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12-28-2009 @ 11:47AM
I like everything but the advise in step 9. The fact that you suggest that if they don't get the answer that they like from the guild leader, they should go to the officers for support to get the answer they want is discomforting.In my guild, if I told someone no, and they went to a lower ranking officer (I'm second to the guild leader) and tried to storm up support, they would be viewed as causing drama, or being a cry baby, or more then likely, not a good fit for the guild. If someone had talked to the GL and then came to me and said "The GL said this" and they had done steps 1-8 they'd be pretty SOL, and me siding with them and favoring them (Granted, I have the most level headed guild leader on the planet) that'd just be me undermining what my GL had said.Officers should be a team. Like parents, they should have varying ideas and tactics, but the same set of rules. The idea of "If you don't get something you want from mommy, go to Daddy, or Auntie or Uncle." Is basically what you implied people should do.
12-28-2009 @ 12:34PM
/agree on the whole.However, if I were to bring an idea to my GL and say 'this is my idea, I think it's good. You disagree. I'd like to see what other people think of the idea, though, and maybe discuss it again if a lot of them seem to like it.' I'd be a bit peeved if he said 'no, end of'. It's the difference between inciting mutiny and simply trying to get some perspective beyond the opinions of the two people having the conversation which, I guess, depends a lot on the temperament of everyone in the guild. If you're lucky enough to be in a guild of fairly levelheaded, mature players who value the guild itself above the fine print of its rules, then I don't think it's a problem.
12-28-2009 @ 1:27PM
Ditto here too. Honestly, I'd prefer people do the 1-8, and then go to an officer or two and see if they thought it was a good idea. Then they would come to me and/or the member would would come to me after getting officer feedback (whether they liked the feedback or not). Work up the chain, don't climb up and down it.
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