Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 02:23 PM
Hello Bombers! Happy 2018! I hope the year has started off well for you! We have a few things to get through today so I'll jump straight into the big stuff here.
Goodbye M !As I'm sure most of you are aware by now, M is going to be leaving us. If you haven't seen here message yet, you can read it here. This has been a long time coming but we'll miss her just the same, and we wish her all the best in future endeavours. She still wants to keep in touch with everyone though, so we may see her on the Discord server for a while longer, but Bombarda's motto has always been 'real life comes first' and that applies to staff just a much as it does to members. Farewell M, and thank you for everything!
With the site losing one of its admins in the process, there'll be a little restructuring going on in the near future. You'll have to bear with us a bit while we work through things, and if you see anything odd or that doesn't make sense, please let us know a.s.a.p.! On that note, we may be asking for your help in terms of cleaning up the site and advertising too so if you can spare a little time for us then keep an eye out for a future update in this board on what we'll need.
While we're on the subject though, the staff team have rejiggled their duties a little to make sure everything is covered, so I'll give you a quick rundown of how that's going to work. Sigyn will remain the sole admin, and act as a general overseer for the site. She'll continue to run the day to day workings of Bombarda, including planning events, writing updates, organising the board and so on, as well as keeping an eye on the intricate workings of the site to make sure everything continues to run smoothly. Kyros will officially become our aesthetics mod, and will take over responsibility for the skin, the codes, and the general graphics of our site. She will also handle OTSs and site statistics from now on too. Dannie will be our marketing mod who will be in charge of advertising in all it's forms, as well as acting as treasurer for us, handling donations and funds in general for our premium status and cbox costs.
Any questions about any of these changes, feel free to come to Sig who will be happy to talk about it. Again, there may be a few bumps while we restructure but in the long run we have a great system here and a great staff team, so we should be running at full speed again in no time.
The dreaded activity check is coming up again, but we've come up with a way to make it easier on you guys, so hopefully this shouldn't be stressful for anyone this time. It should be some time next week, or at least before the end of January, and as always, we ask for one post a month focused more on site interaction than specifically roleplay posts - we just want to make sure you're still here really! The rules will be a little different, and details will come out in due course, but if you're worried at all, just make sure you've posted somewhere on site in the last month and you'll be safe!
OTSs will be coming up soon as well in the next week or so, so get thinking about who you want to nominate for the categories. We've also just confirmed payment for our second year as a premium site, still running on the donations from our first surge so thank you again to everyone who donated! For details on ho to do this (as they have changed slightly recently) can be found here. Absolutely anything you can give is very appreciated, and actually if every member we have right now donated $3, we would be funded for another whole year.
There were a few projects M was slowly chipping away at, including emojis for the Discord server and donor frogs for people who have donated, which have of course been delayed in recent months due to personal situations. But the three of us aim to be picking these up as soon as possible and progressing with them ourselves now, so hopefully we should see them popping up in the next few weeks while we clear the backlog. If you remember us talking about anything in the past which you haven't seen happen yet, please do send Sig a message and we'll make sure we get onto it as soon as we can!
The Ministry of Europe has been suspiciously quiet recently, which can only mean something big is happening. And sure enough, an announcement was just released to the public that the Department of Law Enforcement from each of the individual ministries is being swallowed up by the giant that is the quickly growing Ministry of Europe. This is going to bring about some big changes, but the details aren't being released just yet, which must be making people working in that department a little bit nervous... If you're intrigued, feel free to message Sigyn and she'll let you know what gossip she's picked up from the whispers floating around the Ministry...
Basically, there's another shake-up happening, but since the Department of Law Enforcement is one of the biggest, this may have consequences in character. if you're intrigued as to how it will effect your character, Sigyn can give further hints on what it coming in the next few weeks.
With the reshuffle in progress, once we have ourselves sorted out, we're going to make a big push in advertising and just generally revitalise the sight because the new year is a perfect time to energise and get ourselves back on track. Staff are organised, fired up, and ready to go, and judging by the overwhelming welcome we gave to a guest yesterday, you guys are too! We're still one of the biggest sites in our genre, and we're definitely one of the most friendly, and our success is all down to you guys! We love you and couldn't do this without you, so a huge thank you to all of our members, old and new! You make Bombarda what it is, and I will be eternally grateful to you.
Happy new year!
Posted: 20 Jan 2018, 12:26 PM
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