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Community team is now hiring!

Postby Mayday » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:53 pm

Hello! As you have seem from This. The town guard are going to be pretty much disband and replaced by Community Response Unit! Initially, I was thinking they will pretty much just do three things

  • Crime issue
  • Disaster respond
  • Medical treatement

But I guess this list can also grows. Perhaps some of you have a good idea on what a small community like Ponyville would need to to gives them the everypony help each other sense as seem in the show?

Any idea would be great. Also, who should handle the organizing and hiring process would be lovely too. I would say just throw that to Twilight but.. maybe somepony else have one or several pony to step up on?

Edit: http://fillydelphia.com/content/communi ... now-hiring posted
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Sandy_Rivers » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:19 pm

I'd like to nominate Crescendo Kite. For his admirable service in the Town Guard, I feel he would be an ample candidate for the lead organizer of the Community Respond Unit.
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Diamond Charm » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:34 pm

I would like to second Sandy's nomination!
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Mayday » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:41 pm

Sure, Kite it is.

What about the rest of the discussion?
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Diamond Charm » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:56 pm

I think 'crime issues' should be broadened to 'dispute mediation', and, to keep things in the spirit of the show, I think they should be trained such that simply taking criminals to the prisons is not the first step - For example, let's say two ponies are arguing in the streets - if they seem to be escalating and not resolving the issue on their own, and it seems like things could get nasty, the first step might be to try and remedy the situation peacefully and to help them simply talk it out. If that is not possible, a Community Response Unit might attempt to make one or both parties FIX whatever they did to make the other party angry. If this does not resolve the matter, the CRU member might make the third step something crazy like make the two ponies work together on some unrelated matter. FINALLY, if they continue to escalate, one might separate them. Should ponies arrest each other for causing civil unrest? For bribing and cheating? I generally think arrests should be seriously uncommon occurrences.
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby LennonFan » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:56 pm

I vote Chell as second-in-command.
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Tek Croon » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:37 pm

I nominate old-timer for second. I like the grizzled veteran angle and his player is very active.
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Crescendo Kite » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Ok, I'll accept on one condition-

Kite is not allowed to hire.
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Re: Community Respond Unit

Postby Divinity Dust » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:07 pm

I'd call it a "Community Response Unit" instead of a "Community Respond Unit".
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Mayday » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:31 pm

Divinity Dust wrote:I'd call it a "Community Response Unit" instead of a "Community Respond Unit".

Done. I need better Englishism.

Crescendo Kite wrote:Kite is not allowed to hire.

.... a fair choice. Okay. I guess Twilight will do the hiring, but once the hiring is done, Kite will manages it.

Diamond Charm wrote:I think 'crime issues' should be broadened to 'dispute mediation', and, to keep things in the spirit of the show, I think they should be trained such that simply taking criminals to the prisons is not the first step - For example, let's say two ponies are arguing in the streets - if they seem to be escalating and not resolving the issue on their own, and it seems like things could get nasty, the first step might be to try and remedy the situation peacefully and to help them simply talk it out. If that is not possible, a Community Response Unit might attempt to make one or both parties FIX whatever they did to make the other party angry. If this does not resolve the matter, the CRU member might make the third step something crazy like make the two ponies work together on some unrelated matter. FINALLY, if they continue to escalate, one might separate them. Should ponies arrest each other for causing civil unrest? For bribing and cheating? I generally think arrests should be seriously uncommon occurrences.


That is a rather good guideline.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Skyblaze » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:33 pm

Thistledown was asked by Kite to join the guard a while back, but I had to have her decline because of how infrequently I play.

With the CRU, since it's only formed when there's a need, and she's shown a willingness to pitch in and help out when the times call for it, Thistledown will throw her horseshoe into the ring to join up.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Mayday » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:35 pm

I imagine all the actual joining should be played out, this is a discussion on who should lead it and what the policy / duties are.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby AppleTart » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:37 pm

I nominate Applejack for all positions.

And yeah! Let's keep this more like 'hey, let us help you' sort of little community group and not so much a guard with another name. And to be honest, I don't even think Ponyville would HAVE a prison.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Armads » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:54 am

I may or may not have Thunderball join in this.

However, in terms of leadership, I think it should go to somepony who is more intellectual (no offense Kite) and less emotional. Therefore, I nominate MojitoJoe, who not only has the resources to keep this going, but also has the support of the community at large to make sure things go the right way. The leader of this should be a civilian, and in no way be connected to the now defunct guard. That way, the civilian leader can manage things as needed because they are not thinking like a military leader.

If not MojitoJoe, then I would go with either Jester or Mayday.

What I mean to say is that there is little point in my eyes of putting the same person who was in charge of the guard in charge of the new force. It needs to be a civilian leader, not a military one. Perhaps even an elected position if the person in charge ever steps down.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Mayday » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:00 am

I am foreseeing some kinda voting thing who is in command in this case... Which, remind me.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby AppleTart » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:46 pm

AppleTart wrote:I nominate Applejack for all positions.


Mayday's my second nomination though.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Ayame_ExGoddess » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:15 pm

I think it should be expanded to include fire response and natural disasters (parasprite preparedness!) I would also like to recommend a guard tower at the edge of the Everfree Forest for ponies who get lost .
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Diamond Charm » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:16 pm

Oh! The ranger guardhouse could ALSO be a lighthouse! We lack water, so it's just for ponies who get lost in the forest! And there could even be attendants for the lighthouse to make sure it stays lit and bright, and who can go out on searches!
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Mayday » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:32 am

A light house... Wow.

Okay. These are some interesting ideas.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Moonshade » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:54 am

First I want to say I do believe that guards were an important factor of Ponyville, but now that they are disbanded that is not up for discussion anymore.

And I am not complaining! I think it adds a nice twist to the Roleplay. The only problem I have with this are rules. What is an 'escalation'? What is a 'crime'? Obviously, for the last one that is rather easy to define, we can just take our OOC Laws. But define 'escalation'? An escalation for me starts when somebody starts yelling, after that it is a fight for me. For others it might be when they start hitting each other. I could go on, but I will just get to the point, does an anarchist way of protecting somepony really work?
How can we all assure that there is no subjectivity? Not that I want to complicate all this, but will there be a 'leader'? Who decides what is fine? What are you allowed to do? Can you just pin down somepony because you think that they might freak out? And what if nopony is there to help? And I don't mean physically. What if they are walking by, not wanting to help you? There is the whole Moral obligation thing, but what if you are in a bad mood? Etc..

Now don't get me wrong, I love this Idea, but I also loved the guards for what they should have stood. Things got pretty much out of hand once the player chose what is acceptable or not. So what I would love to see is a list of things that are classified as bad, and what should be the appropriate answer? Perhaps one we can all agree on.
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Re: Community Response Unit

Postby Mayday » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:25 pm

Alright, just a refresher, then we are going soon!
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Re: Community team is now hiring!

Postby Mayday » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:04 pm

Ok, it is gone, if you have question, ask me here, or pub me, or whisper me, whatever.

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Re: Community team is now hiring!

Postby Skyblaze » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:52 am

It's nowhere near official, but just for fun last night I had Aloe and Lotus, the spa ponies, start the Beauty Response Team!

Aloe and Lotus suddenly rear up in Charlie's Angels like poses, snatching brushes, combs, and other utensils from their utility belts. "If pony have bad mane day! If pony have muddy coat, or chipped hoof... BEAUTY RESPONSE TEAM GO! No need to thank us, citizen! Just doing our job as members of the Beauty Response Team! Nopony ever need suffer a tangled mane again!"

Reporting To: Aloe and Lotus
Current Team Members: Hans Von Quake, Moon Star
Position: Beauty Team
Number of opening: One
Responsibility: Provides emergency assistance for ponies in need of makeovers, new mane styles, massages, or pony-pedis.
Education, Skills and Experience:
1. Must be a current employee of the Ponyville Spa
2. Must care for proper grooming of self and others
3. Experience with a wide variety of relaxation techniques, cosmetics, and other beauty products are a must!
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Re: Community team is now hiring!

Postby Mayday » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:25 pm

Skyblaze wrote:1. Must be a current employee of the Ponyville Spa


That is so Mean :rainbowlaugh:
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Re: Community team is now hiring!

Postby Skyblaze » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:36 pm

Aloe and Lotus would be willing to waive that requirement for a pony who really wants to help out on the Beauty Response team. :pinkiehappy:
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