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  • Arcanus



    On or about March 24, 2008 a charge appeared on my American Express bill in the wake of Apollo having been kicked from [352nd] and with that Team Interrobang was born. During the summer of 2008 I was largely absent as I was working something ridiculous, like 80 hours weeks at Ockanickon Scout Reservation, as assistant camp director.
    I would like to have stepped down as SA on or about our 3rd anniversary. (FUTURE PERFECT, BITCHES)

    Opinion on Things

    • Admin status and community will always be entangled. There is a camaraderie that comes from a shared responsibility.
    • The words "troll" and "drama" are meaningless, functioning as stand-ins when a person can't articulate their dislike of something.
    • Novel play is good.
    • There is great value to talk. I'm fine with a bit of failure as long as the mechanism that brought it was just.
    • Order of importance when dealing with novel infraction. Check for problem > player talk > community talk > technical fix > rules change.
    • Increasing choice will often make a server worse. If the votemap options includes 2 options, many more players are more likely to get the map "they want" compared to if there are 6.
    • I'm willing to take some shit from people who ship. Also, my memory is short.
    • Your friends can be wrong and your enemies can be right. Truth can hide anywhere.

    Miscellaneous Crap - Lists

    Stuff I've Done as a Senior Admin

    1. Wrote team rules
    2. Shepherded transition to JA voting on recruitment
    3. Wrote team comprehensive rules
    4. Created dodgeball, 2nd dodgeball, remote control sentry, prophunt, zombiehunt, randomizer, pyrotennis, gungame (old), gungame (new), Saxton Hale, WarioWare and RTF ability pack servers
    5. Managed team finances from founding to current
    6. Rewrote MOTD from flat setup to something a bit more dynamic
    7. Added !helpmenu functionality to all servers
    8. Ran brief inter-team prophunt matches
    9. Created townhall meetings, and have so far run all
    10. Coordinated Rev4 web page move
    11. Set up vBulletin and did migration to Rev5
    12. De-spammed the wiki

    Stuff I Currently Do as a Senior Admin

    1. Manage money including reserved slots
    2. Create novel game play servers
    3. Work with plugin developers to create community-requested plugins
    4. Speak with applicants about team rules
    5. Play <--- That shit's important

    Catchphrases and Memes

    1. "Such is the way of things" - Picked this up sometime around 2005 during a concerted effort to be less angry.
    2. "but this isn't team Arcanus" - Just repeated a lot. I have strong opinions on how things should be done, but I'd prefer a well considered community decision over one made by personal fiat.
    3. "Toot toot; you're a bitch" - Picked up from a comic strip. Usually proceeding "Hey, , do you want to hear a song I wrote for you?"
    4. Charlemagne, the Stabby Ghost - Comes out once every few months. Usually when someone says "there's no way you can kill me."
    5. " is a big boy|girl." I have belief in personal autonomy and if someone chooses to depart our company or go in another direction, it's his or her choice. At most we can state our preference for someone to do something else, but once words like "should" come out, one's overstepped.
    6. Verbing - Short-hand for people who do useful things. For instance, someone who helps update servers and runs events would be someone who verbs. People who don't verb shouldn't demand it of others.
    7. "Hm. So..." - A phrase picked up from Karl Van Hoet and often used to preface overly technical statements.
    8. Arcanus's Laws
      1. Law #1 - I disagree.
      2. Law #2 - Don't give people homework.
      3. Law #3 - Any team activity that requires people to do hard work independently with a long payoff time will fail.
      4. Law #4 - You can request that I do anything, and there's a good chance I will. You can tell me to do nothing.
      5. Law #5 - It doesn't exist until there's a thread for it.

    Meetups Attended (Links are to pictures)

    Team Interrobang Members Met

    I very much value the relationships I've developed while participating in Team Interrobang's community. Where reasonable, I try to visit members and have logged more than 20000 miles in the process of visiting them.

    1. A.C.E
    2. Ahk
    3. AlanFFM
    4. Arcanus (I count)
    5. AzureTruth
    6. Bakkster
    7. Banks
    8. Bassclef
    9. Beers
    10. Bevo
    11. BigDave
    12. Blackbird
    13. Bluthium
    14. Booper
    15. BostonJake
    16. Braelito
    17. Bunki
    18. Busfullofzapdoses
    19. Caboose
    20. Captain Charisma
    21. Captain Obvious
    22. Cruel
    23. CS-Gas
    24. Chayoss
    25. Chef Grantisimo
    26. Church
    27. Cowgirl
    28. TheChief
    29. Crasian
    30. Danakin
    31. Devmon
    32. Dispenser
    33. Doctor
    34. DoubleDragn
    35. Earender
    36. EarleJohnson
    37. Eddie
    38. Ellice
    39. Frosted Flakes
    40. GJ
    41. GlaDOS
    42. Gutbuster
    43. Hellfighter
    44. Howitzer
    45. Icebox
    46. Ice Dragon
    47. Impact
    48. Impulse Nine
    49. Insufferable Bubbles
    50. Ironhide
    51. Jazzysax
    52. Jimmy Stewart
    53. Joker
    54. Kaiser
    55. LAIR-E
    56. Leezard
    57. Liquid Chicken
    58. littlekitty
    59. Lucavi
    60. Lumbeeman
    61. Magnet
    62. Maveej
    63. MikeLSTL
    64. MONDO
    65. Mussolini
    66. Nighthawk
    67. Ninjitsu
    68. NovaDenizen
    69. Obi
    70. Oddgo
    71. Olimar
    72. OMGKitties
    73. OnaZ
    74. Pants
    75. PirateKing
    76. Pengin002
    77. Plato
    78. Polonius Monk
    79. Prince of Sweden
    80. RCraft
    81. Renegade42
    82. Rev1
    83. RhymeMime
    84. Saratonin
    85. Scram Chops
    86. Sensei
    87. Sentry Gun
    88. Shas O' Faiz
    89. Sonicx
    90. Spooner
    91. SquareMEal
    92. Squirrels
    93. Stone Cold
    94. Tardbagel
    95. The Stig
    96. Tork
    97. Tweir
    98. Verikon
    99. Villanis
    100. VirginBride
    101. Vulture
    102. Whackakutiej9
    103. Xyos
    104. Yurch
    105. Z-Axis

    And some others sometime.