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5-17-2010 @ 1:26PM
As a GL this is one of the worst spots to be in, and it happens all the time. You will go through officers, just like regular members come and go. We have general duties (bank, recruiting, social, raid), and the officers are asked to take up some of these. They generally overlap, ie we have a guy doing social/recruit, another guy doing raid/social, etc. We've handled it not so well in the past, but nowadays when people start slacking, we say "hey we want you to bump the forum post more consistantly". Or less confrontational "hey do you still want to be an officer? We have someone who is looking to join the officer ranks". We only have 2-3 officers and us coGL (there are 3, 2 are active atm). If officers want to step down, we have a rank called emeritus. That way, their contribution is acknowledged, and we can allow a transition easily. We haven't had officer drama in a year. Now the other sticky point is how to find good officers. I've certainly made some bad calls, and all having to do with the raid lead position. I'm still figuring this out, I don't think there is a tried and true method. RL burnout is the highest amongst officers, esp in a social guild where generally 90% of the 'raiders' don't know how to raid.
5-17-2010 @ 1:33PM
The emeritus rank is a great idea. I've had similar ranks (multiple "officer" ranks with different privileges) but I've never actually put in a "retired officer" rank. I'm going to use that in the future.
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