So, this season is drawing to a close, and we've come up with a schedule for the beginning of next season.
March 6th: Current season ends. Applications for elections begins. Positions available are: Administrator x3, Head of Stats, Head of Rules, Head of Events, Committee for Hall of Fame nominations x3, Hall of Fame graphic design. Applications will be done via grifball.info, with an application form.
March 10th: Applications end. Elections begin. Elections will be held on Grifball.info with an anonymous voting form.
March 17th: Elections end. Signups begin. Signups will also be held on Grifball.info using the same form as last season, and will begin immediately upon the announcement of election results.
March 24th: Signups end.
March 25th: Divisions will be posted either late on the 24th, or more likely early on the 25th. Adjustments made until first game is played.
March 26th: Assuming a Monday division is filled, season begins.
Additionally, the official forums for the AGLA are moving to .info. We are doing this to centralise everything on one site, rather than having multiple places to go for different things. If you have any difficulties signing up there, please contact an administrator and we'll gladly help you out.
We also have a nice shiny free agent tracker on on Grifball.info. As such, we are retiring the 'Looking for Team/Player' thread, and suggest that anyone looking for a team uses the tracker. It can be found under the AGLA tab. Currently there is only a player looking for team section, but Cow is working on a Team looking for player section which will be ready some time this weekend.
Honestly I don't like the anonymous voting system. If the people voting aren't registered league members or are currently serving any type of ban in the AGLA they shouldn't be included in the results. Allowing people to vote anonymously could lead to people stuffing the ballots and ultimately give us skewed results.
Although with that being said I'd also like to know if we're allowed to run for multiple positions again. Depending on who's running for admin I might drop out of the race and pursue something else instead. It all depends on who my opponents are though and if I think they'll end up taking us in the right direction from here on out.
Anonymous in that nobody sees who you voted for except the site. You still need to be a registered user, sign in, not be banned and be an actual player in the league. We've used this system before and it worked.
You can run for multiple positions, you'll simply have to fill out the form multiple times.
To vote you would still need to be registered and signed in on gb.info, and once you vote for an election you won't be able to vote again. If there were some suspicious ballot activity going on, we'd just be able to look at the recent new members of the site and if we see lots of new people registered with usernames like: xbosstycoon, bossxtycoon, bosstycoonxx, and xxbosstyconyxxx and twenty other variations, it won't be terribly hard to figure out what's going on. (PS, Those pretend usernames were completely random...I just smashed my keyboard a few times, don't know if any of them made sense or not.)
As far as multiple positions, yes you can apply for more than one. But if somebody applies for everything, it'd be hard to take them seriously slash think they'd have enough time to actually do anything. So, try to be somewhat focused. And as far as backing out goes, it'd be best if you figure that out before voting starts or soon after so that people don't end up voting for somebody who isn't actually in the race.
Yeah I know I only plan on being trying to get elected for one position as it will take up quite a bit of time in itself. If I do decide to back out it will be right after the eligible candidates are announced.