RE: Recent Staff Changes

Ansley Ansley
Hey everyone,

Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do. I don't personally have all of the details but I do know that their absence is no reflection of this.

So what's going to happen in the meantime?

I have temporarily joined the rank and file again to help you all transition over to a new community staff. I will answer any questions you have regarding programs and upcoming changes.

Weekly events will still be happening as will things like Flash Your Stash. I need to meet with Fred to discuss things like slideshows and videos but I'm pretty sure those are still going to be a large part of the site.

It's scary as hell, right? There is a master plan and things will be back on track soon enough. What I need from you all right now is to hang tight and dig in your heels. It might get a little bumpy, but it would really be a great testament of respect to Gary and Carrie Ann and Sammi if you continue to be awesome contributors and stick it out with us. That is truly what they worked so hard to build and it would be a shame to see it all go down the drain.

So hit me up, either in private message or email at stormy@edenfantasys.co m if you have any questions or concerns and I'll address them there.

Thank you!!
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MrWill MrWill
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone,

Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do. I don't personally have all of the details but I do know that their absence is no reflection of ... More
Good to know!
05/15/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone,

Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do. I don't personally have all of the details but I do know that their absence is no reflection of ... More
Thanks for the heads up, this is a scary and disturbing time for so many reasons.
05/15/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Glad to have you here and helping us as we all go through this transition.
05/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Ansley
Hey everyone,

Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do. I don't personally have all of the details but I do know that their absence is no reflection of ... More
Thanks for this it is scary but I am glad your around to help with the transition.
05/15/2013
LuckyLady LuckyLady
thank you!
05/15/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
Thanks for stepping up, Stormy. Got scared there for a sec.
05/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
I couldn't leave you guys hanging...just couldn't. I consider Sammi and Gary to be very good friends and we're still keeping in touch.

I have faith that everything will work out. Part of that depends on you guys and I'm really hoping you won't let me down.
05/15/2013
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
Thank you or sticking around a little longer stormy!! I'm hating all of this, i loved all the admins, I'll stick around and see what happens though.

You guys will all be missed!! Good luck in whatever you move into next!
05/15/2013
spiced spiced
I'll be here as long as the Eden Community will have me.

I HATE to see that these AMAZING people are no longer going to be working for Eden, but I have faith that together. we'll get through this.
05/15/2013
Mwar Mwar
It's great to see you back! I'm a bit lost, so forgive me when I ask:

-Why is everyone leaving?

-Know anything about the new folks coming in? Are the new peeps already part of Eden and are just coming into this part of Eden?

-Any rough time frame on things? Weeks or months?

Thanks again for coming back. It's great to have familiar faces around during the change! Awesome for you to do this
05/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Mwar
It's great to see you back! I'm a bit lost, so forgive me when I ask:

-Why is everyone leaving?

-Know anything about the new folks coming in? Are the new peeps already part of Eden and are just coming into this part of ... More
Did you get the message I sent to you yesterday?

- I do not have those details.

- They will be fresh eyes who have never seen or worked with the community before. This should bring a new perspective to the community and its events.

- I'm anticipating weeks.



I've been seen worse shake ups than this with other major companies in my day and things always level out in the end. This is why I'm so calm about everything but I realized yesterday that you all were going to have a very difficult time with this transition and I offered to help.

We're not going to be doing the whole dog and pony show for the time being but I will try to keep as much normalcy happening for you all as I can.
05/15/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
All good questions!
05/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Ansley
Did you get the message I sent to you yesterday?

- I do not have those details.

- They will be fresh eyes who have never seen or worked with the community before. This should bring a new perspective to the community and its ... More
Stormy I am upset that I did not get a pm from anyone yesterday I feel that I am not valued as a member of this community. I have been on here two years and do just as much as anyone else. Why was I not included in this message?
05/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Stormy I am upset that I did not get a pm from anyone yesterday I feel that I am not valued as a member of this community. I have been on here two years and do just as much as anyone else. Why was I not included in this message?
You were...
05/15/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by Ansley
Did you get the message I sent to you yesterday?

- I do not have those details.

- They will be fresh eyes who have never seen or worked with the community before. This should bring a new perspective to the community and its ... More
Change is hard, especially when there is so much that we don't know. Is it just the staff that is changing, or are there going to be more changes within the points program and such?
05/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by VeganChick (is Gone)
Change is hard, especially when there is so much that we don't know. Is it just the staff that is changing, or are there going to be more changes within the points program and such?
Staff, mostly. There will be changes to review templates but Fred outright approved the new points plan so I don't see that changing again any time soon.
05/15/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by Ansley
Staff, mostly. There will be changes to review templates but Fred outright approved the new points plan so I don't see that changing again any time soon.
That is good to know. It would suck to have that put into place and then changed again.
05/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Ansley
You were...
I did not get it other wise I would not have mentioned it. I check my pms everyday and when I got on earlier there was nothing and still now nothing.
05/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I did not get it other wise I would not have mentioned it. I check my pms everyday and when I got on earlier there was nothing and still now nothing.
Ugh, then there's a glitch in the matrix...you were on the list! I'm sorry hon, all of you are valued members.

I pretty much think no matter how this all went down it was going to be a huge shock to the system for everyone involved and there is no right way or wrong way of letting this cat out of the bag.

Everything will be okay in the end, I have faith!
05/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Ansley
Ugh, then there's a glitch in the matrix...you were on the list! I'm sorry hon, all of you are valued members.

I pretty much think no matter how this all went down it was going to be a huge shock to the system for everyone involved and ... More
Well I would like to think so and I hope everything gets worked out and back in working order soon.

This is a big shock for everyone and I hope it does not get to overwhelming for you because everyone is going to have questions and are going to want answers.
05/15/2013
tami tami
hope everything turns out ok I am sure it will
05/15/2013
spiced spiced
I didn't receive any message about this either. I'm not upset about that, but I am kind of in the dark, just like everyone else.

Reading between the lines a little, it seems that many of the functions which have previously been done by paid staff will now be done by volunteers, i.e., Eden contributors? Is that correct, Stormy?
05/15/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by spiced
I didn't receive any message about this either. I'm not upset about that, but I am kind of in the dark, just like everyone else.

Reading between the lines a little, it seems that many of the functions which have previously been done by ... More
What Stormy posted above at the start is basically what it was. Those that got it know nothing more than anyone else.
05/15/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
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Originally posted by Ansley
Ugh, then there's a glitch in the matrix...you were on the list! I'm sorry hon, all of you are valued members.

I pretty much think no matter how this all went down it was going to be a huge shock to the system for everyone involved and ... More
So there was a list? Does this mean that those not on the list (like myself) aren't important? Why wasn't everyone sent that message?
05/15/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I'm thinking and hoping another post will be made when you know what's going on? I mean I have students asking what's going on with getting assignments and I have nothing to tell them other than I have absolutely no idea.
05/15/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Well thanks at least for this thread. I wasn't part of any mass mailing but I'm ok with that. At least this and one or two other threads are showing that most of us are in the same boat right now.
05/15/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
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Originally posted by ShadowedSeductress
So there was a list? Does this mean that those not on the list (like myself) aren't important? Why wasn't everyone sent that message?
I agree with you. If some members receive messages about what is going on, we should all know what is happening.
05/15/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I'm kind of scratching my head about this list that some people were supposedly on to get a message about this. I'm in the same boat as everyone else who didn't make the list, I guess. Just wondering what's going on.
05/15/2013
indiglo indiglo
Re: the PM list

Don't get too worked up over not getting the PM. The PM was the same message Stormy put in the original post. None of us know anything more than anyone else, whether we got a PM or not. I promise!

We all know Eden suffers from its fair share (or more than fair share) of technical glitches. I'm sure this is just proof of yet another of them.
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