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    K.S.I. Membership Rules and Regulations WELCOME TO K.S.I. INC. K.S.I. is moving to a more professional appearance and structure & that being said, has prepared this “Gamers Rules and Regulations” to provide you with an overview of our policies and rules here at K.S.I. Inc. It is intended to familiarize you with important information about K.S.I., as well as provide guidelines for membership experience with us, in an effort to promote a safe and healthy gaming environment & experience. Please understand that these guidelines and rules only highlight the K.S.I.’s policies, practices, and benefits for your personal understanding. It is intended to provide general information about the policies, benefits, and regulations of the governing of our members of the clan, forums, and affiliates. It is obviously not possible to anticipate every situation that may arise in our community, or to provide information that answers every possible question or concern. In addition, circumstances will undoubtedly require that policies, practices, and benefits described in these rules and regulations change from time to time or on a per basis scenario. Accordingly, K.S.I. reserves the right to modify, supplement, rescind, or revise any provision of this rules and regulations from time to time as it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion with or without notice. Any such changes or modifications will be brought to everyone’s attention before being implemented. No business is free from day-to-day problems, but we believe our personnel policies and practices that are listed will help resolve such problems. All of us must game together to make the K.S.I. a viable, healthy, fun, and profitable organization. This is the only way we can provide an exemplary gaming environment & experience that promotes genuine concern and respect for others including all gamers and our affiliates. If any statements in these rules and regulations are not clear to you, please contact the leaders of this community for clarification. These rules and regulations supersede any and all prior policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the K.S.I. organization. KSI’s Mission Statement is to create a large, dynamic and complex gaming organization that provides leadership experience and a family environment – by encouraging anyone looking to better themselves within the areas of education, leadership, multimedia and so much more. With this environment it is the goal to provide everything needed for members to become the best version of themselves, while creating the best version of this community all while enjoying games with their peers. Quick Links Front Page -HTTPS://KSIGlobal.org Forums -HTTPS://KSIForums.org Twitter -HTTPS://twitter.com/ksiglobalgaming YouTube -HTTPS://www.youtube.com/c/ksiglobalgaming Twitch -www.twitch.tv/ksilive Twitch –www.twitch.tv/ksilive2 Facebook Business page –HTTPS://www.facebook.com/KSIGlobalGaming Facebook Group –HTTPS://www.facebook.com/groups/KSIGlobalGaming/ Policies OPEN-DOOR POLICY: This policy allows you to speak freely to a senior leader about any issues, ideas or concerns you may have within the community. We do however urge you to go directly to your superiors to discuss your squad/divisional related ideas, recommendations, concerns and other issues first prior to contacting senior leaders. If after talking with your leader, you feel the need for additional discussion, you may speak with senior leaders as well as the “Human Resources” department. The most important relationship you will develop at K.S.I. will be between you and your leaders. However, should you need support from someone other than your leaders, the entire management team, the senior leaders and board of directors are committed to resolving your concerns and listening to ideas to better the community as a whole. HARASSMENT POLICY: K.S.I. does not tolerate harassment or intimidation of our members on any basis prohibited by but not limited to, the law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, & disability. Harassment is generally defined as a course of conduct which annoys, threatens, intimidates, alarms, or puts a person in fear of their safety. Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the member. Harassing behavior may include, but is not limited to derogatory comments or slurs and lewd propositions, assault, impeding or blocking movement, and visual insults, such as derogatory posters, pictures or cartoons. CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY: Conflict of interest” means when the K.S.I.’s interest in securing objective performance of instructional, evaluative, supervisory, or other responsibilities conflicts with the personal interest, in the outcome, of the individual carrying out such responsibilities. Such conflicts of interest arise when an member is involved in a sexual or romantic relationship with another K.S.I. member whom s/he directly supervises, teaches or evaluates; when an member lives with another member or student whom s/he supervises, teaches or evaluates, whether or not those individuals are involved in a sexual or romantic relationship; or when an member is involved in any relationship with another member or student whom s/he supervises, teaches or evaluates, such that the K.S.I.’s interest in securing objective performance of instructional, evaluative, supervisory, or other responsibilities conflicts with the personal interest, in the outcome, of the individual carrying out such responsibilities. All instances of a Conflict of interest should be reported to the highest leader of the division and everything will be done to ensue that both members will still be able to have their desired future in this community and avoid any future issues, These relationships are not discouraged but for the safety and well being of the community and the participants that it be disclosed and addressed prior to any issues arising Social Media Policy Code of Conduct applies to all social media post, and comments on social media post. Posts that violate this policy are liable to disciplinary action up to but not limited to removal from Community. Using KSI’s Social media outlets to find any KSI members personal life and use to harass, stalk or blackmail other KSI members will not be tolerated. Rules of Conduct and Progressive In order to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, members are expected to abide by the following code of ethical conduct. Please consult your leaders or the “Human Resources” division of K.S.I. if you have any questions. Members of K.S.I. should not solicit anything of value from any person or organization with which K.S.I. has a current or potential business relationship. Members of K.S.I. should not accept any item of value from any party in exchange for or in connection with a business transaction between K.S.I. and the other party. If you are faced with and are unsure how to handle a situation that you believe has the potential to violate this code of ethical conduct, notify your leader or the K.S.I. CEO. Violations of this code may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including blacklisting. K.S.I. considers its confidential and proprietary information, including the confidential and proprietary information of our customers, to be one of its most valuable assets. As a result, members must carefully protect and must not disclose to any third party all confidential and proprietary information belonging to K.S.I. or its customers. Such protected information includes, but is not limited to, the following: matters of a technical nature, such as computer software, product sources, product research and designs; and matters of a business nature, such as customer lists, customer contact information, associate information, on-site program and support materials, candidate and recruit/member lists and information, member information, placement information, sales, financial and marketing data, systems, forms, methods, procedures, and analysis, and any other proprietary information, whether communicated orally or in documentary, computerized or other tangible forms, concerning K.S.I. or its customers’ operations and business. If you have any questions about this policy, consult your leaders or the “Human Resources” division. RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE: There are reasonable rules of conduct which must be followed in any organization to help a group of people game together effectively. K.S.I. expects each member to present themselves in a professional appearance and manner. If a member is not considerate of others and does not observe reasonable game rules, disciplinary action will be taken. Depending on the severity or frequency of the disciplinary problems, a verbal or written reprimand, suspension of community rights, disciplinary probation, or removal may be necessary. It is within the K.S.I.’s Leaders sole discretion to select the appropriate disciplinary action to be taken. No withstanding the availability of the various disciplinary options, K.S.I. reserves the right to remove a member at its discretion, with or without notice. The following is not a complete list of offenses for which any member may be subject to discipline, but it is illustrative of those offenses that may result in immediate discipline, up to and including blacklisting, for a single offense: 1. Excessive absenteeism or tardiness. 2. Dishonesty, including falsification of K.S.I.-related documents, or misrepresentation of any fact. 3. Commission of a crime, or other conduct which may damage the reputation of K.S.I. 4. Use of profane language while on K.S.I. business. 5. Stealing, misappropriating, or intentionally damaging property belonging to K.S.I. or its customers or members. 6. Unauthorized use of K.S.I.’s or its clients’ name, logo, funds, equipment, vehicles, or property. 7. Insubordination, including failure to comply with any game assignments or instructions given by any K.S.I. leader with the authority to do so. 8. Violation of K.S.I.’s Equal Membership Opportunity Policy or its Harassment Policy. 9. Interference with the game performance of other members. 10. Failure to cooperate with an internal investigation, including, but not limited to, investigations of violations of these game rules. 11. Failure to maintain the confidentiality of trade secrets or other confidential information belonging to K.S.I. or its customers. 12. Failure to comply with the personnel policies and rules of K.S.I. 13. Conducting any Official K.S.I business while under the influence of Alcohol or any substance that may cause a misrepresentation of K.S.I. and its standards. Statement of Neutrality KSI Global is a Neutral/Non-Aggressive Gaming entity KSI Global does not condone nor participate in any form of aggressive or threatening acts towards other gaming organizations. The goal of KSI is to establish a positive and safe environment for all of our members, as well as every member of the Xbox live community that we come in contact with. This being said, KSI Global maintains a position of Neutrality towards every gaming entity on Xbox live, as well as all other forms of social media that may be applicable. Equal gaming opportunity It is the policy of K.S.I. to provide equal gaming opportunities to all gamers and affiliates and not to discriminate on any basis prohibited by, but is not limited to, the law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, & disability. It is our intent and desire that equal gaming opportunities will be provided in recruitment, position selection, promotions, demotions, and all other terms and conditions regarding membership. The C.E.O. of K.S.I. and all executive personnel are committed to these rules and regulations including its enforcement. Members are directed to bring any violation of this policy to the immediate attention of their leaders or Human Resources. Any member who violates this policy or knowingly retaliates against an members or affiliates reporting or complaining of a violation of this policy shall be subject to immediate disciplinary action, up to and including blacklisting. Complaints brought under this policy will be promptly investigated and handled with due regard for the privacy and respect of all members involved. Clan Operations What is Clan Ops Clan Ops is the Core of this community. It represents 1/3 of the organization’s structure but is by far the largest and most dynamic portion. All Divisions and Squads are apart of clan ops with all associated ranks including the supervisory roles of Directors and Senior Directors. Making up the core of the community the majority of all members throughout Web ops and Dept. ops all either still reside or began in clan ops. It is the building blocks of all current and future leaders among this community. Clan Ops Leaders http://www.ksiglobal.org/portfolio/divisionsleaders/ Code of Conduct (CoC) CoC is in place to help establish and maintain a high standard of members within the community. The Following is the CoC; breaking CoC will result in a range from suspension to blacklist In order to maintain the high standards and ideals of KSI Global, all members MUST understand and abide by the following “Code of Conduct” 1. Every KSI member must read and understand the Xbox Live® Terms of Service and Code of Conduct. 2. KSI does not tolerate discrimination in any form, including but not limited to racism, sexism, or harassment, by or towards, any member of KSI in any situation. 3. Leaders within KSI are responsible for: the organization of all squad matches and practices; Maintaining professional game play during squad matches, as well as oversight and evaluation of performance and behavior of lower ranking members. 4. A KSI member: NEVER LEAVES ANOTHER KSI MEMBER BEHIND. 5. All members have an “Open Door Policy” to speak with Leaders on any issues or with any ideas. But still impress the responsibility to report to the appropriate leaders within the KSI Chain of Command. 6. A KSI member takes pride in his or her membership and is encouraged but not forced to change their gamer tag to reflect KSI. 7. KSI members must maintain a professional manner and attitude during play as well as within lobby, party and KSI based chats in order to represent KSI as a positive gaming community. 8. KSI members are not permitted to be a part of any other gaming community or clan other than KSI. 9. The lowest allowed age to be recruited into KSI is: 15 10.The list of prohibited activities includes, but is not limited to: Illegal Drugs, Software Alteration, Modding of Games, Console Manipulation, Other Forms of Piracy, Racketeering, Money laundering, Blackmail, Murder, Child Pornography, Prostitution, Bestiality, Incest, Slavery, Fraud, Cannibalism, Theft, Vigilantism, Sexual Harassment, Harassment, Stolen Valor and Acts of Treason. Age Recruitment Policy KSI’s Minimum Recruitment policy on Age is: 15+ Years All Divisions are allowed to Allow members Aged 15 and older to join their Division. By allowing the youth of Xbox live gamers to enter the community it will in turn give them an insight to basic management skills and developing leadership traits. If a Division does not want any members younger than a specified age to join **example: one Division has minimum age of 17** Then They must have another Division to be able to hand off the member to, in order to not leave any member behind. Recruiting: Recruitment is encouraged in this community to keep it forever expanding. Bringing in new people to experience all that KSI is and what KSI offers, from education and real world leadership experience and training to web development, graphics design, productions, journalism and Weekly tournaments. Most importantly the ability to meet and greet with thousands of like-minded people and develop friendships and a second family. Recruiting made easy: Enter a game solo or with a team online, talk in the lobby and meet your fellow team members. Play by the Code of Conduct and represent KSI positively to the fullest. During the match, communicate with the non-community gamers in a positive attitude as well as your fellow community members to encourage interest in KSI. Joke around and have fun while playing. If you enjoy someones’ personality and they seem interested ask some questions, get to know one another. Give them an add and gauge them to see if they would be a good fit for this community. (Remember never recruit someone if you do not wish to be around them) If they decided they would like to just hang around a bit, feel free to invite them to game nights and some more match making. If they are or become interested in joining then go into “The Recruitment Process” The Recruitment Process ****PLEASE NOTE THAT RECRUITING CAN BE DONE BY ALL RANKS IN THE RANK OF SGT AND HIGHER (Once approved by your Gen) Recruiting Process on the XBOX ONE 1. Security Check: a. Minimum age of 15, no maximum. B. Minimum Gamer score of 500. C. Minimum of 20 friends on XBOX LIVE D. Mic Required E. Xbox Live Membership required *** Explain that a Blacklisted Community pertains to ALL OF KSI (Global) and a Security Threat is DIVISION/SQUAD *** 2. Blacklisted Communities 3. Explain what KSI stands for: Be sure to repeat this a few times. A. Knowledge, Strength, and Integrity 4. READ THE CODE OF CONDUCT: 5. Have then go to the Xbox dashboard – Go to “Account” , “Privacy & Online Safety” and press A – Xbox Live Privacy will be highlighted, just press A – Customs will be highlighted – Scroll down to “View Details & Customize” and press A – Scroll down one to “Profile” and press A – Others Can See Your Xbox Profile O Change to “Everyone” – Scroll down to “Friends & Clubs” press A – Scroll over one to Others Can See Your Friends List O Change to “Everyone” (this is only for the recruiting period) o Now exit out by pressing B 4 times 6. Profile Settings – Right now you are at the setting main menu. – Scroll down one time to “Personalization” and press A – Go to “My Profile” then “Customize Profile” press A – Scroll down one time to Location and press A, in this box type KSI (Squad) (Division) RCT (make sure when you are finished scroll to enter and press A) – Now scroll down one time to Bio and press A. Type in:: Referred by _____________(ONLY IF IT APPLIES) Recruited by (YOUR GAMERTAG) on (insert appropriate date) – Once you are finish typing in the information scroll over to and press done 7. Have them add the Recruit Club. 1) At the Xbox home screen, at the top you will see Home Community OneGuide. 2) Move over to community 3) Top Right of page click on “Clubs on Xbox”. 4) Highlight it and press A 5) Click on “Find a Club” and press A 6) In the white box type KSI (DIVISION) Recruit Club 7) Scroll down until the club is highlighted and press A 8) It will change screens to the club and right to corner it will say “Request Invitation” highlight and press A, once you do this, the box will change to cancel request. 9) Press B four times, this will take you back to the community page. 8. Have them change their Clan Tag to ARC (This applies to any game that allows a clan tag) ex. Halo, Call of Duty 9. Send out a mass message to all KSI members welcoming the newest Recruit and to add them. Let your new recruit know that an officer will be getting with them, after they have been in the recruit club for 48 hours. Please respond to the messages to coordinate a good time for them to be trained. Recruiter, make sure you send a message to your Officer staff letting them know you have someone in the recruit club. After you complete the recruiting process, take the new recruit to a room and invite some other members from your squad and run a few games (if they have time). This allows the new recruit to meet other members of your squad and it will help them feel like they belong. Just remember not to invite someone who is known to rage quit or put a bad light on the squad. Clan ops Uniforms: Clan tag will be for your Rank Gamer Tag Location will be for your Squad, Division, rank Bio will be for your recruitment date, who recruited you, and any Promotions when received as well as a tally of the number of Recruits you have brought into KSI. Rejoining KSI; http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/294-rejoin-section/ If you are looking to rejoin KSI following a hiatus of any amount of time above 48 hours you must fill out an application in the rejoin section. 7 day waiting period following the application being submitted. Security Check and background information will be analyzed prior to being invited back to KSI. If you are currently in a community, you must wait 2 weeks following your exit from prior community to apply to KSI, and your prior community maybe questioned for a reference. Security checks Security Checks is the process of looking at information provided to make sure there will be no issues in the future regarding members history/friends list, this is to be done with new members, rejoins and anyone with questionable history. Look at members friends list, activity feed and recent name changes. A Simple Google Search of members Gamer-tag and previous gamer-tags (Applicable Rejoins) to find basic information and other websites the member has used. Account privacy Xbox Profile: Visible to Everybody You can see details about other people: Visible to Everybody Friends list: Visible to Friends Rejoining KSI After Being DNH-/-Blacklisted Log Onto The Forums Go The The Court Area http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/12-court-area/ Access And Fill Out The Appeal Form correctly Wait Patiently For All Judges And Witness To Post Answer Any-/-All Questions Directed Towards You Accept Final Decision Game nights Invite All Members Of Squad-/-Division-/-Team Do both planned and sporadic game nights Keep Games Played Always Have Fun Keep It Competitive Competitive Teams/Head Hunters At this time K.S.I. does not have any MLG competitive team(s). This is subject to change in the future, especially with the Esports community growing. K.S.I. Does have multiple inner-community competitive teams. CoC#4: Leaders within KSI are responsible for the organization of all squad matches and practices; Maintaining professional game play during squad matches, as well as oversight and evaluation of performance and behavior of lower ranking members A Head Hunters team will consist of 8 members ranked off their skill level 1-8. This will be based off 3 rounds, FFA game type, MLG or Tournament style rules. The ranks will be based on kill count and K/D spread. The ranks will be the deciding factor on what number the member is on a HH team. At all times the uniform for a HH member should be KSI Shadow DL (rank) then (HH ranking). Once a month the HH members will do another head to head against each other to determine if their numbers change. So with that you can be HH8 one month but be HH1 the next month depending upon how you place in the ranks for the monthly head to head. This is to ensure all members keep their skills sharp and are always trying to better themselves. Holding meetings Types of Meetings, Who to invite Squad Meetings: > Invite any and all ranks in Squad to the Meeting Generals Meeting: > Held by a divisions upper leadership to inform Generals or highest rank of a squad what needs to be passed down or dealt with. Division Leaders Meeting: > Invite Co-Founder to Division leader of a division, often held by the directors, sign ups located in leaders area). Directors Meeting: > Where the directors are given the information to pass down or things that need to be raised and dealt with in the divisions. Senior Directors meeting: > Where the Senior Directors meet after the Board meeting to format what will be passed down to the Directors and other members. Board of Directors Meeting: > Where the Board members of KSI meet to discuss KSI and its projects and how it is being Run. Basics to Running a Meeting Invite all members who should be attending. Once lobby has filled up begin by discussing recent events. Move on to Giving out notes that you either got from a previous meeting or developed with other leaders. After each note, ask if any questions, feel free to discuss all in detail. Any questions or ideas brought up that you are unable to answer or address bring it up the chain of command and return the following week with an answer. Meeting Notes Regardless of the meeting being held the host generally has an idea of the discussions that will be brought up, whether from their leadership meeting (Div ldr meeting) or a conversation prior to the meeting regarding needs and wants.(I.E Dept Meeting). Notes should consist of a list of all attending members, Host, Co-host (if applicable) and a list of topics with previously discussed points and also conversation and ideas brought up in the meeting Example Below (Does not need to be followed, but an example) Host~ Co-Host~ Note taker~ ATTENDANCE (Gt/Rank) ~ Visitor~ Topics~ 1. Recruiting A. Make sure you are sending returning members to the forums for rejoin app B. Don’t recruit someone you don’t want to game with them 2. Fall Classic A. Check out the fall classic area on the forums and inform your divisional leadership in which games you want to participate. Discussion 1. Game Night Ideas A. Destiny, CoD, Halo, Poker, Fortnight, Rocket League Operating KSI Access Denied.org (G14) Upon attaining the Rank of General and acquiring the Squad Tag You will be issued a Code. Register Using YOUR Actual Gamer-tag. Update Members on G14 to reflect the Squad Tag Using Actual Gamer-Tag of those on your squad tag and the designated game type of the Squad. Update At-Least Every Day. If a General has issued getting onto G14, then it falls to the Co-Founder and higher in the division to update G14 for the General. If your account is not used for 7 days it is removed. Any changes made to a divisions leadership (Co-Founder – Division Leader) must be communicated as soon as possible to a Senior Director so the “Leaders List” can be updated immediately. Transfers Squad Transferring All Transfers Need to Be Requested by the Member Wishing to Go, First to the General Then the Co-Founder of Each squad, If All Accept Then They Are Allowed To Go, But Different Reasons For Transferring Call For Different Procedures; Squad Transfer break down 1. Ask your general if you are more needed where you are and if they have plans for you. 2. Your General will either encourage you to stay or to aid you in pursuing the squad transfer by contacting the co-founder of your squad. 3. Your Co-founder will get with the generals over each squad 4. The TWO (2) Gens will then meet and talk the transfer over. (Discussion will include issues they are involved in, conduct, attitude, professionalism, ) 5. If the General does not want the member, or feel the member is too much Trouble based on their record, the transfer will be refused. 6. If both generals agree then the member will be transferred. Please remember that rank is not guaranteed to transfer over due to space in squads. Divisional Transfers All Transfers Need To Be Requested By The Member Wishing To Go, First To The Division Leader Then The Director Of Each Division, If All Accept Then They Are Allowed To Go, But Different Reasons For Transferring Call For Different Procedures; Divisional Transferring steps Break down 1. Ask your general if you are more needed where you are and if they have plans for you. 2. Your General will either encourage you to stay or to aid you in pursuing the division transfer by contacting the leader of your division. 3. Your division leader will get up with the director of the division 4. The TWO (2) directors will then meet and talk the transfer over. (Discussion will include issues they are involved in, conduct, attitude, professionalism, ) 5. If the Director does not want the member, or feel the member is too much Trouble based on their record, the transfer will be refused. 6. If both directors agree then the member will be transferred. *Minimum of 2 rank demotion to any rank, lowest being SGT for KSI tags. Please remember that rank is not guaranteed to transfer over due to space in squads or the division as a whole. Types of Transfers Voluntary Transfer This Is for a Transfer That Members Request To Go to another Division or Squad For Any Reason They may receive a one to two rank demotion based on availability and necessity They Are Not To Be Promoted For 2 Week After The Transfer They Do Not Need To Recruit Any Members Before Transferring. Business Transfer This transfer is requested by leadership for member to be placed to assist and/or Lead the area they are being transferred to. Members rank may fluctuate based on Divisional and squad needs Involuntary Transfer This Transfer can only be requested by Director to the Senior Leadership This Transfer would be due to member becoming SR from Division Member being transferred will be subject to One Strike Policy in the new Division(Length to be determined by accepting Division) *Minimum of 2 rank demotion to any rank, lowest being SGT for KSI tags. Please remember that rank is not guaranteed to transfer over due to space in squads or the division as a whole. Division and Squad splits The Goal of KSI is to regularly give as many deserving members a chance at leadership. With a finite amount of leadership positions within the community the best way to grow our leader base is to grow our community base. A Standard Squad Generally consists of anywhere from 30 to 120 members. Each with a maximum of 13 officers. 4 Staff Sgts, 4 Let’s, 4 Captains and 1 General. Generally once a squad begins passing the 80 member mark the general, officers and Co Founder will begin discussing a split. “Splitting” is the act of taking anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of the squad and creating a new one, moving up all leaders that are able and sets to fill in some of the newly voided positions. A Standard Division Ranges from 2 to 10 squads, generally maxing out at 600 members. A split is eligible when all leadership positions of Co-Founder, Founder, Co Division and Division leaders fully staffed and trained and the division is at minimum 400 members with a squad average of 60 members and fully trained leaders. When beginning preparation of a split all divisional leaders must begin discussing the future with the director and senior directors of the community. Generally anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of the squads will split into the new division with some of the co-founders and the founder becoming the highest rank and “Founding” the division. The goal of any split whether Squad or division is to do it when the area is stable enough, has the correct amount of members and leaders, and when it is stable enough to handle the influx of change. All guidelines are just that; it is most important to make these big moves and decisions when the areas can handle it. Divisions and squads should vet G14 prior to moving forward with a split, inactive members and non-invested members will only hinder the process and leave the areas in a difficult position to begin with. Armada/flagship/fleet Fleet, Flagship and Armada are all benchmarks that any and all divisions can reach and should strive for. Below is a description of requirements to reach specific standards Fleet: The Baseline of the Divisions. Ranging from Start up/Split divisions to healthy growing divisions. Requirements: Being a Division within the Community Flagship: A Division being ran at an exceptional level, The mark of a growing and thriving division. Requirements: 300+ Members, 30% KSI Tags, Ratio of 1 leader to 10 members, Good forum activity. Armada: Division being ran phenomenally closing in on a Divisional split. Requirements: 400+ Members, 35% KSI Tags, Ratio of 1 leader to 10 members, Good forum activity. Leave of Absence LOA’s are encouraged for members who won’t be active and around for more than a weeks’ time. I.E Members taking a Vacation or starting a new job or school. When taking a LoA a member needs to inform their leaders as to when and why they are requesting an LoA. They should not be denied however abuse of the system can and will result in the removal of the leader from their position. Definition of the Adviser role in clan ops This position is given to those Co-founders and above who need a term of leave because of rare or unexpected circumstances (Financial Issues, Relocation, etc) Requirements: To keep your rank of Adviser you can’t be gone from KSI for more than a month’s time unless it is because of medical leave. Duties: This person has no duties in KSI and has no power in KSI until the time they are actively reinstated back into KSI. Report to: Division Leader, Director, and Senior Director. Comments: This position isn’t given to a member without the approval of a Division Leader or higher. When the member arrives back and wants to be reinstated they must go through a 2 week trial period to make sure they are still functioning at the same capacity before they left. At that point of successful reinstatement the member will be eligible to either retain his previous rank, drop down to the next available rank, or in some cases move up one rank (moving up one rank will be held to the discretion of a Senior Director). If an Adviser is gone for more than a month’s time, KSI has the right to remove the member from the Adviser role and set the member to return as a SGT. Abbreviation: ADV Web Ops Web Operations KSI Web Operations consist of the day to day running of KSI’s Websites and/or administrative duties. This includes The KSI Forums, news site, and any and all other websites operated/owned by KSI. Web Ops Leaders List http://www.ksiglobal.org/portfolio/web-ops-team/ KSI Forums www.ksiforums.org This is the main website used by KSI for a multitude of purposes. The main reason for this site is to establish a line of communication for all KSI members to use outside of Xbox Live, but is not limited to that single purpose as the forums are also used for events, streams, division transfers, and joining/rejoining KSI. This site also contains an archived history of events, meeting notes, and KSI knowledge for all members to utilize Properly utilizing the forums www.ksiforums.org, A place for both social and business related interactions to be made on behalf of KSI. While KSI does encourage unique and thought provoking topics discussed, any topics, debates, comments, polls, or any other form of online communication used on www.ksiforums.org is subject to KSI CoC. Any violations of the CoC or any other policies set forth by KSI may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to Forum Warnings, and/ or a ban from the forums all together. Remember when looking for and area I.E a divisional section, Control F (Find shortcut) can be your friend KSI Global.org www.ksiglobal.org The main website for all information and news regarding KSI. This site is used for News Articles, Community information, as well as other means of distributing information regarding KSI. KSI Clan Management System A system used for the organization and evaluation of clan ops used by all clan ops leaders. This site organizes and labels every member in clan ops, and is the most accurate and up to date source for leaders to use regarding the management of KSI on Xbox Live. Department Operations What is Department Operations? Department Operations is the sphere of KSI that involves groups of community members who work together to improve the comprehensive community feel that KSI strives for. Through the AAP, Tournaments and Events, Productions, Graphics, and News, every willing member of the community can reap the rewards of the products each respective department provides. Through Human Resources, Education, and the Courts, KSI’s Clan Operations are supplemented with knowledge and guidelines that help the community move forward together. Department Operations provides a bridge from Clan Operations to Web Operations that strengthens involvement and enjoyment in the community. Department Operations is constantly reviewing the strength of these programs and looking for possible expansion to better meet the members’ needs. Such projects include Marketing, History, and Social Media outreach How to join a Department Added to the website in 2016, the Department Join Area is the central hub for all interested applicants to research and apply for membership in KSI’s Departments. The URL is http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/316-join-a-department/. There you will find links to each department’s forums section and a list of Heads, Co-Heads, and Points of Contact. Some departments are open permanently, and some departments are only open on an as-needed basis. Permanent openings are listed in pinned threads that are pinned and denoted with asterisks for members to copy and paste the form for their application. As-needed openings are posted intermittently and ask for members to reply directly to the opening in the thread. These topics will not be pinned. Regardless of which opening a member is applying for, a Head or Co-Head will review the application and get with the applicant in a timely fashion. Heads and Co-Heads reserve the right to deny applications based on skill or demeanor, past behaviors or actions, or time requirements. Time requirements refer only to being able to fulfill responsibilities within a given time. Some departments require more intensive involvement than others, and a hectic real life, or other KSI obligations, may result in you being unable to join that department at a given time Benefits of joining a Department A community like KSI is more than just gaming. While everything KSI does revolves around Xbox and the gaming aspect, departments provide outlets for members to put their skills to the test and have fun exploring different interests. The reward of learning how to better use Photoshop, teaching KSI’s next crop of leaders, providing stories and interviews about other members, hosting workshops, and so much more, is hard to quantify. However, it does make members feel more personally involved in KSI and allows members to spread their wings and have fun without fear of judgment or alienation. You will meet new people, develop new skills, and see a side of KSI that is different from the experience most see. Descriptions for each Department News News Team is responsible for tapping the pulse of the community. No news outlet can provide information tailored to the community quite like our own team. Writers are encouraged to interact with members of the community to find intriguing and compelling stories about individuals, groups, squads, or divisions that exemplify the KSI way. Staff members are also asked to think outside the box for creative stories and pieces that KSI’s member base would find interesting. These pieces may be opinion pieces, game reviews, surveys, etc. All articles produced by KSI News are published on KSI’s News Site, which is listed below this description. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/19-news/ http://www.ksiglobal.org History As of early 2017, KSI’s History Team is also under the news umbrella. History writers explore the sequence of KSI events, both from divisional and personal perspectives. These biographies are published to the News Site as well, and piece together an intricate tapestry of KSI’s history. Staff are encouraged to think outside the box and be creative. Writing and telling stories of history can be exciting and should be explored. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/285-ksi-history-team/ Productions Productions is part of KSI’s multimedia umbrella, along with News, History, and Graphics. Within this department, members can explore the possibilities of live-streaming events to sites such as Twitch, editing together montages and clip packages, working with software to create intros and outros that will be used in videos and much more. The team is also comprised of staff who create long-standing shows and podcasts for KSI’s members to enjoy. Such shows are either streamed on Twitch, or previously recorded, and exported to YouTube, which is linked below. Productions is also the basis for KSI’s monthly Town Hall and weekly Happy Hour shows. Staffs come from inside and outside of KSI’s Clan-Ops. Those involved in KSI’s Clan Ops are able to stream interviews, game play, and game nights involving their divisions, allowing a spotlight to be shined brightly on their members and activity. The team also runs contests such as the Upload Studio Montage Competition, which runs monthly and allows those who don’t have recording and editing software to put together montages that compete to be displayed on our YouTube channel. The team also solicits short, interesting clips that can be passed along to KSI’s Social Media so those clips can be uploaded onto the community’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Productions are committed to providing content the community can enjoy both on and off of Xbox. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/21productions/ http://www.ksiforums.org/videos/ HTTPS://www.youtube.com/c/KSIGlobalGaming HTTPS://twitch.tv/ksilive Graphics KSI’s Graphics team provides image and logo editing and design for the benefit of our members. The team takes requests for banners, awards, logos, images, avatars and much more to provide images our members can utilize to show off their KSI pride. The team works heavily with other departments to provide image services to their projects, as well as with Web Ops to keep our forums looking sharp. The team is also dedicated to training and teaching interested members how to improve with a variety of products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Applicants will have tutorials and guides to follow and experts to give them pointers along the way. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/18-graphics-design/ AAP KSI’s Awards and Achievements Program (AAP) seeks to promote a positive and rewarding atmosphere within KSI by standardizing a process to request, nominate, and receive awards. The department’s award listing is ever-expanding, and members are encouraged to post in AAP’s Forums section to take advantage of KSI’s awards system. AAP is a central foundation to KSI’s believe that members should be awarded based on the merit of their contributions to the community. The Department also supports monthly and yearly goals and achievements by offering Of the Month and Of the Year awards. The OTMs represent KSI’s very best at varying ranks and positions for each month. The OTYs are reviewed, and presented by, KSI’s Board of Directors at the annual KSI Awards Show in early January to celebrate those who excelled over the past year. Whether the award is for having a high Gamerscore, being a mentor to members in the community, or going above and beyond to make KSI as great as it is, there are many award options for the members of this community. Also within AAP is the Divisional Milestone Program, which seeks to apply the award system that’s been established to our divisions. Awards in here involve splitting the division, having a certain amount of KSI gamer-tags, and winning a certain amount of Head-Hunters games. The AAP is open to requests from KSI’s member base as to what awards should be added for both individual awards and DMP awards. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/82-aap/ http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/230-divisional-milestone-program/ Tournaments and Events KSI’s Tournaments and Events (T&E) provides a competitive gaming atmosphere to KSI’s casual environment. The team plans and executes weekly Weekend Warfare events that all of KSI’s members can compete in. The team works with other KSI departments, such as Productions to have the events streamed, and AAP, to have winners of the events awarded for their accomplishments. The team is open to recommendations and suggestions as to new tournament ideas and plans to improve its’ reach within the community. The staff also assists the Board of Directors in executing KSI’s large annual events, such as Spring Break, Spirit Week, Fall Classic, and Turkey Bowl. Members are asked to be creative and competitively inclined. They must be available to host events and make sure they go off without a hitch. They will have to execute decision making skills to mediate disagreements and adapt to obstacles on the fly. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/164-tourneys-and-events/ Education KSI’s Education department is dedicated to helping mold the next great leaders of this community. Lessons from this department go far beyond an Xbox or a keyboard. Educations L.E.A.D. program teaches members of every rank how to be better leaders. While there may appear to be some overlap between Education and Human Resources, Education focuses more on general leadership while Human Resources focuses on applications of leadership to KSI’s ideals and tenets. LEAD programs are offered frequently by KSI’s Director Staff, and feature a 101 and a 201 course, both of which take several weeks to complete. These programs will help KSI’s members become more level-headed, well-rounded, confident leaders. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/64-lead/ Human Resources KSI’s Human Resources comprises HR and the KSI Courts. HR is comprised of Senior Staff, who can be in or out of KSI Clan Ops, and staff made up of KSI’s Co-Founders. Co-Founders on the staff are expected to take courses on KSI protocol and procedures about recruiting, training, and safety, and pass that knowledge off the leaders and officers at the squad level within their respective divisions. Training standards gained from HR workshops improve the level of knowledge within KSI’s squads and divisions, and will make the next crop of leaders more in-tune with expectations and guidelines within the community. Couple that training with the leadership advancement training Education’s LEAD program provides, and KSI’s knowledge base will be strong for years to come. Resources and guidance are posted in HR’s forums section, which is linked below. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/326-human-resources/ Courts The KSI Court system provides a series of checks and balances on KSI’s leadership team. Members who have been given Blacklists or Do Not Hire statuses can appeal these decisions in KSI’s Court system. They may call in witnesses and bring their case for a reduction in penalty, or a complete pardon of the decision. All members of the Courts are below the rank of Senior Director, so that decisions may be reached impartially based on evidence given. This department allows staff to exercise sound judgment and interpret KSI’s rules and guidelines to make KSI not only a safe place, but a fair and balanced one. Definition of Court Related Terms Definition Of Blacklisted When A Member Is Blacklisted They Are Not Permitted To Be In Or Around KSI Or KSI Programs. Being Removed from a Division-/-Squad-/-All friends MUST remove you and have ZERO contact. If a member of notable issues within or outside a Division becomes such a problem then The Leaders of the Division (Founder and Up) Can Decide to Request a Senior Leader to Look into if the evidence warrants a Black list. If you are removed from your division you can discuss it with the leaders of the division or the Director to find another division or if you have friends in other division you may request to join them as well, unless the issues you caused are decided to be too severe. Definition of DNH DNH means *Do Not Hire* This Member Has Been Removed From KSI and its Divisions. They Are Not Allowed Join Any Division Or Program In KSI They Are Allowed To Play With Other Members In KSI In Order to Return to KSI as a Full Member, You Need To Go To The Courts (Reference Court System) and have a successful appeal. Definition of Security risk A member can be deemed a security risk for one or more of the following: Associating with blacklisted/labeled security risk Xbox users. Creating situations that potentially cause discord between members in squad/division. Mentioning past affiliations with specified risk clans/individuals. Creating an undesirable and/or uncomfortable environment within the squad or division. All members deemed security risks are subject to full investigation before admittance to another squad/division of KSI All Communities deemed security risk are for a set time frame I.E 3-6 months Clan hitting Defined as action(s) taken to intentionally hurt or disrupt a gaming organization and it’s day to day operations. This includes but is not limited to: DDoS Attacks, IP Snatching, Doxing, Poaching, Website tampering or hitting Poaching The act of deliberately enticing or persuading ANY member of an existing organization (clan, community, division) to leave said organization to join yours. This can be both externally or internally in regards to KSI. Usage Disclaimer: This by no means allows members to Blacklist or DNH members. This method of removal should only be used if members are socializing with Black listed persons or Clans-/-Communities or have made threats against KSI or its running or other equally questionable actions. If you use this without any form of presented evidence then you have just removed a member under false terms and are subject to disciplinary action yourself http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/12-court-area/ Annual Events Events that occur every calendar year. Ranging from 3 and 5 day tournaments to “show off” and represent divisions, to single day non divisional events and Award shows. Divisional Cup KSI’s Season From Spring Break to Turkey Bowl, consisting of 4 events, monthly deciders of points, participation awards (To be changed and finalized) Winners of the Divisional Cup will Decide Division of the Year Points Tournaments -Participation 1 point, 1st place 3 Additional Points, 2nd 2 additional points, 3rd 1 additional point Forums Event: Participation 1 point, 1st place 4 additional points, 2nd 3 additional points, 3rd 2 additional points 7’s events-Participation 1 point, 1st place 3 Additional Points, 2nd 2 additional points, 3rd 1 additional point Award Show A collection of the Best leaders of the year ranging from Sgt OTY to Senior leader OTY. Special Notes of Accomplishment and the winner of Divisional Cup aka Division OTY Valentine’s Day Tournament to be held every valentine’s day generally a doubles tournament or Love song Karaoke Spring Break -3 Day event occurs Spring time Annual Events, Kick off of Divisional Cup season. Points to be awarded per divisional Event to decide winner of Spring break and points to be used in Divisional Cup.. Including but not limited to Forum’s Event and Game tournaments. Directors Cup is the average of all said directors divisional points., King and Queen of Spirit week to be decided on Sunday of event Spirit Week -5 Day event occurs during July, Biggest event of the year. Points to be awarded per divisional event to decide winner of Spirit week and points to be used in Divisional Cup. Events including but not limited to Forums Event, Karaoke and Game Tournaments Fall Classic -3 Day Event to take place in September, Points to be awarded per divisional events to decide winners of Fall classic and points to be used in Divisional Cup. Events Including but not limited to Forums Event and game tournament. Turkey Bowl -3 day event to take place weekend surrounding Thanks Giving, This Event is Generally FFA’s and Doubles events. Points to be awarded to the divisions with the most success in Turkey bowl and points to contribute to Divisional Cup. Events including but not limited to Forums event and Game tournament
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    KSI Gambit 7

    Division Meeting Notes 1/17/18

    Department Notes: AAP: Divisional "Of the Months" will be starting back up again this year Designed for members and Divisional Leadership to recognize those members in their division for their achievements Boosts spirits and moral among members more successful chance of winning awards Each division will have a staff member dedicated to AAP for this task Marketing: There will be a hard drive for subscriptions to our twitch channel! Subscribers get various perks: 3 New emoticons including the inspirations of Fuzzymeep, the bad cat, and more subscribers will be entered into prize raffles and lotteries to win all sorts of rewards Access to the VIP section on the forums Statistics for divisional participation for the months of November and December have been posted and can be viewed on the forums. Tournaments & Events: Event: Minecraft build-off Event ends this Saturday (1/20/18) and will be judged by a panel of T&E Staff Weekend Warfare: Next Saturday, (1/27/18) 8 p.m. eastern Overwatch 2v2 Mystery Hero News: News and History team has exciting news! As of the new year, we will be hiring a staff member solely responsible for picking up/gathering highlights of the upcoming Head Hunters season from the teams participating. This member will be responsible for covering team seating, sitting in on practices and matches, play-offs, as well as providing weekly updates with need to know information "So You Think you Can Write" topic for this month will be "gamertags". Tell us a story about how you received your gamertag for a your chance to win the competition New place on the forums where news articles will be posted! You can now access and read articles from the global site as well as the forums. Productions: Tune into Happy Hour this Friday 1/19/18 to watch some Rocket League with commentary. Hirings: News/ History Graphics Productions If anyone has video editing software to add clips together or edit montages, please apply to productions Head Hunters: This Friday (1/19/18) marks the end of season sign ups/ registrations and the beginning of the CoD: WW2 season If your team is not signed up, you WILL NOT be participating this season, so please make sure to sign up your roster (DL, DW, LS) The schedule and stats tracker will be posted under a new topic as of this Sunday (1/21/18) This is where players will be able to follow individual stats which will be taken into consideration for awards and invitations to the all-star game Managers can use this area to follow the schedule, check rosters, and retrieve contact information for other team managers. If your team does not have a team name and would like to come up with one, please message it to KSI Gambit 7 to confirm it. Please also have your Team Manager message their discord contact information to KSI Gambit 7 Forums Activity: A huge goal of 2018 is to drive more activity to the forums but in a less traditional way than usual WE WANT YOUR INPUT If there is anyway you think the forums could be more beneficial and more engaging to members to make them want to come look around (similar to Reddit), please post your idea in the open door section on the forums to be discussed! Town Hall: Town Hall is coming up and will take place January 26th from 8-9 p.m. eastern PLEASE submit questions via the link above the shoutbox all questions submitted will count as one point towards divisional participation for the month of January. Divisional Leadership: As we get closer to moving over to a new front-line system, please make sure to have your leaders review and clean up your g14 in order to assure squad gametypes and member lists are correct and ready for transfer.
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    Freya, the fearless Norse goddess. Such big shoes for a mere mortal to step in. I wanted to pick a name that represents me, my personality and who I want to be. Who better than such an amazing goddess? My mother always told me to be proud, to be kind, to be feared and to be loved. She told me to be the best and to make a name for myself everywhere I go. Not to let anyone tell me how to live my life and who to be. What better way to live your life? After Joining KSI I went through a few names, and every single one of them has been remembered, and people have heard of me, but I wanted a name that represented just that. Freya translates to Lady, and she was just that, but she was also one of the most bad ass goddesses ever. She is the goddess of beauty, sexuality and fertility, but she was also the goddess of sorcery, war and death. She was the definition of being loved and feared to a T. She also travels in a chariot pulled by cats. I think we can all agree that Freya is a great roll model and that's what I want to be and how I want to be represented. I wanted to make a name for myself, and I wont give up until I do just that.
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    So. The Question about where i got the Famous Nebula, aka Nebbi or Nebs. My whole life i've been intrigued by space, anything about it, in middle school i use to do research about Black Holes and Nebulas, and turn it in for Credit, i took Astronomy Class with my sister, Which made me more interested to be a Astronomer later in life! I'm always trying to learn more about space, whether I'm talking with members, or the Family, or even on NASA or making my own research about different topics about space! Before i joined KSI, my name was TheExoticMuffin, Don't Judge me! :), I later joined KSI in search for friends, and i began to think, what do i want to be called, and it has to be important to me. So i Chose Nebula! which no one calls me really, they call me Nebs, Nebbi, Nebulizer. I chose Nebula for my love of space, and to remind me everything that is so large in the universe, yet so small in comparison. And Thus, my friends, is how i got my name Nebula!
  5. 3 points
    Hello everyone! Firstly, many people in this community always ask me the same question " Is your name really Gary" they always seem blown away when I say "Actually no it's not " Anyway.... When I first came to Xbox all those years ago, I initially couldn't think of a gamer tag, so I stuck with the lame one they gave me. A few months past and I read an article on the internet talking about how a whole generation went without naming anyone Gary! I thought god dayuuum this cannot happen! Gary such an awesome name so I became Cozmic Gary! And to me that looked awesome ! Then the day came where I had earnt my 7 and I needed to decide on a new name.....the answer was clear, a no brainer, it's gotta be Gary! I mean I have never ever seen anyone else with their gamertag as Gary or something similar so I feel like im different and people are more likely to remember me ! I dont think I will ever be able to call myself anything else in the online world ! So there you have it ! (Don't tell anyone)
  6. 2 points
    Emmy The Boss

    Divisional Cup

    Looks interesting to me From an AAP perspective, it could be interesting to include other parts of the programs under our umbrella (most obviously the DMP, which we're reworking and planning to get back up and running at full speed soon enough (while it may not include monthly points, we could include points that goes towards the end of year total, if you guys find this interesting I'll gladly discuss the details of how to include this in the divisional cup), but could also include participation in our regular awards or utilisation of the workshops that I hope to get back up and running (that's a small spoiler for most people lol)). Obviously these are just some preliminary thoughts I have, I'll gladly have a chat if anything of this could be useful, or we'll just forget about it if you guys think it's dumb Regardless, exciting to see some healthy and continuous competition starting up between the divisions
  7. 2 points
    impyyy

    Divisional Cup

    Obviously looks flawless to me.
  8. 2 points
    Dragons

    Head Hunter Awards Request

    ** * * @KSI BadKitty 7 @Scotland *Edits
  9. 2 points
    I first got an xbox the christmass after my uncle had passed away. The whole family had gotten togther and had bought my little sister and I a white xbox 360. They had already set it up and gave us the name HarleyGirlsx2. Well it soon turned in to may dads xbox and he changed it becuse he was not found or being t-bag and called a girl. He had changed it to HarleyGx2. After a few years i got back in to gaming and later join KSI were i had changed it to KSI MissHarleyQ. I have since changed it becuse i was siting in traffic and had the best idea. I wanted to change it to stuff i acually like. Well my real name is Janelle, So i thought jane was good start. I then thought about my favorite hobby which is hunting. So KSI JaneDoe came to mind. I am now very pleased with it but want to change it again someday!
  10. 2 points
    You know what? I'm gonna participate in this too because I like my story. Growing up, I was always a skeptical kid. When I first gained access to an Xbox, I set my gamertag to TrueBlasphemy. I was introduced to KSI Harmony 7 and a few of her friends, immediately felt like I was home. I spent hours talking to them and decided that if this was what the entirety of KSI was like, I wanted to be a part of that. That night, I changed my gamertag to KSI True, as that was what they had been calling me the whole night. I have been True ever since.
  11. 2 points
    How I got my Gamertag by: KSI Blood Demonic Mayhem Hellborn General Before I was brought into KSI, my gamertag was Blood Legionair. Yes the spelling for legionair is wrong but some other person had taken the gamertag I wanted. Anyways, I am a very big believer that music connects with people on a deep emotional level. I went through a very rough patch and I turned to music. My favourite band is In this moment. around this rough patch they released an album called Blood. At the time the songs spoke to me well 1 in particular. the song name is Blood Legion. its mostly an instrumental, but the words that are said made me feel like I was welcome somewhere. 3 months after hearing that song they had a concert down in Arizona. I had to get the back stage pass. I got to meet Maria Brink, she actually gave me the time of day and heard my story. She gave me a hug, and said welcome to the Blood Legion. She made me feel wanted. I went home couple days later i felt so happy that i had to change my name to always remind me of the amazing time I had.
  12. 1 point
    I am FuzzyMeep™

    Divisional Cup

    This is what we are presenting to the leaders of the community to get some feedback, both positive and negative. More ideas and suggestions as to what to do. The list below is the what we will be ranking the divisions month to month and major event to major event starting Spring break and ending at the award show. This will result in the Divisional cup winner and Division of the year This will be utilizing the marketing breakdown we have been presenting over the last few months. point wise we are still debating but this is our draft to present. Obviously, it's a rough draft meant to start the conversation. -- KSI Divisional Cup – Outline Point System -- Participation - AAP: OTM, DOTM - T&E: Weekend Warfare, Headhunters - Productions: Montages, Clips for Social Media - News Team: SYTYCW - Monthly Town Hall Question/Idea Submissions - Forums Polls/Challenges Big Events - Spring Break - Spirit Week - Fall Classic - Turkey Bowl Knowledge - Participation in LEAD classes, workshops - Hosting Workshops under HR/PO Recruiting/Growth - Gain 1 member per squad per week (4 weeks per month) - Gain 1 officer per squad per month - If the squad gains the members and officers, +10 - If the squad accomplishes 1, but not the other, +5 - If the squad accomplishes neither, +0 Notes - Marketing will spread the word about all events. Marketing will also take tally each month. - The top division each month will win “Division of the Month.” - If a division splits, the new division will start with as many points as the parent division. - If two divisions merge, the points will reflect the average points between the two divisions. - The winner of the Divisional Cup will be announced at the Award Show and be named ‘Division OTY”
  13. 1 point
    Why not? I like these with a little time on my hands! So, my story begins on a small little 360 nerd that wanted to have a nice Gamertag. I am an animation Major which I have loved since I was in High School. In middle school, I created a character that I related to. Blaze was her name and I had her be a fire goddess living on a small island. I had many stories about her and have changed her style several times before sticking to the style I have on my xbox photo. I decided that my Gamertag should be about her and since she was cute to people, I had her be Cutie. Thus, Blaze The Cutie was born. I had the tag for a bit. Even after being in KSI for a year. My friends called me Cutie and others called me Blaze for the longest time. Then came the decision to change my name. My ex boyfriend suggested to me to keep Blaze and ditch the rest. He suggested KSI The Blaze. Unfortunately the name was taken and seems like they don't even get on anymore since a few years ago. I had to stick to random numbers in my name which I didn't like but did it anyways. I stuck around like that for a while. My own name sticking to me and making myself well known. It wasn't till recently, I wanted a change for myself. I have been on kik as Berry and I loved the name since I do enjoy berries so much. Why not try to have the name myself? So, I went with it and it really looks cleaner than usual. I miss my old name but this feels like a fresh start on the new year. Hopefully you liked my story
  14. 1 point
    KSI Gary 7

    Divisional Cup

    In terms of the Productions Clips for social media, we have really seen a huge decline of people actually sending in their clips, so that really needs to be marketed alot better within productions, from myself and my team, because at the current rate of clips getting submitted there will be no division with any points. So myself personally, once the word has got out a little bit more about the Clips for social media we should hopefully see some more participation. :D but other than that it looks awesome, lots of exciting things for divisions to look forward too! I also like the fact the growth helps towards the points, i think that will really help people be encouraged to recruit and get new members in !!
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    "The Courier"

    What's your real job?

    Well... wait for it... I work the drive through for McDonald's at the moment... I know it's awesome!
  16. 1 point
    Lord Nebs

    KSI January Town Hall Jan 26th

    Why did you join KSI? And What has been pushing you to a leader within this community?
  17. 1 point
    KSI Bl00d

    KSI January Town Hall Jan 26th

    KSI Blood, KSI Gruntier 7, KSI Joe 7 would like to know if the the senior staff know dae wae
  18. 1 point
    KSI June bug DM Octoberrage Insanity
  19. 1 point
    KSI Emojie

    KSI January Town Hall Jan 26th

    Why and when was KSI founded?
  20. 1 point
    Okay so here’s how I got my gamertag, let’s start with the gamertag where it all began. KSI Maniac5, this is the gamertag that I’ve been known by for 3 years. Okay so if you get in a party with me, you’ll know why my gamertag was maniac. I’m a maniac, it’s that simple lol. But for real, when I was younger, everyone would say I’m a Maniac, I used to be the craziest kid in my family, I would do so many things you wouldn’t see a normal younger boy do, so I picked my gamertag from my childhood years, the gamertag means so much to me, the 5 at the end ruined it tho lol, KSI Maniac without the 5 was taken. It really got me mad, but it didn’t stop me from using Maniac in my gamertag. I guess you can say I was a 5 Star Maniac lol. Okay so let’s get to the next Gamertag also my current one KSI Bane. I know what your thinking, no I’m not the Batman villain. No I took Bane from the Sith Lord Darth Bane. So here’s a little bit about Darth Bane, he created the rule of two, which if you’ve seen the Star Wars movies you’d know there’s only two Sith, a Master and an Apprentice (Rule of Two). The apprentice would kill the master, after they’ve learned everything they needed to, and get there own apprentice. Doing this Made the sith stronger. I picked Bane as my gamertag as he has accomplished a lot, and he was a very powerful Sith Lord, and I hope to accomplish so much for this community, minus the rule of two part lol (that would be a bad idea) KSI Maniac5 has really stuck with me my whole KSI career, and has meaning from my childhood. From ya boy, KSI Bane/Maniac5. Stay Cozy.
  21. 1 point
    MaXiMuS

    The Resurgence

    Went and got an Xbox One haha. So now I got both. Ready for the action! #Commitment
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    MaXiMuS

    The Resurgence

    What is going on guys and gals. My name is Max, and I previously joined KSI in 2013. After a year of great fun and great friends, I got the red ring of death on my Xbox 360 and moved to college. During that time I was unable to buy a new console, so I went inactive. Now, I have graduated College, and had the opportunity to play professional sports overseas. With that, I have been able to purchase a PS4. I am looking to rejoin the community I enjoyed so much in my youth. Looking forward to meeting new people and playing some games. I play PS4 and PC. PS4 - Call of Duty, Battlefield, Madden, NHL, MLB and others. PC - PUBG, LoL, WoW, OSRS, BDO and CS:GO and others. Thanks for your time, and happy gaming! PSN: Maxcass4life Discord: MaximuS#6865
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    How I got my gamertag KSI Taipan4 By: KSI Taipan4 Squad: Elysium Division: Divine Warriors Date: January 20th, 2018 In this report, I am going to tell you how I got my current gamertag but also how I got the two before that. These gamertags mean everything to me. Hopefully y’all enjoy how I got these wonderful gamertags. So starting off, we have my first ever gamertag called CrazzyJokerZ. This gamertag was created when a couple friends from school told me to join their team called TheStarCraze. We just were Crazzy overall. (No pun intended.) If anything, this gamertag has to be my favorite because of the memories I have had just using it. Alright, my next gamertag came to be on March 15th, 2016. I chose to go with KSI xJokerZx. The reason I chose this is because it sounded cool and JokerZ was always what everyone called me on Xbox and the competitive scene. I was still debating on another name, but one day I was playing Minecraft with my old General, KSI Emerald Boa’s, son. He said JokerZ in the cutest way and I knew then I had to change it to that. Last but not least, I have my current gamertag which is definitely has seen the most action in KSI, KSI Taipan4. It became my gamertag on July 6th, 2016. I chose this gamertag because KSI Python 7, KSI Viper 4, and KSI Emerald Boa 7 were sitting in a party and Python asked me to join DR”s “Snake Club.” I said yes, but choosing a name was really hard because there are so many snakes and I wanted to be original. I eventually chose Taipan because the Taipan has the deadliest venom out of all snakes. I relate to that because back in Advanced Warfare, I had the deadliest shot in DR. The 4 because Python and Viper both had 4’s until Python got 7 and changed it. I hope y’all enjoyed my story about my gamertags. These tags may just be normal tags, but they have a special meaning to me and will always carry a spot in my heart. Out of Elysium DW, it has been KSI Taipan4 signing off. Hope y'all have a great one!!!
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    January 20, 2018 how I got my Gamertag by: KSI Skychild Divine warrior Elysium Gen I was at work when i got the phone call that changed my life forever. She told me she has news that she was pregnant with a heathly baby girl. We were thinking Of Names for Our beautiful daughter. We came Up With Skylar. When I Joined KSI on Feb 27, 2017 i Wanted to Keep my daughter close to my Heart cuz she means the world to me. Me and My girlfriend came up With the Name KSI Skychild when i joined. Since then it has been my gamertag for almost 1 year in KSI. everyone calls me sky for short. My daughter has changed my life since she was born.
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    Here is a PDF version for anyone interested: KSI Global Handbook.pdf
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    Dragons

    HR Discord Server Pic

    @KSI Gandhi 7
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    Hey just came to follow you and let you know you are a beauty! Truly love you Lei boo :*
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    Where shall I begin? I first gained access to xbox in 2014. Back in the day, I do believe my Gamer tag was GrimsAngel. I had xbox live for approximently a year before I joined KSI. After being part of the community a short month or 2, I wanted to rank up. But being stuck at Corporal rank, there wasn't much I could do but change my Gamertag to represent KSI. Finally coming up with the money, I spent approximently 2 hours trying decide what I wanted my name to be. After struggling for a while, I finally came up with KSI BlackWidow3. Many people asked me why? I know it's a bit odd but a majority of male figures in my life left at the time, and I felt lonely, and also blamed myself. So the name fit, even if no one knew why. Since then the name just stuck. I changed it again to KSIDemonicWidow, to represent my division. However since gaining my 7, I've changed it to KSI Widow 7. Nice and simple if you ask me. I totally rock the gamertag by the way!
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    made you look lol enjoy
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    Honored to be KSI's Chief Operating Officer and excited to see what KSI Scotland 7 will do running KSI Departments!
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    Truecifer

    What is the News Team?

    What do we cover? Annual events: Spirit Week, Fall Classic, Turkey Bowl, Awards Show, Spring Break KSI events: Weekend Warfare, Happy Hour, KSI Live Streams, AAP "Of the Month" winners & "Of the Year" winners Member spotlights/interviews - typically for promotions or inductions into the Hall of Fame KSI speaks: Ask KSI a question and record the answers Time Capsule: Re-publishing of older articles or forums topics KSI History: Member or Division histories Game reviews and/or comparisons So You Think You Can Write competition: Winners are featured in articles Unfortunately, KSI Fantasy Football And much more! Your mind is your only limit. What do we need? People who are willing to learn and speak their voice Voices from around the community to share experiences Articles and ideas that attract other KSI members Out-of-the-box thinkers What do we offer? A fun environment to learn in Writing styles, tips, advice Writing experience An outlet to voice opinions and tell stories A way to meet new people from across the community How do we cover events? Show up Have fun Write about the winners and other contestants Mention a joke/statement/fact to complement the article Do we cover non-KSI events? Yes!* E3 Game Reviews Occasional personal pieces Sometimes comedy or poetry *We try to stick to KSI or gaming topics because the News Team is for KSI If there is anything else you would like to know, please do not be afraid to ask!
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    To all requesters, The request forum is where our artists can assist you in any graphics request needed. We can work on forum/division banners to your own personalized forum signature; on special requests we can help with making template graphics, etc. We don't expect you to be art/design savvy, however, it would make things move better if you began to have a basic understanding of what we're looking for in terms of images we can work with in order to complete the request faster. Examples of acceptable material that we may use can be found here: KSIID. And it's important to keep in mind that this is just a hobby for us, we volunteer, this is not a job and we don't work on a schedule. For this gift that the artists provide the KSI community there are set rules and policies which need to be followed to help reduce any drama or confusion. Help us help you. No outbursts or disrespect on your part will be tolerated. We have our standards for good reason. Complying with these rules and regulations will make your request process efficient, quick, and most likely provide you with a better product. Graphic Artists may not have official moderating powers but are still to be shown respect and represent the team as a whole. The closing of all topics will be determined by whichever GA is attending the topic in question, and will be at their discretion. ----------------------------------------- Prerequisites for making a request: 1. ALL REQUESTS MUST BE KSI RELATED. If it is not meant to be used on these forums or for any other KSI related site, your request WILL BE TERMINATED. 2.1 A person requesting MUST have 20 non-spam posts on these forums. This helps minimize forum trolls from using our time to help them with a graphic on another forum, etc. Another benefit of this rule is to encourage activity of KSI members on the forums. 2.2 To request a Xbox Gamerpic, you must have at least 30 non-spam posts. 2.3 To request a Cover Photo for your forums profile, you must have at least 40 non-spam posts. 3.1 Once a request has been completed (when it is fulfilled or ended due to special circumstances such as disrespect, negligence of rules, etc), the requester MUST wait 2 whole weeks (14 days) before making another request. This is to remind you that we are not your personal design team. We have others requesting our services and this policy is held in fairness. 3.2 Don't make multiple requests at the same time (banners and other community-wide projects being the only exception). Otherwise our section becomes cluttered and harder to keep track. 4.1 You may only *bump your topic once a day (*bump - post that word or anything else for the purpose of moving your topic to the top of the list / keeping it on the first page). Your request will be terminated if you have multiple "bumps" a day or any unnecessary spam. Anything other than answering questions from the Artists will be considered your bump and/or spam. 4.2 Vice versa, If you make a request but don't keep yourself updated with the request, it will be closed. For example, you made a request but for some reason it wasn't fulfilled by any artist and you decided not to bump it for several days. The team managing the request forum will conclude you lost interest in your request and we will close it. 4.3 Do not post in any other request topic. If it isn't yours, don't post there. You will be punished. If you have a request open - it will be closed and you will have to wait 2 weeks. If you persist, the moderation team will take further action. If anyone has any questions about anything, don't hesitate to ask. Send a Personal Message to myself or any other Art Director or Graphic Artist. Most of us Artists have our Discord ID/Skype/MSN/AIM/etc. in our profile as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope for the best in your request. Sincerely, The Design Team
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    "The Courier"

    Congrats on SSGT bud.

    Congrats on SSGT bud.