I see two admin applicants that I could promote simultaneously.

The second reason I am denying your admin application Tori is because the key complaint on your application was that you are quick to punish before warning. This is not something that I want to single Tori out for, because I see SO much of this from so many staff members that it seems out of control. This is really not the way I want to see my servers run, and I want all staff but especially the leaders of the server to demonstrate more of a "chill" attitude. If someone is using foul language or has a word in their name that you might think is inappropriate, just give them a warning or honestly just leave them be if no one is offended by it. The reason staff are there is for the people who will not stop and are persistent and obvious trolls. I want to see the staff as a whole take it easy on the punishments, and only use powers to enforce rules when absolutely necessary. I do not want to see staff be quick to punish and use commands. In consideration for future admins, this will be one of the main things I consider. I want the server to be fun for everyone, and I don't want new players on the server to be afraid to use their mics in fear of breaking rules and being muted or gagged.

I know it's a very full and busy server and things do often get out of hand, but I can't say that there's a single staff member who isn't guilty of prematurely punishing or being too harsh. Try to make it a fun experience for everyone, and realize that not everyone who breaks the rules is trolling or doing it intentionally. 

Tori, please don't feel singled out by this post. You're a great staff member, a huge asset to the server, and I still consider you as the best qualified person for the position. Work on demonstrating an attitude of warning as much as possible before punishing and demonstrating this to other staff as well, and I think this is a position attainable for you in the near future.

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  Forum Bug Reporting
Posted by: queef commando - 11-13-2018, 09:45 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (4)

Hi it's come to my attention that a few people have or had error messages appearing for them on the forums. If you see or saw anything like the errors shown in the link below please comment on this thread. If you are currently getting them try to include a screenshot. If you used to get them tell me when they stopped. Thanks.


https://puu.sh/C1rIK/43c7b2aa35.png

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  TTT Staff Fulfillment
Posted by: Dinkleberg >:( - 07-04-2018, 01:46 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Attention players of Dinkleberg's TTT:


Recently with the resignation of 2 admins and several other long-term staff members, TTT has found itself incredibly short-handed on staff. TTT is a gamemode in which a constantly staffed server is 100% crucial for fair and fun gameplay. Here's the solution I've come up with:

-I've removed the "sponsoring" requirement from staff apps. That way we can get more staff apps in without the need for further approval/verification.

-All staff members and non-staff alike are welcome to apply for promotion, still following all other guidelines for staff apps. We need about 3 new trusteds, 2 new tmods, 3 new mods, and 1-2 new admins

-As far as deliberation goes, I'd like to incorporate the thoughts and opinions of not just admins, but all staff members. I reserve the right to veto any decision.

-Anyone applying for promotion MUST be maintaining 10 hours of activity every 2 weeks on the server at a minimum. The more active you are, the better.


Also wanted to let everyone know that I've been talking with Everyjuan about a system that we can develop to allow for more efficient and effective server administration. This includes establishing better communication between the two of us, and maybe setting up some sort of backend access so he can at least perform server resets and basic troubleshooting when the need arises. 

My hope is that a growing and maturing staff team will restore the server to its former glory days. I've heard a lot of complaints about the quality of the TTT server dropping recently, and I believe the solution to this is fostering a mature and fair staff team. Let's work together and make this a better place.

Now all of you go out and have yourselves a kick-ass 4th of July.

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  TTT Updates
Posted by: Dinkleberg >:( - 06-18-2018, 10:55 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (18)

Hello everybody!

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Just a few things I wanted to announce to TTT regarding staff and server changes:

Firstly, many of you noticed that we no longer have Dakody as our co-owner on TTT. This was a very hard decision for me to make, and one that I did not want to make a huge deal out of. Dakody has done a lot of good for this server in his time here, and I did not want talk of his 'demotion' to take away from that. Unfortunately, our heads collided on a lot of server administration issues, which led to some problems. I simply have decided that I want to run my servers in a different way than what was going on at the time. Along that same note, I've just decided to do away with the co-owner rank in general. They really didn't have much more power than admins did. I'll likely give admins power to promote to trusted, but need to figure out how it would be logged first, and also gotta figure out how to only let them promote to specific groups.


The rest of this post pertains to some recent complaints I've heard that I tried to fix:

-I installed a hit detection addon a few days ago that should greatly improve hit registration on the server. Give me some feedback, let me know if you think it's better. 

-I was told the Bullshite was still pretty OP in that it could cross-map people with relative ease, so I decreased the accuracy of the weapon a bit. Let me know if you think its still too good. Like I've said before, I want it to still be good and very effective, but also fair.

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  TTT Admin Inactivity Post Update
Posted by: Dinkleberg >:( - 06-05-2018, 03:29 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (9)

I feel as if I was a bit too harsh in my initial posting regarding TTT admin inactivity and misconduct. Everyone who is an upper staff member here I consider to be a huge asset to the server either currently or in the past, and I feel as if my last post may have given off the wrong signals.


I failed to mention that the lack of cohesion between staff members and upper staff of TTT and all the stuff that happened with PH staff was also largely due to my inactivity not only on the servers but also the discord. I will be making better efforts to stay in the loop with what’s going on. I apologize that I refused to take any blame for the drama that occurred. I was obviously frustrated after losing all the PH staff, and was quick to point the finger after hearing TTT was involved.


I think I’ve figured out a better way to handle the admins who do not maintain activity on the server rather than just demoting them. Here’s the plan:


Any admin who is not maintaining activity on the server will be added to the new rank “Inactive Admin”. Their votes and input for community decisions will not be taken into consideration, however the rank on the server will retain all the powers of a regular admin. 10 hours every 2 weeks will still be the general threshold, but I’ll also be reasonable and understand being more busy certain weeks than others. This rank also will be cyclical, meaning that admins can cycle in and out of activity. In any given vote, a majority of all active admins will be required.


In order to replace the admins who will be inactive, as well as implement some more votes/opinions into our community voting, the following moderators will receive the rank of admin:

Foxka
Epicguy


You guys have both been very active recently and I hope to see you keep this activity up. Thanks for the hard work and dedication to the server.


As admins cycle through activity, I’ll likely be looking for a new admin candidate sometime in the relatively near future.

Heart Dad

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  TTT- Admin Requirements and Changes
Posted by: Dinkleberg >:( - 05-08-2018, 01:15 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (25)

Okay so….


First off I’d like to start this thread off by saying that I’m sorry it took me so long to handle this. The problems I’m addressing in this thread are issues that have existed for YEARS, and I have not properly addressed them in the past.


Upper staff inactivity/misconduct:


This is probably the most serious issue that has gone unaddressed for the longest. Currently, the admins on the server have been very inconsistent with playtime over the past year-2 or however long its been since they have received the promotion. My problems with the current group do not lie in their ability to moderate the server, but simply their lack of activity. While I’m not on the TTT server as much as I’d like to be, especially with the recent situation we’ve been facing on PH, I am usually aware of how much the upper staff are active.


What I’m referring to is activity on simply the server alone. While I really do appreciate upper staff that are active on the forums and discord as well, ultimately the server is what this is all for at the end of the day. Since the admins and co-owner are the ones who ultimately get to make the decisions on ban requests, unban requests, and staff applications, it seems only logical that they would need to be on the server more than the other staff members to witness the conduct of the player(s) in question. The only way to truly know what occurs on the server is to be online and witness it in person, as there are always two sides to each story. Also, staff apps and ban/unban requests have been left waiting for weeks at a time due to the inactivity of certain admins.


It’s finally time we address these issues, as the inactivity of the upper staff is degrading the overall quality of the server. Admins and co-owner must be able to maintain at least 10 hours every 2 weeks on the server. Any admin reported AFKing to boost their time, or being unable to maintain this requirement will be dropped to moderator.


I realize this can be a lot to ask of those of you who have lives and jobs and lots of shit outside the server, but those of you unable to maintain this activity will just have to step down. This is simply what the server needs for functionality. Also excessive delays in replying to admin votes will also be valid grounds for demotion.



I’ve also noticed a good deal of misconduct/ a notion of superiority from the admins and co-owner. I’ve witnessed and been shown multiple instances of a couple upper staff members deleting people’s upvotes, posts, and reputation on the forums. This type of behavior will absolutely no longer be acceptable, and ANY future repetition of this type of action will result in demotion.


Another issue I’ve noticed is the upper staff taking too much “charge” over other staff members. You are not in control of the other staff members, and they are not your children. You need to treat them with equal respect and you need to respect their decisions. Some of the current upper staff have shown a notion of superiority over not only other TTT staff, but other staff in general, which is behavior that will no longer be tolerated. There are certain TTT upper staff that have a great deal of pride they need to swallow, and I’d hope they know who they are.


PLEASE UPPER STAFF MAKE MY LIFE EASIER AND BE AN EXAMPLE FOR EVERYONE ELSE ON THE SERVER. Seriously. I’m tired of hearing complaints on you guys, and any future ones I’m not gonna take lightly.




Weapon Balancing:


My goal in running servers is always to ensure the game is fair, and everyone has a fair chance at winning. A while back, when the weapon pack containing the m24 and bullshite was added, I really was not aware of how powerful these weapons were.


The damage of both the M24 and Bullshite will be significantly reduced. The bullshite will likely be set to deal slightly more damage than the deagle and recoil slightly more, and the M24 will keep its ability to zoom in really far but I’ve gotta find a good value to knock the damage down to. If anyone has any suggestions, throw them at me.



Pointshop Updates:


So this morning I was working on trying to get Pointshop 2 to update on TTT for probably like the 15th time. We’ve been stuck on a very old, laggy, dysfunctional version for quite some time. I was finally able to remedy a method that allowed for the new PS2 to be functional on the server. So… (knock on wood) I think it’s finally updated and on the newest version. This SHOULD fix a lot of the lag issues and SQL issues the TTT server has had recently. I’m not 100% on this, but I think that a lot of the XP and time resets were happening due to excessive latency from the outdated PS2.


Since PS2 is finally updated, I took the chance to add some new pets in this morning. There are 4 new ones in regular shop, one in premium shop, and one in crate only. I’d also like to find some new playermodels to put onto TTT to replace some older ones that not many people use. I will be on vacation from this Thursday May 10 until May 22, while I’m gone if the staff could figure out a way to get community input on which model(s) can be removed and give me models to replace them with that were voted on by the community, I’d be happy to add some new models for you guys. Of course the hitboxes would have to be tested thoroughly before any new models are added. When finding new models to add, try to find files on the workshop that are small in size.


With the update, daily rewards were also added again. The glitch where you could claim the reward multiple times by spam clicking was fixed.




I think this is everything I have to say for now. Admins, I expect you guys to be on your best behavior and to be increasing your playtime. Summer time is upon us in the coming weeks, the server will be at its peak numbers and desperately in need of guidance.


If I think of anything else I need to say, I’ll edit it into this post afterwards, as I want to give you guys time to read this before I leave for vacation Thursday.

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  TTT - April 2018 Map Additions
Posted by: Foxka - 04-13-2018, 11:10 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (7)

Howdy folks! As of yesterday a few new maps have been added to the rotation! They are:

MC Treehouse
Borealis
Heaven
Huge Problem
Avalon
Vault
Trouble Island
Pelicantown
Eclipse
Fragmentation
Leetwood
Mehhh
Neptunia
Avalanched
Shocked
Rookgaard
Production

As well as Waterworld being replaced with the GMNfix to hopefully help reduce some framerate lag.


Have fun and enjoy!

If an admin could move this to announcements that would be swell

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  TTT Staff Sponsors
Posted by: Scoovie - 02-15-2018, 10:51 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

If you get promoted you cannot sponsor someone for at least 1 month after you get promoted.
    For example Helen gets mod and can't immediately sponsor soup.

If you sponsor someone you have to wait 2 weeks to sponsor someone else.
     This is to stop people from sponsoring 20 people at once.




       *****Above is subject to change.*****

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  TTT Map Update 11/30/2017
Posted by: Christian - 11-30-2017, 07:22 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (12)

Hey gang, we just implemented a ton of maps for the holidays and for a majority of next year. New hats and player models may follow in the near future. Below you will find the maps we have added for you this update. I may have forgotten maps that were in the server, so this list may be updated periodically since this was typed early in the morning.
~Cheers!

gm_supermarioworld
ttt_christmastown
ttt_frozen_prison
ttt_hydropower_a2
ttt_icebreaker_final_fix
ttt_island_christmasnight
ttt_mc_dolls_xn
ttt_minecraft_mythic_b8
ttt_museum_heist  (IMPORTANT: Someone needs to add more playerspawns ASAP or map will need to be pulled, this map cannot spawn 32 players)
ttt_nuclear_power_a4_fix
ttt_panic_room_xmas_v1c
ttt_outpost31_b01
ttt_pcworld95_final  (Might need a rearm for weapon ammo)
ttt_rats_kitchen_noboom
ttt_subway_b4
ttt_titanic  (Might need a rearm for weapon ammo)
ttt_ultimatedoom_a1_fix
ttt_vannah
xmas_lodge 
zs_snowedin  (Needs a rearm for weapon ammo)

Readded ttt_mouse_house

Maps Removed:
To be added.

Misc. Content Added:
New Pets | Pet Crates can now only be obtained as a Drop (AKA, you may no longer purchase them from the Crate / Key Store, but you can still buy the keys)

In order:

  1. Dragonfly (Can be obtained in crate, or from Pet Store)
  2. Boneguard (Can be obtained in crate, or Premium Store)
  3. Dragonling (Can be obtained in crate.)
  4. Corgi (Can be obtained in crate)

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  Forums Version Updated
Posted by: queef commando - 11-29-2017, 02:51 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (6)

Fish and I (mostly fish) just spent a little while updating the forums to the latest version of myBB. The updates are mostly centered around bug fixes, and security updates. So not much should have changed on the front end of things that you see every day. But if you notice any new problems or glitches arise on the forums please let us know.

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