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Community News 261 - 11 March 2017

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Donations
We always rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
If you want the community to have easy advertising, make sure we show up on our vote sites.
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.

Bug Tracker
We're trialling out a bug tracker to see if we can make sure we're keeping on top of things you're reporting to us. https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/bug-tracker.20545/

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Family elections are also coming up!
CLICK ME TOO

And lastly, this entire weekend will be double XP for all T3 classes!
Hi again. wag1 fam. It's me.

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In an attempt to make it easier to track bugs and new features, I've installed a new bug tracker for us that we can at least try for now. The tracker here is called Mantis (https://www.mantisbt.org/) if you are interested, but I won't give it a giant explanation, seeing as it is just a bug tracker. However, it has been such a hit with the staff, that when they were given the opportunity to try it out, not a single one signed up! (Please use it more than the staff did. I'm counting on you.) There are sections for all of our gameservers and the community. The forum bug/suggestion threads will not be phased out, for now, seeing as this is just a test. This will hopefully make it all easier to track, though.

The tracker uses Gravatar for avatars, and you cannot use your forum account to log in - you must make a new one. I wanted to have it all be the same, but alas, I couldn't. That might change if magic can happen.

Basically, please just give it a go if you want, and if no one uses it, I'll quietly get rid of it. Access it at lobby.escaperestart.com/bugs. Have fun!
Today at the 4th of March, we will have two events happening!

The Cards Against Humanity will be hosted at 2 PM GMT
https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/event-time/CArds Against Humanity ER/1488636000/game/

Game is going on right now! Link here:
http://pyx-2.pretendyoure.xyz/zy/game.jsp#game=8

Password is 123

Movie night
The movie night will be hosted at 9 PM GMT (7 hours after the Cards event)

The movie we will be watching is The Great Gatsby

The link for the streaming site which we will use will be posted later today. It supports up to 25 people, and also has a chat function.
CLICK ME FOR MOVIE

I hope to see as many of you as possible on TeamSpeak, and the rest of you in the chat!

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Hi,

I just wanted to post a quick thing about the ban appeal forum. The staff team have recently decided to reopen ban appeals to registered users. This was a decision made in the staff forum, started 2 weeks ago, and passed without any opposition that we know of. I've recently had a chat with a user who was concerned about this, so I thought I'd tell people our reasons for making this change, just so we can clear up any questions or confusion.

We want you to feel safe in your community. Say someone's been banned for harassment, and they're getting unbanned because it was only once or minor. Say that person has harassed you too. We want to make sure people know if people are getting unbanned so they can notify staff if we've not got the full picture here. Obviously, we'd hope issues were raised with us sooner, so we can deal with them quicker, but this could possibly happen.

We want to make sure you know what's happening in the community. Of course, the previous point can go the other way - if someone's going to be banned, and people don't think we've got the full picture, they can help fill us in if necessary. As well, if a big decision has been made on an appeal, we want to make sure people know why and understand the decision that has been made.

We want you to trust us as staff. If someone is being banned, and the staff aren't saying why they were banned, this can lead to mistrust of staff members. We feel it is important that our members trust us, and that we are doing our job the best we can.

Obviously, there are issues raised with privacy in this. People can feel embarrassed appealing, and perhaps you may feel people's bans are really necessary for everyone to see. However, we feel being transparent with bans will be more beneficial to us and the community in the long-run. You never know, apologising publicly, although daunting at first, could even help them to feel better about it in the long-run. We want to rebuild, not to...

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Community News - 2th February 2017

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Vote Here!
If you want the community to have easy advertising, make sure we show up on our vote sites.
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
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Community News - 11 February 2017

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Community

Donations
We always rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really appreciate it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
If you want the community to have easy advertising, make sure we show up on our vote sites.
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.

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Nothing.
(this wasn't really me or anythinupt upg)

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You complained, and we listened!

DarkRP was nice and non-buggy somewhat non buggy, but it seems we overlooked a few things while making the server, like the economy, or the server being kinda grindy. We had many player complaints about our ranking system, and printing system, so we threw that all away! We balanced the economy more too, so you can have more fun easier! Come join today and check it out!

Changelog

+ New Map! Much more areas to explore
+ Higher paying jobs
+ Added new cars
- Removed Lithium Printers
+ Added Circle Printers (Easier, Less Grindy)
* Printing should be much less of a chore now!
- Removed ranking system and restrictions of ranks
* Most jobs and printers available to everyone now!
* Donor system coming soon!
- Removed Purge
- Removed Graffiti Artist
* AFK Timer Increased

Suggestions

We know we still aren't perfect! Hoog and myself are always looking for ways to improve the server and tailor it so that its much more enjoyable for everyone. IF you ever have a suggestion, either try to get ahold of Hoogilan or Hexical_, or post it on the suggestion forum here.

Thanks

Make sure to thank Hoogilan and Shinyshark for doing most of the work whilst I was busy! I'm sure they'd appreciate it! They've been a tremendous help and I'm glad to have them on my team.


Community Music Night
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We had an impromptu music night last week on Discord after the meeting and it was a great success-- so we figured we'd do that again! Everyone will be able to queue music and talk and have lots of fun! Waow! In the future, we'll look into having more music nights and movie nights.

Music night after meeting (Saturday february 11th 20:15/20:20 GMT)
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Community News - 03 February 2017
An Edition That's Actually Posted On Time


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Community

Donations
We always rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
If you want the community to have easy advertising, make sure we show up on our vote sites.
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.

Staff
Ogarci has resigned as Community Admin. Please thank him for what he has done!​

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General
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Staff
Fluffers - Promoted to mod!
SirComputer resigned from Controller.
Fragile/Katman - Placed on two week trial!
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