Good day all! We hope today finds you well, and look forward to getting you caught up on some news around the Community! Recently there have been quite a few changes around the Staff Team as well as a small quality of life stealth update to the Forums made possible by our Website Manager @Michael. This week we will outline all of the recent staff changes made by our Staff Managers @Lush and @Immortal, cover a Staff Statement in regards to the recent uptick of flaming, a Staff Interview opportunity with @Angel Ranger, a new Video of the Week posted by one of our talented Youtuber's @Myrmidon, and some music questions by @Jordo! Before we kick that all off, I'd like to ask you all a question. Are you interested in joining the Editor Team? Right now we are currently looking for 1-2 dedicated members to help edit the Soulplay Newspaper as we are looking to make the Newspaper a bi-weekly staple within the Forums. This role is not without its own perks. If accepted into the Editor Team you will earn a Forum Rank and userbar as well as access to our Newspaper Editor Section! If you are interested in joining our team please PM me! We will announce the selected members within the next edition of the Newspaper! Preview of the Rank and Userbar Recently some staff changes have occurred, I'll list them here. Promotions @Immortal from Server Moderator to Manager @Angel Ranger from Ex-Staff to Server Moderator @Cedric from Ex-Staff to Server Moderator @Fly and high from Player to Server Support @Ginger from Player to Server Support Demotions @Mark from Administrator to Ex-Staff Congratulations to each of you and best to you in your new roles, and to Mark we hope you do well away from the Community, you will certainly be missed! This statement comes from myself and it's in regards to overly malicious attacks against our community members on the Forums. I want to remind everyone that excessive flaming against anyone be they Staff or Donor or Player alike will be dealt with a minimum 3 day suspension and can scale to a permanent ban depending on the severity of the interaction. While we do not enjoy taking actions against our Community Members we will do so if deemed necessary. I kindly remind you all that discrimination based on race, gender, religion will not be tolerated. Additionally racially charged comments and kys (kill yourself) comments also will not be tolerated. We appreciate your understanding, -Aozaki This time @Angel Ranger one of our returning Server Moderator's has allowed us to throw him back into the spotlight by being this edition's Staff Interview! Please post any questions you have for Angel down below and stay tuned to find out the answers in the next edition! This week we'd like to recognize one of our Youtuber's @Myrmidon as the creator of this edition's Video of the Week! Keep up the great videos Myrmidon Summer is kicking off and hopefully, so are the tunes. What projects or artists do you anticipate will have the best summer in music? Also, massive music festivals? Overhyped or under appreciated? Have you been to any big ones in your lifetime? ---------------------- Thank you @Jordo for helping me to make this week's Newspaper!