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Hello again, everyone. This article regards a subject that was a common focal point of a few past discussions. That being said, such dialogues have not touched down on the subject quite as precisely as this one. As a handful of you have probably already guessed, this pertains the reintroduction of the Council rank.
Without further ado, the members of the new Council are as follows:The former four are veterans of the Council rank, with Stefan and Shuruia being new additions to the rank. Congratulations and good luck to all of them; they all assuredly deserve it.
Why is Council being brought back?
Previously, the removal of the Council rank created a considerable gap between the Administrators and Division Leader ranks. With Roy and
being the only two individuals within the Administrator group, this has ultimately left them swamped with work. The reintroduction of the Council rank is intended to bridge the aforementioned gap and to remove some of the work and stress from the Administrators.
How will the new Council operate?
Unlike the Council of old, members of the new Council are not required to directly manage servers and/or divisions. In fact, they are encouraged not to. That being said, Council members are not forbidden from server/division management as long as such actions do not interfere with their performance within the Council. While individual server management falls to Server Managers with Division Leaders managing their respective divisions, Council members manage the GFL community in a broader sense. This will include, but is not limited to:
As Council members are more involved in community affairs rather than server management, they are not required to maintain high activity on the servers. This is another step towards the retention of Council members. However, they are expected to maintain forum activity to a high degree, as well as being somewhat active on TS3.
How this will presently affect divisions
With the ascension of Stefan, Juky and Shuruia, the the CS:S and TF2 divisions respectively shall be currently left without Division Leaders. Although this can be a cause for concern, it is important to note that both of these divisions do not require a great deal of effort to maintain in the first place. Until individuals are appointed to once again fill these positions, the aforementioned Council members will continue to lead and support their respective divisions, albeit unofficially. Those that are chosen to be the new Division Leaders shall be revealed in a later update.