As our continued effort to improve in 2013 we have added some high level staff members. The individuals are all motivated and have ideas and goals to further things around here. Each of them have provided introductions to let you, the community, know about a bit about themselves and things they want to accomplish.
Next to each of their names below you will find their department/realm. If you guys have ideas, feedback, or thoughts for their department I strongly encourage you to communicate with them. PMs, wall posts, interpretative dance, whatever works for you. Each of them cares about improving and wants to hear from the community as to ways we can do that.
Also, in keeping with this improvement in 2013 theme we have a couple ways for you to get involved and or provide feedback. At the bottom on the page you will find a general staff applications and content team application procedures. We are looking for new people that have the desire to make a positive contribution and get involved in staff. If thats you head to the bottom of the page to apply now.
We also have a Ladder Survey. Since our new ladder format announcement there has been some solid feedback that has given us additional things to think about and talk over. So prior to finalizing our full on ladder plan for the upcoming season we wanted to solicit some additional feedback. Let us know what you think here.
TheEnigmaLiesBroken- Head of Staff
It is a priviledge to introduce myself as the new Head of Staff of All is Brawl. As a longtime member and somebody that has benefited immensely from the community which has gathered here over the years, I am looking forward to this new role as an opportunity to try to give back.
I've been fortunate enough to work with several amazing people over the last 4 and a half years here. During that time, I have gained a ton of rewarding experience interacting with the Smash community, it's higher level players, tournament operators, smash modders, and those of you who just appreciate the series in general. During that time I've helped expand and maintain sections of the forums, created a skin for the site, managed a huge trading card game, helped organize certain events, wrote tons of guides in Smash Development, and had the opportunity to be a part of several other things across the site. Along the way I've become friends with a number of amazing people and I can't be any happier with the community as a whole.
My new, expanded administrative role as Head of Staff will hopefully allow me to accelerate that momentum and carry us into a fulfilling beginning of the next generation of Smash and the next generation of AllIsBrawl. I'm a firm believer in setting SMART goals and sharing those goals with the people that help us get there. That means YOU, AIB. I find that sharing goals is a great way to stay accountable and focused. There is no such thing as magic wand that we can wave and change the community without the help of our members. I feel like sharing the goals with the community and making a site wide group effort to achieve those goals will make it possible to achieve anything we want.
I want to help strengthen our community by perhaps applying a new outlook on staff members ability to work together to help expand our sphere of influence, be organized and stay in the know with our members.
Staff Factions - I want to try to organize our staff in such a way that is isn't impossible to reach higher level moderators whenever there is an emergency that needs to be handled. I want to try to create an environment where AIB users can feel free to approach staff openly without feeling like they're over stepping their boundaries through a chain-of-command type system that will allow quicker communication between the users, the staff, and the higher management so that we can get things done.
Technology - At this point I can safely say that your pleas for change have been heard and I will do all in my power to help those wishes get granted. Slowly at first, but over time we aim to improve the community and make it easier for users to feel like their activity and contribution to the site are valuable to us and see their efforts rewarded. User name colors, more attention to the ladders and freeplay chats in an effort to prevent spam, fights, and other disruptive chat abuse from happening before it starts. Rewards for participation, community events and more. Your requests have been heard and I will be doing all that I can to help make those dreams a reality. We want to attract new users to the site, bring a new spark of life to the ladders and the forums.
We want to be an attractive community for users and possibly sponsors, which allows for better prizes from the ladder, creating a win-win for everyone involved. But at the end of the day, we can't come close to achieving these ambitious goals without you. Remember guys, the biggest help to the AIB community is, and will always be, the AIB community. You are our backbone. Without your input, your suggestions and your willingness to keep this place clean, we can only do so much. I want you all to want to improve the site, not just want someone else to do it for you.
Please consider my inbox or the Site Feedback forum as an open line of communication and continue letting us know what we're doing right and what we could be doing better to make All Is Brawl a better site for you all. I will make it a habit to check the feedback forum each and every time I log in right alongside my now habitual checking of the Issue Resolution forum. I'm looking forward to working with each and every one of you in the future.
Linkz- Head of Ladder
Fellow All is Brawl Users,
I’m very elated to introduce myself as the newest site Administrator, and more importantly, your new Head of Ladder. I’m looking forward to paving the way towards what will hopefully be a new chapter for the site ladder.
I’ve been involved with the ladder since my early days on the site and eventually joined the site staff as a ladder referee. From there, I worked my way up the staff ranks to ladder administrator, super moderator, and now administrator and Head of Ladder. I’ve gained a large amount of experience throughout my time on staff, and plan to use it to hopefully bring back some hype to Singles, Doubles, and any future ladders we may or may not add.
I know that as of late the ladder has been the subject of much controversy, for lack of a better word. The overall idea of the new playoffs structure received far more negative feedback than was originally anticipated. I’m here today to tell you that your concerns have not gone unheard. I'm currently working on tweaking the system we presented to you in order to better suit everyone’s likes and dislikes.
Seeing as how the ladder is for everyone, it’s only natural that everyone gets to give some input on how they think things should go. This article contains a link to a survey in which you can provide further feedback on the ladder structure. Please take this as an opportunity to voice your opinion and possibly leave your mark on how the ladder works.
Of course, I don’t want your feedback limited solely to public announcements. If at any point you have a comment, concern, or if you even want to pitch a brand new idea for the ladder, whether it be for playoffs or for a new ladder altogether, please speak up.
The Site Feedback Forum and my Inbox are the best ways to make sure your opinions reach me, as I check both of those pretty much daily. As Head of Ladder, I also oversee the ladder staff, so if you feel someone isn’t doing their job properly (say you feel your dispute wasn’t handled correctly), please come talk to me about that as well. You can either PM me, or we can set up a time to meet on Skype.
I look forward to running the new ladder for you guys.
lightlanayru - Head of AiB Content
Greetings to the AiB community,
For those who may or may not know me, I am lightlanayru (mostly referred to as Trish). I have been working with the AiB staff for a little over three years now, and I have observed the many changes that have taken place over the years. Along with the rest of the higher-ups and staff, I will assist them in strengthening the site and its community as a whole through my duties. As Enigma stated, sharing goals is a great way to stay focused and connected with one another. Today, I would like to introduce myself as two of the main site positions I uphold onto: Head of Tournaments and Head of the Content Team.
Tournaments → I watch over everything in the site regarding tournaments; from the hosting of tournaments, the beta testing of Tio Tournament Organizer and TioPro, to the uploading and processing of tournaments and its brackets. Yup, you name it! We will also find better uses of the tournament chats, too. If you have questions regarding on how to host tournaments, technical issues with the TioPro program or with your tournament's page, or if you have a request for us to process the results of your tournaments... you may message me, or I can direct you to a tournament admin of your tournament's region. We do not bite at all, and I promise you that it's a short process.
Content → Since the retirement of Invinciboy and the inactivity of Miles of SmashWiki, I was the last one standing in what used to be the triumvirate of the Content Team. As the current site movement will go under way, I am announcing another Content Team open call! There's always more room to add to the flow of content. If you like to write to your heart's content, be creative, keep track of the ladder or the smash scene, or even host site contests for the community, this is the section for you. While we already have tournament coverage writers filled, we're definitely on the lookout for those who want to share new ideas and let the creativity flow! So if you are interested, follow the application process below!
I believe that is all I can present to you. But hey, we all have our goals to accomplish here that will keep this site as lively as it should be! If you really wish for this site to improve for the next generation, we cannot do it alone. There is a reason why a community exists, and that is to work together. Believe me, your help will be very much appreciated and can definitely push AiB to the right direction. I will now conclude this with a certain lyric to keep in mind. (Props to whoever can figure out where this came from. xP)
"Each of us holds the key to the Power of One."
Staff Applications - We have a staff application for you to fill out here. Simply do so by Wednesday April 17th and you will hear back from our new Head of Staff Engima within a week of the deadline.
Content Team Applications - We are looking for people that want to contribute content. Videos, interviews, written pieces, and more. Any content that the community wants to see, we want to provide. You can provide content of your own ideas/creativity or our content team leaders can help provide direction in some content you could create. To apply simply email one example of a video or written piece you have done, your AiB username, and why you want to join the content team to email@example.com. Submission Deadline- Wednesday April 17th
Ladder Survey - Use the following link to let us know what you think about the ladder going forward.Give us your ladder feedback here