Next Turnover Scheduled: April 1, 2019.

Southern's Staff adheres to what HT voted for: No more than 5 members, with Staff's expected tenure to be a six month engagement from the time of volunteering. Terms are typically:

  • April 1st - September 30th
  • October 1st - March 30th

Formal Staff Turnover

  • Two weeks prior to Turnover Date:
    • Call for interest in staff on *sw
    • Direct existing staff members to send mails indicating interest if applicable.
  • One week prior to Turnover Date:
    • Close staff call.
    • Tally all of the interest and do initial checks; anyone with less than four scenes a month automatically disqualified from staff unless there are extenuating situations:
      • Should staff receive an application when staff maximum has not been exceeded by eligible applicants, discretion is permissible in certain situations:
        • If the applying character is less than three months old per 'vet', existing staff may execute discretion to find that character's staff application eligible so long as the character has served at least two-thirds of the required time (two months) active by current activity standards, and the player has previous or currently active characters to fill the remaining month.
        • Staff may utilize discretion in case-by-case basis to allow probationary staffing, but in the above case and in all cases, staff members must remain active to stay on staff.
    • Pick three to five eligible candidates.
    • If there are more than five candidates for staff, the candidate pool must decide among themselves as to who is presented as the new members of Staff. This can be done several ways:
      • Staff candidates can withdraw
      • Staff candidates can come to a mutual decision on who is elected
      • Staff candidates can open up an area vote
  • One day prior to Turnover Day:
    • Close any area votes if applicable
    • Send announcement with new/updated staff members
    • Have new staff members pick two Game Staff reps
    • Update the staff members page on the wiki.
    • Update the turnover page on the wiki with the new date.
    • Update the activity tracker on the wiki with the new members.
    • The Old Staff's last Contribution is to ensure that the new Staff adheres to the activity policies. (This is a second activity check, just to make sure that activity policies are honored.)

Mid-Tenure Staff Resignation / Interim Staff Selection

In the event that someone resigns from staff in the middle of a six-month tenure, the previous policy will be used in filling the missing slot if it is felt necessary to replace that member.

  • Member Resigns.
  • Day of Member Resignation:
    • Call for interest in staff on *sws
  • One Week Post Member Resignation:
    • Close staff call.
    • Existing Staff Ensures that all Candidates meet the activity requirement, alerting any who don't that they are not eligible for Staff
    • The Eligible Candidate pool must decide among themselves as to who is presented as the new members of Staff. This can be done several ways:
      • Staff Candidates can withdraw
      • Staff Candidates can come to a mutual decision on who is elected
      • Staff Candidates can open up an Staff-Wide Vote
      • Staff Candidates can open up an Area-Wide Vote
  • Two Weeks Post Member Resignation
    • Close any area votes if applicable
    • Send announcement with new/updated staff members
    • Have new staff members pick a Game Staff rep if the Member that Resigned was one of the Game Staff reps.

It is important to note here that this Staff member's tenure is only as long as the remainder of the Staff Cycle. Staff Turnover potentially reshuffles all of Southern Weyr's Staff positions. The new member can, of course, re-apply so long as they meet the activity requirement!