Announcements from Michael & Ramon

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Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by Michael » March 1st 2018, 12:06 pm

Announcements from Michael & Ramon Manifesto Implementation
Alliance Map - first draft published on 03/03/18
Executive Council Q&A - Started on 04/03/18

Staff Appointments
Permanent Admins:
Charlie and Otto will be remaining as permanent admins, and thus part of the Excutive Council.

Global Moderators:
Billy and InvaderNat (Nathan) were officially appointed on 10th of March, 2018.

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Committee of Trustees
Chairman: Michael
Members: Zack (Webmaster); Kendall (Speaker); Charlie (Admin); TBC (Member in good standing)

Thirteenth Executive Council
President: Michael
Vice-President: Ramon
Permanent Administrators: Otto, Charlie
Speaker of the Alliance: Kendall
Webmaster (non-voting adviser): Zack

Administrative and Moderation Team
Chief Administrator: Michael
Administrators: Michael, Ramon, Charlie, Otto
Chief Moderator: Ramon
Global Moderators: Billy, InvaderNat (Nathan)

Government of the Alliance
Executives and Directors
President: Michael
Vice-President: Ramon
Speaker of the Alliance: Kendall
Director of Culture: Ulisse
Director of Public Services: Otto
Director of Infrastructure: Ulisse
Director of Economics: jmsepe
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Election Commissioner: vacant until next election
AINSI Commissioner: jmsepe
Alliance Games Federation Commissioner: Kendall
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by jmsepe » March 1st 2018, 12:08 pm

Lol. I thought there was already an announcement. Haha
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Post by Agunter999 » March 1st 2018, 5:51 pm

Well thus thread is useful?
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Post by Michael » March 3rd 2018, 4:05 pm

Alliance Map As promised in our manifesto, we have been working on a new Alliance map. Aside from the additions of Arriola and Deimenovinas, and the land change of Carolina, the new map is much better quality, with more accurate nations. Some nations, such as Oka and Arriola had SVG nation maps available which mean they are very accurate - others are traced from the old Alliance map. (If you have a higher quality SVG map of your nation, feel free to message it to me and I'll use it on the map. Also, member states, side nations and honorary members have been colour-coded.

Behind the scenes, the new map is SVG based and has everything in layers, making addition and removal of nations much easier.

Before I replace the map in the Union Library, I wanted to post it here to gauge opinion before it is officially replaced. I think everything is there and accurate, but if not please let me know! :) The files are large (~6mb; 8000px x 7974px), so if you think smaller versions would be better that's also something we can do.

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Blank map:
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Exclusion map:
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Hope you all like it - we've worked hard on it!
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Post by stanisolt » March 3rd 2018, 4:44 pm

Not bad! However the longitudinal and latitudinal lines make the map very crowded and difficult to read.
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Post by ulisse » March 3rd 2018, 7:19 pm

This map is beautiful, but take away the latitudes and longitudes that currently annoy
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Post by InvaderNat » March 3rd 2018, 9:03 pm

Looks excellent, thanks a lot. 8)
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Post by Ramon » March 4th 2018, 12:36 am

Question & Anwers for the Executive Council As promised in our manifesto as well, we are starting a Questions & Answers section for the whole Executive Council and Government. This action is aiming to create an open and transparent administration, we only request we stick to Alliance matter ;). If you want to participate of the Q&A, just send your question for this link:
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by jmsepe » March 5th 2018, 10:15 am

Is there a version of the union map without the lines?
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Post by Nanami » March 5th 2018, 1:28 pm

I like it. and yeah, the version without latitudes and longitudes are really welcome! ;)
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by Michael » March 10th 2018, 10:56 am

Staff Position Announcements Following discussions and a vote among the EC, along with contact with the members, I am very pleased to announce, on behalf of the whole of the Executive Council, that our new Global Moderators are:
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I know these two members will make great addition to the team, and I wish them the best!
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by stanisolt » March 10th 2018, 3:30 pm

Could we get a run down on how two global mods were appointed when only one left? I fail to see much transparency in this decision, much less any sense.
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by Michael » March 10th 2018, 6:01 pm

Sure Stan. So as per the Charter, Global Moderators (and the two permanent admins) are appointed by the VP and P. Following the election, Anthony inherited a GM position - partly because there was one place free following my election, but also as that was his role before he was elected as VP last year.

There was a discussion in the EC group chat (consisting of the 5 members of the EC) about potential names for the two GM positions. In addition to the selected two members (and the two then-incumbent GMs) there were 4 other names. A poll was then conducted in the the Staff Forums here on the forum, whereby all 5 members of the EC voted along with incumbent GMs, as they have access to the Staff Room forum, so 12 votes were made in total, with two votes per member (to allow for two preferred candidates).

4 candidates received no votes, 1 had one vote and one had 2 votes. The two selected names were the most popular (one with 4 votes, one with 5) and so were offered the positions. They both accepted.

Hope this clear this up. :)
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by stanisolt » March 10th 2018, 6:18 pm

Can we get a list of candidate names and a list of qualifications for all names, so as to know why they were chosen as candidates and why the two members were chosen? I don’t have any objections to Nathan and Billy, but I think we all would like to know through what process they were chosen and what qualifications they have to be global moderators, apart from merely being chosen by the President and Vice President.
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Re: Announcements from Michael & Ramon

Post by Agunter999 » March 10th 2018, 6:33 pm

Yeh, I would love to know why the names were chosen, I would invite any member who was party to the decision to explain why these candidates are the best. As you would as a political appointment into such important role would
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