I'm new enough here, play a bit but have never really contributed on the forums etc until I started reading some of the stuff from this week.
From an outsiders perspective, (and the perspective of a slightly older than average outsider who's ran a business before), a lot of the back and forth seems to boil down to some more general confusion about how board and management relationships function usually.
I'm not going to launch into a big patronizing Wikipedia style post about it, more so I think maybe somebody with experience as a company secretary could write a formal explainer, this might be something that some of the funds that are there could be used for. Some sort of outside arbitration or structural advice at the beginning of this transition would more than repay itself imho, and quite possibly quell some of the trust issues that are clearly disrupting the process at the moment.
Doesn't help when you're still grey because you only play Ladder... I have 150ish ladder games, played one of my first lobby games last night and had to explain to host I just don't play custom lobbies. Surely ladder rating should un-grey you in global?
Just because work is voluntary doesn't mean whoever is providing it isn't bound by the terms of whatever contract, written or just assumed/statutory, just as there is statutory obligations on the side of the organization to the volunteer.
If I were to give my actual opinion on all this stuff going on, I think you're doing a fine job running the show from what I can tell. You're definitely in more of a management role than a player representative role however. I'd imagine, (speaking more in the abstract), the usual way to structure things would be to have a board, as well as a company treasurer, with whom you and the council (essentially the management team) would meet monthly. The council/you would present your plan for the medium to long term, as well as how much cash you need etc, the board would then approve it, and any aurora range issues would be up to you. This is the usual way things work. Only big picture things would really require board intervention. However the board would retain the right to intervene if they, as a majority, felt it was warranted.
There seems to be a lot of basic confusion about "who would be in charge" etc, not nessasarily from you, just around this whole election/this thread.
I'll leave you guys to it, some sort of outside binding arbitration might really do some good though.
A large part of the role of the board would usually be to replace the management if they felt there was grounds, either through underperformce or disciplinary issues, (including around issues of company image etc).
The whole point is that the people coming up with and implementing the ideas are not the same ones responsible for evaluating them. This is really the key point.
Also, the idea that the head of the council should be elected, rather than appointed, is a little strange, but whatever.
Honestly, you guys don't need to keep trying to reinvent the wheel on a forum, these structures are pretty tried and tested, for good reason
Like I said you all seem very passionate and capable though, the mistrust is something that unfortunately has been allowed to develop, I think some perspective on how much you've all achieved working together may be helpful
Last thing, I think it was BRNK who raised it, the issue of unprofessional language/behaviour anywhere near anything even semi official is a pretty basic thing lads.
Doesn't cost anything to speak to each other like it actually is a real company, you'd be amazed how many misunderstandings and slights it might prevent
What you're trying to do is great though, fair play to everyone involved
Why not just have it work exactly as the t1 pgen/hydro or factory hotkey does as default, eg press once for no walls, twice for wall? Or am I missing something?