CSM9: Space Communism

 
It has been decided by CSM9 that we are retiring the concept of officer positions. There will be no Chairman this term. This was a joint decision by both the new and incumbent members of CSM9 and was unanimous. Ali Aras has given some explanation to this decision over on TMC. For too long officer positions have inferred some non-existent power or prestige that isn’t just unnecessary, it actively harms a group if those officers need to go AFK for extended periods of time. You elected a group of people who I presume you felt could intelligently represent you on the CSM and badges are not needed to do that. That doesn’t mean we won’t have people carry specific tasks as the situation requires. A CCP liaison has been specified for example and if a particular situation arises where we need a spokesperson, the right person will be picked as required. Someone will be picked to run and collate the Minutes and someone will run the gauntlet of the forums. And if a person in a task needs to go AFK for a bit because of real life, someone else will cover them and you will likely never know about it. No special snowflakes, no implied ‘power’ or ‘prestige’. 14 people working together towards a singular goal – making Eve better.
Tags: csm9, officers

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Xander Phoena

The good looking, funny, intelligent member of the team, Xander set up Crossing Zebras with Jeg in April 2012 mainly because he was talking too much about Eve on his other podcast. Playing the game for almost five years, Xander still has absolutely zero clue about how to actually play Eve but somehow still manages to talk a good game.


  • Dirk MacGirk

    A CCP liaison has been specified for example – Oh , like Chairman?

    Someone will be picked to run and collate the Minutes – Oh, like a Secretary?

    And if a person in a task needs to go AFK for a bit because of real life, someone else will cover them and you will likely never know about it. – Oh, like Vice-Chairman and Vice-Secretary?

    • Mike Dawe

      Yup, pretty much, but rather than locking them in from an uninformed decision we can do the assignment of work as we go along. This allows a more fluid reaction to job load and availability. Agile, one might say.

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      • Dirk MacGirk

        Thanks for coming on tonight Mike. The viewpoint from the CSM was greatly appreciated

    • xanderphoena

      Exactly Dirk. These tasks still need to be done but they do not need the handcuffs / perceived power of a title to go along with them.

      Also, my corp (Zebra Corp) is in talks with TNT. I think I’ll have a word with my CEO…

  • Saint

    This means that Xander is the most important person on CSM9. Another victory for the #1 CCP certified podcast

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