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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Update Notes 19/12/2017

Hello all, and welcome to the new updates to the society. These aren't really "new updates", but rather an overview of what's changed and what is going to change now that we're really getting the society up and running.


For the first update, the ranking system has been tweaked. Each rank now has specific tasks and roles to fulfill, as well as set-in-stone requirements one must meet in order to be promoted. This is to get rid of one of the problems we had last year, where agents were being repeatedly told they would be promoted soon if they worked harder, only to never move up as the council forgot about their promise. This information can be found on the Other Info page.

For the second update, we are currently working on making a Discord server for the society. The xat plugin we are currently using for our chat rooms is quite outdated and tedious to use and the only useful future it boasts at the moment is the ability to broadcast YouTube videos, which is already possible with newer, more functional programs. The server itself is mostly set up and we are making the journey of migrating our communications there instead. If all goes according to plan, we may eventually remove the xat chat rooms. If you are unable to create a Discord, speak to a Council Member and we may be able to work out a compromise.
The chat rooms will not be deleted soon, and an announcement will be made when they are. The Discord's join link may be going up within the next few days

For the third update, the way rookie recruiting and training works will be changed. We will still have recruiting sessions on AJ, but instead of performing the interviews there, we will direct the applicants to the website so they can fill out the application themselves. This is to help us be more informed when it comes to the agents in the society.
Training will be conducted in the #training channel on our Discord server. It will be accompanied by hands-on scam catching exercises performed in Dan's den on AJ.

For the fourth update, our layout for basic scammer posts has been changed. The format will be given to agents once they finish their training and are ready to start making their own posts. We are currently working on a new, more functional layout for scammer goldmine posts, since we don't like how they were handled before.

For our last update (for now), we will still be participating in our Christmas activities this year. That means that we will be giving out all items on our Christmas drive backups on December 26th, as well as hosting our "Meet Santa" events throughout this week. The Secret Santa exchange will not be happening this year, on account of the fact we have very few agents who would be willing to participate, as well as the fact it did not go well in previous years.

10 comments:

  1. Hey, I am interested in re-joining/continuing to post. I have a couple of scammers caught and documented, but I have no idea how to post things now under the new guidelines. Uh, that was kinda it, besides I'm happy that everything is starting up again! This seems to be the only way to get ahold of anyone, so hopefully this will be noticed.
    ~Agent Fox aka samyi

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    1. Hey, it's been ages since we've seen you. We'd love to have you back. Come by the chat sometime and we can add you to the Discord. We're usually on around 4PM to 9PM on weekdays.

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  2. What fun. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, since I assume most of the old agents are gone, and the society is meant to be rather different now, assumed as well. Say, how many agents/people in the society do you have now? I think you said most of them disappeared, but I'd like to know for sure.

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    1. there's me (vic), cerise, fox, feathers, electro sorta and that's basically it

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    2. Also I'm still sorta hereish™.

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    3. Ah, alright. Thanks.

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  3. Sounds awesome!

    -Pieasaurus

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  4. Nice! Thanks for the updates :P Also, I had a few cases up but recently had my computer restarted due to a virus :T I'd be happy to begin documenting scammers again though. Merry Jamaalidays!

    -Agent Core

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  5. *Rushes to make a Discord account so I can finally start working*

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  6. good job writing this danny

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