New Procedure for Leaving a Senior Member Group

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  1. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Director of Membership Aes Sedai

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    New Procedures for Leaving a Senior Membership Group

    Senior Members may now leave their group on a rolling basis. The Director of Membership will post a locked thread in Site Announcements that will be used for the current calendar year. Each time a member is approved to leave their group, a post will be made.

    A Senior Member who wishes to leave their member group should send an email to the Director of Membership with the reasons they wish to leave. There will be a two week waiting period between receipt of the application and a decision. The applicant may change their mind at any time during this period.

    If the Senior Member is approved to leave their group and this is their first or second time leaving a Senior Membership group, they will be given the choice to remain a Senior Member, demote to Accepted/Soldier, or demote to Citizen.

    Those who demote to Accepted/Soldier or Citizen will have the MoAS or Mayor as their membership admin, respectively.

    Remaining a Senior Member

    If they choose to remain a Senior Member, they will become an Unaffiliated Aes Sedai or Gaidin. Their Membership Admin will be the Director of Membership.

    Effectively, the banner behind the title will be removed, as will access to their previous group's forums. They will retain their status as a Senior Member, their bond(s), and the communal Senior Member forums, but they will also lose access to the forums for their bondmate(s) and any forums where they are an Invited Guest, if any.

    Guesting/aspiration

    They will guest as usual to find their new member group, then Aspire on the prescribed timeline for demotions in the existing MM.

    Raising
    To be raised, an Unaffiliated Senior Member has already gone through the Hall, so they will no longer need to go through the Hall again.

    The Senior Membership groups will determine when the member is ready to officially join the group and the Head of Ajah/Company Commander will send an email to the Director of Membership for them to officially join their new group. The timeline should also be the same as what is currently in the MM for demotions.

    An Unaffiliated Aes Sedai/Gaidin may not form any new bonds or become an Invited Guest of any group. Forum permissions for bondmates will be restored upon raising. It will be up to the group who extended the invitation to be an Invited Guest to decide if the member will return.

    Third time Demotion
    If a member chooses to leave an SM group for a third (or higher) time, they will demote following the current policy for second demotions and go through a counseling with the Director of Membership to find out if there is a root cause that needs to be identified.

    Impact for existing demotees of new procedure

    This will retroactively apply to current demotees, and they will all be given a choice of which group they would like to be a part of.

    The Unaffiliated Senior Members will also be provided with a private forum to discuss their experiences while guesting or as a part of their group. The Abandoned Corridor will be reserved for Junior Members (Novice, Recruit, Accepted, Soldier).
     
  2. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf - Hype Big Horn Gaidin Company Commander of Val'Cueran Moderator

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    A great change, thanks for all the work on it!
     
  3. Morgana Arakos

    Morgana Arakos Aes Sedai

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    Thank you so much! This seems like a huge improvement. Will unaffiliated senior members be able to remain unaffiliated if they don't feel like they belong in a particular group? I know this has been an issue raised before by others who wanted to be senior members but didn't feel at home in one group or another, and I'm curious if this might be a solution to that too.
     
  4. Siera al'Cere

    Siera al'Cere Graphic Goddess Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Marketing Project Manager

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    Great change. Thank you for your work on it!!!
     
  5. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Director of Membership Aes Sedai

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    Just like with any rank, they can stay as long as they'd like.
     
  6. Lauraine al'Thone

    Lauraine al'Thone Aes Sedai

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    This change is so overwhelmingly overdo! I think it will generally be a very positive thing for a lot of senior members who are no longer fitting in with their usergroups but are also scared to leave due to fears of losing their bonds, jobs etc.
     
  7. Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum

    Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum Anime Sensei Assistant TVT Editor Aes Sedai

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    Okay, I love this. Like a lot.
     
  8. Morgana Arakos

    Morgana Arakos Aes Sedai

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    Thank you! That's so great to hear.
     
  9. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Gaidin Game Master

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    Thanks for working hard on this. I really do appreciate it.
     
  10. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf - Hype Big Horn Gaidin Company Commander of Val'Cueran Moderator

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    Eyyyy look at our Baking Thad lol
     
  11. Aintza Bisera

    Aintza Bisera Probably Mafia - Hype Little Horn Mayor Moderator Game Master Aes Sedai

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    Thank you! What an amazing change for our community.
     
  12. Izabella Serra

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    This is a great idea, thank you for implementing it!
     
  13. Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum

    Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum Anime Sensei Assistant TVT Editor Aes Sedai

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    Thank you so much for this. It does feel much more inclusive. <3
     
  14. Xander Silverstar

    Xander Silverstar Historian Gaidin

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    Thank you for your hard work.
     
  15. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Director of Membership Aes Sedai

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    If you're currently demoted and wish to switch, your current Admin will be reaching out to you, or you can message them.
     
  16. Dovienya el'Korim

    Dovienya el'Korim Aes Sedai

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    What an incredible change!
     
  17. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai

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    This is light years better than the old policies. Thank you!
     
  18. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Aes Sedai

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    Ahhh, I wish this had been a thing when I was Mayor-transitioning-to-DoMod! (I requested being able to change Ajahs between but wasn’t able to) I’m so glad it’ll be an option for others!
     
  19. Loraella Melodie

    Loraella Melodie Aes Sedai Mistress of Accepted & Soldiers

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    This is such a good change and thank you for the hard work that has gone into this.
     
  20. Natalya Laragan

    Natalya Laragan Dr. Aes Sedai Aes Sedai

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    This sounds like a very good change!