Spring 2017 Admin Meeting
- 1 Agenda
- 2 Notes
- Bonding Discussion Group update
- General updates
Events & Conferences
- 2018 Anni
- New forum software
- Membership Survey focus
Written by Rhed al'Tere, Amyrlin Seat, unless otherwise specified
Welcome to the Admin Meeting Discussion for Spring 2017!
A proposal was received that community group-specific roles deserve recognition. These are unofficial roles, and do not have the moderator powers that the official role of Heart or Honor Guard have. Though the workload can be substantial, it is not even across groups, and we felt that a merit specific to these roles wouldn’t be appropriate. However, we think recognizing contribution within a community group is a good thing. We concluded that this is best done by once a year asking the Heads of Ajah/Company Commanders to nominate someone from their group to receive the Award/Merit. This would be a Silver Merit that does not become Gold if earned more than once. It would be eligible to contribute to the Alchemist Merit.
- General update and Turnover
Everything is ready for the new Director of Marketing to jump in. Most of JordanCon marketing planning is done, though some is waiting for the new DoMark.
Anni was a success! Huge kudos to Viv, who served as Local Liaison and Mistress of Revels. The raffle went well and seems better than da’covale; we'll likely continue doing the raffle/silent auction style of fundraising.
- Forum Software
New forum software is being tested. There are a lot of good things about the new software, huge improvements over vBulletin. Mendo will be making a post soon regarding the good...and the less good. The current theme will probably not import directly, but a new one is being prepared. (New shinies!)
IRC replacements are being considered. The likely choices are either our own server or Discord. There are privacy issues with Discord, as the Terms of Service allows data mining. We will investigate to see if there are any potential liability issues for the Tower. Discord also has text permanence, which has both advantages and disadvantages.
- Voice Chat
We discussed a voice chat, and Mother in particular is nervous about it, but could be convinced. No specific plans to institute voice chat right now.
- Annual Report
We're waiting for one section, which will be turned in this week. Next year, there will be a hard deadline of March 1 so the report can be released in the first quarter.
- Membership Survey
We plan to have a focused, trimmed down Survey this year. (You're welcome Cahalan.) The current aim is to open it June 1.