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      KSI Divisional Hall of Fame   08/12/2018

      We are excited to announce a new addition to KSI's portfolio -- The Divisional Hall of Fame! Members make impressions and differences every day at the divisional level, and thanks to the ingenuity of KSI member KSI Skarzx 77 and the KSI AAP, we have decided to implement an official Divisional Hall of Fame across the community. The process will run similarly to KSI’s “Of the Month” and “Of the Year” awards, but with some minor tweaks, including the nomination periods and the nomination process. Current Members This process will happen twice a year: 1) at Fall Classic in September and 2) Spring Break in March. You will only be allowed to nominate one (1) person in YOUR division. You cannot nominate a member of another division, or if you are not active within Clan-Ops. To be eligible, the nominee must meet the following baseline criteria: Must currently be in the division they are being nominated for. Must be in the division for at least six (6) months. Must be in KSI for at least one (1) year. Must have been awarded Outstanding Service Level 1 through the AAP. Not been blacklisted, security risked, or DNH’ed unless successfully appealed and overturned. Must have KSI gamertag. Please make sure those criteria are met. You can confirm that criteria by visiting their profile and looking at their awards tab, or by asking the person you are nominating. The nomination process will occur within a specially made section similar to KSI's DOTMs, and each division will have its own thread for nominations. Each nomination will earn your division a point for the Divisional Cup for September. When the nomination process ends, AAP will confer and select up to three (3) inductees per division. They may choose less depending on testimony and evidence provided. Previous OTM/OTY/Award nominations will be considered when going over nominations. The inductees who are selected will be announced at a KSI-wide Live Stream on the Final Day of Fall Classic in late September and Spring Break in late March. Some tweaks may occur before the nominations open, but here is the template you will be provided to use: --- Information on Nominee: Division:
      Link to Profile: Qualifications: Nominee’s Current Rank:
      Has Nominee been in this division for at least six (6) months?
      Has Nominee been in KSI for at least one (1) year? Awards: Has Nominee been awarded Outstanding Service Level 1?
      Please list other awards this member has received: Testimony: Why does this member belong in your division’s Hall of Fame? --- Retired/Ex-Divisional Members Retired Members may be able to be inducted throughout the year by applying in the AAP section. They will submit a normal AAP post following the usual award template, and witnesses will be outlined in the form. The same process will be used for Directors/Seniors/Etc. who are still in the community, but not currently within the division they made their ascent in. If the strength of the witnesses is to par, they will be inducted on the spot following an AAP vote. Current Hall of Fame Members Current KSI Hall of Famers will be retroactively inducted into their division's Hall of Fame. Display of Divisional Hall of Famers Divisional Hall of Famers will be displayed for eternity within the Clan Ops Information Center, with blurbs from the testimony provided during the nomination process. Becoming a Divisional Hall of Fame inductee is no minor accomplishment and we will proudly display their gamertags for future generations of KSI members to look at as an example of what a great KSI member is. --- So that's the system, and we will be moving forward with this process. We will review the process periodically to see if there will be new tweaks to make it run more efficiently. The first nomination period will be from August 20 - September 15, with winners announced during Fall Classic. Thank you for your support and happy nominating. - KSI ImPyyy 7
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  1. People's Choice Poll!!

    Voted for Gears! I'm gunna put my wall bumping skills to the test if it wins @KSI xZIEIROx 7
  2. Security Check Guide Guide Introduction: A security check is the process of looking at information to make sure there will be no issues in the future regarding a potential or current member’s history. This is to be done with new members, rejoins, and anyone with questionable history. Members who are cleared to recruit should have complete understanding of what a security check entails, and why they are conducted. This process is crucial in the security and safety of your squad and division and should not be overlooked. If security checks aren’t completed in the correct manner, your squad and division’s safety may be at risk. For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact KSI Breakfast 7. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Security Check Process The security check can occur during a lockdown and before an individual is recruited. If you're recruiting, this is performed while you are in a party chatting with your potential recruit or before you invite them. As you are informing the potential member about KSI, look through their friends list and clubs. When conducting a security check, make sure you are thorough. Below are things you will be looking for when conducting a security check. If a potential recruit conflicts with any of these please contact your General or another officer for guidance. 1. Friends list Before being the recruitment process, the recruit must have more than 20 non-KSI friends. Any blacklisted or security risked community on their list must be removed and all contact ceased. When searching for blacklisted and security risked communities, make sure to check their activity feed as well. Examples of blacklisted, security risked, or other communities are listed below. While checking their friendslist for gamer tags with similar prefixes or suffixes from other clans or communities, look for any blacklisted, security risked, or other communities added. Examples: KSI, DBD, XGN, XGC, TGS The following are KSI's current security risked and blacklisted communities. Note: Watch out for potential recruits with multiple friends of similar names; recruits are allowed to have up to three different individuals in different clans/communities. 2. Age Requirement All recruits must be over the age of 15, as this is included in the C.o.C. and must be enforced. When asking for their age, if it seems questionable, ask for their date of birth. It is highly encouraged to ask for their age before beginning the recruitment process. Note: Remember that recruiting age may vary from division. If you do not know if your division follows the KSI standard age of 15, contact your General. 3. Gamerscore Recruits must have a minimum gamerscore of 500. This is strongly enforced and is set in place to prevent alternate accounts from joining KSI. Note: Minimum gamerscore is subject to change when a lockdown is initiated. If a lockdown occurs, confirm correct recruiting procedures with your General. 4. Mic Requirement It is required that the recruit has a working mic to be recruited in to KSI. Mics are essential for communicating with other members in a gaming community. Without a mic, communication is limited and inefficient for socializing and gaming within the community, thus the recruit must have a working mic.
  3. So You Think You Can Write: Your KSI Resume

    Gamertag: KSI MeShell 7 Squad, Division: Hellborn, DM Link to Profile: @KSI MeShell 7 Objective: *What are your goals here in KSI? What inspires you? Why are you a part of this community?* When I first joined KSI, my goal was to make new friends to play video games with, but my goals have now shifted. My new goal is to help members learn the in's and out's of KSI by being available to answer any questions that they may have. Summary: *Write a paragraph about yourself, describing your abilities and skills (professionally, obviously)* I’m very enthusiastic and optimistic when it comes to squad and divisional activity within KSI. I try to actively engage with other members within my division through discord, and attend as many game nights as I can to meet other members. I’m a fast learner, and I often do my own research to further, and eventually pass down, my knowledge within KSI. I aspire to be a great leader, and take the initiative to help others and contribute to my squad and division to the best of my abilities. Skills and Strengths: *Make a list of any applicable skills* Hard working, determined, confident, disciplined, organized, honest, enthusiastic. Education/Awards/Honors: *PO training, Hall of Fame member, Outstanding Service achieved, etc.* Graduate of LEAD 101, Train the Trainer Certified, New Member Certified, Outstanding Service (Level 1), KSI Mentor Work Experience: *Last rank maintained, longest rank maintained, highest rank maintained, summary of where you've been * I am currently a SGT in DM. Co-Founder of CD was the longest and highest rank that I have maintained. Job Duties Performed: *List of things you have done for KSI because of your rank* In these 11 months of being in KSI, I have hosted game nights, workshops, officer meetings, squad meetings, general meetings, and have attended a divisional meeting. I have dedicated a lot of my time to building a squad that was completely dead by continuously recruiting for that squad. To ensure that members learned the recruiting process, I developed a recruiting Discord server that contained all recruiting material, from the KSI Code of Conduct to privacy settings that needed to be changed, and more, before submitting a recruit for clearance. Community Involvement/Volunteer Work: *What have you done that is extracurricular from your duties? Subscribed to the twitch channel? Gift a name change?* I am a Twitch subscriber, gifted several name changes, was part of the Marketing Team, and I am currently part of the Productions Team and Community Development Committee (CDC).
  4. Tournaments and Events Suggestion Box

    It would be neat to see some sort of tournament for Dept Ops. Similar to Spirit Week or other annual events, instead of it being divisional-based, each department would have a team to compete in this tournament.
  5. Happy Hour July 6th Poll

    We chose games based on what the three of us had, and for the most part, know how to play. Feel free to throw out any suggestions of what you'd like to see during Happy Hour!
  6. Training and Promoting Guide: Below is a guide on the training process from Recruit to Private and from Private to Corporal or Sergeant. Training a Recruit to Private: A private is someone who has been in KSI for 48 hours. Their job is to meet new people, have fun, and attend gamenights and meetings. Their abbreviation is PVT. 1. Verify that the recruit is the age of 15 or older This is a very simple thing to do and it can be beneficial to your squad to verify that your newest member is of age. To do this, simply ask how old the recruit is or ask for the year that they were born. 2. Review the C.o.C This is one of the most important parts of the training process. Make sure they understand what each rule entails and how they are responsible for any infractions that they make upon them. When reading the C.o.C. Make sure to get a verbal agreement that they understand and abide by the KSI Code of Conduct! 3. Go over the Rank Structure up through Division Leader Along with the C.o.C. this is another important piece in the training process. Our rank structure offers us structure, stability, and organization. Privates should become familiar with the rank structure up through Division Leader. When reading the rank structure make sure to include who belongs in each position. It is very important to make sure they know who is in each officer position within your squad so that they know who to go to in case any problems should arise. The Rank Structure Includes: 4. Change their Privacy Settings Have the recruit go into privacy settings and change their friends list privacy to friends only. This step is essential to squad security and must not be overlooked. Steps: Privacy settings > View details & customize > Friends & clubs > Others can see your friends list - set to Friends 5. Change their Location and add into their Bio. Change recruit's location to "KSI (squad) (division) rank" Ex: KSI SAMURAI DW PVT After altering their Location, have them go into their bio and add, "Trained by (your gamertag here) on MM/DD/YY" Ex: Trained by KSI BobJr on 1/1/18 6. Recruit tag and club After completing all previous steps, have the recruit leave the recruiting club or remove the recruit tag as a friend. 7. Have them add the Squad Tag to their friends list When searching for the correct squad tag, either have them search for it or have them find it on your friends list. When searching, it is easiest to have them select "Find Someone" and type in the squad tag name. Once they find it, have the new recruit add the squad tag and send it a simple message such as "Hi", as sometimes notifications don't show up when someone new adds the squad tag. Don’t forget to post in your officer chat a message of the exact gamertag of the new private! Ex: Trained ShinyPotato548 to PVT on 1/1/18 8. Forums Our forums accounts play a major role in our careers as KSI members and can offer the opportunity to meet new members. When training someone to Private, do not forget to mention the forums and encourage the new Private to sign up. KSI’s forums are not meant to only be used by officers. All members across KSI are able to sign up for tournaments and events, such as Weekend Warfare, by utilizing their forums accounts. 9. Workshops As an official member in KSI, Privates should attend gamenights, squad meetings, and workshops. Workshops are highly encouraged to attend and are an important aspect of training and learning within KSI. Two important workshops that new members should attend are the New Member Workshop and Forums Workshop. By attending these workshops, members will learn about Clan Ops structure, a variety of KSI policies, how to navigate the forums, learn about different departments within KSI, and more. Each division hosts workshops on a rotational basis and members should keep an eye for any divisional announcements regarding these workshops. Promoting a Private to Corporal or Sergeant: A corporal is someone who has been in KSI for one week. Their job is to meet new people, have fun, attend gamenights and meetings, make new members within the squad feel welcome. This is the last rank you can reach without changing your gamertag to reflect KSI. Their abbreviation is CPL. A sergeant is the first rank that allows you to recruit. Sergeants are encouraged and taught how to recruit. Their responsibilities are to have fun, make new members feel welcome, attend gamenights and meetings, and learn more to possibly become an officer. Their abbreviation is SGT. 1. C.o.C. and Rank Structure Quickly go over the C.o.C. and ranking structure. When doing this, stress all C.o.C. rules and who is currently in officer positions and beyond. Going over the C.o.C. guarantees they know what behavior is expected of them as a KSI member. Corporals are responsible for knowing the rank structure up through Division Leader, and Sergeants are responsible for knowing the rank structure up through Senior Director. Covering who is what rank guarantees that they know who to go to with any issues but it most importantly can introduce them to members. The Rank Structure Includes: 2. Location and Bio Whichever their new rank is, have the Private change their location from “KSI SAMURAI DW PVT” to “KSI SAMURAI DW CPL” or “KSI SAMURAI DW SGT”. After changing their location, they have the option to update their bio, remind them that it looks better if they have a timeline of their advancement. If they do decide to add into their bio, have them add "Promoted to CPL by (your gamertag here) on MM/DD/YY” or “Promoted to SGT by (your gamertag here) on MM/DD/YY” Ex: Promoted to CPL by KSI BobJr on 1/1/18, or Promoted to SGT by KSI BobJr on 1/1/18 3. Performance Operations Workshops PO Workshops are highly encouraged to attend. By attending these workshops, members will learn how to navigate the forums, recruit new members into KSI, learn about different departments within KSI, and more. Each division hosts workshops on a rotational basis and members should keep an eye for any divisional announcements regarding these workshops. Corporals: New Member Workshop, Forums Workshop Sergeants: Basic Training Workshop, Forums Workshop, Recruiting Workshop Note: CPLs are more than welcome to attend Recruiting Workshops! However, they must change their gamertag to reflect KSI before they are allowed to recruit. 4. Co-Hosting Game Nights If wanting to take on more responsibility and possibly take on an officer position in the future, ask an officer if you are able to co-host a game night with them! This will help you gain more knowledge about holding a leadership position within your squad, and where to post game night attendances. KSI Code of Conduct: The Rules Explained
  7. June 2018 OTM nominations!

    Co-Division Leader Gamertag (Rank - Division/Squad) - KSI Gruntier 7 (Co-Division Leader - DM) Link to forums account - @KSI Gruntier 7 Reasoning why they deserve this - Gruntier is very humble; he doesn’t try to show off or make lower ranks feel like they’re of less importance. I’m truly astonished by the fact that he frequently hosts game nights for the division. He wants to get to know his members, and I know that can be hard when of a higher rank but he does his best to make his rounds and say hi! Gruntier cares about everyone in DM - he’s stepped up and participated in events when we couldn’t find anyone else to compete, and division security is extremely important to him. He always has discord messages to reply to or paperwork to do, but somehow manages to spend time with all of us. Gruntier just doesn’t seem to stop working… this guy needs a promotion! Founder Gamertag (Rank - Division/Squad) - KSI Blood 7 (Founder - DM) Link to forums account - @KSI Blood 7 Reasoning why they deserve this - Blood is what every leader should strive to be. He’s very open and isn’t afraid to speak his mind on any topic whatsoever. Good leaders are those who take things seriously, putting a large amount of effort into the work that they do. Great leaders allow themselves to put work aside and have some fun once in a while. Blood pushes himself to work as hard as possible - he’s been a Performance Officer, helps out developing Welcoming Committees across divisions, and works to have the best divisional security around. Blood is always enthusiastic when joining parties, he seems to know everyone in DM and everyone knows him. I think it’s funny how people think he’s mean when they first meet him, but I’ve never gotten that impression from Blood. He tells you how it is, and being upfront and honest with someone is an extremely important quality of a good leader. Everyone in DM definitely looks up to Blood. Co-Founder Gamertag (Rank - Division/Squad) - KSI Joe 7 (Co-Founder - DM) Link to forums account - @KSI Joe 7 Reasoning why they deserve this - Joe. I’ve never seen anyone show as much compassion for their division compared to this man. Joe genuinely cares about each and every member in DM. He’s the first person that I’ve ever seen to be on a first-name basis with everyone in a division. He parties up with anyone and everyone in DM, to play games with members or to just chat in the party. Joe motivates his members to keep accomplishing our goals and to keep contributing to this community by nominating anyone that he can for AAP awards. And he’s really adamant about everyone needing to feel like we’re equal, that no rank is better than another and CPLs are just as important as Generals. LT Gamertag (Rank - Division/Squad) - KSIDntAskImAwfl (3LT - DM/Venom) Link to forums account - @KSIdontask Reasoning why they deserve this - DntAsk stood out to me before I even transferred to DM. I would see her post on the forums helping out new members, making suggestions to departments, etc. I joined DM and when I first saw her post in discord I thought, “Hey I know her!”. She’s so helpful to members on the forums and reminds DM of KSI happenings that we should be aware of. Department Member Gamertag (Rank - Division/Squad) - KSI Bane (3CPT - DW/Paladin) Link to forums account - @KSI Bane Reasoning why they deserve this - Bane is extremely active in the Productions Department. He frequently posts in discord asking how everyone’s doing, or asks if anyone wants to hang out and play a game. Bane is also in charge of Happy Hour on Fridays, collaborating with his panel on which games to play for upcoming episodes instead of deciding on his own. And he’s always one of the first people to jump on streaming a KSI event. He’s super friendly, sarcastic, and hilarious. The Productions Department would be a whole different atmosphere without Bane around to liven things up. Member Gamertag (Rank - Division/Squad) - KSI Oddba11 (3LT - DM/Hellborn) Link to forums account - @KSI OddBa11 Reasoning why they deserve this - Oddba11 is such an exciting individual to be around! He’s very friendly and welcoming to new members in the division. You can always catch him hopping around to different parties and jazzing things up with his singing. I’m super proud of him for making it to 3LT! Keep up the good work.
  8. Forums Moderator App (closing 07/09)

    Gamertag: KSI MeShell 7 Division/Squad/Rank: DM/Hellborn/SGT How active are you on the forums daily? I'm active on the forums several times a day - I always have a tab of the forums open on my computer. What kind of past experience do you have being a Mod? Little to no experience. As Co-Founder I was able to hide topics and posts in my previous division, but a situation where that was needed didn't really arise. What do you seek in becoming a Mod? I stepped down from Co-Founder approximately one month ago and I miss the security aspect of it and knowing that your members look up to you if any issues arise. I want to continue helping out KSI by keeping the forums a safe space. Why would you make a great candidate? I'm very responsible/reliable and believe I can fulfill my duties as a Forum Mod, if chosen. I'm dedicated to everything that I aspire to accomplish and am a part of, putting everything I got into it. I don't condone favoritism, and feel that I will be able to put my feelings aside when placed in a difficult situation. For these reasons I believe I would make a great candidate. Do you understand that this is a voluntary position and if we feel you are not doing your job correctly, we have the right to remove you? Yes, I understand and agree.
  9. Spirit Week Forums Challenge 2018!!!!!

    Go DM!!
  10. Dept Ops Guide (Rough Draft)

    Department Operations Guide Introduction: Joining a Department is a great way to get involved in KSI! For example, some members enjoy writing short stories or articles, while others like to host events or stream online. Joining the News & History team would be a great opportunity to develop your writing skills, or being part of T&E or Productions would give you the chance to host events or stream on KSILive! Each department caters to a variety of interests that members may have. Not only is this a way to enhance your skills and experience, but it’s also a great way to meet members within other divisions! There are several Departments within KSI, and each offer a different experience. These include: AAP Graphics News & History Productions Tournaments & Events Marketing Performance Operations Courts Join a Department Departments are a great way to get your name out there and meet new people, while furthering your career in an area that you have interest in. When wanting to apply to a department, please click the following link and fill out an application for the department you would like to join. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/316-join-a-department/ Guidelines and steps to fill out an application can be found at: http://www.ksiforums.org/topic/32914-department-application-section-guidelines/ 1. Awards and Achievements Program (AAP) The Awards and Achievements Program and its staff seek to promote a positive and rewarding atmosphere within KSI by standardizing a process to request, nominate, and receive awards. The AAP is a central foundation to KSI’s belief that members should be awarded based on the merit of their contributions to the community. Listed below are some of the events that AAP provides: Of the Month Awards (OTMs): Nominations happen once per month. Of the Year Awards (OTYs): Nominations happen once per year. Regular Nominations: The list of awards can be found here: http://www.ksiforums.org/awards/ AAP Workshops: These workshops can be requested by divisional leaders. Note: All awards are subject to change and are at the discretion of the Head of AAP. As long as the nominee has the proper witnesses they should be eligible for awards within the community. 2. Graphics The Graphics Team does everything graphics related for the website(s), and its members. The team is also dedicated to training and teaching interested members on how to improve their graphics skills with a variety of products, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Applicants will have tutorials and guides to follow, and experts to give them pointers along the way. Some of the things the Graphics Department works on include, but are not limited to: Signatures Forums banners Profile pictures News article images If you would like to make a request to the Graphics Department for a profile picture, signature, or a gamertag picture, be sure to follow the link below and read the rules before you post. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/34-request/ 3. News & History The News Team is responsible for tapping the pulse of the community. 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. 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 also published to the News Site, and piece together an intricate tapestry of KSI’s history. Topics that might be covered by the News Team and it’s staff include the following, as well as much, much more: Awards and Achievements KSI Current Events Gaming News Important Community Updates KSI History Interview and Updates 4. Productions The Productions Department handles all the video-based media ranging from the KSI YouTube Channel, KSI Twitch channels, as well as small clips and montages that are submitted by members. They then ensure that these media outlets have content through streams from the productions team, as well as various submissions from KSI members throughout all divisions, ranks, and positions. Some of the activities Productions members are involved in are listed below: Weekend/Weekday Warfare Happy Hour Town Hall Divisional Game Nights Solo Gameplay 5. Tournaments & Events The Tournaments and Events staff host events for the members of KSI. They can be single day events, weekend long tournaments hosted on the most popular and relevant games, or even one of the four annual events designed to celebrate our community. Some of the events included are: Weekend Warfare Fall Classic Spirit Week Spring Break Turkey Bowl 6. Marketing The Marketing Department serves primarily as a network that relays relevant/important information regarding the other Web-Ops departments to our Clan-Ops divisions. They achieve this through both direct means (marketing representatives in each division) and indirect means (messages and links sent out via Discord and KiK chats). Common messages and promotions shared by the marketing team consist of: Upcoming Tournaments and Events Award shows Web-Ops competitions and awards Hiring posts News articles 7. Performance Operations Performance Operations is responsible for creating, implementing, and maintaining the various workshops, guides, and other educational materials used by KSI. Here you will find such resources. Individual Performance Officers are assigned to divisions to help guide members through workshops, guides, and other educational materials, as well as hold trainings for divisions. Below is a link to the current workshops and guides used by Performance Operations and the community. http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/371-po-workshops-and-guides/ 8. Courts Applications for Court Judge are open periodically. Court Judges are responsible for thoroughly reading, questioning, and deliberating any Security Risked, DNH’d, or blacklisted appeals that former KSI members post.
  11. SW: Donors Event - Uno (6/24/18)

    Gamertag: KSI MeShell 7 Squad/Division: Hellborn/DM
  12. Gamertag: KSI MeShell 7 Division: CD Comment: Has there ever been a Web-Ops tournament or event? (i.e. Each department puts together a team to participate in an event)
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  14. PO Forums Guide (Rough Draft)

    Forums Guide General Area 1. Join/Rejoin Section This area is designed to recruit individuals who have previous ties to KSI or other gaming communities. Designated forum join moderators complete a thorough background check on applicants to ensure that no problems will occur with the applicant. The join/rejoin process may be somewhat tedious and applicants are asked to frequently check their application, as questions will be asked by the moderators. There is a 7-day hold before recruiting in the applicant once they have been cleared by a join moderator, barring any unforeseen circumstances. 2. Divisional Transfer Area This area is used for members that are transferring to a different division. The member must go through the chain of command to receive approval from the highest member within the division before posting their divisional transfer. Be sure to read the guidelines before posting to ensure that you are posting in the correct format (http://www.ksiforums.org/topic/36313-divisional-transfer-guidelines-read-before-you-post/). Both division’s highest leader and director must post on the transfer. There is a 3-day hold after the last approval post. 3. Join a Department There are a variety of departments that members can apply to join! Members are encouraged to apply to departments by filling out applications in this area. Departments: News/History, Productions, Graphics, Courts, Education, Marketing, AAP, T&E. Keep in mind that each department has its own application containing a different set of questions. Links to each application can be found in the “Join a Department” section: http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/316-join-a-department/ To apply, copy the application for the team you wish to apply to. Click “Start New Topic”, paste the application into the text box, and fill out the form. It is recommended that you title your topic with the type of application being submitted (i.e. Productions Application) so that those who run the department will notice your application. However, some applications ask that you apply by simply replying to their topic instead of creating a new topic. Please ensure that you are posting in the correct format. Awards and Achievements 1. AAP The Awards and Achievements Program (AAP) section of the forum is used for nominating members for a variety of awards (http://www.ksiforums.org/awards/). These awards include Of The Month (OTM), Outstanding Service, Mentor, Gamerscore awards, and more. Tournaments and Events (T&E) T&E covers all KSI-wide events, ranging from Weekend Warfare to divisional organized tournaments. Annual tournaments (i.e. Spring Break, Spirit Week, and Turkey Bowl) can be found under the Divisional Cup section of the forums. 1. Tourneys and Events Sign-ups for Weekend Warfare’s (WW) can be found in this section. Weekend Warfare’s are typically on Saturday at 8pm EST, but the start time is subject to change. Sign-ups are open the week before the event starts and close 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Have a game that you would like to see played during WW? Post your suggestions in the Suggestion Box: http://www.ksiforums.org/topic/16175-tournaments-and-events-suggestion-box/ 2. Community Events Divisions can organize and host their own community-wide events, such as CoD tournaments, R6S tournaments, etc. Sign-ups are posted by the member/squad/division that is hosting the event and can be found in this section. Education 1. L.E.A.D. Senior leadership often hosts Leader Enhancement Advancement and Development (LEAD) classes. LEAD 101 consists of a 4-week course that SSGTs and up have the opportunity to attend. Each class is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. These classes are educational, fun, informative, energetic, and engaging. Participating in these classes is a great way to learn more information from other leaders throughout KSI. Media 1. Graphics Design Members can request custom graphics (Profile Pictures, Signatures, etc.) from the Graphics Team! Keep in mind that this is a voluntary job and projects may take some time. To request a graphic you will need to post a topic in the Request section (http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/34-request/). Title the topic with your gamer tag and type of graphic you are requesting. Completely fill out the request form in your topic: http://www.ksiforums.org/topic/33907-request-form-help/ 2. News This department is in charge of covering all the news within the community. Team members publish writings on http://www.ksiglobal.org/. Applications to join this department can be found in the Join a Department section. So You Think You Can Write? (SYTYCW) is a monthly program run by the News team. Each month team members choose a new topic for KSI members to write about. You can find coverage on many events (Head Hunters, annual tournaments) that happen throughout the year. Other published articles range from Monthly Spotlight interviews to recruiting tips. 3. Marketing Marketing is in charge of ensuring the participation of all divisions in events and programs throughout KSI. They do so by advertising the events via discord and the forums. Points are given out to divisions for participating in these events, which are then tallied up and recorded for the monthly divisional stats. Participation points reveal which divisions are participating in events and which aren’t. 4. Productions The Productions Department is in charge of the KSI Twitch/YouTube Channel, as well as all Clips and Montages submitted by KSI members to be displayed on social media. Applications to join this section can be found in the Join a Department section. KSI Twitch: www.twitch.tv/KSILive or www.twitch.tv/KSILive2 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKSIProductions The Productions Team streams KSI events on KSILive or KSILive2. Members on the team can also sign up to stream during the week. Be sure to check out the KSI Calendar to see what streams will be and when. Submitting Clips and Montages earn your division points toward the Divisional Cup. Your division earns 1 point per Clip and 2 points per Montage. Human Resources 1. Court Area The Court Area is used to appeal your case if you were to get Security Risked, DNH’d, or Blacklisted from KSI. There are designated Court Judges that would serve as a panel on your case. Please don’t get Security Risked, DNH’d, or Blacklisted from KSI. 2. Open Door Area This area is typically used by upper leadership to pass along the divisional notes that are used during your divisional meetings, and a variety of other things. The Leaders Meetings subsection is the most important section in this area http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/66-leaders-meetings/. Here you will find notes from previous Division Meetings. These notes cover Clan-Ops announcements or changes that need to be done in all divisions, as well as any relevant department information from Web-Ops. 3. Performance Operations Performance Operations is responsible for updating and maintaining KSI training guides and workshops, as well as the creation of new material for members to use. Performance Officers are paired with divisions to help teach divisions new workshops. The five new PO Workshops can be found in the PO Workshops subsection: http://www.ksiforums.org/forum/371-po-workshops/. Those workshops include: Train the Trainer Leadership Workshop, New Member Workshop, Basic Training Workshop (SGT & SSGT), Squad Leadership Workshop (LT-Gen), and Divisional Workshop (CoFo-Div). PO has recently pushed out a PO Recruiting Guide containing information regarding how to conduct security checks, the COC, rank structure, and how to update the recruit’s location and bio: http://www.ksiforums.org/topic/38491-po-recruiting-guide/. More guides and workshops will be available soon!
  15. Besides hosting/attending game nights, what is your best "out of the box" idea to boost squad activity?