New Contribution Team Leaders!

Discussion in 'Empire News' started by Krysyy, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. As you may have noticed, ItsMeMatheus is no longer a staff member on Empire Minecraft. His real life has taken him away from EMC, and with him gone, the contribution team was left without a leader. Well, no more!

    After a proper mourning period, we analyzed the role of contribution team lead and what we WANT it to have going forward, and it's simply too much for one person to handle effectively. So, let me introduce our TWO Contribution Team Leaders!

    AlexC__ and FDNY21

    These amazing gentlemen are already working with me to determine ways to grow the team's roll on EMC and help to get a few things rolling that have set on the wayside for too long. I can't wait to see what they have in store!

    If you're interested in joining the Contribution Team, please apply. I'm sure that the new team leaders want some new blood!
  2. Grats Fendy and Alex!! WOOT! :)
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  3. Congrats AlexC_ and FDNY21!!:D
  4. Congrats guys!!!
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  5. I knew fndy was going to be the leader but alex too that was a shocker.
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  6. Congrats to the both of you!! I can't think of anyone better for the job. :)
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  7. Congrats!!!
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  8. congratz
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  9. Congrats to both of you!
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  10. Congrats
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  11. Matheus is gone? D: Anyway, congrats guys! :)
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  12. Congrats on the promotions, but with all due respect: I'm still skeptical as to what might come from this. Because, I do not agree with the statement that 1 person wouldn't be able to handle the whole thing. That's silly. Just for context: that comes from a rather active former contrib member.

    In my opinion the whole thing was never about leadership, but appeal and motivation. Which I think is something which was never understood by staff: it doesn't motivate at all if you put effort into something and then seeing it getting completely ignored. I think it can even drive players away if you then insist that they ignore the ignorance (pun intended) and just carry on. Of course, some care more for titles than their underlying meaning, that always helps.

    A team should be about teamplay, and team play should be a 2 way street where there's communication happening. Going back and forth. And with that I do not refer to listening to team members and then simply ignoring them, I specifically mean being open to suggestions and possible change. And actually taking the effort to <gasp> respond to them! Yet that small bit is severely lacking, because it has always been a 1 way street, and this move - for me - only proves that it will remain as such.

    Because motivating players is something which, in my opinion, the staff is seriously bad at. Yet that is key for something as a contribution team.

    As always, just my 2 cents.
  13. You could at least give them a chance before you go Negative Nancy on them.

    We already have 2 pages worth of ideas and plans that we are working through.
  14. Not sure why, Alex has contributed some amazing graphics which you can see on the emc home page today!

    In any case, both will be great team leaders for this. Gratz guys!
  15. Twisting my words much?

    I'm not going negative on Alex & Fendy, I think they're going to do a great job. But I am going negative on the so called two player requirement. One could have done all the work easily, provided that there was actually a drive and room to do so.

    Yeah, probably 3/4 of that written by me :D

    It's not as if this wasn't predicted before. You guys could also have been a lot more open and inviting of team interaction in the past instead of ignoring most and making it a "do as we say and don't do as we do" kind of thing.

    And you, as the boss of the whole thing, could also have seen something going wrong a long time ago. If you listened to the stuff being shared. Yet instead you just kept pushing on as if there was no problem at all.

    That, and not Alex & Fendy, is what I'm going Negative Nancy on. Because I can't help think that in the end all roads lead to you. And I think Alex & Fendy will mostly be doing what you tell 'm to do instead of you giving them the freedom and opportunity to mold the contribution team to their visions and ideals.

    Time will tell.
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  16. I can second this. We all repeatedly got told to do stuff for the blog and rewards were implemented, we submitted it stuff, it all got ignored, and then people were asking where the blog posts are. The only thing that made it through to the blog (last time I checked) was a staff-made post about Minecon.

    The rewards are nice but when people aren't getting them because the process needed for them to receive said rewards are left incomplete, they don't matter at all. It doesn't help it feels like the blog doesn't matter at all, either.
    He didn't go 'Negative Nancy' on them at all though. He criticised what goes on behind the scenes, and quite frankly he has a point.
  17. They have to be complete for submission. There are currently only 2 that had actual final draft submitted, but were held back by staff choice and I've discussed with the member that submitted. We were definitely slacking on poking you all to finish and hit submit, but that's part of the reason we have 2 leads now.
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  18. Pretty sure I submitted mine and got told my post was waiting behind another one which was scheduled - if the other one was scheduled for a certain date I'm sure it was finished, and I felt like mine was finished (and getting told it was 'behind a scheduled post' only bolstered that feeling).

    Neither post showed up, not even after I publicly asked where they were - in fact, I was just ignored.

    That's not a problem with 'slacking on poking' at all. That's just not managing stuff correctly. Having two leads who are more active will help, I'm sure - it's just a shame this didn't happen sooner.
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  19. And you (in another thread) claim that I'm sharing false comments. Wow. Just wow.

    I refuse to share Wordpress screenshots (yes, I have them) because of my self inflicted privacy policy. But there were much more than 2 out there Krysyy.

    And before we get side tracked and you suddenly start telling how negative I've become and how I'm trying to damage the whole thing. Nonsense. (I honestly think this is going to happen next).

    But I am upset about the fact that all of this could have been prevented if you had listened to the things people have told you. Yet totally ignored. I honestly care about the contribution team because I think their role is the most under appreciated yet also one of the more important ones out there. More serious players will turn to the wiki, and that will be their first impression of the professional environment which EMC offers.

    But there have been times where you honestly cared more for the blog which hardly anyone reads (nor follows) than the effort put into the wiki.

    Be open, be honest and appreciate what you have. Those are some of the things which I think are highly lacking right now. A good boss knows how to motivate instead of dishing out orders. And that motivation is usually a 2 way street.
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