Hey all. A couple of days ago we made some adjustments to how the PR Team is organized but we only announced it in the Staff Status thread so I'm sure a lot of people didn't hear about it. I want to make it more visible so let me list the changes here.
-We are making Discord Moderators into a branch of the Public Relations Team. Moderating our Discord is basically another branch of our Public Relations, so it makes sense to incorporate them as part of PR. And to be completely honest, they are functionally PR Team members already since some of them have taken the lead on recent events, so this is more just a visual update than anything else. This means that 1UPdudes, Adeleine, bebn legg, Eevee, Erik, Giftshaven, Ryaa, and Scrydan have all been made into PR Team members.
-Similarly, we are now going to incorporate Forum Moderators under the PR Team going forward. This doesn't actually change any positions for any current Forum Moderator, as they were already on the PR Team or are becoming PR members because they were Discord Moderators too.
-To go along with this change, and to act on feedback received from the Discord Mods themselves, we are promoting Ryaa to the new position of Discord Team Leader. He will have the ability to Manage Channels in our Discord, making it easier for our moderators to do their jobs in the server without having to get admins to handle back-end duties for them.
-Until now, FPzero and Impetus had split the PR Team Leader duties into two categories: Public Relations and Site Events. After re-evaluating the split roles, we decided that we overlapped into each others' assigned duties commonly enough that the split was not necessary. Therefore, we are changing the function of PR Team Leader to incorporate both roles, and simply having the both of us as two PR Team Leaders. This shouldn't have any functional change in how we handle things on PR Team, but it will now accurately reflect how we've been operating recently.
So as you can see we aren't changing up who's on staff or anything but we did want to restructure how we were handling PR. And part of that is making sure that you, our users, are aware of the changes we're making. None of these changes should affect your day-to-day forums and/or discord experience, but it should help us staff members perform our jobs a little better.
Said it already on Discord but congrats to Ryaa! He's always been helpful when it came to dealing with problems and is always quick to look over any issues. Can't think of any better Discord Team lead than Ryaa.
This will certainly make it easier to handle any changes to the channels moving forward.