February Moderator Elections

UPDATE: MARCH 2017 – February Moderator Elections has been cancelled

WolvHaven Department Of Elections

February moderator elections announcement

For prospective candidates:

  • If you have passed the previous SQT, you will automatically be entered into the election as a candidate.
  • Prospective candidates may take the 5th edition of the SQT here: https://goo.gl/forms/C9251km0RFwPEolq1
  • Each person is only limited to one response. It is advised that you write down your answers on a separate document and copy/paste in your answers when you are ready to submit.

Election Info:

  • There will be one voting station – WolvHaven City Hall
  • In this election, each person will be given one demotion and one election vote.
  • You may only cast your election vote only if you cast your demotion vote.
  • To vote to keep current staff, you may submit a blank signed-and-closed ballot.

Election Candidates:

To be announced.

Election Timeline:

To be announced.

 

Good luck and may the best candidate win!

IMPORTANT: World Resets

As mentioned before, we will be resetting and removing some worlds. In order to facilitate this movement, we will give players at least 1 week to transfer their stuff over to the new resetted worlds. Worldedit will be provided for players transferring builds where required.

Please avoid building/making edits in old Gardellia, Innovate and NewHollow.

We will not be entertaining any late requests. Once the world closes, it is taken off the server for good.

Here is a timeline of how things will go:

Date Event Remarks
 

5th Jan 2017

 

Official Announcement of world resets

 

8th Jan 2017

 

  • Opening of the following worlds
    • Pangaea (New Hollow Replacement)
    • Laboratory (Innovate Replacement)
  • Opening of old Gardellia world with worldedit permissions (for copying and pasting)
 

All worlds will be accessible through [WARP] signs in citizen lobby OR existing portals

Players ranked [Citizen] and above may start transferring their items over into the new worlds. They have:
1 Week to transfer builds from Old Gardellia world to the laboratory world
2 Weeks to transfer builds from Old Innovate world to the laboratory world
3 Weeks to transfer items, dismantle buildings and rebuild buildings over to the new Pangaea world.

 

15th Jan 2017

 

Termination of the old Gardellia world.

 

Old gardellia is closed for good.

 

22nd Jan 2017

 

Termination of the old Innovate world.

 

Innovate is closed for good.

 

29th Jan 2017

 

Termination of the New Hollow world.

 

New Hollow is closed for good.

Parliament: Jan 2017 Summary

 

WolvHaven had it’s first parliament/general assembly session for the new year 2017.  The parliament/general assembly of WolvHaven is a time where WolvHaveners ranked citizen and above can come together and make suggestions to change the server rules and propose new rules to address problems seen within the server.

When the motion is announced, people take turns to share their opinions and debate about the motion and amendments are made to the motion with regards to the points made in the discussion if the proposer is online and agrees to it.

Here is a summary of the points made this session:

Motion Proposed By Points Made In Discussion Result
Whitelist server at all times _ezzo
  • Whitelist server at all times to prevent rowdy players from getting into the server.
  • Whitelisting server will stop server growth and will do no good to the community
  • Inconvenient for new members who intend to join the server
NO
Remove a server from mentionable list spaceInvader11
  • Recent ‘Calais De Royal’ incident saw excessive refugees from another server talking excessively about their server in WolvHaven
  • This is WolvHaven – not some other server; Keep the chat about matters in this server and not other servers.
  • People who visit temporarily should at least show some basic courtesy and respect to the server & the community
  • Doing so only causes a larger rift between both server’s communities
NO
Regulate usage of other server logos on builds Ninjabob1797
  • Due to recent events in ‘Calais De Royal’ involving the influx of players from another server which brought along with them the influence of another server. However, we want to keep WolvHaven WolvHaven – not WolvHaven Some Other Server.
  • Recent build in Gardellia by one of these ‘refugees’ caused uproar within the WolvHaven community which displayed a few 3×3 logos of another server – but none of which was the WolvHaven logo
  • Need to ensure that WolvHaven has their own culture and is not one directly influenced by another. Ensuring our identity is as important as being welcoming to others.
  • There should be a balance. People should be free to build other server logos as long as it is within the mentionable list provided that our logo is used in the build as well in order to suggest that we are not entirely from another server. Therefore, logos should be used in moderation.
  • Usage of other server logos in WolvHaven is disrespectful to WolvHaven. It implies that WolvHaven is being controlled by a foreign server which is not the case.
  • Main issue with using other server logos (excessively) is not that it is advertising – but is rude and disrespectful. WolvHaven is its own unique community. We should regulate not because we mainly feel that it is rude but because it is about respect for the community – and reminding us that we are unique.
  • Putting someone else’s logo is as good as advertising for them which is a bannable offence.
  • Having the logo of another server in WolvHaven is literally like walking into a mcdonalds and handing out burger king vouchers.
AYE
Introduce limiations and proceedures for express services Ninjabob1797
  • Rogue drivers like to drive ‘express’ and only stop as they wish, causing derails and accidents making the server look messy and unco-ordinated.
  • Sharp spike in the number of incidents on the manual lines recently, partly due to the ‘tameness’ of the driver’s test. It seems like too many people are passing. Therefore, should look at driver’s test and express services should not be run as it is unrealistic for a metro (with 2 tracks only)
  • Skipping stations not realistic
  • There is already a demerit point system to prevent drivers from committing similar mistakes over and over again.
  • Should tell the trainee that doing express services is/is not allowed during driver training
AYE
Give Higher Council veto powers when bringing a new A-Class/Expessway through existing claimed land. Minebuilder1223
  • Higher Council already has such power
  • Already stated in the Gardellia Rules that staff decisions are final.
WITHDRAWN
Ban people who bring drama from other servers into WolvHaven chickenjoshbwak
  • Keep what is WolvHaven within WolvHaven and keep what is outside of WolvHaven outside.
  • There is no ‘entertainment’ value in just banning these people
  • Banning them is pointless as they have done nothing wrong in the server
  • Such ‘drama’ can provide us with ‘insightful’ information on the happenings of another server which can help us prepare for any incoming ‘events’. As long as the drama does not affect the community and draw the community into the heart of it, it should be allowed
  • If you want inside information of another server you should go there. If there was an impending event it would already affect the community, hence the motion
  • The punishment can be a tempban instead of a perm ban
  • A ban is a bit too extreme. We should only take action taken when the drama turns into a full out flame war
NO
Move WolvHaven into Gardellia chickenjoshbwak NIL WITHDRAWN
Automatically unclaim land left after 3 months of inactivity in Gardellia

Amended motion:
Automatically unclaim land left after 3 months of inactivity in Gardellia unless notice of leave is given.

chickenjoshbwak
  • We do not want people to hog land in Gardellia
  • The people who claimed land during ‘Calais De Royal’ have claimed land in Gardellia – however we do not even know if they will be returning or not. As a result, there could be dormant cities in Gardellia that take up land which could be better used.
  • What about people with long term study issues? We should have an application system for exceptions for this rule and allow people to keep their towns/cities there for longer than 3 months with the known intention of them returning. At least these people do not claim and hog the land
  • — AMENDMENT MADE TO MOTION: Add clause for exception to this rule unless people state that they will be returning after a period of time —
  • The size of the city and amount of development should also be a factor in this new proposed rule.
AYE

Gardellia is now open!

Hello everyone! Gardellia is now open to the public!

What is Gardellia?

Gardellia is a world with a rail and road network where people can claim areas and build the own towns, cities and settlements – to any style they like as long as it complies with our rules.

Sweet! So how do I get to Gardellia?

You need to be ranked [Citizen] and above to get access to the Gardellia world. Citizens can access gardellia by using /spawn and going through the right most lava portal in the spawn lobby.

I’m in Gardellia. But I cannot build. Help!

All players who wish to build in Gardellia have to go through an application process. This is an added layer of security to ensure that people understand the rules before building in Gardellia. We do this with the aim of protecting people’s towns and cities and keeping rule breakers out as much as possible.

You may apply using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLbYMH564GvORplh2BwQB_PgvGRy-eyBim7i1G5U0DHSWArg/viewform

What are the rules for Gardellia?

You may view the rules to Gardellia on the rules page. However, for your convenience, its included below.

[WPSM_AC_SH id=46]

Can I get worldedit?

You may get worldedits by asking an admin and above to perform the worldedit for you or ask anyone with worldedit access to perform the worldedit for you.

You may apply for worldedit permisisons here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfznXp97pusYFcsEGfQww2Ozry-dcgYFwyz0eqveXW-Dj6GgQ/viewform

Please take note of the following:

  • The Gardellia rail network is not officially complete yet, please stay out of the southern side of the map to avoid any conflicts with the future southern phase 2 of the rail network. However, if you insist, please contact a member of staff for advisories on the locations of the future railway.

That will be all. Happy building! 🙂

Gardellia Is Coming!

Gardellia is set to open this Christmas (25th December 2016)! The long awaited world which has been plagued with several problems is now almost ready for the public!

Please take note of the following:

  1. To gain build rights in Gardellia, please apply here
    You still have to apply even if you were a builder in the original gardellia or have helped out with new gardellia
  2. Please refrain from building in the SOUTHERN side of the map. The gardellia mainlines do not serve this area yet and we wish to avoid conflict when we construct the mainlines to this area.
  3. The rules and regulations regarding Gardellia can be found here

 

Admin Elections 2016

WolvHaven’s annual Administrator Elections will be happening soon. This election, 1 existing moderator will be promoted to the Admin position.

Here are the following candidates for the WolvHaven administrator elections:

  1. Ezzocraft
  2. HuskyBear214
  3. Techladdie
  4. SarcasticClam
  5. Endermat96

Election timeline:

  • 24 November 2016 – Announcement of election & candidates
  • 25 November 2016 – Campaigning Begins
  • 3 December 2016 – Debate (14:00 UTC)*
  • 9 December 2016 – Polls Open (15:59 UTC)
  • 11 December 2016 – Polls Close (15:59 UTC)
  • 12 December 2016 – Announcement of new Administrator-Elect
  • 13 December 2016 – Higher Council votes
  • 14 December 2016 – Announcement of new official Admin & swearing into office

Votes will be counted using the alternate vote counting system.

*To be confirmed

Other election information:

  • You must be Citizen and above to vote
  • All votes must be signed and closed
  • If you submit more than 1 signed and closed vote, all your votes are instantly spoiled
  • If you submit an unsigned vote, the vote will be instantly destroyed – but you may submit another one
  • There is only one polling station – WolvHaven City Hall
  • The election result does not determine the moderator – the council does. The election result is used as an advisory for the candidate that people feel deserves to be admin the most.

What happened?

To summarize:

  • Our old website was hacked by a hacking group that was engaged by a member who cannot accept their ban
  • All old forum data is lost
  • No information was compromised
  • Create a new account
    • When creating new account, please use a different password from other websites for your security & safety

 


TLDR:Hello! It’s me, SilverWolv and I would like to address a little on what had happened to our previous website.

So it all begins with the original website having some issues as it was apparently using a nulled version of xenforo. Xenforo is a forum software which hosted our forum services and costs over hundreds of dollars just to purchase.

The issue with the old website was that there were several loopholes in the system allowing people to do things such as cross scripting and sql injection. The old website was originally supposed to be a test website but eventually grew on to become the main website.

Things were going fine until one day a few months ago, some people reported to me that my account had posted a pornography picture with the caption that p*rnhub was our brand new “sponsor”. Nixholas immediately got to the bottom of the issue and found out it was done through cross site scripting – one of the many loop holes in the nullified version of xenforo. Hoping that this will not happen again, I have been looking for alternatives ever since and the decision was made to switch to this software which was free so we weren’t breaking any laws at the same time too. The best part of all was that we would be able to integrate the forums and the official server website together under one website, welcoming new visitors but at the same time, providing a medium for discussion for the community.

So what happened to the old website? As soon as I found out that this could be done a month ago, I was considering switching over. However, that would mean losing all of our content on the old website. During that period of time as well, I had rejected a ban appeal from DreamBoy1 as it did not meet the standards. As a result, he engaged a hacking team to take down the old website. So our entire website database was corrupted and hence the message “An unexpected database error occurred” on the screen when you visit the website. As the old contents were irretrievable, we decided to move on to this system.

We found out it was him as he spammed comments (which have since been deleted for spam) on WolvHaven’s youtube that we had been hacked by a certain hacking group and even posted the steam community link there. Within the steam community was a post stating that they had managed to undermine the entire WolvHaven website. Also, we noticed that they were open to requests for websites to hack.

Is your data compromised? So far, we can assure you that no data – especially passwords have been compromised. However, it is encouraged that you exercise caution and change your password if necessary.

You will have to create a brand new account on this website. Go to forum >> register. Please also note that it is advised that you use a password different from your other accounts. It doesn’t matter if its WolvHaven or not – it is safer to use a different password for different websites.

The features of this forum system are more limited – but the developers of the system are working on new features at the moment so that is something to look forward to.

Welp. Welcome to your new forum. AGAIN.

Special thanks to nixholas who helped to setup the base website <3