a quick question.

Discussion in 'Ask the White Tower' started by Martinis Clarkey, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Martinis Clarkey

    Martinis Clarkey Novice

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    I am aware I'm putting the cart before the horse here but when I put the application in to the mayor for me to join the tower how long does it normally take the hall to decide?
     
  2. Barmacral Tigana

    Barmacral Tigana Gaidin Master of the Watch

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    As long as we need.
     
  3. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    Depending on how busy they are, it can take up to 4 weeks for you to hear back. If it takes longer, contact membership@tarvalon.net.
     
  4. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    It can also vary depending on the Hall. As the new Hall has only just started, we don't even have an idea yet if they are going to be average, quicker than normal, or slower than normal
    The Membership Manual covers what the Hall looks at
    https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=MM:_What_does_the_Hall_look_for_in_raisings?
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    After an application has been submitted to join the Tower, the Mayor contacts the two Senior Members referenced in the Citizen’s application. After the recommendations on the particular Citizen have been received, the Mayor takes the application to the Hall. This takes place in a private forum "Hall of the Tower."
    To give an example of the application process: If Egwene al’Vere were up for raising, the Mayor would post a thread entitled “Egwene al’Vere for Novice.” The post would include her avatar, real first name, birth date, join date and link to her forum profile. Underneath are her answers to the questions in the application. Underneath that are her two references from Senior Members, Moiraine Sedai and Lan Gaidin.
    When up for consideration of raising to Novice/Recruit, a Citizen's post history will be evaluated by members of the Hall. An issue often raised in the Hall is that of post activity. While there is no specific number of posts which is ideal, a Citizen should have a great deal of who they are represented in these posts. One thousand posts of nothing but an emoticon or a congratulations are not nearly as helpful as 100 or 200 posts that give more insight into one's personality.
    One should keep in mind that the purpose of becoming a Community Member of the Tower (i.e. ‘Junior Member’) is to put oneself into a position ideal for contributing to positive interactions within the Tower, as well as having a greater opportunity to benefit from strengthened personal bonds. The Hall very carefully votes upon each member's raising, accepting those who are both friendly and dedicated. One may be friendly, but dedication is hard to discern from too few posts - or too many, if the post history consists of 'spam,' i.e. throw-away posts which show little to nothing of the Citizen's character. Either raise a red flag and could be grounds for denying the raising until the Citizen has contributed more posts which represent who he or she is as a person. A particularly positive recommendation from a Senior Member is also taken into consideration.
    An ideal candidate for Novice or Recruit would be one who is familiar with the Tower rules (i.e. Chat Guidelines, Membership Manuals). He or she would already have had positive experiences interacting within the boards and among the Community Members. Communication in a respectful and mature fashion is key to any candidate's application. One who deliberately acts in a disruptive and/or disrespectful manner is not likely to be approved.
    The process of acceptance/denial through the Tower takes an average of two weeks but could be longer or shorter. If the candidate is denied, the Mayor will tell him/her so in private and discuss what factors might be considered before applying again after a time. If the candidate is approved, the Mayor will post a thread with the subject of the Citizen’s name in the City Hall forum. This is the call to report oneself at the Tower. New novices report to the Master/Mistress of Novices and Recruits. "

    This should give you an idea
     
  5. Martinis Clarkey

    Martinis Clarkey Novice

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    Thanks all for you're input
     
  6. Martinis Clarkey

    Martinis Clarkey Novice

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    I hope this hasn't affected the hall's view of me i realise now that I may have done by this thread?
     
  7. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    We look at overall presence on the site, as Toral covered n his post just above.

    That said, our Membership Manual (Toral linked to it) is a good place to start when looking for answers to questions such as this in the future. It is quite thorough, and a working knowledge of its contents is important.
     
  8. Caerwyn Jolan

    Caerwyn Jolan Gaidin

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    Go Ninya!
    :-)
     
  9. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    Caerwyn! Hiiiiii~!

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