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Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:00 pm

Ahoy Ahoy Foundry Members!


I would've announced this earlier, but my internet went down for about 2 days. It seems like I've missed a lot...so I'll be around catching up on all the events. I left and everything was peaceful and quiet...and then when I come back I hear I missed some things. Oh dear. :) But anyways, let gets on to the announcement, which I'm sure many of you are already aware of or have some idea at least.

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As many of you know, there has been much discussion about ways to change and improve the Foundry and its workings. Coleman and I have been listening and discussing and we've got a few announcements to make. This really shouldn't be too much of a surprise. :)

To better keep maps moving through the Foundry we've decided to add two more additonal C.A.'s. Along with these additions, the workload will also be split up into certain "Departments" (for lack of a better word). Each Dept. will have a respective C.A. who oversees the area. This will be explained in more detail below.

But first I'd like you all to welcome Gimil and Oaktown, new Cartography Assistants in the Foundry. Coleman will also continue his C.A. post as before.

Now in regards to the workload as mentioned earlier, each C.A. has specific roles they are in charge of in the Foundry.
    Coleman will continue to be the Early Development/XML C.A.. Coleman will be in charge of the Map Ideas essentially (as before), and will also be in charge of making sure the final XML is in proper and working order. Of course all C.A.'s will share a number of duties, mostly general moderation (I.E. Keeping order, poll removal, moving threads, keeping the Dev. Atlas up-to-date, etc).

    Gimil will be the Graphics C.A. (This includes any REVAMPs or map TOUCH-UPs). Gimil's main focus as a C.A. will be REVAMPs and map TOUCH-UPs. In addition to this, he will also ensure that all 'Active Maps' are up to the current graphical standards of the Foundry (this will most likely be expanded upon by him later). Gimil will also share the above mentioned general moderation duties.

    Oaktown will be the Game Play C.A.. Oaktown's main focus as a C.A. will be ensuring that all 'Active Maps' have game play that is balanced and not faulty or broken (this will most likely be expanded upon by him later). Oaktown will also share the above mentioned general moderation duties.

    Me -- And of course I'll remain around to do a little bit of everything and make sure the Foundry is working, and to push the Final Buttons. ;)


In addition to Gimil and Oaktown becoming C.A.'s, the Foundry team will start to use 'Stamps' to denote when a map has reached appropriate certifcation for something. I long ago wanted to do something like this, but had no means to create beautiful stamps so I just used words (and basically we're just switching from a word system to a graphic system for clarity and fun:)). Many thanks to Oaktown for helping expand upon an original idea, and Gimil for providing the graphics. The stamps are pretty self-explanatory, and will be given out by the respective C.A.'s once a map has reached the specified stage/certification.

**Please note that receiving a STAMP does NOT mean that you cleared from making any changes if something comes up.**

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Sound good everyone? Lets get back to making maps. Lets all place, and remember to smile and eat a banana.


--Andy
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Postby yeti_c on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:00 pm

Congrats Oaky and Giml.

Like the new ideas too - Lets keep the foundry as strong as ever.

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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:03 pm

Thanks yeti_c!

Unfortunatly early tomorrow I leave for Ireland for a week and 1 day. I may, may not have internet access so dont expect my post to take full effect until i return. (Hopefully I wont be needed t much in this time)

But enought of that, I look forward to working here with everyone.

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Postby lanyards on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:05 pm

I think the stamps are a good idea.
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:06 pm

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This announcent may be the worst kept secret of CC history!
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Postby pepperonibread on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:50 pm

Congrats guys. =D>
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:53 pm

pepperonibread wrote:Congrats guys. =D>


thanks pep :D
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Postby Herakilla on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:56 pm

YES you finally got stamps like i said b4!
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:58 pm

Herakilla wrote:YES you finally got stamps like i said b4!


and there pretty stamps too :D
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Postby wicked on Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:58 pm

gimil is going to visit rebelman. :shock:
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Postby yeti_c on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:00 pm

wicked wrote:gimil is going to visit rebelman. :shock:


Ah sweet!!

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Postby Kaplowitz on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:01 pm

Congratz!!

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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:02 pm

wicked wrote:gimil is going to visit rebelman. :shock:


Wrong ireland wicki :wink:
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Postby RjBeals on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:03 pm

Yes congrats to you two. I couldn't think of better members to take the roles. You already do one heck of a good job with your help & support you offer. Now you get the official titles that go along!
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Postby rebelman on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:08 pm

Congrats on your new posts guys - 2 fine additions. I'm very hopeful you two will make a significant positive impact around here in your new roles while continuing to work on your own projects (I hope)

Gimil this was kept quiet in general despite what you may think to the contrary :wink:

The new stamps look class and are a nice touch

This thread should really be in foundry discussion not the main foundry IMHO

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Postby rebelman on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:09 pm

wicked wrote:gimil is going to visit rebelman. :shock:


it was discussed as a possibility but i think he is choosing the woman over me :cry:
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:09 pm

Well the irish have a habbit of getting me very very drunk.
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:11 pm

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wicked wrote:gimil is going to visit rebelman. :shock:


it was discussed as a possibility but i think he is choosing the woman over me :cry:


we'll corks a long long way, away.

Also an old man like your self would want to be seen with s strapping 18 year old lad like myself :wink:

by hey, ill give you shount if the girl takes me to dublin :wink:

have a guniess and a baileys :D
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Postby Herakilla on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:17 pm

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Herakilla wrote:YES you finally got stamps like i said b4!


and there pretty stamps too :D


i cant wait to see them in action!
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:20 pm

Herakilla wrote:
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and there pretty stamps too :D


i cant wait to see them in action!


The graphics stamp most likely wont be in action till the 16th :(
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Postby Herakilla on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:21 pm

why not post them on old maps lol 8)
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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:23 pm

Herakilla wrote:why not post them on old maps lol 8)


cos we dont want to :)
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Postby WidowMakers on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:50 pm

Where will teh stamps go. it the first post or what?

I know it really is not important but I just wanted to know.

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Postby gimil on Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:53 pm

WidowMakers wrote:Where will teh stamps go. it the first post or what?

I know it really is not important but I just wanted to know.

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