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SG Ops Report [March-April 2017]
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:31:44 AM »
Hello Everyone! It's been a little over a month since I last posted, so here's an update on where we're at. I'm going to try to get one of these released every month (even if other activity exists) to make sure we keep an open channel. This is definitely a first cut so please give me any feedback you have and we'll make improvements as we go along.

Severity Gaming - Operations Report [March-April 2017]

When the legacy forum was taken down we killed off the forum accounts for all of our previous members, so giving an accurate read of how the "community" is doing is difficult. Forum registration has been by and large flat across the last few weeks, with some spikes earlier on due to us actually opening registration. As for our VoIP service, the Discord server has seen some activity and is primarily used for Overwatch matches with some of the folks from our legacy World of Warcraft guild. At this point we aren't doing any active advertisement, so any net new registrations on either service are likely due to word of mouth. Once we finalize the "Welcome" threads for our various boards and get the "Staff Applications" system in place, Delacour will be doing a few E-Blasts out to the e-mail list we backed up from the legacy forum.

Needless to say that since the Community Site is still being built out, there's nothing happening on the Competitive side at the moment. Once we get more members and better processes in place we'll be looking into starting up some SG branded teams again. (Probably not MMOs up front.)

Delacour is still the only staff member, but we may be onboarding @Frostfall soon. This hasn't happened yet because are working on extending the "customforms" mod for SMF and building out a real Staff Application portal. This is something we had loosely implemented on the legacy forum, but it was never integrated with "customforms". This next cut should get rid of some of the administrative overhead and improve user experience. As soon as this is done Delacour will be throwing out some feelers to select members to help define and draft the descriptions for each position. If you're interested please PM @Delacour.

As alluded to in earlier sections we're still working on the Community Site; A lot of this work likely won't be visible to users as the development is being done on https://www.dev.severitygaming.com. If you'd like to become a "Beta Tester", please feel free to make an account and try to break stuff. Note: If you do this we expect that you actually Report Bugs. Below is a list of things that Delacour is currently prioritizing across the next few weeks, if you feel that anything is missing or have an idea for something we should do please Make a Suggestion

Current priorities:
  • Fill in PLACEHOLDER "Welcome" threads for each board.
  • Finish "Staff Applications Portal" extension of the Custom Forms Mod for SMF.
  • Determine and define staff positions.
  • Populate "Staff Applications Portal".
  • Finish setting up the SMF Shop Mod. (So we can do GIVEAWAYS! :D)
  • Populate SMF Shop with all of the PAX East 2016/2017 SWAG we still have locked away.
  • Rebuild the "Stream Engine" (leveraging profile fields for Twitch ID's, UStream, etc. Read - less overhead).
  • Fix - [BUG][Website] - Navigation bar hover text not working properly.
  • Rebuild Community Content block from scratch (the thing that had the calendar, twitter, and recent posts)
  • Finish Friechat integration and Opt for Paid Version (We're taking Donations!)

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