August 2021 GSM Results


Wowee! We had a long GSM with lots of things to talk about. As many have noticed, we’ve promoted quite a number of new staff. In addition, we’ve had a number of changes so let’s get into it!

Sparkling Wood

With a tally of 9-0, Redwood (built by MC_Protocol) was promoted to Premier! The full text of his acceptance speech can be read below.

New Mods!

We promoted 6 of the 7 nominated candidates this GSM!

NameForNeutralAgainstDid Not Vote
autobus222070
DintyB9000
hvt20118100
ondist6300
MC_Protocol6300
Narnia177200
MPolo4556210
Final Vote of All Candidates

Congrats to DintyB, hvt2011, ondist, MC_Protocol, Narnia17, and MPolo455!

It’s all in the Community

We had an hour discussion over the current plagiarism rules based on a proposal by autobus22, Frosty_Creeper10, and CaptainObi. The discussion was how we can modify the rules to keep the intent there but ease the burden of record keeping from town mayors. At the end of it all, Staff agreed to roll back requiring town mayors to declare copied builds and moving to an affirmation that the town mayor has acquired the required permissions. This will be updated on City Rank forms to a checkbox on town promotions. Final wording is a still a Work-In-Progress in staff channels and will get public feedback when ready.

autobus22 proposed rewarding voting up the server on server lists. Staff were interested in it and requested for auto to look into how we should reward without breaking the experience for members who don’t vote up the server. There shouldn’t be an advantage for players that vote up and ones who don’t.

sesese9‘s proposal to open the super-secret Staff World was accepted. All staff (former/current) will have one month (until next GSM) to remove private stuff that they do not want others to see from Staff World. After that, members can freely come, on request, to the Staff World and see why we say it’s not that interesting.

With the advent of threads on Discord, chiefbozx proposed removing the #media-discussion and #event-discussion channels and using threads on the announcements channels. Staff settled on a compromise solution where threads will be enabled in the -announcements channels while keeping the -discussion channels for now to give a trial period. Staff will re-evaluate whether to actually remove the -discussion channels at a later time (roughly in October).

After the events of Vulpicula’s departure, autobus22 proposed a Miranda Rights for members/staff when talking to admins or server owner. This was approved and expanded to included conversations with any staff member. The text is the following:

Members and Staff can request another staff member to be present at discussions which would otherwise be one-on-one in order to make sure they feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

__7d submitted a proposal to modify the airfield rules. This would have done the following:

  • Set a gate limit (suggested was 20-22 small gates)
  • Raise block limit from 7.5K (limit would be chosen by staff)
  • Set minimum length of airfield runways to 100m
  • Set minimum width of airfield runways to 9m or 11m

This proposal was denied over the fact that staff don’t want to mandate dimensions over an airfield. If members want to build bigger airfields/airports than we would encourage you to build toward Governor.

We are enabling /mspt on Beta, based on a proposal from __7d. This will allow staff to evaluate its worth and possible enabling on main server. Similar to /tps, /mspt will show the number of milliseconds per tick.

Getting You from Here to There

EliteNeon‘s proposal to build a Central City Park and Ride Bus Terminal was approved. The terminal will be built to the west of Central City NW MRT Station.

RadiantRanger26‘s extension of the B844 to Norwest was approved.

Freskooo‘s B341 was approved between the B34 and Nagahori

_Z3NO_‘s proposal to build the B680 was approved between Welchett and Cactus Springs

Make the Money Flow

HarborRandom852‘s Formula MRT will return again with Season 2! Staff have approved their funding request so be on the look out!

Moving Hands

HarborRandom852‘s Inactive Asset Transfer (IAT) of USSRgrad (built by BrokenKidney) was denied however staff have given them limited permissions regarding the area. Harbor can build within 300 blocks and connect the town to outside roads from Harbor’s neighboring town of Miu Wan.

autobus22‘s IAT of Jeeka (owned by mustang_guy) was approved due to their neighboring city of Wazamawazi.

EliteNeon‘s IAT of a Cessna Citation V design (created by Keks63) was approved. Similar to past topics, Elite will be the point person of the design however the design is free and open for anyone to use.

Working on the Rail

Circulating the discord and ultimately at the GSM, autobus22/Missa_Solemnis proposed PUNS (Project Unshuttle the Shittle) which would have extended the Marina Shuttle from its current terminus at AT – Merchant City – District Center (XE8) southwest to Central City Inchmuir (A0). The joke of extending the shuttle has been here for a while and auto wanted to make it a reality.

However, staff denied extending another MRT Line into Central City. Chiefbozx iterated that he would have liked to see the Marina extended north to possibly serve New Phoenix/Hendon. Other staff/dissidents voiced that the MRT should be used to serve more of Zeta and disagreed with auto’s points that the MRT isn’t really used for transportation anymore but more of a landmark of where you are in the world.

godzilltrain has been employed to fix a new redstone bug in current MRT stations. With the update to 1.16, singular pieces of redstone dust can be change to a dot or cross mode. This is an issue as a single block of redstone dust sits below the fast departure button and can be modified by anyone (including guests). Godz volunteered his services to go to every single station and add another block of redstone dust, making a line of redstone dust. This blocks the cross mode of redstone dust which would block the departure bay from working. The picture below shows the bay with the new additional redstone dust.